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Today's Sports

  • Football team has youth camp,...

    Campbell County High School’s football team has a busy month coming up with  a youth camp and golf tournament fundraiser scheduled for July.

    The Cougar Youth Football Camp is set for July 11-13 at CCHS. Camp hours will be 6-8 p.m. The camp is for boys ages 6-15.The registration fee is $50 per camper or $40 each if there are two or more campers from the same family,

    The registration fee covers a camp t-shirt, camp insurance, snacks and drinks, a certificate of participation, instruction from CCHS coaches, time with CCHS players and guest speakers.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    BUI arrests down this year during Operation Dry Water

    Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) officials remind all those who visit the state’s waterways to be safe this time of year.

    TWRA officials emphasize the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs) while boating in a safe and responsible manner. The TWRA staff wants everyone to have enjoyable time. However, TWRA officers will be on the watch for dangerous boating behavior, such as boating under the influence (BUI) and other reckless operation.

  • Paquette wins Cove Lake 5K

    Max Paquette beat his closest challenger by almost five seconds to win the annual Cove Lake 5K Saturday at Caryville.

    Paquette, a 26-year-old Knoxvillian, finished the foot race in 15 minutes, 48.9 seconds. Alan Horton, four years his senior, was runner-up with a time of 15:53.4. The only other runner close to them was 22-year-old Anthony Truehart, who was clocked at 16:09.3 for third place. The next closest runner was almost 50 seconds behind Truehart.

  • LaFollette All-Stars stumble in...

    LaFollette Little League Baseball All-Star teams began pool play this week in the District 6 Tournament.

    The 9-10 Blue Team lost 31-1 after giving up 18 runs in the first inning of their game Monday night against Karns at Liberty Park. LaFollette was scheduled to host the Eagleton Blue Team on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Teams must win two of three games in pool play in order to advance to the championship bracket.

  • SPORTS NOTES - June 30

  • Bass remain active on Norris Lake

     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 Monday, June 27 was 1,021.46 feet, which is almost a foot higher than the previous week.

    The surface temperature of the main channel has cooled slightly to 81 degrees in the mornings, but rises to 85 degrees by the afternoon hours. Shallow creeks and protected areas will be several degrees warmer than the channels on sunny afternoons. 

  • Brown, St. John win bass...

    Tom Brown and Brian St. John took 1st place last weekend with 12.07 lbs. of fish during the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Chris Johnson and Tommy Smiddy with 12.06 lbs., while third place went to David Hatfield and Robbie Powell with 11.01 lbs. St. John took big fish honors with a 4.06 lb. bass. Karen Miller received a $50 gas gift certificate from Smokey’s Shell. Rick and Kathy Childs received a $100 gift certificate from Thunder Sam’s Fireworks.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Severe weather sinks boat on Douglas Lake

    High waves — caused by severe weather — recently swamped and sank a boat on Douglas Lake in Jefferson County, which left two occupants in the water swimming to the nearest shore for safety, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).  

    On Saturday, June 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Jake Ankrom, 27, of Valley View Dr., Knoxville, was operating a 1992 Vision bass boat near the Point 2 marker.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Severe weather sinks boat on Douglas Lake

    High waves — caused by severe weather — recently swamped and sank a boat on Douglas Lake in Jefferson County, which left two occupants in the water swimming to the nearest shore for safety, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).  

    On Saturday, June 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Jake Ankrom, 27, of Valley View Dr., Knoxville, was operating a 1992 Vision bass boat near the Point 2 marker.

  • Little League action winding...

    LaFollette Little Leaguers were hard at work last week trying to win division pennants. Regular season play ends this week for softball and 9-10 and 11-12 baseball. Coach-pitch and tee-ball teams still have a few more games remaining on their schedules.