Today's Sports

  • Coalfield shocks Oliver Springs

    By Taylor Crombie

    for The Roane County News

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats took on the Coalfield Yellow Jackets Friday night with the Region 2-A runner-up on the line.

    The Bobcats held the lead for most of the second half, but Coalfield scored back-to-back touchdowns in the final minutes of the game to comeback and win 22-16.

    “This is a tough one to lose being the rivalry that it is,” OS head coach Larry Green said. “We wanted to break the streak, but it is what it is.”

  • Playoff hopes alive for Kingston

    By Jack Sims


    The Kingston Yellow Jackets kept their playoffs hopes alive with a 35-21 win against region foe Pigeon Forge Friday night on the road.

    Early in the first quarter, the Pigeon Forge Tigers uncorked their passing game and put up the first score of the night on a 50-yard pass play.

    At this point the Yellow Jacket nest got stirred up and angry.

  • Rockwood gains 150 for Webb

    By Melissa Coley


    The Rockwood Tigers defeated the Hancock County Indians by a final score of 48-6 to give Coach John Webb his 150th win Friday night at Civitan Field in Rockwood.

    “I haven’t really given much thought about it but it’s pretty cool and I hope to have a lot more”, stated Webb.

    Rockwood won the toss and deferred to receive until the second half, giving Hancock County the first opportunity to play offense.

  • Mistakes doom the Green Wave

    Mistakes can change a game.

    This was all the more true Friday night when the Greenback Cherokees used miscues by Midway to win 49-8 at Midway High School field.

    Although it sounds like a tired old cliche, the game was closer than the score indicates.

    Four turnovers and six costly penalties helped to stack the deck for the Green Wave against the top ranked Cherokees.

  • Tigers run through Bulldogs

    Just one more game.

    That is all the Rockwood Middle Tigers have to worry about after beating Wartburg, 40-0, Thursday evening at Civitan field in the TMSSAA football playoffs.

    If it isn’t broke, you don’t have to fix it and that was words to live by for Rockwood in the game.

    The Tigers got a first round bye for finishing first in the division and they didn’t look like the time off had dulled their execution.

    Wartburg attempted to run its offensive out of the spread, but the Tigers were prepared.

  • Hawks stop Green Wave playoff bid

    Over the river and through the woods Midway Middle School traveled to Robbins Middle School in Scott County for what turned out to be a heart breaker.

    The Greenwave ran into a much bigger and faster team than they were able to deal with on the gridiron. The final game of the season for the Green Wave ended in a 42-0.

    Midway won the opening toss and elected to kick off with the sun at their backs.

    Less than two minutes into the first quarter, the Robbins quarterback ran a keeper for 50 yards to score the first of the Robbins touchdowns.

  • Cherokee ends season with win

    The Cherokee Middle Lady Jacket soccer team closed out the regular season at home Thursday evening at Fort Southwest Point with a 6-3 win against Episcopal School of Knoxville. Making the win all the more special was the fact it was also eighth-grade night.

  • County teams crossing up as...

    Kingston and Midway runners competed at a recent cross country event at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.

  • First youth hunt of the season...

    TWRA report

    for The Roane County News

    The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2018-19 season will be held the weekend of Oct. 27-28.

    Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment.

    Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device.

    The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters.

  • 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.