Category Archives: Sports

Cougar Golf Has Dominating Day

Cougar Golf picked up an impressive win on the links at Knoxville’s Three Ridges Golf Course early this week. The battled Clinton and First Baptist Academy in a three way match up.

The Cougars shot 164 on the day. Clinton shot a 210 and FBA shot a 224. The 60 stroke difference between the Cougars and FBA was one of the widest margins of victory in program history.

Jack Leach shot a 40 to lead the Cougars. David Bates and Trevor Sharp each shot 41. Dom Zupanic and Garrett Medley were not far behind at 42.

The Lady Cougars also looked sharp on the day. The defeated the Lady Dragons 90-101. FBA did not field a girls team.

Masynn Galyon shot 44 to lead the Lady Cougars. Sadie Cox shot a 46 and Molly Fields shot 51 to round put the day.

Brady Commits To Tennessee Tech

Madison Brady has been a dominant force in the paint for the Lady Cougars for the past three years. Now as her senior basketball season is rapidly approaching she has committed to play college basketball at Tennessee Tech University. Brady, a member of the 1,000 point club, will be trading her blue and orange for purple and gold.

The Lady Eagles of Tennessee Tech play in the Ohio Valley Conference and have been a successful program over the years. They reached the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in 1987, 1989, 1990. The program is also approaching its thousandth win.

The Ohio Valley Conference also contains teams such as Belmont, Austin Peay, The University of Tennessee- Martin, Tennessee State University, Morehead State University, and Eastern Kentucky University.

Brady had verbally committed to Xavier University before reopening her recruiting over the summer.

TWRA Has Hunting And Trapping Guides Available

The 2019-20 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide has arrived. The guide is available at all Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency offices and will be distributed at license vendors throughout the state.

The guide is also available online. Users may access the new interactive, mobile-friendly, eregulations site, or download the full PDF document as in years past. Both options are available on the agency website at

There are several important changes for the 2019-20 hunting and trapping seasons. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was detected in Tennessee in December 2018 in Fayette, Hardeman, and Madison counties. As a result, a number of changes apply to southwestern Tennessee counties and are outlined in detail in the guide.

New regulations on usage or possession of natural deer and elk urine while hunting will be in effect. Duck season dates and bag limits have been updated.

Sportsmen are urged to get the new-improved “TWRA On the Go” app and report harvests with or without cell phone service.

All-Stars End Season In Summertown

The 6 and Under Campbell County Elite Dixie Youth All-Stars traveled 250 miles west to Summertown, TN to take part in the Dixie Youth Tennessee State Tournament. Unfortunately a title was not in the cards for this talented dozen players and the coaches who led them.

The team dropped a pair of games on the opening day of the event to find themselves in a consolation game to end their season. The silver lining of this was that the Campbell County Elite closed out with a win over host Summertown by a score of 18-3.

This team was one of the best eight teams in their age division in the state and represented Campbell County well in their journey.

Burgan To Play Senior US Open

Todd Burgan has been a successful golfer for many years. Know the LaFollette native will be playing against some of the best in the country.

Burgan has qualified to play in the Senior US Open. This year’s event will be held at the University of Notre Dame’s Warren Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana. The 50 year old Burgan qualified as one of less than two dozen amateurs to make the field that will also include many legendary professionals including Paul Lawrie and Gary Niklaus. Burgan will not be the only East Tennesseean there as Lenoir City’s Ray Morton will also be competing.

Burgan had a practice round today and is set to tee off early tomorrow for the first round. Burgan’s younger brother Curt will serve as his caddy.