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Today's Sports

  • Tennis team gets winning start

    Campbell County High School’s tennis teams made a successful debut last week at West Hills against District 3-AAA rival Karns.

    Only one match got away from CCHS, as the girls won 9-0 and the boys prevailed 8-1. The lone loss came in boy’s single play.

    Only three of the Lady Cougars’ victories came on the court, the rest were by forfeit. Lindsey Sharp (6-4) and Taylor Bailey (6-3) won their singles matches as the top two seeds. Bailey also teamed up with Alexandria Ross for an 8-6 decision at number one doubles.

  • Cougars surprise Carter for...

    Following a week of disappointment, Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team finally had something to cheer about on Tuesday afternoon.

    Chris Hutson led off the bottom of the seventh inning with an inside-the-park home run to lead the homestanding Cougars to their first victory of the season, a 4-3 decision over the Carter Green Hornets. It was the only hit of the game for the sophomore shortstop, who went 1-for-4 at the plate and reached on an error.

  • Lady Cougars fall short against...

    Held scoreless through the first four games of the season, the Campbell County High School softball team broke out of its slump Friday afternoon against visiting Claiborne County.

    Though the Lady Cougars did not win the game, they proved that they could hit the ball and score. Campbell County actually had a one-run lead going to the seventh inning before giving up five runs during an eventual 18-14 loss to the Lady Bulldogs.

    Campbell County dropped to 0-5 as a result of the loss, but did have its moments.

  • Lady Eagles take first place at...

    The Jacksboro Middle School girl’s track and field team opened its season by taking first place in a seven-team meet on March 16 at Clinton.

    Along with host Clinton, the field included Lake City, Jacksboro, LaFollette, Tennessee School for the Deaf, North Middle and Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 142 points, followed by CAK with 125.5 and North Middle with 116. Jacksboro’s boys finished fifth, but competed well with mostly sixth and seventh graders after last year’s eighth grade class helped set seven new school records.

  • Upcoming co-ed softball...

    There will be a co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, March 20 at Lake City Ballpark. This is a fundraiser for LaFollette Little League Softball/Baseball. The entry fee is $100. For more information, call Mike Riley at 423-562-2878.

  • Cougars show potential in 14-8...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball opener Monday afternoon at Clinton looked more like two different games.

    With three errors against them and faced with the grim prospect of being run-ruled, the Cougars rallied from a 12-0 deficit by scoring half a dozen runs in the top of the fifth inning to stay alive.

    Clinton eventually won, 14-8, but Campbell County proved it can play with its District 3-AAA rival when push comes to shove. Ryan Hutson was tagged with loss for the Cougars.

  • Laverdiere was always ready to...

    Selflessness and sacrifice have always been trademarks of Jared Laverdiere’s game.

    From elementary school basketball to the college ranks, he has shown a willingness to share the ball with his teammates and his body with the floor.

    Laverdiere just wrapped up a stellar career at Maryville College, where he led the Scots to four conference championships, four 20-win seasons and four appearances in the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament.

    “Jared won over 80 percent of his games while a Scot,” said his coach Randy Lambert.

  • Seiber makes all-region team

    Campbell County High School senior post player Candice Seiber was selected to the Girl’s All-Region 2-AAA Basketball Team following her 25-point performance against William Blount in the quarterfinals.

    Seiber led the Lady Cougars to a 19-12 record this year.

  • Lady Cougars can’t...

    There was no deviation from the norm Tuesday night during the girl’s championship of the District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament at Knox Halls.

    Oak Ridge High School (24-5 overall) added a tournament championship to its regular season title with a 75-68 victory over No. 3 seed Campbell County (19-11 overall), which ended a seven-game winning streak for the Lady Cougars.

    Campbell County’s last loss came at the hands of the Lady Wildcats on Feb. 4, almost three weeks ago.

  • Blue Devils stumble in region...

    Having a one-dimensional attack likely cost the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team a chance to move on in tournament play.

    The Blue Devils (18-11 overall) could not find their shooting touch from long range Saturday night during a 77-59 loss to Grace Christian Academy (GCA) in a Region 2-A quarterfinal game. The defeat eliminated Jellico from the tournament. Meanwhile, the Rams (18-9 overall), who avenged a two-point loss to Jellico on Jan. 9 at Knoxville, advanced to play Harriman in the region semifinals Tuesday at Wartburg.