Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Senior bowlers putting up big...


    September 21

    1st High Game - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 450

    2nd High Game - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 435

    3rd High Game - Barbara Pickering, Harold Zeilman 439

    High Scores today -None reported

    High Series for today - Connie Milhollon, Elke Hansard 1293

    High Series September - Beverly Zeilman, Paul Alexander 1309

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews 187

  • OSMS v’ball goes down swinging

    The Oliver Springs Middle School volleyball team (above) put up a valiant effort Saturday before being eliminated from the district tournament at Jellico Elementary. The number two seeded Lady Bobcats finished 1-2 for the day, beating Norwood but lost to Lake City and Newport. Eighth-grader Avery Vickery (left) was named to the All-Tournament team for her play.

  • Kingston takes senior night win

    Kingston beat Harriman for senior night, 9-0, during a rainy Monday evening at Fort South West Point. Top: Kingston’s Mackenzie Bunch (9) gains control of the ball while being closely guarded by Harriman’s Breanna Taylor (19) and Britney Altum (1). Right: Harriman’s Britney Altum (1) contests the dribbling of Kingston’s Emma Herrera (17).

  • Vols suffer from leadership issue

    By Ben Briley


    And turnovers. Six to be exact.

    The decibel level was cranked to 107 on the first drive of the game, then followed by over 2 hours of silent despair.

    Florida took advantage of Tennessee’s mishaps and cruised to a 47-21 victory, the most points the Gators have ever scored in Neyland.

    The lack of leadership is visibly inherent in this team, with exception to a small number of players, most recruited by Pruitt.

  • Midway wins middle school...

    By Melissa Coley


    Saturday was championship day for the south district middle school softball tournament with the day starting out with four teams and ended with two playing for the cherished number one seed going into the state sectionals this week.

  • Rain doesn’t slow Tigers

    By Jack Sims


    In rainy middle school action Monday night the Rockwood Tigers beat the Oneida Middle School Indians, 24 – 8 , at Civitan Field.

    In game of tight formations and very few pass attempts, running was the key on both teams. Rockwood was able to put the ball in the end zone when it counted and keep the Indians.

  • County X-country teams have good...

    The Midway girls (top left), Midway boys (above) and the Kingston boys (bottom left) placed in the top 10 at the Cove Lake All Comers event in Caryville recently. The Midway ladies came in second in the competition. The Midway guys finished in third while the Kingston team placed ninth overall.

  • Jackets surf the Green Wave for...

    By Jack Sims


    In middle school action the Coalfield Yellow Jackets took on the Midway Greenwave and came away winners. The final score was 26 – 9, the Yellow Jackets winning.

    The Greenwave kicked off to open the game and Coalfield took up the challenge.

    With strong running showing early in the game by both sides, the Yellow Jackets were able to march down the field and put the first points on the board. After the missed point after the score was 6 – 0.

  • Dayton ruins Devils’ festivities

    By Melissa Coley


    Dayton middle traveled to Harriman on Thursday evening and spoiled the homecoming festivities by defeating the Blue Devils by a final score of 28-0.

    Nasir Stokes was a bright spot for the Blue Devils on special teams with over 100 yards on kickoff returns but Harriman’s offense was overpowered by Dayton’s bigger and stronger defensive line, limiting the Devils to only one first down.

    Dayton took their first four drives down the field and led at the half by a score of 28-0.