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Today's Sports

  • Blue Devils pin 12-4 defeat on...

    Jellico High School’s baseball team was on its way Thursday afternoon to a doubleheader sweep of Sunbright when the Blue Devils ran out of daylight.

    The Blue Devils (1-1 district, 1-1 overall) crushed the Tigers, 12-4, in the first game and were winning the nightcap, 6-5, when the umpire suspended play because of a problem with the stadium lights at Carroll-Wilson Field.

    “I’d like to have gotten that one in,” said Jellico coach Randy Moses.

    “That would’ve put us 2-1 in the district.”

  • Jellico girls on 3-game win...

    It didn’t take long for the Jellico High School Lady Blue Devils to put a heartbreaking loss to Coalfield behind them.

    Jellico (2-1 district, 3-1 overall) reeled off three consecutive victories, including a doubleheader sweep Thursday afternoon of Sunbright, to stay afloat in the District 4-A softball race.

    The Lady Blue Devils are having to compete in a much tougher league this year after moving over from District 2-A. Prior to last season, Jellico had gone 10 years without losing a district game.

  • Chapman sets new meet record at...

    Campbell County’s girls made a good showing last weekend at the 2nd annual Y-12 Track and Field Invitational hosted the Hardin Valley Academy.

    With athletes qualifying for sectionals in half a dozen different events, the Lady Cougars placed fourth in a field of 18 complete teams.

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman turned in the top finish for Campbell County with a 5-5 high jump, which set both stadium and meet records. Bearden’s Mary Hirst, who went on to win a Class AAA state championship last year in high jump, set the old mark of 5-2.

  • Middle school baseball team...

    It has often been rumored to occur, people talked about it, but nothing had been realized, until January 2010 when CCHS Head Baseball Coach Brad Collette held tryouts for the new Campbell County Middle School baseball team.

    A team was selected and practices began. Collette selected the team from both Jacksboro and LaFollette middle schools, so the team would play together as the CCMS Cougars just as the high school team.

    The players are coached by the high school staff, learning unity, tradition and proper baseball to serve as a feeder to the high school program.

  • Jacksboro teams place 3rd and...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s track and field teams competed in its second meet of the season on Tuesday, March 23 at Lenoir City.

    Along with host Lenoir City, the 8-team field also included Webb, North Middle, LaFollette, Cherokee, Carpenters and Tennessee School for the Deaf.

    The Lady Eagles finished third in the girl’s team standings with 101 points. North’s girls won the meet with 123 points. Webb was runner-up with 107 points.

  • Lady Cougars win track opener

    Opening day of the high school track and field season was almost perfect for Campbell County.

    Almost.

    The Lady Cougars outscored host Knox Halls, Claiborne County and Anderson County to take a well-earned victory. Meanwhile, the Campbell County boys missed out on first place by one point.

  • Tennis team gets winning start

    Campbell County High School’s tennis teams made a successful debut last week at West Hills against District 3-AAA rival Karns.

    Only one match got away from CCHS, as the girls won 9-0 and the boys prevailed 8-1. The lone loss came in boy’s single play.

    Only three of the Lady Cougars’ victories came on the court, the rest were by forfeit. Lindsey Sharp (6-4) and Taylor Bailey (6-3) won their singles matches as the top two seeds. Bailey also teamed up with Alexandria Ross for an 8-6 decision at number one doubles.

  • Cougars surprise Carter for...

    Following a week of disappointment, Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team finally had something to cheer about on Tuesday afternoon.

    Chris Hutson led off the bottom of the seventh inning with an inside-the-park home run to lead the homestanding Cougars to their first victory of the season, a 4-3 decision over the Carter Green Hornets. It was the only hit of the game for the sophomore shortstop, who went 1-for-4 at the plate and reached on an error.

  • Lady Cougars fall short against...

    Held scoreless through the first four games of the season, the Campbell County High School softball team broke out of its slump Friday afternoon against visiting Claiborne County.

    Though the Lady Cougars did not win the game, they proved that they could hit the ball and score. Campbell County actually had a one-run lead going to the seventh inning before giving up five runs during an eventual 18-14 loss to the Lady Bulldogs.

    Campbell County dropped to 0-5 as a result of the loss, but did have its moments.

  • Lady Eagles take first place at...

    The Jacksboro Middle School girl’s track and field team opened its season by taking first place in a seven-team meet on March 16 at Clinton.

    Along with host Clinton, the field included Lake City, Jacksboro, LaFollette, Tennessee School for the Deaf, North Middle and Christian Academy of Knoxville.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 142 points, followed by CAK with 125.5 and North Middle with 116. Jacksboro’s boys finished fifth, but competed well with mostly sixth and seventh graders after last year’s eighth grade class helped set seven new school records.