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Today's Sports

  • County players named to all-...

    Several county high school football players recently received all-district accolades.
    Campbell County High School senior Keenan Evans was named lineman of the year in District 3-AAA.
    Last year, Evans shared the same honor with an Oak Ridge player.
    Other CCHS players selected to the All-District 3-AAA Team included: offensive lineman Tyler Green, defensive lineman Donovan Long and running back Wesley Cook. Long, who boasts a 3.95 grade point average, received a scholar/athlete award.

  • 2010 | A LOOK BACK IN SPORTS

    While the first six months of 2010 certainly provided some memorable sports moments for Campbell County athletes, the last six months were no different.
    From playoff contenders to monumental upsets to a coaching controversy, the “second half” of the season had its share of eye-catching headlines.

  • Smallmouth bite is a little...

    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).

  • A few crappies are being caught...

    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. 17 was 1,001.50 feet, which is nearly 3 feet lower than the previous week.

  • Lady Cougars start season strong

    After a disappointing end to their previous season, the Campbell County High School varsity girls are making up for it with a great start to the 2010-11 basketball campaign.
    The Lady Cougars, who were eliminated during the quarterfinals of the 2010 regional tournament back in February, have won 6 of their last 7 games this year for a share of the District 3-AAA lead.
    Junior point guard Courtney Morris scored 19 points Friday night to carry the Lady Cougars (4-0 district, 7-3 overall) to a 64-52 victory over visiting league foe Knoxville Central.

  • 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.