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Today's Sports

  • Rain, Tigers dampen CCHS...

    Rain put an early end to Campbell County’s spring break baseball tour of Sevier County ballparks last week.

    The Cougars got in one game — an 11-1 loss Thursday afternoon at Pigeon Forge — before bad weather set in. The game was tied 1-1 going to the bottom of the third inning, where the Tigers took the lead for good.

    Brandon Wilson belted a solo home run as Pigeon Forge scored 10 unanswered runs over the last four innings.

  • Campbell County boys win first...

    The Young brothers — seniors Justin and Preston — led the Campbell County High School boys track and field team to a 23-point victory over their closest challenger Tuesday afternoon at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    Justin was a winner in three individual events — high jump, triple jump and 800 meter run — and also ran a leg of the first-place 4x400 relay.

    Preston won the shot put and discus throw.

  • Lady Cougars off to slow start

    It’s been a tough opening week for Campbell County High School’s softball team.

    The Lady Cougars lost a doubleheader, 10-0 and 3-0, at Hardin Valley on Monday. The following afternoon, Campbell County dropped its home opener, 17-3, to Oliver Springs.

    Mary Wilhoit, Mary Hickman and Haleigh Gulley drove in the Lady Cougars’ three runs against Oliver Springs.

    Campbell County is scheduled to host district rival Clinton today (Thurs.)

  • Jellico stays perfect in...

    Brittany Hughes struck out 11 batters Thursday afternoon to help the Jellico High School softball team keep its District 2-A winning streak intact.

    The Lady Blue Devils — who haven’t lost a district game this decade — run ruled visiting Hancock County, 13-3, to improve their record to 2-0 in league play and 3-4 overall.

    Shortstop Victoria Huddleston had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with an RBI double, three singles. She also scored three runs and stole home twice.

  • Campbell boys finish 5th at...

    The Campbell County High School boy’s track and field team placed fifth in a field of 15 teams last weekend at the William Blount Invitational.

    Justin Young won the high jump (6’2”), was runner-up in triple jump (40’10”) and finished sixth in the 800 meter run. However, the highlight of the meet was when Young took the Cougars from seventh to second place on the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay.

    Joseph Pereyo, Adam Taylor and Trevor Nolan were the other members of the 4x400 team.

  • Cougars fall to Sevier County

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team dropped an 8-1 decision on Satirday afternoon to host Sevier County at Tennessee Smokies Ballpark.

    Catcher Brandon Kindred drove in Andrew Dykes to score the Cougars’ lone run in the fifth inning.

    Kindred went 1-for-3 at the plate. He and Stephen Alley had the only two hits of the game for Campbell County’s (0-15 overall).

    Dykes went the distance and was tagged with the loss.

  • Jacksboro gymnast to compete at...

    Jacksboro gymnast Kaitlin Robins will represent Tennessee in the USAG Regionals on April 24 at Atlanta.

    The 14-year-old homeschooler won a bronze medal in the All-Around with a cumulative score of 38.05 at the Tennessee State Championships on March 29.

    Robins placed third in vault — her favorite event — and took fourth in both balance beam and floor exercise and fifth in the uneven bars.

    Her scores in floor, uneven bars and all-around were personal bests.

    Robins routinely practices 15-20 hours per week.

  • 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.