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Today's Sports

  • Snow puts the brakes on high...

    High school rivals Campbell County and Anderson County have managed to avoid each other on the basketball court this season, but not because they chose to.

    The biggest winter storm in at least a decade dumped several inches of snow on East Tennessee last weekend, which forced postponement of Saturday’s game at CCHS. It was the second time this season that the same game has been canceled because of bad weather.

  • JMS girls advance to Area 2...

    Defeats can either motivate or lower the morale of the losing team.

    In the case of the Jacksboro Middle School girl’s basketball team, a two-point overtime loss at Norris on Jan. 19 has become the focal point of the Lady Eagles’ rallying cry.

    Jacksboro (18-1 overall) got a chance to avenge its only loss of the season last night (Wed) in the girl’s large school championship game of the Area 2 North Tournament, however no score was available by press time.

  • Jellico nets quality win at Grace

    Thomas Ridenour has led a mostly quiet life the last three years while playing in the shadows of some of his more flamboyant teammates.

    This season, however, the 6-foot-4 senior forward has been making plenty of noise for the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team, which has aspirations of competing for a state championship.

  • Senior forward picking up steam...

    More minutes from Sean Chapman could mean more victories for the Campbell County High School varsity boy’s basketball team.

    The Cougars (5-4 district, 9-9 overall) managed to win back-to-back games last weekend with their 6-foot-8 senior forward in foul trouble. Despite his limited playing time, Chapman’s production has gone through the roof, both offensively and defensively, for a team trying to get back to the District 3-AAA championship game.

  • CCHS girls net fourth win in...

    So far, the year 2010 has proven to be a good one for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team.

    After their 67-39 dismantling of Karns last weekend, the Lady Cougars had won four of their last five games since being beaten by McMinn Central in the championship game of Kessler’s Lady Spartans Holiday Classic.

    An added bonus was that all four victories came against District 3-AAA competition.

  • Malicoat scores 30 points in...

    Cody Malicoat looked more like his old self on Tuesday night at Powell.

    The 6-foot-4 Campbell County High School forward posted team-highs in scoring (30 pts.), rebounding (8) and steals (5) during a 73-66 district loss to the Panthers. He even dished out a couple of assists.

    Malicoat, the Cougars’ leading scorer this season, has been trying to get back to full strength since injuring an ankle earlier this year. Judging from his shooting percentage Tuesday night (10 of 21 from the field), it appears that he is almost there.

  • Lady Eagles keep hope alive for...

    Jacksboro’s girls moved a step closer to their ultimate objective Monday night with a 46-17 victory over Horace Maynard in the quarterfinals of the Tennessee Middle School Area 2 North Basketball Tournament at Anderson County.

    Whitney Williamson scored 12 points to pace the Lady Eagles, who improved their record to 17-1 overall. Jacksboro advanced to Thursday’s semifinal round to face Clinton, a 32-28 quarterfinal winner over LaFollette. Thursday’s game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.

  • Jellico boys drop District 4-A...

    District 4-A boy’s basketball heavyweights Jellico and Oliver Springs went head-to-head Friday night to try and keep pace with Sunbright in the regular season championship race.

    The Blue Devils (10-7) picked up a big road win earlier this season at Oliver Springs but weren’t as fortunate this time around. The Bobcats (11-7 overall) avenged their earlier two-point loss with a 67-58 win on Jellico’s home court. Lucas Tauer paced Oliver Springs with 18 points for Oliver Springs. Wesley Rather chipped in 15 points and Rue Eskridge 13 for the Bobcats.

  • Arnold, Panthers shoot down...

    Cumberland Gap High School’s boys turned the tables on basketball rival Campbell County Tuesday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    The Panthers (12-7 overall) rode the shooting of sophomore guard Ben Arnold and the all-around play of senior center Timmy Ayers to a 68-54 win, which avenged a 15-point loss earlier this season on their home court.

    Arnold led all scorers with 28 points in the rematch, including a pair of 3-pointers and 4 of 4 free throws. Ayers finished with 18 points and could generally be found anywhere the ball was.

  • Jellico senior sees action in...

    Freedom Scott joined an elite group last weekend when he got a chance to suit up for Tennessee during the 3rd annual National Guard Border Bowl at the University of the Cumberlands.

    The Jellico linebacker was one of 95 high school seniors invited to play in the game, which pits the top players from the Volunteer State against their counterparts from the Bluegrass State. The Tennesseans, who won the inaugural Border Bowl in Jan. 2008, reclaimed bragging rights with a 26-13 victory Saturday afternoon after losing last year’s game to Kentucky.