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Today's Sports

  • Chapman sets new record in long...

     Kristin Chapman broke a 34-year-old Campbell County High School track and field record Monday while competing in the Section 1-AAA Pentathlon at Johnson City.

    Chapman’s long jump of 16-11.25 eclipsed the old mark of 16-8 set by Tammy Owens in 1977. Ironically, it was the only long jump this season for the Lady Cougars’ star junior.

    “She hadn’t even practiced,” said Chapman’s jump coach, Billie Ann Evans.

    “We’ve already got six points toward the state meet.”

  • Lady Owls’ Camp set May 16-19

     The Lady Owls’ Basketball Camp will be held May 16-19 at the LaFollette Middle School Gym. Hours will be 3-5 p.m.

    Registration will be May 16 from 3-3:20 p.m. The camp is for girls in grades K-8. All campers must have a registration form signed by parent or guardian. The camp fee is $50. Focus will be on the basic fundamentals of basketball and will include individual and team competitions with opportunities to win awards. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

  • Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt set...

      A couple of Campbell County sportsman’s groups are working hard to make sure that handicapped hunters also have a chance to enjoy the great outdoors.

    The Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA) and Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) are hosting the 7th annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt on Saturday, April 30 at the farms of Terry Lewis and Ron Cunningham in Campbell County.

  • CCMS baseball team sets single...

     On the heels of a 3-game winning streak, the CCMS baseball team faced off against Oneida on the road on April 18. 

  • Lady Owls’ tryout set

     A tryout day for the Lady Owls’ 2011-12 middle school basketball team will be held on May 27 from 3-5 p.m.

    Anyone interested in playing basketball next season must attend this tryout, as there will be none during the fall.

    There will be a mandatory meeting on May 27, immediately following tryouts, for parents of any player that makes the team.

    At least one parent has to be present at the meeting.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament...

    Tom Brown and Brian St. John took 1st place with 10.07 lbs. of bass Saturday during the 6th week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Teddy and Tyler Lawson with 10.05 lbs. Third place went to Chris Johnson and Barry Jackson with 9.12 lbs. Jerry Fox was big fish winner with a 3.12 lb. bass. Winner of a $50 gift card from Brown Farms was Karen Miller.

  • Stripers are active 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 22 was 1,022.42 feet, which was nearly 5.5 feet higher than the previous week. Surface temperatures range from 58 to 63 degrees, depending on time of day and location. 

    Bass and crappie fishing is improving as these fish move into shallow water. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Public invited to comment on hunting season proposals

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is soliciting comments concerning its 2011-12 hunting season proposals. This is an opportunity for the public to share ideas and concerns.

  • Housley named boys’ basketball...

     Former Campbell County High School standout Matt Housley was named boys’ head basketball coach Friday at his alma mater.

    The announcement came after a search to replace Barry Jones, who resigned last month after four years at CCHS. 

  • Lady Cougars’ track senior signs...

     Bethany Meredith has always wanted to be a college athlete.

    Now she will get her chance.

    Meredith, a Campbell County High School senior, announced her decision Tuesday to compete in track and field next season for the University of the Cumberlands. She plans to major in pre-physical therapy.

    “Basically, all my life I’ve wanted to play sports in college,” said Meredith.

    “This opportunity came along, and I jumped on it. I’m really excited. The campus is beautiful.”