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Today's Sports

  • Outmanned Cougars dominated by...

    An open date couldn’t have come at a better time for the Campbell County High School varsity football team.

    The Cougars, still missing a few players because of injuries and the flu, were manhandled 40-0 Friday night by an undefeated Clinton team. Campbell County now has a week to heal and regroup before hosting Knoxville Central on Oct. 9 for homecoming.

    “These next couple of games are real important,” said Cougars’ coach Dewayne Wells.

  • County middle school teams fall...

    All three middle school football teams from Campbell County took it on the chin Thursday night while playing against some of the best competition in East Tennessee.

    LaFollette was beaten 48-20 by defending East Tennessee champion Clinton.

    Chris Stone scored all three touchdowns for the Owls on a kickoff return, sweep and long pass play from Ethan Jeffers.

    Josh Henry ran for LaFollette’s two-point conversion.

  • Harriman defeats Jellico in...

    After opening the high school football season with four straight games decided by seven points or less, the Harriman Blue Devils finally had a breather Monday night as Travis Tapp’s squad picked up a 33-0 victory over the Jellico Blue Devils at Wallace Black Field.

    Harriman (4-1 overall) was dominant on both sides of the ball Monday, amassing 404 yards of total offense on 61 plays while allowing Jellico (1-4 overall) only 46 total yards. About the only thing that stood between Harriman and a perfect night was three fumbles inside Jellico territory.

  • Cougars clip Hawks’...

    With half his backfield either sick or injured, Campbell County High School football coach Dewayne Wells called on a lineman to help win Friday’s war of attrition against visiting District 3 foe Hardin Valley Academy.

    Bryan Munsey, who normally plays offensive guard, moved to the backfield and led the Cougars (1-2 district, 2-3 overall) to a hard-fought 13-7 victory over the Hawks (0-2 district, 1-3 overall) when starting fullback Wesley Cook left the game with a shoulder injury late in the second half.

  • CCHS boys win first cross-...

    After playing second fiddle to the girl’s team all season, the Campbell County High School boy’s cross-country team picked up its first meet victory of the season last week.

    The Cougars defeated Lenoir City by 14 points for first place during a Thursday afternoon race at Melton Hill Park in northwest Knox County.

    Dayne Deavours took third place overall with a time of 18:41 to lead Campbell County, while teammate Lucas Nelson finished 11th overall. Daniel Peach, Kolby Poteet and Nate Kennedy also scored valuable points for the Cougars.

  • Owls, Eagles struggle against...

    Avery Trace’s football team made a clean sweep of Campbell County middle schools Jacksboro and LaFollette last week.

    The Owls (0-4 district, 1-4 overall) fell 56-30 on Thursday night while playing at home. Jordan Bunch and Chris Stone scored the majority of LaFollette’s touchdowns. Josh Henry caught a scoring pass from Ethan Jeffers.

    “We stopped the option pretty well, but we just couldn’t stop their passing game,” said Owls’ coach Steve Rutherford.

    LaFollette will travel to Clinton tonight (Thurs.) for a conference game.

  • Sunbright outscores Jellico in...

    Three turnovers, two lightning delays totaling an hour and a half, and spotting the visiting team a 6-0 lead couldn’t slow down the Sunbright Tigers on their way to a 38-20 football victory at home over Jellico Friday night.

    The Tigers (1-1 in District 4-A, 2-2 overall) enhanced their playoff hopes with the 18-point win over the Blue Devils (0-1 in District 4-A, 1-3 overall) and snapped a two-game losing streak in the process.

  • Volleyball team loses match, but...

    The Campbell County High School volleyball team dropped district matches Tuesday to Anderson County and Knox Halls.

    During the last match of the day, the host Lady Cougars played Anderson County tough before bowing 12-25, 14-25 and 17-25 in the best  three out of five series. Anderson County is just two years removed from a runner-up finish at the state tournament.

    “We played hard, we just have a tough time closing out,” said Campbell County coach David Seals.

  • Lady Cougars win Panther Creek...

    Three years ago when they met at the Panther Creek Invitational, the Morristown West High School girls were gearing up for a state cross-country championship while Campbell County was just trying to compete.

    Fast forward to Aug. 25, 2009. Two weeks earlier, the Lady Cougars showed that they had narrowed the competitive gap between themselves and the host Lady Trojans during a narrow 10-point loss to the perennial meet champs.

  • Blue Devils stumble to Lions

    It’s completely understandable if Jellico High School’s Danny Oakes feels a little like University of Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin these days.

    Last week, both coaches led their respective teams to the brink of victory, only to see them fail to score after driving deep inside their opponents’ territory during the final minutes. The final scores were even similar: Jellico Blue Devils fell 19-12 at The King’s Academy, while the UT Vols were upset 19-15 at home by UCLA.