https://www.roanecounty.com/sports/rss.xml en Summer starts with seven https://www.roanecounty.com/content/summer-starts-seven <img src="https://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0095-1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> h less than a month to go for the start of the high school football season, the Rockwood Tigers squared off with Sunbright Tuesday evening in a 7-on-7 scrimmage at Civitan Field. Above left: The Tiger receiver stretches to haul in a pass. Top right: Rockwood&rsquo;s quarterback gets off a picture perfect pass.</p> Set tourney not a swing and a “wiff” https://www.roanecounty.com/content/set-tourney-not-swing-and-%E2%80%9Cwiff%E2%80%9D <img src="https://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wiffle.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> National Wiffle<br /> Tournament<br /> <br /> The National Wiffle Tournament returns to Roane County for another year. It is scheduled to be played at Drack&rsquo;s Track in Harriman July 20-22. Teams from nine different states will compete for the title of best wiffle ball team. Admission is free for anyone who wants to watch the competition.<br /> July 21<br /> 9 am &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Golden Sticks v Augusta FP*<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Busch Lights v Bench Warmers FP<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ETW v ATL MP<br /> 10am&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ETW v Jazz FP*<br /> Rasslin’ headlocks at armory https://www.roanecounty.com/content/rasslin%E2%80%99-headlocks-armory <img src="https://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/070718_rasslin_01.jpg" alt="DAVID W. DOONAN/Roane Newspapers The Mid South Wresrling Association held their Star Spangled Spectacular at the Rockwood Armory Saturday evening. Drew Game, wearing white boots, won his match over Aiden Brady." title="DAVID W. DOONAN/Roane Newspapers The Mid South Wresrling Association held their Star Spangled Spectacular at the Rockwood Armory Saturday evening. Drew Game, wearing white boots, won his match over Aiden Brady." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /> Free agency a show unto itself https://www.roanecounty.com/content/free-agency-show-unto-itself <p> As a professional sports fan, it&rsquo;s a fact of life.</p> <p> There is a very strong chance your favorite player that came up as a rookie with your team won&rsquo;t finish his career with them.</p> <p> Heck, the player might end up on a few different teams before his time in the league ends.</p> <p> Thanks to free agency pro sports teams have a revolving door for players who come and go.</p> <p> It makes it hard for fans to form any sort of bond with the team.</p> TWRA schedules July meeting https://www.roanecounty.com/content/twra-schedules-july-meeting <p> TWRA Report</p> <p> for The Roane County News</p> <p> The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will have its next meeting July 12-13 in Chattanooga. The TFWC will be holding its first meeting of the year away from Nashville and will be returning to the Scenic City for the first time since October 2015.</p> <p> The downtown Westin Hotel will be the site for the meeting. Thursday&rsquo;s committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. (EDT). The regular commission meeting starts at 9 a.m., Friday. The public is invited to attend each day.</p> A little rain for Ozone https://www.roanecounty.com/content/little-rain-ozone <img src="https://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0229_1.jpg" alt="Kingston’s Ethan Swicegood looks for the call after sliding into third. Above Right: Kingston pitcher Riley Walker prepares to let it go. " title="Kingston’s Ethan Swicegood looks for the call after sliding into third. Above Right: Kingston pitcher Riley Walker prepares to let it go. " align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> Rainy weather caused the Dixie Youth OZONE tournament in Rockwood to be postponed Friday evening, as a result the tournament was played Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday night. Sunday saw Harriman beat Spring City 12-9 and Kingston downed Campbell County 4-2.</p> Golfing benefits education https://www.roanecounty.com/content/golfing-benefits-education <img src="https://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4380_0.jpg" alt="Ben Smith, Karen Joseph, Benny Joseph, and Jay Lutz were one of the second place teams." title="Ben Smith, Karen Joseph, Benny Joseph, and Jay Lutz were one of the second place teams." align="left" hspace="6" width="86" height="85" /><p> Tribute to a Tennessee legend https://www.roanecounty.com/content/tribute-tennessee-legend <p> by Ben Briley</p>