Today's News

  • OSMS can’t hold off Panthers

    The young Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats gave it their all, but fell prey to 14 unanswered points in the second half to drop a tough 20-12 decision Thursday night at home.

    “The effort was there tonight.” Oliver Springs Head Coach Tyler Harper said post-game. “The kids left it all on the field, but our execution on offense and defense with turnovers and missed tackles took their toll.

  • Tigers down Devils in comeback

    The Rockwood Middle Tigers overcame a 22-8 halftime deficit and mounted a successful late goal line stand to spoil the Harriman Middle Blue Devils’ homecoming festivities Thursday evening at Wallace Black Field with a 30-28 win.

    As the second half began, Harriman was riding high on a crest of momentum.

    “We knew it was going to be a physical football game and the team that could run the ball was going to win,” Rockwood Coach Bryon Harvey said.

  • Devils can’t keep up in 2nd half

    By Jack Sims


    In a game that should have, at least on paper, been a relatively even match, the Harriman Blue Devils were overwhelmed by the Monterey Wildcats Friday night, 34-7.

    The Blue Devils in winning the opening toss, elected to defer to receiving the ball to the second half.

    A squib kick resulted in the Wildcats starting the attack from their own 49-yard line.

  • Green Wave cancels Cosby

    The Midway Green Wave didn’t need four quarters to beat the Cosby Eagles, 50-7, Friday night at Midway High School Football Field.

    “It was a lot better of a win than what people may think,” Midway Coach Ron Treadway said. “Cosby has a good football team, I don’t know if people realize just how hard they play.

    “We watched them on film and they play hard for four quarters. They have an outstanding running back and quarterback.”

  • Turnovers and offense push OS to win

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats created more turnovers than a Hostess factory Friday night, using six of them to pick apart the Northview Academy Cougars 37-0 to make for a happy Bobcat homecoming.

    “This was a big team win.” Oliver Springs Head Coach Larry Green said. “Our offense executed well. The defense put together back-to-back shutouts. I’m proud of the defense and our offense has been executing better.

  • Jackets beat Tigers late

    By Ben Briley


    For the sixth straight year the Kingston Yellow Jackets prevailed over the Rockwood Tigers, winning Friday night at Civitan Field, 28-14.

    It was a close game for the duration of the first three quarters, but the Jacket defense stifled Rockwood’s attempts for a comeback to close out the game.

    Rockwood struck first after a 55-yard blast from Dakota Waldo, setting the tone early with its running game.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Were the courtroom walls of old courthouse to talk

    Gentle reader, as you no doubt know, the Roane County Commission held its regular September Session in an unusual forum, i. e. its old home place, the Old Roane County Court House, now home of the Roane County Heritage Commission, thanks to the generosity, and foresight of the Commission, and its predecessors in office.

  • Going With the Flo: Our country is doing well thanks to Donald Trump

    By Flo Charles

    Our country has never been in a better position!

    More people are working today in the United States than at any time in the history of our country – almost 160 million people. We have the best economy we’ve had in 50 years.

    Only 3.5 percent unemployment, lowest unemployment among African Americans in history; lowest Hispanic unemployment in the last 50 years; more jobs created in the last three years than in the last 25 years! Why are some still complaining and criticizing?

  • Lady Jackets outswarm Bees

    The Kingston Lady Jackets took the show on the road Tuesday night, winning 2-0 for the region victory against the Upperman Lady Bees.
    Kingston came out on the attack in the opening half.
    By the time intermission rolled around, the aggressive Lady Jackets’ had pushed two goals into the back of the net thanks to Bryn Gyolai.
    When the second half got going, Kingston went to a more defensive minded scheme.
    Ball control and timely clears as well as saves cemented the game’s outcome.

  • Cherokee edges Midway to tie for top spot

    By Melissa Coley


    Cherokee Middle pitcher Sailor Presley’s 10 strikeouts and Reagan Ryans’ RBI double and run scored were enough to beat Midway, 2-1, tying the Lady Waves for the top spot in the Clinch Valley Softball South District Tuesday night in Kingston.

    The first four innings were a pitcher’s duel between Presley and Kali Kile but also saw plenty of defensive plays as both teams were on their game.