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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cougars stumble in district...

     Once unbeaten in district play, Campbell County’s girls suffered back-to-back league losses last week to the Hardin Valley Academy and Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars (5-2 district, 10-6 overall) now trail both those teams in the District 3-AAA standings.

    Campbell County’s first district loss came Thursday night at HVA after having not played since Jan. 4 because of snow. The Lady Cougars fell, 53-46, after leading by one at halftime.

  • Evans set to make second all-...

    Defensive star Keenan Evans will be making his second all-star appearance when he suits up Saturday for Team Tennessee in the 4th annual Border Bowl.
    Kick-off is set for high noon at James H. Taylor, II Stadium on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. The game is a matchup of some of the best high school seniors from the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

  • Owls flog Jefferson in district...

    Roston Letner spearheaded LaFollette Middle School’s 40-27 rout Thursday night of visiting district boy’s basketball rival Oak Ridge-Jefferson.
    Letner, a point guard, led all scorers with 14 points for the Owls (8-4 overall).

  • Malicoat, Devils defeat...

    Cody Malicoat scored 27 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds last week to lead the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team past Coalfield, 71-64, for a regular season sweep of the Yellowjackets.
    Lee England chipped in 12 points for the Blue Devils, followed by Michael Smith with 11 points and 10 rebounds, Ethan Shelley 8 points, Dustin Smiddy 7, Brent Ayers 4 and Devin Oakes 2.
    Cody Hill paced Coalfield with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

  • Jacksboro Middle sweeps rival...

    Jacksboro Middle swept a varsity basketball doubleheader from rival LaFollette last week.
    The Lady Eagles won going away, 46-16, as Krista Williams shot the lights out with a game-high 15 points. Whitney Williamson and Courtney Charles chipped in 7 each for Jacksboro; while Olivia Brown, McKenzie Seiber and Aubrey Cahill had 5 each; McKayla Smith and Riley Oakes 1 each.

  • In spite of frigid weather, bass...

    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 Tuesday, Jan. 11 was 1,001.53 and falling.
    Cold rain and snow runoff are cooling the lake as the water is drawn through the reservoir. Surface temperatures range from the 30s in the headwaters to the 40s on the lower end of the lake. On cold mornings, some of the coves on the upper half of the lake were frozen over.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Three men cited for
    fish law violations
    A covert operation during 2010 culminated with three men being charged with violations, which include exceeding the possession and creel limits of game fish and commercialization of game fish, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    Working on information received, a TWRA undercover agent went to Swann’s Marina on Douglas Lake and purchased 10 bags of frozen game fish from George Saba, an employee at the marina.

  • Campbell County boys avenge...

    Badly in need of a district win this season, Campbell County’s boys got a big one Tuesday night while playing at home against Clinton.
    Senior guard Lucas Nelson scored 12 of his game-high 19 points during the fourth quarter and overtime period to lead the Cougars (1-4 district, 7-8 overall) to an 85-76 victory. The win avenged a 77-75 overtime loss at Clinton on Nov. 30.

  • Lady Cougars place 5th in...

    For a team that holds down the  top spot in District 3-AAA this year with a perfect 4-0 record, the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team looked rather average last week while playing in the Kesslers Holiday Classic at Webb School of Knoxville.
    The Lady Cougars dropped their opening game, 45-41, to Loudon before rebounding with consecutive victories over Fulton, 54-39; and Alcoa, 44-42, for 5th place.
    “I hope people were scouting us, because I don’t think we played very well,” said Campbell County coach Ryan Browning.

  • Cougars play in Smyrna tourney

    Barry Jones, the boy’s basketball coach at Campbell County High School, saw the best and the worst in his team last week during the Smyrna Christmas Tournament.
    The Cougars lost two of the three games they played, but could have easily gone unbeaten with a little more luck and effort.Jones had to coach against his old team when Campbell County opened the tournament against Sycamore. The Cougars fell, 77-65. Junior forward Nick Litton led Campbell County with 15 points, while Lucas Nelson had 13 and Jordan Kindred 11.