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Today's Sports

  • Cougars sweep Hardin Valley in...

    Campbell County High School’s boys are holding their own in the District 3-AAA basketball race after two big wins over the Hardin Valley Academy.

    The most recent victory came Monday night, when the Cougars (6-4 district, 14-6 overall) beat the Hawks 56-42 at Knoxville.

    Senior forward Nick Litton led the charge with 18 points, followed by Corey Poteet with 13, Trey Torres 10, Ethan Simpson six, Jordan Kindred four, Tyler Chapman three and Tuffy Shoupe two.

  • Lady Cougars remain perfect in...

    A regular season sweep of District 3-AAA girls’ basketball rival Hardin Valley took the sting out of Campbell County’s upset loss last week to Claiborne County.

    The Lady Cougars (10-0 district, 16-5 overall) saw their 12-game winning streak come to an unlikely end Thursday night at Tazewell during a 64-58 defeat by a mediocre Claiborne County team.

    Campbell County didn’t stay down for long, however, as the Lady Cougars bounced back with two impressive league victories over Hardin Valley (6-5 district, 8-10 overall) in the span of three days.

  • Blue Devils top 9th ranked Rams...

    When Jellico coach Mike Reynolds has all his players available, the Blue Devils have the makings of a championship team.

    Such was the case Thursday night, when Jellico hosted Grace Christian Academy, the state’s ninth ranked Class A boys’ high school basketball team.

    The Blue Devils (5-3 district, 11-11 overall) led from start to finish in a game they won 72-69 while avenging a 16-point loss to the Rams six days earlier at Knoxville.

    Jellico also put an end to GCA’s 14-game winning streak.

  • LMS splits varsity games with...

    LaFollette Middle School’s varsity basketball teams split a home meeting Monday night with Clinton.

    The Lady Owls won their game, 26-19. Kasi Phillips led the way with 11 points, followed by Julia Powell with six, Bella Luna four, Ashley Whited three and Kassie Kibler two.

    Kelly Wardell paced Clinton with 10 points.

    LaFollette led 12-8 at halftime.

    Clinton won the boys’ game, 52-28. J’Quan Thomas led the Hawks with 11 points.

  • Jellico girls fall to Grace...

    Destany Creekmore scored a team high 14 points Thursday night for the Jellico High School varsity girls’ basketball team during a 71-29 home loss to Grace Christian Academy.

    Natasha Taylor added six points for the Lady Blue Devils, followed by Rachel Ayers with four, Brittany Kennedy and Courtney Charles two each, and Brittany Vaughn one.

    Lauren Hensley led all scorers with 19 points for Grace Christian. Callie Cox chipped in 16 points for the Lady Rams, while Calynne Pridemore had 10.

  • Jellico making plans to start...

     

     

    Jellico’s leaders have been trying to attract industry to the town, but business isn’t all they want to claim as their own. 

  • Lady Cougars keep on rolling

    Victories keep piling up for the Campbell County High School varsity girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Cougars won their 12th consecutive game Friday night with a 40-34 district decision over visiting Knox Halls.

    Senior post Shayla Goins turned in a dominating performance with 17 points for Campbell County (8-0 district, 14-4 overall). Goins was so impressive that the Knoxville News-Sentinel nominated her for PrepXtra Girls’ Player of the Week.

  • Cougars drop two in District 3...

    Last week was a tough one for the Campbell County High School varsity boys’ basketball team.

    The Cougars (4-3 district, 11-5 overall), who had won six consecutive games, suffered back-to-back home losses to District 3-AAA rivals Karns and Knox Halls.

    Campbell County led in the second quarter of both games, but the Cougars let their opponents’ come back to take victories.

    The Cougars held a 23-20 advantage Friday night at halftime before Knox Halls made a second half comeback to win 52-47. 

  • Lady Owls, Jacksboro boys get...

    Tuesday night’s middle school varsity basketball games between LaFollette and Jacksboro featured a reversal of fortune for teams that were victorious in a previous matchup this season.

    Host LaFollette won the girls’ game, 32-17, to avenge a seven-point loss at Jacksboro in November.

    Julia Powell led the Lady Owls with 12 points in the rematch, followed by Ashley Whited with eight, Kasi Phillips six, and Kassie Kibler and Bailey Rutherford two each.

  • Youth Baseball coaches will meet...

    Anyone interested in coaching youth baseball or softball in LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville or Jellico is invited to a coaches meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell County High School Baseball field house.

    The meeting will include all age groups and feature important updates. For more info, call Brad Collette at (423) 562-8308 or (865) 659-7873.