Today's Sports

  • Jellico’s Tiller to...

    Jellico High School senior Noel Tiller has decided to continue her softball career and education at Union College, Ky.

    Tiller made the announcement last week during a signing ceremony at JHS. She plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

    “I’m really excited about college,” said Tiller, who hit .385 this year and was one of the top pitchers in District 4-A.

    Earlier, Tiller was leaning toward the University of the Cumberlands. However, after a campus visit and tryout, she was offered a spot on Union’s team.

  • Heatherly earns All-OVC honors

    Jake Heatherly was Tennessee Tech’s most consistent golfer and the best in the field on the short holes, helping him tie for fifth place and earn all-tournament honors as the Golden Eagles finished in sixth place at the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference men’s golf championships, April 26-28, at Grey Stone Golf Club in Dickson.

  • Girl’s middle school...

    Eighteen to 20 positions will be up for grabs this summer during a tryout for Campbell County’s first all-girl’s middle school soccer team.

    The tryout dates are July 19, 20 and 22, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the LaFollette fields. Eligible players will be incoming fifth, sixth and seventh graders, since the team will have to play a junior varsity schedule the first season. The season is scheduled to run from Sept. 9-Oct. 14. Matches will be played on Monday and Thursday evenings.

  • Ward scheduled to run in NAIA...

     Courtney Ward of Jacksboro will be one of 11 University of the Cumberlands track and field athletes competing next week (May 27-29) in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.  She will run a leg of the women’s 4x100-meter relay along with Dominique Gainer of Miami, Lauren Martin of Detroit and Diana Unuode of Nigeria.

    Both the men’s and women’s teams from UC will be well represented this year at the national championship meet. The men have six participants, while the women have five qualifiers.

  • Changing Lanes: The story...

    Many of the players that played for Jim Lane’s championship teams the previous three years played on the CCHS Middle School Baseball team this season.

    This significantly reduced the number of players Lane would have on his new 13-14 year old baseball team.

    After much patience and deliberation Lane and long-time sponsor Dave Dunaway moved their team to a newly revised Senior League, which includes teams from LaFollette, Jellico and Harrogate.

  • Summer Youth Track Program...

    Campbell County High School will again be a host site for the Knoxville Track Club’s Summer Youth Track Program.

    The program is open to all girls and boys, ages 5-18, who are interested in track and field, running and athletics. The program exposes kids to the fundamentals of track and field, with an emphasis on fun and fitness.

    There will be four weeks of instruction, beginning June 1.

    Practices will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Campbell County High School track.

  • CCHS high jumper wins Section 1-...

    High jumper Kristin Chapman is going back to the Class AAA state track meet.

    However, this time the Campbell County High School sophomore will have a Section 1 championship on her resume. Chapman out jumped Shelbie Burchfield of Morristown West for first place during Friday’s sectional meet at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett and nearly qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles, as well.

  • Cougars remain upbeat after...

    Campbell County High School’s football team would be hard-pressed to find an opponent better than the defending Class 3A state champion Knoxville Catholic team it scrimmaged last spring.

    However, a Bearden team that went two rounds of the Class 6A playoffs and finished 9-3 last season just might be better than that 2009 Catholic squad.

    You’ll get no argument from Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Two Jellico players named first-...

    Jellico High School seniors Brittany Hughes and Noel Tiller have played ball many years together.

    Last week, they were their school’s first team selections on the All-District 4-A Softball Team. Lady Blue Devil teammates Zoe Wynkott and Ashley Ouimette were second team picks.

    Most valuable player was Coalfield’s freshman pitcher Lindsey Fadnek. Joining her on the all-district first team were Coalfield teammates Andrea Foster, Hannah Melhorn and Kaylee Watson.

    The other members of the all-district first team were:

  • Owls add state crowns to...

    Perfection came to fruition last week for LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams.

    The Owls and Lady Owls completed a three-tournament sweep by winning Tennessee Middle School Golf Association championships Thursday at The Greens at Deerfield. Seventeen schools from two regions had representatives playing in the 18-hole tournament, either as a member of one of the four competing teams or as individuals.