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Today's Sports

  • Military Ball a success for the...

    By JAMIE ALLEN

    CCHS STUDENT

    Saturday, April 20th, the CCHS JROTC Department held its annual Military Ball at the Pavilion in Cove Lake State Park.

    Cadets, cadre and the JROTC Boosters spent numerous hours planning, coordinating and rehearsing in order to make this event a success. 

    At 8 a.m., cadets and boosters started setting up for the ball at Cove Lake Pavilion. 

  • Campbell County JROTC hosts...

    By MICHAELA THOMAS

    CCHS Student

    On Saturday, April 13, CCHS hosted its annual Pine Mountain League competition. 

    Four schools from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia participated in five event, which included an academic test, rope bridge, Color Guard, obstacle course and a secret test.

    The events proved to be difficult in physical prowess and mental knowledge.

    The 50-question academic exam was a test of the schools’ knowledge of JROTC. 

  • Hunt heals the Hurt

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    A whip-poor-will called in the distance, as darkness fell on the Lewis Farm in Stinking Creek.

    Rain continued to drizzle, but the emotions were anything but dreary for the hunting camp on Saturday night.

    Hunters were gathering in, showing off their newly acquired trophies, as congratulations abound among the hunters and guides.

    The Willing Sportsman Event was coming to a close for the Pine Mountain Longbeards.

  • Turkey gives Master Sgt. some...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    A walking stick in one hand and a turkey lying at his feet, Army Master Sgt. Michael Trost was all smiles on Saturday night.

    The drizzling rain that continued to fall didn’t deter Trost, who was welcomed with congratulations and smiles on the Lewis Farm.

    For Trost, it was a chance to take everything off his mind.

  • 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...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    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...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    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.