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Sports News 1-31-13

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By Chris Cannon

TWRA requests public input

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is soliciting comments for its 2013-14 hunting seasons’ regulations. This is an opportunity for the public to provide ideas and share concerns about hunting regulations. Public comments will be considered by TWRA’s Wildlife Division staff and may be presented as proposals for regulation changes. Comments may be submitted by mail to 2013-14 Hunting Season Comments, TWRA, Wildlife and Forestry Division, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, Tn 37204 or emailed to twra.comment@tn.gov. Please include “Hunting Season Comments” on the subject line. Comments are open through Monday, Feb. 25.

Youth baseball scoreboard needed

Anyone interested in donating a little league baseball scoreboard to the Campbell County Park located on Demory Road near White Bridge can contact Park Manager Matthew Bowman at 592-4438.

Campbell County Youth Basketball

The Campbell County Youth Basketball Association is taking applications for after school basketball. Applications can be picked up at the LaFollette Community Center. Applications for an adult league will also be taken. The season starts Feb. 1.

Middle School District Tournament

The Jacksboro Eagles will both play on Thursday night in the TMSAA Area 2 AAA District Tournament. The Lady Eagles will face off in the championship game with Horace Maynard Middle School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The boys will play at 6:30 at Clinton Middle School.

Jellico Basketball

The Jellico Blue Devils will begin a three-day game schedule beginning tonight, Thursday, Jan. 31, as they travel to Barbourville. The junior varsity girls will begin at 5 p.m., as the varsity squads will follow. On Friday, Feb. 1, the Blue Devils will travel again, as it looks to Cosby. The junior varsity girls will play at 5 p.m., as both varsity squads will play immediately after. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Jellico will host homecoming, as Oakdale will come to town. Both varsity squads will play at 6:30 p.m.

Campbell County Basketball

The Campbell County Cougars will host Anderson County in the District 3-AAA game on Friday night in John R.W. Brown Gymnasium. The junior varsity boys will tipoff at 4:30, as both varsity squads will follow. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Campbell County will travel to Oak Ridge for their rescheduled game from last Friday. Junior varsity girls will play first, as both varsity squads will follow. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Campbell County will look to host Karns.

Jellico Youth Basketball

Jellico Youth Basketball signups will be held at Jellico Elementary School Feb. 2. This will be the last day that signups will be held. Applications can be picked up at Jellico Elementary School between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Coon Hunting Tournament

A coon-hunting tournament will be held every Saturday night until Feb. 23, 2013. The tournament will run from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. For more information, contact 437-7651.

Coon Hunting Tournament

A coon-hunting tournament will be held every Saturday night until Feb. 23, 2013. The tournament will be at White Bridge, and will last from 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Squirrel Season Open

Tennessee’s hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opened Aug. 25. The season will continue through Feb. 28, 2013 with a bag limit of 10 squirrels per day. For more information on Tennessee hunting seasons, pick up a 2012 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, available at all TWRA Regional Offices and at all hunting license agents. You can also find it online at www.tnwildlife.org.

Spring Turkey Season

The Spring Turkey Season is set for March 30 through May 12. Only one bearded turkey per day, with a season limit of four per person. Shooting hours are thirty minutes before legal sunrise until sunset.

Young Sportsman Turkey Hunt

The juvenile hunt for the 2013 spring turkey season is set for March 23-24. This is for ages six through 16. One bearded turkey counts toward the statewide bag of four. Each youth must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device.

Great Smoky Mountains Trout Adventure Camp

The third annual Great Smoky Mountains Trout Adventure Camp for middle school girls and boys will be held June 17 through June 22. The camp will be at Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. It is designed to give kids an appreciation and understanding of the importance of our aquatic resources with an emphasis on conservation, protection and restoration of coldwater ecosystems. They experience fly tying, fly fishing and snorkeling in the Little River, along with some hiking and swimming. Boys and girls ages 12 to 15 old are eligible to apply, and 14 participants will be accepted. Tuition is $472. For more information, see www.tntroutadventure.org.