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Today's Sports

  • Thompson among UC players going...

    Last year, the University of the Cumberlands volleyball team sponsored a young girl named Aileen from Tumaini Miles of Smiles Orphanage, Kenya.

    Late next month, several members of the UC team will have the opportunity to visit Aileen while volunteering their services at the orphanage and community.

    The delegation will include former Jellico High School standout Tommie Thompson as well as Amanda Hensley from Powell; Courtney Fout from Miamisburg, Ohio; and their coach, Kara Clemenz.

    The group will travel to Acworth, Ga. for training camp July 20-22.

  • Super sophomore wins state

    Kristin Chapman could hardly believe her good fortune.

    When her final two competitors failed to clear the bar Thursday on their first attempt at 5-6 in the girl’s state Class AAA high jump finals, the Campbell County High School sophomore saw an opportunity to win the event.

    She didn’t hesitate.

    “I didn’t think about it. I didn’t let it get in my head,” said Chapman, who cleared 5-6 on her first attempt to become the youngest CCHS athlete to win a state championship.

  • Local girls make LMU...

    Five Campbell County girls were chosen to the Lincoln Memorial University cheerleading squad following a recent tryout.

    They are Lori Adkins of Caryville, Erica Ayers of Jacksboro, Cheyenne Baker and Hannah Byrge of LaFollette and Shannon Wilder of Jacksboro.

    Adkins, Ayers, Baker and Byrge are recent graduates of Campbell County High School. Wilder is a recent graduate of the J. Frank White Academy.

  • Lady Eagles place 2nd at area...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s girls were the toast of Campbell County during regular season track and field meets. The Lady Eagles finished up well in postseason meets, with second place in the Area 2 North Championships and third place at Sectionals.

    At the Area 2 North Championships this year at Oak Ridge, Michaela Smith was a double event winner for the Lady Eagles with first-place finishes in the shot put (25-10) and discus (72-7 1/2). Hannah Owens also won the high jump (4-2) and Emily Byrge the long jump (13-4) for Jacksboro.

  • Jellico’s Tiller to...

    Jellico High School senior Noel Tiller has decided to continue her softball career and education at Union College, Ky.

    Tiller made the announcement last week during a signing ceremony at JHS. She plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

    “I’m really excited about college,” said Tiller, who hit .385 this year and was one of the top pitchers in District 4-A.

    Earlier, Tiller was leaning toward the University of the Cumberlands. However, after a campus visit and tryout, she was offered a spot on Union’s team.

  • Heatherly earns All-OVC honors

    Jake Heatherly was Tennessee Tech’s most consistent golfer and the best in the field on the short holes, helping him tie for fifth place and earn all-tournament honors as the Golden Eagles finished in sixth place at the 2010 Ohio Valley Conference men’s golf championships, April 26-28, at Grey Stone Golf Club in Dickson.

  • Girl’s middle school...

    Eighteen to 20 positions will be up for grabs this summer during a tryout for Campbell County’s first all-girl’s middle school soccer team.

    The tryout dates are July 19, 20 and 22, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the LaFollette fields. Eligible players will be incoming fifth, sixth and seventh graders, since the team will have to play a junior varsity schedule the first season. The season is scheduled to run from Sept. 9-Oct. 14. Matches will be played on Monday and Thursday evenings.

  • Ward scheduled to run in NAIA...

     Courtney Ward of Jacksboro will be one of 11 University of the Cumberlands track and field athletes competing next week (May 27-29) in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.  She will run a leg of the women’s 4x100-meter relay along with Dominique Gainer of Miami, Lauren Martin of Detroit and Diana Unuode of Nigeria.

    Both the men’s and women’s teams from UC will be well represented this year at the national championship meet. The men have six participants, while the women have five qualifiers.

  • Changing Lanes: The story...

    Many of the players that played for Jim Lane’s championship teams the previous three years played on the CCHS Middle School Baseball team this season.

    This significantly reduced the number of players Lane would have on his new 13-14 year old baseball team.

    After much patience and deliberation Lane and long-time sponsor Dave Dunaway moved their team to a newly revised Senior League, which includes teams from LaFollette, Jellico and Harrogate.

  • Summer Youth Track Program...

    Campbell County High School will again be a host site for the Knoxville Track Club’s Summer Youth Track Program.

    The program is open to all girls and boys, ages 5-18, who are interested in track and field, running and athletics. The program exposes kids to the fundamentals of track and field, with an emphasis on fun and fitness.

    There will be four weeks of instruction, beginning June 1.

    Practices will be held each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Campbell County High School track.