Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils stumble in muddy...

    Jellico High School's football team suffered a 23-6 district loss to Coalfield last week in a very muddy game played at Hoyt Morton Field.

    Nathan Overton scored the lone touchdown for the Blue Devils on an 11-yard run. Freedom Scott led Jellico with 17 total tackles, 10 of which were solo.

    “I’m not going to make excuses, because both teams had to play in it, but we were totally unable to execute our offense in the mud,” said Jellico coach Danny Oakes.

  • Cross-country teams fare well at...

    Campbell County High School’s cross-country teams finished among the leaders Thursday during a meet hosted by the Hardin Valley Academy.

    The Lady Cougars took third in the girl’s team standings and finished only two points (87) behind second place Heritage. Farragut (56 pts.) was girl’s team champion in a field that included 12 complete teams, 13 incomplete teams and 142 runners.

    Campbell County’s Lauren Evans and Carlie Childress placed among the top 10 runners overall. Evans finished fifth with a time of 22 minutes flat.

  • Blue Devils ambushed by Bobcats

    Oliver Springs quarterback Garrett Miller had a hot hand and quick feet during Friday night’s homecoming game against Jellico.

    The 5-10, 180 lb. sophomore was involved in six of his team’s seven touchdowns as the Bobcats (3-0 district, 5-1 overall) routed the Blue Devils, 48-22. Miller rushed for three scores, passed for three more and personally accounted for 207 yards of total offense.

  • Lady Owls start season

    The LaFollette Middle School girl’s junior varsity basketball team tipped off its season Monday night with a 37-24 win at county rival Elk Valley.

    Kendra King led the Lady Owls with 12 points, followed by Faith Evans with eight, Amber Guy seven, Katie Hamblin four; and Rachel Heatherly, Kassie Kibler and Sissy Bailey two each.

    Guy grabbed 10 rebounds; Bailey had nine. King made three steals and three assists.

    “Our team played real well considering that it was our first game,” said LaFollette coach Marsha Morton.

  • Eagles flex their muscles in 36-...

    In a battle of evenly matched middle school football teams, it was muscle that ultimately decided the outcome of the Jacksboro vs. LaFollette game Thursday night at Al Rotella Stadium.

    Seventh grader Paul Courdle rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown and made seven tackles to lead the Eagles (1-5 district, 2-5 overall) to a 36-8 victory over the Owls (0-5 district, 1-5 overall).

    The Eagles dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, which surprised LaFollette coach Steve Rutherford.

  • CCHS runners compete at Nashville

    Although the weather wasn’t hospitable, the runners were persistent Saturday during the 44th annual A.F. Bridges Cross-Country Invitational at Nashville’s Iroquois Steeplechase course.

    Torrential rainstorms forced postponement of the high school race for five hours, and the course was shorted from 3.1miles to 2.2 because of flooding.

    But once the rain stopped, the 17 teams that waited out the weather were rewarded to a very competitive race.

  • Outmanned Cougars dominated by...

    An open date couldn’t have come at a better time for the Campbell County High School varsity football team.

    The Cougars, still missing a few players because of injuries and the flu, were manhandled 40-0 Friday night by an undefeated Clinton team. Campbell County now has a week to heal and regroup before hosting Knoxville Central on Oct. 9 for homecoming.

    “These next couple of games are real important,” said Cougars’ coach Dewayne Wells.

  • County middle school teams fall...

    All three middle school football teams from Campbell County took it on the chin Thursday night while playing against some of the best competition in East Tennessee.

    LaFollette was beaten 48-20 by defending East Tennessee champion Clinton.

    Chris Stone scored all three touchdowns for the Owls on a kickoff return, sweep and long pass play from Ethan Jeffers.

    Josh Henry ran for LaFollette’s two-point conversion.

  • Harriman defeats Jellico in...

    After opening the high school football season with four straight games decided by seven points or less, the Harriman Blue Devils finally had a breather Monday night as Travis Tapp’s squad picked up a 33-0 victory over the Jellico Blue Devils at Wallace Black Field.

    Harriman (4-1 overall) was dominant on both sides of the ball Monday, amassing 404 yards of total offense on 61 plays while allowing Jellico (1-4 overall) only 46 total yards. About the only thing that stood between Harriman and a perfect night was three fumbles inside Jellico territory.

  • Cougars clip Hawks’...

    With half his backfield either sick or injured, Campbell County High School football coach Dewayne Wells called on a lineman to help win Friday’s war of attrition against visiting District 3 foe Hardin Valley Academy.

    Bryan Munsey, who normally plays offensive guard, moved to the backfield and led the Cougars (1-2 district, 2-3 overall) to a hard-fought 13-7 victory over the Hawks (0-2 district, 1-3 overall) when starting fullback Wesley Cook left the game with a shoulder injury late in the second half.