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Today's News

  • Kingston knocks off Loudon in 2OT

    Kingston Lady Jackets downed district rival Loudon Tuesday evening, 5-4, in an overtime victory in Loudon County, the first victory for Kingstons girls’ soccer in five years.

    The game started fast and aggressive and stayed that way throughout the evening.

    Freshman Karli Pettitt started with an early goal, which was quickly answered by Loudon.

    The Lady Braves went on to lead before the half.

  • Big district games tonight

    As things near the halfway point of the season, the schedules for the Roane County football programs will start to heat up as the region portion of the schedules get underway.

    Although county rivalry games are good for fans, the region games are what determines whether a team makes the playoffs, so expect some heated contests from here on out.

     

    Oliver Springs

    @ Greenback

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats travel to the other side of Loudon County to face perennial powerhouse Greenback.

  • NFHS Network 62 games broadcast

    This week, 62 contests are set to be broadcast by schools across the state on the NFHS Network. Subscriptions to the NFHS Network sends money back to the schools and helps to cover the costs of offering the service.
    Download the NFHS Network app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store and take the live coverage with you wherever you go.
    Contact Matt Abramson at matt.abramson@nfhsnetwork.com to find out how your school can become a part of the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program.
    Varsity Football

  • Vols are improving, Gators loom

    By Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    The Vols finally found the win column Saturday after a 45-0 throttling of the Chattanooga Mocs in Neyland.

    It’s the first win of the season and breaks a four-game losing streak dating back to the Missouri game last year.

    To say a win was desperately needed is an obvious understatement, but this team and its fans were in dire straits to start off the 2019 season.

  • Seniors keep bowling big scores

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    September 13

    First High Game - (TIE) Connie Milhollon, Aryn Milhollon433, Barbara Pickering Ken Altes 433

    Second High Game - Connie Milhollon, Aryn Milhollon 489

    Third High Game - Barbara Pickering, Ken Altes 438

    High Scores Today - Connie Milhollon 219 game, Aryn Milhollon 203, 204 games

    Rick Alderfer 225 game, Rick Matthews 216 game

    High Series for Friday - Connie Milholloh, Aryn Milhollon - 1293

    High Series for Month - Connie Milhollon, Aryn Milhollon 1293

  • CMS wallops RMS in 8th grade night win

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Lady Jackets celebrated their eighth grade night with a dominating victory against Rockwood to remain at the top of the district with a 15-1 win Monday night.

    Sixth grade sensation Sailor Presley was a source of heat on a hot day at Southwest Point ballpark as the talented pitcher ended the game with nine strikeouts over three innings while only allowing one walk and one hit.

  • Rockwood can’t repel Lady Bees

    The Rockwood Lady Tiger Waves had plenty of opportunities, but couldn’t find the back of the net, losing 2-0 to the Upperman Lady Bees in a soccer game Monday night at the Brillo Miller Sports Complex.

    Rockwood came out fast after the opening kick with Adyson Goldberg beat the Upperman defense for a hard shot on goal in the first minute of the contest.

    Goldberg’s scoring attempt proved to be a preview of what was to come for the Lady Tigers.

  • “War on Women’s Reproductive Health” topic at Lunch with the League

     

    The speaker for “Lunch with the League” on Tuesday, September 17, will be Corinne Rovetti, a certified family nurse practitioner specializing in women’s reproductive health care in Knoxville. Her topic will be “War on Women’s Reproductive Health.”

  • September 28 Benefit at Children’s Museum Features Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass and Frank Murphy

     

    Dr. William “Bill” Bass, founder of the “Body Farm” at the University of Tennessee, and radio personality Frank Murphy have appeared together many times since Murphy began interviewing the renowned forensic anthropologist each time a new Jefferson Bass novel was published.

  • Seventeen non-profits awarded county donation

    Seventeen non-profits are set to receive money from Roane County Government during the 2019-20 fiscal year.

    “They all seem to be very worthy and came recommended,” Commissioner Darryl Meadows said about the organizations that will receive money. “Some of them are new, which is kind of good because you don’t want to continue to fund the same programs necessarily all the time because at some point in time they need to take off on their own.”

    Meadows is chairman of the County Commission’s Non-Profit Committee.