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Today's Sports

  • Campbell boys win two in a row;...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams began the new year on opposite ends of the spectrum.

    The boy’s team won its last two games while the girls lost two in a row.

    Both teams wrapped up play in the Pilot Food Mart Winter Classic on Tuesday at Knoxville Catholic.

    The Cougars crushed Southeast Whitfield (Ga.) by 31 points, 57-26. Senior forward Zach Norman led nine Campbell County players into the scoring column with 12 points.

  • Cougars win freshman tournament

    The Campbell County High School freshman boy’s basketball team set a high benchmark for success by winning the 6th annual Anderson County Freshman Tournament.

    Cody Malicoat scored 12 points to lead the Cougars to a 33-29 opening round win against the Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    Chad Wagers and Nick Litton were heroes of the second round with 13 and 9 points, respectively, in a 45-35 victory over Scott High.

  • Blue Devils fall in tourney...

    The Jellico High boy’s basketball team ended the Pilot Food Mart Winter Classic last week with a 61-58 loss to Seymour.

    Jesse Chamber paced the Blue Devils with 13 points, followed by Ben Mitchell with 10, Darius Marlow and Jeremiah Thompson eight each, Matt Ayers seven, Thomas Ridenour six, Michael Smith four and Dustin Smiddy two. Greg Korlin led all scorers with 20 points.

    Jellico led throughout much of the first half. The Blue Devils were ahead 18-15 after one quarter and held a one-point advantage, 28-27, at intermission.

  • Cold shooting plagues Cougars

    Campbell County’s shooting woes continued Friday night at Knoxville West.

    The Cougars made only 35 percent of their field goal attempts during a 61-58 loss to the Rebels in a key District 3-AAA boy’s varsity basketball game.

    Seniors Zach Norman and Chris Poteet led all scorers with 17 points each and combined for 14 rebounds but didn’t get a lot of help. Five of their CCHS teammates combined to score the other 24 points. Justin Young, Troy Arnold and Cody Malicoat each tallied six points while Sean Ward had five and Lucas Nelson one.

  • Blue Devils split with Washburn

    Ben Mitchell shows no signs of letting up after recently reaching the 1,000-point milestone.

    Jellico High School’s senior guard pumped in 21 points Friday night to lead the Blue Devils to a 76-70 home victory over District 2-A rival Washburn.

    Jeremiah Thompson chipped in 15 points for Jellico, followed by Darius Marlow with12, Matt Ayers 10, Dustin Smiddy eight, Thomas Ridenour five and Michael Smith two.

  • Jellico's Mitchell nears...

    Ben Mitchell inched closer to the 1,000-point mark Monday afternoon during the Pilot Food Mart Winter Classic.

    The 6-foot-1 senior guard scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers to lead the Jellico High boy’s basketball team to an 84-55 trouncing of Southeast Whitfield (Ga.) on opening day of the annual holiday tournament hosted by Knoxville Catholic.

    Mitchell needs 24 points to reach 1,000 career points.

  • Men's 3-on-3 tournament set

    A men’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 10 at Jellico High School, the proceeds of which will go toward the purchase of new traveling suits for members of the JHS boy’s basketball team.

    Games will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10.

    For more information, contact Don England at 423-784-2645 and leave a message if there is no answer.

  • Cougars' trio to play in...

    Three Campbell County High School football players have been invited to play in the National Guard Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl.

    Tyler Albright and twin brothers Phillip and Stephen Wells were chosen to represent Tennessee in the all-star game, which will be played Saturday, Jan. 17 at James H. Taylor II Stadium on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

    Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Tickets are $6.

    Albright made the all-star team as a running back, while Phillip Wells was selected as a defensive back and Stephen Wells as a receiver.

  • Jellico girls snap losing streak...

    Noel Tiller turned in a heroic performance Tuesday night to lead the Jellico High School girl’s basketball team to its first win of the season.

    Tiller, a junior point guard known more for her softball and volleyball skills, scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Lady Blue Devils past visiting District 2-A foe J. Frank White Academy, 32-30.

    Jellico had lost its previous 12 games this season.

    “I’m so proud of these girls, they wanted to win this game,” said Lady Blue Devils coach Harold Sanders.

  • Looking back at the year in...

    It’s been a year to remember for athletes and sports teams in Campbell County.

    From Corey Carrington’s state championship in decathlon to the CCHS football team’s second consecutive appearance in the state football playoffs, local athletes racked up many notable accomplishments throughout the past 12 months.

    As time continues to march on, the LaFollette Press takes a look back at the events that shaped athletics in Campbell County during 2008.