Today's Sports

  • Column: Disciplined football in...

    Over the past week, I’ve spent time with the Campbell County High School football team, as they’ve been hard at work practicing.

    One thing I’ve noticed is that the team has a great deal of discipline.

    I really commend the Prices, as well as the other coaches, as they run a tight ship among the football program.

    Hanging from the fence on the far side of the practice field, banners, one of which spells out discipline, show the goals that Campbell County has for itself.

    Body language was a big one on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Column: It takes discipline to...

    "No discipline seems enjoyable at the times, but painful later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11

    As a baseball coach, something that I stress is having good plate discipline.

    With good plate discipline, you as a hitter can control the at bat - don't give up anything to the pitcher that would otherwise be a ball.

  • NWTF hosted annual archery...

    The early morning rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the competitors on Saturday, May 18th at the Archery Tournament sponsored by the Pine Mountain Longbeard’s Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

    The tournament was the first of two archery tournaments that will be held at the Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette.

    Two tournaments are held each year to give local archers the opportunity to sharpen their skills.

  • Ball field receives $20,000 for...


    Monday night, the Campbell County Commission approved spending $20,000 for additional grade work at a ball field in Jellico.

    While the commission awarded the contract two months ago for $55,000, additional grade work was needed in the outfield, which was below the flood plain.

    “There was some discrepancy in the engineering,” Jellico Mayor Les Stiers said.

  • Use Twitter to stay connected...

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    Campbell County sophomore Michaela Smith and Cumberland Gap junior Rusty Provins will both be participating in the 2013 BlueCross Spring Fling in Murfreesboro, Tn.
    Follow the LaFollette Press on Twitter @TheLPressSports for full coverage.
    Tweets will be sent for every throw, including the athletes that Smith and Provins are competing against.
    Followers can keep up-to-the-minute stats from the 2013 events.

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  • Sports News 5-23-13

    Sports News:


    May 23

    Smith to compete in State Championship

    Michaela Smith took fourth place in the Sectional Tournament, qualifying her for a spot in the TSSAA State Championship. The sophomore will compete at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 23 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.


    Orange and Blue Game

  • Bittersweet success


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    Taylor McKeel knelt down, wiping the dirt from home plate.

    Knowing it would be his last performance on the Campbell County diamond, he kissed the plate following the Cougars’ 6-1 victory over Central to advance into the District 3-AAA tournament.

    “It was really bittersweet,” fellow senior Bo Farris said of the victory.

    Campbell County struck late, after they struggled with getting base runners home during the first four innings.

  • Race to the Finish

    LaFOLLETTE—It was race day Saturday morning, as dozens of Cub Scouts from Campbell, Claiborne and Scott counties converged at First Independent MIssionary Baptist Church on Beech Street for the Cumberland District's Pinewood Derby racecar competition. Each hoped to take home top honors, but only one scout emerged with the checkered flag and a trophy to testify to their wood whittling skills.

  • Greene with envy


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    All the other girls wish they could be like her.

    As Ally Greene crossed the final hurdle, her knee clipped the top, causing her to stumble.

    However, she quickly regained her balance in order to grab the win in the 2013 East Tennessee Middle School Elite Championships on Tuesday night.

    “I hit my knee a couple times, and I thought I wasn’t going to win,” Greene said. “I put out my hand at the end, and I beat her.”