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Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils roll into District 4...

     Jellico High School’s boys got the top prize and top billing in this week’s District 4-A Basketball Tournament at Wartburg.

    Junior forward Cody Malicoat was selected boy’s player of the year after leading the Blue Devils to a No. 1 seeding. Jellico got a first-round bye and will open tournament play on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. against the Oneida/Oakdale winner. The game will be broadcast live on the radio at WLAF 1450 AM and on the Internet at www.1450wlaf.com. 

  • Lady Cougars close out the...

     Campbell County’s girls closed out the regular season Thursday night at Knoxville with a 73-56 rout of District 3-AAA basketball rival Central.

    Junior point guard Courtney Morris scored 11 of her team-high 24 points during a fourth-quarter blitz for the Lady Cougars (11-5 district, 16-9 overall). Campbell County led 36-20 at halftime.

  • Cougars eliminated by Hawks

     Basketball season is over for Campbell County High School’s boys.

    The No. 6 seed Cougars (11-16 overall) rallied back from a double-digit deficit in the second half Monday night, but couldn’t get past No. 9 seed Hardin Valley Academy in the opening round of the District 3-AAA Tournament at Karns.

    Zak Carter made a layup with 4.8 seconds left to lift the Hawks to a 73-72 victory over a team that swept them during the regular season. Carter’s bucket accounted for his only points of the second half. 

  • CCHS swept by AC, Halls

     Campbell County High School’s basketball teams lost a couple of heartbreakers last week to District 3-AAA rivals Anderson County and Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars were beaten 56-54 in overtime Friday night by the visiting Lady Mavericks. Courtney Morris paced Campbell County (9-5 district, 14-9 overall) with 12 points, followed by Kristin Chapman and Amber Young with 9 each.

    Cayla Oglesby and Maggie Smith carried Anderson County with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

    The game was tied 51-51 at the end of regulation.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament...

     The Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series kicked off the 2011 season on Feb. 5. Even though weather conditions were unfavorable, with falling temperatures and strong winds, some very nice fish were brought in. The points series will be running from February through September. Opening week winners were: 1st place – David Hatfield and Robbie Powell (10.9 lbs.), 2nd place – Brian St. John and Tom Brown (9.9 lbs.), 3rd place – Brian Miller and John Carroll (7.8lbs.), big fish – Travis Richardson (4.0lbs.).

  • Walleye fishing shows some...

      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, Feb. 4 was 1,000.28 feet and expected to drop slightly. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Almost time to renew 

    hunting/fishing license

    February 28 marks the expiration of the 2010-11 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses. The expiration of the licenses coincides with the time when most hunting seasons in the state end and interest in fishing begins to increase. 

    New licenses for 2011-12 will be available for purchase beginning Friday, Feb. 18. There are no changes in license costs for 2011-12.

  • Little League sign-ups set in...

     Sign-ups for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West LaFollette Cafeteria.

    The sign-up fee is $45 per child, which goes toward the purchase of a uniform and insurance.

    There will be divisions for tee-ball, coach pitch, softball and baseball. Girls and boys ages 4-14 are invited to participate.

    For more information, call 423-566-1400 or 423-562-7782.

  • Letner leads Owls to championship

     Area 2 Tournament MVP Roston Letner scored 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, Friday night to lead No. 4 seed LaFollette to a 35-33 championship game victory over archrival Jacksboro.

    Austin North, who joined Letner and Jacksboro’s Darin Gillenwater on the all-tournament team, chipped in 11 points for the Owls (15-9 overall). Dakota Dossett and Jake Ivey added 4 points each to LaFollette’s cause.

  • Bound for sectionals

     A record five teams will represent Campbell County this weekend at the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association East Sectional Basketball Championships.

    After finishing first and second, respectively, in the Area 2 Tournament, the boy’s teams from LaFollette and Jacksboro advanced to the sectional tournament being hosted by Sevierville Middle School.

    The Owls were awarded a first-round bye and won’t play until Monday at 6:15 p.m. 

    The Eagles have a first-round sectional game on Saturday at 4:45 p.m.