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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sluggish peformance spells doom...

    Facing archrival Anderson County for the third time in two weeks, the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team could not answer the latest challenge during the District 3-AAA Tournament opener.

    The Cougars (11-16 overall), who split the regular season series with the Mavericks, were never able to get into a rhythm during a 52-37 elimination-round loss Friday night at Clinton.

  • Campbell County girls storm into...

    Ryan Browning, the girl’s basketball coach at Campbell County High School, may as well have been talking to a brick wall in the locker room Saturday night at Knox Halls.

    His players certainly couldn’t hear him. They were too busy whooping and hollering in joyous celebration of their 67-55 triumph over No. 2 seed Powell in the semifinals of the District 3-AAA Tournament.

  • Wartburg eliminates Lady Blue...

    Wartburg punched their ticket to the regionals with a 69-47 victory over No. 7 seed Jellico last Wednesday evening in the opening round of the District 4-A Girl’s Basketball Tournament.

    The Lady Bulldogs used a 17-2 run in the first half to propel them to a 22-point win and finish Jellico’s season at 0-24.

    “It was good to get the win and earn a spot in the regional tournament,” said Wartburg basketball coach Jason Davis.

  • CCHS post tandem selected to boy...

    Few coaches would argue the point that there was not a better post tandem in District 3-AAA boy’s basketball this season than Campbell County’s dynamic duo of Sean Chapman and Cody Malicoat.

    Chapman, a 6-foot-8 senior forward, averaged 17 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game this year.

  • Lady Eagles fall to Science Hill...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s girls ended a spectacular season with an appearance last week in the East Tennessee Sectional Basketball Tournament at Sevierville.

    The Lady Eagles (19-3 overall) were eliminated 48-31 by Johnson City Science Hill in the quarterfinals. Jamie Mynatt led Jacksboro with 18 points, followed by Whitney Williamson with eight. Mynatt was selected to the All-East Tennessee Team for her  efforts.

    Tianna Tarter led Science Hill with 18 points.

     

     

  • Caryville ball sign-ups set

    Caryville Youth Baseball sign-ups will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Caryville Municipal Building from 10 a.m. -noon. Also, sign-ups are available at Caryville Elementary School, Jacksboro Elementary School and Caryville City Hall. There will be a coaches meeting on Monday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Caryville Municipal Building.

    All coaches must attend.

  • Cougars find themselves in...

    Campbell County High School’s boys will find themselves in familiar territory when the District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament tips off this week.

    The Cougars, who were seeded fifth a year ago before upsetting Knoxville teams West and Central en route to the championship game, are seeded sixth this season. Campbell County opens tournament play at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Fri.) night against archrival Anderson County in one of two games scheduled at Clinton High School. The remainder of the tournament will be held next week at Knox Halls.