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Today's Sports

  • Jackets shutdown Sequoyah

    The Kingston Lady Jackets made short work of Sequoyah Thursday evening in celebration of senior night. Kingston’s junior varsity won 25-17 and 25-18. The varsity ladies swept in three straight sets with scores of 25-23, 25-22, and 25-19. left: Stephanie Bailey (8) keeps the volley going by bumping the ball high into the air. Above: Emily Shelley (10) dives for for the ball as teammates Autumn Davis (15) and Mackenzie Haba (20) stand ready to back her play.

  • Tigers can’t hold on till end

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    After an impressive first drive, the Rockwood offense was shut down and gave up a 7-0 halftime lead to the Oneida Indians, who made a second half comeback to defeat the Tigers by a final score of 14-7 Friday night at Civitan Field.

    “Our offense gets out of sync at times and when we make big plays, a penalty will kill us and we are going to have to clean up those mistakes”, stated Rockwood coach John Webb.

  • Midway’s quick strikes slow down

    Despite a fast first half start, the Midway Green Wave faltered, losing to the Coalfield Yellow Jackets, 22-13, at Coalfield Friday night.

    “It always comes down to fundamentals,” Midway Coach Ryen Minton said. “You have to catch the ball, you have to make the block and we had trouble doing that at times.”

    Starting the season with 5-0 record, Midway (5-1) utilized its quick strike offense to build a lead on opponents this season.

  • ’Cats and Devils get gritty

    By Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats notched another gritty win on their belt with a 20-14 win against Harriman Friday night at Wallace Black Field.

    Landon White scored the go ahead touchdown to put the Bobcats on top with 36 seconds left in the game.

    It was a tale of two halves for both squads, with adjustments on both sides of the ball.

    Oliver Springs came out swinging, needing only four plays to see Mason Hill slice through the Blue Devil defense for 39 yards.

  • County golfers tops in district

    Harriman and Kingston won the district golf tournament Monday at the Wind River Golf Course in Lenoir City. (above left) the Kingston golfers are Jesse Griffey, Dawson Lane, Jackson Taylor, Sam Wicks, and Colby Johnson. (left) Harriman golf coach Bobby Clark holds the plaque his ladies won for getting tops in District 1. (above) Olivia Akers won for the Kingston ladies in the championships. The region tournament will be Monday at the Sevierville Golf Club.

  • Rockwood set to repeat history
  • No halfway for Midway tonight

    The Midway Green Wave is riding a wave of momentum as they face the Coalfield Yellow Jackets in Morgan County tonight. Midway is currently 5-0 and have outscored opponents so far this year, 171-47. The fast paced Green Wave will test perennial powerhouse Coalfield (4-2) as the Jackets will be looking to right themselves after losing to Marion last Friday night. Game is set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

  • ’Cats and Blue Devils meet
  • Just a buncha spoilsports

    There has been some scrutiny on the Oliver Springs and Claiborne County football game last Friday night.

    With 2:35 left in the game, the officials brought the coaches to midfield and called the game in what was reportedly an attempt to avert a brawl.

    Since the Bobcats had a commanding 62-28 lead at this point, the game was decided in their favor.

    With penalties being handed out like Halloween candy, it may have been a smart move.

    Claiborne tallied 16 penalties for 159 yards in the game compared to Oliver Springs’ six for 65.

  • Commission sets new fishing regs

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission set the 2019-20 fishing regulations during its September meeting, which concluded Friday.

    The commission heard a preview of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s proposals during the August meeting of the commission. A public comment period on the proposals was held following the August meeting.

    Several of the new fishing regulations are geared toward the agency’s effort to battle the invasive Asian carp.