Today's News

  • Lady ’Cats fall late to Wartburg

    By Richard Evans


    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats fell to visiting Wartburg Central by a score of 53-43 last Friday night.

  • Jackets split with Tornadoes

    Roane County High School was the site of a district match-up between Kingston Yellow Jackets and the Alcoa Tornadoes Friday night.

    Kingston split the night’s games with the Jackets losing 78-59 while the Lady Jackets cruised to a 58-43 victory.

    The Jackets were consistent throughout the game and in any other contest their numbers would likely standout.

    Friday’s game wasn’t the case though as Alcoa scored 21 points in the first quarter on the way to racking up 36 total points in the opening half.

  • Lady Devils outpace Rockwood

    The Harriman Lady Devils took an early lead and didn’t look back as they beat Rockwood, 35-19, Friday night.

    It was the effort of Micaela Goins in the first quarter that got Harriman engine going.

    Goins sank two three-pointers and a lay-up for all of the Lady Devils’ eight points in the period.

    Although Karlee Bowling was able score a baket for Rockwood, the score was in Harriman’s favor 8-2.

    The Lady Devils continued to build on their momentum in the second frame.

  • Rivalry game down to wire

    Friday’s county rivalry and district game at Dr. Tom W. Evans Gymnasium in Rockwood saw the Harriman Blue Devils come away with a last minute 49-47 win against the Tigers.

    “I think we’re getting better,” Rockwood Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “Unfortunately their district games.

    “We still have to take care of the ball and do better with offensive rebounds.

    “With our turnovers and getting beat on the offensive boards, that was enough for them to win.”

    The game had been tight throughout.

  • Glimpses From a Teacher Historian: Should electoral college change?

    By Mark Banker

    As expected, several readers gently criticized my recent optimistic musings about our county’s controversial schools issue and the matter of Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.

    Undaunted, I shift my focus today to several even more controversial issues on our national stage.

    And yes: I am fully aware that these reflections about the electoral college and nature of the U.S. Supreme Court will affirm for some readers the adage that “fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

  • Cherokee skins the ’Cats in two

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets played Oliver Springs in a double header of boys and girls basketball Thursday evening at Cherokee’s gymnasium.

    Cherokee took both games with the girls winning 47-25 and the boys getting the 33-27 win.

    The Lady Jackets got off to a fast start behind the sharpshooting of Keira Leffew.

    Leffew scored 12 of Cherokee’s 16 points in the first quarter.

    Maris Neal chipped in a pair of free throws to cap the Lady Jackets’ scoring.

  • Pankey to continue at Bryan
  • Yellow Jackets split with Falcons

    Kingston played host to Fulton for a basketball double-header Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets started the evening with a 53-47 victory while the Yellow Jackets couldn’t hold off the Falcons, losing 66-48.

    Kingston utilized sharp shooting and a hard charging attack to put the pressure on the Lady Falcons early to win 53-47.

    The Lady Jackets were led by senior post player Amadea Pankey’s 12 points in the first half.

    Pankey’s tenacity and scoring was a major contributing factor to Kingston leading at the half, 34-22.

  • Middle School Tigers get sweep

    By Jack Sims


    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers swam the river to face the Fort Loudon Middle School Braves and rode home with a sweep of the evening.

    The first game of the evening saw the Lady Tigers taking on the Lady Braves and winning 26-18.

    This was a game of size versus skills. The Lady Tigers took the opening tipoff and put the first points on the board.

    The Braves made up for physical size with skill and finesse but that didn’t put the baskets in the goal.

  • Ribbon cutting marks completion of Harriman Gardens renovations

    Elected officials, housing partners, residents and representatives from LHP Capital celebrated the completion of the $6.8 million renovation of Harriman Gardens Apartment with a ribbon cutting and open house, Tuesday, Nov. 27.

    “After finishing an extensive renovation of all 136 apartments and the property’s community rooms, offices and common areas, we’re ready to celebrate,” said Alvin Nance, CEO, LHP Development, a division of Knoxville-based LHP Capital, which owns and manages the property.