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Today's News

  • Worley getting on base with Bryan
  • Ross set to continue at next level
  • Trapper training course set

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters are hosting a pair of free trapper training camps in different regions of the state this winter.

    The first camp is at TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on Feb. 22-24. The second camp is at TWRA’s Hiwassee Refuge in Meigs County near the Hamilton County community of Birchwood on March 15-17.

  • Midway and Oakdale split

    Midway took on Oakdale at Fred Snow Gym in Oakdale Tuesday night with split results.

    The Lady Waves were able to pick up the win in the first game by a score of 62- 34.

    The Oakdale Eagles won in the nightcap, 85-67.

    The first half of the Lady Eagles vs Lady Waves games started out with Oakdale having control, and Midway making a push at the end of the first half, but still trailing 22-21, but a huge second half lifted Midway over Oakdale by a score of 62-34.

  • Games at Harriman clinch post season spots for Devils and Lady Jackets

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Coalfield traveled to Harriman on Tuesday evening as the regular season for high school basketball dwindles down tournament seeding on the line.

    It was a good night for the Lady Jackets as a dominating second quarter gave them a comfortable lead and the win, 47-31.

    The win cemented Coalfield in the sixth seed for the post-season.

    The first quarter was highlighted by both teams going neck and neck and ended knotted at seven.

  • Lady Tigers can’t keep pace with Oneida

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Lady Tigers were overwhelmed by the powerful offense and swarming defense of the Oneida Lady Indians, 73-12, Tuesday evening at Dr. Tom Evans Gym.

    Even with the Lady Indian bench and junior players coming into the game late in the first period, the outcome was never in question.

    It was Oneida’s swarming defense and deadly accurate shooting that bore testament to the reason it is tops in the district.

  • Slow start doesn’t help Rockwood

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers lost a district matchup to the Onieda Indians, 55-44, Tuesday in their own house, but not without putting up a fight.

    It was a case of differing styles of basketball. With Rockwood’s methodical defensive minded approach versus Oneida’s fast striking full court offense, the stage was set.

    Early in the game it was the Indians who set the tempo and pace of the game.

    The Tigers seemed to be a little out of sync and had trouble getting the ball through the nylon.

  • Yellow Jackets foul off contest

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets took the AP No. 5 Loudon Redskins to the last second before losing 81-80 in a foul heavy game Tuesday night in Loudon.

    The physicality of the contest was reflected in the number fouls called on the teams.

    By the end of the first quarter Kingston had already tallied nine fouls and had the majority of its players in foul trouble.

  • Guinn did win, 500 times

    For Kingston Lady Jacket Coach Connie Guinn the road to 500 career wins Tuesday night against Loudon had many stops along the way, but it brought her back to where it all started.
    As Guinn closed in on the win, it really wasn’t something she spoke about let alone her players.
    “I didn’t say anything to the girls,” she said. “I don’t know who told them, but it wasn’t something I made a big deal out of.
    “Yes, it’s special, but to me that isn’t what it’s all about.

  • Going With the Flo: Country should not be supporting killing unborn

    By Flo Charles

    Only in America can you murder your child at birth or before, but go to jail for spanking them!

    Andrew Cuomo ordered that the spire of the One World Trade Center be lit pink to celebrate the passage of a new law (passed on the anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision) that radically liberalizes abortion in New York State, in some cases allowing abortion up until the moment of birth, even permitting non-doctors to perform abortions – the most wicked and egregious assaults on humanity in America’s history.