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  • County middle school girl's basketball teams win by large margins

    Middle school basketball action is in full swing this week with home games at both LaFollette and Jacksboro.

    LaFollette hosted Horace Maynard for homecoming Monday night and took a varsity split from the Red Devils. The Lady Owls (3-0 overall) won 34-19 after overcoming a slow start. Horace Maynard opened the game with a 5-4 lead, but LaFollette came back to take the upper hand and then some. The Lady Owls led 14-7 at halftime.

  • Cougars drop season finale to Oak Ridge

    It was a disappointing way to end the season for the senior members of Campbell County High School’s football team.

    However, the Cougars’ underclassmen may view Friday’s 33-3 loss to District 3-AAA runner-up Oak Ridge as the catalyst for a breakout season in 2010.

  • Cross-country runners finish season at regional championships

    High school cross-country runners from Campbell County made their presence felt Thursday during the Region 2 Championships at Victor Ashe Park in northwest Knoxville.

    For the first time ever, Jellico had a runner qualify for the state meet. Jasper Budd, a junior, finished just over three seconds behind Cory Self of Gatlinburg-Pittman in the Class A boy’s race. Budd, who set a new personal record (18:36.40), will try for a similar finish Saturday at the state championships in Nashville.

  • Alumni tournament set to tip off this weekend at CCHS

    Campbell County High School will celebrate a rich and glorious past on the hardwood with the inaugural Cougar Basketball Alumni Weekend tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    The list of activities includes an alumni basketball tournament for former players. Players who register will be assigned to one of four teams based on the era they played: 1975-1990, 1991-99, 2000-04, 2005-09.

  • Jacksboro and LaFollette split varsity doubleheader

    Jacksboro and LaFollette split a varsity basketball doubleheader Thursday night at Agee Gymnasium.

    The host Lady Eagles won their second game in as many outings, 35-29. Point guard Whitney Williamson paced Jacksboro with 15 points — 11 of which she scored during a second quarter blitz — and a pair of three-pointers.

    Post players Hannah Owens and Jamie Mynatt chipped in seven points each for the Lady Eagles, followed by Whitney Sawyer with four, Krista Williams and Michaela Smith one each.

  • LaFollette Elementary teams stay perfect

    LaFollette Elementary School’s basketball teams kept their records perfect Tuesday night with a home sweep of county rival Elk Valley.

    The Lady Owls (7-0 overall) put three scorers in double figures: Skylar Boshears with 11 points, Julia Powell and Carmin Harris with 10 each. LaFollette won the game, 43-24.

    Kasi Phillips chipped in six points for LaFollette, while Jessica Monday, Bella Luna and Amber Finkenbine had two each.

    Amber Moore led the Lady Elks with 11 points, followed by Carla Beams with eight, Megan Minton and Janice Brewer two each.

  • Branam case delayed; family upset over possible plea

    On the eve of a trial where a guilty verdict could have made Dean Branam a registered sex offender, the case has been continued until January 2010.

    Earlier this year Branam was indicted on three counts of sexual battery and seven counts of assault, court records said.

    Of those charges, four of them alleged Branam used his position of authority, as a teacher, “to accomplish the sexual contact,” according to the indictment records read.

    In all, there were seven underage female victims, the indictment said.

  • Bond revoked in murder case

     Freedom was short lived for two men accused of second-degree murder. In September, Russell Pack and Phillip Pack had their bonds reduced from $100,000 to $50,000. For the brothers, who are believed to have murdered Jayne Love, this was the difference between jail and being on the outside. However, following a hearing in criminal court on Monday, the duo is headed back to jail.