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Today's Sports

  • Chapman, Goins set records at OR...

     Kristin Chapman broke another meet record in the high jump last week while competing for the Campbell County High School girls’ track and field team.

    Chapman finally reached the 5-foot-8 mark to win 1st place Saturday at the Oak Ridge Relays. The talented junior also tied Amanda Forrester’s school record, which was set in 1999 at the state championships.

    “That put her over the hump,” said Chapman’s coach, Billie Ann Evans.

  • County middle school baseball...

     The Campbell County Middle School (CCMS) baseball team has won three games in a row for the first time in its history. Record-setting performances have set the tone for this current streak.

  • Carter rallies past Cougars

      Campbell County High School’s baseball team suffered a tough loss, 13-5, Friday to visiting Carter. 

    The Cougars led 4-1 before faltering down the stretch. Hitting leaders for Campbell County included: Andy Hickman, 1-for-4 with a double and a run; Donovan, 1-for-2 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Andrew Dykes (3-1) was tagged with his first loss of the season. Bo Farris pitched in relief for the final 1 and 2/3 innings.

    Carter’s comeback was fueled by several Campbell County errors.

  • Smith sets new JMS records in...

     Michaela Smith broke the Jacksboro Middle School girls’ shot put record last week during a track and field meet at Union Grove Middle School. She threw 31-9.5.  

    Then, during Thursday’s meet at Oak Ridge, Smith broke the Lady Eagles’ discus record (79-8). She took 1st place in both events, while teammate Courtney Charles was runner-up.

    Jacksboro distance runners Gracie Faulkner and Kaitlyn Goins finished 4th and 5th, respectively, in the mile. The Lady Eagles also had a 4th place 4x800 relay team.

  • Week 5 Powder Mill Tournament...

     Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill took 1st place Saturday with 13 lbs. during the fifth week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Dotson also boated the biggest bass, a 3.14 lb. largemouth. Runners-up were Rick and Cathy Childs with 12.3 lbs., while David and Karen Miller finished 3rd with 8.6 lbs. Winner of the sponsor bonus ($50 from Union Bank of Jellico) was Sam Richardson.

  • Bass bite continues on Norris

      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, April 8 was 1,014.70 feet, which is four feet higher than the previous week. 

    There is considerable floating debris in the Clinch and Powell rivers. Boaters need to exercise caution at all locations, but especially on the upper half of the lake.

    Surface temperatures range from 53 to 60 degrees depending on time of day and location.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Youth outdoor clinic planned for Knoxville

    A Youth Field Day will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the John Sevier Hunter Education Center in Knoxville.

    The daylong activity will begin at 9 a.m. and is planned for youth ages 10 through 16 who have always wanted to learn some outdoor skills or even have the desire to develop their outdoor skills further.

  • Little League Night set April 15...

      Lincoln Memorial University Head Baseball Coach Jeff Sziksai recently announced that LMU’s “Little League Night” will be held on Friday, April 15 prior to the Railsplitters’ South Atlantic Conference game with Carson Newman.

    Before LMU takes on Carson Newman at 7 p.m., Railsplitter players and coaches will work with little league kids from the tri-state area on various fundamentals of the game of baseball that include hitting, pitching, fielding and base-running.

  • JMS to host basketball clinic...

      There will be a basketball clinic for all ages, boys and girls, on Saturday, April 9 at Jacksboro Middle School from 8-11:30 a.m.  

    The cost is $25 per child. 

    For more information or to register, call 423-494-8606. Space is limited. 

  • Campbell County falls 20-10 in...

      District 3-AAA rivals Campbell County and Anderson County packed a lot into five innings of high school baseball Saturday on the Mavericks’ field.

    The teams combined for a whopping 30 runs, 24 hits and a couple of homers in a game that was shortened by two full innings due to the 10-run slaughter rule.

    AC won 20-10, but it wasn’t as easy as it looked. The score was 11-10 in the fourth inning before the Mavericks (4-3 district, 7-6 overall) finally began to break away.