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  • Panthers nicked by Buffaloes in...

    dwilder@lafollettepress.com

    CUMBERLAND GAP—The Panthers’ penchant for slow starts in district contests doomed Cumberland Gap once again Friday night during their football homecoming game against District 2-AA rival West Greene.
    The Panthers scored first, but soon fell behind by two touchdowns before clawing back to get within 28-20 at halftime. West Greene then weathered a second half rally by Cumberland Gap to take a hard-won victory, 34-32.

  • Remember the roots

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    JACKSBORO—Campbell County left the field Friday night having taken its first hard blow of the season.
    Anderson County came to town for the battle of the unbeatens and took the game in a 26-21 victory on Friday night.
    However, for head coach Justin Price, he wanted his team to remember where they’d come from.

  • Eagles finish off Eagleton for...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    JACKSBORO—The game may have started nearly an hour late, but the Jacksboro Eagles were as ready as ever.
    The team finished out its home schedule with a 30-6 victory over the Royals of Eagleton on Thursday night. The victory came after weather delayed the game before suspending the final 30 seconds of the contest.

  • Somethin' to be proud of

    It’s that time of year again.
    The weather is cooling, the leaves are already attempting to fall and the elk are bugling.
    If you haven’t had the chance to witness this yourself, I strongly urge you to go to the Elk Tower on Sundquist Wildlife Management Area.
    The tower is one of the “8 Wonders of Campbell County,” according to a special section done by the LaFollette Press, and I totally believe it.

  • Bowman the Showman

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    JACKSBORO—The kid can do it all, and on Thursday night, he proved it.
    Shane Bowman, the eighth-grade quarterback for the Jacksboro Eagles, propelled the team to a 14-10 victory over the Oneida Indians.
    Bowman came around the right edge, crossing the goal line with 19.6 seconds remaining in the contest. The score was enough to give Oneida its first loss in five years.

  • Cougars make statement in season...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    JACKSBORO—It’s all about doing what hasn’t been done.
    At least, that’s what head coach Justin Price’s philosophy is, and the Cougars are continuing to look for ways to do what hasn’t been done in Campbell County’s 38-year history.
    On Friday night, the Cougars came out strong, going away with a 41-6 victory over the Cumberland Gap Panthers. It was only the 12th time in school history a Campbell County squad has started 1-0.

  • Mental mistakes hinder Panthers

    By CHRIS CANNON
    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    JACKSBORO—It wasn’t exactly the David and Goliath ending Cumberland Gap was hoping for, but first-year head coach knows it’s what his team needed.
    The Panthers traveled to Campbell County High School for the first-ever meeting between the two schools on Friday night, as the Cougars came away victorious in a 41-6 battle inside L. Hope Dossett Stadium.
    Cumberland Gap says the loss comes as a result of mental errors on its part.

  • Smith makes soccer history

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    KNOXVILLE—Michaela Smith made history for Campbell County High School last Thursday night, as she scored the first-ever soccer goal in the school’s 38-year history.
    In its inaugural game, the program chose a tough one, as they traveled to Catholic High School.
    During the second half, Smith bolted for the goal, finding the back of the net during the 3-2 loss.

  • JAKES Day gets kids outside

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    LaFOLLETTE—Jarrett Ellison pulled the string back near his face, releasing it with a thud as the arrow flew down range.
    Ellison went a perfect 7-for-7 during the archery station on Saturday during the third annual JAKES Day.
    “That’s pretty big,” Ellison said. “I went to archery camp last summer. I think I’m going to try to get on the team. It’s real fun. I’ve not really done anything like this before.”

  • Preparing the fields

    Preparing the field

    ccannon@lafollettepress.comJACKSBORO—“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” — John 4:35.

    The fields are ready, and the leaders of Fellowship of Christian Athletes are preparing for the 2013 edition of Fields of Faith.

    This year’s event will take place inside L. Hope Dossett Stadium on Oct. 9. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m.