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Today's Sports

  • Tourney loss to Clinton sends...

    Campbell County High School’s baseball team wrapped up summer league play last week in the district tournament at Oak Ridge.

    The Cougars were eliminated 11-5 by Clinton on Wednesday, July 15, but not before outscoring Lenoir City’s B-team, 15-6, in a marathon game the previous night.

    “Overall, it was a good experience,” Campbell County coach Brad Collette said of the summer league.

    “We would like to have gotten some more games in, but the weather didn’t quite cooperate.

  • Football practice kicks off at...

    Seven-on-seven passing drills have given way to team practices in shorts, cleats and helmets for Campbell County High School football players.

    The Cougars began workouts Monday afternoon in unusually cool temperatures that more closely resembled October than July.

    Campbell County will begin working out in full pads next Monday in preparation for the season and home opener on Aug. 21 against Loudon.

    “We’ve got a new passing package and some new wrinkles,” said Cougars coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Comer awarded 2nd degree Black...

    Ethan Comer was recently awarded his 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwondo at the Tennessee Academy of Martial Arts in LaFollette by Master Mathew Miller. 

    Master Miller is recognized by the USA Taekwondo Federation and, as such, Comer’s belt is certified.

    Comer, who is eight years old, has been involved with martial arts the past four years.

  • Runners raise $7,700 for students

    Perspiration wasn’t the only thing flowing Saturday morning at Deerfield.

    Money poured in at a record pace — $7,700 total — during the 3rd annual Firecracker 5K to Benefit Campbell County Public Schools.

    Race organizers said the proceeds generated from this year’s race would go toward a scholarship for a deserving high school senior.

  • Greene, Provins qualify for...

    Two local track and field athletes — Tyler Greene and Rusty Provins — have qualified to compete on the national level this summer.

    Greene, a former LaFollette Middle School hurdler, advanced to the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics set for Aug. 3-7 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

    With the top four performers in each event advancing, Greene earned his spot at nationals by finishing second in the 100 meter hurdles and fourth in the 200 hurdles during a Junior Olympics qualifier last weekend at the Hardin Valley Academy.

  • Drills start Monday for LL...

    Tri-City Little League Football coaches will hand out equipment on Friday, July 17 at Linden Park  from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday, July 18 from 1-4 p.m.

    The first day of practice in pads will be Monday, July 20 from 6-8 p.m. Football players (ages 4-12) and cheerleaders (ages  4-14) may sign up at this time.

    Registration fees are $55 for football players and $85 for cheerleaders.

    Campbell County’s teams include players from Jacksboro, Caryville, LaFollette and Jellico.

    For more information, call 566-1400.

  • Hawks clip Cougars in yet...

    Over the years, Campbell County High School’s baseball program has never been competitive enough to develop a rivalry.

    That may have changed, however, after Monday night’s summer league tournament opener at Strang Field in Oak Ridge.

    The Cougars took a 2-0 lead after three innings against Hardin Valley, fell behind 5-2 in the sixth, then had a runner on first base and a potential winning run at the plate in the top of the seventh. The Hawks hung on for a 5-4 victory in yet another hotly contested game between the two District 3-AAA teams.

  • Caryville 9-10s take third place...

    The Caryville 9-10 Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars recently participated in the sub-district tournament at Kingston.

    Caryville ended up with a 2-2 record and a third place tournament finish.

    In the opening game, Caryville was defeated 5-4 by Oak Ridge. That loss dropped the Caryville All-Stars into the loser’s bracket where they beat Spring City, 21-4; and Harriman, 15-14 in extra innings.

    The victory over Harriman put the Caryville All-Stars within one game of advancing to the district tournament.

  • Deerfield set to host annual...

    The 3rd annual Firecracker 5K to Benefit Campbell County Schools is set for July 4 at Deerfield.

    The combination run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Deerfield Restaurant. The entry fee is $25. The first 50 people who register will receive a t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers. Registration forms are available at the Press.

    Last year’s race generated $7,000 for the Campbell County High School cross-country teams as well as a playground at one of the elementary schools. Race organizers hope to double that amount this year.

  • Cove Lake race set June 27

    Registration is now open for the annual Cove Lake 5K.

    The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville.

    Awards will be presented in several age categories. The top three runners overall will receive $150, $100 and $50, respectively.

    The fee is $15 for pre-registered runners or $20 for those who register the day of the race.

    All pre-registered runners should have their entry forms postmarked no later than Friday, June 19.