Today's Sports

  • Eagles looking to better season

                Falling just short in the finals last season, the Jacksboro Eagles are looking to come back strong in their 2012 campaign. With an abundance of experienced talent on the squad, the finals may be all they have to worry about.

  • Changing lives through running

                For many, running is something that is never though about. However, in Campbell County, it’s becoming a way of life for some youngsters.

                The Campbell County elementary and middle school cross-country runners are beginning their eighth season. This season, they’ve grown the program bigger then any previous year.

  • Collette steps down from Cougar...

                After four years as the head coach of the Campbell County Cougars, Brad Collette has stepped down. Following a 12-22 season in 2012, the search now begins for a new head coach.

    The job is now being posted, according to Campbell County Athletic Director Sherry Chapman.  With the search underway, Chapman hopes the Cougars will have someone in place before Labor Day.

                For Collette, the decision was a hard one.

  • LMS defensive line ready for the...

    Many coaches know football games are won in the trenches. If that battle depends on size, the LaFollette Owls have already won.

    With a defensive front four of Mike Rhoads, Dallas Law, Tanner Boston and Peyton Webb, the Owls have some size up front. To defensive coordinator Jake Snider, they are bigger than any team that LaFollette will face in 2012.

  • Cougars ready for 2012-13 season

    During Monday’s practice, the clock buzzer sounded every 10 minutes, signaling the team to move to the next station. Already this season, the buzzer has sounded as the Cougars look to take their next steps into the Price era.

    With great hype surrounding the Cougar squad as it begin 2012, the pressure is mounting. A 14-0 spring scrimmage win over South-Doyle began the talking, as the scrimmage this past Friday night kept the excitement flowing.  

  • Monday to compete in World...

     Local horseshoe pitcher Alla Faye Monday’s dreams have taken her to the highest level of competition. Monday will represent Jellico at the National Horseshoe Pitching Association’s World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament at the Knoxville Convention Center.

  • Volunteer Football Conference...

     Monday, the Volunteer Football Conference began practicing at the sports complex at East LaFollette.

    Practices will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, VFC President Steve Phillips said. 

  • Let 'er zip

     Watch a video of a the newest action-packed attraction in Campbell County: The Zipline at Copper Cove Cabins. 

  • Lady Cougars in rebuilding mode

    This will be a rebuilding year and then some for Campbell County High School girls’ basketball coach Ryan Browning.

    Half of the 2011-12 district championship team graduated in May, which left some mighty big shoes for the returning players to fill.

    Browning experimented with a new dribble drive offense, featuring one post player and four guards, during the first of three summer team camps last month. 

    Consequently, the Lady Cougars won only one of four games at a two-day team camp hosted June 6-7 by William Blount High School.

  • Leaving the Press for new job is...

    Has it really been 20 years? 

    It seems like only yesterday when I walked in the front door of the LaFollette Press for a job interview with publisher Larry Smith.

    That was August 1992. Before the end of the month I would have a new job and a baby girl. Now that both my babies have grown up and flown the coop, I’m getting ready to do the same.

    I’ve accepted a job as photojournalist at the Roane County News, our sister paper in Kingston. My last day at the Press will be Friday, July 6.