Today's Sports

  • Cougars top Panthers, 91-76

    Cumberland Gap High School’s boys fell into the same trap Friday night that have claimed many victims the past couple of basketball seasons.

    The Panthers (4-3 overall) played right into Campbell County’s hands during a 91-76 loss at home. The Cougars set a season high for points this season while winning for the third time in five outings.

    “We got them to play our tempo, and it was our type of game,” said Campbell County coach Barry Jones.

    “The last thing we want to do is slow it down.”

  • Evans named one of the top...

    Several Campbell County High School football players were honored last week by the District 3-AAA coaches.

    CCHS junior Keenan Evans shared lineman of the year honors with Josh Norman from Oak Ridge. Joining Evans on the 2009 all-district first team were CCHS teammates Tyler Amburgey, Trevor Nolan and Brad Hicks. Arnie Meredith was voted academic all-district. Honorable mention all-district candidates for the Cougars included Wesley Cook, Tyler Oakes, Ben Muse and Donovan Long.

  • Blue Devils turn in good effort...

    Jellico has proven it can play basketball with the big boys.

    In two of their first six games this season, the Class A Blue Devils have gone toe-to-toe with Class AAA teams Knox Halls and Clinton before falling short down the stretch.

    During Monday night’s home game against a talented and athletic Clinton squad, Jellico had a 32-31 halftime lead but couldn’t hold it. The Dragons ended up winning by 18 points, 75-57, but the Blue Devils showed what they’re capable of when they outscored Clinton 24-6 during a second quarter blitz.

  • CCHS teams are double trouble...

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman scored seven of her team-high 11 points during the second half of Tuesday night’s game against Powell to help the Campbell County High School girl’s varsity basketball team notch its first district win this season.

    The Lady Cougars (1-1 district, 5-3 overall) rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to win 52-43 in front of their hometown fans.

  • Lady Cougars' win streak...

    Campbell County’s girls had a nice little three-game win streak going until Maryville High School’s basketball team got in the way Saturday afternoon.

    Senior guard Jessica Moore led all scorers with 27 points in a losing cause for the Lady Cougars (4-2 overall), who were beaten 60-50 by the Lady Rebels on the final day of the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic.

    Sophomore Maria Foust contributed nine points to Campbell County’s cause, followed by Courtney Morris with six, Shayla Goins three, Kristin Chapman and Lindsay Evans two each, and Candice Seiber one.

  • Cougars struggle through trying...

    It’s been an unsettling start to the season for the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team.

    The Cougars (2-4 overall), who have struggled to come up with a defense to match their high scoring offense, played four Thanksgiving tournament games without their head coach, Barry Jones, whose youngest son underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.

    Campbell County did win half its games last week, one each at the Scott High and Heritage tournaments.

  • Cox is out to make a difference

    A conversation several years ago with his then-elementary school age daughter was the catalyst that brought Darrell Cox back to the basketball court.

    The former college basketball star disagreed with the way his daughter was being taught and decided he could do a better job. After working in construction for nearly 20 years after playing his last game for Lincoln Memorial University, Cox went back to school to earn his teacher’s certification.

  • Blue Devils rally for first...

    Jellico High School’s varsity boys battled back from an early deficit last week (Nov. 24) to defeat District 4-A rival Oakdale, 80-60, for their first win on the basketball court this season,

    Senior guard Jeremiah Thompson paced the Blue Devils (1-0 district, 1-2 overall) with 15 points, all from 3-point range. Senior forwards Thomas Ridenour and Jesse Chambers chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Jellico.

  • CCHS teams swept in district...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams got swept Tuesday night by visiting Clinton in their District 3-AAA opener.

    The Lady Dragons surprised the CCHS girls with a 69-65 win.

    Post player Cody Houck (25 pts.), point guard Amber Taylor (20 pts.) and wing Jasmine Fuqua (18 pts.) inflicted most of the damage for Clinton, which made 13-of-17 free throws.

    Senior guard Jessica Moore led the Lady Cougars with 24 points but was held scoreless during the fourth quarter.

  • Campbell County boys snap skid,...

    After suffering two tough losses to open the season, the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team finally tasted victory Monday on opening night of the Scott High Thanksgiving Classic.

    The Cougars (1-2 overall) outgunned Oneida, 87-74, in their highest scoring game to date. It’s the second time this season that Campbell County has scored at least 80 points.