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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cougars get first victory

    After a frustrating start to the basketball season, Campbell County High School’s varsity girls finally got their first victory last weekend.

    The Lady Cougars (1-3 overall) overcame two dozen turnovers Saturday afternoon to defeat District 4 power Maryville, 45-42, during the final game of the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic.

    Senior point guard Courtney Morris led Campbell County with 19 points, five rebounds and five steals. Senior wing Kristin Chapman nearly had a triple-double with 15 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and a pair of assists.

  • Cougars roll through Heritage...

    The Campbell County High School boys’ varsity basketball team is off to a solid start this season with wins in three of its first four games.

    Last weekend, the Cougars picked up a pair of victories at the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic. Campbell County clobbered the host team, 55-35, on Friday and squeaked by William Blount, 42-40, on Saturday.

  • Jellico teams split league...

    There wasn’t a lot of drama in Jellico last week as the defending District 4-A champion Oakdale Lady Eagles and Jellico Blue Devils opened the District 4-A basketball schedule with victories.

    Oakdale’s girls took the floor first and Fred Snow’s cruised to an easy 59-31 victory while Mike Reynolds’ Blue Devils used a big second half to pick up a 68-48 victory over the Eagles.

    Girls’ Game

    The Lady Eagles never trailed and were never challenged in picking up the 28-point victory.

  • Campbell County teams sweep...

    Winless Clinton proved to be a good District 3-AAA tune-up Tuesday night for both of Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams. The Lady Cougars (1-0 district, 2-3 overall) notched their second consecutive victory with a 68-34 thumping of the Lady Dragons (0-1 district, 0-5 overall). Senior wing Kristin Chapman poured in a career high 21 points to lead Campbell County. Classmate Courtney Morris chipped in 11 points, followed by Niki Ward with nine, Maria Foust seven, Shayla Goins six, Courtney Miller five, Emily Byrge four, Hannah Owens three and Amber Young two.

  • Tri-City Tournament set

    The Tri-City Basketball League will host a tournament for age 5 through high school divisions from Dec. 16-18 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. The entry fee is $25 per team. 

    If any team from the LaFollette Recreation Center wants to play in the league, the director will try and work around the game times at the Rec. 

    Sign-ups will be Dec. 17 at Valley View from 1-4 p.m. 

    For more information about the tournament or league play, call 423-566-1400 or 423-912-5927.

  • Bears ambush CCHS at Sevierville

    After upending Farragut two nights earlier in the season opener, the Campbell County High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t pull off another upset Thursday at Sevier County.

    The Cougars fell 54-44 to the Smoky Bears, who were minus five players still involved in the state football playoffs and another two that were out with injuries. And three of those players were starters.

  • Chadwell leads Crusaders to...

    In his third season as head football coach at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C., Caryville native Jamey Chadwell led the Crusaders into the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in school history.

    Last weekend, the South Atlantic Conference champions trumped that by blasting Albany (Ga.) State, 63-14, for their first ever playoff victory.

  • Gaylor is moving up motocross...

    Sixteen-year-old Clay Gaylor has made the most of his short time as an All-Terrain Vehicle racer.

    Less than two years after giving up golf, baseball and basketball for racing, the Campbell County High School junior is winner of a Thor Mega Series Amateur B Class Championship.

    Gaylor took 1st place in the points series, which included races in Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. He won all his races, except one in which he finished second.

    Gaylor is five years younger than most of his competitors.

  • Lady Owls’ jayvee tops Jacksboro

    The LaFollette Middle School girls’ junior varsity basketball team defeated rival Jacksboro, 30-21, last week.

    Kasi Phillips led the Lady Owls with 11 points, followed by Julia Powell with eight, Bailey Rutherford four; Jayla Nelson, Bella Luna and Meredith Rippy two each; and Carlie Baldwin one. Jacksboro was led by McKenzie Charles with six points, followed by Stacy Morton with five, Megan Muggridge four; and Trinity Hood, Caitlin Davis and Autumn Meadows two each.

  • Malicoat signs with MTSU

    Jellico High School senior Cody Malicoat became the school’s first NCAA Division I basketball signee last Wednesday when he signed a national letter-of-intent to play for Middle Tennessee State University.

    Coaches, administrators, family and members of the Blue Devils’ basketball team gathered in the Jellico library to watch Malicoat put his name on the dotted line.

    “It feels great to sign with MTSU,” Malicoat said.