Today's News

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  • Squirrel Fest '09

    Tall tales were as plentiful as targets Saturday morning at Squirrel Fest, the annual gathering and encampment of small game hunters on the Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area.

    Started 20 years ago by a group of hunters from Campbell County, the event has traditionally been held on opening day of squirrel season in late August.

    The last few years, Squirrel Fest has also coincided with Free Hunting Day, which was enacted by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission as a way to introduce young people to hunting.

  • CCHS vs. AC game likely to go down to the wire

    Campbell County’s game this week against Anderson County will be the first meeting of the two teams since Sept. 2, 1994, when the Mavericks opened the season with a 39-0 victory on their home field.

    Both teams made the playoffs last season in their respective divisions. Both teams also had to replace several starters, including their quarterbacks. However, this is where their similarities end.

  • Campbell County and AC are ready to renew 'friendly' rivalry

    Football rivalries are normally born on the field, not off of it.

    However, the feud between two local high schools has been anything but normal.

    A rivalry 15 years in the making, Campbell County vs. Anderson County has grown to epic proportions, even though the teams haven’t actually faced off on the gridiron since 1995.

    For the better part of the past two decades, both teams have done their best to avoid each other because of a bitter feud over alleged recruiting of players by the Mavericks.

  • Cougars thump Warriors, 42-12

    After a poor start to the football season a week earlier, the Campbell County Cougars came out on a mission Friday night at White County.

    “We were very disappointed in how we played last week and everyone knows that,” CCHS coach Dewayne Wells said of his young team.

    “Our kids had a different mindset at practice and we just wanted to come out and show we were better than what we were last Friday (against Loudon). I think we showed that we were determined.”

    Did they ever.

  • Losing streak over for Jellico

    With a generous helping of smash-mouth football and a dash of razzle-dazzle, Jellico High School was able to snap a 12-game skid Friday night.

    The Blue Devils (1-1 overall) came from behind in the second half at North Greene to defeat the Huskies, 14-8.

    Running backs Ryan Morris and Freedom Scott pounded out most of Jellico’s yardage between the tackles, while newcomer Darius Marlow added an element of speed with a couple of shifty runs on reverses.

  • Lady Cougars take second place at Panther Creek race

    Sophomore Lauren Evans led the Campbell County High School girl’s cross-country team to a runner-up finish during the season opener last week at Panther Creek Invitational.

    Evans ran the course in 23 minutes 4 seconds. The Lady Cougars finished just 10 points behind meet host and perennial state powerhouse Morristown West. A total of 90 runners representing 10 teams competed for top honors.

    “I’m well-pleased with how we ran for such a hot day,” said Campbell County coach Jim Pierce.

  • Jacksboro rallies for 22-16 win

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team bounced back from a lopsided season-opening loss at Clinton to post a 22-16 victory Thursday night over visiting Grace Christian Academy.

    The Eagles rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs of 9 and 2 yards by bruiser Nick Bailey, who finished with a team-high 105 yards on 14 carries.

    Paul Courdle picked up 43 yards on 10 carries and scored Jacksboro’s first touchdown on a 70-yard kickoff return.