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Today's Sports

  • Unicoi County man convicted of...

     A man from the Flag Pond community was convicted of multiple trapping violations over the past year, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). 

    William “Bill” Ayers, 59, pleaded guilty to four different trapping violations in Unicoi County General Sessions Court this month. Charges include: attempting to trap black bear, untagged traps, use of steel traps on top of the ground and failure to inspect traps within 36 hours.

  • Owls, Eagles fall in Final Four...

     The boy’s middle school basketball teams from LaFollette and Jacksboro made it to the East Tennessee Final Four last weekend before being eliminated.

  • Crappie, walleye action is...

     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).

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Fishing regulations are being distributed

    The 2011 Tennessee Fishing Regulations (effective March 1, 2011 through Feb. 28, 2012) are being distributed to license agents across the state, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).  

    The regulations are available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. They will also be available soon at www.tnwildlife.org.

  • Malicoat leads Jellico to 4-A...

        Jellico High School’s boys followed up their regular season championship with a District 4-A Basketball Tournament title Tuesday night at Wartburg.

    The Blue Devils defeated the host Bulldogs, 76-74, to earn another No. 1 seed in next week’s regional tournament. Jellico will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • Blue Devils advance to finals

     District 4-A Player of the Year Cody Malicoat hit 4 of 5 free throws during the fourth quarter Saturday to help No. 1 seed Jellico defeat No. 4 Oneida, 52-44, and advance to the boy’s championship game of the league tournament.

    Malicoat finished the semifinal contest with a team-high 15 points, including a 3-pointer, for the Blue Devils (17-12 overall) who moved on to face tournament host Wartburg on Tuesday for the title. 

  • Campbell Co. girls defeat Halls...

     Kristin Chapman scored 20 of her game-high 22 points in the second half Monday night at Karns to lift the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team to a 60-53 victory over Knox Halls in the girl’s consolation game of the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    The win avenged a pair of regular season losses to the Lady Red Devils, who were seeded second coming into the tournament. Both teams will open regional play tomorrow (Fri.) night on the road. Campbell County will play at Farragut.

  • Coaches to meet, baseball sign-...

      LaFollette Little League coaches will meet tonight (Thurs.) at 7 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center. 

    Anyone interested in coaching tee-ball, coach pitch, softball or baseball should attend this meeting. 

    Also, player signups for all summer leagues will be held the next three Saturdays — Feb. 26, March 5 and 12 — from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center.

  • Comer earns 1st place at...

  • Comer earns gold at Flip Fest

     Jordan Comer, of LaFollette, recently competed at the Flip Fest Gymnastics/Trampoline and Power Tumbling competition (with over 1,500 athletes from all over the United States) held at Knoxville. She earned gold medals for her Level 9 floor routine and Level 8 double-mini trampoline performance. Comer also was awarded the silver medal for her Level 8 trampoline routine. Having just returned from The Matrix Winter Classic, a competition held in Huntsville, Ala., she won three gold medals for her performance on the floor, double-mini trampoline and trampoline.