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Today's Sports

  • Campbell County girls avenge...

    Campbell County High School’s girls avenged an earlier loss to district basketball rival Clinton with a 58-34 triumph on Jan. 5 at Clinton.

    Sophomore wing Kristin Chapman led the Lady Cougars (2-4 district, 8-7 overall) with a career-best 25 points, 11 rebounds and a blocked shot. She connected on 9 of 13 attempts from the field and 6 of 9 charity tosses.

    Jessica Moore, a senior guard who is signed to play for NCAA Division 1 Campbell University next season, complimented Chapman’s effort with 20 points, four assists and a steal.

  • Five Jellico football players...

    Five Jellico High School football players have been named to the All-District 4-A/AA Football Team this year following a vote of the league coaches. They include running back/linebacker Freedom Scott, running back/linebacker Ryan Morris, wide receiver/defensive back Nathan Overton, lineman/quarterback Devin Oakes and receiver Michael Douglas.

  • Memories of 2009: Looking back...

    From team championships to outstanding individual performances, Campbell County athletes had another memorable run in 2009.

    The year began with the CCHS boy’s basketball team advancing to play in the district tournament championship game for the first time since 1996 and ended with a returning player on the same team breaking a school scoring record that had stood for nearly 30 years.

    In-between there was lots and lots of action and drama. The following is a monthly review of the top sports happenings in Campbell County over the past year.

  • 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.