Today's Sports

  • Cougars dealt double defeats by...

    The best boy’s basketball team in District 3-AAA during the 2008-09 regular season is still the team to beat this year.

    Knoxville Central lit up the scoreboard Tuesday night with a 112-79 rout of Campbell County. The win allowed the Bobcats to avenge a pair of embarrassing late season losses last year to the Cougars.

    Senior guard Brett Wade scored 22 points to lead six Central players in double figures. Darnell Williams had 17, Dre Mathieu 16, Linwood  Holloway 13, Zeek Holden 12 and Julian McBee 11.

  • Lady Owls top Horace Maynard

    The LaFollette Middle School girl’s varsity basketball team picked up a 37-19 district win over Horace Maynard last week.

    Kendra King led all scorers with 16 points, including a trio of 3-point goals, for the Lady Owls.

    Marie Roach chipped in nine points, followed by Chelsey Finkenbine six; Rachel Heatherly, Amber Guy and Summer Daniels two each. LaFollette lost the girl’s junior varsity game, 24-21. Kassie Kibler led the Lady Owls with six points, followed by Katie Hamblin with five; Sissy Bailey four; Adriona Sammons; Guy and Ashley Whited two each.

  • Cougars top Panthers, 91-76

    Cumberland Gap High School’s boys fell into the same trap Friday night that have claimed many victims the past couple of basketball seasons.

    The Panthers (4-3 overall) played right into Campbell County’s hands during a 91-76 loss at home. The Cougars set a season high for points this season while winning for the third time in five outings.

    “We got them to play our tempo, and it was our type of game,” said Campbell County coach Barry Jones.

    “The last thing we want to do is slow it down.”

  • Evans named one of the top...

    Several Campbell County High School football players were honored last week by the District 3-AAA coaches.

    CCHS junior Keenan Evans shared lineman of the year honors with Josh Norman from Oak Ridge. Joining Evans on the 2009 all-district first team were CCHS teammates Tyler Amburgey, Trevor Nolan and Brad Hicks. Arnie Meredith was voted academic all-district. Honorable mention all-district candidates for the Cougars included Wesley Cook, Tyler Oakes, Ben Muse and Donovan Long.

  • Blue Devils turn in good effort...

    Jellico has proven it can play basketball with the big boys.

    In two of their first six games this season, the Class A Blue Devils have gone toe-to-toe with Class AAA teams Knox Halls and Clinton before falling short down the stretch.

    During Monday night’s home game against a talented and athletic Clinton squad, Jellico had a 32-31 halftime lead but couldn’t hold it. The Dragons ended up winning by 18 points, 75-57, but the Blue Devils showed what they’re capable of when they outscored Clinton 24-6 during a second quarter blitz.

  • CCHS teams are double trouble...

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman scored seven of her team-high 11 points during the second half of Tuesday night’s game against Powell to help the Campbell County High School girl’s varsity basketball team notch its first district win this season.

    The Lady Cougars (1-1 district, 5-3 overall) rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to win 52-43 in front of their hometown fans.

  • Lady Cougars' win streak...

    Campbell County’s girls had a nice little three-game win streak going until Maryville High School’s basketball team got in the way Saturday afternoon.

    Senior guard Jessica Moore led all scorers with 27 points in a losing cause for the Lady Cougars (4-2 overall), who were beaten 60-50 by the Lady Rebels on the final day of the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic.

    Sophomore Maria Foust contributed nine points to Campbell County’s cause, followed by Courtney Morris with six, Shayla Goins three, Kristin Chapman and Lindsay Evans two each, and Candice Seiber one.

  • Cougars struggle through trying...

    It’s been an unsettling start to the season for the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team.

    The Cougars (2-4 overall), who have struggled to come up with a defense to match their high scoring offense, played four Thanksgiving tournament games without their head coach, Barry Jones, whose youngest son underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.

    Campbell County did win half its games last week, one each at the Scott High and Heritage tournaments.

  • Cox is out to make a difference

    A conversation several years ago with his then-elementary school age daughter was the catalyst that brought Darrell Cox back to the basketball court.

    The former college basketball star disagreed with the way his daughter was being taught and decided he could do a better job. After working in construction for nearly 20 years after playing his last game for Lincoln Memorial University, Cox went back to school to earn his teacher’s certification.

  • Blue Devils rally for first...

    Jellico High School’s varsity boys battled back from an early deficit last week (Nov. 24) to defeat District 4-A rival Oakdale, 80-60, for their first win on the basketball court this season,

    Senior guard Jeremiah Thompson paced the Blue Devils (1-0 district, 1-2 overall) with 15 points, all from 3-point range. Senior forwards Thomas Ridenour and Jesse Chambers chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Jellico.