Today's Sports

  • Campbell County eliminated after...

     Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team made a brief but memorable appearance last week in the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    The Cougars were eliminated after back-to-back losses to Powell and Karns, but had a chance to win both games.

    Regular season district champion Powell appeared to be in shock Friday afternoon during the tournament opener when Campbell County took a 5-1 lead on the Panthers by scoring 5 runs in the top of the third inning. 

  • Jacksboro girls clinch 2nd...

        Jacksboro Middle School’s girls capped a spectacular season with a runner-up finish in the TMSAA Track and Field Championships held on April 21 at Lenoir City.

    The Lady Eagles came in a distant 2nd place to team champion Maryville, but finished ahead of 10 other teams. Michaela Smith headlined Jacksboro’s effort with 1st place finishes in shot put and discus. She also ran the third leg of the Lady Eagles’ 6th place 4x100 (also Emily Byrge, Makenzie Seiber, Jessica Stanley) and 5th place 4x200 (Olivia Brown, Byrge, Stanley) relays.

  • Lady Cougars tie for 4th place...

     In a final tuneup before sectionals, Campbell County High School track and field athletes competed Friday in the Metro 8 Championships at Oak Ridge.

    Multitalented junior Kristin Chapman led the Lady Cougars to a tie for 4th place with William Blount. Chapman won the high jump, was runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles with a new personal record, placed 5th in the 300-meter hurdles, and finished 7th in the 200-meter dash. A total of 18 girls’ teams participated in the meet.

  • Lady Cougars fall to Oak Ridge...

        The Campbell County High School softball team bowed out of District 3-AAA Tournament play Thursday afternoon with a 10-0 loss to Oak Ridge at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars (5-29 overall) fell behind 7-0 in the first inning and were never able to get their offense untracked.

    Oak Ridge scored twice more in the bottom of the third to make it 9-0.

    Campbell County had runners in scoring position in the top of the fourth inning, but couldn’t get them home.


     The Lady Owls’ Basketball Camp will be held May 16-19 at the LaFollette Middle School Gym. Hours will be 3-5 p.m. Registration will be May 16 from 3-3:20 p.m. The camp is for girls in grades K-8. All campers must have a registration form signed by parent or guardian. The camp fee is $50. Concessions will be sold daily. The camp will focus on the basic fundamentals of basketball and will include individual and team competitions. With opportunities to win awards. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

  • Night fishing for walleye...

        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 lake level on May 10 was 1,021.72 feet, almost 2 feet above full pool.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Free Fishing Day events geared toward youngsters

    Tennessee’s Free Fishing Day is set for June 11 this year, with dozens of events for kids scheduled statewide.

    All fishing on public waters will be free that day. Residents and non-residents (adults and youth) are exempt from license and permit requirements for that day. In addition, anyone age 15 and under may fish free for an entire week, beginning on Free Fishing Day and continuing through the following Friday, June 17.

  • Galilee Bible Camp scheduled to...

     The Galilee Bible Camp Outdoor Adventure is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m.

    A 3D archery competition will be held at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Afterward, participants will view an outdoor video. A trap shoot will begin at 2 p.m., followed by awards and closing at 4:30 p.m.

  • Records fall when Goins takes...

     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...

      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.