Today's Sports

  • Chadwell gets top job at North...

     Campbell County native Jamey Chadwell has been named head football coach at North Greenville University, an NCAA Division II school in Tigerville, SC.

    Chadwell’s appointment was announced at a press conference on the NGU campus Friday, Feb. 6.

    “We are extremely excited to have James Chadwell join our program as the new head football coach at North Greenville University,’ said Director of Athletics Jan McDonald.

    “We expect him to bring excitement and spiritual growth to the football program as well as NGU.”

  • Fishing for stripers has been...

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

  • Soccer team hard at work

    The first-ever Jacksboro Middle School boy’s soccer team has put in many hour of practice in preparation for the season opener in April.

    Randy Brown, the Eagles’ head coach, said his team is one of more than 60 club teams signed up to participate in the Smoky Mountain Middle School Soccer Program.

    Brown expects to compete in a division that includes Farragut, Grace Christian, Gresham, Karns, Lenoir City, New Center, Oak Ridge and West Valley.

  • Jellico football player gets...

    Having something valuable suddenly taken away often makes one appreciate it all the more.

    Such has been the plight of Jellico High School linebacker Brent Johnson, who missed his entire senior season because of an injury.

    Two days before the 2008 season opener against Oakdale, the Blue Devils’ six-foot, 220 lb. defensive captain blew out a knee during practice. Three weeks later, he underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ACL and MCL. While his teammates played on without him, Johnson worked hard to rehab his knee and get back into playing shape.

  • Offense eludes Cougars

    The only thing drearier than the weather last week was Campbell County’s offense, which was outscored 38-1 in consecutive varsity baseball losses to Halls, Clinton and Knoxville Catholic.

    Senior shortstop Blake Potter scored the only run for the Cougars when he drove in Brandon Kindred with a sacrifice fly in the third inning of a 9-1 loss to Clinton last Wednesday (March 11).

    Kindred and Andrew Dykes each went 2-for-3 in that game to account for Campbell County’s four base hits.

  • Lady Devils stumble in opener

    Nine-time defending District 2-A softball champion Jellico is off to an uncharacteristic 0-1 start this year.

    The Lady Blue Devils were dealt a 6-3 loss last week by Cumberland Gap in their season opener.

    Jellico played the game without three starters, two of which had the flu and another with a shoulder injury.

    “I’ve had to move people from the outfield to the infield to compensate for my pitching,” said Lady Blue Devils’ coach Nancy Douglas.

  • Return to glory

    In a scenario surprisingly similar to the 1996 championship team, fifth seeded Campbell County advanced to the finals of the District 3-AAA Tournament with an 85-72 rout of regular season champ Knoxville Central during Monday’s semifinals at Clinton.

    The Cougars (18-10 overall) advanced to the title game Wednesday night to tackle Oak Ridge, a 54-53 overtime winner Monday night over Powell on the other side of the bracket.

  • Jellico claims 2-A crown

    The stage was set for an incredible final. The Jellico Blue Devils (18-9) and Cosby Eagles (19-8) had split their regular season series with each winning on their home courts. But, The Blue Devils were the top seed, their first-ever No. 1 seed in the District 2-A Tournament, while the Eagles were seeded third, and had to fight their way through the elimination round.

  • Little consolation for Lady...

    Playing Clinton on its home court Tuesday night proved to be too much of a disadvantage for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team to overcome.

    The Lady Cougars fell 64-56 to the Lady Dragons in the consolation game of the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    Both teams will hit the road tomorrow (Fri.) night for opening round elimination games in the Region 2-AAA Tournament. The Lady Cougars will play at Bearden at 7 p.m.

  • Norman leads charge in Cougars...

    In-between free throws Friday night, Zach Norman looked more like the U.S. Marine he plans to become rather than the high school basketball star he is right now.

    Barking out last-minute orders, the 6-foot-4 senior forward directed his teammates to their proper positions during the fourth quarter of Campbell County’s first-round District 3-AAA Tournament game against fourth-seeded Knoxville West.