Today's Sports

  • Striper fishing improves 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 Thursday, Aug. 18 was 1,012.17 feet and rapidly falling.

    Surface temperatures remain in the high 80s.

    Bluegills are hitting on the flats and in deep water along steep, rocky banks.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Catoosa re-opened to public access

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has announced that Catoosa Wildlife Management Area located in Cumberland, Morgan and Fentress counties has been re-opened to public access. 

    Catoosa has been officially closed since Aug. 8 due to vandalism in the form of nails, spikes and nail boards placed in secondary roads and fields across the area. The WMA was closed for public safety concerns related to the vandalism.

  • Cougars anxious to kick off 2011...

    Campbell County High School football fans got a chance to see the new-look Cougars during Friday night’s preseason jamboree at Anderson County.

    After spotting the Oneida Indians a 14-0 lead, Campbell County stormed back to get within 14-12 at the end of a 15-minute full contact scrimmage.

    New Cougars’ head coach Justin Price said he is impressed by the improvement his team has made during the past few weeks.

  • Scouting Reports — Campbell...

    This will be the first meeting of the Cougars and Eagles.

    Both teams are slowly making the transition from a ground game to passing attack.

    Senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe nearly rallied the Cougars to a tie last week during a jamboree game at Anderson County. 

    Seymour receiver/cornerback D.J. Griffin, a 6-foot-4 jumping jack, will be the best athlete on the field Friday night. How the Cougars handle Griffin will likely determine their fate. Eagles running back Corey Todd has looked good in preseason scrimmages.

  • Laverdiere gets top basketball...

    Former Maryville College point guard Jared Laverdiere has been named head boys basketball coach at Scott County High School.

    Laverdiere, a native of Jacksboro, played high school basketball at Anderson County before embarking on a college career. After earning his bachelors degree in 2010, he spent last season as an assistant at Maryville High School under Mark Eldridge, who was his coach at Anderson County.

    “I actually interviewed for the job last year,” said Laverdiere.

  • JMS to host jamboree

    Jacksboro Middle School will host its annual football jamboree tonight (Thurs.).

    LaFollette and Powell will kick off the jamboree at 6:30 p.m.

    Halftime will feature a punt, pass and sprint competition.

    The host Eagles will play Fulton in the nightcap at approximately 7:45 p.m.

  • Spawning bluegills caught 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 Thursday, Aug. 11 was 1,014.28 feet and falling. 

    Bluegills were spawning in advance of the full moon (Aug. 13). 

    Some keepers are being taken from the nesting areas in the flats.

    Shellcrackers are as deep as 25 feet during daylight hours, with some being caught alongside the spawning bluegill. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Wild hog management regulations now in effect

    New regulations regarding wild hog management in Tennessee are now in effect. Changes to wild hog management in Tennessee came as a response to concerns from landowners, the Tennessee Legislature, the Farm Bureau, and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency biologists.

  • Cougars to face Oneida in...

    New Campbell County High School Head Football Coach Justin Price will lead his Cougars onto the field Friday night for a dress rehearsal against Oneida in the Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics Jamboree.

    Anderson County High School will host the jamboree, which is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. with the Cougars vs. the Indians. Clinton will battle Wartburg at 7:45 p.m., followed by a halftime punt, pass and kick competition. Wartburg and the host Mavericks will close out the jamboree at 9 p.m.

  • Defense coming along for...

    After tweaking its pass defense in 7-on-7 drills this summer, Campbell County got a good dose of power football during a full-contact scrimmage Friday afternoon at Scott County.

    “It was good for our kids to see that,” said Cougars coach Justin Price.

    “We have more of a finesse passing attack, so our defense doesn’t always get tested by a physical running game at practice.

    “We don’t try to win the scrimmage. We just try to put our kids in situations to see what they can do.