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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats escape Cougars’ den...

    Junior forward Nick Litton turned in a pair of 24-point performances last week, but the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team failed to back him up with victories.
    Litton led the Cougars out to a double-digit lead in the first half of Friday night’s home game against district rival Oak Ridge. Senior guard Lucas Nelson was close behind with 23 points, 14 of which he scored during the second quarter, for Campbell County.

  • Blue Devils get key district win

    District 4-A rivals Jellico and Coalfield split a pair of varsity high school basketball games Friday night at Jellico.
    The boy’s game was competitive until the Blue Devils (2-0 district, 4-6 overall) began to pull away with a 16-2 run in the second quarter. Jellico led 41-18 at halftime and won the game by a final score of 75-38.
    Brent Ayers, Cody Malicoat and Lee England paced the Blue Devils with 13 points each.

  • Coach Brown to be honored...

    Former LaFollette High School basketball players will gather on Friday, Dec. 10 at CCHS to pay tribute to legendary coach John R.W. Brown.
    Brown coached the Owls from 1947-55 and led LaFollette to three consecutive appearances at the Tennessee State Tournament.
    The tribute and presentation for Coach Brown will be held between the girl’s and boy’s varsity games against Oak Ridge.

  • CCHS teams have big week

    It’s been a good week for Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams, both of which won 2 of 3 road games against quality competition.
    The Lady Cougars (1-0 district, 4-3 overall) suffered a narrow loss, 64-59, on Dec. 2 at Class AAA state runner-up Morristown West, but picked up a key district victory, 61-38, two nights earlier at Clinton.

  • Campbell native is new head...

    Campbell County native Rodney Ellison has been named head football coach at Wartburg High School, where he spent the past 3 years as an assistant on Dan Shoemaker’s staff.
    Ellison is a 1996 graduate of Campbell County High School and a 2007 graduate of Tusculum College.
    “It’s a dream come true,” said Ellison.

  • Owls, Eagles net wins

    Host Jacksboro Middle swept a pair of varsity basketball games from Horace Maynard on Monday night.
    The Lady Eagles rolled, 41-8, behind 13 points from Krista Williams. The Eagles won a defensive battle, 34-31, as Darin Gillenwater scored 12 points and Jesse Sharp 9.
    In junior varsity action, Jacksboro’s girls lost, 22-14, to Horace Maynard. Morgan Wilson and Adriana Stanley led the Lady Eagles with 3 points each.

  • County tourney tips off, but...

    Opening night of the Campbell County Elementary/Middle School Basketball Tournament went off without a hitch.
    The second night, however, was a different story.
    Snow and extremely cold temperatures forced postponement of Tuesday’s round of games until Wednesday, which was originally planned as an off night for teams. Games will continue on Thursday according to the regular schedule.

  • Rapidly rising water alters...

    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, Dec. 6 was 1,005.57 feet, which is over 2.5 feet higher than it was last week. Surface temperature readings are around 58 to 60 degrees. The high inflow at the headwaters is mud-stained, and can be expected to stain the upper sections over the next few days. The heads of the larger creeks were already mud-stained.

  • Fly tying class will offered by...

    The Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering its annual Beginning Fly Tying class to the public. The six classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings, 7-9 p.m., from Jan. 20 through March 3 (no class on Feb. 10). 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    State wildlife commission
    holds final meeting of year

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission held its final meeting of 2010, with status reports presented on several programs and projects.