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Today's Sports

  • Malicoat named MVP of Bowman...

    Cody Malicoat was named MVP after the Jellico High School boys’ basketball team won the Bowman Memorial Tournament last week at Lynn Camp, Ky.

    The Blue Devils (2-2 district, overall) defeated Harlan, 64-49; Owsley County, 71-46; and the host team, 74-51 to claim the championship trophy.

    Joining Malicoat on the all-tournament team were Jellico teammates Ethan Shelley, Austin Hunley, Bowlin and Billy Rowe. The Blue Devils have now won four in a row, beginning on Dec. 13 with an important 54-51 district decision at Oliver Springs.

  • Cougars snap skid against Bobcats

    When Tuffy Shoupe implored Campbell County High School boys’ varsity basketball coach Matt Housley to leave him in the game Friday night against Knoxville Central, he got no argument.

    Shoupe rewarded his coach for the vote of confidence. The senior forward scored eight points, grabbed 15 rebounds and made a key defensive stop in the final seconds to lead the Cougars to a 42-41 district victory.

    The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Campbell County (2-2 district, 6-4 overall).

    “Tuffy Shoupe played huge for us,” Housley said.

  • Lady Cougars stay perfect in...

    Courtney Morris scored all but four of her game high 21 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in the first half Friday night during Campbell County High School’s 68-47 domination of visiting girls’ basketball rival Knoxville Central.

    The Lady Cougars (4-0 district, 6-4 overall) have won four in a row and six of their last seven games after starting the season 0-3.

    “I was very pleased with the way we played,” Lady Cougars’ coach Ryan Browning said.

  • Jacksboro and LaFollette split...

    There’s never a dull moment when middle school basketball rivals Jacksboro and LaFollette lock horns, and Thursday night was no exception.

    Both games were heavily contested, with Jacksboro’s girls and LaFollette’s boys earning hard-fought victories at Agee Gymnasium.Sharpshooting guard Mackenzie Seiber bombed in a pair of fourth quarter 3-pointers to lead the host Lady Eagles to a 29-22 triumph.

  • Looking back at the first six...

    From basketball to track and field, 2011 was a year of championships and top performances for Campbell County athletes.

    The following is a month-by-month recap of the top stories in the sports section of the LaFollette Press.

    January

    The Jacksboro Middle School boys’ basketball team took 1st place in the Halls High School New Year Tournament. Campbell County High School’s varsity girls took 5th place in Kesslers Holiday Classic at Webb School of Knoxville.

  • We are the champions!

    Championships came in pairs last weekend for four Campbell County schools.

    LaFollette Elementary, LaFollette Middle, Jellico Middle and the Christian Academy of Campbell County won both girls’ and boys’ titles during the county tournament held at LaFollette Elementary.

    Six of the eight teams that were seeded No. 1 going into the basketball tournament finished up as a county champion.

    The following is a wrap-up of all the championship games:

     

    Girls’ small 

  • Lady Cougars win at Oak Ridge

    Campbell County High School’s varsity girls took a giant step Friday night toward a district basketball championship by defeating perennial league powerhouse Oak Ridge, 59-52, on its home court.

    Senior point guard Courtney Morris led a successful second half comeback for the Lady Cougars (3-0 district, 5-4 overall) with a game high 17 points. 

  • Cougars sink Admirals, 60-53

    The comeback kids were at it again Friday night.

    Campbell County rallied from a 17-point first quarter deficit to defeat Farragut for the second time this season, 60-53, in varsity boys’ high school basketball action at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    Senior forward Nick Litton had a monster game for the Cougars with 26 points — including a pair of 3-pointers and 8 of 8 free throw shooting — 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. Campbell County has won four consecutive games for an impressive 5-1 record thus far.

  • CCHS players named to all-...

    Several Campbell County High School football players were recognized last week for their outstanding play this season.

    Five Cougars made first team All-District 3, while five more earned honorable mention status.

    Senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe headlines the first team selections for Campbell County. 

    He accounted for 20 touchdowns, nine by air and 11 on the ground, while making the transition from the option to the spread.

    Shoupe passed for 1,617 yards and rushed for 660 while averaging nearly five yards per carry. 

  • Lady Cougars look better in...

    Although the final margin was very similar, the Campbell County High School Lady Cougars played much better at home Friday night against Farragut than they did during a loss earlier this season to the Lady Admirals.

    Campbell County dropped the rematch, 54-47, but scored almost twice as many points as it did during a 32-24 season opening loss on Nov. 15 at Farragut.

    “I thought we played much better,” Lady Cougars’ coach Ryan Browning said.

    “Our offense looked more in sync.”