Today's Sports

  • College coach hired to lead...

     Seymour native Jerry Mynatt has been named Campbell County High School’s new head football coach.

    Mynatt, a 1986 graduate of Seymour High School, has been a college coach throughout his career. His stops include Charleston Southern, Elon, N.C; East Tennessee State; Pikeville, Ky; and – most recently – NCAA Division II Brevard College in North Carolina.

    He is a 1992 graduate of Carson-Newman College, where he played wide receiver on the 1989 NAIA National Championship Team.

  • Crappies and bass biting on...

     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, Jan. 28 was 1,000.10 feet. Surface temperatures range from 39 degrees on the upper end to 42 degrees at Loyston and Norris Dam. Most of the large, protected hollows that were frozen during the cold snap have thawed. Some sections of the main channels above points 15 and 32 may be frozen on cold mornings.

  • Oakes turns Jellico program over...

      Longtime Jellico High School football coach Danny Oakes stepped down last week and handed over the reins to Brad Lawson, who served as defensive coordinator last season for the Blue Devils.

    The announcement was made Friday night during Jellico’s Basketball Homecoming.

    Lawson is a 2010 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands, where he played linebacker for the Patriots. He was a student assistant at UC in 2009 before joining the Jellico staff last fall. He teaches U.S. History and economics at JHS.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Teens charged

    with killing elk

    Two juvenile males from the Briceville section of Anderson County have been charged with illegally killing a 5X5 bull elk, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    According to reports, the two youth were spotlighting from an ATV in the Beech Grove Community on Jan. 15, when they shot the elk with a Marlin .22 rifle. They did not take the elk.

    TWRA wildlife officers confiscated the spotlight and .22 rifle.

  • CCHS girls defeat Powell, AC and...

     Campbell County High School’s girls won three out of four district basketball games heading into Tuesday’s road trip to Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars (9-3 district, 14-7 overall) defeated Powell 65-48 last Tuesday, knocked off host Anderson County 45-39 on Thursday and then fell 63-45 Friday at Oak Ridge before bouncing back with a 77-44 home win Monday against Karns.

  • North, Jackson lead Owls into...

      Austin North and Duran Jackson powered in 16 and 12 points, respectively, Monday night to carry LaFollette Middle School’s boys to a 46-30 opening-round victory over Oak Ridge-Jefferson in the Area 2 Basketball Tournament at Jacksboro.

  • Jacksboro girls roll into title...

     Jacksboro Middle School’s girls lived up to their No. 1 seeding Tuesday night with a 45-23 rout of Oak Ridge-Robertsville in the semifinals of the Area 2 Basketball Tournament.

    Brooke Bane paced a balanced attack with 9 points for the Lady Eagles, followed by Courtney Charles with 8; Olivia Brown, Krista Williams and Whitney Williamson 7 each; Michaela Smith 4; and Aubree Cahill 1.

    Blair Beeler led all scorers with 10 points for Robertsville. 

    Chloe White chipped in 6 points for the Lady Rams.

  • Blue Devils take homecoming...

     The status quo prevailed Friday night during the high school varsity basketball doubleheader between District 4-A rivals Oakdale and host Jellico.

    Both the Oakdale girls and Jellico boys completed regular season sweeps with convincing victories.

    In girl’s action, the Lady Eagles broke open a tight contest in the second quarter to win their homecoming game by 31 points, 69-38. 

    Oakdale held a narrow 16-12 lead in the opening quarter, but buried the Lady Blue Devils with a 22-6 run during the second period.

  • Walters State signs Jellico High...

     Jellico High School senior Cody Byrge signed scholarship papers Friday to continue his golf career at Walters State Community College (WSCC).

    Byrge posted a top 10 district individual finish for the Blue Devils in their very first year of competition.

    “We’re proud of Cody and all of his accomplishments,” said Danny Oakes, athletic director at Jellico High School.

    “It’s something special for him to get a scholarship in the first year of our golf program.”

  • Wild turkey fundraising event...

     The annual fundraising event for the Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be held on March 12 at Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette.For more information, contact Ray and Mitzi Ivey at (423) 562-0522 or Billy and Jamie Ball at 423-871-2200.