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  • Basketball camp draws record crowd

    Judging from attendance at last week’s summer camp, the community has embraced the recent success of Campbell County High School’s basketball teams.

    This year’s camp attracted a record 83 participants, in grade levels K-8, who were eager to take instruction from two coaches that led their teams to the regional tournament last season.

    Attendance this year was nearly double that of the 2008 camp.

    “We’re really pleased with year two of our camp,” said CCHS Boy’s Head Basketball Coach Barry Jones.

  • Sluggish bats bog down Cougars' baseball team

    Runs have been a bit hard to come by for the Campbell County High School varsity baseball team.

    As a result, the Cougars’ summer league record dropped to 3-4 Monday night following a doubleheader loss to visiting Lenoir City.

    Campbell County was shut out 9-0 in the first game and suffered a 3-1 setback in the nightcap.

    The Cougars produced only one hit (single by Chris Hutson) and got three runners on base during the first game.

  • Renewal of Campbell County vs. AC rivalry is long past due

    As if the looming Campbell County vs. Anderson County high school football series needed any more drama, the hiring of Davey Gillum last week as AC’s new head coach all but guaranteed the matchup will become one of East Tennessee’s hottest rivalries.

    Gillum, who grew up in Jacksboro, helped put AC football on the map during the mid-1990s. He was an all-state selection after leading the Mavericks to the Class 4A state semifinals in 1996.

    As a high school junior, he rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. He graduated from AC in 1997.

  • Legals split doubleheader with Lake City 11-12 team

    On Friday June 5, the Dave Dunaway Legals took on the Lake City squad in Caryville Dixie Youth League 11-12 year old baseball action at Asbury Park.

    Legals’ head coach Jim Lane selected Ethan Jeffers to start. Previously on May 5, Jeffers threw a no-hitter against Lake City.

    Lake City jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with a single, two walks, a stolen base, a passed ball and an error. In the bottom half of the first, the Legals evened the score on a walk to Tyler Loveday, a single by Bryson Phillips and a double by Andrew Blake Evans.