Today's Sports

  • The golden girls

    One of the most successful two-person championship runs in Campbell County High School track and field history picked up more steam Friday during the Section 1-AAA Championships at Johnson City.

    Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined for three section titles and all 48 points for the Lady Cougars, who finished 5th in a field of 28 teams. Both girls will represent their school at the state meet next week at Murfreesboro. 

  • CCHS athletes shine at Metro 8...

    State champion high jumper Kristin Chapman tuned up for this week’s sectionals by setting a meet record Friday afternoon during the Metro 8 Track and Field Championships at Oak Ridge.

    Chapman shattered the previous record by four inches with a 5-8 jump that matched her personal record. She also won the 300-meter hurdles and met the sectional qualifying standard with a time of 47.45 seconds in her first attempt this season.

    Chapman placed 4th in triple jump and ran the anchor leg of the 4th place and sectional qualifying 4x400-meter relay.

  • OR takes out Lady Cougars, 13-3

    Oak Ridge has now become Campbell County’s biggest stumbling block in the District 3-AAA Softball Tournament.

    For the second consecutive season, the Lady Wildcats eliminated the Lady Cougars in five innings.

    Last year, Campbell County was shut out 10-0. This season was not much different, as eighth-seeded Oak Ridge beat ninth-seeded Campbell County 13-3 Friday afternoon in an elimination game.

    The Lady Wildcats were then eliminated 10-0 by Anderson County.

  • Cougars stumble in district...

    A week after Campbell County’s senior class posted their first ever baseball victory over league rival Clinton, those same seniors had their high school careers ended by the Dragons.

    Clinton defeated the Cougars 16-6 in a District 3-AAA Tournament elimination game Saturday afternoon at Knox Halls.

    Aaron Chapman was tagged with the loss for the Cougars (12-24 overall). Marsh picked up the win for the Dragons (20-13 overall). Campbell County closed out the month of April with a 13-7 victory over Clinton at the Knoxville West Tournament.

  • Arnold signs with Tusculum...

    Galilee Bible Camp will host an Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The event — open to men, women and youth — will include a 3D archery competition, trap shoot and Bible study. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for youths, who must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum cost for a family would be $40. The registration deadline is May 16. Registration forms are available at the LaFollette Press. For more information, call 562-4910.

  • King recognized by state...

    The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association recently recognized Jellico High School assistant boys’ basketball coach Vic King for his 15 years of service to the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association. 

    Coach King has served on the TMSAA Committee, which sets the rules and regulations of member schools. He also serves as the TMSAA playoff coordinator for all sports, basketball being the largest with over 100 schools in East Tennessee taking part.

  • Campbell County kicks off spring...

    Campbell County High School’s football team kicked off spring practice Monday afternoon with enthusiastic group of 60 players hungry to make a name for themselves on the field.

    The Cougars will practice a total of 10 days over the next three weeks. Two days have also been set aside for scrimmages. Campbell County will travel to South-Doyle on Thursday, May 17 for a 6 p.m. scrimmage against the Cherokees. 

    A week later, the Cougars will wrap up spring drills with the Blue and Orange intrasquad scrimmage on May 24 at 7 p.m.

  • Cougars finally beat Clinton in...

    After struggling much of the season to get into a winning rhythm, the Campbell County High School baseball team picked up a pair of victories last week while finishing 2nd in the Knoxville West Tournament.

    The Cougars (2-14 district, 12-22 overall) opened tournament play Thursday afternoon with an 8-4 triumph over the host team.

  • Lady Cougars take 2nd place at...

    Campbell County High School’s track and field teams made a strong showing Friday during the Dale Legg Invitational at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars took 2nd place overall behind meet champion Maryville in a field of 16 scoring teams. Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined to score 46 points for Campbell County.

    Chapman, an ETSU signee, won the high jump (5-6) and 100-meter hurdles (:15.95), finished 4th in long jump and took 6th place in the 800-meter run with a personal record (PR) time of 2:35. She accounted for 28 points.