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Today's Sports

  • CCHS gives Red Devils a scare

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team carried some of the momentum from last week’s District 3-AAA sweep of Knoxville Central over to Monday afternoon’s game at Knoxville against league frontrunner Halls.

    The Cougars (2-6 district, 5-9 overall) fell, 3-0, in a hotly contested game during which both teams combined for only four hits. The Red Devils, who are unbeaten in league play and 18-1 overall, got three hits.

    Josh Hillard went the distance to earn the victory for Halls and gave up a second-inning single to Andrew Dykes.

  • South Holston has potential to...

    Though the nearby Clinch tailwater lays claim to the 28 lb. 12 oz. state record brown trout, an even bigger fish is likely swimming in the 14-mile stretch of river below South Holston Dam in upper East Tennessee.

    In fact, the record may have been “unofficially” broken last fall by an anonymous fly fishermen, who caught a 43-inch behemoth near the Emmett Bridge in Sullivan County.

  • Cougars upset Central, 12-8

    Cougar sophomore Andy Hickman pitched another gem Monday afternoon at Knoxville against District 3-AAA foe Central.

    Campbell County batters did their part to back him up.

    The result was a 12-8 upset of the Bobcats in a game that took three hours to decide. It was the first district win this season for the Cougars (1-5 district, 4-8 overall).

  • 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.