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Today's Sports

  • Cougars put up a fight at...

    Campbell County High School’s boys made their first regional basketball tournament appearance in three years with a road trip Saturday to Maryville High School.

    Though the Cougars eventually lost, 45-37, they set the tempo throughout much of the 2-AAA quarterfinal game.

    “We played right with Maryville,” first-year Cougars’ coach Matt Housley said.

    “We just couldn’t finish on too many possessions, and their guys stepped up and made shots.”

  • District champs upset in...

    If Campbell County High School’s girls had a sense of déjà vu Friday night, it’s because they had been down this road before.

    Just two years ago, a lower seeded William Blount team came into John R.W. Brown Gymnasium and escaped with a four-point Region 2-AAA quarterfinal victory.

    During that February 2010 game, sophomore wing Tatum Burstrom scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half while leading the Lady Governors to their first region tournament win in 20 years.

  • State champion high jumper going...

    How does an athlete that hated track and field in middle school end up with two state high school championships and a college scholarship?

    That’s the fairy tale story of Campbell County golden girl Kristin Chapman, a two-sport star that was named MVP of the district girls’ basketball tournament just four days before signing a national letter-of-intent Friday to compete next season for the East Tennessee State University women’s track and field team. 

    She plans to major in nursing while at ETSU.

  • Golfing duo signs with Walters...

    The Walters State Community College men’s golf team is taking on a distinctly Campbell County flavor these days.

    With the addition of CCHS seniors Cory Martin and Bryce Roach, who signed last week, nearly half the 2012-13 Senators’ squad calls Campbell County home. Cody Byrge of Jellico and Matthew Chambers of Jacksboro are already members of the WSCC team.

  • Lady Cougars win first district...

    Normally a bundle of nerves, Campbell County senior wing Kristin Chapman was calm and collected Monday night each time she stepped to the free throw line during the final minutes of the biggest game of her high school career.

    Chapman held her breath, took aim and then squeezed off shot after shot, hitting five of six attempts down the stretch. 

  • Lady Cougars win first tourney...

    Normally a bundle of nerves, Campbell County senior wing Kristin Chapman was calm and collected Monday night each time she stepped to the free throw line during the final minutes of the biggest game of her high school career.

    Chapman held her breath, took aim and then squeezed off shot after shot, hitting five of six attempts down the stretch. 

  • Cougars advance to regionals...

    Campbell County High School’s boys qualified for their first regional tournament in three years by advancing to the semifinals of last week’s District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament at Oak Ridge.

    After beating Clinton on opening night, the Cougars (18-12 overall) punched their ticket to the regionals with a 64-55 victory Thursday night over Knox Halls. 

    The win avenged a pair of regular season losses by Campbell County to the Red Devils.

  • Malicoat scores 41 points in...

    After blowing a 17-point lead nearly three months ago during a loss to Coalfield, the Jellico Blue Devils avenged that defeat Thursday night with a 70-59 opening-round victory in the District 4-A Basketball Tournament.

    MTSU signee Cody Malicoat dropped in 41 points to pace Jellico (14-16), which led by as many as 22 in the fourth quarter.

    Malicoat’s 41 points overshadowed a great scoring night by Coalfield senior Dillon Wilson, who poured in a career-high 32 points.

  • CCHS boys win tourney opener

    It’s a make or break week for county basketball teams.

    District tournaments tipped off earlier this week with opening round elimination games. Only the top four teams from each district advance to regionals.

    District 3-AAA

    Campbell County High School’s girls (15-1 district, 22-6 overall) had the week off after winning the regular season title and top billing in the league tournament. 

    They will face the Hardin Valley vs. Oak Ridge winner on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in a semifinal game at Oak Ridge.

  • Lady Cougars wrap up grand...

    Courtney Morris helped the Campbell County High School girls’ basketball team stamp an exclamation point on a spectacular regular season.

    The senior point guard shot 50 percent from the field (7 of 14) and 75 percent from the charity stripe (3 of 4) Friday night while scoring a game-high 20 points to lead a 69-53 victory over visiting Cumberland Gap in a non-district game.