Today's Sports

  • Cougars stop Gap, 61-53, in OT

    Senior forward Nick Litton scored 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked a pair of shots Friday night to help the Campbell County High varsity boys’ basketball team avenge an earlier loss to Cumberland Gap.

    Playing at home, the Cougars (7-9 district, 16-11 overall) defeated the Panthers 61-53 in overtime to end the regular season on a high note. The victory helped take some of the sting out of district losses to Knoxville Central and Karns last week, both of which were on the road.

    “Central was a tough game,” Housley said.

  • Blue Devils hope to bounce back

    Jellico High School’s boys can erase a season’s worth of frustration with a good showing this week in the District 4-A Basketball Tournament.

    The defending district and regional tournament champion Blue Devils (6-6 district, 13-16 overall) have been anything but consistent this season. Jellico posted an impressive win over state-ranked Grace Christian Academy in late January, but also suffered disappointing district losses to Wartburg, Coalfield, Oneida and most recently Friday to Sunbright on Senior Night.

  • Hunter signs with Tusculum...

    Campbell County High School football player Logan Hunter didn’t waste any time on National Signing Day.

    Before going to his first class last Wednesday, the 6-foot-4, 303 lb., senior left tackle signed a national letter-of-intent and faxed it, pronto, to the athletic department at NCAA Division II Tusculum College in Greeneville.

    Five hours later, at Hunter’s signing ceremony in the CCHS library, the strapping lineman was still grinning from ear to ear.

  • CCHS boys get second win over AC

    Campbell County High School’s varsity boys survived early foul trouble Friday night at Anderson County to complete a regular season sweep of their archrival.

    Junior guard Corey Poteet led all scorers with 18 points, including a trio of first half 3-pointers, to carry the Cougars to a convincing 62-48 victory. 

  • Anderson girls hand Campbell...

    Leave it to Anderson County to find a chink in Campbell County’s armor.

    The host Lady Mavericks spoiled a perfect league record for the Lady Cougars’ district championship basketball team with a 57-47 upset victory Friday night.

    Anderson County’s Cayla Oglesby led all scorers with 20 points, including nine of 11 free throw shooting in the fourth quarter. Kaitlyn Cupples and Maggie Smith chipped in 15 and 12 points, respectively, for the Lady Mavericks.

  • Freshmen continue to dominate...

    On Monday night, Feb. 6, the Campbell County High School freshman girls and boys visited Anderson County for a basketball rematch. The Lady Cougars wasted no time taking care of AC, 61-45. In the nightcap, the freshman boys followed suit.

  • JMS boys, LMS girls eliminated...

    Basketball teams from Jacksboro and LaFollette middle schools ended their seasons last week with losses in their respective consolation games at the Area 2 Tournament in Oak Ridge.

    Only the top three finishers in each area tournament qualified for East Tennessee sectional play. That meant that teams that did not play for an area championship or win their area consolation game did not advance to sectionals.

  • Volleyball tourney set

    The Jellico High School softball team will hold a co-ed volleyball tournament Feb. 3-4 as a fundraiser.

    The event will be hosted by Jellico High School. Games will begin on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $30 per team of six players. There must be two females on the court at all times for each team.

    To register, call Angie at 784-9455/784-9453 or Nancy at 494-1452.

  • Middle school players celebrate...

    In celebration of National Signing Day, members of the Campbell County High School football coaching staff visited Jacksboro and LaFollette middle school athletes last week.

    The purpose of the visit was to reach out to the middle school athletes and let them know that they are vital to the building of the CCHS football program.

    Each middle school player got to participate by having their own “signing day” photo made with the coaches while wearing an authentic CCHS football jersey and cap.

  • Jellico LL moves forward

     After establishing a committee at a town hall meeting on Jan. 26, Jellico’s Little League is moving forward to get coaching positions filled and players signed up.

    “We hope to grow, can’t have too much help,” Jellico Little League President Randy McGhee said.