Today's Sports

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Deadline approaching

    for annual photo contest

    The deadline is just around the corner to submit entries for the Tennessee Wildlife magazine photo contest. All photographers are invited to submit their best photos on fishing, wildlife native to the Volunteer State, and fishing and hunting scenes in Tennessee.

    March 5 is this year’s entry deadline.

  • Lady Cougars move on with 47-44...

     Juniors Shayla Goins and Courtney Morris combined to score 9 of Campbell County’s final 13 points Tuesday night to carry the Lady Cougars to a 47-44 opening round triumph over rival Anderson County in the District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament at Karns.

    The No. 4 seed Lady Cougars advanced to Saturday’s semifinal round to face regular season champion and No. 1 tournament seed Oak Ridge at 4:30 p.m. 

    The loss eliminated Anderson County from further postseason play this year.

  • 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.