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Today's Sports

  • Little League sign-ups set in...

     Sign-ups for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West LaFollette Cafeteria.

    The sign-up fee is $45 per child, which goes toward the purchase of a uniform and insurance.

    There will be divisions for tee-ball, coach pitch, softball and baseball. Girls and boys ages 4-14 are invited to participate.

    For more information, call 423-566-1400 or 423-562-7782.

  • Letner leads Owls to championship

     Area 2 Tournament MVP Roston Letner scored 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, Friday night to lead No. 4 seed LaFollette to a 35-33 championship game victory over archrival Jacksboro.

    Austin North, who joined Letner and Jacksboro’s Darin Gillenwater on the all-tournament team, chipped in 11 points for the Owls (15-9 overall). Dakota Dossett and Jake Ivey added 4 points each to LaFollette’s cause.

  • Bound for sectionals

     A record five teams will represent Campbell County this weekend at the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association East Sectional Basketball Championships.

    After finishing first and second, respectively, in the Area 2 Tournament, the boy’s teams from LaFollette and Jacksboro advanced to the sectional tournament being hosted by Sevierville Middle School.

    The Owls were awarded a first-round bye and won’t play until Monday at 6:15 p.m. 

    The Eagles have a first-round sectional game on Saturday at 4:45 p.m.

  • College coach hired to lead...

     Seymour native Jerry Mynatt has been named Campbell County High School’s new head football coach.

    Mynatt, a 1986 graduate of Seymour High School, has been a college coach throughout his career. His stops include Charleston Southern, Elon, N.C; East Tennessee State; Pikeville, Ky; and – most recently – NCAA Division II Brevard College in North Carolina.

    He is a 1992 graduate of Carson-Newman College, where he played wide receiver on the 1989 NAIA National Championship Team.

  • Crappies and bass biting on...

     The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Friday, Jan. 28 was 1,000.10 feet. Surface temperatures range from 39 degrees on the upper end to 42 degrees at Loyston and Norris Dam. Most of the large, protected hollows that were frozen during the cold snap have thawed. Some sections of the main channels above points 15 and 32 may be frozen on cold mornings.

  • Oakes turns Jellico program over...

      Longtime Jellico High School football coach Danny Oakes stepped down last week and handed over the reins to Brad Lawson, who served as defensive coordinator last season for the Blue Devils.

    The announcement was made Friday night during Jellico’s Basketball Homecoming.

    Lawson is a 2010 graduate of the University of the Cumberlands, where he played linebacker for the Patriots. He was a student assistant at UC in 2009 before joining the Jellico staff last fall. He teaches U.S. History and economics at JHS.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Teens charged

    with killing elk

    Two juvenile males from the Briceville section of Anderson County have been charged with illegally killing a 5X5 bull elk, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    According to reports, the two youth were spotlighting from an ATV in the Beech Grove Community on Jan. 15, when they shot the elk with a Marlin .22 rifle. They did not take the elk.

    TWRA wildlife officers confiscated the spotlight and .22 rifle.

  • CCHS girls defeat Powell, AC and...

     Campbell County High School’s girls won three out of four district basketball games heading into Tuesday’s road trip to Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars (9-3 district, 14-7 overall) defeated Powell 65-48 last Tuesday, knocked off host Anderson County 45-39 on Thursday and then fell 63-45 Friday at Oak Ridge before bouncing back with a 77-44 home win Monday against Karns.

  • North, Jackson lead Owls into...

      Austin North and Duran Jackson powered in 16 and 12 points, respectively, Monday night to carry LaFollette Middle School’s boys to a 46-30 opening-round victory over Oak Ridge-Jefferson in the Area 2 Basketball Tournament at Jacksboro.

  • Jacksboro girls roll into title...

     Jacksboro Middle School’s girls lived up to their No. 1 seeding Tuesday night with a 45-23 rout of Oak Ridge-Robertsville in the semifinals of the Area 2 Basketball Tournament.

    Brooke Bane paced a balanced attack with 9 points for the Lady Eagles, followed by Courtney Charles with 8; Olivia Brown, Krista Williams and Whitney Williamson 7 each; Michaela Smith 4; and Aubree Cahill 1.

    Blair Beeler led all scorers with 10 points for Robertsville. 

    Chloe White chipped in 6 points for the Lady Rams.