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Today's Sports

  • Power of Provins

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Rusty Provins was nothing but a one-man show on Saturday.

    The Cumberland Gap junior is the only athlete on the Cumberland Gap track team, but that’s not his most impressive performance.

    Currently, Provins is ranked first in the state in the discus throw.

    “It’s a very good feeling, especially because of how much work I’ve put into it,” Provins said.

    Coming into Saturday’s Hardin Valley Invitational, he had already secured the top spot in the state.

  • Dossett takes home 100-meter...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Bryce Dossett could be atop the LaFollette Middle School record book for a long time to come.

    Earlier this season, the eighth grade sprinter broke the 100-meter dash record, posting a 13.36 second time.

    In Thursday’s meet at Campbell County High School, she broke her own time, posting a 13.2.

  • Column: The perfect game

    Yu who?

    I’m sure that’s how many felt on Tuesday night after the Japanese pitcher stunned the world with a near perfect game.

    Pitching for the Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish threw a perfect 8 and 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros.

    However, needing only one out, Marwin Gonzalez laced a single between Darvish’s legs in order to keep the perfect game from happening.

    While I only saw the final innings, the game was an exciting one, but I would rather be where I was.

  • Sports News 4-4-13

    Thursday, April 4:

    Campbell County baseball

    The Campbell County High School baseball team will host Carter. This non-district match-up will be varsity only, as it is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

     

    Middle School track

    Some of Campbell County’s middle school track athletes will be participating in the CAK Shootout at the Christian Academy of Knoxville. The meet is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.

     

    Friday, April 5:

  • 'Get your head in the game...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    From the NFL to the youth leagues, concussions have become the talk of the game.

    National stars are coming to the forefront, telling their story of how a traumatic brain injury has altered their life after professional football.

    However, the state of Tennessee is looking to change the culture, as they focus on high school, middle school and youth athletics.

  • New award to honor Carl...

    The Campbell County Youth Basketball Association plans to introduce the Carl Rutherford Award in honor of a former coach.
    “Carl has been involved in youth basketball for many years,” LaFollette Recreation Department Head Johnny Byrge said.

  • Bats come alive for Cougars

    ccannon@lafollettepress.comCampbell County’s bats came alive on Friday night, as they found 12 hits against Claiborne County.

    The Cougars used three hits in the first inning, along with three walks, a hit batsman and an error in order to jump to a 6-0 lead early.

    “It seems like we’ve been playing and holding back,” head coach Ryan Browning said. “I told them to play with some reckless abandonment. If we can keep that attitude, we’ve got nothing to lose. Just get out there and play as hard as you can.”

  • LaFollette boys pace field in...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    The LaFollette Middle School boys’ track team is off to a quick start in 2013.

    The Owls have gone undefeated, thus far, as they’ve swept even the private schools of Knoxville.

    “They’re very proud of themselves,” LaFollette track coach Tiffany Bruce said. “They’re working really hard in practice. They come to practice, and they take it very seriously. They’re very focused, and I think it’s paying off for them at the meets.”

  • Whaley, relay teams highlight...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    David Whaley had never participated in high jump during a track meet.

    He didn’t have the proper technique of arching your back over the bar, nor did he know if he would clear a bar or not.

    However, it all worked out, as the newly turned high jumper cleared the 5-foot mark, which was good enough for first place in the Anderson County meet last Thursday night.

    “I was just hoping that I would make it and get over it,” Whaley said with a smile. “I was just praying to get over it.

  • Sluggish hitting slows middle...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    In the bottom of the second inning, the Campbell County middle school baseball team found itself in good position.

    With no outs on the board, the Cougars had loaded the bases, as they trailed 4-1.

    However, a lineout, strikeout, and a groundout to the pitchers sealed the inning, as Campbell County came away without a run.