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Today's Sports

  • Soccer gains foothold on...

    The Jacksboro Eagles made a very successful debut this year while competing in the Smoky Mountain Middle School Boy’s Soccer League.

    Jacksboro won nearly half the games (6-8) it played, beginning with an 8-2 victory over West Valley on April 25 in the team’s very first game.

    Seventh-grader Benton Merritt and sixth-grader Olivia Brown scored three goals each during the contest,

  • Lady Cougars avenge earlier loss...

    After being beaten by Cumberland Gap earlier this season, the Campbell County High School softball team returned the favor Friday afternoon at Arlis Chapman Field.

    The Lady Cougars pulled out an 11-10 victory by making the plays they didn’t make during a run-rule loss last month. Latosha Carroll, a junior who has pitched all three of Campbell County’s wins this season, went the distance and struck out five batters in the most recent meeting of the two teams.

    “I thought we showed a little more cool,” said Ron Lasley, coach of the Lady Cougars.

  • Eagles, Lady Owls tops at local...

    LaFollette’s girls and Jacksboro’s boys won a middle school track and field meet Thursday afternoon at Campbell County High School’s L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    The Lady Owls boasted seven event winners: Destiny Mayes in the two-mile run; Camille Reynolds in the 800; Samantha Leach in the hurdles, 200 meter dash and high jump; Chelsea King in the 400 meter dash and long jump; and the 4x800 relay (Reynolds, King, Madison Griffith, Leach).

  • Cougars win two in Kentucky...

    It’s a classic case of “better late than never” for the Campbell County High School varsity baseball team, which has won four of its last four games this year after starting the season 0-15.

    The Cougars finally beat Cumberland Gap last weekend after getting the Panthers on a neutral field during a tournament at Bell County, Ky.

  • CCHS athletes compete at Vol...

    Four Campbell County High School track and field athletes competed last weekend in the 49th Vol Classic.  

    Competitors hailed from 13 states and Canada. Medals were awarded to the top eight finishers in each event.

    Athletes medaling for CCHS included:

    •Preston Young took third place in shot put with a throw of 52’ 6 1/4”. Less than four inches separated the top three finishers. He also took sixth in discus with a throw of 148’ 6”.  

  • Seniors make college decisions

    Phillip and Stephen Wells, Troy Arnold, Britt Teague, Zach Allen and Tyler Doney have played football together for so long that they can’t remember not having each other around.

    This fall, the Campbell County High School seniors will stand on opposing sidelines as members of rival college teams.

    The Wells twins, Arnold and Teague made commitments to the University of Cumberlands in nearby Williamsburg, Ky.

  • Young sets records at...

    Brothers Preston and Justin Young put on quite a show Friday afternoon during the Dale Legg Track and Field Invitational at Anderson County High School.

    Preston set meet records in shot put (52-07) and discus (154-03) while winning both events handily and was named MVP in field events.

    Justin took first place in high jump (5-10) and was runner-up in triple jump and the half-mile run.

  • Cougars sweep Scott County

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team salvaged a rough week with a series sweep of Scott County.

    The Cougars crushed the Highlanders, 14-1, Monday afternoon to improve their record to 6-23 overall with one regular season game left to play.

    The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run slaughter rule.

    Sophomore lefthander Andrew Dykes went the distance to earn the victory. He struck out eight batters along the way and limited the Highlanders to just two hits.

  • Track athletes hope to qualify...

    Half a dozen Campbell County High School track and field athletes will toss their hat in the ring tomorrow (Thurs.) during the Section 1-AAA Championships in Oak Ridge for a chance to compete at the state level week after next.

    Campbell County is sending two pairs of siblings to sectionals: brothers Justin and Preston Young, and sisters Lindsay and Lauren Evans.

  • Jellico shuts out Cosby in...

    Their first league loss in 10 years has put the Jellico Lady Blue Devil softball team in the unfamiliar role of district runner-up and underdog going into this week’s tournament at Hancock County.

    However, a 13-0 shutout of league foe Cosby High School last Wednesday served notice that Jellico (5-1 district, 13-8 overall) is still a force to be reckoned with on the softball diamond.

    Noel Tiller struck out nine Cosby batters to earn the decision.