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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.