Today's Sports

  • Eagles shut out HMMS, 36-0, for...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team scored a 36-0 win Thursday night over visiting Horace Maynard.

    After stopping the Red Devils on the first possession of the game, the Eagles (5-3 overall) drove for a 6-0 lead on the running of quarterback Tyler Loveday, fullback Austin Raines and running back Jacob Bunch.

    It was Bunch that ran for a 10-yard touchdown with 3:07 left in the first quarter.

    Bunch scored again to open the second quarter. A successful 2-point conversion made it 14-0 at halftime.

  • SPORTS NOTES — October 20

    A 5-on-5 basketball tournament for players age 18 and up will be held Nov. 5 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. 

    Registration is $50 per team. All benefits go toward Chaska Church and Ministry for repairs on the church. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place. There will also be a 3-point shootout. 

    For more information, call or text 423-494-2304.


  • Soccer girls defeat Grace for...

    Speed has quickly transformed Campbell County’s middle school girls’ soccer team into a winner.

    Lindsay Horton and Kassie Dopp scored 3 and 2 goals, respectively, Monday afternoon at LaFollette to lead the Campbell County girls to an impressive 7-1 victory over Grace Christian Academy.

    Campbell County is 4-1-1 this season after the 2010 team posted a .500 record in its first season of middle school competition.

    “We’re still learning,” Campbell County coach Bryan Horton said. 

  • Outmanned Blue Devils fall to...

    Oliver Springs proved Friday night to be another stumbling block for the Jellico High School football team.

    The Bobcats (2-1 district, 3-3 overall) set a season record for scoring with a 59-0 homecoming victory over the outmanned Blue Devils (0-2 district, 0-6).

    Jellico began the season with less than 20 players and had only 16 available for Friday’s game. 

    Oliver Springs led 53-0 at halftime.

    Senior running back Jordan Romero scampered for three touchdowns to get Oliver Springs off to a 26-0 start in the opening quarter.

  • Scouting Report — Knoxville...

    Two years ago, Campbell County defeated District 3 rival Knoxville Central, 12-7, for the first time in school history. If the Cougars play their cards right tomorrow (Friday) night, they’ll get their second win over the Bobcats in the last three seasons.

    Central (1-4 district, 1-6 overall) rolls into town this week after defeating winless Clinton, 27-14, for its first victory of the season. 

  • Campbell County runners compete...

    In 2009, the Campbell County High School cross-country program set a goal of increasing the level of competition for the best runners. One step toward that goal was taking the team’s top runners to the Jesse Owens Classic in Oakville Indian Mounds Park, Alabama.

  • Volleyball seniors honored

    Tuesday was a curtain call for Campbell County High School senior volleyball players Alaina McCarty and Samantha Hendrickson, who were honored before their final home match.

    McCarty, a team co-captain, has a serving percentage of 73 and has 23 aces, 81 kills, 63 blocks and 244 total points. She was an all-district selection a year ago.

  • Middle school teams stumble

    It was a disappointing week for the middle school football teams from LaFollette and Jacksboro.

    The Owls lost a 24-20 heartbreaker Thursday night to visiting Horace Maynard, which scored the go-ahead touchdown during the final minute of the game.

    Tanner Kimbell, Austin Tindell and Kaleb Dople each scored a touchdown for the Owls, while Austin Stone ran for a 2-point conversion.

  • SPORTS NOTES — October 6

    Campbell County Youth Basketball sign-ups for girls and boys ages 5-15 will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the new LaFollette Community Center office in the old West LaFollette Elementary School building. The entry fee is $20 per child. For more information, call 562-9424.

    A co-ed softball tournament (double elimination) will be held Oct. 7-8 at Asbury Park. Entry fee is $150. If interested, call Dana Parsons at 865-603-7593 or Travis Belew at 423-494-3989.

  • Cooler temperatures helping to...

    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, Oct. 4 was 1,007.59 feet, which is a foot lower than it was the previous week. 

    Surface temperatures range from 72 to 75 degrees, depending on time of day and location. The lake is clear on the lower end, but the river sections have a little more color.