Today's Sports

  • CCHS teams split with Farragut

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams split their season opener Tuesday night at Farragut.

    The boys’ team posted an impressive 48-39 come-from-behind victory in Matt Housley’s coaching debut. 

    Senior forward Nick Litton paved the way with 16 points, followed by Corey Poteet with 13, Tyler Chapman 10, Jordan Kindred four, Ethan Simpson three and Trey Torres two. 

    The Cougars spotted the Admirals a 16-0 lead before storming back to take the lead in the second half.

  • Lady Owls win three

    The LaFollette Middle School junior varsity girls defeated county rival Elk Valley and Heritage Academy last week.

  • Aiming for turkeys and bragging...

    Earl Norman tucked a chaw of tobacco in his cheek and slung a handsome 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun over his left shoulder.

    “This gun kills at both ends,” said Norman, explaining the shoulder-bruising recoil of his trusty Remington Model 11-87.

    Norman, who will be 70 years old next June, joined a dozen or so outdoorsman waiting to take their turn on the firing line Saturday afternoon at the turkey shoot hosted by Bill Lowe on his picturesque Elk Valley farm.

  • It’s a big week for Blue Devils

    This is a big week for the Jellico High School boys’ basketball team.

    Senior forward Cody Malicoat signed a national letter-of-intent Wednesday to play basketball for Middle Tennessee State University. Malicoat was district and region player of the year last season.

    This afternoon (Thursday), the Blue Devils will host Campbell County for a final pre-season scrimmage. A chili supper fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m. Anyone that attends the chili supper will be invited to enter the gym to watch the scrimmage game.

  • Lady Owls participate in tip-off...

    The LaFollette Middle School girls’ basketball team participated in the Tip-off Tournament last week at Horace Maynard Middle School.

    Lady Owl Julia Powell was named to the all-tournament team for her play. LaFollette went 1-2 during the tournament.

  • SPORTS NOTES — November 10

  • Middle school, elementary...

    Campbell County middle school basketball teams had a tough time Thursday night.

    At Jacksboro, the host Lady Eagles fell 34-17 to Grace Christian. Calynne Pridemore scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lady Rams.

    Aubree Cahill paced the varsity Lady Eagles with six points, followed by Jessica Stanley with four, Mackenzie Seiber three, Autumn Meadows two and Morgan Wilson and Megan Muggridge one each.

  • Wildcats prevail over Cougars,...

    One week after scoring a school record 49 points during a district win over Knox Halls, the Campbell County High School football team rarely reached the end zone Friday night at Oak Ridge. 

    The Cougars (2-6 district, 3-7 overall) didn’t get on the board until only five minutes remained in a 42-7 loss to the Wildcats (7-1 district, 7-3 overall).

    Senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe got the touchdown on a 1-yard run. Sophomore placekicker Daniel Izquierdo added the extra point for the final margin.

  • Local high school runners...

    High school cross-country runners from Campbell County competed Thursday in the Region 2 Championships at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.

    Jellico’s Olivia Veach, a first year runner, placed 25th overall in a field of almost 100 runners in the Class A/AA girls’ race. She completed the 3.1-mile course in 25:15, which was one of her better times this year. 

  • Campbell elementary, middle...

    Several Campbell County elementary and middle school runners competed in the Knoxville Track Club’s Regional Championships on Oct. 11.

    In the elementary girls’ division, Drew Leach placed 59th overall with a time of 7:30.01, followed by Jordyn Amburgey, 74th, 7:49.64; Tristan Hinojos, 82nd, 7:54.65; Maddie Burris, 138th, 8:29.65; Lara Gunter, 253rd, 9:58:16 and Kayla Davis, 285th, 10:37.33.