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Today's Sports

  • Volunteer Football Conference...

     Monday, the Volunteer Football Conference began practicing at the sports complex at East LaFollette.

    Practices will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, VFC President Steve Phillips said. 

  • Let 'er zip

     Watch a video of a the newest action-packed attraction in Campbell County: The Zipline at Copper Cove Cabins. 

  • Lady Cougars in rebuilding mode

    This will be a rebuilding year and then some for Campbell County High School girls’ basketball coach Ryan Browning.

    Half of the 2011-12 district championship team graduated in May, which left some mighty big shoes for the returning players to fill.

    Browning experimented with a new dribble drive offense, featuring one post player and four guards, during the first of three summer team camps last month. 

    Consequently, the Lady Cougars won only one of four games at a two-day team camp hosted June 6-7 by William Blount High School.

  • Leaving the Press for new job is...

    Has it really been 20 years? 

    It seems like only yesterday when I walked in the front door of the LaFollette Press for a job interview with publisher Larry Smith.

    That was August 1992. Before the end of the month I would have a new job and a baby girl. Now that both my babies have grown up and flown the coop, I’m getting ready to do the same.

    I’ve accepted a job as photojournalist at the Roane County News, our sister paper in Kingston. My last day at the Press will be Friday, July 6.

  • SPORTS CAMP AND EVENT SCHEDULE

    Campbell County High School will host a basketball camp for girls and boys in 1st grade through 8th grade the week of July 9-12. Camp hours will be 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. The registration fee of $50 includes a camp t-shirt. Instructors will be Cougars’ coach Matt Housley and Lady Cougars’ coach Ryan Browning. For more information, call Coach Housley at 423-494-7046.  

  • Taking aim for hunter safety

    Thirty Campbell County students completed requirements for a Tennessee Hunter Education certificate during a class taught earlier this year by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer Ken Cutsinger.

    Under state law, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of satisfactory completion of an approved hunter education course before hunting in Tennessee.

    The class was held just before the opening of the spring turkey and squirrel seasons. 

  • Dixie Youth 11-12 All-Stars bow...

    Campbell County’s 11-12 year old Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars were eliminated from the sub-district tournament Monday evening at Asbury Park in Caryville.

    Despite leading by four runs late in the loser’s bracket game, Campbell County fell 7-6 to Spring City following a fifth-inning collapse.

    Zach Sulfridge, Zach Rutherford and Austin Ford went 3-for-4 each at the plate to lead a Campbell County team that racked up 19 total hits. 

  • Wells joins football staff at...

    Dewayne Wells, who built a playoff level football team at Campbell County High School, has accepted a job as defensive coordinator at Morristown East.

    Wells will be reunited with East head coach and offensive coordinator Dwayne Hatcher, whom he coached college ball with at Cumberland and Tusculum.

    “We go way back,” Wells said during an interview on Friday.

    The pair first coached together at Cumberland College in 1986.

  • JMS to host football camp

    The Eagle Football Camp is scheduled for July 9-12 at Jacksboro Middle School. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. The registration fee is $50. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 9 at the JMS Football Field House. Campers will learn all the fundamental principles and techniques of football.

  • Paquette keeps Cove Lake 5K crown

    Max Paquette successfully defended his Cove Lake 5K title Saturday morning in the 14th running of the annual race.

    The 27-year-old Knoxville man defeated his closest challenger, 22-year-old Craig McMahon of Knoxville, by 10.5 seconds with a winning time of 16:21.2. Campbell County High School distance specialist Bradley Paul came in over two minutes behind the two leaders to finish a distant 3rd place.