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Today's Sports

  • Peel attends Football University...

        Jacksboro quarterback Kaine Peel was one of 200 middle school football players from the United States and Canada invited to the Football University combine sponsored by the U.S. Army and Eastbay Shoes. While attending the 3-day camp at San Antonio, Peel was involved in several skills competitions, including a 7-on-7 league, and was tutored by current and former NFL coaches. Peel had the second-best vertical jump in his group.

     

     

  • Miss Basketball winners announced

     Winners of Tennessee’s Division I Miss Basketball Awards were announced last week at the conclusion of each of the championship games at the state tournament.

    Shacobia Barbee of Riverdale High School was named Class AAA Miss Basketball for 2011. The other two finalists were Hasina Muhammad from Ridgeway High School and Caya Williams from Mt. Juliet High School. 

  • UC cheerleaders qualify for NCA...

     The University of the Cumberlands cheerleading squad competed in the first ever NAIA Mid-South Spirit Invitational on Feb. 12 at Rome, Ga., where UC took first place and received a bid to the National Cheer Association (NCA) Nationals.  

    The NCA Nationals will be held April 6-10 at Daytona Beach.

  • Cougars hoping for a better...

      If Campbell County’s boys can ever finish what they start, the Cougars might be a force to be reckoned with in District 3-AAA high school basketball.

    The Cougars are coming off an 11-16 season during which they lost several winnable games. With only one senior on the roster, Campbell County has a chance to redeem itself next year.

    “It was a disappointing season the way it finished up,” said Cougars coach Barry Jones.

    “That’s two years in a row, when we had to be playing our best, we were playing our worst.

  • Anderson upsets No. 10 LMU in...

      Seventh-seeded Anderson University continued its success against one of the country’s top teams, knocking off second-seeded and 10th-ranked Lincoln Memorial University, 91-86, Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional at Augusta, Ga.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament...

     March 12 winners in the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series were: (1st place)—Brian St. John and Tom Brown, 11.4 lbs; (2nd place)—Jerry McNealy and Jason Elliott, 9.4 lbs; (3rd place)—Rick and Cathy Childs, 8.10 lbs; (big fish)—Rick Childs, 4.12 lbs. Brian Miller was winner of the sponsor bonus $50 from Union Bank of Jellico.

  • Crappies and bass are biting in...

     The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Friday, March 11 was 1,010.73 feet and rapidly rising. The lake level has increased 10.51 feet during the past two weeks because of heavy rains over saturated ground. There is considerable floating debris in the upper reaches of the lake, and boaters need to exercise caution. 

  • State wildlife commission names...

     The February meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) marked the final scheduled meeting for three commissioners, while the commission named its officers for 2011-12.

    Mike Chase of Knoxville, Johnny Coleman of Livingston and Mike Hayes of Hornbeak have their commission appointments conclude at the end of February. Coleman was unable to attend the meeting due to illness. The two outgoing commissioners present were recognized for their service.

  • The 1990-91 CCHS Lady Cougars:...

     Audrey Orick Pahach

    Audrey was awarded a college scholarship from Cleveland State Community College, and was a star for 2 seasons in the Tennessee junior college ranks. She went on to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she graduated in 1997. After college, she taught elementary school in Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina. She currently lives in a suburb of Greenville, S.C. and has been married 12 years to Brent Pahach. The couple has a 6-year-old son named Drew, who is involved in basketball, soccer and taekwondo.

  • Girls on 1990-91 state team left...

      In the long and glorious history of the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball program, one team stands alone.

    It’s been two decades since the Lady Cougars’ first trip to the state tournament, and the 1990-91 squad still is the CCHS girl’s team by which all others are measured.

    That team produced half a dozen future college players, spawned a couple of brief coaching careers and created an elite basketball fraternity.