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Today's Sports

  • Little League Night set April 15...

      Lincoln Memorial University Head Baseball Coach Jeff Sziksai recently announced that LMU’s “Little League Night” will be held on Friday, April 15 prior to the Railsplitters’ South Atlantic Conference game with Carson Newman.

    Before LMU takes on Carson Newman at 7 p.m., Railsplitter players and coaches will work with little league kids from the tri-state area on various fundamentals of the game of baseball that include hitting, pitching, fielding and base-running.

  • JMS to host basketball clinic...

      There will be a basketball clinic for all ages, boys and girls, on Saturday, April 9 at Jacksboro Middle School from 8-11:30 a.m.  

    The cost is $25 per child. 

    For more information or to register, call 423-494-8606. Space is limited. 

  • Campbell County falls 20-10 in...

      District 3-AAA rivals Campbell County and Anderson County packed a lot into five innings of high school baseball Saturday on the Mavericks’ field.

    The teams combined for a whopping 30 runs, 24 hits and a couple of homers in a game that was shortened by two full innings due to the 10-run slaughter rule.

    AC won 20-10, but it wasn’t as easy as it looked. The score was 11-10 in the fourth inning before the Mavericks (4-3 district, 7-6 overall) finally began to break away.

  • Cougars continue mastery of...

     Andrew Dykes had a big series last week against Knoxville Central to lead Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of the Bobcats.

    Dykes was a combined 5-for-8 with a triple, double, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored. He also went the distance on the mound in the first game to pick up his third victory (3-0) of the season, scattering 9 hits, walking 2 and striking out 9.

  • CCHS teams net top finish at...

     It appears that Mother Nature is the only thing able to slow down Campbell County High School’s track and field teams this season.

    “Our greatest challenge right now is the weather,” said CCHS coach Billie Ann Evans, who had to cancel Monday’s practice session because of severe thunderstorms.

    “We’ve not been able to get a good practice in.”

  • Crank baits, spinners working on...

     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 Monday, April 4 was 1,010.53 feet. Feeder streams and the river arms have considerable floating debris that has lifted from the shoreline. Boaters need to exercise caution at all locations, but especially on the upper half of the lake.

    Surface temperatures range from 54 to 60 degrees depending on time of day and location.

  • Size and creel limits changing...

     The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) voted to amend regulations in regard to smallmouth bass fishing on Norris Lake during its March meeting.

    Bobby Wilson, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Fisheries Division chief, recently attended a Norris Lake Fisheries Advisory Committee (NLFAC) meeting. The NLFAC is a community-based group of advisors to the TWRC on fishery management. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency acts as an advisor to the committee.

  • Chapman, Provins set meet...

     Campbell County junior Kristin Chapman set meet and stadium records Saturday while winning the girls’ high jump title at the Hardin Valley Track and Field Invitational.

    Tennessee’s reigning Class AAA girls’ high jump champion matched her previous personal record (5-7) set last May at the state meet. Her closest competitor on Saturday jumped 4-10, the height in which Chapman entered the event.

  • Lady Cougars battle Ambassadors...

      Campbell County High School’s softball team hosted the Ambassadors last week for a doubleheader.

    Even though the Lady Cougars lost both games, 6-3 and 9-6, they were able to put some runs on the scoreboard and had a productive day at the plate.

    During the opening contest, first baseman Mary Hickman smacked a pair of doubles, drove in a run and stole home plate. Alex Hempsall also drove in a run and pitched for Campbell County.

  • Owls run a strong second to...

     LaFollette’s boys finished second to Maryville during an 8-team middle school track and field meet last week at Webb School of Knoxville.The Owls accumulated 90 points, which was 73 behind Maryville. Union Grove took 3rd place with 57 points, followed by Heritage, 4th with 46 points; North, 5th with 34 points; Oak Ridge-Robertsville, 6th with 32 points; Sacred Heart, 7th with 26 points; and Webb, 8th with 7 points.