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Today's Sports

  • Cougars scrimmage Seymour,...

    Dewayne Wells called it the “typical first scrimmage” of fall practice for his football team.

    Wells, who is beginning his 10th season as Campbell County High School’s head varsity football coach, saw good things and bad things during a 3-way scrimmage Friday afternoon at Seymour. The Cougars gave up two touchdowns each to the host Eagles and the Hilltoppers from Science Hill. Sophomore Bo Farris scored Campbell County’s only touchdown.

    “We ran the ball well at times, but dropped passes killed our drives,” said Wells.

  • Injuries hinder Cougars during...

    There were more questions than answers Friday night following Campbell County High School’s final football scrimmage of the preseason.

    •Will a young and inexperienced linebacking corps be able to stop the run?

    •Will a youthful secondary be able to defend the pass?

    •Can the Cougars find a way to score on offense when they reach the red zone?

    Those were the same questions going into a 3-way scrimmage Friday with South-Doyle and Cumberland County.

  • It’s jamboree time at...

    Area middle school football fans got a glimpse of their favorite teams Friday night during the Jellico Jamboree.

    The host Blue Devils kicked off the jamboree with a two-quarter scrimmage against Oakdale. Austin Plank scored Jellico’s lone touchdown during a 6-6 tie with the Eagles. Logan Cox scored for Oakdale.

    In the second game of the night, Bell County shut out Whitley County, 12-0, in a battle of Kentucky heavyweights.

    Burchfield from Scott County defeated Whitley County, 14-8, in the third scrimmage and then blanked Jellico, 18-0, in the nightcap.

  • CCHS golf teams are having some...

    Campbell County High School’s golf teams are off to a great start this season. Following Thursday’s home match against Jellico and Claiborne County at the LaFollette Country Club, the girl’s team had a 13-2 record, while the boys were 18-13. Twelve of the Cougars’ 13 losses came during a season-opening tournament at Morristown in which Campbell County finished 43 strokes behind boy’s champion Knox Halls.

  • Golf tourney set Aug. 18

    The 2nd annual Cougar Baseball Golf Classic will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the LaFollette Country Club. Entry fee is $240 per team. Format is 4-person best ball. The event is a fundraiser for the Campbell County High School baseball program.

    To register, contact Coach Collette at 562-8308.

  • Sports Calendar

    Football camp at JMS

    The annual Jacksboro Eagles Football Camp will be held July 19-22 at JMS. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. The fundamentals of football — blocking, tackling, etc. — will be stressed. Registration fee is $50, which includes dinner each day and a camp t-shirt.

    MEGA Sports Camp

  • Mega Sports Camp is mega fun

    About 60 children took part each day in the MEGA Sports Camp held at Faith Way Assembly of God in LaFollette last week.

    Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the evening activities from 6 -9 p.m. The four sports included soccer, football, basketball and cheerleading.

  • New CCHS golf coach has high...

    From a distance, Jeremy Cox could easily be mistaken for one of his own players.

    When the 23-year old Samford University graduate starts talking golf, however, it’s obvious that he is wise beyond his years.

    Cox has been hired to coach girl’s and boy’s golf at Campbell County High School. He replaces Joey St. John, who stepped down to take a job as assistant principal at Jellico High School.

    “I’m very excited. We have a lot of talent,” said Jeremy, who is the youngest son of Anderson County coaching legend Johnny Cox.

  • Jellico girl's volleyball...

    With four seniors gone and changes in the rotation, the Jellico High School volleyball team is still looking good.

    Last years team went to sub-state, where the Lady Blue Devils lost to North Greene on the road. That’s the farthest a Jellico team had ever advanced.

    Earlier this month, July 12-14, the Lady Blue Devils attended the first volleyball team camp hosted by Milligan College. The other six teams that participated were Twin Springs, Gate City, Lee and Thomas Walker from Virginia; and Elizabethton and Unicoi from Tennessee.

  • Kids enjoy a day of fishing on...

    The Clinch River tailwater was teeming with trout and tweens  Saturday morning at the Kids Fish Free Day event hosted by the local chapter of Trout Unlimited.

    Held at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Miller Island Access, just downstream of Norris Dam, the annual event focuses on education and exposes young people to fishing, the environment and how the two relate to the health of the river.