Today's Sports

  • Cougars find themselves in...

    Campbell County High School’s boys will find themselves in familiar territory when the District 3-AAA Basketball Tournament tips off this week.

    The Cougars, who were seeded fifth a year ago before upsetting Knoxville teams West and Central en route to the championship game, are seeded sixth this season. Campbell County opens tournament play at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Fri.) night against archrival Anderson County in one of two games scheduled at Clinton High School. The remainder of the tournament will be held next week at Knox Halls.

  • Blue Devils seeded third in...

    After winning District 2-A regular season and league tournament championships in 2009, Jellico High School’s boys had a tougher time this year after moving to District 4.

    The Blue Devils (9-3 district, 16-9 overall) are seeded third going into this week’s district tournament at Wartburg.

  • Lady Cougars land two on girl...

    A pair of 1,000-point career scorers are Campbell County’s representatives this year on the Girl’s All-District 3-AAA Basketball Team.

    Seniors Jessica Moore and Candice

    Seiber were chosen to the team last week by the league coaches after leading the Lady Cougars (10-6 district, 17-10 overall) to a third place regular season finish.

    Moore, a 5-foot-8 guard who has signed to play college basketball next year for Campbell University, passed the 1,000-point mark earlier this season.

  • CCHS girls happy with tournament...

    There are worse things than finishing third in the district.

    Ryan Browning, the girl’s basketball coach at Campbell County High School, was envisioning a nightmare scenario after his team started the season with a 1-4 record.

    However, with the steady leadership of seniors Jessica Moore, Candice Seiber and Lindsay Evans, the Lady Cougars quickly regrouped to win 16 of their next 22 games and grab the third seed going into this week’s District 3-AAA Tournament at Knox Halls.

  • Moore leads bittersweet CCHS...

    Campbell County High School’s girls picked up a bittersweet victory Tuesday night at Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars won the game, 57-55, on Jessica Moore’s free throws with 8.2 seconds left.

    However, the triumph was overshadowed by an injury to sophomore point guard Courtney Morris, who was hurt halfway through the second quarter. Morris went down with a possible lower back injury at the 4:28 mark and had to be carted off on a stretcher. Campbell County was leading 14-13 at the time.

  • Cougars bounce AC, 61-59

    Nick Litton may have found himself a new position on the basketball court.

    The 6-foot-3 Campbell County High School sophomore answered the call of duty Monday night when asked to guard Anderson County’s top gun, Tyler Smith.

    Litton held Smith to only four points in the second half of the Cougars’ 61-59 victory, but he did much more than shadow the Mavericks’ star player. Litton finished with 13 points to provide valuable offensive punch for a team that has often struggled to score from the perimeter this season.

  • Ridenour leads Jellico past...

    Senior forward Thomas Ridenour scored 17 of his game-high 25 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, in the second half Thursday night to lead the Jellico High School boy’s basketball team to a 68-55 win over visiting District 4-A rival Oneida.

    The victory allowed the Blue Devils (8-3 district, 14-8 overall) to avenge a 61-56 overtime loss at Oneida on Jan. 23.

  • Lady Eagles finish second in...

    After splitting a pair of regular season games, Jacksboro and Norris battled for supremacy in the girl’s championship game of the Area 2 North Basketball Tournament last Wednesday (Feb. 3) at Anderson County High School.

    Norris (15-2 overall) captured the title with a 36-30 win. Tournament MVP Savanna Cummings led all scorers with 18 points, 10 of which she scored during the decisive fourth quarter for the Lady Senators.

    Post player Jamie Mynatt scored 17 points to pace the Lady Eagles (18-2 overall).

  • CCHS girls get Morris back for...

    It’s been a very good week for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team.

    Aside from a 61-37 loss to District 3-AAA frontrunner Oak Ridge, the Lady Cougars were able to sweep rival Anderson County after getting their point guard back off the disabled list.

    Courtney Morris, a sophomore, suffered a scary lower back injury — the equivalent of a football stinger —  on Feb. 2 during a game at Knox Halls. She was taken to the hospital after her lower extremities went numb.

  • IMPACT Baseball and Softball...

    IMPACT Baseball and Softball Ministries uses donated baseball and softball equipment to impact the world for Christ. The organization combines athletic and Christian principles to encourage positive youth development in areas of need.

    Brian Miracle, East Tennessee native and Tennessee Wesleyan College baseball player, began IMPACT Ministries in July 2009 after returning from an international summer internship with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.