Today's Sports

  • Wartburg eliminates Lady Blue...

    Wartburg punched their ticket to the regionals with a 69-47 victory over No. 7 seed Jellico last Wednesday evening in the opening round of the District 4-A Girl’s Basketball Tournament.

    The Lady Bulldogs used a 17-2 run in the first half to propel them to a 22-point win and finish Jellico’s season at 0-24.

    “It was good to get the win and earn a spot in the regional tournament,” said Wartburg basketball coach Jason Davis.

  • CCHS post tandem selected to boy...

    Few coaches would argue the point that there was not a better post tandem in District 3-AAA boy’s basketball this season than Campbell County’s dynamic duo of Sean Chapman and Cody Malicoat.

    Chapman, a 6-foot-8 senior forward, averaged 17 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game this year.

  • Lady Eagles fall to Science Hill...

    Jacksboro Middle School’s girls ended a spectacular season with an appearance last week in the East Tennessee Sectional Basketball Tournament at Sevierville.

    The Lady Eagles (19-3 overall) were eliminated 48-31 by Johnson City Science Hill in the quarterfinals. Jamie Mynatt led Jacksboro with 18 points, followed by Whitney Williamson with eight. Mynatt was selected to the All-East Tennessee Team for her  efforts.

    Tianna Tarter led Science Hill with 18 points.



  • Caryville ball sign-ups set

    Caryville Youth Baseball sign-ups will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Caryville Municipal Building from 10 a.m. -noon. Also, sign-ups are available at Caryville Elementary School, Jacksboro Elementary School and Caryville City Hall. There will be a coaches meeting on Monday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Caryville Municipal Building.

    All coaches must attend.

  • 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.