Today's Sports

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     State wildlife commission welcomes new members

    Jim Bledsoe of Jamestown, Harold Cannon of Lenoir City and Trey Teague of Jackson are the three new members of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC). The new appointees, who received their confirmations to the commission in late spring, attended an orientation session last week at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) state office.

  • LaFollette girls make first trip...

    The 10- and 11-year-old All-Stars became the first LaFollette team in that age group to qualify for the Tennessee Little League Softball Tournament when they recently traveled to Jonesborough for state play.

    Jason Rutherford, who coached most of the girls on the LaFollette Skittles team during the regular season, said the trip was an eye-opening experience for his players.

    After playing most of the summer against 9- and 10-year-olds, the LaFollette All-Stars had to move up a division in the tournament because they had a couple of older girls on their team.

  • Campbell County football team...

    Campbell County High School’s football team participated in a four-team passing scrimmage Thursday at Alcoa.

    The Cougars went up against Knoxville West, Jefferson County and seven-time defending state champion Alcoa in 7-on-7 passing situations.

    “We did a lot better,” said Campbell County coach Justin Price.

    “That’s the best we’ve looked all summer, offensively and defensively.

  • Comer wins national title

  • SPORTS NOTES - July 28

    The Tri-City Little League Football program needs players ages 10-12 for its cutter and peewee teams. For more information, call 423-566-1400.

    Former UT basketball player Damon Johnson will be conducting a summer camp at LaFollette Elementary School on Monday evenings from  6 -7:30 p.m. The price of each session is $20.

  • Trapped bear freed by wildlife...

    A black bear that suffered through three weeks of anguish due to having a plastic container stuck over its head is now safe and sound because of the persistence of a well-trained wildlife officer.  

  • Dotson, Stanfill win Powder Mill...

  • Walleyes have been caught by...

    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, July 22 was 1,019.27 feet, which is about half a foot lower than the previous week.

  • Card makes Bassmaster Elite...

    Brandon Card describes himself as the “poster child of college fishing”.

    Now the poster boy has landed himself a spot in the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series alongside such pro fishing stars as Kevin VanDam.

    Card, a 2004 graduate of Campbell County High School, qualified for the Elite Series by finishing second in the points standings of the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Opens — a series of three tournaments.

  • Learning to fly

    With no tackling and no running  plays allowed, summertime 7-on-7 passing scenarios make it tempting to draw up plays in the dirt and play backyard football.

    However, new Campbell County High School Head Football Coach Justin Price views the passing drills as an opportunity to teach the quarterbacks he inherited how to run his trademark spread offense. 

    Rising senior Tuffy Shoupe didn’t throw the ball much the past three seasons while playing quarterback in a ground-hugging option attack.