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Today's News

  • Records fall when Goins takes the field

     Shayla Goins continued her assault Friday night on the Campbell County High School track and field record books.

    The standout junior set both school and meet records with the winning discus throw (119-04) in the Dale Legg Invitational at Anderson County. The new mark eclipsed the previous CCHS record of 114-03 set by Tiffany Douglas in 2004 and was nearly 10 feet better than her personal best.

    Goins also set a new school record in shot put (36-07) to take 2nd place in that event.

  • Cougars pick up wins against Williamsburg, Ky. and Karns

      Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team got a pair of much-needed wins last week.

    On Thursday, the Cougars (10-16 overall) avenged an earlier loss to Williamsburg, Ky. with a resounding 14-1 victory. Two days later, Campbell County surprised district foe Karns, 4-3.

    Facing a Williamsburg team that beat them 7-2 just seven days earlier, the Cougars won the rematch in five innings. Aaron Chapman went the distance, scattering 5 hits, walking 3 batters and striking out 7.

  • Lady Cougars get third win

      The Campbell County High School softball team picked up its third win of the season during a Thursday afternoon doubleheader against the Knoxville Ambassadors.

    The Lady Cougars won the nightcap, 10-7, after losing the first game, 11-3. Both were 5-inning games.Alex Hempsall pitched both games for Campbell County and struck out 4 batters in each contest.

  • Press staff captures awards on Friday night

    On Friday night members of the LaFollette Press Staff were honored by their journalism peers.

    During the annual East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalist awards ceremony the Press staff was recognized with 11 awards for the work they did in 2010.

    Among those honors was a first place award in the investigative journalism category.

    Editor Susan Sharp, Jennifer Caldwell, reporter and former reporter Natasha Colbaugh were given the top honor for a story they investigated and reported on in Dec. 2010.

  • Soccer team defeats Norris by 6-1 margin

     The Campbell County United B Team defeated Norris 6-1 last week during a soccer match at LaFollette Field. Half a dozen players scored one goal each for CC United. They included Jacob Lasley, Mathew Laxton, Jared Bane, Eric Phillips, Noah Elorifi and Jacob Ward.

  • Middle school baseball team finishes record setting season

     Campbell County’s Middle School Baseball team completed its second season and, in the process, broke a slew of team records.

    On April 28, CCMS hosted Scott County. With Ethan Jeffers gone for Spring Break and the tournament starting the next day, Coach Andy Ellison had to go with his best JV pitcher, Brady Orick, who had been nearly unhittable in his last two JV outings. 

  • Lady Eagles Basketball tryout day will be June 1

     The Jacksboro Middle School Lady Eagles will be conducting a girls’ basketball tryout on June 1 from 12:01 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any girl that will be attending JMS in the fall is eligible to try out. There will not be another open tryout in the fall. Contact Wanda Snodgrass at Jacksboro Middle School, 562-3773.

     

  • Lady Eagles’ Camp set for May 24-27

      The Jacksboro Middle School Lady Eagles will host their annual basketball camp May 24-27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The registration fee is $50 and includes a free t-shirt. 

    The camp is open to girls entering grades 3-8. Registration will be on May 10 during 5th grade night, May 22 at JMS from 3:30-6 p.m. and May 24 at 3 p.m. 

    Contact Wanda Snodgrass at Jacksboro Middle School, 562-3773, for more information.

  • Play softball for a good cause

      The inaugural Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament will be held June 17-18 at Asbury Park in Caryville.

    On June 17, games will start at 6:30 p.m. On June 18, tournament play will begin at 9 a.m.

    Entry fee per team is $150. The tournament format will be double elimination.

    All proceeds will go to Officer Greg Cox’s family and to the Campbell County Cancer Association.

  • Basketball tourney will benefit child with serious illness

      A benefit basketball tournament for Talan Hooks will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Valley View Elementary School.

    Talan is a 2-year-old boy who, earlier this year, was diagnosed with Leukoencephalopathy, a disease that occurs primarily in the white matter of the brain. 

    Symptoms include problems with speech, vision, loss of mental function, loss of coordination, extreme weakness and fatigue.

    Tournament proceeds will help fund Talan’s medical expenses.