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Today's News

  • Blue Devils tame Lions, 33-14

    Jellico High School’s football team scored more points Friday night than it did in the first two games combined.
    The result was a 33-14 home victory over The King’s Academy that gave the Blue Devils (1-2 overall) their first triumph of the season.
    Jellico’s last win came in October 2009 against District 4 rival Oakdale.
    The Lions (0-3 overall) are still searching for their first victory this year.

  • Eagles blank Avery Trace; Owls win at Maynardville

    Jacksboro’s football team stayed unbeaten Thursday night at Cookeville with an impressive 14-0 victory over Avery Trace Middle School.
    The Eagles (4-0) had possession of the ball for all but 11 seconds of the opening quarter. Paul Courdle ran for a touchdown to put Jacksboro on the scoreboard. Quarterback Kaine Peel hit Jesse Sharp with a 2-point conversion pass to give Jacksboro an 8-0 lead headed to the second quarter.

  • JHS boys, Campbell middle schoolers win first races

    Jasper Budd and Ethan Shelly led the Jellico High School boy’s cross-country team to its first-ever victory Thursday during the Scott County Invitational at Oneida.
    The Blue Devils placed three runners in the top 5 and five in the top 23 to edge Cumberland Gap by two points.
    Budd (18:37) and Shelly (19:13) finished one-two overall. Lee England (20:48) was fifth, followed by Brady Huddleston, 19th; Cody Malicoat, 23rd; and Chase McDaniel, 26th.
    Micah and Matt Wade, who placed fourth and seventh overall, carried Cumberland Gap.

  • CCHS golf teams play well against district competition

    Campbell County High School golfers placed among the leaders last week during matches at LaFollette and Beaver Brook.
    The Cougars lost by five strokes, 148-153, to two-time defending Class AAA state champion Farragut on Thursday at the LaFollette Country Club. The Hardin Valley Academy finished a distant third with a team score of 178.
    Corey Bray and Trevor Huckaby each shot 37 for the Cougars, followed by Logan Baird and Bryce Roach each with a 39.
    Stuart Thomas shot a 1-under par 35 to lead Farragut.

  • Cougars fall to Karns, 14-7

    Campbell County suffered a 14-7 setback Friday night against District 3 football rival Karns.
    Quarterback Tuffy Shoupe scored on a 5-yard touchdown run to put the Cougars (0-2 district, 0-4 overall) on the scoreboard first. Wesley Cook kicked the extra point. The 12-play scoring drive covered nearly 60 yards and consumed almost seven minutes of the opening quarter. The Beavers answered with a pair of touchdowns and a 2-point conversion during the second quarter. Keenan Evans blocked an extra-point kick following the first Karns touchdown. The halftime score was also 14-7.

  • Elementary, middle school teams begin racing season

    The Campbell County elementary and middle school cross-country teams opened the season last week at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.
    Around 1,200 runners competed. This year, the Campbell County team is the biggest its ever been, with 41 young people out running every day.
    In the elementary boy’s division, three Campbell County runners finished among the top 20 in a field of over 300.
    Top finishers for the Cougars were Blake Kibler (7th with a time of 6:15), Eric Phillips (15th with a time of 6:31) and Timmy Zupancic (18th with a time of 6:50).

  • Campbell runners take 1st place

    This past Saturday the Cougars elementary and middle school cross-country teams competed in the Volunteer Cross Country Invitational at Victor Ashe Park. In spite of heavy rain that came down during the race, Campbell County was well represented at this annual event.

  • Church sponsors fun run/walk

    The Glade Springs Baptist Church 5K for Christ Fun Run and Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 9 a.m., at Cove Lake State Park.
    Check-in and day-of-event registration will start at 8:30 a.m. at the swimming pool shelter. Pastor Chris Stanley will give a devotional at 9 a.m., with the race immediately following. Refreshments will be served after the event.

  • Elk banquet scheduled for Sept. 25

    The Royal Blue Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Ball Farm Event Center at 2107 Gen. Carl Wade Stiner Hwy. in LaFollette. The public is invited for an evening of fun with games of chance, drawings for prizes, silent and live auction, and a wonderful catered meal.
    Proceeds will be used for the preservation of habitat for wildlife species.
    Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

  • Fishing remains slow on Norris despite cooler surface temps

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The fall drawdown continues. The lake level on Friday, Sept. 10 was 1,010.22 feet, which is over a foot and a half lower than the previous week.