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Today's Sports

  • LaFollette girls, Jellico boys...

    LaFollette and Jellico split a pair of elementary basketball games Thursday night at the LES Gym.
    The Lady Owls (9-0 overall) kept their perfect county record intact with a 37-18 triumph over the Jellico girls (5-4 overall).
    Julia Powell led the victory parade with 14 points, followed by Skylar Boshears with 10, Pressley Leach 8, Carmen Harris 2 and Meredith Rippy 1.
    Emily Cummins paced Jellico with 9 points, followed by Morgan Bowlin with 4, Crystal Boozer 3 and Kendra Smith 2.

  • Owls rip Oneida, 58-26

    Roston Letner blistered the nets for 22 points to lead the LaFollette Middle School boy’s basketball team to a 58-26 rout of Oneida last week.
    Letner scored 18 points in the first half alone and also hit a trio of 3-pointers.Dakota Dossett chipped in 7 points for the Owls, followed by Landon Reese, Duran Jackson and Austin North with 6 each; Dallas Griffith 5, Ethan Jeffers 4; and Jared Ruan 2.
    LaFollette led 32-13 at halftime.
    Gage West led Oneida with 11 points and three 3-pointers.

  • Bass not as deep as in previous...

    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. 19 was 1,002.96 feet above sea level.
    Surface temperature readings range from 58 to 60 degrees, with cooler temperatures being found upstream.
    Bass are more active in shallow water than in previous weeks.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

    Fall turkey hunting
    allowed in 63 counties

    A fall either-sex wild turkey hunting season is set for 63 counties across the state, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    Counties open are those that have larger populations of wild turkeys and consistently high harvests of bearded birds in the spring.

  • 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.