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Today's News

  • Kingston dominates Scott County

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Under the court leadership of Hannah Bailey and the coaching of Lady Jacket Head Coach Connie Guinn, the Lady Jackets buzzed the Lady Highlanders off the court with a dominating win of 56-27.

    From the initial tipoff taken by Lady Jacket Amadea Pankey, the Kingston girls got the opening points and set the pace and the tempo of the game and never relinquished the reins.

    The first verse of the game ended with Kingston firmly in control and a score of 19-5.

  • OS “stubbed” by the Blue Devils

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    A 24-point performance along with eight steals from Harriman sophomore guard Brady Stubbs led the Devils over county rival Oliver Springs by a final score of 78-61.

    It was all Blue Devil defense in the first quarter as they racked up nine steals with a tenacious press that the Bobcats struggled to figure out as Harriman led 28-12 in what appeared to be a blowout game.

  • Jackets come from behind for win

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Scott County was sent back to the highlands after the Kingston Yellow Jackets won a closely contested 69-64 district game Tuesday night at Roane County High School.

    From the outset it was apparent to the most casual observer of basketball that this game was going to be fast, quick and physical. Kingston gathered in the opening tipoff and immediately shifted into high gear.

  • 2nd quarter run propels Tigers

    The Rockwood Tigers used a big run in the second quarter to secure the 49-33 win against Midway Tuesday at Dr. Tom Evans Gym.

    The opening quarter came to a close, tied at 11 thanks to an acrobatic putback from Rockwood’s Nate Brackett.

    “Nate got that bucket to tie it up,” Tiger Coach Paul Kamikawa said. “We spread the floor on them and it worked to our advantage tonight.

    “I thought we did a good job spreading things out tonight.”

    The game really busted open in the second frame.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Has the effort to rescue the GOP’s soul begun?

    Gentle reader, if you are like so many others, you may be shocked as we remind you that today, 11 Jan. 2019, is not yet half way through the presidential term in office of Donald John Trump. No, dear friend, that milestone will not be reached for nine more days, even though to many of us it seems that we have been mired in this morass for many years, if not decades.

  • Going With the Flo: Trump is not perfect but placed there by God

    By Flo Charles

    Have you observed the drastic changes in our nation?

    Are you concerned enough to help reverse these effects before we are submerged beyond remedy?

    We Christians, especially, have allowed this immoral society by disobeying God’s word, becoming apathetic! 2 Chronicles 7:14 details what God will do if we do what He says.

    Psalm 11:3 says, “If the foundations be destroyed, then what can the righteous do?”

  • TWRA closes hunting in Mississippi flood zones

    TWRA report

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Due to high waters in the Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the closure of all big game hunting in the zone, effective Sunday, Jan 6, 2019.

    The Mississippi River stage has reached 34 feet at the Caruthersville, Mo. gauge. In accordance with Proclamation 16-45, all big game hunting is closed immediately in the Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone. The zone will remain closed until the Mississippi River state falls to 32 feet at the Memphis gauge.

  • Anderson County routes Oliver Springs

    By Richard Evans

    revans@roanecounty.com

    The visiting Anderson County Mavericks rolled to a 61-38 win over Oliver Springs Friday night.

    Both teams pushed the ball up and down the floor in the first quarter, with Bryson Alcorn, Dylan Blanchard, Bryson Willford and Riley Walker producing points for the Bobcats. The Mavericks took the early edge at 14-11.

  • Lady ’Cats fall to Anderson County

    By Richard Evans

    revans@roanecounty.com

    In a tale of two halves it truly was the best of times and the worst of times for the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats Friday evening as they fell to visiting Anderson County 56-36.

  • Tigers can’t avoid sweep by Oneida

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers had to put an X in the loss column losing to the Oneida Indians, 63-41, Friday.

    On paper, the Tigers and Indians appeared equal, it just didn’t pan out that way.

    Opening the first stanza of the night, Rockwood Tigers took the tipoff and were able to put the first points on the board. Early on the game became fast and physical. It was only in the latter part of the first eight minutes that the Indians took the lead and never let go. That stanza ended Oneida 15, Rockwood 10.