Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Letner leads Owls to championship

     Area 2 Tournament MVP Roston Letner scored 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, Friday night to lead No. 4 seed LaFollette to a 35-33 championship game victory over archrival Jacksboro.

    Austin North, who joined Letner and Jacksboro’s Darin Gillenwater on the all-tournament team, chipped in 11 points for the Owls (15-9 overall). Dakota Dossett and Jake Ivey added 4 points each to LaFollette’s cause.

  • Bound for sectionals

     A record five teams will represent Campbell County this weekend at the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association East Sectional Basketball Championships.

    After finishing first and second, respectively, in the Area 2 Tournament, the boy’s teams from LaFollette and Jacksboro advanced to the sectional tournament being hosted by Sevierville Middle School.

    The Owls were awarded a first-round bye and won’t play until Monday at 6:15 p.m. 

    The Eagles have a first-round sectional game on Saturday at 4:45 p.m.

  • College coach hired to lead...

     Seymour native Jerry Mynatt has been named Campbell County High School’s new head football coach.

    Mynatt, a 1986 graduate of Seymour High School, has been a college coach throughout his career. His stops include Charleston Southern, Elon, N.C; East Tennessee State; Pikeville, Ky; and – most recently – NCAA Division II Brevard College in North Carolina.

    He is a 1992 graduate of Carson-Newman College, where he played wide receiver on the 1989 NAIA National Championship Team.

  • Crappies and bass biting on...

     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, Jan. 28 was 1,000.10 feet. Surface temperatures range from 39 degrees on the upper end to 42 degrees at Loyston and Norris Dam. Most of the large, protected hollows that were frozen during the cold snap have thawed. Some sections of the main channels above points 15 and 32 may be frozen on cold mornings.

  • Oakes turns Jellico program over...

      Longtime Jellico High School football coach Danny Oakes stepped down last week and handed over the reins to Brad Lawson, who served as defensive coordinator last season for the Blue Devils.

    The announcement was made Friday night during Jellico’s Basketball Homecoming.

    Lawson is a 2010 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands, where he played linebacker for the Patriots. He was a student assistant at UC in 2009 before joining the Jellico staff last fall. He teaches U.S. History and economics at JHS.