Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Blast from the past

     This photograph of the Clear Fork baseball team was taken around 1930 in front of the store/post office at Fonde, Ky. If LaFollette Press readers recognize any of the men in the photo, they are urged to contact David Prater at 615-893-8893.

  • Webber, Dykes named all-district

    Campbell County High School seniors Lance Webber and Andrew Dykes were named to the All-District 3-AAA Baseball Team earlier this year by a vote of the league coaches. From left to right: Webber, CCHS Baseball Coach Brad Collette, Dykes.

  • Lay wins TGA Junior Tour event

    Hannah Lay of Jacksboro was 1st place winner in the girl’s 15-18 year old division in a Tennessee Golf Association Junior Tour event Tuesday at Knoxville Municipal Golf Course.

  • Youth Hunter Education Challenge...

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Crossville City Police Department will be sponsoring the NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge on June 25 at Meadow Park Lake in Crossville.

    This event starts at 8 a.m. and is an advanced hunter education program designed to build and further develop skills taught in basic hunter education courses. Parent or guardian permission is required. 

    No prior experience is needed, but participants must be able to safely handle and shoulder firearms.

  • Nelson signs with King College

     Campbell County High School multi-sport star Lucas Nelson has decided to continue his education and athletic career at King College in Bristol.

    Nelson is the newest member of the King College men’s track and field team. He also plans to try out for the basketball team.

    Although he signed with King as a high jumper, one event does not define what Nelson can do in track and field.

    He also competes in long jump, triple jump, middle distance races, pole vault and cross-country, all of which make him an ideal decathlete. 

  • Honeycutt is named coach of...

     Chris Honeycutt, a former player and assistant coach at Campbell County High, has been named head football coach at LaFollette Middle School. He succeeds Cody Parker, who stepped down after one season to take the boy’s basketball coaching job at Jacksboro Middle School.

    An algebra teacher by day, Honeycutt spent the past three years as an assistant to former CCHS football coach Dewayne Wells. Prior to that, Honeycutt played on the first three teams Wells coached at CCHS. Honeycutt played middle school football at Jacksboro.

  • Baseball tourney will help...

    Swingin’ for Talan, a baseball tournament for youth league teams, will be held June 10-11 at Asbury Park in Caryville. 

    The tournament is a fundraiser for Talan Hooks, a young boy suffering from Leukoencephalopathy. His parents could really use some help with medical expenses. Any donation will help to make this tournament a success. For more information, call Russell Mills at 423-494-3552.