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Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils top Sunbright in...

    A good weekend of practice helped get the Jellico High School varsity boys’ basketball team back on track Monday night.

    Playing a District 4-A game at Sunbright, the Blue Devils built a 23-point lead before settling for a 58-46 victory.

    Jellico (4-3 district, 9-10 overall) was coming off a 50-44 overtime loss Friday night at league foe Oneida.

    “We had a good weekend of practice, and played a lot better,” Blue Devils’ coach Mike Reynolds said of his team’s win at Sunbright.

  • Youth baseball coaches will meet...

    Anyone interested in coaching youth baseball or softball in LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville or Jellico is invited to a coaches meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell County High School Baseball field house.

    The meeting will include all age groups and feature important informational league updates. 

    If you have any questions, please call Brad Collette at (423) 562-8308 or (865) 659-7873.

  • Chadwell named head football...

    Caryville native Jamey Chadwell has been named head football coach at Delta State University, an NCAA Division II school in Mississippi.

    He replaces Ron Roberts, who took the head coaching job at Southeastern Louisiana University, an NCAA Division I FCS school.

    Chadwell spent the past three seasons as head football coach at North Greenville University in upstate South Carolina, where he built a program that won a school record 11 games and made its first national playoff appearance last season while advancing to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

  • LaFollette basketball teams win...

    LaFollette Middle School’s basketball teams went on the road Thursday night for a sweep of Lake City.

    The Lady Owls’ junior varsity won, 28-15.

    Carlie Baldwin led LaFollette with 10 points, followed by Presley Leach with eight, Bella Luna six and Jayla Nelson two. K. Kennedy paced Lake City with six points.

    In varsity girls’ action, the Lady Owls won by almost 50 points, 52-5.

    Julia Powell led nine LaFollette scorers with 16 points. 

  • CCHS freshmen improve to 7-1...

    Most are aware of the varsity Cougars’ doubleheader sweep of Anderson County on Thursday night. 

    What many are not aware of is that the boys’ and girls’ freshman basketball teams also swept the AC freshmen. 

    The future indeed looks bright for the Cougars. 

    In the boys’ game, Roston Letner and Darin Gillenwater led a strong offensive charge for the Campbell County freshmen, while Andrew Evans pulled down 15 rebounds during a 67-60 victory that pushed the team’s record to a perfect 6-0.

  • Campbell County teams split with...

    The Campbell County High School girls’ varsity basketball team won its 11th consecutive game Tuesday night with a 69-29 home trouncing of district foe Karns.

    Point guard Courtney Morris led the victory parade with 14 points for the Lady Cougars (7-0 district, 13-4 overall).

    Kristin Chapman chipped in 13 points, followed by Shayla Goins with 12, Niki Ward and Maria Foust eight each, Hannah Owens five, Amber Young four, Courtney Miller three and Emily Byrge two.

    Whitney Benge led Karns with six points.

  • Blue Devils are coming along...

    If not for a last-second putback last week by Seymour’s D.J. Griffin, the Jellico High School boys’ basketball team would be on a seven-game winning streak.

    As it is, the Blue Devils (2-2 district, 7-9 overall) have won six of their last seven games and carry some much needed momentum going into the New Year. Jellico coach Mike Reynolds will take that and run with it after a rough start to the season.

    “Our young kids are growing up some,” Reynolds said.

  • Jellico football players named...

    Five Jellico High School football players were recently named to the All-District 4-A Team.

    Senior Ryan Irwin and juniors Jeff Carr and Daniel Steakley were selected first team all-district, while junior Austin Bowlin and sophomore Josh Lay made the second team.

    Irwin played fullback and linebacker for the Blue Devils. Carr played tight end and linebacker. Steakley played offensive guard and defensive end. 

    Bowlin and Lay both played running back and linebacker.

  • Jellico football players named...

    Five Jellico High School football players were recently named to the All-District 4-A Team.

    Senior Ryan Irwin and juniors Jeff Carr and Daniel Steakley were selected first team all-district, while junior Austin Bowlin and sophomore Josh Lay made the second team.

    Irwin played fullback and linebacker for the Blue Devils. Carr played tight end and linebacker. Steakley played offensive guard and defensive end. 

    Bowlin and Lay both played running back and linebacker.

  • Poteet’s 3-pointers help CCHS...

    Corey Poteet’s long-range marksmanship last week helped carry the Campbell County High School boys’ basketball team to a Lenoir City Christmas Tournament championship.

    The Cougars (2-2 district, 9-4 overall) beat Middle Tennessee Class AAA power Columbia Central, 63-54, Thursday night to complete a 3-0 tournament run with their fourth consecutive victory.