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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • JMS to host football jamboree...

    Jacksboro Middle School will host its annual football jamboree tonight (Thurs.) beginning at 6 p.m.

    Jellico will play Norris in the first game, followed by Lake City vs. Jellico at 6:45 p.m.

    A skills competition will take place at halftime.

    The action will pick back up around 8 p.m. with Jacksboro taking on Fulton at 8 p.m.

     

  • Provins places 5th at USATF meet

    Rusty Provins, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Campbell County, took fifth place nationally in discus at the United States Amateur Track Federation Championships last weekend at Greensboro, N.C.

    Provins, who was ranked third going into the finals, bested his previous personal record by eight feet with a throw of 157-1 on a rainy day in Greensboro.

    The winner of the event — a boy from Huntsville, Ala. — set a national meet record.

    Provins also set a new personal record in shot put (42-6 1/2).

  • CCHS senior runner hopes for...

    Carlie Childress has racked up many accomplishments the past three seasons while running cross-country for Campbell County High School.

    Last year, the Lady Cougars’ top runner claimed her second consecutive Cove Lake Invitational girl’s individual title, placed among the top 10 at the Panther Creek Invitational and finished 28th at the regional championships.

    However, the top two goals — qualifying for the state meet and getting a scholarship offer from the University of Tennessee — she has yet to reach.

  • New coach leading CCHS...

    After driving the team bus last year, David Seals will pull double duty this fall as both chauffeur and coach for Campbell County High School volleyball players.

    Seals, who grew up in nearby Claiborne County, was hired late last spring to replace Jane Mattie as head volleyball coach at Campbell County.

    The Lady Cougars are coming off the best season in school history — which included an upset of Knoxville West in the opening round of the district tournament — but lost nine seniors to graduation.

  • Cougars schedule pre-season...

    Campbell County High School football players donned full battle gear Monday afternoon as they took to the field for the first day of pre-season practice in full pads.

    The Cougars worked out in shorts and helmets all last week, and, before that, participated in summer 7-on-7 passing drills with a handful of local teams.

    Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells has scheduled three scrimmages during the four-week period of fall practice.

  • Jacksboro builds AAU basketball...

    Over the past four years, the Jacksboro Lady Eagles — coached by Randy Brown — have become one of the most successful girl’s AAU basketball programs in East Tennessee.

    The Lady Eagles have posted an overall record of 80-17 while winning 17 area AAU tournaments and finishing second in nine others.

    With 26 AAU tournament championship game appearances, one might be hard-pressed to find a team that can match the success of the Lady Eagles.

  • Caryville 11-12s finish third at...

    After losing to Harriman on July 3, the Caryville Dixie Youth Baseball 11-12 All-Stars advanced to play the winner of the Rockwood/Sweetwater game held Saturday, July 4.

    Sweetwater eliminated the host team Rockwood (6th place finish) and met the Caryville All-Stars on Monday, July 6.

    In the top of the first inning, Isaiah Vibbert doubled but was tagged out at third. Jordan Bruce collected the first of three hits and scored on a double by Tate McGhee to give Caryville a 1-0 lead.

  • Tourney loss to Clinton sends...

    Campbell County High School’s baseball team wrapped up summer league play last week in the district tournament at Oak Ridge.

    The Cougars were eliminated 11-5 by Clinton on Wednesday, July 15, but not before outscoring Lenoir City’s B-team, 15-6, in a marathon game the previous night.

    “Overall, it was a good experience,” Campbell County coach Brad Collette said of the summer league.

    “We would like to have gotten some more games in, but the weather didn’t quite cooperate.