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Today's Sports

  • Cherokee playing for title

    The Cherokee Middle School Yellow Jackets punched their ticket to the TMSSAA football championships Tuesday night with a 44-26 win against the Lake City Lakers in Kingston.

    “Offensively, we played pretty well,” Jackets Coach Brent Kelley said. “Defensively throughout the game, we had some bumps and bruises.

    “We gave up three scores where we just missed an assignment and that shouldn’t happen.

  • Kingston goes to roost tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets go on the road to face Pigeon Forge in an important Region 2-3A match-up tonight. Kingston (2-6, 1-3) has had a rough season thus far, but have shown flashes of brilliance throughtout and it is that brilliance that has kept playoff hopes alive. A win against Pigeon Forge (1-7, 0-4) could go a long way in securing a beth in the post season for the Jackets. Of course that would only be the first step. Kingston would have to continue to roll into next week and beat Gatlinburg-Pittman as well for the post-season to be assured.

  • Seniors rolling for big scores

    SENIOR BOWLERS

    October 12

    1st High Game - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 443

    2nd High Game - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 459

    3rd High Game - Paula Murphy, John Bledsoe 416

    High Scores today - Rick Alderfer 211, 204 game. Wayne Croy 204 game. John Bledsoe 214 game

    High Series for today - Rick Alderfer, Aryn Milhollon 1308

    High Series October- Donna Wright, Aryn Milhollon 1374

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167. Rick Matthews - 187

  • Cherokee pretty in pink with win
  • Kingston pair angling for tops

    Staff Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Roane County High School fishing team continues to excel on the water this season.

    Leading the way has been Matthew Stombaugh and Cole Miller.

    The duo most recently won the Bass Pro Tournament this past Saturday at Fort Loudon Lake.

    There were 171 boats in the tournament representing many state high schools.

    Stombaugh and Miller finished the tournament with a total of 11.38 pounds for fish caught.

    They also had 5.85 pounds for the big fish category.

  • Vols Reap a Harvest on the Plains

    by Ben Briley

    bbriley@roanecounty.com

    It was all a matter of time before everything came together for Tennessee.

    The Vols went in to Jordan-Hare Stadium to play No. 21 Auburn in a game just about everyone said was “unwinnable”.

    Those “Unwinnable” Vols just beat a good SEC team on the road 30-24.

    It was a huge win not only for winning’s sake, but for the program, the team and the fans.

  • Might be getting interesting

    It’s getting to be that time of year again.

    With only two weeks left to go in the high school footbball regular season, things might be getting interesting for Roane County teams.

    With Oliver Springs and Midway both sporting 7-1 records and 3-1 in Region 2-1A, it really is getting down to what counts.

    This Friday, the Bobcats will travel into Morgan County to renew their rivalry with the Coalfield Yellow Jackets.

  • Even in defeat, Bobcats look...

    The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats travelled to Oneida to face the Lady Indians in the single elimination district soccer tournament this week.

    Despite a gritty showing from the Lady Bobcats, Oneida was able to hang tough and win 2-0 to advance in the postseason.

    The young Oliver Springs team had been showing improvement throughout the year and Tuesday night gave validation to this.

    The Lady Indians had beaten the Lady ‘Cats 7-1 earlier in the regular season, so the playoff outcome and score were actually something to be proud of.

  • Rockwood grows as team on the...

    By Jace Greene

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood/Midway Lady Tigers/Waves travelled to Cumberland Gap on Tuesday night in a second round matchup in the single elimination district tournament.

    The Lady Tigers/Waves came off a big win agains Harriman Monday. After the win, the Lady Tigers/Waves had to turn right around and travel to the number 1 seed in the district.

    Cumberland Gap ended the Lady Tigers/Waves season with a 9-0 final.

    Head Coach Denziel Westby had very encouraging words about his team after the loss.

  • Scott ends Lady Jacket season