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Today's Sports

  • LMS golfers finish at top of...

    LaFollette Middle School golf teams posted a one-two finish this year at the district tournament.

    The Owls defeated Clinton by 11 strokes to capture a first place trophy in the boy’s competition.

    LaFollette shot 351 as a team. Trevor Huckaby led the Owls with an 86, which was good for fifth place overall. Gunner St. John shot 89, while Caleb Bair and Tyler Chumley each turned in an 88.

    Clinton, with a cumulative score of 362, was led by district medalist Josh Gambrell, who shot a tournament low 74.

  • Laverdiere leads Scots back to...

    Jared Laverdiere is Braveheart without the bravado.

    The softspoken 5-foot-10 junior from Jacksboro has made the Maryville College Fighting Scots a fixture on the national basketball stage with his fearless, yet selfless leadership the past three seasons.

    Maryville just returned from a third consecutive trip to the national tournament without bringing home the top prize.

    However, there are high hopes for 2010.

  • Cougars drop 3-2 heartbreaker to...

    Campbell County came close to getting its first baseball victory Friday against visiting Cumberland Gap.

    However, the Panthers held on to defeat the winless Cougars, 3-2, in seven innings at Brown-Archer Field.

    With Cumberland Gap trailing 1-0 in the top of the third inning, Zack Baughcum drove in a run with a double and later scored on an error to push the Panthers over the top, 2-1. Jaden Guy capped the scoring with an RBI double in the top of the fifth inning.

  • Cougars lose scoring battle to...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team had another run of bad luck Tuesday afternoon during a rematch against visiting district foe Karns.

    The Cougars (0-8 overall) went toe-to-toe with the Beavers early on but gave up seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings of an 11-6 loss.

    Again, errors played a big part in Campbell County’s defeat. The Cougars made five miscues.

  • Lady Cougars snap tennis skid

    Victories have been in short supply the past few years for the Campbell County High School girl’s tennis team.

    So when the Lady Cougars swept District 3-AAA newcomer Hardin Valley 9-0 Monday afternoon at Cove Lake State Park, there was added cause for celebration.

    “This is not going to do a lot for us in the district (seeding), but it’s going to boost our confidence through the roof,” said Campbell County coach Jason Ivey.

    The Lady Cougars last won a match in March 2005, when they blanked Clinton 8-0 in their district opener.

  • Young takes decathlon title at Y...

    Despite losing the Class AAA state champion to graduation, Campbell County High School will be strong again this year in decathlon.

    Justin Young, who competed in the shadow of Corey Carrington the past three years, won the Y-12 Invitational Decathlon Saturday at the Hardin Valley Academy.

    Teammates Lucas Nelson and Austin McMahan placed fifth and ninth respectively, in the contest that measures athletic prowess in 10 different events.

  • Rain, Tigers dampen CCHS...

    Rain put an early end to Campbell County’s spring break baseball tour of Sevier County ballparks last week.

    The Cougars got in one game — an 11-1 loss Thursday afternoon at Pigeon Forge — before bad weather set in. The game was tied 1-1 going to the bottom of the third inning, where the Tigers took the lead for good.

    Brandon Wilson belted a solo home run as Pigeon Forge scored 10 unanswered runs over the last four innings.

  • Campbell County boys win first...

    The Young brothers — seniors Justin and Preston — led the Campbell County High School boys track and field team to a 23-point victory over their closest challenger Tuesday afternoon at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    Justin was a winner in three individual events — high jump, triple jump and 800 meter run — and also ran a leg of the first-place 4x400 relay.

    Preston won the shot put and discus throw.

  • Lady Cougars off to slow start

    It’s been a tough opening week for Campbell County High School’s softball team.

    The Lady Cougars lost a doubleheader, 10-0 and 3-0, at Hardin Valley on Monday. The following afternoon, Campbell County dropped its home opener, 17-3, to Oliver Springs.

    Mary Wilhoit, Mary Hickman and Haleigh Gulley drove in the Lady Cougars’ three runs against Oliver Springs.

    Campbell County is scheduled to host district rival Clinton today (Thurs.)

  • Jellico stays perfect in...

    Brittany Hughes struck out 11 batters Thursday afternoon to help the Jellico High School softball team keep its District 2-A winning streak intact.

    The Lady Blue Devils — who haven’t lost a district game this decade — run ruled visiting Hancock County, 13-3, to improve their record to 2-0 in league play and 3-4 overall.

    Shortstop Victoria Huddleston had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with an RBI double, three singles. She also scored three runs and stole home twice.