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Today's Sports

  • Albright nominated for award

    Tyler Albright of Campbell County High School has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year.

    As a result of this achievement, Albright is among a select group of players who are eligible to be selected as a national Red Zone Player of the Year and honored in a full-page feature in USA Today in February.

  • Short-handed Blue Devils survive...

    Minus several key players, who are halfway through a six-game suspension for playing in an unauthorized benefit game, the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team somehow found a way to win Thursday night at the J. Frank White Academy.

    Jeremiah Thompson bailed the Blue Devils out of their most recent quandary by scoring 17 of his game-high 20 points in the second half of a 59-54 Jellico victory.

    Thompson scored 10 of his points, including 4-of-4 free throws, to help break three ties in the fourth quarter.

  • Lady Cougars rally past Powell,...

    Campbell County’s girls looked for all the world like they were going to lose Tuesday night’s District 3-AAA high school basketball game to visiting Powell.

    Trailing 51-38 early in the fourth quarter, the Lady Cougars managed to regain their composure and work their way back into contention with a 12-0 run.

    With a couple of big plays down the stretch from freshman Maria Foust, Campbell County won 55-53 to improve its record to 6-5 in league play and 10-9 overall.

  • Lady Owls, Eagles net rivalry...

    It was more of the same from Jacksboro and LaFollette, which hooked up Thursday night for a rematch of their annual middle school basketball rivalry.

    The Lady Owls defeated the Lady Eagles, 35-28, to complete a season sweep of their rivals. Rachel Harris came up big for LaFollette with 17 points. Niki Ward also scored in double figures with 11 points. Both had six rebounds.

    Chelsea King made seven steals for LaFollette.

    “Rachel had the best game of her middle school career,” said Lady Owls’ coach Marsha Morton.

  • Blue Devils are in the driver...

    With all their starters back in the lineup, the Jellico High School boys were again the toast of the town Friday night.

    An overflow crowd cheered on wildly, as the host Blue Devils trounced defending champion Hancock County, 73-54, to take sole possession of first place in the District 2-A basketball race.

    Forwards Jesse Chambers and Thomas Ridenour led five Jellico scorers in double figures with 13 points each. Ben Mitchell chipped in 11, followed by Darius Marlow and Matt Ayers with 10 each, and Jeremiah Thompson nine.

  • Eagles stay in hunt for TMSAA...

    Jacksboro’s boys remain the only Campbell County middle school basketball team in contention for a large-school division championship.

    The Eagles crushed Wartburg, 55-27, Saturday afternoon in the Area 2 North consolation game to advance to sub-sectional play this week.

    Ethan Simpson poured in 19 points to lead all scorers while Jacksboro teammate Jordan Kindred chipped in 14. Afterward, both boys were named to the all-tournament team.

  • Varsity swept by Oak Ridge; CCHS...

    If taken to heart, the old Greek proverb, “every dog has his day” would go a long way toward soothing the bruised ego of Campbell County High School varsity basketball teams, which were soundly swept Friday night by district rival Oak Ridge.

    The Lady Cougars suffered the worst of the two defeats, 85-45, but stand to gain the most in the immediate future. Campbell County won the girl’s junior varsity game, 40-38, after having beaten the Lady Wildcats’ freshman team, 57-34, the previous night.

    Things are definitely looking up for next season.

  • Jellico clinches 2-A title

    Longtime Jellico High basketball fans can scarcely recall the last time their boy’s team won a district regular season title.

    The school’s first and only tournament championship team was easy enough to remember. The 1991-92 Blue Devils captured a District 2-A crown and fell one game short of reaching the state tournament.

    But, until Friday night, when Jellico rallied for a 67-61 victory over Cosby, the Blue Devils hadn’t won a regular season championship since 1951.

  • Cougars clicking again

    Longtime Jellico High basketball fans can scarcely recall the last time their boy’s team won a district regular season title.

    The school’s first and only tournament championship team was easy enough to remember. The 1991-92 Blue Devils captured a District 2-A crown and fell one game short of reaching the state tournament.

    But, until Friday night, when Jellico rallied for a 67-61 victory over Cosby, the Blue Devils hadn’t won a regular season championship since 1951.

  • Lady Cougars score 33-point win...

    A 33-point victory over district rival Karns High School helped the Campbell County girls forget —at least momentarily — about last week’s league disaster.

    The Lady Cougars lost games to Knoxville teams Halls (Wed.) and West (Fri.) before rebounding with a 69-36 rout of the Lady Beavers on Tuesday night.

    Campbell County (7-8 district, 12-12 overall) has a chance to move up the tournament seeding ladder, provided it takes care of business tonight (Thurs.) at Knoxville Central in the district regular season finale.