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Today's Sports

  • Cougars let Clinton slip away...

    Campbell County High School football players and coaches will, no doubt, look back on Friday night’s homecoming game against District 3 rival Clinton as one they let slip through their fingers.
    The Cougars, who outgained the Dragons 329 to 313 in total offense, matched or exceeded their opponents everywhere except on the scoreboard, where Clinton won, 34-21.
    “We had opportunities, there’s no doubt about that,” said Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Jellico snaps homecoming drought

    Seven years since their last football homecoming victory, the Jellico Elementary School Blue Devils celebrated Thursday night’s 42-34 win over Robbins with a little more gusto.
    It was also Jellico’s first district victory in several years.
    Five different players scored touchdowns for the Blue Devils (1-2 district, 2-3 overall) who led by only 20-12 at halftime.
    “We had some problems tackling in the first half, but we made some adjustments at halftime and corrected that,” said Jellico coach Les Stiers.

  • Lady Cougars hungry for more...

    With nine matches left to play, it’s a good bet that the Campbell County High School varsity volleyball team will meet or surpass last year’s win total of four.
    The Lady Cougars have a 3-16 overall record after beating Wartburg earlier this week.
    “We’re creeping up on our first district win. We’ve just got to be able to close a match out,” said Campbell County coach David Seals.
    Campbell County took Knox Halls to the wire Thursday night, scoring 18, 20 and 21 points in three games.

  • Tennessee Wildife Resources...

    Deer season for archers
    set to open on Saturday
    Deer season for archers will open statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 25. Dates in all deer hunting units are the same again this year.: Sept. 25-Oct. 29, Nov. 1-5 and Dec. 6-17.
    The antlerless deer bag limit for each unit is: Unit A (4), Unit B (2) and Unit L (3 per day). The antlered deer bag limit is a total of three for the year.

  • Cove Lake hosts meet for...

    Campbell County elementary and middle school cross-country runners did well during last week’s home meet at Cove Lake State Park.
    In the elementary boy’s division, Blake Kibler placed 3rd overall with a time of 7:57, followed by Eric Phillips, 7th (8:03), Jared Bane, 9th (8:06), Timmy Zupancic, 25th (8:39) and Riley Faulkner, 26th (8:41).
    Others competing were Nick Phillips, Ty Seiber, Ethan Cox and Connor Baird.

  • County high school football...

    Dorian Eskridge ran for three touchdowns Friday night to help The Hardin Valley Academy football team avenge last year’s loss to Campbell County.
    The Hawks (2-0 district, 3-1 overall) defeated the visiting Cougars, 56-21, and moved into second place in the District 3 standings behind unbeaten Powell.
    Campbell County (0-3 district, 0-5 overall) remains in search of its first win.
    Hardin Valley built an early 14-0 lead in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the game. Eskridge scored on the second play from scrimmage, and then added another TD with 9:30 left.

  • Lady Blue Devils volleyball team...

    The Jellico High School volleyball team is off to a 4-5 start this season.
    The Lady Blue Devils, who made their first-ever substate appearance in 2009, were unbeaten (2-0) in district play as of last week. Jellico owns victories over rival Campbell County, Wartburg, Coalfield, the Knoxville Ambassadors and Knoxville Christian.

  • Sports calendar

    Basketball sign-ups
    Youth basketball sign-ups will begin on Monday, Sept. 27 at the LaFollette Community Center. Girls and boys, ages 5 thru 12, are eligible to participate. Sign-up hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday until October 16.

    Golf tournament

  • Largemouth bass continue to bite...

    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 continues to fall. On Monday, Sept. 20, it was 1,009.35 feet, about a foot lower than it was the previous week.
    On the lower end of the lake, the surface temperature ranges from 79 to 81 degrees. Farther upstream, the water gets slightly warmer.
    The lake is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end.

  • Blue Devils tame Lions, 33-14

    Jellico High School’s football team scored more points Friday night than it did in the first two games combined.
    The result was a 33-14 home victory over The King’s Academy that gave the Blue Devils (1-2 overall) their first triumph of the season.
    Jellico’s last win came in October 2009 against District 4 rival Oakdale.
    The Lions (0-3 overall) are still searching for their first victory this year.