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Today's Sports

  • CCHS girls post top 2 finishes;...

    It’s been a particularly good week for the Campbell County High School girl’s track and field team.

    The Lady Cougars cleaned up in a home meet Thursday afternoon and finished second at the William Blount Invitational on Saturday.

    Sophomore sensation Kristin Chapman had the top high jump (5-6) at the William Blount Invitational. Campbell County had two other event winners: Samantha Leach in the 300-meter hurdles and Lauren Evans in the 800-meter run.

  • Provins leads Owls to pair of...

    Field events phenom Rusty Provins recently shattered LaFollette Middle School records in shot put and discus.

    The 8th-grader, who is the son of former Campbell County High School and University of Tennessee standout Paul Provins, set a new mark in shot put (46-0) during an 8-team meet at Lenoir City on March 23.

    As much of an attention-getter as that was, Rusty Provins then literally threw his discus out of the park.

  • JMS teams take second at Lenoir...

    The Jacksboro Eagles and Lady Eagles track teams both claimed runner-up finishes during a six-team meet on March 29 at Lenoir City.

    Along with the host team, the field included North Middle, Jacksboro, Norris, Cherokee and Clinton.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 134 points to finish a close second behind meet champion North Middle, which scored 162 points.

    Lenoir City’s girls placed third with 56 points, followed by Norris with 41, Cherokee 20 and Clinton 18.

  • CCHS rips ’Jackets, 12...

    Justin Willoughby threw a one-hitter Saturday afternoon against visiting Williamsburg (Ky.) to lead Campbell County High School’s baseball team to a 12-1 victory.

    It was the second win of the year for the Cougars (0-4 district, 2-6 overall) who lost the second game they played on Saturday afternoon to Cumberland Gap by an identical score.

  • Blue Devils pin 12-4 defeat on...

    Jellico High School’s baseball team was on its way Thursday afternoon to a doubleheader sweep of Sunbright when the Blue Devils ran out of daylight.

    The Blue Devils (1-1 district, 1-1 overall) crushed the Tigers, 12-4, in the first game and were winning the nightcap, 6-5, when the umpire suspended play because of a problem with the stadium lights at Carroll-Wilson Field.

    “I’d like to have gotten that one in,” said Jellico coach Randy Moses.

    “That would’ve put us 2-1 in the district.”

  • Jellico girls on 3-game win...

    It didn’t take long for the Jellico High School Lady Blue Devils to put a heartbreaking loss to Coalfield behind them.

    Jellico (2-1 district, 3-1 overall) reeled off three consecutive victories, including a doubleheader sweep Thursday afternoon of Sunbright, to stay afloat in the District 4-A softball race.

    The Lady Blue Devils are having to compete in a much tougher league this year after moving over from District 2-A. Prior to last season, Jellico had gone 10 years without losing a district game.

  • Chapman sets new meet record at...

    Campbell County’s girls made a good showing last weekend at the 2nd annual Y-12 Track and Field Invitational hosted the Hardin Valley Academy.

    With athletes qualifying for sectionals in half a dozen different events, the Lady Cougars placed fourth in a field of 18 complete teams.

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman turned in the top finish for Campbell County with a 5-5 high jump, which set both stadium and meet records. Bearden’s Mary Hirst, who went on to win a Class AAA state championship last year in high jump, set the old mark of 5-2.

  • Middle school baseball team...

    It has often been rumored to occur, people talked about it, but nothing had been realized, until January 2010 when CCHS Head Baseball Coach Brad Collette held tryouts for the new Campbell County Middle School baseball team.

    A team was selected and practices began. Collette selected the team from both Jacksboro and LaFollette middle schools, so the team would play together as the CCMS Cougars just as the high school team.

    The players are coached by the high school staff, learning unity, tradition and proper baseball to serve as a feeder to the high school program.

  • Jacksboro teams place 3rd and...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s track and field teams competed in its second meet of the season on Tuesday, March 23 at Lenoir City.

    Along with host Lenoir City, the 8-team field also included Webb, North Middle, LaFollette, Cherokee, Carpenters and Tennessee School for the Deaf.

    The Lady Eagles finished third in the girl’s team standings with 101 points. North’s girls won the meet with 123 points. Webb was runner-up with 107 points.

  • Lady Cougars win track opener

    Opening day of the high school track and field season was almost perfect for Campbell County.

    Almost.

    The Lady Cougars outscored host Knox Halls, Claiborne County and Anderson County to take a well-earned victory. Meanwhile, the Campbell County boys missed out on first place by one point.