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Today's Sports

  • LMS golfers win district

    Consistent play allowed LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams to sweep the district golf tournament Tuesday at The Greens at Deerfield.

    Lindsay Taylor was tournament champion for the Lady Owls. Teammate Nicole Lumpkins finished third overall. Jacksboro’s Julie Davis won a playoff for second place, individually, and led the Lady Eagles to a runner-up finish. 

    In boy’s competition, LaFollette’s Trevor Huckaby was individual champion, followed by teammates Tyler Chumley, 3rd place; and Caleb Baird, 5th place.

  • Titans wow LaFollette students

    A visit from T-Rac last week helped LaFollette Elementary School students prepare for the annual TCAP achievement test.

    T-Rac, the Tennessee Titans’ popular raccoon mascot, and linebacker Gerald McRath stopped by the school Thursday morning to encourage students to be their best, both mentally and physically.

    McRath spoke to the student body about growing up wanting to play pro football. He said he achieved his dream by working hard, making good decisions and never giving up.

  • Lady Blue Devils sweep county...

    Jellico High School senior Noel Tiller struck out 10 batters and scattered three hits Friday afternoon during a 17-6 victory over rival Campbell County at Arlis Chapman Field.

    The victory gave the Lady Blue Devils (7-4 district, 15-5 overall) a season sweep of the Lady Cougars, whom they defeated, 15-0, three weeks ago at Jellico.

    Campbell County actually had a 3-1 lead going to the second inning.

  • Middle school baseball team is...

    If the late Tampa Bay Football Coach John McKay coached the Campbell County Middle School (CCMS) Baseball team, he might sum up a loss as, “Well, we didn’t hit and we didn’t pitch, but we made up for it by not playing defense.” The inaugural CCMS baseball team is young and enduring what veteran Darrell Evans said about the young 1989 Braves team, “a baptism by fire.”

  • Campbell County tops Middlesboro...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team salvaged a tough week with a 6-5 victory Thursday afternoon over visiting Middlesboro, Ky.

    Senior lefty Justin Willoughby was a force at the plate and on the mound.

    He went 4-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for the Cougars and was also credited with the save after pitching the final 1/3 inning in relief.

    Ryan Hutson was credited with the win after taking over for Andrew Dykes in the top of the seventh inning.

  • Lady Eagles win 8-team track meet

    Jacksboro’s girls outscored seven other teams to win a middle school track and field meet Thursday afternoon at Campbell County High School.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 132 points to finish well ahead of meet runner-up Oak Ridge-Jefferson, which had 100. The other six teams, in order of finish, included: Oak Ridge-Robertsville, Sevierville, Lake City, Clinton, LaFollette and Norris.

  • Swing Fest coming up April 23-24

    The LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball organization will host Swing Fest, April 23-24, to help offset the cost of running the league this year.All games will be played at the LaFollette Community Center.

    April 23

    Tee ball

    5:30 p.m.-Reds vs. Phillies

    6 p.m.-Marlins vs. Orioles

    6:30 p.m.-White Sox vs. Lil’ Bits

    7 p.m.-Dodgers vs. Cubs

    7:30 p.m.-Mets vs. Braves

    8 p.m.-Rangers vs. Yankees

    April 24

    Coach Pitch

    11 a.m.-A’s vs. Blue Jays

    12:15 p.m.-Reds vs. Braves

  • Rotary/Chamber Golf Tournament...

    The annual Rotary/Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at The Greens at Deerfield.

    The format will be a four-person scramble. Tee time is 1 p.m., with a shotgun start.

    The entry fee is $525 per team, which includes a cart fee, range balls and a light meal during the awards ceremony. Entry deadline is May 5.

    Prizes will be awarded for first place, $750; second place, $500; third place, $250; and mystery place, $100.

  • Cougars savor sweep of Central

    Lots of laughter and cheering could be heard last week during a Campbell County High School varsity baseball game at Brown-Archer Field.

    For a change, all the noise was not coming from the opposing team’s dugout.

  • Campbell County track athletes...

    A handful of Campbell County High School athletes set new personal records and met sectional qualifying standards while competing in the Big East Invitational last week at Jefferson County.

    Keenan Evans turned in perhaps the most outstanding performance of the day for the Cougars. The junior weight thrower won the shot put (46-11 1/2) and placed third in discus.

    Other notable performances from CCHS athletes include:

    •Sophomore Nick Litton set a PR in boy’s high jump (6-0) to qualify for sectionals.