Today's Sports

  • Error-prone Cougars drop...

    About the only good thing to come out of Campbell County’s season and district opener Monday at Clinton is that the Cougars do have the talent and potential to play much better.

    Campbell County committed five errors and managed just four hits during a 10-0 loss to the Dragons. Second baseman Trammell Marlow and shortstop Blake Potter got a double apiece while first baseman Andrew Dykes and third baseman Joe Goins each had a single.

    The Cougars left eight men stranded on base, half of them in scoring position.

  • Tennis players net individual...

    Although their teams took identical 2-7 losses on opening day, four Campbell County High School tennis players were able to win individual or doubles matches Monday afternoon while playing Powell High at Tyson Park.

    Ashley Morris and Madison Asher, seeded fifth and six respectively for the Lady Cougars, were victorious for the first time in their young tennis careers. Morris won a tiebreaker, 12-9, while Asher edged her opponent, 8-6.

    “I’m so proud of them,” said Campbell County coach Jason Ivey.

  • Blue Devils hit regional...

    Jellico High School’s quest to reach the state boy's basketball tournament ended last week with a 77-58 loss to the Cloudland in the Region 1-A semifinals at Chuckey-Doak.

    The Highlanders pulled out to a 21-12 first-quarter lead and enjoyed a 34-19 halftime advantage.

    Jesse Chambers, who finished with 18 points to carry the Blue Devils, scored nine straight to get Jellico back in the game early in the third quarter. A three-pointer by Ben Mitchell closed the gap to two points, but Jellico could never grab the lead.

  • Cougars stun champs, 78-52

    With one starter serving a two-game suspension and another in foul trouble, prospects for a victory did not look good Thursday night for the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team.

    Knoxville Central enjoyed homecourt advantage, boasted the District 3-AAA player and coach of the year, and had already locked up the top seed in the league tournament.

  • Blue Devils are favored in...

    After wrapping up the District 2-A regular season championship, the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team is the odds-on favorite to win the league tournament, which begins this week at Rutledge Middle.

    The Blue Devils (9-1 district, 18-7 overall) defeated Clinch, 66-30, Friday night in their homecoming game after leading by 30 points at halftime.

    Junior point guard Darius Marlow makes Jellico go. He averaged 7.8 assists per game during the regular season. Senior guard Ben Mitchell leads the Blue Devils in scoring with 16.5 points per contest.

  • CCHS girls end regular season...

    With Tennessee high school basketball teams beginning district tournament play this week, Campbell County coach Ryan Browning said his girls are as ready for the postseason as they’re going to be.

    The Lady Cougars roll into tonight’s (Thurs.) District 3-AAA opener at Oak Ridge as the No. 5 seed after thumping Knoxville Central last week, 50-34. They’ll play Knoxville West, the No. 4 seed, at 7:30 p.m. for the right to face league champion Oak Ridge on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Clinton.

  • Campbell County players named to...

    Three Campbell County High School basketball players were selected to their respective All-District 3-AAA teams last week by a vote of the league coaches.

    Jessica Moore, a junior guard, was the only member of the CCHS girl’s team to be picked all-district. She leads the Lady Cougars (8-8 district, 13-12 overall) in scoring with 15.5 points per game and is tied for the team lead for free throw percentage (74).

    Forward Zach Norman and guard Chris Poteet were all-district honorees for the CCHS boy’s team.

  • Fishing report for week of Feb....

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

     The lake level on Monday, Feb. 16 was 1,000.26 feet, a decline of over a foot and a half since the previous week.

    Crappie fishing improved the most last week, with the majority of the fish holding tight to brush in stained creek hollows on the upper end of the lake. The best crappie baits have been medium-sized tuffy minnows,  1/32 or 1/64 oz. Popeye flies and small tube jigs.

  • Cougars continue winning streak

    Equaling its longest such streak this season, the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team clobbered District 3-AAA foe Powell, 64-46, Tuesday night for a fourth consecutive victory.

    Senior forward Zach Norman continued his torrid scoring pace with 19 points to lead the Cougars, who improved their record to 6-5 in league play and 12-8 overall heading into another huge district showdown tomorrow (Fri.) night at Oak Ridge.

  • Local teams fall in league...

    Campbell County basketball teams had a rough go of it Monday night during opening round action of the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Area 2 Tournament at Anderson County High.

    Lower-seeded teams eliminated both Jacksboro’s girls and LaFollette’s boys.

    The No. 6 Lady Eagles fell 34-28 to No. 7 Lake City.

    Point guard Whitney Sawyer led Jacksboro with nine points, followed by Jamie Mynatt and Kristi Owens with eight each, and Whitney Williamson three.