Today's Sports

  • Baseball Cougars complete season...

     The Campbell County High School baseball team recently swept a pair of games from Cumberland Gap.

    On March 19, the Cougars won 12-7 at home. 

    Senior lefty Andrew Dykes was credited with the pitching victory. He went 5 2/3 innings, scattered 4 hits, gave up 4 earned runs and 6 walks, and struck out 7 batters. Aaron Chapman pitched in relief to earn the save.

    Brian Hale suffered the loss for the Panthers, with Logan Gilbert pitching in relief.

  • Middle school baseball team...

      On March 22, the CCMS baseball team hosted a doubleheader vs. the Oneida Indians. Coach Andy Ellison went with Ethan Jeffers to pitch. In the top of the first inning, two CCMS errors and a single plated two runs. Jeffers got a strikeout and then fielded a grounder for the second out, Jeffers to Evans.  

    A single scored a third run before catcher Adam Markley faked a throw to second to allow the runner on third to come toward home, in which Markley tagged a surprised Oneida  player out. Oneida was up 3-0.

  • Week 4 Powder Mill Tournament...

    Brian Miller and John Carroll took 1st place Saturday with 9.14 lbs. during the fourth week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series. Runners-up were David Hatfield and Robbie Powell with 9.13 lbs., while Sam and Travis Richardson finished 3rd with 9.7 lbs. Tommy Moore earned big fish honors with a 2.11 lb. bass. Winner of the sponsor bonus ($50 from Brown Farms) was Nick Goins.

  • Crappie bite is good on Norris

     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 falling water level and windy days have helped clear some of the debris from the upper end channels. Still, boaters need to exercise caution in all locations.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Applications for elk hunt accepted April 1-May 31

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will accept applications from April 1 through May 31 for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt.

    The hunt will be held October 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. There will be five elk hunting zones designated at the North Cumberland WMA.

  • Baseball Cougars get pair of wins

      After getting off to a rocky start, the Campbell County High School baseball team won consecutive home games last week against the Knoxville Ambassadors and Oneida.

    The Cougars (0-1 district, 2-1 overall) opened the season on March 16 at Clinton, where they fell 13-9 to the Dragons.

    With two runners on base in the top of the first inning, senior first baseman Andrew Dykes belted a home run to left field for a 3-0 Campbell County lead. The Cougars gave up a run in the bottom of the first inning and held the Dragons scoreless in the second.

  • Owls, Lady Eagles dominate first...

     LaFollette’s boys and Jacksboro’s girls dominated a middle school track and field meet Thursday at Anderson County High.

    The Owls scored a whopping 210 points and got 1st place finishes from Dakota Dossett in high jump, Johnny Oakes in long jump, Preston Provins in shot put, Durrand Jackson in the mile, Tommy Lawson in the 400-meter dash, Austin North in the 800-meter run, and the 4x800 relay team (Jackson, North, Dakota Dossett, Roston Letner).

  • Lady Cougars searching for first...

     Five games into the season, Campbell County High School’s softball team is still looking for its first win.

    The Lady Cougars lost two close games to Oneida last week, one of them being a 1-0 defeat on the road. Campbell County dropped a district doubleheader, 25-0 and 18-0, to Karns on Monday while playing at home.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars hosted Powell for another district game, and fell 15-0.

  • Last chance to sign up for...

     Saturday will be the last chance to sign up for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball.

    Players and coaches may sign up at the LaFollette Recreation Center or Valley View Elementary School between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • Middle school JV team plays...

     On March 17, the Campbell County middle school baseball team recorded a first: the first junior varsity middle school game. This is just one of the progressions CCHS Head Coach Brad Collette envisioned in the evolution of CC Baseball. This season has eight scheduled doubleheaders with the varsity playing the first game and the JV playing the second. But before that historic game, another historic mark was made in the varsity game. Andrew Evans broke Tate McGhee’s mark for the most strikeouts in a game for a pitcher (6) by striking out 11 Coalfield batters in 5 innings.