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Today's Sports

  • Jellico’s remarkable...

    Jellico High School’s first appearance in sub-state volleyball was a bit of a disappointment for the Lady Blue Devils.

    Host North Greene defeated Jellico in three games — 25-13, 25-12 and 25-22 — to advance to the state tournament this week at Murfreesboro.

    However, the Lady Blue Devils expect to be back next year with one of their two all-region players returning for her senior season.

    “I just wanted to win one (sub-state game) at least,” said Jellico coach Barbara Carter.

  • Cougars drop heartbreaker to...

    A competitive high school football game Friday night against Knox Halls quickly turned sour for Campbell County during the final 5 1/2 minutes.

    Trailing by a single point on their home turf, the Cougars (2-5 district, 3-6 overall) gave up two touchdowns down the stretch of a 28-13 loss to the Red Devils (3-4 district, 3-6 overall).

    “The kids really played hard. We really had (Halls) on the ropes,” said Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Local runner places 4th in...

    Local ultra marathon runner Tony Branam finished 4th out of 20 starters with a time of 6 hours and 48 minutes in the area’s first-ever ultra marathon, the Cumberland Trail 50k, held on Oct. 10.  

    The 31-mile trail race was won in impressive 5:26 by Byron Backer, 45, of Greenville, S.C.  

    Women’s winner Dreama Campbell, 37, of Chattanooga finished in 6th place with a time of 7:12.  Only one runner dropped from the course, due to a previously existing injury.

  • CCHS sweeps Cove Lake meet

    It wasn’t her best time on the home course, but Carlie Childress ran just fast enough Thursday afternoon to beat her closest rival and win a third consecutive Cove Lake Cross-Country Invitational championship.

    Childress, a Campbell County High School senior, completed the wooded 3.1 course in 21 minutes, 39 seconds. That was 28 seconds slower than the pace she set the past two seasons while running against Cumberland Gap standout Courtney Crowder, whom she also defeated to earn the previous two titles.

  • Volleyball girls are ready for...

    Barbara Carter is afraid to look up and open her eyes. Seven years after she started Jellico High School’s volleyball program, the coach has her team on the threshold of a trip to the state tournament.

    The Lady Blue Devils will face North Greene tonight (Thurs.) at 7 p.m. in a sub-state match at Baileyton. The winner will advance to the state tournament next week at Murfreesboro.

    “We’re very excited, but we’re very nervous,” said Carter.

    “The scary part about it is I think we can probably beat either one of those teams.”

  • Tennessee elk hunters find...

    Hunters quickly filled their kill tags during Tennessee’s inaugural elk hunt this week.

    Four of the five hunters drawn for this year’s hunt were successful on opening day, (Monday, Oct. 19) of the week-long hunt.

    “We harvested four elk bulls today, and it took a lot of volunteers to get them out,” said Terry Lewis, president of the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association.

    “One of these bulls will become the new state record for Tennessee.”

  • Cougars remain hopeful of...

    Even after being shut out 26-0 Friday night by host Powell, the Campbell County High School football team still has a shot at making the playoffs.

    However, the Cougars need a lot of help.

    While Campbell County (2-4 district, 3-5 overall) can help itself out tremendously with a win tomorrow (Fri.) night over Knox Halls, the Cougars will be cheering for Knoxville Central to defeat Powell (3-4 district, 4-5 overall) in another district game.

  • Jacksboro surprises Clinton in...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team picked a good time to catch fire.

    The Eagles (4-5 overall) upset Clinton, 20-8, Thursday night in the opening round of the East Tennessee playoffs to avenge an earlier loss to the Hawks.

  • Cougars finally beat Central, 12...

    Rain came down in buckets late Friday afternoon not long before Campbell County High School’s football homecoming game against district rival Knoxville Central.

    Though the sudden storm forced postponement of kickoff by half an hour, the rain appeared to water more than the grass at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

  • Eagles wrap up regular season on...

    Middle school football teams begin their “second season” this week with first-round playoff games at various sites throughout East and Middle Tennessee.

    Jacksboro won’t have far to go with a short road trip tonight (Thurs.) to Clinton. The Eagles (3-5 overall) wrapped up their regular season last week with a 38-16 homecoming victory over H.Y. Livesay.