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Today's Sports

  • Cox is out to make a difference

    A conversation several years ago with his then-elementary school age daughter was the catalyst that brought Darrell Cox back to the basketball court.

    The former college basketball star disagreed with the way his daughter was being taught and decided he could do a better job. After working in construction for nearly 20 years after playing his last game for Lincoln Memorial University, Cox went back to school to earn his teacher’s certification.

  • Blue Devils rally for first...

    Jellico High School’s varsity boys battled back from an early deficit last week (Nov. 24) to defeat District 4-A rival Oakdale, 80-60, for their first win on the basketball court this season,

    Senior guard Jeremiah Thompson paced the Blue Devils (1-0 district, 1-2 overall) with 15 points, all from 3-point range. Senior forwards Thomas Ridenour and Jesse Chambers chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Jellico.

  • CCHS teams swept in district...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams got swept Tuesday night by visiting Clinton in their District 3-AAA opener.

    The Lady Dragons surprised the CCHS girls with a 69-65 win.

    Post player Cody Houck (25 pts.), point guard Amber Taylor (20 pts.) and wing Jasmine Fuqua (18 pts.) inflicted most of the damage for Clinton, which made 13-of-17 free throws.

    Senior guard Jessica Moore led the Lady Cougars with 24 points but was held scoreless during the fourth quarter.

  • Campbell County boys snap skid,...

    After suffering two tough losses to open the season, the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team finally tasted victory Monday on opening night of the Scott High Thanksgiving Classic.

    The Cougars (1-2 overall) outgunned Oneida, 87-74, in their highest scoring game to date. It’s the second time this season that Campbell County has scored at least 80 points.

  • Lady Cougars pick up first win,...

    One Campbell County High School basketball team picked up its first win of the season while the other remained in search of victory following Friday night’s games at Sevier County.

    Division I basketball recruit Jessica Moore led the Campbell County girls to a 53-50 triumph. The Campbell University signee carried the Lady Cougars (1-1 overall) with 15 points.

    Campbell County won the game despite making only one basket during the final quarter. The Lady Cougars scored their other 10 points during the fourth period on free throws.

  • Jacksboro gets mixed results at...

    The Jacksboro Middle School’s basketball team kept its perfect record intact Thursday night with a 38-27 victory at Lake City.

    Post player Jamie Mynatt led all scorers with 16 points for the Lady Eagles (5-0 overall).

    Michaela Smith chipped in 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers for Jacksboro. Whitney Williamson added eight points for the winners while Hannah Owens had two and Alex Cox one.

    Jacksboro outscored the Lady Lakers 10-0 in the first quarter and held a commanding 21-3 lead at halftime.

  • Jellico grad named academic all-...

    Tommie Thompson, a junior from Pioneer, was one of six University of the Cumberlands volleyball players selected to the Mid-South Conference All-Academic Team.

    In order to receive this award, a player must be at least a sophomore and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

    Thompson is a graduate of Jellico High School.

  • LaFollette girls see bright...

    There was both good news and bad news last week for the LaFollette Middle School girl’s basketball program.

  • Moore going D-I

    Campbell County High School senior Jessica Moore is only the third girl in school history to be offered a college basketball scholarship from an NCAA Division I school.

    Moore has accepted an offer from Campbell University, an Atlantic Sun Conference college located 40 miles south of Raleigh, N.C.

  • Once more, for old times&...

    Like gladiators entering The Colosseum, over two dozen former Campbell County High School boy’s basketball players stepped back onto the court where they had made a name for themselves during their youth.

    The inaugural Cougar Basketball Alumni Weekend concluded on Saturday night with a 3-point shootout, dunk contest and alumni game at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    The event was put together by current Cougars’ coach Barry Jones as a way of reaching out to former players and to build support for the upcoming basketball season at CCHS.