Today's Sports

  • Lady Devils stumble in opener

    Nine-time defending District 2-A softball champion Jellico is off to an uncharacteristic 0-1 start this year.

    The Lady Blue Devils were dealt a 6-3 loss last week by Cumberland Gap in their season opener.

    Jellico played the game without three starters, two of which had the flu and another with a shoulder injury.

    “I’ve had to move people from the outfield to the infield to compensate for my pitching,” said Lady Blue Devils’ coach Nancy Douglas.

  • Return to glory

    In a scenario surprisingly similar to the 1996 championship team, fifth seeded Campbell County advanced to the finals of the District 3-AAA Tournament with an 85-72 rout of regular season champ Knoxville Central during Monday’s semifinals at Clinton.

    The Cougars (18-10 overall) advanced to the title game Wednesday night to tackle Oak Ridge, a 54-53 overtime winner Monday night over Powell on the other side of the bracket.

  • Jellico claims 2-A crown

    The stage was set for an incredible final. The Jellico Blue Devils (18-9) and Cosby Eagles (19-8) had split their regular season series with each winning on their home courts. But, The Blue Devils were the top seed, their first-ever No. 1 seed in the District 2-A Tournament, while the Eagles were seeded third, and had to fight their way through the elimination round.

  • Little consolation for Lady...

    Playing Clinton on its home court Tuesday night proved to be too much of a disadvantage for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team to overcome.

    The Lady Cougars fell 64-56 to the Lady Dragons in the consolation game of the District 3-AAA Tournament.

    Both teams will hit the road tomorrow (Fri.) night for opening round elimination games in the Region 2-AAA Tournament. The Lady Cougars will play at Bearden at 7 p.m.

  • Norman leads charge in Cougars...

    In-between free throws Friday night, Zach Norman looked more like the U.S. Marine he plans to become rather than the high school basketball star he is right now.

    Barking out last-minute orders, the 6-foot-4 senior forward directed his teammates to their proper positions during the fourth quarter of Campbell County’s first-round District 3-AAA Tournament game against fourth-seeded Knoxville West.

  • Lady Blue Devils finish fourth...

    Jellico High School’s girls will travel to Hampton tomorrow (Fri.) night for a first-round regional basketball game after finishing fourth in the District 2-A Tournament.

    The Lady Blue Devils (6-23 overall) fell 60-39 Monday night to Washburn in the district girl’s consolation game at Rutledge.

    “Our girls did a lot more this year than people thought they would,” said Lady Blue Devils’ coach Harold Sanders.

  • Blue Devils march into 2-A finals

    Jellico’s boys marched into the District 2-A Tournament championship game with an 83-60 rout of Washburn during Saturday’s semifinal round at Rutledge.

    Ben Mitchell led all scorers with 26 points, including six 3-pointers.

    Jesse Chambers was right behind Mitchell with 24 points, 11 of which he scored during a first-quarter blitz.

    Thomas Ridenour also hit double figures with 15 of his 17 points for the Blue Devils coming in the second half.

  • Blue Devils advance to region...

    Jellico High School’s boys have grown accustomed to fast starts this season.

    It’s finishing the job that often has Blue Devils’ fans sitting nervously on the edge of their seats in the closing moments of basketball games.

  • Cougars fall to Farragut in...

    A spectacular late-season run by the Campbell County High School boy’s basketball team ended last week with consecutive losses in the district and regional basketball tournaments.

    The Cougars were eliminated from the Region 2-AAA Tournament Saturday night after a 59-49 opening round loss to Farragut, the place team from District 4.

    Campbell County got to host the game by virtue of finishing second in District 3.

    Junior forward Sean Ward turned in a solid effort with 13 points and eight rebounds but was the only member of his team to score in double figures.

  • Jellico girls stumble in Region...

    Basketball season ended for the Jellico High School girl’s team Friday night with a 66-32 loss at Hampton in the first round of the Region 1-A Tournament.

    Kayla Bolton tallied a game-high 11 points for the Lady Blue Devils (6-24 overall) but couldn’t overcome the Lady Bulldogs’ platoon of scorers.