Today's Sports

  • CCHS high jumper wins Section 1-...

    High jumper Kristin Chapman is going back to the Class AAA state track meet.

    However, this time the Campbell County High School sophomore will have a Section 1 championship on her resume. Chapman out jumped Shelbie Burchfield of Morristown West for first place during Friday’s sectional meet at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett and nearly qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles, as well.

  • Cougars remain upbeat after...

    Campbell County High School’s football team would be hard-pressed to find an opponent better than the defending Class 3A state champion Knoxville Catholic team it scrimmaged last spring.

    However, a Bearden team that went two rounds of the Class 6A playoffs and finished 9-3 last season just might be better than that 2009 Catholic squad.

    You’ll get no argument from Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Two Jellico players named first-...

    Jellico High School seniors Brittany Hughes and Noel Tiller have played ball many years together.

    Last week, they were their school’s first team selections on the All-District 4-A Softball Team. Lady Blue Devil teammates Zoe Wynkott and Ashley Ouimette were second team picks.

    Most valuable player was Coalfield’s freshman pitcher Lindsey Fadnek. Joining her on the all-district first team were Coalfield teammates Andrea Foster, Hannah Melhorn and Kaylee Watson.

    The other members of the all-district first team were:

  • Owls add state crowns to...

    Perfection came to fruition last week for LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams.

    The Owls and Lady Owls completed a three-tournament sweep by winning Tennessee Middle School Golf Association championships Thursday at The Greens at Deerfield. Seventeen schools from two regions had representatives playing in the 18-hole tournament, either as a member of one of the four competing teams or as individuals.

  • Sectionals begin today for high...

    Fifteen track and field athletes from Campbell County High School have qualified to participate in the 1-AAA Sectional Championships this week.

    For the first time, events will be held at two different sites. Morristown West will host the girl’s and boy’s 3,200-meter races this afternoon (Thurs.). The remainder of the meet will be held on Friday at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett, with field events scheduled to begin at noon. The top four athletes in each event will qualify for state.

  • Cougars get another win over...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team had to fight through adversity this season, but the Cougars managed to get one more win than they got last season.

    Three of Campbell County’s eight victories came against longtime Knoxville baseball power Central. The Cougars’ most recent triumph over the Bobcats came last Wednesday in a district play-in game. Campbell County won that game, 12-5.

  • Middle school baseball team wins...

    After sweeping Scott Co. in a rain drenched doubleheader on April 26, the Campbell County Middle School baseball team traveled to Whitley County, Ky. for a doubleheader on April 29.

    Whitley County School was like a field of dreams on a campus sprawling over rolling green pastures that included multiple well-groomed fields and courts. It was a beautiful day for baseball.

  • Lady Cougars get first win in...

    In an otherwise disappointing high school softball season, Campbell County found reason to celebrate Monday afternoon.

    Playing their final regular season series, the Lady Cougars swept a doubleheader from visiting Cumberland Gap High School to post their first two wins this year.

    Campbell County won the first game, 6-3, and then pitched a 12-0 shutout in the nightcap. The teams split a pair of games last season.

  • Campbell County track teams...

    Campbell County High School’s track and field teams swept a meet Thursday afternoon at William Blount.

    The Lady Cougars piled up 240 points in their victory. Host William Blount finished a distant second with 155, followed by McMinn Central with 92, Tellico Plains with 46 and Sequoyah with 45.

  • Owls claim regional golf titles

    LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams did the same thing at regionals.

    Trevor Huckaby followed up his boy’s district individual title with a third-place regional finish Monday at Rarity Bay. The Owls scored nine strokes better (358) than runner-up Lake City. Huckaby shot 81 to win a playoff for the Owls. Teammate Caleb Baird shot 84; followed by Tyler Chumley, 93; and Weston Sharp, 100.

    Lenoir City’s Tanner Nelson earned medalist honors by shooting a 76. Jacksboro’s Jake Clowers was boy’s individual runner-up with an 80.