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Today's News

  • Cove Lake race set June 27

    Registration is now open for the annual Cove Lake 5K.

    The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville.

    Awards will be presented in several age categories. The top three runners overall will receive $150, $100 and $50, respectively.

    The fee is $15 for pre-registered runners or $20 for those who register the day of the race.

    All pre-registered runners should have their entry forms postmarked no later than Friday, June 19.

  • All-Stars picked by LaFollette baseball, softball coaches

    Voting is over for LaFollette Little League All-Stars, and District 6 Tournament play is set to begin at the end of June.

    The district coaches will meet Saturday at LaFollette to set the upcoming league tournament schedule.

    The list of all-stars for each of LaFollette’s four teams is as follows:

    Boy’s 9-10 baseball

    Players: Clay Lindsay, Josh Hatmaker, Austin Ford, Nicholas Chadwell, Bailey Lawson, Joshua McKillip, Cody Wilburn, Zach Rutherford, Preston Wilson, Marcel Boyd, Cody Walker, Tanner Boston, Jared White. Coach: Marvin Rutherford.

  • Ausmus returns to UT as strength coach

    Aaron Ausmus is happy to be back home again.

    Ending weeks of speculation and Internet rumors, the 34-year-old LaFollette native has been hired by the University of Tennessee as director of strength and conditioning for men’s intercollegiate athletics.

    He will be responsible for all of the major and minor sports, including football, basketball, baseball and track. Ausmus began his career as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant on the  Vols’ 1998 national championship football team.

  • Cougars hold their own at Belmont team camp

    They may be young, but that doesn’t seem to faze members of the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball program.

    With 18 of 22 players either freshmen or sophomores, the Cougars played with poise and purpose last week at the Belmont University summer team camp in Nashville, where they played a combined 46 games in five days in three separate divisions: varsity, B-team and freshman.

    “They took everything we threw at them,” said Barry Jones, who is beginning his third year as head coach at Campbell County.

  • Back on the field

    Chris Johnson hadn’t been on a football field in nearly four years, and it showed.

    While playing Saturday for the unbeaten Knoxville Knights — a minor league team that competes in the Alliance League — the former star running back for Campbell County High School admittedly didn’t live up to his usual high expectations.

    Johnson’s best work came on special teams, where he delivered a couple of devastating hits on opposing ball carriers to help his team pin a 39-0 defeat on the Frankfort (Ky.) Falcons.

  • CCHS to host baseball camp July 13-15

    Campbell County High School will host a baseball camp July 13-15 for boys ages 6-14.

    Camp hours will be 9 a.m.-noon.

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on opening day of the camp. Players may also pre-register by calling 865-659-7873.

    All campers will receive a camp t-shirt. Cost is $35 per player.

  • Legals repeat as Caryville champs

    After winning the Caryville Dixie Youth Baseball 9-10 division title in ’07, the Dave Dunaway Legals have now won back-to-back league championships in the 11-12 year old division.

    In 2009, the Legals posted a league best 7-2 regular season mark, including 3-1 in the Caryville Division, to make their overall three-peat record 33-3.

  • All-Stars take McMinn to the limit

    LaFollette’s 11-12 All-Stars won their first game in District 6 pool play Monday night, and boy was it a doozy.

    Playing in front of a hometown crowd at Liberty Park, LaFollette went two extra innings to beat the McMinn County Nationals, 7-3.

    The game was a scoreless pitching duel until the top of the fifth inning when LaFollette’s Aaron Sanders drilled a line drive to a gap down the right field line to drive in the first run.

    Later, Sanders scored on a sacrifice by Kaleb Jarrett to give the home team a 2-0.

  • Record field but no record times at Cove Lake

    After setting course records the past two years, the field was significantly slower Saturday morning for the 10th annual Cove Lake 5K road race. Jeff Day and Patrick Gildea — a pair of 20-something former University of Tennessee runners who set course records in 2008 — didn’t come close to their times from last summer’s race but did finish first and second, respectively, for the second consecutive year.

  • LaFollette Fitness Center Team takes top awards at competitions

    The Academy of Martial Arts at LaFollette Fitness Center recently took several members to a tournament hosted by Alliance Martial Arts in Corbin, Ky.  

    Three competitors from the Fitness Center participated in the tournament. Events included forms (kata), weapons, point fighting, sport jujitsu and grappling.

    Medals were awarded for first through third place, and trophies were awarded to the Grand Champion in each division.