Today's News

  • Arnold, Panthers shoot down Cougars

    Cumberland Gap High School’s boys turned the tables on basketball rival Campbell County Tuesday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    The Panthers (12-7 overall) rode the shooting of sophomore guard Ben Arnold and the all-around play of senior center Timmy Ayers to a 68-54 win, which avenged a 15-point loss earlier this season on their home court.

    Arnold led all scorers with 28 points in the rematch, including a pair of 3-pointers and 4 of 4 free throws. Ayers finished with 18 points and could generally be found anywhere the ball was.

  • Jellico senior sees action in Border Bowl

    Freedom Scott joined an elite group last weekend when he got a chance to suit up for Tennessee during the 3rd annual National Guard Border Bowl at the University of the Cumberlands.

    The Jellico linebacker was one of 95 high school seniors invited to play in the game, which pits the top players from the Volunteer State against their counterparts from the Bluegrass State. The Tennesseans, who won the inaugural Border Bowl in Jan. 2008, reclaimed bragging rights with a 26-13 victory Saturday afternoon after losing last year’s game to Kentucky.

  • Campbell County boys pick up wins over Halls, Morristown West

    Freshman guard Ethan Simpson made a free throw with 1.2 seconds left Monday night to help the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team pin an 82-81 defeat on host Morristown West.

    The game appeared to be headed to overtime, tied 81-all, when Simpson caught a long inbounds pass from sophomore forward Cody Malicoat and was fouled while attempting a last-second shot. He went to the line and made the second of two foul shots awarded to him

  • Lady Cougars defeat Knox Halls in league play

    In a game that was closer than expected, the Campbell County High School girl’s varsity basketball team got past district foe Knox Halls, 55-49, Friday night.

    Sophomore point guard Courtney Morris led the Lady Cougars (3-4 district) with 16 points, nine of which she scored during the fourth quarter.

    Jessica Moore chipped in 13 points for Campbell County, followed by Candice Seiber with 12, Kristin Chapman and Amber Young six each, and Maria Foust two.

    Sydney Carden scored all 15 of her team-high 15 points for Halls in the last three quarters.

  • Owls net big victory at Norris

    LaFollette Middle School’s boys picked up a big district basketball win Monday night at Norris.

    The Owls prevailed 39-25 behind the scoring of Austin North, who led with 15 points, and Roston Letner, who had 12. Also scoring for LaFollette was Jeffrey Herrell and Jacob Monday with five points each, and Shaun Phillips with two.

    The Lady Owls suffered a 46-21 setback at Norris. Marie Roach led LaFollette with 10 points, followed by Faith Evans with six, Kendra King and Chelsey Finkenbine two each and Summer Daniels one.

  • JMS sweeps Livesay for homecoming

    Jacksboro Middle School’s basketball teams made a homecoming sweep of visiting H.Y. Livesay last week.

    Hannah Owens and Jamie Mynatt scored 12 points each to lead Jacksboro to a 47-23 triumph. Whitney Sawyers chipped in seven points for Jacksboro, followed by Olivia Brown with six, Michaela Smith and Megan Caudill four each, and Whitney Williamson two. Livesay’s top scorer was K. McCarty with 10 points.

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