Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils march into 2-A finals

    Jellico’s boys marched into the District 2-A Tournament championship game with an 83-60 rout of Washburn during Saturday’s semifinal round at Rutledge.

    Ben Mitchell led all scorers with 26 points, including six 3-pointers.

    Jesse Chambers was right behind Mitchell with 24 points, 11 of which he scored during a first-quarter blitz.

    Thomas Ridenour also hit double figures with 15 of his 17 points for the Blue Devils coming in the second half.

  • Blue Devils advance to region...

    Jellico High School’s boys have grown accustomed to fast starts this season.

    It’s finishing the job that often has Blue Devils’ fans sitting nervously on the edge of their seats in the closing moments of basketball games.

  • Cougars fall to Farragut in...

    A spectacular late-season run by the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team ended last week with consecutive losses in the district and regional basketball tournaments.

    The Cougars were eliminated from the Region 2-AAA Tournament Saturday night after a 59-49 opening round loss to Farragut, the place team from District 4.

    Campbell County got to host the game by virtue of finishing second in District 3.

    Junior forward Sean Ward turned in a solid effort with 13 points and eight rebounds but was the only member of his team to score in double figures.

  • Jellico girls stumble in Region...

    Basketball season ended for the Jellico High School girl’s team Friday night with a 66-32 loss at Hampton in the first round of the Region 1-A Tournament.

    Kayla Bolton tallied a game-high 11 points for the Lady Blue Devils (6-24 overall) but couldn’t overcome the Lady Bulldogs’ platoon of scorers.

  • Bearden eliminates CCHS girls...

    Megan Chapman deserved a better going away party.

    Campbell County High School’s lone senior basketball player fought and scratched for half a dozen points Friday night against a towering Bearden front line.

    The effort was there, but the outcome was not what the Lady Cougars had hoped for.

  • Offense fails Campbell County in...

    Coming into last week’s District 3-AAA boy’s championship game, few East Tennessee high school basketball teams had more momentum than Campbell County.

    The Cougars had won 10 of their previous 12 games, including a pair of blowouts of regular season champ and top-seeded Knoxville Central.

    Oak Ridge, which swept Campbell County during the regular season, slipped into Wednesday night’s title game after barely surviving two earlier tournament games against Clinton and Powell.

  • 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.