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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cougars strive for...

    With half a dozen battle tested seniors in the lineup, the Campbell County High School girls’ basketball team is doing a little fine-tuning at camp this summer to set the stage for what the Lady Cougars hope to be a banner season in 2011-12.

    The Lady Cougars — who went 11-8 during recent team camps at William Blount, Tennessee Tech and Alcoa — are still striving for the consistency that all championship teams have.

  • Camps give Blue Devils reason to...

    Players may come and go, but the ultimate objective never changes for the Jellico High School boys’ basketball program.

    “Our goal is to be in Murfreesboro in the middle of March,” said Blue Devils’ coach Mike Reynolds.

    “We were one step away last year (from the Class A state tournament).”

    Jellico lost seven seniors from the 2010-11 team that won district and region tournament championships before falling to Cloudland in sub-state play. 

  • SPORTS NOTES — June 23

    The Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament will continue on July 2, starting at 11:30 a.m., at Asbury Park.

    The annual Cove Lake 5K is set for Saturday, June 25 at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $20. Awards will be presented in numerous age categories. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the LaFollette Press.

  • High school baseball team...

    The Campbell County High School summer baseball program began its season on June 3 against Hardin Valley (lost) and the Clinton junior varsity (tied). 

    On June 8, CCHS played two games against the Oak Ridge junior varsity and split the series. On June 10, the Cougars faced Clinton and lost both games; one bright spot was a mammoth home run by Andy Hickman.

    On June 14, CCHS ventured to Oak Ridge to play the junior varsity team in a doubleheader. 

  • Norris anglers are beating the...

    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 June 16 was 1,020.54 feet and expected to remain stable. Surface temperatures are in the mid to high 80s. The lake is clear at most locations.

    Record high temperatures have kept most anglers off the lake in the daytime. The best fishing is at night and at dawn.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Operation Dry Water set for this weekend

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 24-26. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

  • Price is right for Cougars

    Touting his “all-in” approach to life and football, Justin Price was introduced Friday morning as Campbell County’s new head football coach.

    Price, a 2002 graduate of Anderson County High School where he earned Tennessee Mr. Football honors as a senior quarterback, had served as an assistant coach at his alma mater since 2007. He resigned Wednesday afternoon to accept an offer to be the Cougars’ head coach.

  • Pitching for a world championship

    When she was a young girl growing up in the mountains, Alla Faye Monday began pitching mule shoes with her daddy in the backyard of their Morley home. 

    Four decades later, it’s safe to say that father taught daughter everything he knew and then some.

    Mr. Monday passed away in 2005, but not before getting to see his little girl become one of the best horseshoe pitchers in Tennessee.

    “He really encouraged me to play,” said Alla Faye, who comes from a large family of four brothers and four sisters.

  • Cove Lake, Firecracker 5K races...

    Two annual summer 5K road races are coming up soon in Campbell County.

    The races will be held two weeks apart. The Cove Lake 5K is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $15 for anyone that pre-registers by June 17. After that, the entry fee will be $20. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a race t-shirt. Awards will be presented in numerous age categories. Registration forms are available at the Cove Lake State Park office and also at the front desk of the LaFollette Press.

  • SPORTS NOTES — June 16

    The inaugural Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament will be held June 17-18 at Asbury Park in Caryville.On June 17, games will start at 6:30 p.m. On June 18, tournament play will begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee per team is $150. The tournament format will be double elimination. All proceeds will go to Officer Greg Cox’s family and to the Campbell County Cancer Association. The benefit will be hosted by the Jacksboro Police Department. For more information, contact Jeremy Goins at 423-494-2195.