Today's Sports

  • CCHS sweeps Cove Lake meet

    It wasn’t her best time on the home course, but Carlie Childress ran just fast enough Thursday afternoon to beat her closest rival and win a third consecutive Cove Lake Cross-Country Invitational championship.

    Childress, a Campbell County High School senior, completed the wooded 3.1 course in 21 minutes, 39 seconds. That was 28 seconds slower than the pace she set the past two seasons while running against Cumberland Gap standout Courtney Crowder, whom she also defeated to earn the previous two titles.

  • Volleyball girls are ready for...

    Barbara Carter is afraid to look up and open her eyes. Seven years after she started Jellico High School’s volleyball program, the coach has her team on the threshold of a trip to the state tournament.

    The Lady Blue Devils will face North Greene tonight (Thurs.) at 7 p.m. in a sub-state match at Baileyton. The winner will advance to the state tournament next week at Murfreesboro.

    “We’re very excited, but we’re very nervous,” said Carter.

    “The scary part about it is I think we can probably beat either one of those teams.”

  • Tennessee elk hunters find...

    Hunters quickly filled their kill tags during Tennessee’s inaugural elk hunt this week.

    Four of the five hunters drawn for this year’s hunt were successful on opening day, (Monday, Oct. 19) of the week-long hunt.

    “We harvested four elk bulls today, and it took a lot of volunteers to get them out,” said Terry Lewis, president of the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association.

    “One of these bulls will become the new state record for Tennessee.”

  • Cougars remain hopeful of...

    Even after being shut out 26-0 Friday night by host Powell, the Campbell County High School football team still has a shot at making the playoffs.

    However, the Cougars need a lot of help.

    While Campbell County (2-4 district, 3-5 overall) can help itself out tremendously with a win tomorrow (Fri.) night over Knox Halls, the Cougars will be cheering for Knoxville Central to defeat Powell (3-4 district, 4-5 overall) in another district game.

  • Jacksboro surprises Clinton in...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team picked a good time to catch fire.

    The Eagles (4-5 overall) upset Clinton, 20-8, Thursday night in the opening round of the East Tennessee playoffs to avenge an earlier loss to the Hawks.

  • Cougars finally beat Central, 12...

    Rain came down in buckets late Friday afternoon not long before Campbell County High School’s football homecoming game against district rival Knoxville Central.

    Though the sudden storm forced postponement of kickoff by half an hour, the rain appeared to water more than the grass at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

  • Eagles wrap up regular season on...

    Middle school football teams begin their “second season” this week with first-round playoff games at various sites throughout East and Middle Tennessee.

    Jacksboro won’t have far to go with a short road trip tonight (Thurs.) to Clinton. The Eagles (3-5 overall) wrapped up their regular season last week with a 38-16 homecoming victory over H.Y. Livesay.

  • CCHS runners tackle regional...

    In a tuneup for regionals, which will be held Oct. 29 on the same course, Campbell County High School’s cross-country teams made a strong showing in races held Thursday at Victor Ashe Park in northwest Knoxville.

    The Lady Cougars placed second behind Oak Ridge in the girl’s race.

    Campbell County runners finishing among the top 35 were Lauren Evans, 6th (21:49); Carlie Childress, 12th (22:24); Shelby Jones, 19th (23:12); and Lindsay Evans, 28th (24:16).

  • Lady Cougars fall in district...

    Campbell County High School’s volleyball team ended its season this week with a first-round loss to Knoxville Central in the District 3-AAA Tournament at Oak Ridge.

    The Lady Bobcats won the “best three out of five” match to advance to a second-round game against top-seeded Karns. Central is the only district team to have taken a match from Karns this season.

    “We had a slow start, but the last two games were competitive,” said first-year Campbell County coach David Seals.

  • Blue Devils stumble in muddy...

    Jellico High School's football team suffered a 23-6 district loss to Coalfield last week in a very muddy game played at Hoyt Morton Field.

    Nathan Overton scored the lone touchdown for the Blue Devils on an 11-yard run. Freedom Scott led Jellico with 17 total tackles, 10 of which were solo.

    “I’m not going to make excuses, because both teams had to play in it, but we were totally unable to execute our offense in the mud,” said Jellico coach Danny Oakes.