Today's Sports

  • Huddleston homers in Cougars...

    Donnie Huddleston’s first career home run portended Campbell County High School’s first varsity baseball victory this season.

    The strapping sophomore drilled a two-run shot during the second inning of last Tuesday’s (April 7) game at Hardin Valley to spark a 10-2 triumph, which brought an end to the Cougars’ 16-game losing streak.

    It was also Campbell County’s first district win in three years and the first victory for coach Brad Collette since coming to Campbell County last summer from neighboring Maynardville.

  • Blue Devils rout Knights, 20-2

    Jellico High School’s baseball team improved its record to 2-1 in district play and 4-3 overall Thursday afternoon with a 20-2 home victory over the J. Frank White Academy.

    The Blue Devils cranked out a whopping 19 hits, four of them for extra bases.

    Shortstop Michael Smith led the way. He went 4-for-4 with a double, three singles and 5 RBI. Sammy Morris was 3-for-3 with a double, two singles and 4 RBI.

    Jesse Chambers was 2-for-2 with a double, single and RBI. Ryan Morris was 2-for-3 with a double, single and 3 RBI.

  • CCHS track fares well; baseball...

    Campbell County’s boys piled up 172 points to win a home track and field meet Tuesday afternoon while competing against seven other area high schools.

    Brothers Justin and Preston Young accounted for six of the Cougars’ eight 1st place finishes.

    Justin won the high jump, triple jump, 400 meter dash and half-miler. Preston was a double-winner in the discus and shot put.

  • Eagles are runners-up

    Both Jacksboro Middle School track and field teams finished in second place during a meet at Anderson County on March 30.

    Brooke Bane won first place for the Lady Eagles in the 3,200 meter run. Runners-up included Kaitlyn Ray in the high jump; Hannah Schneider in the 3,200; and the 4x800 meter relay team of Kierra Ward, Patience Seiber, Maria Blackwell and Olivia Brown.

  • Chadwell gets top job at North...

     Campbell County native Jamey Chadwell has been named head football coach at North Greenville University, an NCAA Division II school in Tigerville, SC.

    Chadwell’s appointment was announced at a press conference on the NGU campus Friday, Feb. 6.

    “We are extremely excited to have James Chadwell join our program as the new head football coach at North Greenville University,’ said Director of Athletics Jan McDonald.

    “We expect him to bring excitement and spiritual growth to the football program as well as NGU.”

  • Fishing for stripers has been...

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

  • Soccer team hard at work

    The first-ever Jacksboro Middle School boy’s soccer team has put in many hour of practice in preparation for the season opener in April.

    Randy Brown, the Eagles’ head coach, said his team is one of more than 60 club teams signed up to participate in the Smoky Mountain Middle School Soccer Program.

    Brown expects to compete in a division that includes Farragut, Grace Christian, Gresham, Karns, Lenoir City, New Center, Oak Ridge and West Valley.

  • Jellico football player gets...

    Having something valuable suddenly taken away often makes one appreciate it all the more.

    Such has been the plight of Jellico High School linebacker Brent Johnson, who missed his entire senior season because of an injury.

    Two days before the 2008 season opener against Oakdale, the Blue Devils’ six-foot, 220 lb. defensive captain blew out a knee during practice. Three weeks later, he underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ACL and MCL. While his teammates played on without him, Johnson worked hard to rehab his knee and get back into playing shape.

  • Offense eludes Cougars

    The only thing drearier than the weather last week was Campbell County’s offense, which was outscored 38-1 in consecutive varsity baseball losses to Halls, Clinton and Knoxville Catholic.

    Senior shortstop Blake Potter scored the only run for the Cougars when he drove in Brandon Kindred with a sacrifice fly in the third inning of a 9-1 loss to Clinton last Wednesday (March 11).

    Kindred and Andrew Dykes each went 2-for-3 in that game to account for Campbell County’s four base hits.

  • Lady Devils stumble in opener

    Nine-time defending District 2-A softball champion Jellico is off to an uncharacteristic 0-1 start this year.

    The Lady Blue Devils were dealt a 6-3 loss last week by Cumberland Gap in their season opener.

    Jellico played the game without three starters, two of which had the flu and another with a shoulder injury.

    “I’ve had to move people from the outfield to the infield to compensate for my pitching,” said Lady Blue Devils’ coach Nancy Douglas.