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Today's Sports

  • Cougars end losing streak at...

    Nothing has gone according to plan this season for the Campbell County High School football team. There have been injuries at key positions, a couple of players who have left the program and a seemingly endless string of turnovers and penalties at the worst possible times. But through it all, the Cougars refused to throw in the towel. They were finally rewarded for their perseverance Friday night with their first victory of the season, a hard-fought 21-13 decision at Knox Halls.

  • Blue Devils topple Oakdale in...

    For more than three quarters Friday night, it looked as though Oakdale’s 51-game district losing streak was coming to a halt. However, Jellico scored twice in a two-minute span to erase a deficit early in the fourth quarter that propelled them to a 22-19 win over the Eagles on Hollis Eble Field.
    The Eagles (0-5 in District 4-A, 2-7 overall) took a 13-8 lead into the final period, but two pivotal turnovers doomed the home team as they suffered their 52nd straight loss in district play.

  • Campbell County boys take 2nd at...

    No one was quite so surprised as Campbell County High School’s boys when the announcement was made for them to receive the runner-up trophy Thursday afternoon following the Cove Lake Cross-Country Invitational.
    The announcement for them to step forward had to be made more than once, as the Cougars mingled with onlookers, not even thinking that they were in the running for a trophy with the likes of Christian Academy of Knoxville, Catholic and Bell County, Ky. among the competition.
    The Cougars finished 34 points behind CAK in the team standings.

  • County middle school teams bow...

    The playoff journey is over for the Jacksboro and LaFollette middle school football teams.
    Both the Eagles and Owls were eliminated after semifinal losses Thursday night.
    Jacksboro was defeated 12-6 in overtime at Clinton in a game that was eerily similar to the regular season meeting between the two teams.
    Clinton also won the earlier game, 16-14, in overtime on Jacksboro’s field.

  • Striped bass continue to hit in...

    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, Oct. 22 was 1,004.91, which is a over foot lower than the previous week.
    Surface temperature readings taken during the afternoon hours are in the low 70s.
    The water is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end of the lake.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Quail hunt set Nov. 6
    for young sportsmen

    On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Knoxville chapter of Quail Forever and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will sponsor a quail hunt at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area in Monroe County.

  • Eagles ready for rematch with...

    Nearly five weeks have passed since Jacksboro’s football team was beaten 16-14 in overtime on its home field by district rival Clinton.
    And not a day goes by that the Eagles don’t remember that game and think about what might have been.
    Jacksboro (6-3 overall) was undefeated before Clinton. After that, the Eagles lost two more games while struggling to regain the form that got them off to a 4-0 start.

  • Owls soar into Class AAA...

    LaFollette quarterback Ethan Jeffers broke his own school record last week during a 50-36 rout of Horace Maynard in the opening round of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Football Playoffs.
    Jeffers passed for a whopping 480 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also ran for a TD. Jeffers surpassed his previous single-game passing record by 146 yards. At halftime, he was recognized for having thrown for 2,000 yards this season. His favorite target, Tommy Lawson, was also honored for 1,000 yards receiving.
    Both are school single-season records.

  • Cougars, Blue Devils fall at home

    Despite playing within the friendly confines of their home stadiums, county high school football teams had a tough week.
    Campbell County fell 41-7 to unbeaten Powell in a District 3 game. Quarterback Tuffy Shoupe threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Miller for the Cougars’ only TD. The Cougars go to Halls tomorrow (Fri.) night
    Jellico also lost 48-7 to Wartburg. The Blue Devils travel to Oakdale this week for a District 4 game.

  • Middle school girls, elementary...

    The girls’ middle school team from Campbell County has qualified for the state championships.
    This is the first time since the Campbell County program started that an entire team has made it to state.  
    The girls’ captured a fifth place team finish at the regional qualifier last week.