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Today's Sports

  • Sports News 1-31-13

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  • Piles of points for the Poteets

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    They both wore the same number, and now, they both belong to the same club.

    Before Tuesday’s matchup with the Powell Panthers, Corey Poteet joined his brother Chris in the Campbell County 1,000-point club.

    On Dec. 17, during the Clinton game, Corey Poteet scored his 1,000th career point for the Campbell County Cougars.

  • Bucket by Byrge brings momentum...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Emily Byrge only had three points in Tuesday night’s game, but there were none bigger.

    During an earlier game in the season, the Campbell County Lady Cougars lost their momentum against Powell in the second half.

    Campbell County gave up 19 turnovers, while only scoring 17 points in the second half.

    However, a key trey by Byrge, followed by an assist for a Kendra King long ball gave the Lady Cougars the momentum they needed for a 40-34 victory Tuesday night.

  • Baseball squads readying for...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    The Campbell County diamond men are readying for their 2013 campaign with a new coach at the helm.

    On one of the coldest days of the winter thus far, the pitchers and catchers were hard at work.

  • Big treys push Powell past...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    The Panthers shot 60 percent from the floor, while depositing 50 percent of their three-point attempts on Tuesday night to go away with the District 3-AAA victory.

    Campbell County could only manage 20 percent from behind the arc, as Powell won, 66-45.

    “We just kind of ran into a buzz saw, head on,” Campbell County head coach Matt Housley said. “The Payne kid, a tough kid. The first one he hit in the game, 2 or 3 feet behind the line with a hand in his face, those are just good shots.”

  • Big third quarter thumps Karns

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    The Lady Beavers are obviously a first quarter team.

    Coming out of the first quarter, Karns led 13-8 after two big treys by Savannah Pope.

    However, following that point, the Lady Beavers could only match their first quarter total as the Lady Cougars went to on take the District 3-AAA game, 52-26.

  • Bass team set for high school

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    Not every student is an athlete.

    With this in mind, Campbell County High School is attempting to create new ways of giving every student a chance at sports with the recent addition of the bass fishing team.

    Under the direction of Will VanEtten, a teacher at Campbell County, the team will fish in its first tournament on Jan. 12.

  • Simpson to be cleared for return

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    Ethan Simpson’s senior season didn’t go exactly as planned.

    In the second week of the football season, a 39-20 win at Cumberland Gap was overshadowed by an injury.

    Simpson left the game with a torn ACL, a torn MCL, and a half torn meniscus.

    Now, nearly five months after that game, Simpson is being cleared to return to the hardwood for the Cougars.

  • Reserves help Karns past...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    Going into Tuesday night’s game, Campbell County knew how potent Karns’ junior Devin Sibley could be.

    Before the Campbell County game, Sibley averaged over 22 points per game. He’d also managed a 53 percent (132-of-248) shooting clip.

    He’d scored at least 20 points in 13 of his previous 17 games before Tuesday’s.

  • Three locals compete in 3FC 15

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    Raymond “Noodle” Strohl, Billy White and Chris Shaneyfelt each had fights this past weekend in the 3FC 15 bouts in Pigeon Forge.

    Strohl defeated Nick Baker, an independent from Newport, by an arm bar in the third round.

    “He had me in that triangle, and I was pretty comfortable for a minute,” Strohl said. “Then he started throwing big bombs. I started to go white for a minute, and I told myself not to give up.”