Today's Sports

  • Campbell County track athletes...

    A handful of Campbell County High School athletes set new personal records and met sectional qualifying standards while competing in the Big East Invitational last week at Jefferson County.

    Keenan Evans turned in perhaps the most outstanding performance of the day for the Cougars. The junior weight thrower won the shot put (46-11 1/2) and placed third in discus.

    Other notable performances from CCHS athletes include:

    •Sophomore Nick Litton set a PR in boy’s high jump (6-0) to qualify for sectionals.

  • Stiner to be honored by National...

    The East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced Saturday that Gen. Carl Wade Stiner has been selected to receive the chapter’s Distinguished American honor.

    In addition to that accolade, Amateur Football Awards will be bestowed upon Dr. William C. Battle and Terry Brown, both of Knoxville.

    Two Knoxville-area high school head football coaches, David Meske of Webb School and Gary Rankin of Alcoa, will also be honored.

  • Owens sets new high jump mark...

    Eighth grader Hannah Owens broke a six-year-old school record to win the high jump and highlight an impressive evening, as the Jacksboro Middle School girl’s track and field team played runner-up to Maryville during a 10-team meet on April 1 at Oak Ridge.

    Owens, who jumped 4-8, broke the previous mark of 4-6 set by Chelsey Jenkins in 2004.

  • Owls sweep golf matches from...

    The LaFollette and Jacksboro middle school golf teams met on Tuesday afternoon at Deerfield, with the Owls winning both the girl’s and boy’s matches.

    Co-medalists for the boys were Jake Clowers of Jacksboro and Trevor Huckaby of LaFollette, both with scores of 39.

    Although Clowers and Huckaby tied, the play of Caleb Baird (41), Tyler Chumley (44) and Weston Sharp (47) led the Owls to victory.

    LaFollette’s Lindsay Taylor was girl’s medalist with score of 49. Julie Davis led the Lady Eagles with a score of 51.

  • CCHS gives Red Devils a scare

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team carried some of the momentum from last week’s District 3-AAA sweep of Knoxville Central over to Monday afternoon’s game at Knoxville against league frontrunner Halls.

    The Cougars (2-6 district, 5-9 overall) fell, 3-0, in a hotly contested game during which both teams combined for only four hits. The Red Devils, who are unbeaten in league play and 18-1 overall, got three hits.

    Josh Hillard went the distance to earn the victory for Halls and gave up a second-inning single to Andrew Dykes.

  • South Holston has potential to...

    Though the nearby Clinch tailwater lays claim to the 28 lb. 12 oz. state record brown trout, an even bigger fish is likely swimming in the 14-mile stretch of river below South Holston Dam in upper East Tennessee.

    In fact, the record may have been “unofficially” broken last fall by an anonymous fly fishermen, who caught a 43-inch behemoth near the Emmett Bridge in Sullivan County.

  • Cougars upset Central, 12-8

    Cougar sophomore Andy Hickman pitched another gem Monday afternoon at Knoxville against District 3-AAA foe Central.

    Campbell County batters did their part to back him up.

    The result was a 12-8 upset of the Bobcats in a game that took three hours to decide. It was the first district win this season for the Cougars (1-5 district, 4-8 overall).

  • CCHS girls post top 2 finishes;...

    It’s been a particularly good week for the Campbell County High School girl’s track and field team.

    The Lady Cougars cleaned up in a home meet Thursday afternoon and finished second at the William Blount Invitational on Saturday.

    Sophomore sensation Kristin Chapman had the top high jump (5-6) at the William Blount Invitational. Campbell County had two other event winners: Samantha Leach in the 300-meter hurdles and Lauren Evans in the 800-meter run.

  • Provins leads Owls to pair of...

    Field events phenom Rusty Provins recently shattered LaFollette Middle School records in shot put and discus.

    The 8th-grader, who is the son of former Campbell County High School and University of Tennessee standout Paul Provins, set a new mark in shot put (46-0) during an 8-team meet at Lenoir City on March 23.

    As much of an attention-getter as that was, Rusty Provins then literally threw his discus out of the park.

  • JMS teams take second at Lenoir...

    The Jacksboro Eagles and Lady Eagles track teams both claimed runner-up finishes during a six-team meet on March 29 at Lenoir City.

    Along with the host team, the field included North Middle, Jacksboro, Norris, Cherokee and Clinton.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 134 points to finish a close second behind meet champion North Middle, which scored 162 points.

    Lenoir City’s girls placed third with 56 points, followed by Norris with 41, Cherokee 20 and Clinton 18.