Today's Sports

  • Cross-country runners finish...

    High school cross-country runners from Campbell County made their presence felt Thursday during the Region 2 Championships at Victor Ashe Park in northwest Knoxville.

    For the first time ever, Jellico had a runner qualify for the state meet. Jasper Budd, a junior, finished just over three seconds behind Cory Self of Gatlinburg-Pittman in the Class A boy’s race. Budd, who set a new personal record (18:36.40), will try for a similar finish Saturday at the state championships in Nashville.

  • Alumni tournament set to tip off...

    Campbell County High School will celebrate a rich and glorious past on the hardwood with the inaugural Cougar Basketball Alumni Weekend tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    The list of activities includes an alumni basketball tournament for former players. Players who register will be assigned to one of four teams based on the era they played: 1975-1990, 1991-99, 2000-04, 2005-09.

  • Jacksboro and LaFollette split...

    Jacksboro and LaFollette split a varsity basketball doubleheader Thursday night at Agee Gymnasium.

    The host Lady Eagles won their second game in as many outings, 35-29. Point guard Whitney Williamson paced Jacksboro with 15 points — 11 of which she scored during a second quarter blitz — and a pair of three-pointers.

    Post players Hannah Owens and Jamie Mynatt chipped in seven points each for the Lady Eagles, followed by Whitney Sawyer with four, Krista Williams and Michaela Smith one each.

  • LaFollette Elementary teams stay...

    LaFollette Elementary School’s basketball teams kept their records perfect Tuesday night with a home sweep of county rival Elk Valley.

    The Lady Owls (7-0 overall) put three scorers in double figures: Skylar Boshears with 11 points, Julia Powell and Carmin Harris with 10 each. LaFollette won the game, 43-24.

    Kasi Phillips chipped in six points for LaFollette, while Jessica Monday, Bella Luna and Amber Finkenbine had two each.

    Amber Moore led the Lady Elks with 11 points, followed by Carla Beams with eight, Megan Minton and Janice Brewer two each.

  • CCHS Basketball Alumni...

    A Campbell County High School Basketball Alumni Weekend is being planned for Nov. 13-14 at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    The list of activities includes an alumni basketball tournament for former players. Players who register will be assigned to one of four teams based on the era they played: 1975-1990, 1991-99, 2000-04, 2005-09.

    The tournament will begin on Friday, Nov. 13 and conclude with championship and consolation games on Saturday, Nov. 14. There will also be a slam dunk contest for former players as well as a 3-point shootout.

  • Blue Devils back in win column

    Nearly two months have passed since Jellico High School last won a football game.

    The leaves were still green and the late summer air was hot and humid when the Blue Devils went on the road to defeat North Greene, 14-8, on Aug. 28.

    During the seven weeks that followed, Jellico lost six consecutive games by an average margin of 19. 5 points. The defense gave up a total of 177 points in those six games while the offense struggled to score 60.

  • Jellico’s remarkable...

    Jellico High School’s first appearance in sub-state volleyball was a bit of a disappointment for the Lady Blue Devils.

    Host North Greene defeated Jellico in three games — 25-13, 25-12 and 25-22 — to advance to the state tournament this week at Murfreesboro.

    However, the Lady Blue Devils expect to be back next year with one of their two all-region players returning for her senior season.

    “I just wanted to win one (sub-state game) at least,” said Jellico coach Barbara Carter.

  • Cougars drop heartbreaker to...

    A competitive high school football game Friday night against Knox Halls quickly turned sour for Campbell County during the final 5 1/2 minutes.

    Trailing by a single point on their home turf, the Cougars (2-5 district, 3-6 overall) gave up two touchdowns down the stretch of a 28-13 loss to the Red Devils (3-4 district, 3-6 overall).

    “The kids really played hard. We really had (Halls) on the ropes,” said Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Local runner places 4th in...

    Local ultra marathon runner Tony Branam finished 4th out of 20 starters with a time of 6 hours and 48 minutes in the area’s first-ever ultra marathon, the Cumberland Trail 50k, held on Oct. 10.  

    The 31-mile trail race was won in impressive 5:26 by Byron Backer, 45, of Greenville, S.C.  

    Women’s winner Dreama Campbell, 37, of Chattanooga finished in 6th place with a time of 7:12.  Only one runner dropped from the course, due to a previously existing injury.

  • CCHS sweeps Cove Lake meet

    It wasn’t her best time on the home course, but Carlie Childress ran just fast enough Thursday afternoon to beat her closest rival and win a third consecutive Cove Lake Cross-Country Invitational championship.

    Childress, a Campbell County High School senior, completed the wooded 3.1 course in 21 minutes, 39 seconds. That was 28 seconds slower than the pace she set the past two seasons while running against Cumberland Gap standout Courtney Crowder, whom she also defeated to earn the previous two titles.