Today's Sports

  • Smith makes soccer history


    KNOXVILLE—Michaela Smith made history for Campbell County High School last Thursday night, as she scored the first-ever soccer goal in the school’s 38-year history.
    In its inaugural game, the program chose a tough one, as they traveled to Catholic High School.
    During the second half, Smith bolted for the goal, finding the back of the net during the 3-2 loss.

  • JAKES Day gets kids outside


    LaFOLLETTE—Jarrett Ellison pulled the string back near his face, releasing it with a thud as the arrow flew down range.
    Ellison went a perfect 7-for-7 during the archery station on Saturday during the third annual JAKES Day.
    “That’s pretty big,” Ellison said. “I went to archery camp last summer. I think I’m going to try to get on the team. It’s real fun. I’ve not really done anything like this before.”

  • Preparing the fields

    Preparing the field

    ccannon@lafollettepress.comJACKSBORO—“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” — John 4:35.

    The fields are ready, and the leaders of Fellowship of Christian Athletes are preparing for the 2013 edition of Fields of Faith.

    This year’s event will take place inside L. Hope Dossett Stadium on Oct. 9. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • It's a Miracle!: '...

    If you are a Vol fan, you know by now that Butch Jones and his popular hashtag/slogan for rebuilding the Tennessee Football program is ”Brick by Brick.”

    Each brick makes the others stronger; we know he is talking about individuals with talents that will benefit the team to make it a better unit all together. 

    Now, it’s just me, but that kind of sounds like a motto for Christians working together.

  • High schoolers looking at brains...



    That’s the new name many people have given to Alex Rodriguez following his recent scandal with steroids in the MLB.

    Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games, the most in more than 100 years.

    He would also have to forfeit any play in the post season the Yankees may have to play. Rodriguez would not be allowed in those games.

    As year pass, more and more athletes are being caught using performance-enhancing drugs, but just how do the numbers stack up on a more local level?

  • Cougars hyped, not focused on...


    JACKSBORO—The Campbell County football team received one of its top predictions this past week, as examiner.com slated the Cougars to finish third in District 3-AAA.
    While the prediction brings some hype and excitement to the program, the players say it’s not something they’re focusing on.

  • Mural Mania

    JACKSBORO—The month-long journey is finally coming to and end.
    John R.W. Brown Gymnasium is nearly finished, as the facility has gone through a face-lift that was 37 years in the making.

  • Clinch River Trout numbers...

    NORRIS—For sheer numbers of quality trout, the Norris Dam tailwater has met all expectations set by fisheries biologists with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
    Data collected during a six-year Norris Tailwater Management Strategy by the TWRA indicates that trout populations are doing exceptionally well in the protected length range (PLR) or “slot limit,” as it is more commonly known.

  • Big Clinch River Cleanup hoists...

    NORRIS—Despite thunderstorms that muddied the water and soaked, hardworking volunteers on Saturday, July 20, the first-ever Big Clinch River Cleanup was a big success, says Buzz Buffington of Anderson County, who organized the event.
    The Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited sponsored the community-wide cleanup. The turnout of volunteers—far more than the chapter had dared to expect—included 78 people and 15 boats.

  • 'Tough as nails'



    MARYVILLE—On Tuesday night, Campbell County coaches explained what a great player is.

    Head coach Justin Price told his team during the huddle what a great player had: ‘great effort,’ ‘mental and physical toughness’ and ‘self-motivation.’

    Two of those, Campbell County has down, as Price said the team gives everything they have, while being ‘tough as nails.’

    However, self-motivation is something the team needs among the ranks.