Category Archives: Sports

Whitney Mac 5k To Support Jellico Youth Athletics

Whitney McClanahan was one of the most beloved athlete to graduate from Jellico High School. After graduation she became a coach for youth athletic on the northern end of Campbell County. She passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in January 2019.

Her friends and family found a way to honor her memory and keep her legacy alive supporting youth athletics by holding a 5K race in her honor. It is held at Indian Mountain State Park, where McClanahan was employed.\

The 2019 Whitney Mac 5K will take place Saturday June 22nd at 7 PM. Entry fee is $25 and packets will be distributed at Indian Mountain State Park starting at 5:30 PM.

The official description of the race states, “The Whitney Mac 5k is a run/walk event in memory of Whitney McClanahan who was a beloved member of the community and was active in sports and running. She played, she coached and she actively participated in the community. The proceeds from this event will go to support local athletics which were very dear to her heart. There will be medals for age divisions as well as overall finishers.”

Leach Wins Middle Tennessee Tournament

Even though Cougar Golf does not tee off for a few more weeks Jack Leach is already active and improving his game. Last weekend he played in the Tennessee Junior Open tournament in Rockvale, Tn as part of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour.

The rising sophomore won the tournament at the Champions Run Golf Club. Leach shot 165 over the two day tournament to win his division. He shot an 84 the first day and improved to an 81 on the second.

Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation Hosts Inaugural Golf Tournament

One of Knoxville’s finest clubs, Fox Den Country Club, will host the Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation golf tournament on Monday, September 16 with a 1:00 shotgun start. The course is known for its perfect set-up amid the backdrop of the stunning Smoky Mountains. Participants will enjoy lunch, a round of golf, a celebration reception and golfers will be treated to a player gift store voucher, prizes and much more.

The Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation fundraiser will support the needs of organizations that focus on educational initiatives, health and wellness, and emerging community needs. Sponsorship opportunities are available which will provide sponsors first-rate exposure based on their level of contribution, including player spots and signage recognition. To participate as a sponsor or a player please visit the tournament website at For additional information about Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation, visit

About Y-12 FCU Gives

Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation was established by Y-12 Federal Credit Union, a full-service financial provider headquartered in Oak Ridge, TN, with 14 branches located in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Roane and Sevier counties serving 117,000 members. The foundation was established to extend the Y-12 FCU mission of “people helping people” into the philanthropic realm of charitable giving and support.

Cougar Fishing To Complete In Nationals/World Championships

Cougar fishing keeps ascending to new heights. Scholarships pile up, prize money comes in and championships seem to circulate around the program. Now two Cougar boats will be competing in Nationals/World Championships beginning today.

Student anglers will compete for a share of the record $2.7 million prize purse offered at the 10th Annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship dual event June 19-22 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala.

Boat 187 will feature Cougars Austin Smith and Riley Faulkner while boat 211 will see Dalton King and Jarrett Ellison trying to snag lips and bring home huge bass for the 3:45 day one weigh-in.

All teams will complete the 19th and 20th, the top weights from those two days will move on to Friday. Weights will be reset then and more anglers will be pared down after Friday’s weigh-in. On Saturday only the top 31 young anglers in the world will compete for the World Championship.

Good luck to the Cougar anglers as they try to become the best in the world.

All Star Team State Bound

The Campbell County 6 and Under All Stars picked up a big win to advance in All Star League play. The dozen young athletes picked up a 23-21 win tonight over Tri County to not only make it to the finals of this tournament but to also clinch a berth in the state level tournament.
Tomorrow night they face off against Kingston at 6 PM