Today's Sports

  • Lady Cougars take second place...

    Sophomore Lauren Evans led the Campbell County High School girl’s cross-country team to a runner-up finish during the season opener last week at Panther Creek Invitational.

    Evans ran the course in 23 minutes 4 seconds. The Lady Cougars finished just 10 points behind meet host and perennial state powerhouse Morristown West. A total of 90 runners representing 10 teams competed for top honors.

    “I’m well-pleased with how we ran for such a hot day,” said Campbell County coach Jim Pierce.

  • Jacksboro rallies for 22-16 win

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team bounced back from a lopsided season-opening loss at Clinton to post a 22-16 victory Thursday night over visiting Grace Christian Academy.

    The Eagles rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs of 9 and 2 yards by bruiser Nick Bailey, who finished with a team-high 105 yards on 14 carries.

    Paul Courdle picked up 43 yards on 10 carries and scored Jacksboro’s first touchdown on a 70-yard kickoff return.

  • Mistake cost Blue Devils a...

    Mistakes and missed opportunities proved costly for Jellico High School’s football team Friday night in its 2009 season opener.

    Playing at archrival Williamsburg, Ky., the Blue Devils fell behind by two touchdowns and were forced to play catch-up the rest of the game. The Yellowjackets won, 38-16, to retain bragging rights for another year.

    “We competed with them, but they’re clearly the better team right now,” said Jellico coach Danny Oakes.

  • Middle school football teams...

    It’s been a tough week for Campbell County middle school football teams, all three of which lost season-opening games.

    LaFollette suffered a 12-6 setback Thursday night to visiting Eastern Division foe Horace Maynard.

    Blake Wallace scored both touchdowns for the Red Devils, who capitalized on numerous mistakes by the Owls.

    Wallace put HMMS on the scoreboard first with a 45-yard touchdown run almost halfway through the second quarter.

    LaFollette snuffed out a two-point try by the Red Devils.

  • Cougars suffer season opening...

    Instead of giving his usual post game speech on the field Friday night, Campbell County High School football coach Dewayne Wells ushered his players into the locker room where he proceeded to give them a tongue-lashing, the likes of which they hadn’t seen since last season’s lackluster first half performance against Heritage.

    The final score of 33-0 pretty much told the story of how Loudon waltzed into L. Hope Dossett Stadium and dominated the Cougars from start to finish in the season opener.

  • Pre-season Prep Performance...

    The 2009 17th annual Pre-season Prep Performance Ratings for Tennessee high school football have been released.  

    Pre-season number one teams are:  

    1A - South Pittsburg

    2A - Trousdale County

    3A - Alcoa

    4A - David Lipscomb

    5A - Henry County

    6A - Oakland

    Div II A - Knox Webb

    Div II AA - MUS

    Complete ratings can be found at http://earlnall.com

  • Cougars use jamboree as tune-up...

    Cougar football fans will definitely need a program this season to identify all the new faces on the Campbell County High School roster.

    Fewer than half a dozen starters return from a team that set school scoring and rushing records and made back-to-back appearances in the state playoffs.

    But even though the Cougars are in a rebuilding mode, that doesn’t mean expectations aren’t as high for this year’s team.

    “I think we’ll get better as the season goes on,” said Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • Jellico puts up fight in jamboree

    A jamboree tune-up against a tough opponent may have been exactly what the Jellico High School football team needed going into tomorrow (Fri.) night’s season opener at arch rival Williamsburg, Ky.

    The Blue Devils lost 21-7 to Cumberland Gap in a very competitive jamboree scrimmage Friday night.

    “We made a lot of mistakes early in the scrimmage, but our effort was great,” said Jellico coach Danny Oakes.

    The Blue Devils scored their touchdown on an 18-yard pass play from junior quarterback Tyler Brummett to senior wideout Michael Douglas.

  • Potter taking his baseball...

    Campbell County High School shortstop Blake Potter announced on Tuesday his decision to continue his baseball career as a student at the University of the Cumberlands.

    Potter, an honorable mention all-district candidate last spring, plans to pursue a degree in engineering.

    He excelled on the field, despite playing for four different head coaches throughout his high school career.

    Potter’s best season was in 2008, when he hit .447 and was named first-team All-District 3-AAA.

  • Jellico Elementary players are...

    You’d never know Jellico Elementary’s football team went winless last season by talking to Marshall Lay.

    When the question arose last week as to which team was best in the Area 2 small-school division, the undersized back with a lion-sized heart was quick to chime in, “We are. There’s no thinking about it.”

    Lay’s confidence mirrors that of his teammates, who are coming off a disappointing 0-8 season.