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Today's Sports

  • Owenby, Panthers dominate Cougars

    Powell ace Drake Owenby owned the Cougars during a Monday afternoon baseball game at Campbell County High.

    With Major League Baseball scouts watching from the stands, the University of Tennessee recruit and pro prospect pitched a complete game 18-0 district shutout of the Cougars (2-8 district, 8-10 overall).

    Owenby, a strapping lefthander, struck out a dozen batters and walked none in a dominating performance. In fact, had it not been for Campbell County catcher Bo Farris (2-for-2), the Panthers’ star would’ve pitched a perfect game. 

  • Lady Cougars get first softball...

    Down 4-0 Thursday afternoon in the bottom of the fifth inning against visiting Cumberland Gap, it looked as though Campbell County High School’s softball team would stay winless for another day.

    But the Lady Cougars suddenly woke from their slumber and scored six runs to take the lead.

    Campbell County pitcher Alex Hempsall (8 Ks) held the Lady Panthers to one run the rest of the way to take a 6-5 victory.

    A pep talk from their coach going into the bottom of the fifth inning seemed to light a fire under the Lady Cougars.

  • Mix of seniors and freshmen make...

    Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins continue to lead the scoring for the Campbell County High School girls’ track and field team.

    However, a talented group of freshman has given the Lady Cougars some much-needed depth.

    “Kristin is just doing incredibly well in triple jump,” Campbell County coach Billie Ann Evans said.

    “I think they’re both doing great. And I can’t tell you how much the freshmen are helping the team.”

  • Youth football program looking...

    The Campbell County Youth Football Association seeks qualified candidates to fill coaching positions for the upcoming football season. The football program is under new leadership, and the City of LaFollette has donated a new field to be used by the league. League leaders are looking for people that are willing to help build the program and take it to the next level. If interested, please contact Steven Phillips at 865-617-5429 or Brent Lester at 423-566-9555.

  • CCHS baseball team shuts out...

    If there were any lingering memories of last year’s 1-0 elimination loss to Karns in the district tournament, the Campbell County High School baseball team erased them Thursday afternoon.

    Aaron Chapman pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Cougars to a 2-0 triumph over the host Beavers.

    Campbell County got on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning, when catcher Bo Farris drove in Nick Bailey with a base hit. The Cougars added another run in the top of the sixth, when Joseph Williams drove in Chris Hutson.

  • Local middle school athletes...

    Middle school track teams from Jacksboro and LaFollette schools competed against 12 other teams Thursday during a meet at Oak Ridge. 

    Jacksboro and LaFollette tied for 6th place on the girls’ side of the meet. 

    Gracie Faulkner won the 3,200-meter race and was runner-up in the 800-meter event for the Lady Eagles. 

  • Jellico girls edge CCHS, 17-14

    High school softball games don’t get much better than the one last Wednesday between rivals Jellico and Campbell County.

    During an early season contest that featured half a dozen lead changes, it was the host Lady Blue Devils that were able to pull out a 17-14 victory.

    Both teams were winless coming into the game. Jellico improved to 1-4 overall, while Campbell County dropped to 0-3.

  • Baseball Cougars pick up two wins

    Despite losing a pair of district games to Anderson County and Knox Halls, the Campbell County High School baseball team remains two games above .500 this week.

    In both losses, a lack of hitting was to blame.

    The Cougars (1-4 district, 4-2 overall) were run-ruled 13-2 at Halls on Monday afternoon. Tucker Cain and Chris Hutson had the only two hits for Campbell County. Hutson also drove in a run.

  • Local trio signs with college in...

    Campbell County High School’s post tandem of Nick Litton and Tyler Chapman will join forces next year with Jellico High forward Ethan Shelley at Alice Lloyd College, an NAIA school in Eastern Kentucky.

    The three seniors announced their college decisions Thursday during a visit by members of the Alice Lloyd coaching staff.

  • SPORTS NOTES — March 29

    The annual Rotary Club/Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2 at The Greens at Deerfield. 

    Tee time is 1 p.m. for the four-person scramble, with a shotgun start.

    The entry fee is $525 per team, includes cart fee, range balls and a light meal during the awards ceremony. Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 25. Each team must have a handicap of no less than a combined total of 30.

    Prizes are $750 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, $250 for 3rd place and $100 for a mystery place.