Today's Sports

  • Card makes Bassmaster Elite...

    Brandon Card describes himself as the “poster child of college fishing”.

    Now the poster boy has landed himself a spot in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series alongside such pro fishing stars as Kevin VanDam.

    Card, a 2004 graduate of Campbell County High School, qualified for the Elite Series by finishing second in the points standings of the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Opens — a series of three tournaments.

  • Learning to fly

    With no tackling and no running  plays allowed, summertime 7-on-7 passing scenarios make it tempting to draw up plays in the dirt and play backyard football.

    However, new Campbell County High School Head Football Coach Justin Price views the passing drills as an opportunity to teach the quarterbacks he inherited how to run his trademark spread offense. 

    Rising senior Tuffy Shoupe didn’t throw the ball much the past three seasons while playing quarterback in a ground-hugging option attack. 

  • Stripers are active on Powell...

    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 15 was 1,019.73-feet and below full pool (1,020) for the first time since late April. 

    Surface temperatures range from 84 to 89 degrees, depending on time of day and location. The lake is clear at all locations, and 65-degree water can be found at 33 feet deep.

  • 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.