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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lady Blue Devils net second win...

    The Jellico High School girl’s basketball team got another win last week.

    Ashley Gulley scored a season-high 19 points to lead the Lady Blue Devils to a 36-34 victory at The King’s Academy on Jan. 13.

    Jellico improved its record to 2-13 overall.

    “We made good decisions down the stretch and didn’t committ alot of silly mistakes,” said Harold Sanders, coach of the Lady Blue Devils.

    “Going on the road, playing a tough ball game and winning just shows that we are improving.”

  • Campbell boys win two in a row;...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams began the new year on opposite ends of the spectrum.

    The boy’s team won its last two games while the girls lost two in a row.

    Both teams wrapped up play in the Pilot Food Mart Winter Classic on Tuesday at Knoxville Catholic.

    The Cougars crushed Southeast Whitfield (Ga.) by 31 points, 57-26. Senior forward Zach Norman led nine Campbell County players into the scoring column with 12 points.

  • Cougars win freshman tournament

    The Campbell County High School freshman boy’s basketball team set a high benchmark for success by winning the 6th annual Anderson County Freshman Tournament.

    Cody Malicoat scored 12 points to lead the Cougars to a 33-29 opening round win against the Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    Chad Wagers and Nick Litton were heroes of the second round with 13 and 9 points, respectively, in a 45-35 victory over Scott High.

  • Blue Devils fall in tourney...

    The Jellico High boy’s basketball team ended the Pilot Food Mart Winter Classic last week with a 61-58 loss to Seymour.

    Jesse Chamber paced the Blue Devils with 13 points, followed by Ben Mitchell with 10, Darius Marlow and Jeremiah Thompson eight each, Matt Ayers seven, Thomas Ridenour six, Michael Smith four and Dustin Smiddy two. Greg Korlin led all scorers with 20 points.

    Jellico led throughout much of the first half. The Blue Devils were ahead 18-15 after one quarter and held a one-point advantage, 28-27, at intermission.

  • Cold shooting plagues Cougars

    Campbell County’s shooting woes continued Friday night at Knoxville West.

    The Cougars made only 35 percent of their field goal attempts during a 61-58 loss to the Rebels in a key District 3-AAA boy’s varsity basketball game.

    Seniors Zach Norman and Chris Poteet led all scorers with 17 points each and combined for 14 rebounds but didn’t get a lot of help. Five of their CCHS teammates combined to score the other 24 points. Justin Young, Troy Arnold and Cody Malicoat each tallied six points while Sean Ward had five and Lucas Nelson one.

  • Blue Devils split with Washburn

    Ben Mitchell shows no signs of letting up after recently reaching the 1,000-point milestone.

    Jellico High School’s senior guard pumped in 21 points Friday night to lead the Blue Devils to a 76-70 home victory over District 2-A rival Washburn.

    Jeremiah Thompson chipped in 15 points for Jellico, followed by Darius Marlow with12, Matt Ayers 10, Dustin Smiddy eight, Thomas Ridenour five and Michael Smith two.