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Today's Sports

  • Campbell girls start strong in...

    The Campbell County High School girls’ varsity basketball team is off to a strong start in District 3-AAA this season.

    The Lady Cougars defeated Powell, 37-30, Tuesday night at home to stay perfect in league play.

    Senior point guard Courtney Morris led the charge with 20 points for Campbell County (2-0 district, 4-4 overall).

    Maria Foust chipped in six points, followed by Amber Young with four, Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins three each, and Courtney Miller one.

  • CACC girls put an end to...

    The Christian of Campbell County elementary girls’ basketball team ended LaFollette’s three-year winning streak last week.

    Led by Katie Wells with a game high 16 points and Alexis Foster with 10, the Lady Warriors handed the Lady Owls a 37-22 defeat on their home court.

    Both teams were unbeaten coming into the contest. The Lady Warriors improved to 12-0, while the Lady Owls dropped to 11-1. Skylar Boshears paced LaFollette with 14 points.

    Christian Academy coach Allison Foster said the key to the game for her team was effort.

  • Lady Owls split with Lake City,...

    The LaFollette Middle School varsity girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week with Lake City and Oak Ridge-Jefferson.

    LaFollette beat Lake City, 39-9, at home Thursday night. Julia Powell paced the Lady Owls with 13 points, followed by Presley Leach with eight; Amber Finkenbine, Bella Luna and Bailey Rutherford four each; and Rachel Heatherly, Carlie Baldwin and Ashley Whited two each.

    Shelby Chitwood led Lake City with three points.

  • Lady Cougars get first victory

    After a frustrating start to the basketball season, Campbell County High School’s varsity girls finally got their first victory last weekend.

    The Lady Cougars (1-3 overall) overcame two dozen turnovers Saturday afternoon to defeat District 4 power Maryville, 45-42, during the final game of the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic.

    Senior point guard Courtney Morris led Campbell County with 19 points, five rebounds and five steals. Senior wing Kristin Chapman nearly had a triple-double with 15 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and a pair of assists.

  • Cougars roll through Heritage...

    The Campbell County High School boys’ varsity basketball team is off to a solid start this season with wins in three of its first four games.

    Last weekend, the Cougars picked up a pair of victories at the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic. Campbell County clobbered the host team, 55-35, on Friday and squeaked by William Blount, 42-40, on Saturday.

  • Jellico teams split league...

    There wasn’t a lot of drama in Jellico last week as the defending District 4-A champion Oakdale Lady Eagles and Jellico Blue Devils opened the District 4-A basketball schedule with victories.

    Oakdale’s girls took the floor first and Fred Snow’s cruised to an easy 59-31 victory while Mike Reynolds’ Blue Devils used a big second half to pick up a 68-48 victory over the Eagles.

    Girls’ Game

    The Lady Eagles never trailed and were never challenged in picking up the 28-point victory.

  • Campbell County teams sweep...

    Winless Clinton proved to be a good District 3-AAA tune-up Tuesday night for both of Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams. The Lady Cougars (1-0 district, 2-3 overall) notched their second consecutive victory with a 68-34 thumping of the Lady Dragons (0-1 district, 0-5 overall). Senior wing Kristin Chapman poured in a career high 21 points to lead Campbell County. Classmate Courtney Morris chipped in 11 points, followed by Niki Ward with nine, Maria Foust seven, Shayla Goins six, Courtney Miller five, Emily Byrge four, Hannah Owens three and Amber Young two.

  • Tri-City Tournament set

    The Tri-City Basketball League will host a tournament for age 5 through high school divisions from Dec. 16-18 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. The entry fee is $25 per team. 

    If any team from the LaFollette Recreation Center wants to play in the league, the director will try and work around the game times at the Rec. 

    Sign-ups will be Dec. 17 at Valley View from 1-4 p.m. 

    For more information about the tournament or league play, call 423-566-1400 or 423-912-5927.

  • Bears ambush CCHS at Sevierville

    After upending Farragut two nights earlier in the season opener, the Campbell County High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t pull off another upset Thursday at Sevier County.

    The Cougars fell 54-44 to the Smoky Bears, who were minus five players still involved in the state football playoffs and another two that were out with injuries. And three of those players were starters.

  • Chadwell leads Crusaders to...

    In his third season as head football coach at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C., Caryville native Jamey Chadwell led the Crusaders into the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time in school history.

    Last weekend, the South Atlantic Conference champions trumped that by blasting Albany (Ga.) State, 63-14, for their first ever playoff victory.