Today's Sports

  • Muzzleloader deer season coming

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The 2018 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 3 and continues through Friday, Nov. 16 in all of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.

  • Offensive line costs Volunteers

    By Ben Briley


    Nathan Niehaus, Jahmir Johnson, Marcus Tatum, Ryan Johnson, Jerome Carvin and Drew Richmond. Especially Drew Richmond. This game is on you.

    After the news that OL Trey Smith would be out indefinitely because of the return of blood clot in his lungs, the “next man up” mentality was put to the test.

    Tennessee would see a 21-9 3rd quarter lead squandered as they would fall to South Carolina 27-24 in Columbia.

  • Tigers’ title hopes end in OT

    By Richard Evans


    The Rockwood Middle School Tigers came up just shy of a state championship Saturday as they fell to Oneida 28-22 in overtime.

    Playing on a wet, muddy field at Campbell County High in LaFollette, the Tigers set the tone early as they took the ball at midfield on a failed onside kick.

    The duo of Dakota Waldo and Pudge Hannibal battered the Oneida defense inside and outside early in the drive but the Indians stood tall and forced a fourth and six.

  • Cherokee wins middle school title

    By Robby O’Daniel

    for The Roane County News

    In a rematch of last year’s title game, Cherokee exacted a measure of revenge on the Jacksboro Middle School football team, with Cherokee defeating the Eagles 16-0 in the TMSAA East Tennessee Middle School Football AAA Championship last Saturday at Campbell County High School and snapping Jacksboro’s 16-game winning streak on contests played on the field.

  • Oliver Springs golf standout...

    Surrounded by friends, family, and coaches, Oliver Springs’ Caleb Trentham (seated to the right) signed with Hiwassi College Thursday afternoon in Oliver Springs’ library. Trentham has been a standout member of the Bobcats’ golf team for the last two years, making to the region tournament both times. Trentham plans to major in business when he attends Hiwassi.

  • Midway ladies punch state ticket
  • Tigers win battle of jungle cats

    By Jack Sims


    The Rockwood High School Tigers took on the Cumberland Gap High School Panthers and came home licking their whiskers with a 26 – 0 win.

    It was a miserable, wet, misty, foggy, and chilly evening and the game was a mud fest.

    The Tigers that kept their claws into the ball and dictated the tempo of the game all night.

  • Yellow Jackets are playoff bound

    After a rough start to the season, the Kingston Yellow Jackets had to win the final two games of the year in order to gain a berth in the playoffs.

    With the first needed win in the books, Kingston rode the blast of an offensive explosion in the second quarter Friday night to beat Gatlinburg-Pittman, 20-7, at Dr. Nat Sugarman Field, wrapping up the post-season spot.

  • Big 4th by ’Cats beats Midway

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats beat Midway, 33-20, Thursday night at Midway High School in an end of season showdown for third place in Region 2-1A.

    “I’m proud of the way our guys responded after we lost last week,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said. “We came back and had a good week of practice like the guys always do.”

    The game had been rescheduled from Friday night in an attempt to avoid the rainy forecast, but it isn’t nice to fool Mother Nature and it rained any way.

  • Cross country in home stretch

    The Kingston and Midway girls and boys cross country teams met Thursday at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville for the Region Cross County meet. The athletes and teams will be vying for spots in the state meet coming up in Nashville.