Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils fall to Midway


    Roane Newspapers


    The Midway Green Wave made the long trip up Interstate 75 Friday night to take on Jellico, and the trip proved a good one as Joe Campbell's squad rolled to a 56-12 victory over the Blue Devils.

    “This was a good win for us,” Campbell said after his Green Wave improved to 2-3 on the season. “It's good to get the momentum heading in the right direction with some big district games coming up.”

  • Cougars break Clinton jinx, 28-23

    It took Campbell County High School’s football team less than three hours Friday night to erase seven years of frustration.

    Led by senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe, the Cougars (1-3 district, 2-4 overall) finally beat District 3 rival Clinton, 28-23, after several near misses over the past decade.

    Shoupe was a workhorse for Campbell County with 257 yards and 2 touchdowns passing and 65 yards and another score on the ground. His 41-yard touchdown bomb to Jordan Kindred at the close of the second quarter gave the Cougars a 21-14 halftime advantage.

  • Bunch leads Eagles to homecoming...

    Jacob Bunch ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 42 seconds left Thursday night to lift Jacksboro Middle to a 13-12 homecoming victory over Eagleton. The win snapped a 2-game skid for the Eagles (3-2 overall), who were able to rally from a 12-point deficit in the opening quarter even though they lost two fumbles deep in their own territory.

  • Cross-country teams travel far...

    The Campbell County High School cross-country teams recently competed in two meets with nearly 200 miles between the two locations.

    On Sept. 17, the Cougars competed in the Hardin Valley Academy Invitational. Senior Dayne Deavours finished strong with a team best time of 18:09 (24th overall). Fellow senior Cody Willoughby was right on his heels with an 18:13 (26th overall). 

  • Owls fall 8-6 on late touchdown...

    LaFollette Middle School’s football team came close to getting its first win of the season Thursday night, but ended up losing its homecoming game, 8-6, to Lake City.

  • SPORTS NOTES - September 29

    A co-ed softball tournament (double elimination) will be held Oct. 7-8 at Asbury Park. Entry fee is $150. Call Dana Parsons at 865-603-7593 or Travis Belew at 423-494-3989.

  • Pine Mountain Longbeards host...

    The Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation held its inaugural Sportsman Archery Tournament on Sept. 17 at the Ball Farm Event Center in LaFollette. The sign-up started at 9 a.m. and continued until 11.  As the contestants signed up, they were directed to the course of 30 different targets, all at different ranges and set-ups.

    The course was designed to give the archer a “real to life” target using 3-D life-like targets, which included deer, antelope, bear, raccoon and turkey.  

  • Scouting Report — Campbell...

    The Cougars have a chance to get their first district win this week, but history is not on their side. Campbell County is 2-28 in the series and hasn’t beaten the Dragons since 2003. The current seven-game losing streak to Clinton includes all three of the Cougars’ playoff teams and heartbreaking losses of 17-14, 37-32 and 36-33.

    “Clinton will be 0-5 coming in this Friday, but they are a big physical football team,” said Cougars’ Head Football Coach Justin Price. 

  • CCHS golfers place 2nd in...

    With basically the same of group of golfers that finished 5th a year ago, Campbell County High School’s boys tied for 2nd place Thursday afternoon during the District 3-AAA Tournament at Millstone Golf Club in Morristown.

    Knox Halls continued its stranglehold on the league crown, but this year the Cougars were only six strokes behind. The Red Devils ended the day with a team total of 291, while teams from Campbell County and the Hardin Valley Academy shot 297.

  • Cougars come up short against...

    Moral victories don’t sit well with Justin Price,

    However, the rookie head football coach will take all the help he can get in order to turn around Campbell County High School’s gridiron program.

    Battling District 3 foe Hardin Valley to the wire Friday night was another step in a tough rebuilding project for Price and his coaching staff.

    The Cougars (0-3 district, 1-4 overall) narrowly fell, 26-20, after spotting the Hawks (2-0 district, 3-1 overall) a two-touchdown lead in the first five-and-a-half minutes.