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Today's Sports

  • CCHS teams open holiday...

    Campbell County’s girls survived a poor shooting performance Monday afternoon to post an opening day victory in the Pilot Food Mart Winter Classic at Knoxville Catholic.

    The Lady Cougars defeated Southeast Whitfield (Ga.), 54-50, with little more than hustle and determination.

    Wing player Lindsay Evans and post player Candice Seiber, both juniors, scored 10 points each as Campbell County improved its record to 5-4 overall. Jessica Moore and Megan Chapman chipped in eight and six points, respectively.

  • Campbell County misses Poteet...

    Campbell County got two wins last week with senior guard Chris Poteet sitting on the bench.

    However, against a talented Oak Ridge High basketball team, the Cougars failed to survive without their best outside shooter in the lineup.

    Taking advantage of Poteet’s sprained ankle, the Wildcats employed a zone defense Saturday night that smothered the Cougars’ inside game and held Campbell County 27 points below its season average.

    Oak Ridge escaped the Cougar Den with a 48-39 victory and took the district lead by half a game.

  • CCHS basketball teams sweep...

    Class size didn’t keep Scott High from being a tough opponent Monday night for Campbell County’s varsity basketball teams.

    The Class AAA Cougars defeated the Class AA Highlanders in both girl’s and boy’s games at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.

    But it was never easy.

    Diminutive Scott point guard Kate Lowe hung 28 points and five treys on the Lady Cougars in the girl’s game. The junior sharpshooter scored 15 points in the first half alone.

  • County champs crowned

    Eleven schools, five days and 24 games.

    When the Campbell County Basketball Tournament concluded late Saturday afternoon at Jacksboro Middle, four champions had been crowned in each of the elementary and middle school divisions.

    LaFollette Elementary, Jacksboro Middle and the Christian Academy of Campbell County each boasted two tournament titles while Elk Valley and Wynn got one apiece.

    Jacksboro, LaFollette and Caryville finished first, second and third—respectively—in the elementary cheerleading competition.

  • Panthers turn tables on Cougars

    It’s been only four weeks since the basketball teams last met, but the Cumberland Gap boys have made a complete turnaround from their 26-point defeat on Nov. 18 at Campbell County High.

    The Panthers pounced on the Cougars, 25-21, at halftime of Tuesday night’s game and didn’t let up in the second half. The result was a 62-60 Cumberland Gap victory that avenged the earlier loss and improved the Panthers’ record to 8-4 overall heading into the Christmas break.

    Campbell County dropped to 6-3 overall with losses in two of its last three games.

  • Lady Owls drop district game to...

    The LaFollette Middle School girl’s varsity basketball team dropped a 37-31 decision Thursday night to visiting Norris.

    Kaitlyn Cupples scored 13 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lady Senators, who remain unbeaten this season.

    LaFollette was led by Samantha Leach, who scored 11 points. Rachel Harris chipped in six points, followed by Chelsea King with five, Cheyenne Powers four, Niki Ward three and Emily Byrge two each.

    The game was tied 12-12 at halftime, but the Lady Owls took a 20-18 lead into the final six minutes.

  • County elementary tournament...

    It’s tournament time for all Campbell County elementary and middle school basketball teams.

    The Campbell County Tournament tipped off Monday night at Jacksboro Middle with a full slate of boy’s games.

    Girl’s first-round games were set for Tuesday. The cheerleading competition was scheduled for Wednesday.

    Semifinal rounds for basketball will be Thursday and Friday.

    Championship games will be played on Saturday in all divisions.

  • Teetzman lauded for special...

    Winless and player of the year aren’t usually mentioned in the same sentence.

    However, the Region 1-1A high school football coaches didn’t penalize Jellico place-kicker Jacob Teetzman for playing on an unsuccessful team.

    Teetzman was selected as special teams player of the year, as much for his strength and reliability as his accuracy. He made 10 of 12 point-after kicks and finished the season with a 27-yard field goal against Unaka.

    “He is real good at placing the ball off the tee on deep kicks,” said Blue Devils’ coach Danny Oakes.

  • Cougars make quick work of Oneida

    Zach Norman continues to impress as his basketball team continues to win.

    The Campbell County High forward hit 10 of 13 shots from the field Thursday night at Oneida while powering in a game-high 21 points during a 67-35 Cougars’ victory.

    Norman also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Campbell County also scored from the perimeter. Guards Justin Young and Chris Poteet tallied 11 points each and combined to make five 3-point baskets.

    “Physically, it was a mismatch,” said Cougars’ coach Barry Jones.

  • Middle school basketball teams...

    After a forgettable 0-3 start, the Jacksboro Middle School girl’s varsity basketball team has won three of its last six games, including key conference victories over Oak Ridge-Jefferson and Clinton.

    The Lady Eagles’ most recent victory came Thursday night against visiting Clinton. Hannah Owens led a balanced attack with eight points as Jacksboro won 29-15.

    Jamie Mynatt added seven points while Whitney Sawyer and Kristy Owens had four each for the Lady Eagles, who improved their record to 3-6 overall.