Today's Sports

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Elk hunt permit auctioned on eBay

    The final permit for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt will go to the successful bidder in an eBay auction that ends on Saturday, July 23. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the state’s elk restoration program.

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) donated a permit to The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF).

  • Penningtons produce passing...

    Footballs filled the air earlier this week during the annual Pennington Football Camp hosted by Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington and his father Elwood at Webb School of Knoxville.

    Approximately 75 boys in grades 8-12 attended the three-day camp, which is geared specifically for quarterbacks and receivers. Percentage-wise, Campbell County was as well represented as anyone, with two high school players and half a dozen middle schoolers participating.

  • Local athletes qualify for Jr....

    Half a dozen Campbell County track and field athletes will be competing for national honors next month at the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans.

    Tyler Greene, Abby Greene, Lindsay King, Michaela Smith, Gracie Faulkner and Riley Faulkner met national qualifying standards in their respective events during the Southeastern District Regionals on June 30-July 3 at the University of Tennessee.

  • Powder Mill Night Tournament...

    Sam and Travis Richardson took 1st place honors Friday night with 16.02 lbs. of bass during a Powder Mill Night Tournament on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Barry Jackson and Ronnie Smith with 14 lbs. Third place went to Teddy and Tyler Lawson with 12.10 lbs. Travis Richardson boated the biggest bass — a 6.11 lb. largemouth.

  • Most fish being caught at night...

    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, July 8 was 1,020.35 feet. 

    Surface temperatures are in the low to mid-80s. The water is clear at all locations. The latest water quality report, with temperature and dissolved oxygen profile, is available at www.tnfish.org.

    Crappie fishing is best at night or during periods of low light.

  • SPORTS NOTES - July 14

     The Campbell County Soccer Association will be having fall sign-ups Saturday, July 16 at Walmart from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Jacksboro Middle School will host the annual Eagle Football Camp the week of July 18-21. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. Camp staff will stress blocking and tackling, as well as work at all the individual positions. The registration fee is $50. Campers should register at 5:30 p.m. on July 18 at JMS.

  • Last LaFollette Little League...

    The last LaFollette Little League Baseball team still alive was eliminated last week in District 6 All-Star Tournament action.Eagleton put LaFollette’s 11-12 year-old All-Stars out 10-0 in 4 innings.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Over 30 BUI arrests made during holiday

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) reports that officers made 31 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests and cited 16 operators for reckless/negligent operation statewide during the 2011 Fourth of July holiday period.

    There were no reported fatalities from boating accidents, however TWRA officers statewide responded to several drowning calls that were found to be swimming-related. 

  • New CCHS basketball coach...

    Summer camp has been a great learning experience for new Campbell County High School Boys’ Basketball Coach Matt Housley.

    The Cougars won 13 of 21 games during three summer camps last month while the new coach was getting adjusted to his new players.

    Housley coached many of the same boys two years ago while serving as an assistant to former CCHS skipper Barry Jones. 

  • Soccer camp scores with kids

    The Campbell County Soccer Association held its 4th annual Soccer Camp this summer at the LaFollette Fields.

    Once again, Lincoln Memorial University coach Helio D’Anna brought some of his players to help with the instruction. A total of 59 kids were in attendance. Campers learned the basic fundamentals of soccer and how to apply them in game situations.