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Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils upset Harriman for...

     Brothers in arms, Jellico High School basketball players Cody Malicoat and Brent Ayers walked out of the visitor’s locker room together Thursday night to a hero’s welcome.

    “We’re going to state. I’ll die before we lose,” declared Malicoat, who was proudly carrying the Region 2-A Tournament Most Valuable Player plaque, his third MVP award during what has been a spectacular season for the junior forward.

  • Jellico routs Midway in Region 2...

        There were a few bumps and scrapes but no bruised egos for the Jellico High School boys during their Region 2-A Basketball Tournament opener Saturday against visiting Midway.

    District 4-A MVP Cody Malicoat powered in 22 points as the No. 1 seed Blue Devils (19-12 overall) pounded the Green Wave, 72-45, while advancing to Tuesday’s semifinal round at Harriman.

    Jacob Parkinson scored a team-high 11 points for Midway, the No. 4 seed from District 3-A.

  • Lady Cougars put up a fight...

     Campbell County High School’s girls fought back from a double-digit deficit in both halves but came up short on the scoreboard Friday night during a 53-50 elimination round loss to Farragut in the Region 2-AAA Basketball Tournament.

    Shayla Goins, a junior post player, led the Lady Cougars (18-11 overall) with 15 points, including a 7-of-7 effort from the charity stripe.

  • Evans signs football, track deal...

     Campbell County High School senior Keenan Evans has accepted a combo football/track scholarship offer from the University of the Cumberlands.

    The two-time District 3-AAA lineman of the year made if official Tuesday during a signing ceremony at CCHS. He will join former high school teammates Phillip and Stephen Wells and Troy Arnold, who have played for UC the past two seasons. 

    “I’m excited to get to go to a winning program,” Evans said afterward.

  • Blue Devils to play Harriman for...

        Will the last person in Jellico tonight please turn off the lights?

    Everyone else is sure to be in Harriman to cheer on the Blue Devils in the boy’s championship game of the Region 2-A Basketball Tournament.

    Jellico, the District 4-A champ, advanced to Thursday’s title game with a 76-68 defeat of Oneida, which was the Blue Devils’ fourth victory this season over the Indians.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament...

     Week 2 winners in the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series were: 1st place – Sam and Travis Richardson (8.8 lbs.); 2nd place – David and Karen Miller (8.1 lbs.); 3rd place – Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill (7.0 lbs.); big fish – Jason Dotson (3.12 lbs.).

  • 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.