Today's Sports

  • Comer earns gold medals

    Jordan Comer, age 7, is a member of the Premier Power Tumbling and Trampoline team. 

    She is coached by Eric Thomas and two-time world champion Audrey Deyten. She recently traveled to Hickory, N.C. where she competed in the Power Explosion 2009 Trampoline and Tumbling competition .

  • Playing for Ashley

    Harp-Puckett Field was the last place that Noel Tiller wanted to be last Wednesday.

    Broken-hearted as they were, Tiller and her Jellico High School softball teammates felt it their duty to play for Ashley Bruce, a former teammate, who was killed in a tragic car accident the night before while returning home from work.

    The Lady Blue Devils split Wednesday’s doubleheader with rival Campbell County, winning the first game, 6-2, in memory of Bruce.

  • Huddleston homers in Cougars...

    Donnie Huddleston’s first career home run portended Campbell County High School’s first varsity baseball victory this season.

    The strapping sophomore drilled a two-run shot during the second inning of last Tuesday’s (April 7) game at Hardin Valley to spark a 10-2 triumph, which brought an end to the Cougars’ 16-game losing streak.

    It was also Campbell County’s first district win in three years and the first victory for coach Brad Collette since coming to Campbell County last summer from neighboring Maynardville.

  • Blue Devils rout Knights, 20-2

    Jellico High School’s baseball team improved its record to 2-1 in district play and 4-3 overall Thursday afternoon with a 20-2 home victory over the J. Frank White Academy.

    The Blue Devils cranked out a whopping 19 hits, four of them for extra bases.

    Shortstop Michael Smith led the way. He went 4-for-4 with a double, three singles and 5 RBI. Sammy Morris was 3-for-3 with a double, two singles and 4 RBI.

    Jesse Chambers was 2-for-2 with a double, single and RBI. Ryan Morris was 2-for-3 with a double, single and 3 RBI.

  • CCHS track fares well; baseball...

    Campbell County’s boys piled up 172 points to win a home track and field meet Tuesday afternoon while competing against seven other area high schools.

    Brothers Justin and Preston Young accounted for six of the Cougars’ eight 1st place finishes.

    Justin won the high jump, triple jump, 400 meter dash and half-miler. Preston was a double-winner in the discus and shot put.

  • Eagles are runners-up

    Both Jacksboro Middle School track and field teams finished in second place during a meet at Anderson County on March 30.

    Brooke Bane won first place for the Lady Eagles in the 3,200 meter run. Runners-up included Kaitlyn Ray in the high jump; Hannah Schneider in the 3,200; and the 4x800 meter relay team of Kierra Ward, Patience Seiber, Maria Blackwell and Olivia Brown.

  • Chadwell gets top job at North...

     Campbell County native Jamey Chadwell has been named head football coach at North Greenville University, an NCAA Division II school in Tigerville, SC.

    Chadwell’s appointment was announced at a press conference on the NGU campus Friday, Feb. 6.

    “We are extremely excited to have James Chadwell join our program as the new head football coach at North Greenville University,’ said Director of Athletics Jan McDonald.

    “We expect him to bring excitement and spiritual growth to the football program as well as NGU.”

  • Fishing for stripers has been...

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

  • Soccer team hard at work

    The first-ever Jacksboro Middle School boy’s soccer team has put in many hour of practice in preparation for the season opener in April.

    Randy Brown, the Eagles’ head coach, said his team is one of more than 60 club teams signed up to participate in the Smoky Mountain Middle School Soccer Program.

    Brown expects to compete in a division that includes Farragut, Grace Christian, Gresham, Karns, Lenoir City, New Center, Oak Ridge and West Valley.

  • Jellico football player gets...

    Having something valuable suddenly taken away often makes one appreciate it all the more.

    Such has been the plight of Jellico High School linebacker Brent Johnson, who missed his entire senior season because of an injury.

    Two days before the 2008 season opener against Oakdale, the Blue Devils’ six-foot, 220 lb. defensive captain blew out a knee during practice. Three weeks later, he underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ACL and MCL. While his teammates played on without him, Johnson worked hard to rehab his knee and get back into playing shape.