Today's Sports

  • Cougars bounce AC, 61-59

    Nick Litton may have found himself a new position on the basketball court.

    The 6-foot-3 Campbell County High School sophomore answered the call of duty Monday night when asked to guard Anderson County’s top gun, Tyler Smith.

    Litton held Smith to only four points in the second half of the Cougars’ 61-59 victory, but he did much more than shadow the Mavericks’ star player. Litton finished with 13 points to provide valuable offensive punch for a team that has often struggled to score from the perimeter this season.

  • Ridenour leads Jellico past...

    Senior forward Thomas Ridenour scored 17 of his game-high 25 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, in the second half Thursday night to lead the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team to a 68-55 win over visiting District 4-A rival Oneida.

    The victory allowed the Blue Devils (8-3 district, 14-8 overall) to avenge a 61-56 overtime loss at Oneida on Jan. 23.

  • Lady Eagles finish second in...

    After splitting a pair of regular season games, Jacksboro and Norris battled for supremacy in the girl’s championship game of the Area 2 North Basketball Tournament last Wednesday (Feb. 3) at Anderson County High School.

    Norris (15-2 overall) captured the title with a 36-30 win. Tournament MVP Savanna Cummings led all scorers with 18 points, 10 of which she scored during the decisive fourth quarter for the Lady Senators.

    Post player Jamie Mynatt scored 17 points to pace the Lady Eagles (18-2 overall).

  • CCHS girls get Morris back for...

    It’s been a very good week for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team.

    Aside from a 61-37 loss to District 3-AAA frontrunner Oak Ridge, the Lady Cougars were able to sweep rival Anderson County after getting their point guard back off the disabled list.

    Courtney Morris, a sophomore, suffered a scary lower back injury — the equivalent of a football stinger —  on Feb. 2 during a game at Knox Halls. She was taken to the hospital after her lower extremities went numb.

  • IMPACT Baseball and Softball...

    IMPACT Baseball and Softball Ministries uses donated baseball and softball equipment to impact the world for Christ. The organization combines athletic and Christian principles to encourage positive youth development in areas of need.

    Brian Miracle, East Tennessee native and Tennessee Wesleyan College baseball player, began IMPACT Ministries in July 2009 after returning from an international summer internship with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

  • Registration scheduled for...

    Registration for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on consecutive Saturdays — Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 — at the LaFollette Community Center from 1-4 p.m. Children ages 4-16, who live within the LaFollette Little League boundaries, are eligible to enroll for baseball or softball. Registration is required, even if the child has previously played. The registration fee is $35 per child.

  • Snow puts the brakes on high...

    High school rivals Campbell County and Anderson County have managed to avoid each other on the basketball court this season, but not because they chose to.

    The biggest winter storm in at least a decade dumped several inches of snow on East Tennessee last weekend, which forced postponement of Saturday’s game at CCHS. It was the second time this season that the same game has been canceled because of bad weather.

  • JMS girls advance to Area 2...

    Defeats can either motivate or lower the morale of the losing team.

    In the case of the Jacksboro Middle School girl’s basketball team, a two-point overtime loss at Norris on Jan. 19 has become the focal point of the Lady Eagles’ rallying cry.

    Jacksboro (18-1 overall) got a chance to avenge its only loss of the season last night (Wed) in the girl’s large school championship game of the Area 2 North Tournament, however no score was available by press time.

  • Jellico nets quality win at Grace

    Thomas Ridenour has led a mostly quiet life the last three years while playing in the shadows of some of his more flamboyant teammates.

    This season, however, the 6-foot-4 senior forward has been making plenty of noise for the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team, which has aspirations of competing for a state championship.

  • Senior forward picking up steam...

    More minutes from Sean Chapman could mean more victories for the Campbell County High School varsity boy’s basketball team.

    The Cougars (5-4 district, 9-9 overall) managed to win back-to-back games last weekend with their 6-foot-8 senior forward in foul trouble. Despite his limited playing time, Chapman’s production has gone through the roof, both offensively and defensively, for a team trying to get back to the District 3-AAA championship game.