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Today's Sports

  • State champion high jumper going...

    How does an athlete that hated track and field in middle school end up with two state high school championships and a college scholarship?

    That’s the fairy tale story of Campbell County golden girl Kristin Chapman, a two-sport star that was named MVP of the district girls’ basketball tournament just four days before signing a national letter-of-intent Friday to compete next season for the East Tennessee State University women’s track and field team. 

    She plans to major in nursing while at ETSU.

  • Golfing duo signs with Walters...

    The Walters State Community College men’s golf team is taking on a distinctly Campbell County flavor these days.

    With the addition of CCHS seniors Cory Martin and Bryce Roach, who signed last week, nearly half the 2012-13 Senators’ squad calls Campbell County home. Cody Byrge of Jellico and Matthew Chambers of Jacksboro are already members of the WSCC team.

  • Lady Cougars win first district...

    Normally a bundle of nerves, Campbell County senior wing Kristin Chapman was calm and collected Monday night each time she stepped to the free throw line during the final minutes of the biggest game of her high school career.

    Chapman held her breath, took aim and then squeezed off shot after shot, hitting five of six attempts down the stretch. 

  • Lady Cougars win first tourney...

    Normally a bundle of nerves, Campbell County senior wing Kristin Chapman was calm and collected Monday night each time she stepped to the free throw line during the final minutes of the biggest game of her high school career.

    Chapman held her breath, took aim and then squeezed off shot after shot, hitting five of six attempts down the stretch. 

  • Cougars advance to regionals...

    Campbell County High School’s boys qualified for their first regional tournament in three years by advancing to the semifinals of last week’s District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament at Oak Ridge.

    After beating Clinton on opening night, the Cougars (18-12 overall) punched their ticket to the regionals with a 64-55 victory Thursday night over Knox Halls. 

    The win avenged a pair of regular season losses by Campbell County to the Red Devils.

  • Malicoat scores 41 points in...

    After blowing a 17-point lead nearly three months ago during a loss to Coalfield, the Jellico Blue Devils avenged that defeat Thursday night with a 70-59 opening-round victory in the District 4-A Basketball Tournament.

    MTSU signee Cody Malicoat dropped in 41 points to pace Jellico (14-16), which led by as many as 22 in the fourth quarter.

    Malicoat’s 41 points overshadowed a great scoring night by Coalfield senior Dillon Wilson, who poured in a career-high 32 points.

  • CCHS boys win tourney opener

    It’s a make or break week for county basketball teams.

    District tournaments tipped off earlier this week with opening round elimination games. Only the top four teams from each district advance to regionals.

    District 3-AAA

    Campbell County High School’s girls (15-1 district, 22-6 overall) had the week off after winning the regular season title and top billing in the league tournament. 

    They will face the Hardin Valley vs. Oak Ridge winner on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in a semifinal game at Oak Ridge.

  • Lady Cougars wrap up grand...

    Courtney Morris helped the Campbell County High School girls’ basketball team stamp an exclamation point on a spectacular regular season.

    The senior point guard shot 50 percent from the field (7 of 14) and 75 percent from the charity stripe (3 of 4) Friday night while scoring a game-high 20 points to lead a 69-53 victory over visiting Cumberland Gap in a non-district game.

  • Cougars stop Gap, 61-53, in OT

    Senior forward Nick Litton scored 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked a pair of shots Friday night to help the Campbell County High varsity boys’ basketball team avenge an earlier loss to Cumberland Gap.

    Playing at home, the Cougars (7-9 district, 16-11 overall) defeated the Panthers 61-53 in overtime to end the regular season on a high note. The victory helped take some of the sting out of district losses to Knoxville Central and Karns last week, both of which were on the road.

    “Central was a tough game,” Housley said.

  • Blue Devils hope to bounce back

    Jellico High School’s boys can erase a season’s worth of frustration with a good showing this week in the District 4-A Basketball Tournament.

    The defending district and regional tournament champion Blue Devils (6-6 district, 13-16 overall) have been anything but consistent this season. Jellico posted an impressive win over state-ranked Grace Christian Academy in late January, but also suffered disappointing district losses to Wartburg, Coalfield, Oneida and most recently Friday to Sunbright on Senior Night.