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Today's Sports

  • Bruce, Wells take Angler of the...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Twitter: @ChrisCannon89

    Nick Wells and Jordan Bruce prevailed through the wind and rain on Saturday to take home the top honors for the Campbell County High School fishing team.

    The pair roped in 13.45 pounds in the weathered tournament in order to retain the Angler of the Year awards.

    “We knew we had it when we caught the big fish,” Wells said. “We’d seen (Caleb Dople and Zach Paul) weigh in five smaller fish, and we were pretty excited just to get the rods and the bragging rights.”

  • Sports News 5-09-13

    May 9

    Jellico Middle School Baseball

    The Jellico Middle School Baseball game will travel to Cumberland Gap for its final game of the season. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m.

     

    LaFollette Country Club Couples Night

    The LaFollette Country Club will be hosting a couple’s night every Thursday night. Couples are encouraged to come to the greens and play rounds. For more information, call 562-9130.

     

    May 10

  • Military Ball a success for the...

    By JAMIE ALLEN

    CCHS STUDENT

    Saturday, April 20th, the CCHS JROTC Department held its annual Military Ball at the Pavilion in Cove Lake State Park.

    Cadets, cadre and the JROTC Boosters spent numerous hours planning, coordinating and rehearsing in order to make this event a success. 

    At 8 a.m., cadets and boosters started setting up for the ball at Cove Lake Pavilion. 

  • Campbell County JROTC hosts...

    By MICHAELA THOMAS

    CCHS Student

    On Saturday, April 13, CCHS hosted its annual Pine Mountain League competition. 

    Four schools from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia participated in five event, which included an academic test, rope bridge, Color Guard, obstacle course and a secret test.

    The events proved to be difficult in physical prowess and mental knowledge.

    The 50-question academic exam was a test of the schools’ knowledge of JROTC. 

  • Hunt heals the Hurt

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    A whip-poor-will called in the distance, as darkness fell on the Lewis Farm in Stinking Creek.

    Rain continued to drizzle, but the emotions were anything but dreary for the hunting camp on Saturday night.

    Hunters were gathering in, showing off their newly acquired trophies, as congratulations abound among the hunters and guides.

    The Willing Sportsman Event was coming to a close for the Pine Mountain Longbeards.

  • Turkey gives Master Sgt. some...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    A walking stick in one hand and a turkey lying at his feet, Army Master Sgt. Michael Trost was all smiles on Saturday night.

    The drizzling rain that continued to fall didn’t deter Trost, who was welcomed with congratulations and smiles on the Lewis Farm.

    For Trost, it was a chance to take everything off his mind.

  • Good deeds paid off with triple-...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com 

    Ronnie Gullion, a retired Sgt. 1st Class, came to the Willing Sportsman Event in hopes of seeing his fellow Wounded Warriors take a bird on the Lewis and Cunningham farms.

    However, little did he know, he would be walking away with a bird himself.

  • Wheelchairs don't slow...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Wheelchairs couldn’t slow Scott McKinnon and Carl Brock, as they were the first hunters to harvest birds on Saturday morning.

    Near first light, both hunters took turkeys as they took flight.

  • Column: Hunt of a lifetime

    For some, it’s killing a Rocky Mountain elk.

    Others, it’s getting a Grand Slam turkey hunt all in the same year, while others go for the Big 5 in Africa.

    However, on Saturday, as the rain pitter-pattered off the roof of the hunting blind, I realized it was a hunt of a lifetime.

    Sitting in the blind with Kevin Honaker, I was able to experience the hunt with the United States Marine.

    As rain spilled into the blind and silence fell over the field, Honaker began to tell his story.

  • Tiller Time

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    Abby Tiller put on a clinic last Thursday.

    The Jellico Lady Blue Devil pitcher threw a complete game, all while blasting two shots over the center-field fence in order to lift Jellico over the Campbell County Lady Cougars, 12-11.

    “She needed that,” Jellico head coach Nancy Douglas said. “Abby will come through for you. She’s pretty resilient.”

    Trailing by one during the final inning, 11-10, with two outs, Jellico was looking for a savior.