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Today's Sports

  • Middle school, elementary...

    Campbell County middle school basketball teams had a tough time Thursday night.

    At Jacksboro, the host Lady Eagles fell 34-17 to Grace Christian. Calynne Pridemore scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lady Rams.

    Aubree Cahill paced the varsity Lady Eagles with six points, followed by Jessica Stanley with four, Mackenzie Seiber three, Autumn Meadows two and Morgan Wilson and Megan Muggridge one each.

  • Wildcats prevail over Cougars,...

    One week after scoring a school record 49 points during a district win over Knox Halls, the Campbell County High School football team rarely reached the end zone Friday night at Oak Ridge. 

    The Cougars (2-6 district, 3-7 overall) didn’t get on the board until only five minutes remained in a 42-7 loss to the Wildcats (7-1 district, 7-3 overall).

    Senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe got the touchdown on a 1-yard run. Sophomore placekicker Daniel Izquierdo added the extra point for the final margin.

  • Local high school runners...

    High school cross-country runners from Campbell County competed Thursday in the Region 2 Championships at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville.

    Jellico’s Olivia Veach, a first year runner, placed 25th overall in a field of almost 100 runners in the Class A/AA girls’ race. She completed the 3.1-mile course in 25:15, which was one of her better times this year. 

  • Campbell elementary, middle...

    Several Campbell County elementary and middle school runners competed in the Knoxville Track Club’s Regional Championships on Oct. 11.

    In the elementary girls’ division, Drew Leach placed 59th overall with a time of 7:30.01, followed by Jordyn Amburgey, 74th, 7:49.64; Tristan Hinojos, 82nd, 7:54.65; Maddie Burris, 138th, 8:29.65; Lara Gunter, 253rd, 9:58:16 and Kayla Davis, 285th, 10:37.33.

  • Press football contest ends

    The 2nd annual Wilder’s Winners football contest concluded last week in the LaFollette Press sports section. Kenny “Bucket” Daugherty earned bragging rights for the second consecutive year for having the best won/loss record (72-28) on the panel of 10 experts. 

    However, he had to share the top spot this year with DeWayne “The Mail Man” Kitts, who finished fourth last year.

  • Oneida defeats JMS for Class AAA...

    Jacksboro Middle’s football team fell 46-6 Saturday to Oneida in the Class AAA championship game at Anderson County High School.

    Austin Raines scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown when he successfully returned an onside kick.

    “We had a chance to get within 22-14 at one point,” Jacksboro assistant coach Brent Peel said.

    “We were on their 10-yard line and couldn’t stick (the football in the end zone).”

  • Shoupe leads 49-35 rout of Knox...

    Tuffy Shoupe’s final football game at L. Hope Dossett Stadium was one for the ages.

    Campbell County High School’s senior quarterback shredded District 3 rival Knox Halls Friday night with seven total touchdowns, 260 yards passing and 215 rushing in a record-setting 49-35 rout of the Red Devils.

  • Legendary coach John R.W. Brown...

    John R.W. Brown, the man that built a boys’ basketball dynasty at LaFollette High School during the late 1940s and early ’50s, passed away Friday at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.

    He was 87 years old.

    Brown coached the Owls from 1947-55. He led LaFollette to three consecutive state tournament appearances, including the championship game in 1954.

    “I think all of us just stood in awe of him,” said Kenneth “Smiley” Miller, a starting forward on the ’54 team.

  • Eagles to play for AAA title

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team will play Oneida Saturday for the AAA Championship.

    The game will be held at Anderson County High School beginning at 6 p.m.

    Last week, the Eagles thrashed Horace Maynard for the second consecutive week to advance to the title game. Jacksboro cruised 41-8 after building a four-touchdown lead in the first half.

  • Jellico falls to Oakdale

     Jellico High School’s football team fell 32-20 Friday night to visiting district foe Oakdale.

    Ryan Irwin and Josh Lay scored touchdowns for the Blue Devils, who had their highest offensive output of the year.

    Jellico will host league rival Oneida tomorrow (Friday) night for its final game of the season.