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Today's Sports

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Gun season opens Nov. 20
    for Tennessee deer hunters
    The first segment of Tennessee’s gun/muzzleloader/archery season for deer hunters will open statewide on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Units A, B and L.
    The season dates for all three units are the same. Nov. 20-Dec. 5 and Dec. 18-Jan. 9.
    One antlered buck may be taken per day anytime the season is open until the statewide bag limit of 3 is reached. No more than 1 antlered buck may be taken per day. An antlered buck is defined as a buck having an antler at least 3 inches long.

  • Jacksboro gets varsity sweep of...

    One was a breeze, while the other was a fight to the end.
    Jacksboro Middle School’s basketball teams took different roads to victory Monday night during a varsity sweep of visiting Oneida.
    The girl’s game went right down to the wire, with the Lady Eagles (6-1 overall) rallying for a 35-32 come-from-behind win. Whitney Williamson hit a 3-pointer to grab the lead for Jacksboro in the final minute. Krista Williams followed Williamson’s trey with a long jump shot to make it a three-point game.

  • Local standouts help Pats reach...

    Former Campbell County High School standouts Troy Arnold, Phillip and Stephen Wells, and Jellico alum Dustin Buckner have been key contributors this season for the playoff-bound University of the Cumberlands football team.
    Arnold, a sophomore linebacker, has played in all 10 games for the Patriots. He is the sixth-leading tackler on the team with 48 total stops and has also forced 3 fumbles, recovered 2 fumbles — one of which he returned for a touchdown — and intercepted 2 passes.

  • LaFollette Elementary girls hold...

    Having gone through the basketball season relatively untested, the LaFollette Elementary School girls had to withstand a serious challenge Thursday night from visiting Valley View.

  • Campbell County teams stumble in...

    There is plenty of room for improvement following Campbell County High School’s season basketball opener Tuesday night.
    Neither team was able to pull out a victory during a TSSAA Hall of Fame varsity doubleheader against visiting Morristown West.
    During a low-scoring girl’s game, the Lady Cougars fell behind 20-12 at halftime and were never able to get in a rhythm during a 47-28 loss. Courtney Morris scored 11 of her team-high 14 points in the second half for Campbell County. All three of her 3-pointers came during the final 16 minutes of play.

  • Christian Academy basketball...

    With an overflow crowd cheering on, both of the Christian Academy of Campbell County’s elementary age basketball teams posted victories Thursday night over neighboring public school rival Valley View to stay unbeaten this season.
    The Lady Warriors (8-0) defeated the Lady Bobcats, 29-11, as Alecee Barnum scored a game-high 13 points, all in the first half.
    Alexis Foster, Emily Russell and Katie Wells chipped in four points each for the Christian Academy; while Carissa Nance and Jakobi Bowman added two each.

  • Martial arts school holds...

    On Oct. 9, the Academy of Martial Arts, located at LaFollette Fitness Center, held a Brazilian Jujitsu Seminar and welcomed an alumnus back to the school.
    The seminar was conducted by instructor Brandon Bolton, a third-degree black belt in Brazilian Jujitsu who began his training at the Academy of Martial Arts in LaFollette when he was 6 years old before leaving to start his own school several years ago. The martial artists attending the seminar worked on a variety of grappling escapes and submissions in both self-defense and sport grappling situations.

  • LMS sweeps HMMS, Grace in...

    LaFollette Middle School’s basketball teams swept Horace Maynard and Grace Christian last week.
    The Lady Owls defeated Grace, 31-23, on Nov. 2.
    Amber Guy led all scorers with 12 points and 8 rebounds for LaFollette. Sissy Bailey chipped in 8 points, while Kendra King had 6 and Faith Evans had 5.
    Katherine Griffith led Grace with 7 points.
    A couple of nights later, the Lady Owls notched a 25-17 victory over Horace Maynard. Bailey reached double figures with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while King, Evans and Katie Hamblin had 5 points each.

  • Crappie bite is better on Clinch...

    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, Nov. 5 was 1,004.16 feet, which is over half a foot lower than it was the previous week. Surface temperatures are now in the mid 60s. The lake is clear for the most part, with some stain in the headwaters.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Hunters offered free
    sight-in opportunity

    On Friday, Nov. 12, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will host a free sight-in day for big game hunters at the John Sevier Hunter Education Center located at 2327 Rifle Range Road in Knoxville.