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Today's Sports

  • Lady Eagles take 2nd at local...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s track and field teams did well Thursday at a meet involving seven local squads.

    The Lady Eagles took 2nd place overall with 107 points. Jacksboro’s girls placed in every event. In most events, the Lady Eagles had more than one athlete place among the top eight. 

    The girls’ 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams placed 3rd and 4th. Those relay teams featured Jessica Stanley, Morgan Simpson, Sydney Fields and Tylee Torres. 

  • Campbell County baseball off to...

    If not for a 6-4 loss in the first game of a home doubleheader with Knoxville Central on Saturday, the Campbell County High School varsity baseball would’ve been unbeaten heading into Monday’s big district showdown against rival Anderson County.

    Nevertheless, the Cougars are off to their best start in recent memory following a 6-5 victory over Central in Saturday’s nightcap.

    Andy Hickman (2-0) got the win for Campbell County. He struck out seven batters in six innings on the mound.

  • Mavericks overpower CCHS, 11-1

    After living on cloud nine most of last week, Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team was brought back down to earth Monday afternoon by District 3-AAA rival Anderson County.

    The Cougars (1-2 district, 4-2 overall) were run ruled, 11-1, in five innings by the Mavericks after winning four of their first five games of the season.

  • Campbell County athletes qualify...

    Half a dozen Campbell County High School athletes met sectional qualifying standards last week while opening the season in a track and field meet at the Hardin Valley Academy.

    Leading the way was two-time Class AAA state champion Kristin Chapman, who took 1st place in high jump (5-6) and had the winning triple jump (35-.05) in the very first attempt of her career in that event.

    In fact, Chapman broke Amanda Forrester’s 13-year old school triple jump record while qualifying for sectionals.

  • Cougars win baseball opener, 6-3

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team made a successful 2012 debut Monday afternoon with a 6-3 victory over the Williamsburg (Ky.) Yellowjackets.

    Senior Andy Hickman went the distance to earn the decision. He struck out seven batters along the way, walked two and gave up a pair of earned runs. Well over half of Hickman’s pitches were strikes.

    “Andy threw the ball well,” Cougars’ coach Brad Collette said.

  • Moore is living her dream

    Jessica Moore vividly remembers the play that put her on the path to a college basketball career.

    “I was in sixth grade at JMS, and Kelli Matlock was the coach,” Moore said. 

    “The game was tied with a few ticks left. She called timeout and asked ‘who wants to shoot the last shot?’. 

  • Jellico lands seven basketball...

    Seven Jellico High School basketball players were recently honored by the District 4-A coaches for outstanding effort on the hardwood this year.

    Jellico forwards Cody Malicoat and Ethan Shelley, both seniors, were first-team selections to the all-district boys’ team. 

    Malicoat, a Middle Tennessee State University signee, is a two-time honoree. He was player of the year in 2011. Shelley will sign next week with Alice Lloyd College.

  • Local middle schoolers fare well...

    Middle school athletes from LaFollette and Jacksboro kicked off the 2012 track and field season on March 6 during a six-team meet at Webb School of Knoxville.

    “This was a great first meet,” LMS coach Tiffany Bruce said.

    “The kids were eager to compete. They have been working hard and are very supportive of one another. I am very proud of their scores.”

    The Lady Owls and Lady Eagles finished third and fourth, respectively, in the girls’ team standings behind Blount County powers Maryville and Heritage. 

  • Card ready for Bassmaster Elite...

    Caryville pro angler Brandon Card will be competing against many of his boyhood idols this year in the Bassmaster Elite Series.

    Card, a 2004 graduate of Campbell County High School, qualified for the Elite Series by finishing second in the points standings of the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Open tournaments.

    Now he is one of 100 professional bass fishermen vying for millions in prize money, the prestigious title of Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year and a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.

  • Tennis coach hopes for another...

    With nearly everyone back from a team that won 12 of 16 matches in 2011, Campbell County High School tennis coach Jason Ivey has high hopes for this year for his boys.

    Senior Clay Williams and juniors Dylan Braden, Westin Brown and Jake Miller are the top singles seeds. Braden is seeded No. 1, followed by Brown at No. 2, Miller at No. 3 and Williams No. 4. 

    Brown actually posted the best record on the team last season. He won 11 of 15 singles matches.