Today's Sports

  • JMS to host football camp

    The Eagle Football Camp is scheduled for July 9-12 at Jacksboro Middle School. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. The registration fee is $50. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 9 at the JMS Football Field House. Campers will learn all the fundamental principles and techniques of football.

  • Paquette keeps Cove Lake 5K crown

    Max Paquette successfully defended his Cove Lake 5K title Saturday morning in the 14th running of the annual race.

    The 27-year-old Knoxville man defeated his closest challenger, 22-year-old Craig McMahon of Knoxville, by 10.5 seconds with a winning time of 16:21.2. Campbell County High School distance specialist Bradley Paul came in over two minutes behind the two leaders to finish a distant 3rd place.

  • Dixie Youth All-Stars picked;...

    Dixie Youth Baseball teams open all-star tournament play this weekend. Campbell County is hosting the 11-12 year olds at Asbury Park in Caryville. Opening night is set for Friday, June 22. However, Campbell County’s 11-12 team was awarded a first-round bye and won’t see action until Saturday evening at 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $5 at the gate. One dollar of each ticket sold on opening night goes into the Dixie Youth Scholarship Fund.

    The following is a list of Campbell County all-star players selected to compete in the four older baseball age divisions.

  • CCHS, Jellico boys complete...

    The boys’ basketball teams from Campbell County and Jellico high schools concluded their summer team camp/play day schedules last week.

    Campbell County finished up on a high note at LMU’s Camp. The Cougars went 5-1 for the weekend. The lone loss was to Cumberland Gap during the fourth game of camp on Friday. 

    Campbell County picked up wins over Loudon and Oneida as well as Kentucky schools Buckhorn and Knox Central.

  • Goins signs with King College

    Two-sport standout Shayla Goins now knows where she will be attending classes this fall.

    The recent Campbell County High School graduate signed a letter-of-intent Monday afternoon to compete as a member of the women’s track and field team at King College, an NCAA Division II school in Bristol.

    Goins enjoyed a stellar season campaign with a 2nd place state finish in shot put and 4th in discus. She was also an all-district selection in basketball. Goins plans to major in education with the hope of one day coaching both sports.

  • Monday wins championship

    Alla Faye Monday won the Class A championship Saturday in the James Davis Open at Asbury Park in Caryville. She had a 5-1 won/loss record. She had 208 points and entered the event with a 58.88 percent ringer average, which she improved to 60.83. 

    Monday defeated 88-year-old Frank Jones, who was 3-3 with 189 points and a 48.76 average. In the Class B championships, Henry Nease won seven of his eight contests, defeating Jackie Smith of Morristown. H. L. Evans, a local man, placed 4th.


  • JMS hosting cheerleader camp...

    Jacksboro Middle School will host the JMS Eagle Cheer Camp from 9 a.m. until noon June 18, 19 and 20.

    Campers will be taught cheers, chants, jumps, dances, tumbling and stunts by the JMS Eagle Cheerleaders.

    The registration fee is $40 per camper. 

    For more information, call 423-912-2255.

  • Cougars go 3-1 at Grace...

    Campbell County High School’s boys went 3-1 last weekend at a team basketball camp hosted by Grace Christian Academy.

    The Cougars defeated the host team by six points, Scott County by 37 and Cleveland by four before falling to Webb by six in their final game of the camp on Saturday.

    “I think it’s really encouraging,” Campbell County coach Matt Housley said. 

    “I’ve never seen a more unselfish group. It’s crazy how excited I am about them.”

  • Blue Devils attempt to rebuild...

    Jellico High School boys’ basketball coach Mike Reynolds has a tall order to fill while replacing college signees Cody Malicoat and Ethan Shelley.

    The graduation of Malicoat and Shelley gutted the Blue Devils’ inside game, but the coach may have found an able replacement for some of the team’s scoring and rebounding duties. Jason Hale, a 6-foot-4 transfer from neighboring Whitley County, Ky., is trying to step into one of the two vacant post positions.

    “He’s raw right now, but he’s got some ability,” Reynolds said.

  • CCHS welcomes new players

    After graduating six seniors, the CCHS baseball team has some slots to fill. With about half the team comprised of returning players, nearly half are new players coming in from the middle school program. The summer program allows these incoming freshmen a chance to play high school baseball where the arrangement is always two 5-inning baseball games against local high school teams.

    On May 30, CCHS played host to Gibbs High. Tate McGhee got the starting nod, and the incoming sophomore threw to one of the new faces, catcher Jared Ruan.