Today's Sports

  • Op-Ed: Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

    By Karissa Niehoff and

    Bernard Childress

    for The Roane County News

    If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Tennessee, this message is primarily for you.

    When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes to verbally criticizing game officials or coaches, cool it.

  • Bunch will continue with Bulldogs
  • Playoffs begin for RMS

    The post-season has begun for Roane County Middle School basketball.

    Rockwood Middle School’s Tigers and Lady Tigers were featured in the opening round of the 2A district tournament hosted by Cherokee Middle School in Kingston Thursday night.

    In the first game of the evening, the Rockwood Middle Lady Tigers beat the Fort Loudon Lady Braves, 21-8.

    The first quarter was a prolonged feeling out period as moves by either team were countered and answered.

  • Roane State vs. Chattanooga...

    Roane State hosted Chattanooga State Wednesday evening. The Lady Raiders lost a hard fought game, 65-58, while the Raiders won, 92-84.

  • Kingston set to honor team for...

    Roane County High School is set to honor the Kingston Lady Jackettes January 25 during halftime of the Yellow Jacket game with Austin-East. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Jackettes final four appearance in the state tournament. The 1979 Jackettes were District Champions, Region Champions, Sub-State Champions, won the first round of the final four before falling in the state tournament semi-finals.

  • Middle school teams name All-...

    Boys Team

    Most Outstanding Player

    Jordan McCullum Harriman

    Nick Pelfrey Harriman

    Brandon Phillips Lake City

    Michael Tuck Oliver Springs

    Cole Hines Coalfield

    Sydney Gregory Oakdale

    Chase Letner Midway

    Brayden Burgess Coalfield

    Brent Reynolds Norwood

    Kane Gouge Oliver Springs

    Issac Elliot Lake City

    Ethan Parks Midway

    Jonah Freels Sunbright

    Talon Moore Harriman

    Joseph Summers Oakdale

    Honorable Mention

  • Midway loses despite comeback

    Despite a second quarter comeback by the Midway Green Wave during Tuesday night’s game at Midway, the Sunbright Tigers were able to pull away in the second half, 72-58.

    Midway was down 17-9 after the opening period and it looked like shooting problems would be the tale of the evening.

    “Sunbright start fast breaking on us and we could not adjust,” Green Wave Coach Hoyle Humphreys said. “But when you are able to come out of a 13-point hole and tie it at half time, that says a lot and it’s all I can ask the boys to do.”

  • Kingston splits with Loudon

    Kingston split Tuesday’s games with Loudon. They Lady Jackets continued to roll, winning 59-22 while the Yellow Jackets lost, 65-58.

  • Lady ’Cats show Lady Tigers who...

    By Jack Sims


    Although the win was never in doubt, the Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats still had their hands full with the scrappy and feisty Rockwood Lady Tigers in the 59-14 win Tuesday night.

  • Lady Devils beat Oakdale by a...

    By Melissa Coley


    Harriman traveled to Oakdale Tuesday evening and defeated the Lady Eagles by a touchdown, 21-14.

    Both teams got off to a slow start on offense, but the Lady Devils’ Micaela Goins had three steals, but points were hard to come by and Aleena Goldston’s three points topped the Harriman box score while Victoria Jones scored all four points for Oakdale as the teams were knotted up at four after one.