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Today's Sports

  • Turkey hunt inspires hunters and...

    The spirit of Vaitor Davis was alive and well Saturday morning in the woods of Campbell County.

    Davis, who was only 18 years old when passed away on Feb. 20, had been an active participant in the annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for handicapped hunters and wounded warriors held at Stinking Creek on the farms of Terry Lewis and Ron Cunningham.

    During a time of remembrance at this year’s hunt, County Mayor William Baird was on hand to formally declare Saturday, April 28 as Kelly Vaitor Davis Day in Campbell County.

  • Faulkner, Cooper post top times...

    On April 21, First Volunteer Bank sponsored the 3rd annual 5K run/walk to benefit Relay for Life. Beginning at Jacksboro Middle School, 116 excited, soaking wet runners came out and finished the race to support this wonderful cause. 

    Overall winners were Gracie Faulkner with a time of 20:52 and Gavin Cooper, who was just three seconds behind her at 20:55. 

  • Former CCHS baseball coach...

     David Vince, a double amputee who coached baseball in the college and high school ranks over three decades, tells his inspirational life story in a 120-page memoir published by Langmarc Publishing in Austin, Texas.

    When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging is a truly unique story of overcoming hardship, living life to the fullest and motivating young men and women to achieve their full potential in sports and in life.

  • Academy of Martial Arts hosts...

    On March 31, the Academy of Martial Arts at LaFollette Fitness Center hosted a martial arts tournament. Students from five schools competed at the tournament, which featured a variety of events. The 24 athletes on the competition team took seventeen 1st place medals and two Grand Champion trophies. 

    “This was the biggest tournament we have hosted in some time, and we were up against some stiff competition,” senior instructor Larry Bostic said. 

  • Local middle school golfers fare...

    On Monday, the Greens at Deerfield hosted the Tennessee District Middle School Golf Tournament with teams from Clinton, Lake City, Jellico, Norris, Norwood, Jacksboro and LaFollette participating.

    In the girls’ portion of the tournament, LaFollette finished 2nd with a team score of 114 and Jacksboro finished 3rd with a score of 117. 

  • Chapman places 2nd in pentathlon

    CCHS senior Kristin Chapman placed 2nd Monday afternoon in the Section 1-AAA Pentathlon at the Hardin Valley Academy. The top two finishers advance to the state meet next month at Murfreesboro. Chapman’s total score was 2,902 points.

  • Goins stars at Vol Track Classic

    Shayla Goins made the most of her opportunities last weekend at the prestigious Volunteer Track Classic.

    The Campbell County High School senior won the hammer throw and placed in all three events she was allowed to enter.

    Goins set a school record in the hammer throw (94-7), took 3rd in discus (115-6) and placed 5th in shot put (35-7.5). 

    The Lady Cougars placed 7th out of 50 scoring teams at the meet.  

  • Cougars outlast Panthers, 13-7

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team picked up its 10th win of the season Friday night with a 13-7 triumph over Cumberland Gap at Brown-Archer Field.

    Aaron Chapman had a productive game at the plate and on the mound for the Cougars (2-12 district, 10-15 overall).

    With his bat, Chapman went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI. He also pitched nearly half the game before being relieved by freshman Tate McGhee with one out in the top of the fourth and Campbell County leading 5-4.

  • Lady Cougars split doubleheader...

    Seniors took center stage Monday afternoon for the Campbell County High School softball team.

    The Lady Cougars celebrated Senior Day with a 9-7 victory over the Knoxville Ambassadors in game one of a varsity doubleheader.

    First baseman Mary Hickman, one of three CCHS seniors honored during a ceremony between games, put Campbell County on the scoreboard with a 3-run double to left field in the first inning. That gave the Lady Cougars an early 3-0 advantage.

  • CCHS senior Bray picks Carson-...

    Corey Bray, captain of the Campbell County High School boys’ golf team, announced Monday that he will attend Carson-Newman College this fall.

    Bray is the quintessential student athlete.

    In the classroom, he has a 4.1 grade point average, 29 on the ACT and is tied for 5th in his senior class. On the golf course, Bray had a stroke average of 38 while leading the Cougars to a share of 2nd place at the 2011 District 3-AAA Tournament.

    “He has been a huge asset the past two years,” Campbell County coach Jeremy Cox said.