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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Campbell County boys stumble...

    Campbell County’s boys let a big game slip through their fingers Tuesday night.

    Playing at home for likely the final time this season, the Cougars had a six-point lead over District 3-AAA rival Karns High School going to the fourth quarter but couldn’t hold onto it.

    The Beavers escaped the Cougar Den with an 86-79 victory in a game that took two overtimes to complete.

    Colin Crane scored 22 of his game-high 34 points in the second half and overtime periods for Karns. Zach Norman led the Cougars with 27 points, eight of which he scored in overtime.

  • Sub-sectional defeat sends...

    Ethan Simpson and Ethan Miller turned in spectacular performances Friday night during their final basketball game for Jacksboro Middle School.

    Simpson poured in 20 points and Miller had 15 in a 64-53 sub-sectional loss to Union Grove, formerly known as William Blount Middle.

    The loss eliminated the third-seeded Eagles (13-9 overall) from the tournament.

    Eagles’ guard Jordan Kindred was injured during the game and finished with six points.

  • Owls post homecoming victory

    Corey Poteet scored 19 points and hit a trio of three-pointers Thursday night to lead the LaFollette Middle School boy’s basketball team to a 43-21 homecoming victory over Soldiers Memorial.

    Tyler Tomblin chipped in 10 points for the Owls, who evened their record at 7-7 overall, while Isaac Phillips had five points, Matt Bolton and Steven Etters three each, and Eric North two.

    LaFollette led 14-5 at intermission. Poteet scored 12 of his points, including a pair of treys and 4 of 5 free throws, during the second half.

  • JMS teams fall

    Having beaten Jefferson Middle earlier this season at Oak Ridge, the Jacksboro Lady Eagles came into Monday night’s rematch with confidence that they duplicate the feat.

    But Jefferson surprised the Lady Eagles by turning a close game into a 33-15 victory on Jacksboro’s home court.

    Defense was instrumental for Jefferson in avenging a 26-24 loss on Nov. 18, 2008.

    With the game tied 13-13 early in the third quarter of their most recent meeting, Jefferson held Jacksboro to two points during the entire second half of play.

  • Ward, Cougars back on winning...

    Sean Ward took a seat on Campbell County’s bench Saturday night, stretched out his lanky 6-foot-7 frame and began to bask in the glory of a 66-45 homecoming victory over Knox Halls.

    It had been awhile since the high school junior had reason to smile while on the basketball court.

    Ward’s 12 points helped the Cougars snap a frustrating four-game losing streak and get back into the District 3-AAA race.

  • Local boys enjoy all-star...

    Camaraderie and competition.

    That was the best part of the week for three Campbell County High School football players who played Saturday afternoon in the National Guard Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl.

    Tyler Albright and brothers Phillip and Stephen Wells got in on several snaps for the Tennessee team. The Wells twins saw action on both sides of the ball while Albright primarily played in the offensive backfield for a team blessed with great running backs.

  • Kentucky tops Tennessee in 2nd...

    With a defensive stand in the first half and an offensive breakout in the second half, Kentucky was able to hold off Tennessee for a 26-20 victory Saturday afternoon in the National Guard Border Bowl.

    The victory avenged Kentucky’s 23-13 loss during last year’s inaugural game held at the University of the Cumberlands.

    Though attendance was down from last year’s record crowd of 5,500, approximately 4,000 spectators braved a bitterly cold afternoon to watch some of the best high school senior football players from both states battle for bragging rights.

  • Lady Cougars win on homecoming...

    Fueled by Jessica Moore’s scoring punch, the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team has won three consecutive games, all against District 3-AAA competition.

    The Lady Cougars started their winning streak last Tuesday with an impressive, 73-34, victory at Karns.

    Moore hit for 17 points, followed by Candice Seiber and Courtney Morris with 13 each, Lindsay Evans and Shayla Goins seven each, sisters Megan and Kristin Chapman six each, Maria Foust and Courtney Miller two each.