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Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils fare well at summer...

    With four starting positions to fill, Mike Reynolds, the boy’s basketball coach at Jellico High School, got a chance to evaluate talent during three summer camps.

    Considering their losses, the Blue Devils didn’t look half bad in camps at Fulton, the University of the Cumberlands and Georgetown University. Jellico finished its summer schedule with a respectable 15-10 overall record.

    “I never like to read too much into records during the summer, but it’s good for the kids to play against teams like these,” said Reynolds.

  • On the fast track to fun

    The Knoxville Track Club Summer Youth Track Program has grown by leaps and bounds at the site hosted by Campbell County High School.

    This is the fifth year that CCHS has hosted biweekly practice sessions, and participation numbers keep climbing.

  • Lady Cougars’...

    Replacing a pair of 1,000-point career scorers will be of paramount importance this year for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team.

    Gone is Jessica Moore, an NCAA Division I college basketball signee, and Candice Seiber, both of which led a balanced attack in which eight players scored at least 100 points during the season.

  • LaFollette school hosts martial...

    The Academy of Martial Arts, located at LaFollette Fitness Center, hosted a tournament competition on Saturday, May 22. Students from martial arts schools in Tennessee and Kentucky competed in the event. The all-day tournament included kata, weapons, point fighting, sport jujitsu and grappling events. Competitors ranged in age from 8 years old through adult.  

    Senior instructor Larry Bostic was extremely pleased with his competition teams performance.  

  • Local soccer camp provides...

    Kids that attended the 3rd annual Campbell County Soccer Association Camp last week at LaFollette got more than help with their athletic skills.

    They also good a few geography lessons.

  • Miracle named Champion of...

    Brian Miracle of LaFollette recently received a prestigious NAIA Champions of Character award during the Tennessee Wesleyan College Athletic Banquet.

  • Thompson among UC players going...

    Last year, the University of the Cumberlands volleyball team sponsored a young girl named Aileen from Tumaini Miles of Smiles Orphanage, Kenya.

    Late next month, several members of the UC team will have the opportunity to visit Aileen while volunteering their services at the orphanage and community.

    The delegation will include former Jellico High School standout Tommie Thompson as well as Amanda Hensley from Powell; Courtney Fout from Miamisburg, Ohio; and their coach, Kara Clemenz.

    The group will travel to Acworth, Ga. for training camp July 20-22.

  • Super sophomore wins state

    Kristin Chapman could hardly believe her good fortune.

    When her final two competitors failed to clear the bar Thursday on their first attempt at 5-6 in the girl’s state Class AAA high jump finals, the Campbell County High School sophomore saw an opportunity to win the event.

    She didn’t hesitate.

    “I didn’t think about it. I didn’t let it get in my head,” said Chapman, who cleared 5-6 on her first attempt to become the youngest CCHS athlete to win a state championship.

  • Local girls make LMU...

    Five Campbell County girls were chosen to the Lincoln Memorial University cheerleading squad following a recent tryout.

    They are Lori Adkins of Caryville, Erica Ayers of Jacksboro, Cheyenne Baker and Hannah Byrge of LaFollette and Shannon Wilder of Jacksboro.

    Adkins, Ayers, Baker and Byrge are recent graduates of Campbell County High School. Wilder is a recent graduate of the J. Frank White Academy.

  • Lady Eagles place 2nd at area...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s girls were the toast of Campbell County during regular season track and field meets. The Lady Eagles finished up well in postseason meets, with second place in the Area 2 North Championships and third place at Sectionals.

    At the Area 2 North Championships this year at Oak Ridge, Michaela Smith was a double event winner for the Lady Eagles with first-place finishes in the shot put (25-10) and discus (72-7 1/2). Hannah Owens also won the high jump (4-2) and Emily Byrge the long jump (13-4) for Jacksboro.