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Today's Sports

  • Lady Eagles keep hope alive for...

    Jacksboro’s girls moved a step closer to their ultimate objective Monday night with a 46-17 victory over Horace Maynard in the quarterfinals of the Tennessee Middle School Area 2 North Basketball Tournament at Anderson County.

    Whitney Williamson scored 12 points to pace the Lady Eagles, who improved their record to 17-1 overall. Jacksboro advanced to Thursday’s semifinal round to face Clinton, a 32-28 quarterfinal winner over LaFollette. Thursday’s game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.

  • Jellico boys drop District 4-A...

    District 4-A boy’s basketball heavyweights Jellico and Oliver Springs went head-to-head Friday night to try and keep pace with Sunbright in the regular season championship race.

    The Blue Devils (10-7) picked up a big road win earlier this season at Oliver Springs but weren’t as fortunate this time around. The Bobcats (11-7 overall) avenged their earlier two-point loss with a 67-58 win on Jellico’s home court. Lucas Tauer paced Oliver Springs with 18 points for Oliver Springs. Wesley Rather chipped in 15 points and Rue Eskridge 13 for the Bobcats.

  • Arnold, Panthers shoot down...

    Cumberland Gap High School’s boys turned the tables on basketball rival Campbell County Tuesday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    The Panthers (12-7 overall) rode the shooting of sophomore guard Ben Arnold and the all-around play of senior center Timmy Ayers to a 68-54 win, which avenged a 15-point loss earlier this season on their home court.

    Arnold led all scorers with 28 points in the rematch, including a pair of 3-pointers and 4 of 4 free throws. Ayers finished with 18 points and could generally be found anywhere the ball was.

  • Jellico senior sees action in...

    Freedom Scott joined an elite group last weekend when he got a chance to suit up for Tennessee during the 3rd annual National Guard Border Bowl at the University of the Cumberlands.

    The Jellico linebacker was one of 95 high school seniors invited to play in the game, which pits the top players from the Volunteer State against their counterparts from the Bluegrass State. The Tennesseans, who won the inaugural Border Bowl in Jan. 2008, reclaimed bragging rights with a 26-13 victory Saturday afternoon after losing last year’s game to Kentucky.

  • Campbell County boys pick up...

    Freshman guard Ethan Simpson made a free throw with 1.2 seconds left Monday night to help the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team pin an 82-81 defeat on host Morristown West.

    The game appeared to be headed to overtime, tied 81-all, when Simpson caught a long inbounds pass from sophomore forward Cody Malicoat and was fouled while attempting a last-second shot. He went to the line and made the second of two foul shots awarded to him

  • Lady Cougars defeat Knox Halls...

    In a game that was closer than expected, the Campbell County High School girl’s varsity basketball team got past district foe Knox Halls, 55-49, Friday night.

    Sophomore point guard Courtney Morris led the Lady Cougars (3-4 district) with 16 points, nine of which she scored during the fourth quarter.

    Jessica Moore chipped in 13 points for Campbell County, followed by Candice Seiber with 12, Kristin Chapman and Amber Young six each, and Maria Foust two.

    Sydney Carden scored all 15 of her team-high 15 points for Halls in the last three quarters.

  • Owls net big victory at Norris

    LaFollette Middle School’s boys picked up a big district basketball win Monday night at Norris.

    The Owls prevailed 39-25 behind the scoring of Austin North, who led with 15 points, and Roston Letner, who had 12. Also scoring for LaFollette was Jeffrey Herrell and Jacob Monday with five points each, and Shaun Phillips with two.

    The Lady Owls suffered a 46-21 setback at Norris. Marie Roach led LaFollette with 10 points, followed by Faith Evans with six, Kendra King and Chelsey Finkenbine two each and Summer Daniels one.

  • JMS sweeps Livesay for homecoming

    Jacksboro Middle School’s basketball teams made a homecoming sweep of visiting H.Y. Livesay last week.

    Hannah Owens and Jamie Mynatt scored 12 points each to lead Jacksboro to a 47-23 triumph. Whitney Sawyers chipped in seven points for Jacksboro, followed by Olivia Brown with six, Michaela Smith and Megan Caudill four each, and Whitney Williamson two. Livesay’s top scorer was K. McCarty with 10 points.

  • LMS basketball teams top Livesay...

    LaFollette Middle School’s varsity basketball teams opened the New Year with a bang Monday night by sweeping Livesay at Harrogate.

    The Lady Owls won by 10 points, 31-21, to improve their record to 7-6 this season.

    Guards Kendra King and Chelsey Finkenbine led LaFollette in scoring with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

    Amber Guy, a seventh grade post player, had a great all-around game for the Lady Owls with seven steals, five rebounds, four blocked shots and two points.

  • Lady Eagles improve to 13-0 with...

    Victory was plentiful Tuesday night for Jacksboro Middle School’s varsity basketball teams, which made a varsity sweep of visiting Soldiers Memorial.

    The Lady Eagles stayed unbeaten (13-0) with a 50-10 rout of the SMMS girls. Post player Jamie Mynatt led a balanced attack for

    Jacksboro with 10 points. Whitney Sawyer chipped in nine points — all from downtown — followed by Whitney Williamson with eight, Megan Caudill seven, Olivia Brown six, Michaela Smith five, Krista Williams three, Hannah Owens and Shianna Marlow one each.