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Today's Sports

  • Jackets sting Rebels for win

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets traveled to Maryville Monday to take on the Maryville Middle School Red Rebels and came home with a season opening win of 30 – 22.

    As to be expected, both teams had opening game jitters and consequently a few early mistakes were made. The Rebels recovered from this early and struck deep for the touchdown. However another mistake reared its head and a penalty called back the score.

  • Lady Jackets win season opener

    The Kingston Lady Jacket volleyball team opened the season with home win against the Lenoir City Lady Panthers Monday evening at the Roane County High School Gym. Kingston’s junior varsity won 25-16 and 25-6. The Lady Jacket varsity won in four sets, 24-26, 25-20, 25-21, 25-15. Kingston will return to the court Thursday with a game against Loudon scheduled for 5 p.m.

  • CMS knocks off defending champs

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    A seven-run third inning for the Lady Jackets was enough to knock off the two-time defending state sectional champion Harriman Lady Devils by a final score of 10-1 on Friday evening in Kingston.

    Sailor Presley was in the pitcher’s circle for Cherokee and quickly sat down the Lady Devils as Bridgette Moore was the only Harriman baserunner.

    The Lady Devils started Madelyn Clark on the mound and hit Irelyn Beaunia with a pitch to start the inning.

  • Karate school has good showing...

    Submitted story

    for The Roane County News

    Karate excellence is still kicking in Roane County.

    The Roane School of Isshinryu Tournament Team recently competed at the Isshinryu Hall of Fame tournament in Gatlinburg, bringing home trophies for every event in which they competed.

    The IHOF is the largest gathering of Isshinryu practitioners in the world, attracting participants across the United States, Canada, and as far away as India.

  • Volunteers season preview -...

    by Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    Tennessee has one of the most interesting defenses in decades. Through the bog of new talent and coaches, there’s a slew of diamonds to be polished, albeit very rough diamonds. Head coach Jeremy Pruitt will be pretty tight-lipped on starters until the team runs through the T August 31 against Georgia State.

    Leaders - Darel Middleton, Darrell Taylor, Daniel Bituli, Nigel Warrior

    Defensive Line

  • TWRA schedules free hunting day

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 24 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season as well as being during the August private lands, archery only deer season.

    Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for people to experience the enjoyment of the sport.

  • Special deer season coming up

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    Tennessee’s statewide three-day archery private lands only/antlered only deer season will be held Aug. 23-25. In addition, a newly-created muzzleloader/archery, antlered only hunt for the new Unit CWD for private lands and selected public lands will take place.

  • Football Jamboree round-up

    The 2019 Roane County Football Jamboree is now in the books, played Friday night at Roane County High School’s Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    All five Roane County football programs were present along with Clinton and White County as the teams and fans unofficially ended summer and prepared to usher in fall.

    Clinton vs.

    Oliver Springs

    The first quarter pitted the Class 1A Oliver Springs Bobcats against the 5A Clinton Dragons and ended in a 6-6 tie.

  • Lady Jackets and Lady Devils...

    The Kingston Lady Jackets and Harriman Lady Devils met in a pre-season volleyball scrimmage Thursday in Kingston. Although a warm-up before the season begins next week, the teams gave it their all with the junior varsity and varsity teams playing. The Kingston’s jv won in three sets with scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-13. They Lady Jacket varsity also emerged victorious with scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-13. Kingston will open the season at home against Lenoir City tonight at 5 p.m. Harriman will start its campaign Tuesday night at home against Bledsoe County at 6:30 p.m.

  • Mize racing wide open into the...

    High School junior Baylee Mize recently turned 16 and got her driver’s license.

    Although an important milestone in anyone’s life, Mize had already been drag racing for the last five years.

    For teenagers, appearances and status can be everything and getting to drive is a big deal. Baylee was the envy of the school and her friends.

    “They didn’t like it very much,” she said. “I was going 85 miles an hour and they couldn’t drive.