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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cougars open with 86-82 OT loss...

    It was a wild start to the high school basketball season Tuesday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    Host Campbell County blew an early 19-point lead during an 86-82 overtime loss to the Morristown West boys. Sophomore forward Cody Malicoat powered in 25 points and pulled down 13 rebounds but couldn’t save the Cougars down the stretch. He and senior center Sean Chapman fouled out in overtime.

    Nick Litton was the only other Campbell County to score in double figures. He had 11 points.

  • LMS boys rally for 50-24 win...

    LaFollette Middle split a varsity basketball doubleheader Thursday night with visiting conference rival Norris.

    The Lady Owls dropped a 39-17 decision. Kristen Cupples led all scorers with 15 points for the Lady Senators, while Savanna Cummings chipped in 12.

    Chelsey Finkenbine and Marie Roach carried LaFollette with seven and five points, respectively. Faith Evans added three points and Amber Guy two for the Lady Owls.

    There was consolation for LaFollette’s girls, as the jayvee girls defeated Norris, 17-13.

  • County middle school girl's...

    Middle school basketball action is in full swing this week with home games at both LaFollette and Jacksboro.

    LaFollette hosted Horace Maynard for homecoming Monday night and took a varsity split from the Red Devils. The Lady Owls (3-0 overall) won 34-19 after overcoming a slow start. Horace Maynard opened the game with a 5-4 lead, but LaFollette came back to take the upper hand and then some. The Lady Owls led 14-7 at halftime.

  • Cougars drop season finale to...

    It was a disappointing way to end the season for the senior members of Campbell County High School’s football team.

    However, the Cougars’ underclassmen may view Friday’s 33-3 loss to District 3-AAA runner-up Oak Ridge as the catalyst for a breakout season in 2010.