Today's Sports

  • Burgan breaks scoring records

    Todd Burgan broke six tournament scoring records last week in capturing the 24th Annual TGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Cleveland Country Club. Burgan followed up an impressive round of 63, 9-under par, with a final round 66, 6-under par, to finish the 54-hole tournament at 203, 13-under par, which was eight strokes ahead of second place finishers Matt Robertson and Brandon Cissom.

    The win is Burgan’s second individual state championship. 

  • Campbell County scores first,...

    Dustin McPhetridge was a one-man wrecking crew Friday night for Powell High School’s football team. The senior quarterback rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 164 yards and three TDs during a 69-13 district rout of visiting Campbell County (1-5 district, 2-6 overall).

    The Panthers (7-0 district, 9-0 overall) came into the game ranked third in the state’s Class 5A division.

    “Powell is a very talented football team,” Cougars’ head football coach Justin Price said.

  • Scouting Report — Knox Halls at...

    On paper, this game looks to be as evenly matched as any this season.

    The only district victory for either team came against last-place Clinton. Both teams have new coaches and are averaging 15.3 points per game on offense.

    Defensively, the numbers are also nearly identical. Campbell County (1-5 district, 2-6 overall) gives up almost 37 points per game, as opposed to 38 for Knox Halls (1-5 district, 1-7 overall)

    “ Halls is a much improved team,” Cougars’ head football coach Justin Price said.

  • Eagles shut out HMMS, 36-0, for...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team scored a 36-0 win Thursday night over visiting Horace Maynard.

    After stopping the Red Devils on the first possession of the game, the Eagles (5-3 overall) drove for a 6-0 lead on the running of quarterback Tyler Loveday, fullback Austin Raines and running back Jacob Bunch.

    It was Bunch that ran for a 10-yard touchdown with 3:07 left in the first quarter.

    Bunch scored again to open the second quarter. A successful 2-point conversion made it 14-0 at halftime.

  • SPORTS NOTES — October 20

    A 5-on-5 basketball tournament for players age 18 and up will be held Nov. 5 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. 

    Registration is $50 per team. All benefits go toward Chaska Church and Ministry for repairs on the church. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place. There will also be a 3-point shootout. 

    For more information, call or text 423-494-2304.


  • Soccer girls defeat Grace for...

    Speed has quickly transformed Campbell County’s middle school girls’ soccer team into a winner.

    Lindsay Horton and Kassie Dopp scored 3 and 2 goals, respectively, Monday afternoon at LaFollette to lead the Campbell County girls to an impressive 7-1 victory over Grace Christian Academy.

    Campbell County is 4-1-1 this season after the 2010 team posted a .500 record in its first season of middle school competition.

    “We’re still learning,” Campbell County coach Bryan Horton said. 

  • Outmanned Blue Devils fall to...

    Oliver Springs proved Friday night to be another stumbling block for the Jellico High School football team.

    The Bobcats (2-1 district, 3-3 overall) set a season record for scoring with a 59-0 homecoming victory over the outmanned Blue Devils (0-2 district, 0-6).

    Jellico began the season with less than 20 players and had only 16 available for Friday’s game. 

    Oliver Springs led 53-0 at halftime.

    Senior running back Jordan Romero scampered for three touchdowns to get Oliver Springs off to a 26-0 start in the opening quarter.

  • Scouting Report — Knoxville...

    Two years ago, Campbell County defeated District 3 rival Knoxville Central, 12-7, for the first time in school history. If the Cougars play their cards right tomorrow (Friday) night, they’ll get their second win over the Bobcats in the last three seasons.

    Central (1-4 district, 1-6 overall) rolls into town this week after defeating winless Clinton, 27-14, for its first victory of the season. 

  • Campbell County runners compete...

    In 2009, the Campbell County High School cross-country program set a goal of increasing the level of competition for the best runners. One step toward that goal was taking the team’s top runners to the Jesse Owens Classic in Oakville Indian Mounds Park, Alabama.

  • Volleyball seniors honored

    Tuesday was a curtain call for Campbell County High School senior volleyball players Alaina McCarty and Samantha Hendrickson, who were honored before their final home match.

    McCarty, a team co-captain, has a serving percentage of 73 and has 23 aces, 81 kills, 63 blocks and 244 total points. She was an all-district selection a year ago.