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  • Big treys push Powell past...


    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



    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



    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



    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...



    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


    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.”

  • Sports News 1-10-13

    Campbell County Youth Basketball

    They Campbell County Youth Basketball Association is taking applications for after school basketball. Applications can be picked up at the LaFollette Community Center. Applications for and adult league will also be taken. The season starts Feb. 1.

    Jacksboro Basketball

  • Miracle on Eagle Circle


    This week got infinitely better for the Christian Academy Purple Warriors.

    With an uncertain future of a coach or team just before the season began, the team went on an 0-8 skid throughout the season.

    Assistant head coach Mike Smith watched his church burn on Sunday, as him and his son took over the coaching duties on Monday.

    However, everything got better as the Purple Warriors defeated Elk Valley 34-26 in the first round of the county tournament.

  • Taking charge of District 4-A


    The Jellico Blue Devils took four charges, while having four players score in double figures as they rolled to yet another District 4-A victory Tuesday night.

    Matt Bolton took three charges, as Austin Hunley, Justin Bowlin, and Drew Bruce each drew one, as Jellico rolled to a 59-50 victory.

    “I try my best, even if it is to put my body on the line,” Bolton said. “It’s to give us that extra possession, put more points on the board and try to help my team out.”

  • Jefferson too much for JMS squads


    The trip to Jefferson Middle School wasn’t the best trip for Jacksboro this season.

    The Lady Eagles took on their district rival, but turnovers hindered the Jacksboro squad, as they fell 43-28.

    “That’s the problem we’ve been having all season,” Jacksboro assistant coach Johnny Morris said. “We’ve been having a lot of turnovers, and we’re getting in a hurry with the ball.”