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Today's Sports

  • Chadwell named head football...

    Caryville native Jamey Chadwell has been named head football coach at Delta State University, an NCAA Division II school in Mississippi.

    He replaces Ron Roberts, who took the head coaching job at Southeastern Louisiana University, an NCAA Division I FCS school.

    Chadwell spent the past three seasons as head football coach at North Greenville University in upstate South Carolina, where he built a program that won a school record 11 games and made its first national playoff appearance last season while advancing to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

  • LaFollette basketball teams win...

    LaFollette Middle School’s basketball teams went on the road Thursday night for a sweep of Lake City.

    The Lady Owls’ junior varsity won, 28-15.

    Carlie Baldwin led LaFollette with 10 points, followed by Presley Leach with eight, Bella Luna six and Jayla Nelson two. K. Kennedy paced Lake City with six points.

    In varsity girls’ action, the Lady Owls won by almost 50 points, 52-5.

    Julia Powell led nine LaFollette scorers with 16 points. 

  • CCHS freshmen improve to 7-1...

    Most are aware of the varsity Cougars’ doubleheader sweep of Anderson County on Thursday night. 

    What many are not aware of is that the boys’ and girls’ freshman basketball teams also swept the AC freshmen. 

    The future indeed looks bright for the Cougars. 

    In the boys’ game, Roston Letner and Darin Gillenwater led a strong offensive charge for the Campbell County freshmen, while Andrew Evans pulled down 15 rebounds during a 67-60 victory that pushed the team’s record to a perfect 6-0.

  • Campbell County teams split with...

    The Campbell County High School girls’ varsity basketball team won its 11th consecutive game Tuesday night with a 69-29 home trouncing of district foe Karns.

    Point guard Courtney Morris led the victory parade with 14 points for the Lady Cougars (7-0 district, 13-4 overall).

    Kristin Chapman chipped in 13 points, followed by Shayla Goins with 12, Niki Ward and Maria Foust eight each, Hannah Owens five, Amber Young four, Courtney Miller three and Emily Byrge two.

    Whitney Benge led Karns with six points.

  • Blue Devils are coming along...

    If not for a last-second putback last week by Seymour’s D.J. Griffin, the Jellico High School boys’ basketball team would be on a seven-game winning streak.

    As it is, the Blue Devils (2-2 district, 7-9 overall) have won six of their last seven games and carry some much needed momentum going into the New Year. Jellico coach Mike Reynolds will take that and run with it after a rough start to the season.

    “Our young kids are growing up some,” Reynolds said.

  • Jellico football players named...

    Five Jellico High School football players were recently named to the All-District 4-A Team.

    Senior Ryan Irwin and juniors Jeff Carr and Daniel Steakley were selected first team all-district, while junior Austin Bowlin and sophomore Josh Lay made the second team.

    Irwin played fullback and linebacker for the Blue Devils. Carr played tight end and linebacker. Steakley played offensive guard and defensive end. 

    Bowlin and Lay both played running back and linebacker.

  • Jellico football players named...

    Five Jellico High School football players were recently named to the All-District 4-A Team.

    Senior Ryan Irwin and juniors Jeff Carr and Daniel Steakley were selected first team all-district, while junior Austin Bowlin and sophomore Josh Lay made the second team.

    Irwin played fullback and linebacker for the Blue Devils. Carr played tight end and linebacker. Steakley played offensive guard and defensive end. 

    Bowlin and Lay both played running back and linebacker.

  • Poteet’s 3-pointers help CCHS...

    Corey Poteet’s long-range marksmanship last week helped carry the Campbell County High School boys’ basketball team to a Lenoir City Christmas Tournament championship.

    The Cougars (2-2 district, 9-4 overall) beat Middle Tennessee Class AAA power Columbia Central, 63-54, Thursday night to complete a 3-0 tournament run with their fourth consecutive victory.

  • Poteet’s 3-pointers help CCHS...

    Corey Poteet’s long-range marksmanship last week helped carry the Campbell County High School boys’ basketball team to a Lenoir City Christmas Tournament championship.

    The Cougars (2-2 district, 9-4 overall) beat Middle Tennessee Class AAA power Columbia Central, 63-54, Thursday night to complete a 3-0 tournament run with their fourth consecutive victory.

  • Campbell County teams make...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams went on the road Tuesday night to sweep District 3-AAA rival Clinton for the second time this season.

    The Lady Cougars (5-0 district, 11-4 overall) defeated the Lady Dragons, 67-42, with nine players scoring points.

    Senior point guard Courtney Morris led the way with 14, followed by post player Shayla Goins with 13, Maria Foust eight, Amber Young and Hannah Owens seven each, Courtney Miller and Emily Byrge six each, Niki Ward five and Kristin Chapman one.