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Today's Sports

  • It’s jamboree time at...

    Area middle school football fans got a glimpse of their favorite teams Friday night during the Jellico Jamboree.

    The host Blue Devils kicked off the jamboree with a two-quarter scrimmage against Oakdale. Austin Plank scored Jellico’s lone touchdown during a 6-6 tie with the Eagles. Logan Cox scored for Oakdale.

    In the second game of the night, Bell County shut out Whitley County, 12-0, in a battle of Kentucky heavyweights.

    Burchfield from Scott County defeated Whitley County, 14-8, in the third scrimmage and then blanked Jellico, 18-0, in the nightcap.

  • CCHS golf teams are having some...

    Campbell County High School’s golf teams are off to a great start this season. Following Thursday’s home match against Jellico and Claiborne County at the LaFollette Country Club, the girl’s team had a 13-2 record, while the boys were 18-13. Twelve of the Cougars’ 13 losses came during a season-opening tournament at Morristown in which Campbell County finished 43 strokes behind boy’s champion Knox Halls.

  • Golf tourney set Aug. 18

    The 2nd annual Cougar Baseball Golf Classic will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the LaFollette Country Club. Entry fee is $240 per team. Format is 4-person best ball. The event is a fundraiser for the Campbell County High School baseball program.

    To register, contact Coach Collette at 562-8308.

  • Sports Calendar

    Football camp at JMS

    The annual Jacksboro Eagles Football Camp will be held July 19-22 at JMS. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. The fundamentals of football — blocking, tackling, etc. — will be stressed. Registration fee is $50, which includes dinner each day and a camp t-shirt.

    MEGA Sports Camp

  • Mega Sports Camp is mega fun

    About 60 children took part each day in the MEGA Sports Camp held at Faith Way Assembly of God in LaFollette last week.

    Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the evening activities from 6 -9 p.m. The four sports included soccer, football, basketball and cheerleading.

  • New CCHS golf coach has high...

    From a distance, Jeremy Cox could easily be mistaken for one of his own players.

    When the 23-year old Samford University graduate starts talking golf, however, it’s obvious that he is wise beyond his years.

    Cox has been hired to coach girl’s and boy’s golf at Campbell County High School. He replaces Joey St. John, who stepped down to take a job as assistant principal at Jellico High School.

    “I’m very excited. We have a lot of talent,” said Jeremy, who is the youngest son of Anderson County coaching legend Johnny Cox.

  • Jellico girl's volleyball...

    With four seniors gone and changes in the rotation, the Jellico High School volleyball team is still looking good.

    Last years team went to sub-state, where the Lady Blue Devils lost to North Greene on the road. That’s the farthest a Jellico team had ever advanced.

    Earlier this month, July 12-14, the Lady Blue Devils attended the first volleyball team camp hosted by Milligan College. The other six teams that participated were Twin Springs, Gate City, Lee and Thomas Walker from Virginia; and Elizabethton and Unicoi from Tennessee.

  • Kids enjoy a day of fishing on...

    The Clinch River tailwater was teeming with trout and tweens  Saturday morning at the Kids Fish Free Day event hosted by the local chapter of Trout Unlimited.

    Held at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Miller Island Access, just downstream of Norris Dam, the annual event focuses on education and exposes young people to fishing, the environment and how the two relate to the health of the river.

  • Lewis sets searing pace for...

    Zak Lewis of Cincinnati set a course record Saturday morning at Deerfield to repeat as Firecracker 5K champion.

    Lewis, a 27-year-old former University of Dayton runner, finished the demanding course in a scorching 17 minutes, 49 seconds. That was 4 seconds ahead of 43-year-old Jerry Bricking, whom he passed down the stretch. The two ran neck-and-neck throughout the race until Lewis took the lead and began to pull away with a quarter mile left.

    “As soon as a I got to the top (of the last hill), I was ready,” said Lewis.

  • Senior leaguers win all-star...

    The Dunaway Legals, coached by Jim Lane, won the 13-14 Senior League Championship with a 6-1 mark against teams from LaFollette, Harrogate and Jellico. This is Lane’s fourth consecutive regular season championship in which his teams have accumulated a combined 40-4 record.

    As coach of the regular season champions, Lane had the choice to take his team or select an all-star team. With three players on his roster unavailable for the all-star tourney, Lane had to pick up three players from LaFollette to fill the all-star slots.