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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Lewis sets searing pace for...

    Zak Lewis of Cincinnati set a course record Saturday morning at Deerfield to repeat as Firecracker 5K champion.

    Lewis, a 27-year-old former University of Dayton runner, finished the demanding course in a scorching 17 minutes, 49 seconds. That was 4 seconds ahead of 43-year-old Jerry Bricking, whom he passed down the stretch. The two ran neck-and-neck throughout the race until Lewis took the lead and began to pull away with a quarter mile left.

    “As soon as a I got to the top (of the last hill), I was ready,” said Lewis.

  • Senior leaguers win all-star...

    The Dunaway Legals, coached by Jim Lane, won the 13-14 Senior League Championship with a 6-1 mark against teams from LaFollette, Harrogate and Jellico. This is Lane’s fourth consecutive regular season championship in which his teams have accumulated a combined 40-4 record.

    As coach of the regular season champions, Lane had the choice to take his team or select an all-star team. With three players on his roster unavailable for the all-star tourney, Lane had to pick up three players from LaFollette to fill the all-star slots.

  • Paquette claims Cove Lake 5K...

    Max Paquette led a field of over 300 runners on June 26 for the 11th annual running of the Cove Lake 5K.

    The 25-year-old Paquette won the title with a time of 16 minutes, 24 seconds.

    Rounding out the top 10 was Matt Spocker (16:54), Jefferson Day (16:56), Bradley Adams (17:13), Robert Burkhart (18:18), Skyler Winchester (18:27), Gregory Cooper (18:29), Kathy Wolski (18:35), Dayne Deavours (18:39) and Patrick Hanlon (18:40).

  • Sports Calendar

    Soccer sign-ups

    Sign-ups for the Campbell County Soccer Association fall league will be held at Walmart on July 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A tryout for the middle school girl’s team will be held July 19, 20 and 22.

    Baseball camp

  • CCHS boy’s basketball...

    For a team that lost a pair of double-digit scorers and rebounders, the Campbell County High School boys didn’t look half bad during the recent Belmont University Team Basketball Camp.

    The Cougars won 6 out of 10 games against some pretty stiff competition. Campbell County opened the camp with victories over Antioch and Harpeth before narrowly losing to Brentwood by three points.

    “The game against Brentwood was our best effort of the day”, said Cougars’ coach Barry Jones.

  • CCHS volleyball players hone...

    Campbell County High School is ramping up its volleyball program with a pair of summer camps.

    Kara Clemenz, head volleyball coach at the University of the Cumberlands, directed a camp for the Lady Cougars earlier this week.

    The Lady Cougars are also scheduled to attend a team camp July 26-28 at Carson-Newman College.

    “I’m real excited about all that the girls picked up today. They are showing some good enthusiasm,” said Campbell County coach David Seals, following Monday’s camp session at CCHS.

  • Dunaway Legals conclude baseball...

    After winning their opening all-star game vs. Harrogate by a 14-12 count, the Dunaway Legals faced Maryville at Maryville and Eagleton at CCHS. With his three big guns — Noah Vibbert, Andrew Evans and Tate McGhee — unable to pitch due to pitch-count rules, Coach Jim Lane went with Kaleb Jarrett as his starter. He was followed by Adam Markley and Jacob Monday.