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Today's Sports

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Opening weekend harvests up for bears, deer, turkeys

    The weekend of Sept. 24-25 marked the beginning of bear, deer and turkey seasons for archers only. So far this year, there have been increased harvests for all three species.

  • Warning system installed at...

    The Tennessee Valley Authority is installing a new safety warning system at Watauga Dam in Carter County and modifying others to improve public safety during water releases from the dams.

  • Blue Devils fall to Midway

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

     

    The Midway Green Wave made the long trip up Interstate 75 Friday night to take on Jellico, and the trip proved a good one as Joe Campbell's squad rolled to a 56-12 victory over the Blue Devils.

    “This was a good win for us,” Campbell said after his Green Wave improved to 2-3 on the season. “It's good to get the momentum heading in the right direction with some big district games coming up.”

  • Cougars break Clinton jinx, 28-23

    It took Campbell County High School’s football team less than three hours Friday night to erase seven years of frustration.

    Led by senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe, the Cougars (1-3 district, 2-4 overall) finally beat District 3 rival Clinton, 28-23, after several near misses over the past decade.

    Shoupe was a workhorse for Campbell County with 257 yards and 2 touchdowns passing and 65 yards and another score on the ground. His 41-yard touchdown bomb to Jordan Kindred at the close of the second quarter gave the Cougars a 21-14 halftime advantage.

  • Bunch leads Eagles to homecoming...

    Jacob Bunch ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 42 seconds left Thursday night to lift Jacksboro Middle to a 13-12 homecoming victory over Eagleton. The win snapped a 2-game skid for the Eagles (3-2 overall), who were able to rally from a 12-point deficit in the opening quarter even though they lost two fumbles deep in their own territory.

  • Cross-country teams travel far...

    The Campbell County High School cross-country teams recently competed in two meets with nearly 200 miles between the two locations.

    On Sept. 17, the Cougars competed in the Hardin Valley Academy Invitational. Senior Dayne Deavours finished strong with a team best time of 18:09 (24th overall). Fellow senior Cody Willoughby was right on his heels with an 18:13 (26th overall). 

  • Owls fall 8-6 on late touchdown...

    LaFollette Middle School’s football team came close to getting its first win of the season Thursday night, but ended up losing its homecoming game, 8-6, to Lake City.

  • SPORTS NOTES - September 29

    A co-ed softball tournament (double elimination) will be held Oct. 7-8 at Asbury Park. Entry fee is $150. Call Dana Parsons at 865-603-7593 or Travis Belew at 423-494-3989.

  • Pine Mountain Longbeards host...

    The Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its inaugural Sportsman Archery Tournament on Sept. 17 at the Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette. The sign-up started at 9 a.m. and continued until 11.  As the contestants signed up, they were directed to the course of 30 different targets, all at different ranges and set-ups.

    The course was designed to give the archer a “real to life” target using 3-D life-like targets, which included deer, antelope, bear, raccoon and turkey.  

  • Scouting Report — Campbell...

    The Cougars have a chance to get their first district win this week, but history is not on their side. Campbell County is 2-28 in the series and hasn’t beaten the Dragons since 2003. The current seven-game losing streak to Clinton includes all three of the Cougars’ playoff teams and heartbreaking losses of 17-14, 37-32 and 36-33.

    “Clinton will be 0-5 coming in this Friday, but they are a big physical football team,” said Cougars’ Head Football Coach Justin Price.