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Today's Sports

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Gun season runs
    through Jan. 9

    Gun season for Tennessee deer hunters resumed on Dec. 18 and will continue through Jan. 9, 2011.
    Since archery season opened in late September, more than 122,500 deer have been harvested statewide.
    The top 10 counties and their harvest totals this year are: Fayette (3,118), Giles (3,678), Hardeman (3,101), Henry (3,544), Lincoln (2,852), Maury (2,764), Montgomery (2,672), Roane (2,455), Stewart (2,439) and Weakley (2,534).

  • State title among top highlights...

    Kristin Chapman’s state high jump championship may top the list, but there were plenty of other sports highlights for Campbell County athletes during the year 2010.
    From a runner-up district finish by the Lady Cougars’ basketball team to the CCHS baseball team’s historic sweep of longtime Knoxville power Central, the first half of the year provided lots for local sports fans to cheer about.

  • Teams celebrate county...

    Jellico Middle School and the Christian Academy of Campbell County swept their divisions last week in the 2010 Campbell County Elementary/Middle School Basketball Tournament at LaFollette.
    In the small middle school bracket, Jellico’s girls beat Elk Valley, while the Jellico boys topped White Oak in two of the half dozen tournament championship games played on Saturday afternoon.

  • Lady Cougars share league lead...

    Beating District 3-AAA girl’s basketball powers Oak Ridge and Powell would normally be cause for a generous round of high-fives for the Campbell County High School Lady Cougars.
    Beating them both in the same week is like opening Christmas presents two weeks before anyone else.
    The Lady Cougars (3-0 district, 6-3 overall) are tied with Hardin Valley for the league lead following their 55-50 upset Friday night of visiting Oak Ridge. Two nights earlier, Campbell County had knocked Powell off its pedestal with a 53-46 overtime victory on the road.

  • Weather has been more suitable...

    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 Friday, Dec. 10 was 1,003.77 feet, which is a foot lower than it was the previous week, and falling.
    Frigid weather, with snow and wind, caused the surface temperature to drop considerably. Surface temp readings range from 45 to 48 degrees. Some protected hollows on the upper end of the lake had a thin coating of ice on the coldest mornings.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    First TWRC meeting of 2011
    set for Jan. 20-21 at Nashville

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) has scheduled its first meeting in 2011 for Jan. 20-21 at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville at the Ellington Agricultural Center.
    The session will open with committee meetings at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. The regular commission meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. The agenda will be announced about a week prior to the meeting.

  • Wells reflects on remarkable run

    Dewayne Wells leans comfortably back into his office chair, props his feet up onto the desk and stares contemplatively at photographs of each of his varsity teams that adorn the walls of the coach’s office inside the Campbell County High School Football Field House.
    Each photograph has a treasure trove of war stories to tell: of young men in pitched battle, of shared triumph and tragedy, of a brotherly bond not easily broken. The old ball coach can tell you all about their lives, which are linked forever with his own.

  • Evans gets starting nod for the...

    Campbell County High School senior lineman Keenan Evans turned a few heads Saturday afternoon during the 4th annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic at Carson-Newman College.
    Evans, who started on defense for the East, didn’t let the opportunity go to waste. He was in on several key plays including a first-half sack of West team quarterback Jake Overby from the University School of Jackson.
    “Keenan was super,” said Seymour head football coach Jim Moore, who coached the defensive linemen for the East team.

  • Wildcats escape Cougars’ den...

    Junior forward Nick Litton turned in a pair of 24-point performances last week, but the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team failed to back him up with victories.
    Litton led the Cougars out to a double-digit lead in the first half of Friday night’s home game against district rival Oak Ridge. Senior guard Lucas Nelson was close behind with 23 points, 14 of which he scored during the second quarter, for Campbell County.

  • Blue Devils get key district win

    District 4-A rivals Jellico and Coalfield split a pair of varsity high school basketball games Friday night at Jellico.
    The boy’s game was competitive until the Blue Devils (2-0 district, 4-6 overall) began to pull away with a 16-2 run in the second quarter. Jellico led 41-18 at halftime and won the game by a final score of 75-38.
    Brent Ayers, Cody Malicoat and Lee England paced the Blue Devils with 13 points each.