Today's Sports

  • Cougars slip past Claiborne

    Campbell County High School’s baseball team broke a long dry spell Saturday afternoon with a 9-7 victory over visiting Claiborne County.

    Sophomore Cody Malicoat got his first varsity start for the Cougars, who matched last season’s win total (7). He pitched four innings and scattered seven hits, walked four batters, and struck out one.

    Justin Willoughby pitched in relief during the fifth inning. Rain forced an early end to the game. The Cougars committed two errors in the field.

    Offensively, Campbell County batters collected 10 hits

  • It’s a clean sweep for...

    The Jacksboro Middle School girls ran away with an 81-point victory Friday afternoon during a five-team track and field meet at Campbell County’s L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    Meanwhile, the JMS boys edged out Lake City and LaFollette for first place at the same meet.

  • Chapman and Evans rank high at...

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman and junior Keenan Evans turned in the top finishes for Campbell County at the recent Vol Classic Track and Field Invitational at the University of Tennessee.

    Chapman was runner-up in girl’s high jump (5-4) in a field of 46 competitors. Evans took 7th place in boy’s shot put (45-1/2) in a field of 54 throwers.

    Teammate Shayla Goins had the next best finish, 25th out of 57 throwers in girl’s shot put.

  • CCHS softball team shows...

     Even in defeat, Campbell County High School’s softball team showed marked improvement from the first game against district foe Powell this year.

    The Lady Cougars, who were crushed 21-0 by the Lady Panthers a few weeks ago at Knoxville, played Powell to a 10-0 game Thursday afternoon at CCHS.

    Powell had won 30 games already this season, while Campbell County remained in search of its first victory.

  • LMS golfers win district

    Consistent play allowed LaFollette Middle School’s golf teams to sweep the district golf tournament Tuesday at The Greens at Deerfield.

    Lindsay Taylor was tournament champion for the Lady Owls. Teammate Nicole Lumpkins finished third overall. Jacksboro’s Julie Davis won a playoff for second place, individually, and led the Lady Eagles to a runner-up finish. 

    In boy’s competition, LaFollette’s Trevor Huckaby was individual champion, followed by teammates Tyler Chumley, 3rd place; and Caleb Baird, 5th place.

  • Titans wow LaFollette students

    A visit from T-Rac last week helped LaFollette Elementary School students prepare for the annual TCAP achievement test.

    T-Rac, the Tennessee Titans’ popular raccoon mascot, and linebacker Gerald McRath stopped by the school Thursday morning to encourage students to be their best, both mentally and physically.

    McRath spoke to the student body about growing up wanting to play pro football. He said he achieved his dream by working hard, making good decisions and never giving up.

  • Lady Blue Devils sweep county...

    Jellico High School senior Noel Tiller struck out 10 batters and scattered three hits Friday afternoon during a 17-6 victory over rival Campbell County at Arlis Chapman Field.

    The victory gave the Lady Blue Devils (7-4 district, 15-5 overall) a season sweep of the Lady Cougars, whom they defeated, 15-0, three weeks ago at Jellico.

    Campbell County actually had a 3-1 lead going to the second inning.

  • Middle school baseball team is...

    If the late Tampa Bay Football Coach John McKay coached the Campbell County Middle School (CCMS) Baseball team, he might sum up a loss as, “Well, we didn’t hit and we didn’t pitch, but we made up for it by not playing defense.” The inaugural CCMS baseball team is young and enduring what veteran Darrell Evans said about the young 1989 Braves team, “a baptism by fire.”

  • Campbell County tops Middlesboro...

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team salvaged a tough week with a 6-5 victory Thursday afternoon over visiting Middlesboro, Ky.

    Senior lefty Justin Willoughby was a force at the plate and on the mound.

    He went 4-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for the Cougars and was also credited with the save after pitching the final 1/3 inning in relief.

    Ryan Hutson was credited with the win after taking over for Andrew Dykes in the top of the seventh inning.

  • Lady Eagles win 8-team track meet

    Jacksboro’s girls outscored seven other teams to win a middle school track and field meet Thursday afternoon at Campbell County High School.

    The Lady Eagles piled up 132 points to finish well ahead of meet runner-up Oak Ridge-Jefferson, which had 100. The other six teams, in order of finish, included: Oak Ridge-Robertsville, Sevierville, Lake City, Clinton, LaFollette and Norris.