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Today's Sports

  • Campbell County kicks off spring...

    Campbell County High School’s football team kicked off spring practice Monday afternoon with enthusiastic group of 60 players hungry to make a name for themselves on the field.

    The Cougars will practice a total of 10 days over the next three weeks. Two days have also been set aside for scrimmages. Campbell County will travel to South-Doyle on Thursday, May 17 for a 6 p.m. scrimmage against the Cherokees. 

    A week later, the Cougars will wrap up spring drills with the Blue and Orange intrasquad scrimmage on May 24 at 7 p.m.

  • Cougars finally beat Clinton in...

    After struggling much of the season to get into a winning rhythm, the Campbell County High School baseball team picked up a pair of victories last week while finishing 2nd in the Knoxville West Tournament.

    The Cougars (2-14 district, 12-22 overall) opened tournament play Thursday afternoon with an 8-4 triumph over the host team.

  • Lady Cougars take 2nd place at...

    Campbell County High School’s track and field teams made a strong showing Friday during the Dale Legg Invitational at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars took 2nd place overall behind meet champion Maryville in a field of 16 scoring teams. Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined to score 46 points for Campbell County.

    Chapman, an ETSU signee, won the high jump (5-6) and 100-meter hurdles (:15.95), finished 4th in long jump and took 6th place in the 800-meter run with a personal record (PR) time of 2:35. She accounted for 28 points.

  • Football, cheerleader sign-ups...

    Campbell County Youth Football and Cheerleading will be having sign-ups for the 2012 season on consecutive Saturdays, May 5, 12 and 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the new LaFollette Recreation Center located in the old West LaFollette School. Registration is $55 for football players and $60 for cheerleaders. Ages for football are 5-12, while ages for cheerleaders are 4-13. For more information, call Steven Phillips at 865-617-5429, Tabatha Phillips at 423-494-1806 or Lisa Lester at 423-871-0230.

  • CCHS blanks Jellico, 16-0, in...

    Monday’s rematch between Campbell County and Jellico was in stark contrast to an earlier meeting of the two girls’ softball rivals.

    The Lady Blue Devils, who won a shootout, 17-14, at Jellico on March 21, were shut out 16-0 Monday afternoon by host Campbell County.

    Alex Hempsall picked up for the win for the Lady Cougars. She struck out three batters, walked one and allowed only one hit during three innings on the mound.

    Campbell County improved its record to 3-24 overall, with two wins coming in the last four games.

  • Turkey hunt inspires hunters and...

    The spirit of Vaitor Davis was alive and well Saturday morning in the woods of Campbell County.

    Davis, who was only 18 years old when passed away on Feb. 20, had been an active participant in the annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for handicapped hunters and wounded warriors held at Stinking Creek on the farms of Terry Lewis and Ron Cunningham.

    During a time of remembrance at this year’s hunt, County Mayor William Baird was on hand to formally declare Saturday, April 28 as Kelly Vaitor Davis Day in Campbell County.

  • Faulkner, Cooper post top times...

    On April 21, First Volunteer Bank sponsored the 3rd annual 5K run/walk to benefit Relay for Life. Beginning at Jacksboro Middle School, 116 excited, soaking wet runners came out and finished the race to support this wonderful cause. 

    Overall winners were Gracie Faulkner with a time of 20:52 and Gavin Cooper, who was just three seconds behind her at 20:55. 

  • Former CCHS baseball coach...

     David Vince, a double amputee who coached baseball in the college and high school ranks over three decades, tells his inspirational life story in a 120-page memoir published by Langmarc Publishing in Austin, Texas.

    When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging is a truly unique story of overcoming hardship, living life to the fullest and motivating young men and women to achieve their full potential in sports and in life.

  • Academy of Martial Arts hosts...

    On March 31, the Academy of Martial Arts at LaFollette Fitness Center hosted a martial arts tournament. Students from five schools competed at the tournament, which featured a variety of events. The 24 athletes on the competition team took seventeen 1st place medals and two Grand Champion trophies. 

    “This was the biggest tournament we have hosted in some time, and we were up against some stiff competition,” senior instructor Larry Bostic said. 

  • Local middle school golfers fare...

    On Monday, the Greens at Deerfield hosted the Tennessee District Middle School Golf Tournament with teams from Clinton, Lake City, Jellico, Norris, Norwood, Jacksboro and LaFollette participating.

    In the girls’ portion of the tournament, LaFollette finished 2nd with a team score of 114 and Jacksboro finished 3rd with a score of 117.