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Today's Sports

  • CCHS welcomes new players

    After graduating six seniors, the CCHS baseball team has some slots to fill. With about half the team comprised of returning players, nearly half are new players coming in from the middle school program. The summer program allows these incoming freshmen a chance to play high school baseball where the arrangement is always two 5-inning baseball games against local high school teams.

    On May 30, CCHS played host to Gibbs High. Tate McGhee got the starting nod, and the incoming sophomore threw to one of the new faces, catcher Jared Ruan. 

  • Cougar Youth Football Camp...

    The Cougar Youth Football Camp for boys ages 6-15 is scheduled for June 11-12 at Campbell County High School from 6-9 p.m. 

    Coach Justin Price and the CCHS football staff will present the camp, which is designed to give athletes of all ages the basic fundamentals of football in a fun, positive environment. 

  • Jellico baseball duo named all-...

    Jellico High School baseball players Austin Bowlin and Brett Begluitti have been selected to the All-District 4-A Team by a vote of the league coaches.

    Coach of the Year is Sean West of Oneida. Player of the Year is Logan Crisp, a senior outfielder from Oliver Springs.

    Other superlatives include Slugger of the Year Brett Robinson from Wartburg; Defensive Player of the Year Matt Tinker, a senior catcher, from Oliver Springs; Pitcher of the Year Carey Gann from Oliver Springs; and Rookie of the Year Matt Williams, freshman pitcher/third baseman from Oneida.

  • Lady Blue Devils’ Tiller and...

    Jellico High School’s softball duo of Abigail Tiller and Emily Hughes has been named All-District 4-A by a vote of the league coaches.

    Tiller was selected first team, while Hughes made the second team.

    Player of the Year is Coalfield’s senior pitcher Lindsey Fadnek, the state’s all-time leader in strikeouts.

  • Cove Lake 5K scheduled for next...

    Race organizers anticipate another large crowd this year for the 14th annual Cove Lake 5K on Father’s Day weekend.

    The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at Cove Lake State Park. 

    Over 250 people either ran or walked the course last year when 26-year-old Knoxvillian Max Paquette beat his closest challenger by almost five seconds to win the Cove Lake 5K. ABSolute Fitness won the team title.

    “Registrations are coming in pretty steadlily,” race director Clarence Lowe said.

  • Division baseball races heat up

    As the end of the regular season draws near for Campbell County Youth Baseball and Softball teams, there are a couple of hotly contested division championship races among the older age groups playing Dixie Youth Baseball.

    The Fight for the Cure team currently holds down the top spot in the 11-12 division, but Po-Hos Ice Cream is running a close second. The Giants are ranked third, while the Marlins are fourth.

  • Malicoat named All-State

    Senior forward Cody Malicoat is the first Jellico High School player to be selected All-State by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA).

    Malicoat joined Wartburg junior Alex Fountain as the only District 4 players on the 15-member Class A Boys’ All-State Team.

    Headlining the team are Mark Sandoval and Allen Heaston of state champion Friendship Christian and Jacob Tucker and Cannon Rhodes of state runner-up Perry County.

  • State champ reaches new heights

    Kristin Chapman now stands head and shoulders above Campbell County High School’s most decorated track and field athletes.

    The senior high jumper hit 5-9 Thursday during the Class AAA Girls’ State Championships at Murfreesboro to break her school record and become the only CCHS athlete to win three state titles.

    She posted the winning high jump at state the past three years after finishing 3rd during her freshman season.

    “She reached a goal she had been working a long time for,” said her coach, Billie Ann Evans.

  • Intrasquad scrimmage wraps up...

    Campbell County High School’s football team wrapped up spring practice last week with a wealth of confidence heading into summer break.

    With the season opener less than three months away, the Cougars are well ahead of where they were this time last year, when the team was transitioning between three different head coaches in a span of six months.

    “As a staff, we entered spring with certain goals and expectations,” said Justin Price, who will be going into his second season as head coach at Campbell County. 

  • SPORTS CAMP AND EVENT SCHEDULE

    Relay for Life benefit basketball games will be held Friday, June 1 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. Games will be played at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. The 7 p.m. game will feature the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department vs the Rescue Squad. Admission is $5. Concessions will be sold. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.