Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils take homecoming...

     The status quo prevailed Friday night during the high school varsity basketball doubleheader between District 4-A rivals Oakdale and host Jellico.

    Both the Oakdale girls and Jellico boys completed regular season sweeps with convincing victories.

    In girl’s action, the Lady Eagles broke open a tight contest in the second quarter to win their homecoming game by 31 points, 69-38. 

    Oakdale held a narrow 16-12 lead in the opening quarter, but buried the Lady Blue Devils with a 22-6 run during the second period.

  • Walters State signs Jellico High...

     Jellico High School senior Cody Byrge signed scholarship papers Friday to continue his golf career at Walters State Community College (WSCC).

    Byrge posted a top 10 district individual finish for the Blue Devils in their very first year of competition.

    “We’re proud of Cody and all of his accomplishments,” said Danny Oakes, athletic director at Jellico High School.

    “It’s something special for him to get a scholarship in the first year of our golf program.”

  • Wild turkey fundraising event...

     The annual fundraising event for the Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be held on March 12 at Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette.For more information, contact Ray and Mitzi Ivey at (423) 562-0522 or Billy and Jamie Ball at 423-871-2200.

  • Fishing for smallmouth bass...

     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, Jan. 21 was 1,000.16 feet and expected to remain steady. Surface temperatures range from 39 degrees on the upper end to 42 degrees at Loyston and Norris Dam. On the coldest days, some of the large, protected hollows may frozen over to a thickness of about an inch. Some sections of the main channels above points 15 and 32 may also be frozen on cold mornings.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Commission votes to delay

    Sandhill hunting seasons

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) has delayed a decision for at least two years to move forward through the regulation process and request the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to establish a hunting season for sandhill cranes in the Volunteer State.

  • Jacksboro, LaFollette split...

     LaFollette and Jacksboro split a varsity middle school basketball doubleheader Thursday night in which both games went right down to the wire.

    The Lady Eagles pulled out a 35-31 victory against a scrappy LaFollette team.

    Olivia Brown led Jacksboro (14-1 overall) with 10 points, followed by Krista Williams with 8, Whitney Williamson 7, Brooke Bane and Michaela Smith 4 each, and Courtney Charles 2.

  • Cougars clip Hawks in OT, 75-73

     After losing its first four league games this season, the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team appeared to be a non-factor in the District 3-AAA regular season championship race.

    During a recent four-game stretch, however, the Cougars were no less than spectacular as they played their way back into the hunt for a top 4 seeding in the upcoming league tournament.

  • CCHS girls jump back into...

     Campbell County’s girls jumped back into the race Friday night for a regular season district basketball championship.

    The Lady Cougars edged homecoming foe Hardin Valley, 40-37, in overtime to avenge a 7-point loss a week earlier to the Lady Hawks (7-2 district, 12-7 overall), who also have designs on the district title.

  • NWTF, RMEF and CORA help...

     Much like carolers on Christmas Eve, hunters all over North America brought cheer to homes during the recent holiday season. 

    Through the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Turkey Hunters Care outreach program, hunters across America distributed  tens of thousands of frozen, domesticated turkeys to families in need throughout North America. 

  • Fishing conditions tough on...

     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 Tuesday, Jan. 18 was 1,000.15 feet. Extremely cold weather has cooled the water surface to the point of freezing in most of the protected coves and in the channels far upstream.