Sports

Lester’s storied career got its start in Roane County

E. Roy Lester went on to quite a football coaching career after his humble start right here in Roane County.

Moore gets MEC honor

The Mountain East Conference has honored former Roane County High golf standout Caleb Moore.

A legacy in green

Pro golfer came to Spencer in 1938

Editor’s note: The following story was published in the May 6, 2010 editions of The Times Record and Roane County Reporter. Benny Varda passed away the following year at the age of 90.

Being a coach in the age of COVID-19

When I called Roane County High head football coach Paul Burdette on Monday night, he asked if I could get with him the next morning.

County sports great Lester passes away

E. Roy Lester, one of the most successful sports figures in Roane County history, died Sunday in Rockville, Md., at the age of 96 from complications of COVID-19.

End of baseball season a hard hit for hard hitting Bush

When it was first announced last month that school in West Virginia was being called off for an indefinite period due to COVID-19, it was a high hard one that Danny Bush couldn’t handle.

Raider rally makes basketball debut a success

Balanced attack, late surge lift Roane past Ritchie 75-69

It wasn’t easy, but the first boys basketball game in school history turned out to be a successful one for the Roane County High Raiders.

Hall of Fame baseball coach Bailey passes away

One of the most decorated sports figures in the history of Roane County has passed away.

Hardman signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Editor’s note: The following story was published in the April 29, 2010 editions of The Times Record and Roane County Reporter. It is reprinted as it appeared then.

Kids missing youth baseball, softball seasons

It’s been quite the first season for the new president of the Roane County Youth Baseball/Softball League.


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