Today's Sports

  • TWRA announces free hunting day

    Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, Aug. 25 which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.

    In addition to the opening of squirrel season, it will be the middle day of the statewide three-day archery private lands only/antlered only deer season. This is the first year for this type of deer season.

  • The wait is over, kickoff is here

    The seemingly long wait for the 2018 high school football season is done as the Rockwood Tigers head to Midway High School Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. to face the Midway Green Wave in the first game of the season. The Tiger’s quarterback Nate Brackett (l12) and Green Wave wider receiver Ryan Clark (2)will be two of the players for fans to keep an eye on as the teams clash on the gridiron.

  • New app shows where fish are...

    Summertime bass fishing is driven by water currents, and the TVA Lake Info mobile app is helping anglers find the big bite. The app currently gives users the ability to monitor real-time generation and water levels on all TVA reservoirs.

    The app has 172,000 lifetime downloads and has been used more than 1.2 million times in 2018 alone.

  • Jamboree time in Roane!

    Once football in Roane County gets going, it would appear that not even bad weather can stop it.

    That was the case Friday evening as rain threatened to dampen the festivities of the Roane County Football Jamboree at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in Kingston.

    Once the football scrimmage got started, the rain slowed and then stopped.

    The jamboree is always a good opportunity for high school football fans to get a preseason look at their favorite programs as well as the teams to give everyone a shot at playing in front of a big crowd.

  • Jamboree tonight in Kingston

    Roane County High School will play host to the annual Roane County Football Jamboree tonight at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    For years now, the jamboree has signalled the end of the football offseason and the start of the regular season.

    It will be the last chance any fan will get to see all five county programs playing on the same field this year before the season kicks off next week.

    The jamboree is a scrimmage so it won’t count for anything other than pride and bragging rights.

  • Scrimmages give glimpse
  • Get ready, cause here it comes

    Ready or not, here it comes.

    With time winding down this summer and the Roane County Football Jamboree and the kickoff for the 2018 season campaign only weeks away, fall is in the air.

    More appropriately football is in the air.

    Teams are gathering now for full contact scrimmages.

    The Copper Basin Cougars and Sweetwater Wildcats traveled to Midway Friday for some preseason gridiron action.

    The pair of teams found football was indeed in the air and on the ground.

  • Senior bowlers putting up big...


    July 27

    1st High Game - Maryann Lehrman, Harold Zeilman 440.

    2nd High Game - Connie Milhollon, Larry Blankenship 455.

    3rd High Game - Connie Milhollon, Larry Blankenship 425.

    High Scores today - Connie Milhollon 214 game, 584 Series.

    High Series for today - Connie Milhollon, Larry Blankenship 1277.

    High Series July - Connie Milhollon, Larry Blankenship 1277.

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews 188.

  • But wait... here’s some more!
  • New look for hunting/fishing...

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    A new design featuring waterfowl and a retriever is now one of the choices available on a hard-copy hunting and fishing license from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    Beginning in 2017 when purchasing their licenses, sportsmen had the opportunity to purchase a hard-copy collector’s item. The new addition is created from a painting by Tennessee artist Phillip Crowe, who has dedicated his time and art to organizations who care about wildlife.