Today's Sports

  • CCHS girls defeat Powell, AC and...

     Campbell County High School’s girls won three out of four district basketball games heading into Tuesday’s road trip to Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars (9-3 district, 14-7 overall) defeated Powell 65-48 last Tuesday, knocked off host Anderson County 45-39 on Thursday and then fell 63-45 Friday at Oak Ridge before bouncing back with a 77-44 home win Monday against Karns.

  • North, Jackson lead Owls into...

      Austin North and Duran Jackson powered in 16 and 12 points, respectively, Monday night to carry LaFollette Middle School’s boys to a 46-30 opening-round victory over Oak Ridge-Jefferson in the Area 2 Basketball Tournament at Jacksboro.

  • Jacksboro girls roll into title...

     Jacksboro Middle School’s girls lived up to their No. 1 seeding Tuesday night with a 45-23 rout of Oak Ridge-Robertsville in the semifinals of the Area 2 Basketball Tournament.

    Brooke Bane paced a balanced attack with 9 points for the Lady Eagles, followed by Courtney Charles with 8; Olivia Brown, Krista Williams and Whitney Williamson 7 each; Michaela Smith 4; and Aubree Cahill 1.

    Blair Beeler led all scorers with 10 points for Robertsville. 

    Chloe White chipped in 6 points for the Lady Rams.

  • Blue Devils take homecoming...

     The status quo prevailed Friday night during the high school varsity basketball doubleheader between District 4-A rivals Oakdale and host Jellico.

    Both the Oakdale girls and Jellico boys completed regular season sweeps with convincing victories.

    In girl’s action, the Lady Eagles broke open a tight contest in the second quarter to win their homecoming game by 31 points, 69-38. 

    Oakdale held a narrow 16-12 lead in the opening quarter, but buried the Lady Blue Devils with a 22-6 run during the second period.

  • Walters State signs Jellico High...

     Jellico High School senior Cody Byrge signed scholarship papers Friday to continue his golf career at Walters State Community College (WSCC).

    Byrge posted a top 10 district individual finish for the Blue Devils in their very first year of competition.

    “We’re proud of Cody and all of his accomplishments,” said Danny Oakes, athletic director at Jellico High School.

    “It’s something special for him to get a scholarship in the first year of our golf program.”

  • Wild turkey fundraising event...

     The annual fundraising event for the Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be held on March 12 at Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette.For more information, contact Ray and Mitzi Ivey at (423) 562-0522 or Billy and Jamie Ball at 423-871-2200.

  • Fishing for smallmouth bass...

     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 Friday, Jan. 21 was 1,000.16 feet and expected to remain steady. Surface temperatures range from 39 degrees on the upper end to 42 degrees at Loyston and Norris Dam. On the coldest days, some of the large, protected hollows may frozen over to a thickness of about an inch. Some sections of the main channels above points 15 and 32 may also be frozen on cold mornings.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Commission votes to delay

    Sandhill hunting seasons

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) has delayed a decision for at least two years to move forward through the regulation process and request the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to establish a hunting season for sandhill cranes in the Volunteer State.

  • Jacksboro, LaFollette split...

     LaFollette and Jacksboro split a varsity middle school basketball doubleheader Thursday night in which both games went right down to the wire.

    The Lady Eagles pulled out a 35-31 victory against a scrappy LaFollette team.

    Olivia Brown led Jacksboro (14-1 overall) with 10 points, followed by Krista Williams with 8, Whitney Williamson 7, Brooke Bane and Michaela Smith 4 each, and Courtney Charles 2.

  • Cougars clip Hawks in OT, 75-73

     After losing its first four league games this season, the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team appeared to be a non-factor in the District 3-AAA regular season championship race.

    During a recent four-game stretch, however, the Cougars were no less than spectacular as they played their way back into the hunt for a top 4 seeding in the upcoming league tournament.