Today's Sports

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Application deadline for state elk hunt is May 31

    The deadline to apply for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt is approaching. Sportsmen have until midnight (CDT) on May 31 to submit their application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The elk hunt will be held Oct. 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area in Campbell, Scott, Anderson and Morgan counties. Once again, there will be five elk hunting zones designated.

  • Marching to Murfreesboro

    Adding a few more skills to her resume has made Kristin Chapman a hot commodity in the world of track and field.

    Not only will the Campbell County High School standout return to Murfreesboro next week to defend her Class AAA girls’ high jump title, she also qualified to compete for state championships in pentathlon and the 300-meter hurdles.

    Track and field coaches from several NCAA Division I universities — including Stanford, Duke, Florida and LSU — have already inquired about Chapman as she prepares to wrap up a stellar junior season.

  • Lady Cougars finish up tough...

    Wins have been few and far between this season for the Campbell County High School softball team.

    So, when the Lady Cougars swept county rival Jellico a couple of weeks ago, there was cause for an extended celebration.

    Campbell County won the first game 8-4 in five innings. The Lady Cougars pounded out 13 hits to back up pitcher Alex Hempsall.

    Meghan Byrge went 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs. She went 6-for-6 during the series with a 2-run triple and 5 RBI.

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  • Summer track and field program...

     The Knoxville Track Club (KTC) is hosting their annual summer track and field program for local East Tennessee youth.

    Running from May 31-June 25, the KTC Youth Athletics Program exposes kids to the fundamentals of track and field.  

    “Our goal for the program is to teach the basic skills most prevalent in the sport of track and field: running, jumping and throwing,” said Marty Sonnenfeldt, KTC youth athletics director.  

    “Our program is conducted with an emphasis on fun and fitness.”

  • Sports Notes — May 19

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament...

     Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill took 1st place Saturday with 13.07 lbs. during the 7th week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were George Asbury and Shawn Collins with 11.09 lbs. Third place went to Teddy and Tyler Lawson with 11.01 lbs. Jason Dotson was big fish winner with a 5.06 lb. largemouth. 

  • Fishing begins to heat up as the...

        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 Monday, May 16 was 1,021.71 feet, which is nearly a foot lower than it was the previous week. Surface temperatures range from 64 to 70 degrees depending on time of day and location.

    Crappie fishing is best in the headwaters of creek embayments and near large rocks, brush piles and wood structure. Crappies are hitting small doll flies, tube jigs and minnows.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Approval of hunting seasons among items on May agenda

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) will set the state’s 2011-12 hunting seasons at its meeting this week, May 19-20, at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Ray Bell Region II Building.

    Officials from TWRA previewed their recommendations for the 2011-12 hunting and trapping seasons at the commission’s April meeting. The recommendations feature several significant changes.

  • Campbell County eliminated after...

     Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team made a brief but memorable appearance last week in the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    The Cougars were eliminated after back-to-back losses to Powell and Karns, but had a chance to win both games.

    Regular season district champion Powell appeared to be in shock Friday afternoon during the tournament opener when Campbell County took a 5-1 lead on the Panthers by scoring 5 runs in the top of the third inning.