Today's Sports

  • Cougars hold their own at...

    They may be young, but that doesn’t seem to faze members of the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball program.

    With 18 of 22 players either freshmen or sophomores, the Cougars played with poise and purpose last week at the Belmont University summer team camp in Nashville, where they played a combined 46 games in five days in three separate divisions: varsity, B-team and freshman.

    “They took everything we threw at them,” said Barry Jones, who is beginning his third year as head coach at Campbell County.

  • Back on the field

    Chris Johnson hadn’t been on a football field in nearly four years, and it showed.

    While playing Saturday for the unbeaten Knoxville Knights — a minor league team that competes in the Alliance League — the former star running back for Campbell County High School admittedly didn’t live up to his usual high expectations.

    Johnson’s best work came on special teams, where he delivered a couple of devastating hits on opposing ball carriers to help his team pin a 39-0 defeat on the Frankfort (Ky.) Falcons.

  • CCHS to host baseball camp July...

    Campbell County High School will host a baseball camp July 13-15 for boys ages 6-14.

    Camp hours will be 9 a.m.-noon.

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on opening day of the camp. Players may also pre-register by calling 865-659-7873.

    All campers will receive a camp t-shirt. Cost is $35 per player.

  • Legals repeat as Caryville champs

    After winning the Caryville Dixie Youth Baseball 9-10 division title in ’07, the Dave Dunaway Legals have now won back-to-back league championships in the 11-12 year old division.

    In 2009, the Legals posted a league best 7-2 regular season mark, including 3-1 in the Caryville Division, to make their overall three-peat record 33-3.

  • All-Stars take McMinn to the...

    LaFollette’s 11-12 All-Stars won their first game in District 6 pool play Monday night, and boy was it a doozy.

    Playing in front of a hometown crowd at Liberty Park, LaFollette went two extra innings to beat the McMinn County Nationals, 7-3.

    The game was a scoreless pitching duel until the top of the fifth inning when LaFollette’s Aaron Sanders drilled a line drive to a gap down the right field line to drive in the first run.

    Later, Sanders scored on a sacrifice by Kaleb Jarrett to give the home team a 2-0.

  • Record field but no record times...

    After setting course records the past two years, the field was significantly slower Saturday morning for the 10th annual Cove Lake 5K road race. Jeff Day and Patrick Gildea — a pair of 20-something former University of Tennessee runners who set course records in 2008 — didn’t come close to their times from last summer’s race but did finish first and second, respectively, for the second consecutive year.

  • LaFollette Fitness Center Team...

    The Academy of Martial Arts at LaFollette Fitness Center recently took several members to a tournament hosted by Alliance Martial Arts in Corbin, Ky.  

    Three competitors from the Fitness Center participated in the tournament. Events included forms (kata), weapons, point fighting, sport jujitsu and grappling.

    Medals were awarded for first through third place, and trophies were awarded to the Grand Champion in each division.

  • Campbell County hosts youth...

    In 2006, LaFollette Middle School track coach Billie Ann Evans and Jacksboro Middle School track coach Ann Browning became site directors for the Knoxville Track Club (KTC) Youth Athletic Summer Track Program in Campbell County.

    The workouts were located at the Campbell County High School Track. For that inaugural year a dozen young athletes participated.

    In 2009, Evans and Browning are serving as site directors for the fourth straight year at the Campbell County KTC Youth Athletic Summer Track Program and much has changed.

  • Champions crowned at Country...

    John Fox (1st), Jeremy Cox (2nd) and Johnny Baird (3rd) made of the championship flight of the recent LaFollette Country Club Invitational.

    The first flight included Josh James (1st), Michael Martin (2nd) and Jeff Sweat (3rd).

    Members of the second flight were Matthew Chambers (1st), Chuck Heatherly (2nd) and Robert Dial (3rd). Chelsea Boshears (1st), Warren Heatherly and Al Roberts (tied for 2nd) were in the third flight.

    The fourth flight included Bill Thompson (1st), Kyle Teague (2nd) and Bill Cox (3rd).

  • Burgan wins state golf crown

    LaFollette native Todd Burgan claimed his first individual state championship Saturday.

    He defeated Danny Green in 19 holes to capture the 2009 Tennessee Golf Association Match Play title at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin.

    Burgan, a 1987 graduate of Campbell County High School who played collegiate golf at the University of Tennessee, previously captured the 2000 TGA Four-Ball Championship with fellow LaFollette golfer Jarrett Sharp.