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Today's Sports

  • Cougars' playoff journey...

    Steam rising from his sweat covered brow, white road uniform muddy and crumpled, Zach Allen looked very much like a punch-drunk prizefighter struggling to stay on his feet during a standing eight-count.

    The Campbell County High School senior lineman was the last man to leave the field of battle Friday night following the Cougars’ first-round Class 5A playoff game at Ooltewah.

    He walked alone, slowly, as if delaying his exit from the stadium would turn back time and extend his high school football career a few more minutes.

  • Eagles off to 2-0 start

    The Jacksboro Middle School boy’s basketball team is off to a 2-0 start this year after road wins over Wartburg and Oneida.

    Ethan Simpson poured in 23 points, including a pair of three-pointers during the last minute of Monday night’s game at Wartburg, to force overtime.

    Once in OT, Bo Farris hit a clutch trey to help the Eagles prevail, 51-46. Farris finished with eight points.

    Jacksboro opened the season with a 35-31 victory at Oneida as Simpson scored 12 points.

  • Cougar cagers open with win over...

    The litmus test for Campbell County High basketball coach Barry Jones has always been about how his teams respond to adversity.

    During their season and home opener Tuesday night, the Cougars got into foul trouble and let a 26-point lead slowly slip away against neighboring rival Cumberland Gap. When the Panthers got within single digits early in the fourth quarter, Jones got an answer to a nagging question.

    Campbell County outscored the visitors by a 24-7 margin down the stretch to take a 75-49 victory.

  • Lady Cougars tip off with...

    Campbell County’s freshmen made a successful basketball debut Tuesday night during a varsity girl’s game against Claiborne County.

    Freshmen Shayla Goins, Maria Foust, Courtney Morris, Courtney Miller and Kristin Chapman scored a combined 24 points—half of Claiborne County’s total offensive output—during a 69-48 win.

    Junior guard Jessica Moore led all scorers with 21 points, including a trio of three-pointers, for the Lady Cougars.

    Ariel Nickell paced the Lady Bulldogs with 19 points.

  • Owls survive to go to 4-0

    Patience, determination and a little luck are why the LaFollette Middle boy’s basketball team is still unbeaten.

    Down 10 points early in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s home game against H.Y. Livesay, the Owls stuck to their game plan and watched the Eagles miss a bushel of free throws.

    LaFollette was able to come away with a 36-35 victory after forward Isaac Phillips made a pair of foul shots with 10 seconds left and then intercepted a baseball pass at the other end of the court to prevent a last-second basket by the visitors.

  • Eagles stumble against...

    Free throw shooting was Jacksboro’s downfall last week in a middle school basketball game against Oak Ridge-Robertsville.

    The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season, 44-34, after missing 18 of 23 foul shots. During their first two games this season, Jacksboro players hit 60 percent from the charity stripe, which would’ve been just enough to beat the Rams.

    Jordan Kindred was the only scorer in double figures for the Eagles. He finished with 10 points followed by Ethan Miller with nine, Ethan Simpson eight and Brandon Long five.