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Today's Sports

  • Not too cold for Dixie
  • Raiders earn all-conference...

    By Bob Fowler

    for the Roane County News

    Three members of the Roane State Raiders basketball team and one Lady Raider have been named to the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association’s second team All-Conference.

    Raiders named to the squad were William Johnson, DeMierre Black and Garrett Crandell.

    Lady Raider Amberlee Zeller was also an All-Conference designee.

    Coach Randy Nesbit said Johnson averaged 14.5 points and four rebounds per game during the season and led the team in blocked shots.

  • Lady Raiders honored for play

    By Bob Fowler

    for the Roane County News

    Members of Roane State women’s basketball coach Monica Boles’ squad were honored for their runner-up finish in the annual TCCAA and Region VII tournament last month.

    The Lady Raiders came together at “just the right time,” Boles said, and defeated three other squads in the tourney, held in Chattanooga, only to lose the championship game in a heartbreaking nail-biter.

  • Lady Knights can’t close gap

    The Roane County Lady Knight lacrosse teams lost to the Gatlinburg-Pittman Lady Highlanders Monday night at Midway, 20-7.

  • Devils win mud brawl

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The rain may have shut down baseball and softball games on Monday evening but the Harriman Blue Devils soccer team fought through the mud and muck with a tough defense and a disciplined offense to defeat the Oneida Indians by a final score of 2-1.

  • Miscues doom Kingston

    The Kingston Yellow Jacket soccer team lost 2-1 to Loudon in Kingston Thursday night. The Jackets actually scored two goals, but one was in their own goal for the first goal of the night. The Kingston goal that counted for them was scored by Austin Courteau.

  • Trouble at the plate sinks...

    A lackluster first inning and cold bats contributed to the Kingston Yellow Jackets losing 4-1 to the Oak Ridge Wildcats Thursday evening at Fort South West Point.

    Things didn’t go well for Kingston from the beginning.

    Starting pitcher Tyler Thurman didn’t look to have his best stuff and Oak Ridge took advantage.

    “Tyler struggled some, as far as finding the strike zone,” Kingston Coach Bruce Robinette said. “But when he makes a pitch and get a ground ball, you have to make that play.”

  • Blue Devil will still be kicking

    Blue Devil soccer standout Jose Acosta (center) is surrounded by family and coaches as he signs his letter of intent Friday afternoon to continue his scholastic career with the Martin Methodist Redhawks. In addition to playing soccer at Martin Methodist, Acosta plans to major in accounting.

  • OSMS splits twin-bill with Eagles

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    With rain expected on Friday night it only made sense for the Bobcats and the Eagles to play a double header on Thursday evening in Oliver Springs with Oakdale taking the first game by a final score of 7-5 and the Cats winning the second game 7-3.

    Skyler York was on the mound for the Cats and quickly got three up three down as his defense backed him with ground outs to short and third.

  • Late surge pushes Oliver Springs

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Lady Cats were able to avenge an earlier season loss to the Lady Tigers by defeating them on Thursday night by a final score of 6-1.

    “Our pitching is doing pretty good right now and we are working on getting stronger as the year progresses,” stated OS head coach Matt Headden.

    “We played well defensively but left too many runners on base.