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Today's Sports

  • Jacksboro girls win Area 2 Track...

     Several local middle school athletes had standout performances Monday afternoon during the Area 2 Track and Field Championships at Campbell County High School.

    Jacksboro took 1st place in the girls’ team standings. The top three athletes in each event qualified for this week’s sectional meet at Lenoir City. 

    Leading the way for the Lady Eagles was Michaela Smith, who won shot put and discus and was named Best in Field Events.

  • Cougars place 3rd and 4th at...

     The Campbell County High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams placed 3rd and 4th, respectively, last week during meets at Hardin Valley and Karns. Nick Litton and Lucas Nelson finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, in high jump at Hardin Valley. Keenan Evans was runner-up in shot put and discus.

    The Cougars also had a 2nd place 4x200-meter relay team (Austin McMahan, Eli Caudill, Colby Partin, Ethan Simpson). Nathan Bolton placed 3rd in discus with a personal record of 112-1.

  • Two more wins for CC United...

      The Campbell County United Soccer Club won two more matches last week.

    Eli Cross scored a pair of goals to lead Campbell County to a 4-2 victory over Grace. Mathew Laxton and Noah Elorifi scored one goal apiece.

    Cross also led the scoring with two goals in a 6-0 shutout of North Middle.

    Will Martin, Josh Lay, Jacob Lasley and Gustavo Rosas scored one goal each for CC United.

    The Campbell County club will host a game this afternoon (Thursday) at 6 p.m.

  • Blue Devils fall 19-8 to...

        Jellico High School’s baseball team dropped a 19-8 decision last week to visiting Pineville, Ky.

    The Blue Devils (1-6 district, 2-9 overall) trailed 6-3 going to the third inning, where the Mountain Lions began to pad their lead.

    Gabe Mitchell and Michael Smith had 2 RBI each to lead Jellico. 

    Jaspar Budd and Austin Bowlin had 1 RBI each. Devin Oakes scored the Blue Devils’ other run.

    Bret Begliutti had a triple for Jellico’s only extra-base hit of the game.

  • Middle school junior varsity...

      In the first year of JV Middle School Baseball, the Campbell County team has posted a winning record of 4-2-1. 

    The team played 3 games in a play day at Coalfield on April 2.

    In the first game vs. Oneida, CCMS JV played to a 4-4 tie in 5 innings. Max Farris, Matt Ogden, Brady Orick and Jared Ray each scored a run. Adam Markley pitched the first 3 innings, followed by Aaron Sanders 1.1 innings. 

    Matt Ogden finished up the last 2 outs.

  • High water continues to meddle...

      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 Monday, April 18 was 1,021.78 feet, a rise of several feet over the previous two weeks. 

    Considerable floating debris can be found throughout the lake. Boaters need to exercise caution in all locations, but especially on the upper half of the lake. 

    Surface temperatures range from the high 50s to mid-60s depending on time of day and location. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Commission amends smallmouth regulations

    During its March meeting, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) voted to amend regulations in regard to smallmouth bass fishing on Norris Lake. This action was based on recommendations from the Norris Lake Fisheries Advisory Committee (NLFAC), which is a community-based group of advisors to the TWRC on fishery management at Norris Lake.

  • Volunteers needed for river...

     Volunteers are needed Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to about noon, to help the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited pick up along roads and shoreline of the Clinch River tailwater below Norris Dam.

  • Sweet sweep for Lady Cougars

      Campbell County High School’s softball team swept neighboring rival Cumberland Gap last week for the second consecutive year.

    In both instances, it was the first two victories of the season for the Lady Cougars, who are 2-16 overall heading into games this week against Oak Ridge and Claiborne County.

    “Last year, (the sweep) came at the end of the season instead of in the middle, so we hope there are a few more wins for us this year,” said Campbell County coach Rebecca Mongar.

  • Tennis teams find success

      There’s a youth movement afoot in the Campbell County High School tennis program.

    Of the 20-plus players, over half are sophomores and freshmen. Though their inexperience shows, the Cougars have plenty of time to develop as a group.

    “In two years, we expect to contend for our district (championship),” said Campbell County coach Jason Ivey.

    The CCHS boys’ team includes two seniors, three juniors and half a dozen sophomores.