Today's Sports

  • Trapper training course set

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters are hosting a pair of free trapper training camps in different regions of the state this winter.

    The first camp is at TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on Feb. 22-24. The second camp is at TWRA’s Hiwassee Refuge in Meigs County near the Hamilton County community of Birchwood on March 15-17.

  • Midway and Oakdale split

    Midway took on Oakdale at Fred Snow Gym in Oakdale Tuesday night with split results.

    The Lady Waves were able to pick up the win in the first game by a score of 62- 34.

    The Oakdale Eagles won in the nightcap, 85-67.

    The first half of the Lady Eagles vs Lady Waves games started out with Oakdale having control, and Midway making a push at the end of the first half, but still trailing 22-21, but a huge second half lifted Midway over Oakdale by a score of 62-34.

  • Games at Harriman clinch post...

    By Melissa Coley


    Coalfield traveled to Harriman on Tuesday evening as the regular season for high school basketball dwindles down tournament seeding on the line.

    It was a good night for the Lady Jackets as a dominating second quarter gave them a comfortable lead and the win, 47-31.

    The win cemented Coalfield in the sixth seed for the post-season.

    The first quarter was highlighted by both teams going neck and neck and ended knotted at seven.

  • Lady Tigers can’t keep pace with...

    By Jack Sims


    The Rockwood Lady Tigers were overwhelmed by the powerful offense and swarming defense of the Oneida Lady Indians, 73-12, Tuesday evening at Dr. Tom Evans Gym.

    Even with the Lady Indian bench and junior players coming into the game late in the first period, the outcome was never in question.

    It was Oneida’s swarming defense and deadly accurate shooting that bore testament to the reason it is tops in the district.

  • Slow start doesn’t help Rockwood

    By Jack Sims


    The Rockwood Tigers lost a district matchup to the Onieda Indians, 55-44, Tuesday in their own house, but not without putting up a fight.

    It was a case of differing styles of basketball. With Rockwood’s methodical defensive minded approach versus Oneida’s fast striking full court offense, the stage was set.

    Early in the game it was the Indians who set the tempo and pace of the game.

    The Tigers seemed to be a little out of sync and had trouble getting the ball through the nylon.

  • Yellow Jackets foul off contest

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets took the AP No. 5 Loudon Redskins to the last second before losing 81-80 in a foul heavy game Tuesday night in Loudon.

    The physicality of the contest was reflected in the number fouls called on the teams.

    By the end of the first quarter Kingston had already tallied nine fouls and had the majority of its players in foul trouble.

  • Guinn did win, 500 times

    For Kingston Lady Jacket Coach Connie Guinn the road to 500 career wins Tuesday night against Loudon had many stops along the way, but it brought her back to where it all started.
    As Guinn closed in on the win, it really wasn’t something she spoke about let alone her players.
    “I didn’t say anything to the girls,” she said. “I don’t know who told them, but it wasn’t something I made a big deal out of.
    “Yes, it’s special, but to me that isn’t what it’s all about.

  • Bobcats sweep Coalfield

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats made one more free throw and one more 3-point basket than visiting Coalfield Monday evening and those four points were the difference in Michelle Christopher’s squad picking up a 44-40 victory in District 3-A action.

    The first quarter was a defensive battle with the Lady ’Cats holding a 4-3 advantage after eight minutes of play.

    Both offense picked up the pace in the second quarter. The Lady Jackets won the frame 15-14 to pull even at halftime, 18-18.

  • Tornadoes sweep Yellow Jackets

    The Alcoa Tornadoes took two from the visiting Kingston Yellow Jackets Thursday night. The Lady Jackets fell to the Lady Tornadoes, 54-42, after a hard fought district contest. In the night cap, the Yellow Jackets fell to Alcoa, 76-40.

  • Lady Jackets cruise into next...

    By Jack Sims


    The Cherokee Middle School Lady Jackets beat the Holston Lady Eagles in in the TMSAA Section at Sevierville Middle, 44–30.

    The top seeded Lady Jackets had a bye during the first round of the tournament.

    Due to recent inclement weather, their first game was postponed from last Tuesday to Thursday. So it had been a few days since Cherokee last played.

    Their win advances the Lady Jackets to the semi-finals Friday.

    Cherokee took the opening tipoff and scored first.