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Today's Sports

  • Revealing of the rivals

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!”

    The famous quote by “The Sandlot” character, Hamilton “Ham” Porter, fit the evening on Saturday for the Jellico middle school baseball squad.

    Nathan “Smalls” Johnson hurled a bomb from just inside right field, throwing Isaac Mitchell out at home plate. Catcher Max Farris made the tag, as Mitchell was trying to extend his triple into an inside-the-park home run.

  • King of the hill

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Hunter Scott is certainly making a name for himself on the mound for the Campbell County Cougars.

    The Louisiana native currently holds a 0.53 ERA through 26 innings pitched. He holds a 2-2 record as Campbell County’s starting pitcher.

    On Monday night, Scott only allowed tossed in six strikeouts in only five innings of play.

  • Ward signs with Johnson...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Campbell County senior Niki Ward is living out a dream.

    On Monday evening, the Lady Cougar point guard signed her intent to play with Johnson University in Knoxville.

    “I don’t have the words for it,” Ward said of the day. “I’m excited. I was given many, many different signs that showed me that this is where I needed to be.”

  • Column: Who's on first?

     It could only be described as one of the greatest skits of all time.

    “Well, then who’s on first?”

    “Yes.”

    “I mean the fellow’s name.”

    “Who.”

    “The guy on first.”

    “Who.”

    “The first baseman.”

    “Who.”

    “The guy playing…”

    “Who is on first!”

    “What are you askin’ me for?”

  • Sports News 4-11-13

    Thursday, April 11:

    Campbell County Tennis

    The Campbell County High School girls tennis team will travel to Powell High School. The girl’s match is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m.

     

    Jellico High Softball

    The Jellico High School softball team will travel to Cumberland Gap for a non-district showdown. The varsity squad will begin at 5 p.m.

     

    Campbell County Baseball

  • Battlin' Blue Devils

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com 

    A swing. A miss. A celebration.

    That’s the way the hard-fought battle ended on Tuesday night, as the Jellico Blue Devils took a close one from the Oliver Springs Bobcats, 10-9.

    The two teams battled all the way through, producing three ties and three different lead changes.

    However, Jellico proved its battling spirit, as Austin Bowlin struck out the final two batters to walk away with the win.

    For Bowlin, the Blue Devil fight comes from one thing.

  • Power of Provins

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Rusty Provins was nothing but a one-man show on Saturday.

    The Cumberland Gap junior is the only athlete on the Cumberland Gap track team, but that’s not his most impressive performance.

    Currently, Provins is ranked first in the state in the discus throw.

    “It’s a very good feeling, especially because of how much work I’ve put into it,” Provins said.

    Coming into Saturday’s Hardin Valley Invitational, he had already secured the top spot in the state.

  • Dossett takes home 100-meter...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Bryce Dossett could be atop the LaFollette Middle School record book for a long time to come.

    Earlier this season, the eighth grade sprinter broke the 100-meter dash record, posting a 13.36 second time.

    In Thursday’s meet at Campbell County High School, she broke her own time, posting a 13.2.

  • Column: The perfect game

    Yu who?

    I’m sure that’s how many felt on Tuesday night after the Japanese pitcher stunned the world with a near perfect game.

    Pitching for the Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish threw a perfect 8 and 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros.

    However, needing only one out, Marwin Gonzalez laced a single between Darvish’s legs in order to keep the perfect game from happening.

    While I only saw the final innings, the game was an exciting one, but I would rather be where I was.

  • Sports News 4-4-13

    Thursday, April 4:

    Campbell County baseball

    The Campbell County High School baseball team will host Carter. This non-district match-up will be varsity only, as it is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.

     

    Middle School track

    Some of Campbell County’s middle school track athletes will be participating in the CAK Shootout at the Christian Academy of Knoxville. The meet is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.

     

    Friday, April 5: