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Today's Sports

  • NRA awards grant to Roane State

    Staff Report

    for The Roane County News

    The national champion Roane State Community College Shooting Sports Team has received a Friends of the NRA Foundation Grant for supplies valued at more than $4,400.

    “We greatly appreciate the foundation’s support for our athletes,” team coach Kenny Carey said.

    Through the grant, the team will receive Winchester 12-guage shotgun shells, Winchester 20-gauge shotgun shells, and a promotional banner.

  • Yellow Jackets can’t keep pace...

    With the spring sports season winding down, high stakes games on the baseball diamond start to happen, and that’s what happened on Monday night the Yellow Jackets of Roane County High School travelled to Gibbs High School to take on the Eagles.

    Kingston finished second in their district tournament, with the Eagles of Gibbs High School grabbing the first place spot in their respected district.

    The winner moved on to the region championship game, with the losing team enduring elimination.

  • Season ends for Lady Devils

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    It all started with a spring break trip to play at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex back in March and ended with their first regional tournament appearance in 15 years but the Lady Devils fought till the end as they had the winning run at bat in the 7th inning against Tellico Plains but fell short by a final score of 8-6.

    “We set the bar high for Harriman softball this year and I am very proud of this team for their accomplishments”, says Lady Devil coach Chasity Lowery.

  • Tigers edged, season ends

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Tears were shed Monday evening in Rockwood. The Tigers of Rockwood High School ended their season in the oppressive heat and humidity with a loss to the Patriots of Chattanooga High School of Arts and Sciences, 13-12.

  • One is all that was needed

    One plus one equals three.

    All it took was one spectacular defensive play and one inning of offense for the Kingston Lady Jackets to beat Union County, 3-1, Monday night in the first round of the Region 2 softball playoffs.

    “These girls are determined and they are focused,” Kingston Coach Wendy Johnson said. “I’ve said it all year that I will ride their coat tails as far as they’ll take me.”

    The game had been a pitcher’s duel between Kingston’s Emily Workman and the Lady Patriots’ Makayla Lever.

  • Voters to decide on wheel tax in...

    Roane County voters will head to the polls in November to decide whether the county will implement a $50 wheel tax to help fund the $68 million school plan, the County Commission decided on Monday.

    For many Commissioners, putting the wheel tax on the ballot is a way to ensure voters have a say in a controversial $68 million school building plan that would include closing three high schools and consolidating them into a new facility the Board of Education hopes to build near Roane State Community College.

  • Roane State golf plans fundraiser

    Roane State Community College will bring back men’s golf and add women’s golf for the Fall 2018 season.

    The effort is led by volunteer Chris Griffin of Oak Ridge, who played golf for Roane State in the late 1970s. Griffin will also serve as golf coach for the 2018-19 academic year.

    Griffin has organized a golf tournament to raise funds for the new teams. The tournament will be held on Monday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Country Club.

  • Two more Kingston standouts sign
  • Soccer postseason game round-up

    Monday night started off district tournament action in the area for soccer. That brought the Oliver Springs Bobcats taking on the Rockwood-Midway soccer team on the evening.

    In the opening round contest, it found both teams playing with everything on the line as the winner advanced, and the losing team had to hang their cleats up for the season.

  • Soccer postseason game round-up

    The Harriman Blue Devils took on the Oneida Indians on Tuesday night in Scott County on the soccer field.

    The game had everything on the line as both teams were vying for a spot in the next round as this contest was a win or go home affair.

    The Devils were not able to secure a spot in the next round, as they dropped the contest to Oneida by a score of 4-0 on the Indian’s home turf.

    The Devil’s saw their season come to an end with the loss, but the mood from the coaches were optimistic after the contest.