Today's Sports

  • Former OSMS coach Larry Green...

    Editor’s note: This story is the first in five-part series that will dive into all five high school football teams in Roane County.

    Last season, the Oliver Springs Bobcats finished the regular season 3-7 — their worst record since 2008 when they finished the season a mere 2-8.

    In April, head coach Wiley Brackett, who had been with the team since 2006, resigned as head coach.

    Two weeks later, longtime Oliver Springs Middle School head football coach Larry Green was named as the new head coach.

  • J.C. Bowen, Alex Patterson sign...

    With most high schools in the area finally finished, most student-athletes who had planned on continuing their playing careers into college have already signed.

    On Friday, two more names were added to that list when Rockwood’s J.C. Bowen and Alex Patterson signed bowling scholarships to play for Martin Methodist College.

    “It’s a dream come true for me,” Bowen said.

    Bowen, who started bowling at the age of three, moved to Tennessee last year, but has been bowling competitively for some time.

  • Rockwood swimming lessons...

    The Rockwood Community Center has officially set the dates for swimming lessons. This year, lessons will be offered from June 8-19 and July 6-17 in both the morning and the evening. The morning sessions will be fro 11 a.m.-noon, and the evening sessions will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost if $25 for a two-week session. For more information, contact 334-0434.

  • Former Kingston tennis star...

    If you would’ve asked 14-year-old Sarah Rainwater if she would playing tennis in college she would told you, “no way.”

    At that time, the young Roane County High School student was just picking up the game. Now, more than eight years later, she has finished her college playing career at Milligan College.

  • Harriman's Peters picking...

    Harriman offensive lineman Treyton Peters’ phone has been steadily ringing in recent weeks.

    The upcoming senior has received nine offers so far, and that list is expect to continue growing as football season gets closer.

    “It’s been real exciting with all the offers coming in and the attention, but it’s also been really tiring having to run to all of these colleges,” Peters said.

  • CAK soccer ends Rockwood’s season

    Prior to their match up with Pigeon Forge, the Rockwood Tigers soccer team was riding a four-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 21-10.

    Pigeon Forge handed the Tigers their first loss since the squad beat the Tigers 6-1 back in April.

    That didn’t end Rockwood’s season, however, but Tuesday’s 9-0 loss to Christian Academy of Knoxville would.

    CAK, winner of six state titles in the last 12 years, got things going early with two goals in the first 20 minutes of the first half.

  • Oliver Springs’ Rachel, Emily...

    Since the start of the 2014-15 basketball season, the talk around the Oliver Springs girls basketball team was where the twin duo of Rachel and Emily Griffith would sign to continue their basketball careers.

    That question was answered on Tuesday when the two officially signed their National Letters of Intent to play at Lincoln Memorial University.

  • Roane State hosting free tennis...

    A free tennis camp will be held at the Roane State Community College Tennis Courts on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The lessons are free and available for kids ages eight and up. Participants ares required to wear tennis shoes, bring a tennis racquet, a snack and a drink. If you do not have a racquet one will be provided. Tennis instructions will be provided by a tennis professional with 20 years experience and the Roane County Tennis Association.

  • Meigs County defeats Oliver...

    It wasn’t the end Oliver Springs head coach Matt Headden wanted for his seniors, but the end still came for the Lady Bobcats.

    After winning the District 4-A crown last week, Oliver Springs was bounced from the Region 2-A tournament via a 5-0 loss to Meigs County on Monday.

  • With one senior down, Oliver...

    Chelsey Roy couldn’t be on the field with her team, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats, on Thursday night when they took on the Coalfield Lady Jackets for the District 4-A Championship.

    Roy, who broke her arm against Sunbright earlier in the tournament, was stuck watching from the dugout.

    However, each and every Lady Cat had painted on the number five, Roy’s number, on their arm.