Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Albright nominated for award

    Tyler Albright of Campbell County High School has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year.

    As a result of this achievement, Albright is among a select group of players who are eligible to be selected as a national Red Zone Player of the Year and honored in a full-page feature in USA Today in February.

  • Short-handed Blue Devils survive...

    Minus several key players, who are halfway through a six-game suspension for playing in an unauthorized benefit game, the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team somehow found a way to win Thursday night at the J. Frank White Academy.

    Jeremiah Thompson bailed the Blue Devils out of their most recent quandary by scoring 17 of his game-high 20 points in the second half of a 59-54 Jellico victory.

    Thompson scored 10 of his points, including 4-of-4 free throws, to help break three ties in the fourth quarter.

  • Lady Cougars rally past Powell,...

    Campbell County’s girls looked for all the world like they were going to lose Tuesday night’s District 3-AAA high school basketball game to visiting Powell.

    Trailing 51-38 early in the fourth quarter, the Lady Cougars managed to regain their composure and work their way back into contention with a 12-0 run.

    With a couple of big plays down the stretch from freshman Maria Foust, Campbell County won 55-53 to improve its record to 6-5 in league play and 10-9 overall.

  • Lady Owls, Eagles net rivalry...

    It was more of the same from Jacksboro and LaFollette, which hooked up Thursday night for a rematch of their annual middle school basketball rivalry.

    The Lady Owls defeated the Lady Eagles, 35-28, to complete a season sweep of their rivals. Rachel Harris came up big for LaFollette with 17 points. Niki Ward also scored in double figures with 11 points. Both had six rebounds.

    Chelsea King made seven steals for LaFollette.

    “Rachel had the best game of her middle school career,” said Lady Owls’ coach Marsha Morton.

  • Blue Devils are in the driver...

    With all their starters back in the lineup, the Jellico High School boys were again the toast of the town Friday night.

    An overflow crowd cheered on wildly, as the host Blue Devils trounced defending champion Hancock County, 73-54, to take sole possession of first place in the District 2-A basketball race.

    Forwards Jesse Chambers and Thomas Ridenour led five Jellico scorers in double figures with 13 points each. Ben Mitchell chipped in 11, followed by Darius Marlow and Matt Ayers with 10 each, and Jeremiah Thompson nine.