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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Cougars have tough time...

    Basketball tournaments have little margin for error, especially during the elimination rounds.

    So when the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team didn’t play its best Friday night while hosting a Region 2-AAA quarterfinal game, William Blount was quick to take advantage.

  • Bobcats defeat Blue Devils for...

    The 2009-10 season hasn’t been easy at times for the Oliver Springs Bobcats, as early season injuries and illness made it difficult for Tony Ingram’s squad to hit their stride.

    Through it all, however, coach Ingram knew that the postseason was all that mattered and now that the Bobcats are playing at 100 percent, they seem to be peaking at just the right time. Jellico found out just how good the Bobcats can be when they’re clicking on all cylinders Tuesday night as Oliver Springs bombed the Blue Devils 72-48 to capture the District 4-A Tournament championship.

  • Little League sign-ups being...

    Sign-ups for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on Saturday, March 6 at the LaFollette Community Center. The time period will be 1-4 p.m. The registration fee is $35 per child.

    Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and three documents that show the address of the child. All children ages 3-15 and who live in Campbell County are eligible to play.

    For more information, call Marvin Rutherford at 423-566-1400.

  • Caryville holding baseball sign-...

    Caryville Youth Baseball sign-ups will be held on Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Caryville Municipal Building.

  • Campbell County baseball looks...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team got a thumbs up from coach Brad Collette during three pre-season scrimmage games Saturday against Knoxville West, Sevier County and Fulton.

    After opening with a 4-1 loss to West, the Cougars defeated Sevier County, 2-1, and Fulton, 11-5.

    “I was extremely pleased with the way we played on Saturday,” said Campbell County coach Brad Collette.

  • Middle school sports have come a...

    The Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association (TMSAA) will be 17 years old this year.

    A middle school organization under the umbrella of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, the TMSAA was formed in 1993 after the TSSAA was requested to begin governing the athletics of middle schools across the state. At that time, there existed no common rules of fair play. There was also a need for an end of season playoff and, most importantly, accident insurance that covers catastrophic injuries in practice, games and/or transportation.

  • Blue Devils advance to 4-A finale

    Everyone got a slice of the pie Thursday night during Jellico High School’s 78-43 rout of Oakdale in boy’s first-round District 4-A Basketball Tournament action.

    Led by all-district forward Jesse Chambers with 17 points, all 12 players scored for the host Blue Devils, who cruised to the semifinals. Brent Ayers and Michael Smith had a dozen points each for Jellico. Ayers, a big forward with great range, got all of his points on four 3-pointers. The Blue Devils hit eight 3-pointers during the game.