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Today's Sports

  • Cougars take the high road

    Two weeks of pessimism gave way to at least a day of optimism Friday morning at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    Perhaps the most tumultuous spring in Campbell County High School football history culminated in the Blue and Orange Game. 

    Never mind the score (for the record, the Blue won 21-10), the single-most important thing the Cougars are taking into a long summer of conditioning and weight training is that they have been united in purpose by an off-season of adversity and misfortune.

  • Sports Notes — June 2

  • Men’s league tips off in...

     Area men’s basketball league teams began battling for bragging rights two weeks ago at LaFollette Middle School.

    The LaFollette Men’s Basketball League includes eight teams and features many former high school standouts. It’s more or less a local version of Knoxville’s popular Rocky Top League, which is a summer jam session for local college players. 

    Even though it lacks the star power of the Rocky Top League, the LaFollette Men’s League packs plenty of intensity into its weekly schedule.

  • Lots of fish are being caught...

     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 Tuesday, May 31 was 1,020.78 feet, which is 10 inches lower than it was last week and falling slightly. The water is high and in the shoreline brush. 

  • CCHS junior finishes 5th in...

    Campbell County High School junior Kristin Chapman kicked off her weeklong state championship quest Monday with a 5th place finish in the Class AAA pentathlon at Middle Tennessee State University.

  • Cougars moving on without head...

    Less than a week after the abrupt resignation of their head coach, members of the Campbell County High School football team donned helmets and shoulder pads for spring football practice.

    The Cougars kicked off spring drills Monday afternoon at the CCHS practice field. Upwards of 50 players dressed out for the opening day of practice, and that doesn’t include incoming freshman that aren’t eligible to participate until this school year is over.

  • Baird commits to play college...

    Maryville College Men’s Golf Coach Ron Waters is pleased to announce that Logan Baird of Campbell County High School has committed to continue his education and golf career at Maryville College. Baird was team captain of the 2011 boys’ golf team at Campbell County High School, where he played under coaches Jeremy Cox and Bobby Heatherly. Baird was also a regular competitor on the Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour as well as other Junior Golf tours in Tennessee.

  • Blue Devils land two players on...

    Jellico High School baseball players Michael Smith and Jasper Budd were named to the All-District 4-A Team this year by the league coaches.

    Brett Robinson of district champion Wartburg was selected player of the year, while his coach — Terry Coker — was chosen coach of the year.

    Other superlatives included:

    •Slugger of the Year — Matt Tinker, Oliver Springs

    •Pitcher of the Year — Carey Gann, Oliver Springs

    •Gold Glove — Ryan Powers, Oakdale

  • SPORTS NOTES

  • Dixie Wildcats are Tri City...

     The Dixie Wildcats recently won the Tri City Basketball Tournament championship. From left to right: (front row) — Garrett Medley, Bryson Horton, Jacob Finstad, Macy Caldwell; (back row) — Cora Browning, Jack Leach, Matthew Malicote, Sarah Sharp, Rusty Robards, coach Jacob Finstad; (not pictured, assistant coach Brad Sharp).