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Today's Sports

  • Scrimmaging the big boys

    Rebuilding is a word that Dewayne Wells would like to eliminate from the Campbell County High School football vocabulary.

    So, instead of scheduling an opponent of equal or lesser ability for a spring scrimmage, the Cougars’ head coach decided to see what his returning players could do against defending Class 3A state champion Knoxville Catholic.

    Campbell County concluded nearly two weeks of spring practice by hosting the Irish on Thursday afternoon at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

  • Middle school athletes wrap up...

    Several Campbell County middle school track and field athletes concluded an outstanding season during the recent sectional championships held hosted by Clinton.

    Jacksboro Middle had two event winners: Ethan Simpson in boy’s long jump (18-0) and Micheala Smith in girl’s discus (75-11).

    Ethan Miller finished second in boy’s discus to LaFollette’s Rusty Provins, who was crowned sectional champion after a school-record throw of 142 feet.

  • Legals even baseball series...

     The official schedule lists 10 baseball games for the Dave Dunaway Legals: five games vs. Lake City and five more vs. Eagle Tire, which are considered most important since they officially decide the Caryville Dixie Youth 11-12 championship.

    The Legals won the first game against Eagle Tire, 19-5. The two teams split the next two games.

    The May 1 contest is now known as the “mud bowl.” Torrential rains left the field in horrid conditions.

  • Soccer gains foothold on...

    The Jacksboro Eagles made a very successful debut this year while competing in the Smoky Mountain Middle School Boy’s Soccer League.

    Jacksboro won nearly half the games (6-8) it played, beginning with an 8-2 victory over West Valley on April 25 in the team’s very first game.

    Seventh-grader Benton Merritt and sixth-grader Olivia Brown scored three goals each during the contest,

  • Lady Cougars avenge earlier loss...

    After being beaten by Cumberland Gap earlier this season, the Campbell County High School softball team returned the favor Friday afternoon at Arlis Chapman Field.

    The Lady Cougars pulled out an 11-10 victory by making the plays they didn’t make during a run-rule loss last month. Latosha Carroll, a junior who has pitched all three of Campbell County’s wins this season, went the distance and struck out five batters in the most recent meeting of the two teams.

    “I thought we showed a little more cool,” said Ron Lasley, coach of the Lady Cougars.

  • Eagles, Lady Owls tops at local...

    LaFollette’s girls and Jacksboro’s boys won a middle school track and field meet Thursday afternoon at Campbell County High School’s L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    The Lady Owls boasted seven event winners: Destiny Mayes in the two-mile run; Camille Reynolds in the 800; Samantha Leach in the hurdles, 200 meter dash and high jump; Chelsea King in the 400 meter dash and long jump; and the 4x800 relay (Reynolds, King, Madison Griffith, Leach).

  • Cougars win two in Kentucky...

    It’s a classic case of “better late than never” for the Campbell County High School varsity baseball team, which has won four of its last four games this year after starting the season 0-15.

    The Cougars finally beat Cumberland Gap last weekend after getting the Panthers on a neutral field during a tournament at Bell County, Ky.

  • CCHS athletes compete at Vol...

    Four Campbell County High School track and field athletes competed last weekend in the 49th Vol Classic.  

    Competitors hailed from 13 states and Canada. Medals were awarded to the top eight finishers in each event.

    Athletes medaling for CCHS included:

    •Preston Young took third place in shot put with a throw of 52’ 6 1/4”. Less than four inches separated the top three finishers. He also took sixth in discus with a throw of 148’ 6”.  

  • Seniors make college decisions

    Phillip and Stephen Wells, Troy Arnold, Britt Teague, Zach Allen and Tyler Doney have played football together for so long that they can’t remember not having each other around.

    This fall, the Campbell County High School seniors will stand on opposing sidelines as members of rival college teams.

    The Wells twins, Arnold and Teague made commitments to the University of Cumberlands in nearby Williamsburg, Ky.

  • Young sets records at...

    Brothers Preston and Justin Young put on quite a show Friday afternoon during the Dale Legg Track and Field Invitational at Anderson County High School.

    Preston set meet records in shot put (52-07) and discus (154-03) while winning both events handily and was named MVP in field events.

    Justin took first place in high jump (5-10) and was runner-up in triple jump and the half-mile run.