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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • CCHS runners tackle regional...

    In a tuneup for regionals, which will be held Oct. 29 on the same course, Campbell County High School’s cross-country teams made a strong showing in races held Thursday at Victor Ashe Park in northwest Knoxville.

    The Lady Cougars placed second behind Oak Ridge in the girl’s race.

    Campbell County runners finishing among the top 35 were Lauren Evans, 6th (21:49); Carlie Childress, 12th (22:24); Shelby Jones, 19th (23:12); and Lindsay Evans, 28th (24:16).

  • Lady Cougars fall in district...

    Campbell County High School’s volleyball team ended its season this week with a first-round loss to Knoxville Central in the District 3-AAA Tournament at Oak Ridge.

    The Lady Bobcats won the “best three out of five” match to advance to a second-round game against top-seeded Karns. Central is the only district team to have taken a match from Karns this season.

    “We had a slow start, but the last two games were competitive,” said first-year Campbell County coach David Seals.

  • Blue Devils stumble in muddy...

    Jellico High School's football team suffered a 23-6 district loss to Coalfield last week in a very muddy game played at Hoyt Morton Field.

    Nathan Overton scored the lone touchdown for the Blue Devils on an 11-yard run. Freedom Scott led Jellico with 17 total tackles, 10 of which were solo.

    “I’m not going to make excuses, because both teams had to play in it, but we were totally unable to execute our offense in the mud,” said Jellico coach Danny Oakes.

  • Cross-country teams fare well at...

    Campbell County High School’s cross-country teams finished among the leaders Thursday during a meet hosted by the Hardin Valley Academy.

    The Lady Cougars took third in the girl’s team standings and finished only two points (87) behind second place Heritage. Farragut (56 pts.) was girl’s team champion in a field that included 12 complete teams, 13 incomplete teams and 142 runners.

    Campbell County’s Lauren Evans and Carlie Childress placed among the top 10 runners overall. Evans finished fifth with a time of 22 minutes flat.

  • Blue Devils ambushed by Bobcats

    Oliver Springs quarterback Garrett Miller had a hot hand and quick feet during Friday night’s homecoming game against Jellico.

    The 5-10, 180 lb. sophomore was involved in six of his team’s seven touchdowns as the Bobcats (3-0 district, 5-1 overall) routed the Blue Devils, 48-22. Miller rushed for three scores, passed for three more and personally accounted for 207 yards of total offense.

  • Lady Owls start season

    The LaFollette Middle School girl’s junior varsity basketball team tipped off its season Monday night with a 37-24 win at county rival Elk Valley.

    Kendra King led the Lady Owls with 12 points, followed by Faith Evans with eight, Amber Guy seven, Katie Hamblin four; and Rachel Heatherly, Kassie Kibler and Sissy Bailey two each.

    Guy grabbed 10 rebounds; Bailey had nine. King made three steals and three assists.

    “Our team played real well considering that it was our first game,” said LaFollette coach Marsha Morton.

  • Eagles flex their muscles in 36-...

    In a battle of evenly matched middle school football teams, it was muscle that ultimately decided the outcome of the Jacksboro vs. LaFollette game Thursday night at Al Rotella Stadium.

    Seventh grader Paul Courdle rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown and made seven tackles to lead the Eagles (1-5 district, 2-5 overall) to a 36-8 victory over the Owls (0-5 district, 1-5 overall).

    The Eagles dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, which surprised LaFollette coach Steve Rutherford.