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Today's Sports

  • Dunaway Legals conclude baseball...

    After winning their opening all-star game vs. Harrogate by a 14-12 count, the Dunaway Legals faced Maryville at Maryville and Eagleton at CCHS. With his three big guns — Noah Vibbert, Andrew Evans and Tate McGhee — unable to pitch due to pitch-count rules, Coach Jim Lane went with Kaleb Jarrett as his starter. He was followed by Adam Markley and Jacob Monday.

  • Cougars glad to have Nelson back

    Nobody is happier to see Lucas Nelson back on the basketball court than Barry Jones, the boy’s varsity coach at Campbell County High School.

    Nelson, a rising senior who took the past year off from basketball, is a perfect fit for the run-and-gun style of play that that Jones adopted from college coaching legends Paul Westhead and Nolan Richardson.

    “He brings a lot to the table,” said Jones.

  • Blue Devils fare well at summer...

    With four starting positions to fill, Mike Reynolds, the boy’s basketball coach at Jellico High School, got a chance to evaluate talent during three summer camps.

    Considering their losses, the Blue Devils didn’t look half bad in camps at Fulton, the University of the Cumberlands and Georgetown University. Jellico finished its summer schedule with a respectable 15-10 overall record.

    “I never like to read too much into records during the summer, but it’s good for the kids to play against teams like these,” said Reynolds.

  • On the fast track to fun

    The Knoxville Track Club Summer Youth Track Program has grown by leaps and bounds at the site hosted by Campbell County High School.

    This is the fifth year that CCHS has hosted biweekly practice sessions, and participation numbers keep climbing.

  • Lady Cougars’...

    Replacing a pair of 1,000-point career scorers will be of paramount importance this year for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team.

    Gone is Jessica Moore, an NCAA Division I college basketball signee, and Candice Seiber, both of which led a balanced attack in which eight players scored at least 100 points during the season.

  • LaFollette school hosts martial...

    The Academy of Martial Arts, located at LaFollette Fitness Center, hosted a tournament competition on Saturday, May 22. Students from martial arts schools in Tennessee and Kentucky competed in the event. The all-day tournament included kata, weapons, point fighting, sport jujitsu and grappling events. Competitors ranged in age from 8 years old through adult.  

    Senior instructor Larry Bostic was extremely pleased with his competition teams performance.  

  • Local soccer camp provides...

    Kids that attended the 3rd annual Campbell County Soccer Association Camp last week at LaFollette got more than help with their athletic skills.

    They also good a few geography lessons.

  • Miracle named Champion of...

    Brian Miracle of LaFollette recently received a prestigious NAIA Champions of Character award during the Tennessee Wesleyan College Athletic Banquet.

  • Thompson among UC players going...

    Last year, the University of the Cumberlands volleyball team sponsored a young girl named Aileen from Tumaini Miles of Smiles Orphanage, Kenya.

    Late next month, several members of the UC team will have the opportunity to visit Aileen while volunteering their services at the orphanage and community.

    The delegation will include former Jellico High School standout Tommie Thompson as well as Amanda Hensley from Powell; Courtney Fout from Miamisburg, Ohio; and their coach, Kara Clemenz.

    The group will travel to Acworth, Ga. for training camp July 20-22.

  • Super sophomore wins state

    Kristin Chapman could hardly believe her good fortune.

    When her final two competitors failed to clear the bar Thursday on their first attempt at 5-6 in the girl’s state Class AAA high jump finals, the Campbell County High School sophomore saw an opportunity to win the event.

    She didn’t hesitate.

    “I didn’t think about it. I didn’t let it get in my head,” said Chapman, who cleared 5-6 on her first attempt to become the youngest CCHS athlete to win a state championship.