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Today's Sports

  • SPORTS CAMP AND EVENT SCHEDULE

    Relay for Life benefit basketball games will be held Friday, June 1 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. Games will be played at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. The 7 p.m. game will feature the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department vs the Rescue Squad. Admission is $5. Concessions will be sold. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

  • Norris Coast Guard Auxiliary...

    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Norris Lake Flotilla will be providing boat safety checks this summer at a number of marinas around the lake.

    “Boats passing this inspection will be awarded a vessel safety check decal for display,” said Public Information Officer Mike McDonough.

    “The decal attests to the fact that the boat is in compliance with all federal and state requirements. 

    “The inspection is also an opportunity for boat owners or operators to receive one-on-one guidance from a trained boating professional.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Deadline is tonight to apply for elk hunt 

    Sportsmen have until midnight (Central Time) on May 31 to submit their application for Tennessee’s annual elk hunt.

    The hunt will be held Oct. 15-19 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area where there will be five elk hunting zones designated.

    Hunters may apply anywhere hunting licenses are sold or online at www.tnelkhunt.org.

  • Flying the coop

    Former Campbell County High School baseball standout Ben Aiken is well on his way to fulfilling a lifelong dream of flying a jet fighter plane.

    Aiken graduated yesterday (May 23) from the United States Air Force Academy and will leave in January for Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi where he will begin training to become a pilot. The night before graduation, he got his lieutenant bars during a commissioning ceremony.

    “This is the best feeling in the world,” Aiken said.

  • A fish tale

    Most kids have a dog or cat for a pet.

    However, Trent Graves and his middle school classmates at the Christian Academy of Campbell County raised a couple hundred rainbow trout fingerlings this year in a project sponsored by the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

    For nearly four months, the students nursed their finny friends in a 55-gallon aquarium in the classroom of math teacher Travis Dunn. On May 14, the trout were large enough (about 2 to 3 inches long) to release into Clear Creek, a tributary of the Clinch River in the Norris watershed.

  • Soul Jumpers showcase skills

    For years, the jump rope has been an essential training tool for sports such as boxing. Now, jumping rope is becoming a sport all unto itself.

    Jacksboro Elementary’s Soul Jumpers showcased their athletic prowess Friday during a demanding tour of three Campbell County schools. The group began their day with an 8:30 a.m. performance at Caryville Elementary. From there, the Soul Jumpers visited Elk Valley Elementary at 10:30 a.m. and Jacksboro Middle at 1 p.m.

  • Cougars blank South-Doyle 13-0...

    If last week’s scrimmage at South-Doyle was any indication, the Campbell County High School football team could be in for a breakthrough season this fall. The Cougars blanked the Cherokees 13-0 with a smothering defense.

    Campbell County’s offense wasn’t half bad, either. Rising sophomore quarterback Ethan Jeffers completed 10 of 14 passes for 161 yards and touchdowns of 20 and five yards to Ethan Simpson.

  • Eagles fare well at Meet of...

    Several Jacksboro Middle School track and field athletes competed in the Meet of Champions on May 8 at the Hardin Valley Academy.

    Representing the Lady Eagle sprinters, Jessica Stanley competed in the 100-meter dash and finished 6th. In distance races, Kelsey Williams ran the 3,200 and finished 6th. Gracie Faulkner ran the 1,600 and 800 and finished 2nd in both races. Regan Lindsay, Bethany McKamey, Lexi Gross and Kelsey Williams finished 6th in the 4x800-meter relay. Zoie Mefford represented the JMS girls in field events with 2nd place in shot put.

  • Morris signs with Alice Lloyd...

    Courtney Morris, a two-time All-District 3-AAA point guard for Campbell County High School, announced Thursday that she will attend Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky this fall.

    Morris averaged 12.7 points, three assists and three steals per game while leading the Lady Cougars to district regular season and tournament championships. An honors student with a 3.4 grade point average, she plans to major in nursing at Alice Lloyd.

    Family, friends and coaches gathered Thursday afternoon in the CCHS library as Morris signed her letter-of-intent.

  • The golden girls

    One of the most successful two-person championship runs in Campbell County High School track and field history picked up more steam Friday during the Section 1-AAA Championships at Johnson City.

    Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined for three section titles and all 48 points for the Lady Cougars, who finished 5th in a field of 28 teams. Both girls will represent their school at the state meet next week at Murfreesboro.