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Today's Sports

  • Cherokee playing for title

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets punched their ticket to the TMSSAA football championships Tuesday night with a 44-26 win against the Lake City Lakers in Kingston.

    “Offensively, we played pretty well,” Jackets Coach Brent Kelley said. “Defensively throughout the game, we had some bumps and bruises.

    “We gave up three scores where we just missed an assignment and that shouldn’t happen.

  • More than pride on the line

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats travel to Coalfield tonight to renew their rivalry with the Yellow Jackets. This year’s game finds the teams playing for more than pride. Oliver Springs (7-1, 3-1) is currently tied with Midway for third in Region 2-1A with Coalfield (5-3, 4-1) in second place. Depending on the outcome of this game and the outcome of the Midway and Greenback game, the Bobcats could find themselves the sole occupant of second place and a comfortable spot in the coming playoffs. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

  • Midway going for all the marbles

    The Midway Green Wave will host the top ranked Greenback Cherokees this evening. Midway (7-1, 3-1) is currently tied for third place with Oliver Springs in Region 2-1A. With two games left in the season, the importance of district games’ can’t adequately be stressed. A win against Greenback and depending on the outcome of the Oliver Springs and Coalfield game could move the Green Wave into a tie for the second spot in the region. Whatever happens, Midway will be playing for playoff seeding and whether it gets a home playoff game in the next two weeks.

  • Kingston goes to roost tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets go on the road to face Pigeon Forge in an important Region 2-3A match-up tonight. Kingston (2-6, 1-3) has had a rough season thus far, but have shown flashes of brilliance throughtout and it is that brilliance that has kept playoff hopes alive. A win against Pigeon Forge (1-7, 0-4) could go a long way in securing a beth in the post season for the Jackets. Of course that would only be the first step. Kingston would have to continue to roll into next week and beat Gatlinburg-Pittman as well for the post-season to be assured.

  • Rockwood looks to keep rolling

    The Rockwood Tigers will host Hancock County tonight at Civitan Field. The Tigers’ offense has struggled throughout the season with it finally igniting last week by scoring 47 points on Wartburg. The game with Hancock is a non-region game, so it won’t have any effect on the playoffs, but it could be a tune-up before Rockwood (4-4, 1-2) goes on the road next week to face Cumberland Gap (5-3, 0-3) in what could be a battle for third place in Region 2-2A. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

  • Might be getting interesting

    It’s getting to be that time of year again.

    With only two weeks left to go in the high school footbball regular season, things might be getting interesting for Roane County teams.

    With Oliver Springs and Midway both sporting 7-1 records and 3-1 in Region 2-1A, it really is getting down to what counts.

    This Friday, the Bobcats will travel into Morgan County to renew their rivalry with the Coalfield Yellow Jackets.

  • Vols Reap a Harvest on the Plains

    by Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    It was all a matter of time before everything came together for Tennessee.

    The Vols went in to Jordan-Hare Stadium to play No. 21 Auburn in a game just about everyone said was “unwinnable”.

    Those “Unwinnable” Vols just beat a good SEC team on the road 30-24.

    It was a huge win not only for winning’s sake, but for the program, the team and the fans.

  • Kingston pair angling for tops

    Staff Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Roane County High School fishing team continues to excel on the water this season.

    Leading the way has been Matthew Stombaugh and Cole Miller.

    The duo most recently won the Bass Pro Tournament this past Saturday at Fort Loudon Lake.

    There were 171 boats in the tournament representing many state high schools.

    Stombaugh and Miller finished the tournament with a total of 11.38 pounds for fish caught.

    They also had 5.85 pounds for the big fish category.

  • Cherokee pretty in pink with win
  • Seniors rolling for big scores

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    October 12

    1st High Game - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 443

    2nd High Game - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 459

    3rd High Game - Paula Murphy, John Bledsoe 416

    High Scores today - Rick Alderfer 211, 204 game. Wayne Croy 204 game. John Bledsoe 214 game

    High Series for today - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 1308

    High Series October- Donna Wright, Aryn Milhollon 1374

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167. Rick Matthews - 187