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Today's Sports

  • Golf tournament is a huge success

     It was chilly and damp, but the golf was hot at the inaugural tournament sponsored by The Shepherd’s Home.

    First place honors went to Grace Rehabilitation Team No. 2, which finished with a blistering 16-under-par. Team members Matthew Chambers, Brent Carroll, Riley Hunley and Ryan Turpin put on a putting clinic to burn up The Greens at Deerfield.

  • Raptors win Lake City Tournament

  • LMS golfers enjoy success in 2011

    The LaFollette Owls had a successful year in middle school golf. The boys’ team was district runner-up and finished 4th in the regional tournament at The Greens at Deerfield. Weston Sharp qualified for the state tournament at Niota, where he shot a 93. Members of the LMS girls’ team qualified individually for regional play. Pictured below, from left to right, are members of the LMS boys’ team: Derrick Marlow, Hunter Lawson (the only 8th grader on the team), Sharp, Andrew Prim, Austin Phillips.

  • CCHS tennis finishes up in...

     Campbell County High School’s tennis teams wrapped up their season May 7 in the District 3-AAA Tournament at Oak Ridge.

    Lady Cougars senior Lindsey Sharp defeated her No. 1 singles opponent from Oak Ridge, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1, in an opening round upset. Sharp advanced to the quarterfinal round, where she was eliminated by her opponent from Knox Halls.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament...

    Brian Miller and John Carroll took 1st place Saturday with 14.05 lbs of bass in the eighth week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill with 12.06 lbs. Third place went to David Hatfield and Robbie Powell with 8.15 lbs. Stanfill was big fish winner with a 4.04 lb. bass.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Application deadline for state elk hunt is May 31

    The deadline to apply for participation in Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt is approaching. Sportsmen have until midnight (CDT) on May 31 to submit their application to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The elk hunt will be held Oct. 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area in Campbell, Scott, Anderson and Morgan counties. Once again, there will be five elk hunting zones designated.

  • Marching to Murfreesboro

    Adding a few more skills to her resume has made Kristin Chapman a hot commodity in the world of track and field.

    Not only will the Campbell County High School standout return to Murfreesboro next week to defend her Class AAA girls’ high jump title, she also qualified to compete for state championships in pentathlon and the 300-meter hurdles.

    Track and field coaches from several NCAA Division I universities — including Stanford, Duke, Florida and LSU — have already inquired about Chapman as she prepares to wrap up a stellar junior season.

  • Lady Cougars finish up tough...

    Wins have been few and far between this season for the Campbell County High School softball team.

    So, when the Lady Cougars swept county rival Jellico a couple of weeks ago, there was cause for an extended celebration.

    Campbell County won the first game 8-4 in five innings. The Lady Cougars pounded out 13 hits to back up pitcher Alex Hempsall.

    Meghan Byrge went 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs. She went 6-for-6 during the series with a 2-run triple and 5 RBI.

  • Comer siblings display athletic...

  • Summer track and field program...

     The Knoxville Track Club (KTC) is hosting their annual summer track and field program for local East Tennessee youth.

    Running from May 31-June 25, the KTC Youth Athletics Program exposes kids to the fundamentals of track and field.  

    “Our goal for the program is to teach the basic skills most prevalent in the sport of track and field: running, jumping and throwing,” said Marty Sonnenfeldt, KTC youth athletics director.  

    “Our program is conducted with an emphasis on fun and fitness.”