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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cougars play tough in loss

    Campbell County High School’s girls likely won’t face a better opponent this season than the McMinn Central basketball team they played last Wednesday in the championship game of Kessler’s Lady Spartans Classic at Webb School of Knoxville.

    McMinn Central, a state tournament regular, graduated all five starters from a team that won 34 consecutive games last year and made the Class AA state quarterfinals. However, the Chargerettes (12-1 overall) have recharged their batteries and are playing at a high level this season.

  • Blue Devils regain winning form

    After a poor showing at Lynn Camp’s Bowman Invitational and a disappointing district loss to Sunbright, the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team seems to have found its groove again.

    The Blue Devils (9-4 overall) advanced to the finals of the Midway Holiday Tournament this week with lopsided victories over Meigs County and Berean Christian. Class A Jellico was scheduled to face Class AAA Cocke County in the championship game Tuesday night.

  • Double whammy

    One streak stopped and another continued when Sunbright entertained Jellico last Tuesday in a pair of District 4-A high school basketball games.

    The Sunbright Lady Tigers snapped a 63-game district losing streak with a 60-46 win over Jellico, while the Tigers stayed perfect in the district with a 69-53 victory over the Blue Devils in the boy-s game.

    Girl’s game

  • Little League meeting set

    There will be an organizational meeting for the 2010  LaFollette Little League Baseball  League on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at LaFollette Recreation Center.

    The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers for the 2010 season. Coaches and parents are invited to attend this meeting.

    For more information, contact league president Greg Brackett at 865-617-7373 or the LaFollette Recreation Dept. at 423-562-2241.

  • Campbell Co. girls advance to...

    Jessica Moore showed Tuesday night why she is a Division I college basketball signee.

    The 5-foot-8 Campbell County High School senior sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead a dramatic, 65-62, victory over Girls Preparatory School of Chattanooga during the semifinals of Kessler’s Lady Spartans Holiday Classic at Knoxville Webb.

  • Jellico's Gulley named to...

    History kept rewriting itself this year whenever the Jellico High School volleyball team took the court.

    The Lady Blue Devils won their district, finished the Region 2-A Tournament as runners-up, qualified for their first-ever sub-state appearance, and set a school record for wins (16-7 overall).

    Now they can boast of the first all-state volleyball player in school history.

  • Malicoat breaks CCHS scoring...

    Cody Malicoat could be forgiven for sleeping in Saturday.

    Instead, he dragged himself out of bed, got dressed and went to a local gym to work out the morning after he set a new Campbell County High School basketball scoring record during a 97-91 double-overtime district loss at Oak Ridge.

    It’s a wonder the 6-foot-4, 198 lb. sophomore forward had any energy left after torching the Wildcats with 58 points and 15 rebounds in a rematch of last season’s district tournament championship game.

  • Winners crowned at county...

    Valley View Elementary’s boys, who had a losing record at the end of the regular season, were unlikely candidates to claim a championship during the Campbell County Basketball Tournament last week at Wynn.

    However, the Bobcats managed to upset two higher seeded teams on their way to a large school elementary boy’s title.

  • Elk Valley nets 3 county titles

    To say this is a banner year for Elk Valley would be an understatement.

    Last weekend, the school won a record three championships during the Campbell County Basketball Tournament at Wynn. This is also the first year that Elk Valley has put four teams in the county finals.

    “They were still pretty excited at school (on Monday),” said Nancy Douglas, who coached all four teams for the Elks.

    “They were saying, ‘Can you believe this?’ They’re all real good kids.”

  • Eagles take two out of three...

    LaFollette and Jacksboro Middle met Monday night at the LMS gym for a district basketball matchup.

    The junior varsity boy’s team picked up the only win of the night for the home team, winning by a 24-20 count. Ethan Jeffers led the Owls with nine points, while Seth Pebley scored five points for the Eagles. In girl’s varsity action, the Lady Eagles kept their perfect record intact with a 37-29 victory. Jamie Mynatt led Jacksboro (10-0 overall) with 12 points, while Marie Roach had eight points for LaFollette (5-6 overall).