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Cougar Golf Continues District Domination

Cougar Golf rolled into the Beaver Brook Country Club on Monday and much like they have been doing all season left with a district victory. The Cougars battled Powell, Clinton, Oak Ridge and Central on the day. Both the Cougars and Lady Cougars came out with a two stroke victory.

On the boy’s end Carter Wells shot a 37 on the day to lead the Cougars. Jacob Ridenour shot 43 and freshman David Bates shot 41. The Cougars shot a team score of 169 to defeat the Oak Ridge Wildcats by two strokes. Powell shot 179 and Clinton shot 192 on the day.

Katie Wells continued to lead the Lady Cougars with her stellar play. The female half of the Wells twins shot 43 on the day to lead all female golfers. Masynn Galyon shot a 51 on the day and Sadie Cox shot 55. The Lady Cougars outpaced the Ldy Dragons 94 to 96. The Lady Wildcats of Oak Ridge shot 108 on the day,

Jamborees Herald Beginning Of Football Season

The Eagles and Owls clash in JV action to start the Jacksboro Jamboree

Though the scorching summer heat has yet to give way to the crisp fall air football season has officially kicked off in Campbell County. Teams throughout the county played a final warm up in jamboree action over the weekend.

Thursday saw rain give way to football action at Jacksboro’s Gibson Field. The Eagles and Owls started things off in junior varsity action in a game that looked into the future of what football will be locally.

The varsity action began when the LaFollette Owls battle the Plainsmen of Rush Strong Middle School out of Jefferson County. After some early issues with the quarterback and center exchange were resolved it was all Owls as Devon Jones dominated the action and was a big part of putting 28 unanswered points up for the Owls.

Will Lester put on a running display as part of the Eagle’s multi faceted offensive attack

After a break for the skills competition the host Eagles took the field to battle the Red Devils of Horace Maynard. The Eagles had a lot of questions to answer as they sent almost the entirety of last year’s roaster to the high school. They seem to have reloaded as their offense was clicking on all cylinders. The defense had a slightly new look and held the Devils out of the end zone all evening.

Both middle schools open their regular seasons Thursday. The Owls travel up the valley to take on the Cumberland Gap Panthers. The Eagles will be at home taking on the Royals of Eagleton.

The Cougars battled the Bobcats of Knox Central in Neyland Stadium Friday.

Friday saw the Campbell County Cougars play on the grandest stage in Tennessee football when they traveled to the campus of the University of Tennessee to take in the Bobcats of Central in the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Jamboree.

The Cougars took a slightly different path as many fans expect to see. Quarterback Landon Addington led a ball control attack that the up most of the quarter before a cross field pass to Cohron Williams and a Riley Wallace PAT put the Cougars up 7-0. Central Answered the touchdown but the extra point kick deflected of the goal post. The Cougars went back to ball control mode and the score was 7-6 in favor of the boys in Blue and Orange as time expired.

On Saturday the Cougar junior varsity traveled to Emory Road to take on the JV Admirals of Farragut in the annual Powell Junior Varsity Jamboree. Unfortunately the Admirals pulled out the win in that event.

The Cougars travel to Rogersville Friday night to take on the Cherokee Chiefs in their season opener.

Cougars Dominant On Links

Jack Leach

Cougar Golf continued its domination on election day. While most people were watching the polls the Cougars were sinking shots. They took on Powell, Gibbs and Union County in a four way match and won in a dominating fashion on both the boys and girls side.

Freshman Jack Leach shot 39 to lead all scorers on the day. Fellow freshman David Bates and Senior Carter Wells were not far behind as they both shot 40. As a team the Cougars shot 161 on the day. Powell finished second with a score of 180. Union County shot a 195 and Gibbs rounded out the field with 226.

The Lady Cougars also had a great day with Katie Wells shooting the best score of any golfer of either gender on the course with a 38. Sadie Cox shot a 40 and Masynn Galyon shot 48 on the day. The Lady Cougars cruised to an easy victory with a score of 78. Gibbs fielded the only other girls team on the day. The Lady Eagles shot 121.

Cougar Golf Picks Up Big District Wins

Masynn Galeon

While other sports are still practicing to prepare for their season Cougar Golf has already picked up district wins over Clinton and Oak Ridge. The three teams played a match at the Greens At Deerfield for the big district match up.

The Cougars looked very strong with Carter Wells shooting a 39 on the day to lead all scorers. Jack Leach and David Bates made the transition from middle school to high school very smoothly as they each shot a 41 on the day.

On the girls side of things Katie Wells was not to be outdone by her twin brother as she also shot a 39 on the day. Sadie Cox carried on her middle school excellence as well shooting a 44. Masynn Galeon shot a 56 on the day.

The Cougars had a total of 167 on the day easily winning the match. Clinton shot 192 and Oak Ride shot 201.

The Lady Cougars were equally dominant shooting 83. Clinton shot 112. Oak Ridge did not field a girls team.

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