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Today's Sports

  • Rain doesn’t slow Tigers

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    In rainy middle school action Monday night the Rockwood Tigers beat the Oneida Middle School Indians, 24 – 8 , at Civitan Field.

    In game of tight formations and very few pass attempts, running was the key on both teams. Rockwood was able to put the ball in the end zone when it counted and keep the Indians.

  • Midway wins middle school...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Saturday was championship day for the south district middle school softball tournament with the day starting out with four teams and ended with two playing for the cherished number one seed going into the state sectionals this week.

  • Vols suffer from leadership issue

    By Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    And turnovers. Six to be exact.

    The decibel level was cranked to 107 on the first drive of the game, then followed by over 2 hours of silent despair.

    Florida took advantage of Tennessee’s mishaps and cruised to a 47-21 victory, the most points the Gators have ever scored in Neyland.

    The lack of leadership is visibly inherent in this team, with exception to a small number of players, most recruited by Pruitt.

  • Kingston takes senior night win

    Kingston beat Harriman for senior night, 9-0, during a rainy Monday evening at Fort South West Point. Top: Kingston’s Mackenzie Bunch (9) gains control of the ball while being closely guarded by Harriman’s Breanna Taylor (19) and Britney Altum (1). Right: Harriman’s Britney Altum (1) contests the dribbling of Kingston’s Emma Herrera (17).

  • OSMS v’ball goes down swinging

    The Oliver Springs Middle School volleyball team (above) put up a valiant effort Saturday before being eliminated from the district tournament at Jellico Elementary. The number two seeded Lady Bobcats finished 1-2 for the day, beating Norwood but lost to Lake City and Newport. Eighth-grader Avery Vickery (left) was named to the All-Tournament team for her play.

  • Senior bowlers putting up big...

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    September 21

    1st High Game - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 450

    2nd High Game - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 435

    3rd High Game - Barbara Pickering, Harold Zeilman 439

    High Scores today -None reported

    High Series for today - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 1293

    High Series September - Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander 1309

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews 187

  • Commission sets new fishing regs

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission set the 2019-20 fishing regulations during its September meeting, which concluded Friday.

    The commission heard a preview of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s proposals during the August meeting of the commission. A public comment period on the proposals was held following the August meeting.

    Several of the new fishing regulations are geared toward the agency’s effort to battle the invasive Asian carp.

  • Rockwood wins number 99

    Thanks to a last minute goal line stand, the Rockwood Tigers were able to hold on to beat the Harriman Blue Devils, 13-7, in the 99th football meeting of the schools Friday night at Civitan Field.

    “For anybody that paid their six dollars, they got their money’s worth,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said. “That is what it’s all about.”

    With time winding down and their backs against the wall, the Devils started what would be their last drive of the game with good field position at the Rockwood 45-yard line.

  • ’Cats blow out Bulldogs in flag...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Two years ago, Oliver Springs’ linebacker Lane Lee was fighting the battle of his life and had to give up his first year of high school football but always knew he would win the battle with leukemia and return to the field to play the game that he loves.

    “He loves to play the game and puts his entire heart into playing on Friday nights”, says Lane’s mother Ashley Lee.

  • Yellow Jackets lose heartbreaker

    By Michael Lindsay

    for The Roane County News

    If high school football games lasted 47 minutes and 44 seconds, the Kingston High School Yellow Jackets would have recorded their second win of the season on Friday at Class 4A #10-ranked Stone Memorial. However, a full game lasts 48 minutes and the Panthers used every second as they hit the game-winning field goal with 16 seconds remaining to win 23-21 and improve to 6-0 on the season.