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Today's Sports

  • Good deeds paid off with triple-...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com 

    Ronnie Gullion, a retired Sgt. 1st Class, came to the Willing Sportsman Event in hopes of seeing his fellow Wounded Warriors take a bird on the Lewis and Cunningham farms.

    However, little did he know, he would be walking away with a bird himself.

  • Wheelchairs don't slow...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Wheelchairs couldn’t slow Scott McKinnon and Carl Brock, as they were the first hunters to harvest birds on Saturday morning.

    Near first light, both hunters took turkeys as they took flight.

  • Column: Hunt of a lifetime

    For some, it’s killing a Rocky Mountain elk.

    Others, it’s getting a Grand Slam turkey hunt all in the same year, while others go for the Big 5 in Africa.

    However, on Saturday, as the rain pitter-pattered off the roof of the hunting blind, I realized it was a hunt of a lifetime.

    Sitting in the blind with Kevin Honaker, I was able to experience the hunt with the United States Marine.

    As rain spilled into the blind and silence fell over the field, Honaker began to tell his story.

  • Tiller Time

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    Abby Tiller put on a clinic last Thursday.

    The Jellico Lady Blue Devil pitcher threw a complete game, all while blasting two shots over the center-field fence in order to lift Jellico over the Campbell County Lady Cougars, 12-11.

    “She needed that,” Jellico head coach Nancy Douglas said. “Abby will come through for you. She’s pretty resilient.”

    Trailing by one during the final inning, 11-10, with two outs, Jellico was looking for a savior.

  • Decathlon, Pentathlon gives...

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    JOHNSON CITY - The 2013 decathlon and pentathlon wasn’t an average year for Campbell County High School track team.

    Three sophomores and one freshman joined the ranks with senior Brandon Long to participate in the two-day event held at Science Hill High School.

    For the team, it’s thrilling to have so many young athletes participating.

  • Angler of the year becoming...

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    Going into the final tournament of the season, two boats are separated by only two points.

    Next week’s tournament, should it end the same as this past weekend’s, the two teams will go away in a deadlock tie for first place.

  • Sports News 5-02-13

    May 2

    Jellico Middle School Baseball

    The Jellico Middle School baseball team will host Williamsburg at home. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m.

     

    Jellico High Softball

    The Jellico High School Softball team will host Lynn Camp for their final regular season game of the year. Varsity is scheduled to begin at 5:30, as they junior varsity will play directly after.

     

    Campbell County Baseball

  • Sports News 4-25-13

    April 25

    Campbell County Tennis

    The Campbell County High School tennis team will host Central High School on Thursday. The home match is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

     

    Jellico Middle School Baseball

    The Jellico Middle School baseball team will travel to Whitley County, Ky. The teams will face off at 5 p.m.

     

    Campbell County Baseball

  • Revealing of the rivals

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!”

    The famous quote by “The Sandlot” character, Hamilton “Ham” Porter, fit the evening on Saturday for the Jellico middle school baseball squad.

    Nathan “Smalls” Johnson hurled a bomb from just inside right field, throwing Isaac Mitchell out at home plate. Catcher Max Farris made the tag, as Mitchell was trying to extend his triple into an inside-the-park home run.

  • King of the hill

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Hunter Scott is certainly making a name for himself on the mound for the Campbell County Cougars.

    The Louisiana native currently holds a 0.53 ERA through 26 innings pitched. He holds a 2-2 record as Campbell County’s starting pitcher.

    On Monday night, Scott only allowed tossed in six strikeouts in only five innings of play.