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Today's Sports

  • Middle school football teams...

    It’s been a tough week for Campbell County middle school football teams, all three of which lost season-opening games.

    LaFollette suffered a 12-6 setback Thursday night to visiting Eastern Division foe Horace Maynard.

    Blake Wallace scored both touchdowns for the Red Devils, who capitalized on numerous mistakes by the Owls.

    Wallace put HMMS on the scoreboard first with a 45-yard touchdown run almost halfway through the second quarter.

    LaFollette snuffed out a two-point try by the Red Devils.

  • Cougars suffer season opening...

    Instead of giving his usual post game speech on the field Friday night, Campbell County High School football coach Dewayne Wells ushered his players into the locker room where he proceeded to give them a tongue-lashing, the likes of which they hadn’t seen since last season’s lackluster first half performance against Heritage.

    The final score of 33-0 pretty much told the story of how Loudon waltzed into L. Hope Dossett Stadium and dominated the Cougars from start to finish in the season opener.

  • Pre-season Prep Performance...

    The 2009 17th annual Pre-season Prep Performance Ratings for Tennessee high school football have been released.  

    Pre-season number one teams are:  

    1A - South Pittsburg

    2A - Trousdale County

    3A - Alcoa

    4A - David Lipscomb

    5A - Henry County

    6A - Oakland

    Div II A - Knox Webb

    Div II AA - MUS

    Complete ratings can be found at http://earlnall.com

  • Cougars use jamboree as tune-up...

    Cougar football fans will definitely need a program this season to identify all the new faces on the Campbell County High School roster.

    Fewer than half a dozen starters return from a team that set school scoring and rushing records and made back-to-back appearances in the state playoffs.

    But even though the Cougars are in a rebuilding mode, that doesn’t mean expectations aren’t as high for this year’s team.

    “I think we’ll get better as the season goes on,” said Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Jellico puts up fight in jamboree

    A jamboree tune-up against a tough opponent may have been exactly what the Jellico High School football team needed going into tomorrow (Fri.) night’s season opener at arch rival Williamsburg, Ky.

    The Blue Devils lost 21-7 to Cumberland Gap in a very competitive jamboree scrimmage Friday night.

    “We made a lot of mistakes early in the scrimmage, but our effort was great,” said Jellico coach Danny Oakes.

    The Blue Devils scored their touchdown on an 18-yard pass play from junior quarterback Tyler Brummett to senior wideout Michael Douglas.

  • Potter taking his baseball...

    Campbell County High School shortstop Blake Potter announced on Tuesday his decision to continue his baseball career as a student at the University of the Cumberlands.

    Potter, an honorable mention all-district candidate last spring, plans to pursue a degree in engineering.

    He excelled on the field, despite playing for four different head coaches throughout his high school career.

    Potter’s best season was in 2008, when he hit .447 and was named first-team All-District 3-AAA.

  • Jellico Elementary players are...

    You’d never know Jellico Elementary’s football team went winless last season by talking to Marshall Lay.

    When the question arose last week as to which team was best in the Area 2 small-school division, the undersized back with a lion-sized heart was quick to chime in, “We are. There’s no thinking about it.”

    Lay’s confidence mirrors that of his teammates, who are coming off a disappointing 0-8 season.

  • Golf tourney will benefit...

    The Cougar Classic, a four-person best ball golf tournament to benefit the Campbell County High School baseball program, is scheduled for Aug. 19 at the LaFollette Country Club.

    Lunch will be served at noon. Golfers will tee off at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.

    Registration fee is $225 per team. First place pays cash, second place receives a prize.

    Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin

    There will also be a putting contest for cash and door prizes.

    Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Cougars set to unveil 2009...

    With the season opener just over a week away, Campbell County High School’s football team is still a work in progress.

    The Cougars, who lost 18 seniors to graduation last spring, will roll out their 2009 team tomorrow (Fri.) night during the Orthopaedic Surgeons of Oak Ridge Football Jamboree at historic Blankenship Field.

    Campbell County struggled on offense during a scrimmage last week against Oliver Springs. Senior quarterback Trevor Nolan did provide a big highlight for the Cougars when he scored on a long touchdown run.

  • Mission field of dreams

    Wearing shorts, t-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses, Brian Miracle looks more like a typical college student than a missionary.

    But give him half a chance and the Tennessee Wesleyan outfielder will prove to you that athletes can preach as well as play ball.

    Miracle traveled to Italy, Hungary and the Ukraine this summer as an intern with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Impact International Sports Ministry. The team of 15 college students spent two months overseas, which included several weeks of training in the Italian Alps.