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Today's Sports

  • Exciting times, exciting life

    Many only have the opportunity to read history. Kingston native and 2019 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame nominee Carolyn Roddy lived it.

    “First and foremost, I want to give God all the glory, honor, and praise due Him,” Roddy said. “Without him I wouldn’t be standing here.

    “I want people to remember me as a Christian and second of all as a loving, friendly person.

    “I love everybody.”

  • Midway and OS in defensive battle

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Midway Lady Waves were able to get a district win against county rival Oliver Springs Friday night at Midway in a closely contest 38-31 game.

    It was obvious from the start the game’s focus would be defense.

    Midway took the early lead but Oliver Springs went ahead midway in the round. A quick series of fast breaks led by Greenwave guard Caitlyn Ross in the last minute got the lead back.

  • Midway edges Oliver Springs

    By Jack Sims

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Midway Green Wave edged Oliver Springs 50-49 Friday night.

    The first points of the game was a three-pointer by Bryson Williford to put the Bobcats on the board.

    Blaine Townsend answered with his own trey. After the game Midway coach Hoyal Humphreys singled out Blaine as the standout for the game for Midway.

    This round was a testing period for both teams.

    As a result defense was the game of the moment.

  • Rockwood splits with Bulldogs

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    As Brett Sands went to the free throw line after knocking down a three-pointer, the student section at Rockwood began to chant “MVP.” The three-pointer was part of an unlikely run from behind the arc from Rockwood.

    The Tigers knocked down two quick three-pointers to start the second quarter against Wartburg, pushing them to a 67-52 victory.

  • Lady Devils can’t stop unbeaten...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Oneida Lady Indians improved to 13-0 in district play but it wasn’t an easy victory as the Lady Devils laid it all on the line and stayed in the game for three quarters but ran out of gas in the final frame and fell to the top ranked team by a final score of 49-22.

  • Kingston splits with ‘Runners

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets played host to the Austin-East Roadrunners Friday with mixed results.

    The Lady Jackets won handily, 66-30, while the Yellow Jackets lost, 62-41.

    The girls game started with the teams evenly matched but by halftime it was apparent the tenacious defense and scoring of Maliyah Martin, Amadea Pankey, Keyona Stooksbury, and a host of other Lady Jackets was too much for the Lady Runners to handle.

    The win marks number 498 for Guinn’s coaching career.

  • Blue Devils stay on top of heap

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Harriman Blue Devils cashed in on a hard-fought victory to remain in first place by defeating Oneida on Friday evening by a final score of 52-47.

    Jaylen McCullum scored 10 first quarter points and Brady Stubbs snatched two of his game high five steals as Harriman jumped out to a 19-13 lead after one.

  • Then and now for 1978-79 Lady...

    Greatness is earned and in the case of the 1978-79 Kingston Jackettes or Lady Jackets if you’d rather, the team earned it.

    Roane County High School honored the team Friday night with recognition and ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the team’s run to the final four state basketball tournament.

    “It’s a great feeling to come back,” Lady Jacket Valerie Martin said. “It’s an opportunity for the kids to see what we accomplished so they will have not doubt that they can do it or even better.”

  • Roddy receives hoops honor

    When you’re good at something, it stands to reason recognition and honors will come your way.

    That’s the case for Kingston native Carolyn Bush Roddy.

    After a long and decorated career in the sport of basketball, Roddy was recently recognized as a nominee for the 2019 class to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville.

    When it comes to basketball, it can be said Roddy has done it all.

  • Middle School All-Tournament...

    Girls District All-Tournament team

    Madi Jones, Oliver Springs

    Sarah Beth Nickell, Midway

    Sydney Queener, Midway

    Lydia Byrd, Coalfield

    Kaydence Jackson, Coalfield

    Kayley Newan, Harriman

    Addison Oliver, Harriman

    Madelyn Ladd, Harriman (MVP)

    Boys District All-Tournament team

    Eli Braden, Lake City

    Michael Tuck, Oliver Springs

    Kane Gouge, Oliver Springs

    Isaac Elliott, Lake City

    Cole Hines, Coalfield

    Talan Moore, Harriman