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Today's Sports

  • Nothing but a technicality

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    With the absence of two starters, Austin Hunley and Brian Hicks, the Jellico Blue Devils were looking for a way to win.

    However, a late tangle up under the basket proved costly as the referee signaled a personal foul, followed by a technical foul against the Blue Devils.

    Jellico had battled back from a 32-22 deficit at the half to take the lead over Scott County, 55-54, following back-to-back treys by Billy Rowe and Danny Lay with 1:15 left in the game.

  • Buzzer beater blitzes district...

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    As the buzzer sounded Monday evening, Jared Ray’s left-handed layup hit the bottom of the net inside Jim and Linda Agee Gymnasium.

    That score pushed Jacksboro to upset the district favorite in Jefferson, 37-36.

  • Block party not enough for Lady...

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    Rachel Ayers had a party under the goal Tuesday night for the Lady Blue Devils.

    The tall post player added a game high seven blocks to hold off the Lady Highlanders. Destany Creekmore and Natasha Taylor joined in the fun, as they each added two blocks of their own.

    However, the 11 total blocks weren’t enough to hold off a late Scott Count surge, as they Lady Highlanders took the game, 47-45.

  • Local kids facing tough...

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    When people think of football on Thanksgiving day, it usually involves teams such as the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, or Atlanta Falcons.

    However, this year, the festivities will feature the Campbell County Cougars and the Lake City Mavs.

    Local football players are looking to play with the big time in this years Battle in Rocky Top this coming weekend. Next week, beginning on Thanksgiving day, they will compete in the Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Bowl.

  • Sports News 11-15-12

    Jacksboro Middle School Basketball

    The Jacksboro basketball teams will take on Lake City at JMS tonight, Thursday Nov. 15. The junior varsity girls will tipoff at 5 p.m., as the varsity teams will follow. On Monday, Nov. 19, the Eagles and Lady Eagles will travel to Maynardville to take on Horace Maynard, as the junior varsity boys will tipoff at 5 p.m. Both junior varsity squads will travel to LaFollette on Nov. 20 to take on the Owls.

     

    LaFollette Middle School Basketball

  • Jacksboro takes AAA runner-up

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    While Oneida Middle School achieved its drive for five, it didn’t mean they had an easy road.

    The Indians took their fifth AAA middle school championship title in as many tries on Saturday night. However, Jacksboro found a way to battle, giving what Oneida head coach Heath Sexton called their toughest challenge.

    “That was an all-out war. I mean that,” Sexton said to Jacksboro in their postgame huddle. “That was by far the toughest game we’ve played in my 11 years here.”

  • Powell pushed Lady Owls past...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    The Lady Owls had a strong showing on Tuesday night in the Horace Maynard tipoff tournament.

    Playing a tough defending district champions in the Lady Red Devils, the Lady Owls used a 9-2 surge at the beginning of the third for a 22-13 advantage. LaFollette eventually went on to take the win, 33-28.

  • Blue Devils looking for district...

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

    As the Blue Devils turn their attention to the hardwood, they have many goals in mind.

    However, their first priority is a District 4-A regular season title. In order for that to happen, head coach Mike Reynolds says his team needs to be flawless at home against their district opponents.

  • Cougar Craziness has crazy...

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    Gunner St. John and Nikki Ward wanted to make sure Cougar Craziness was definitely crazy.

    Following the alumni game on Friday, both the men and women’s squads participated in the three point contests where Ward edged Jamie Mynatt 11-10 in the one-minute shootout. St. John beat Seth Pebley, 14-10.

    However, in the St. John versus Ward contest, everything changed.

  • Lady Eagles look to talent, heart

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    The Lady Eagles come into their 2012-13 season with big goals in mind.

    However, to head coach Wanda Snodgrass, this team has all the right components to make something special.

    “I expect this team to be one of the teams that goes farthest of the teams that I’ve had,” she said. “We have the talent to do it, as well as the heart, which plays an important part in this team.”

    For Snodgrass and the Lady Eagles, this season will be a chance for improvement over last year.