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Today's Sports

  • Cougars win two in Kentucky...

    It’s a classic case of “better late than never” for the Campbell County High School varsity baseball team, which has won four of its last four games this year after starting the season 0-15.

    The Cougars finally beat Cumberland Gap last weekend after getting the Panthers on a neutral field during a tournament at Bell County, Ky.

  • CCHS athletes compete at Vol...

    Four Campbell County High School track and field athletes competed last weekend in the 49th Vol Classic.  

    Competitors hailed from 13 states and Canada. Medals were awarded to the top eight finishers in each event.

    Athletes medaling for CCHS included:

    •Preston Young took third place in shot put with a throw of 52’ 6 1/4”. Less than four inches separated the top three finishers. He also took sixth in discus with a throw of 148’ 6”.  

  • Seniors make college decisions

    Phillip and Stephen Wells, Troy Arnold, Britt Teague, Zach Allen and Tyler Doney have played football together for so long that they can’t remember not having each other around.

    This fall, the Campbell County High School seniors will stand on opposing sidelines as members of rival college teams.

    The Wells twins, Arnold and Teague made commitments to the University of Cumberlands in nearby Williamsburg, Ky.

  • Young sets records at...

    Brothers Preston and Justin Young put on quite a show Friday afternoon during the Dale Legg Track and Field Invitational at Anderson County High School.

    Preston set meet records in shot put (52-07) and discus (154-03) while winning both events handily and was named MVP in field events.

    Justin took first place in high jump (5-10) and was runner-up in triple jump and the half-mile run.

  • Cougars sweep Scott County

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team salvaged a rough week with a series sweep of Scott County.

    The Cougars crushed the Highlanders, 14-1, Monday afternoon to improve their record to 6-23 overall with one regular season game left to play.

    The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run slaughter rule.

    Sophomore lefthander Andrew Dykes went the distance to earn the victory. He struck out eight batters along the way and limited the Highlanders to just two hits.

  • Track athletes hope to qualify...

    Half a dozen Campbell County High School track and field athletes will toss their hat in the ring tomorrow (Thurs.) during the Section 1-AAA Championships in Oak Ridge for a chance to compete at the state level week after next.

    Campbell County is sending two pairs of siblings to sectionals: brothers Justin and Preston Young, and sisters Lindsay and Lauren Evans.

  • Jellico shuts out Cosby in...

    Their first league loss in 10 years has put the Jellico Lady Blue Devil softball team in the unfamiliar role of district runner-up and underdog going into this week’s tournament at Hancock County.

    However, a 13-0 shutout of league foe Cosby High School last Wednesday served notice that Jellico (5-1 district, 13-8 overall) is still a force to be reckoned with on the softball diamond.

    Noel Tiller struck out nine Cosby batters to earn the decision.

  • 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.