Today's Sports

  • CCHS teams have big week

    It’s been a good week for Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams, both of which won 2 of 3 road games against quality competition.
    The Lady Cougars (1-0 district, 4-3 overall) suffered a narrow loss, 64-59, on Dec. 2 at Class AAA state runner-up Morristown West, but picked up a key district victory, 61-38, two nights earlier at Clinton.

  • Campbell native is new head...

    Campbell County native Rodney Ellison has been named head football coach at Wartburg High School, where he spent the past 3 years as an assistant on Dan Shoemaker’s staff.
    Ellison is a 1996 graduate of Campbell County High School and a 2007 graduate of Tusculum College.
    “It’s a dream come true,” said Ellison.

  • Owls, Eagles net wins

    Host Jacksboro Middle swept a pair of varsity basketball games from Horace Maynard on Monday night.
    The Lady Eagles rolled, 41-8, behind 13 points from Krista Williams. The Eagles won a defensive battle, 34-31, as Darin Gillenwater scored 12 points and Jesse Sharp 9.
    In junior varsity action, Jacksboro’s girls lost, 22-14, to Horace Maynard. Morgan Wilson and Adriana Stanley led the Lady Eagles with 3 points each.

  • County tourney tips off, but...

    Opening night of the Campbell County Elementary/Middle School Basketball Tournament went off without a hitch.
    The second night, however, was a different story.
    Snow and extremely cold temperatures forced postponement of Tuesday’s round of games until Wednesday, which was originally planned as an off night for teams. Games will continue on Thursday according to the regular schedule.

  • Rapidly rising water alters...

    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, Dec. 6 was 1,005.57 feet, which is over 2.5 feet higher than it was last week. Surface temperature readings are around 58 to 60 degrees. The high inflow at the headwaters is mud-stained, and can be expected to stain the upper sections over the next few days. The heads of the larger creeks were already mud-stained.

  • Fly tying class will offered by...

    The Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering its annual Beginning Fly Tying class to the public. The six classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m., from Jan. 20 through March 3 (no class on Feb. 10). 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    State wildlife commission
    holds final meeting of year

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission held its final meeting of 2010, with status reports presented on several programs and projects.

  • Lady Cougars rebound with 67-53...

  • Blue Devils go 1-2 at Grizzly...

    The Jellico High School boy’s varsity basketball team held its own last week while competing against much larger schools in the Grizzly Classic at Grainger County.
    Blue Devil forwards Cody Malicoat and Michael Smith scored 15 points each during a 62-61 loss to eventual tournament champion Seymour on Nov. 23. Brent Ayers chipped in 13 points for Jellico, followed by Lee England and Dustin Smiddy with 5 each, Ethan Shelley 4, Tyler Bolton 3 and Chris Lay 1.

  • Owls have busy roundball schedule

    In recent middle school basketball action, LaFollette’s varsity girls defeated Horace Maynard, 49-28, on Monday, Nov. 29. Kendra King scored 13 points for the Lady Owls, followed by Katie Hamblin and Amber Guy with 12 each, Sissy Bailey 5, Ashley Whited 3, Kasi Phillips and Isabella Luna 2 each. Megan Winstead had 11 points for HMMS.
    The Lady Owls’ junior varsity team fell, 28-20. Phillips and Luna scored 6 points each, while Rachel Heatherly had 4, Megan Muggridge and Savannah Goins 2 each.