Today's Sports

  • Pack joins the Lady Raiders
  • Roane State hosts bball play days

    Roane State hosted girls middle school play days earlier in the week. Harriman, Cherokee and Oliver Springs represented Roane County with their presence and their play during the event.

  • Last hurrah for Lightning

    The Knoxville Lightning closed out the season with a 54-14 loss to the Mississippi Royalty Saturday at Midway High School.

  • Midway hardwood play day
  • Lightning set to close big

    A football season can seem long and it almost always is rough.

    The Knoxville Lightning has had a year filled with ups and downs.

    After winning last week on the road against the Huntsville Tigers, 20-14, in overtime, the Lightning will return home as conquering heroes to close out the year’s campaign in the friendly confines of Midway’s high school field.

    “We ended up scoring on our drive,” team owner and player Lena Bennett said. “Lydia Qualls caught a pass from our quarterback Caroline Rose.

  • Past and present, Lady Jackets
  • Senior bowlers putting up big...


    June 1

    1st High Game - Elke Hansard, Ken Altes 451

    2nd High Game - Faye Langley, Philip Pride 464

    3rd High Game - Faye Langley, Philip Pride 450

    High Scores today - Ken Altes 210 game

    High Series for today - Faye Langley, Philip Pride 1347

    High Series June - Faye Langley, Philip Pride 1347

    High Averages - Loretta Carrington 162, Rick Matthews 192

    Seniors bowl Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Oak Ridge Bowling Center. All Seniors age 50 and over are welcome. No Commitment.

  • Roane athletes are good sports

    By Tony Clower

    for The Roane County News

    Nine years ago, the Roane County School System began recognizing middle and high school athletic programs within our county that completed an entire athletic year with zero reports of unsportsmanlike conduct. We made the decision to try to present these schools with a monetary award to show appreciation for their emphasis on sportsmanship throughout the school year.

  • Celebrate Memorial Day with some...

    The Knoxville Lightning women's semi-pro football team is gearing up to play a home game Saturday evening at Midway High School's football field. In honor of Memorial day, all veterans with a valid ID won't be charged for tickets to the game. Kids under 12 are free and adult tickets are $10. Come out and support the local ladies against the Columbus Vanguards as the season winds down.

  • ’Boro bound

    It was a long time coming.
    The seniors of the Kingston Lady Jackets had been working toward Saturday afternoon’s 4-1 sub-state victory against Unicoi County in Erwin since at least sixth grade.
    “I’m very proud of the girls,” Lady Jacket Coach Wendy Johnson said. “They have worked hard all of their lives and it’s apparent they know what they’re doing.
    “God has blessed them.”
    The win punched Kingston’s ticket for its first appearance in the softball state tournament for more than a decade.