Today's Sports

  • Playoffs start tonight for...

    LaFollette and Jacksboro took different paths to victory last week during their final regular season football games.
    However, both the Owls and Eagles will set out on the same road tonight (Thurs.) when they host opening round games in the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Playoffs. Jacksboro will play Avery Trace at 6 p.m., while LaFollette will face Horace Maynard at 7 p.m.
    “It’s a good chance to move on to the semifinals,” said LaFollette coach Cody Parker.
    “Once you get to that point, anything can happen.”

  • Real men wear pink

    Football players normally shy away from wearing anything pink.
    But when Jellico Elementary/Middle School cheer coach Linda McNealy pitched the idea for a football game promotion last year to benefit the fight against breast cancer, all those burly, macho boys couldn’t resist rushing to the aid of their damsels in distress.
    McNealy’s idea soon became an annual event that the entire Jellico community embraced with open arms.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Second segment of
    goose season arrives
    The next segment of the Canada goose hunting season will be October 9-20 for all of Tennessee, except the Northwest Canada Goose Zone.
    The daily bag limit for this segment is two Canada geese. Waterfowl hunters should remember:
    •Hunting hours for waterfowl are half an hour before sunrise to sunset.
    •Shotguns should be plugged to hold no more than three shells.
    •Nontoxic shot is required for waterfowl hunting.

  • Weekly fishing report for Norris...

    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 is dropping about a foot a week. On Monday, Oct. 4, the lake level was 1,007.69 feet and falling.
    More seasonal nighttime temperatures and shorter days have cooled the water surface to 74 degrees in the early morning hours and 77 by late afternoon. The water is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end of the lake.

  • Evans, Budd run to 2nd place

    Jasper Budd likely hasn’t run his best race yet, but only because he hasn’t been challenged by anyone in his classification.
    Budd, a senior at Jellico High School, regularly finishes ahead of all the Class A/AA boys at area cross-country meets. That includes Thursday’s meet at Norris Dam, where he was runner-up to Sterling Smith of Karns, a school with over three times the enrollment of Jellico.
    “Our goal this year is to try and get him in the top 25 at state,” said Jellico coach Mike Reynolds.

  • Owls take Egg Bowl, 10-0

    Although LaFollette’s passing game drew rave reviews at the beginning of the season, it was defense that won the Owls an Egg Bowl trophy Thursday night during their annual feud with archrival Jacksboro.
    With a capacity crowd on hand, LaFollette (3-2 district, 4-2 overall) shut out the host Eagles, 10-0, to extend its winning streak to three games and earn a number three seeding next week in the first round of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Football Playoffs.

  • Jellico tops CCHS in girl's...

    Jellico High School’s volleyball team defeated rival Campbell County, 25-17, 25-13, Monday night at CCHS for its 10th win of the season.
    The Lady Blue Devils (10-6 overall) have already wrapped up the District 4 regular season championship and are preparing for next week’s league tournament, which has been moved from Wartburg to Coalfield.
    “After we beat Berean Christian (last week on senior night), I have hope that we’ll get to substate,” said Jellico coach Barbara Carter.

  • JMS star hurt during loss at...

    Jacksboro Middle School lost more than a game Thursday night while playing football at Lenoir City.
    The Eagles lost star running back Trey Torres, who broke his right arm during the third quarter of a 32-12 defeat. Jacksboro (2-2 district, 4-2 overall) spotted the home team a 12-0 lead.
    Lenoir City returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and scored again after the Eagles fumbled on their initial possession.

  • Contest is now underway for free...

    Young people between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a special hunt for the opening day of the Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 30.

  • Most fishing on Norris is slow,...

    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 fall drawdown continues. The lake level on Tuesday, Sept. 28 was 1,008.44 feet, which is a foot lower than it was the previous week. On the lower end of the lake, surface temperatures range from 79 to 81 degrees on the main channel. The lake is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end. High boat traffic may temporarily muddy the water where the shoreline is clay.