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Today's Sports

  • Cougars stumble in district...

    A week after Campbell County’s senior class posted their first ever baseball victory over league rival Clinton, those same seniors had their high school careers ended by the Dragons.

    Clinton defeated the Cougars 16-6 in a District 3-AAA Tournament elimination game Saturday afternoon at Knox Halls.

    Aaron Chapman was tagged with the loss for the Cougars (12-24 overall). Marsh picked up the win for the Dragons (20-13 overall). Campbell County closed out the month of April with a 13-7 victory over Clinton at the Knoxville West Tournament.

  • Arnold signs with Tusculum...
  • SPORTS CAMP AND EVENT SCHEDULE

    Galilee Bible Camp will host an Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The event — open to men, women and youth — will include a 3D archery competition, trap shoot and Bible study. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for youths, who must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum cost for a family would be $40. The registration deadline is May 16. Registration forms are available at the LaFollette Press. For more information, call 562-4910.

  • King recognized by state...

    The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association recently recognized Jellico High School assistant boys’ basketball coach Vic King for his 15 years of service to the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association. 

    Coach King has served on the TMSAA Committee, which sets the rules and regulations of member schools. He also serves as the TMSAA playoff coordinator for all sports, basketball being the largest with over 100 schools in East Tennessee taking part.

  • Campbell County kicks off spring...

    Campbell County High School’s football team kicked off spring practice Monday afternoon with enthusiastic group of 60 players hungry to make a name for themselves on the field.

    The Cougars will practice a total of 10 days over the next three weeks. Two days have also been set aside for scrimmages. Campbell County will travel to South-Doyle on Thursday, May 17 for a 6 p.m. scrimmage against the Cherokees. 

    A week later, the Cougars will wrap up spring drills with the Blue and Orange intrasquad scrimmage on May 24 at 7 p.m.

  • Cougars finally beat Clinton in...

    After struggling much of the season to get into a winning rhythm, the Campbell County High School baseball team picked up a pair of victories last week while finishing 2nd in the Knoxville West Tournament.

    The Cougars (2-14 district, 12-22 overall) opened tournament play Thursday afternoon with an 8-4 triumph over the host team.

  • Lady Cougars take 2nd place at...

    Campbell County High School’s track and field teams made a strong showing Friday during the Dale Legg Invitational at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars took 2nd place overall behind meet champion Maryville in a field of 16 scoring teams. Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined to score 46 points for Campbell County.

    Chapman, an ETSU signee, won the high jump (5-6) and 100-meter hurdles (:15.95), finished 4th in long jump and took 6th place in the 800-meter run with a personal record (PR) time of 2:35. She accounted for 28 points.

  • Football, cheerleader sign-ups...

    Campbell County Youth Football and Cheerleading will be having sign-ups for the 2012 season on consecutive Saturdays, May 5, 12 and 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the new LaFollette Recreation Center located in the old West LaFollette School. Registration is $55 for football players and $60 for cheerleaders. Ages for football are 5-12, while ages for cheerleaders are 4-13. For more information, call Steven Phillips at 865-617-5429, Tabatha Phillips at 423-494-1806 or Lisa Lester at 423-871-0230.

  • CCHS blanks Jellico, 16-0, in...

    Monday’s rematch between Campbell County and Jellico was in stark contrast to an earlier meeting of the two girls’ softball rivals.

    The Lady Blue Devils, who won a shootout, 17-14, at Jellico on March 21, were shut out 16-0 Monday afternoon by host Campbell County.

    Alex Hempsall picked up for the win for the Lady Cougars. She struck out three batters, walked one and allowed only one hit during three innings on the mound.

    Campbell County improved its record to 3-24 overall, with two wins coming in the last four games.

  • Turkey hunt inspires hunters and...

    The spirit of Vaitor Davis was alive and well Saturday morning in the woods of Campbell County.

    Davis, who was only 18 years old when passed away on Feb. 20, had been an active participant in the annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for handicapped hunters and wounded warriors held at Stinking Creek on the farms of Terry Lewis and Ron Cunningham.

    During a time of remembrance at this year’s hunt, County Mayor William Baird was on hand to formally declare Saturday, April 28 as Kelly Vaitor Davis Day in Campbell County.