Today's Sports

  • Summer starts with seven

    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’s quarterback gets off a picture perfect pass.

  • Set tourney not a swing and a “...

    National Wiffle

    The National Wiffle Tournament returns to Roane County for another year. It is scheduled to be played at Drack’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.
    July 21
    9 am     Golden Sticks v Augusta FP*
        Busch Lights v Bench Warmers FP
        ETW v ATL MP
    10am    ETW v Jazz FP*

  • Rasslin’ headlocks at armory
  • Free agency a show unto itself

    As a professional sports fan, it’s a fact of life.

    There is a very strong chance your favorite player that came up as a rookie with your team won’t finish his career with them.

    Heck, the player might end up on a few different teams before his time in the league ends.

    Thanks to free agency pro sports teams have a revolving door for players who come and go.

    It makes it hard for fans to form any sort of bond with the team.

  • TWRA schedules July meeting

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    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.

    The downtown Westin Hotel will be the site for the meeting. Thursday’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.

  • A little rain for Ozone

    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.

  • Golfing benefits education
  • Tribute to a Tennessee legend

    by Ben Briley

  • Raider anglers have big spring

    When people think about college sports at Roane State, normally the first thing that comes to mind is the men’s and women’s basketball teams along with the baseball and softball Raiders and Lady Raiders.

    The newly formed golf team is also another sport that Roane State has to offer.

    However, there is a sport that Roane State has that is a little more unique than your traditional college sports.

    The Roane State fishing club competed in two tournaments this spring in the Yeti FLW College Fishing Series.

  • Raider standout signs

    By Bob Fowler
    for the Roane County News
    He’s gone from being mainly a reserve for a Georgia college’s basketball squad to starting forward for the Roane State Raiders.
    Now, Jeremy Joyner is taking the next step, and it’s a big one. The 6-9 Joyner has accepted a full scholarship to play for University of Tennessee-Martin. Joyner said coaches at UT-Martin recruited him after watching him in tournament play.