Sports News 11-22-12

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By Chris Cannon

Jacksboro Middle School Basketball

The Jacksboro basketball teams will take on Oneida at Jacksboro Middle School on Monday, Nov. 26. It is the only game for the Eagles this week. Tipoff for the junior varsity boys will be at 5 p.m., as both varsity squads will follow.


LaFollette Middle School Basketball

The LaFollette basketball teams will travel to Clinton on Monday, Nov. 26. It is the only game for the Owls this week. Tipoff for the junior varsity boys will be at 5 p.m., as both varsity squads will follow.


Campbell County Basketball

The Campbell County High School basketball teams will travel to Heritage High School to take part in the Heritage High Thanksgiving Classic on Nov. 23 and 24. On Friday, the girls will tipoff with Heritage at 4 p.m., while the boys will follow at 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s contest will see the Cougars and Lady Cougars take on William Blount. Tipoff for the girls is at 1 p.m., as the boys will follow at 2:30.


Jellico Basketball

The Jellico High School basketball teams will face off with Barbourville and Grace Christian at home on Nov. 26 and 27. For both games, the junior varsity boys are to tipoff at 5 p.m., as both varsity squads will follow.


Gun Season

The annual gun season began on Nov. 17, and it will run through Jan 6, 2013. This is the second year of a continual season. Archery and muzzleloader may also be used during this time. Only one antlerless deer may be taken during this period on the non-quota hunts, which will be Dec. 17-23 for Campbell County. A Type 94 permit is required to harvest antlerless deer during this season on all non-quota hunts, except for holders of an Annual Sportsman, Lifetime Sportsman, or Senior Citizen License Type 167 Permit. A limit of three antlered deer (defined as deer with antlers longer than three inches) may be taken during the entire 2012-13 season. Only one antlered deer may be taken in a single day.


Young Sportsman Hunt

The TWRA Young Sportsman Hunt is set to be Jan. 12-13. Youth, ages 6-16 are the only year ages allowed to hunt on these days. Each young sportsman 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 and who must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult, as youths 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter Education requirements. Young sportsman hunters may take one deer during this two day period.


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.


Turkey Shoot

The Briceville Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a turkey shoot every Saturday at 5 p.m. The location of the shoot is Bill Black Lane at Briceville Highway. Stock 12, 16, 20 gauge and .410 barrel are the only guns allowed. Shells will be provided. Concessions will be available, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded for every round. For more information, contact (865) 258-8802, (865) 617-1212, or (865) 661-4499.


Squirrel Season Open

Tennessee’s hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opened Aug. 25. The season will continue through Feb. 29, 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.