Today's Sports

  • 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. 

  • Powder Mill Night Tournament...

    David Hatfield and Robbie Powell took 1st place with 10.13 lbs. of bass last week in the latest Powder Mill Night Tournament. Runners-up were David and Karen Miller with 10.06 lbs., while Brian Miller and John Carroll finished 3rd with 7.10 lbs. David Miller’s 4.05 lb. bass took big fish honors.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Catoosa WMA closed because of vandalism

    Catoosa Wildlife Management Area — located in Cumberland, Morgan, and Fentress counties — was closed to all public access effective Monday, Aug. 8.  Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officials believe this closure is necessary to ensure the safety of visitors using Catoosa WMA as well as agency employees working on the area.  

  • JAKES Day introduces kids to the...

    Area youngsters flocked to the inaugural JAKES Day hosted last weekend by Billy and Jamie Ball at the family farm just outside of LaFollette.

    Over 350 people attended the event, including 108 children and youths ages 17-and-under.

    “We were shooting for 100 the first year,” said Jamie Ball.

    “We already have people interested in coming next year.”

    JAKES Day is a community outreach program of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). JAKES is an acronym for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.

  • Girls AAU team completes...

    The Campbell County Lady Cougars 14-under/9th grade division AAU Basketball Team enjoyed a very successful 20-7 season this year, which included winning five area East Tennessee AAU Tournament championships and finishing as runner-up in two other AAU Tournaments.

    The Lady Cougars AAU organization, which has been based in Jacksboro since 2006 and coached by Randy Brown, has enjoyed an impressive six-year record of 137 victories against only 33 defeats while winning 28 area AAU tournaments and finishing as runner-up in 13 others.