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Today's Sports

  • Moore is living her dream

    Jessica Moore vividly remembers the play that put her on the path to a college basketball career.

    “I was in sixth grade at JMS, and Kelli Matlock was the coach,” Moore said. 

    “The game was tied with a few ticks left. She called timeout and asked ‘who wants to shoot the last shot?’. 

  • Jellico lands seven basketball...

    Seven Jellico High School basketball players were recently honored by the District 4-A coaches for outstanding effort on the hardwood this year.

    Jellico forwards Cody Malicoat and Ethan Shelley, both seniors, were first-team selections to the all-district boys’ team. 

    Malicoat, a Middle Tennessee State University signee, is a two-time honoree. He was player of the year in 2011. Shelley will sign next week with Alice Lloyd College.

  • Local middle schoolers fare well...

    Middle school athletes from LaFollette and Jacksboro kicked off the 2012 track and field season on March 6 during a six-team meet at Webb School of Knoxville.

    “This was a great first meet,” LMS coach Tiffany Bruce said.

    “The kids were eager to compete. They have been working hard and are very supportive of one another. I am very proud of their scores.”

    The Lady Owls and Lady Eagles finished third and fourth, respectively, in the girls’ team standings behind Blount County powers Maryville and Heritage. 

  • Card ready for Bassmaster Elite...

    Caryville pro angler Brandon Card will be competing against many of his boyhood idols this year in the Bassmaster Elite Series.

    Card, a 2004 graduate of Campbell County High School, qualified for the Elite Series by finishing second in the points standings of the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Open tournaments.

    Now he is one of 100 professional bass fishermen vying for millions in prize money, the prestigious title of Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year and a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.

  • Tennis coach hopes for another...

    With nearly everyone back from a team that won 12 of 16 matches in 2011, Campbell County High School tennis coach Jason Ivey has high hopes for this year for his boys.

    Senior Clay Williams and juniors Dylan Braden, Westin Brown and Jake Miller are the top singles seeds. Braden is seeded No. 1, followed by Brown at No. 2, Miller at No. 3 and Williams No. 4. 

    Brown actually posted the best record on the team last season. He won 11 of 15 singles matches.

  • Postseason honors go to CCHS...

    Several Campbell County High School basketball players recently garnered district and regional honors.

    Lady Cougars Courtney Morris, Shayla Goins, Kristin Chapman and Maria Foust were named to the regular season All-District 3-AAA team, Their coach, Ryan Browning, was chosen coach of the year by his peers.

    Amber Young was the only member of the CCHS girls’ team named All-Region 2-AAA.

    CCHS boys’ basketball players Corey Poteet, Nick Litton and Trey Torres were All-District 3-AAA selections at the conclusion of the regular season.

  • Pitching depth is key to Cougars...

    Three years into a rebuilding project at Campbell County High School, coach Brad Collette may have his best baseball team yet.

    Pitching depth and senior leadership hold the key to the season for the Cougars, who finished 11-18 a year ago in a tough Class AAA district. 

    Twins Andy and David Hickman, both seniors, are at the top of what could be a seven-man rotation for Campbell County.

    “This is the best pitching staff since I’ve been here,” Collette said.

  • Wartburg boys eliminate Jellico...

    Jellico High School’s season long quest to return to the boys’ championship game of the Region 2-A Basketball Tournament came to a heartbreaking end Tuesday night during a regional semifinal game at Wartburg High School.

    The Blue Devils (16-18 overall) had high hopes of ending the Bulldogs’ 12-game winning streak until their standout forward, Cody Malicoat, went to the bench with four fouls late in the third quarter.

  • Cougars put up a fight at...

    Campbell County High School’s boys made their first regional basketball tournament appearance in three years with a road trip Saturday to Maryville High School.

    Though the Cougars eventually lost, 45-37, they set the tempo throughout much of the 2-AAA quarterfinal game.

    “We played right with Maryville,” first-year Cougars’ coach Matt Housley said.

    “We just couldn’t finish on too many possessions, and their guys stepped up and made shots.”

  • District champs upset in...

    If Campbell County High School’s girls had a sense of déjà vu Friday night, it’s because they had been down this road before.

    Just two years ago, a lower seeded William Blount team came into John R.W. Brown Gymnasium and escaped with a four-point Region 2-AAA quarterfinal victory.

    During that February 2010 game, sophomore wing Tatum Burstrom scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the second half while leading the Lady Governors to their first region tournament win in 20 years.