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Cumberland Gap outslugs Lady Blue Devils

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By Robby O'Daniel

The Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers run-ruled Jellico, 15-0, in two-plus innings of softball action on March 20 at Cumberland Gap High School.

In the top of the first, Jellico seniors Taylor Hamblin and Autumn Creekmore both had singles, giving the Lady Blue Devils two runners on with just one out.

But two consecutive groundouts ended the scoring opportunity.

Jellico starting pitcher Hollie Seibers would limit Cumberland Gap to just one run in the bottom of the first. The run scored on an error on a 3-2 pitch.

Seibers would strike out two batters in the frame.

She would strike out two more batters in the second, but Cumberland Gap also scored nine runs, thanks in part to several Jellico defensive errors.

Seibers left the game with an injury after the second, and Cheyenne Baird took her place pitching.

The Lady Panthers would add five more runs in the third until the game was called via run-rule.

The Lady Blue Devils played at Washburn last Friday. They next play at home against Wayne County on April 4.

CCMS soccer wins two

The Campbell County United middle school soccer team picked up a pair of wins last week at LaFollette Elementary.

The Cougars defeated Claiborne, 7-1, last Thursday, said CCMS head coach Jason Austin, with goals provided by Caleb Dabney (3), Landon York (2), Colton Robertson (1) and Caden Bostic (1).

Campbell County United then defeated Cumberland Gap 3-2 last Friday with Cougar goals from Nathan Massengill (1), Robertson (1) and Dabney (1), Austin said.

Next the Cougars play today (Thursday) at LaFollette Elementary against Oneida.

Middle school track athletes get first places

Several athletes from Jacksboro and LaFollette middle schools picked up first-place finishes in events at a track meet in Maryville last Thursday.

Jacksboro’s Leah McKamey took first place out of 25 girls with times in the 800-meter run, and she also was first place out of 21 girls with times in the 1,600-meter run, according to results at Milesplit.com.

Jacksboro’s Payton Gilbert was first place out of 21 boys with times in the 400-meter dash, while LaFollette’s Devon Jones was first out of 23 boys that competed in the discus throw, according to Milesplit.

The Lady Owls’ Alivia Marlow was first place out of 13 girls in the 100-meter hurdles, and the LaFollette girls won the 4x200-meter relay race, per Milesplit.

LaFollette’s Madison Johnson, Haylynn Willis and Jody Longmire took first, second and third place, respectively, out of the field of 14 girls with heights in the high jump, per Milesplit.

The Jacksboro and LaFollette middle school track teams next compete in Anderson County on April 1.