Category Archives: Sports

Faulkner And Smith Finish Season On Top

Riley Faulkner and Austin Smith have been the fishing equivalent of Batman and Robin this year. The Cougar Dynamic Due have owned the waters throughout East Tennessee as part of the Bass Pro Shop High School Tournament Series. Now with the school year and high school fishing season closing the pair have ended on top of the mountain.

Faulkner and Smith had a combined total from five events of 48.60 pounds. This included the weekend tournament on Douglas Lake where they caught 3 fish for a total of 4.60 pounds to take 18th place on the day. Their teammates Hunter Richardson and Zak Long actually finished a spot ahead of them with 4.79 pounds.

For the season Faulkner and Smith had their biggest finish on Cherokee Lake with 17.39 pounds.

This will be the last we see of the pair on the high school level. Faulkner will be seeking a new partner next year as Smith will be graduating. It will not be the end for Smith though as he has signed to fish on the next level for Carson Newman in Jefferson City.

Local Cheer Duo Headed To Championship Competition

Two local athletes have reached the pinnacle of their sport. Tristen Hinojos of Jacksboro and Ashlyn Mckinney of Lafollette will be competing with their All Star Competitive Cheerleading Team, the Venom Sharks, at the prestigious event known by every cheerleader as the 2019 Cheerleading World Championships at the ESPN Center in Orlando, Florida, April 27-28. This international event brings together more than 11,000 athletes to vie for world champion titles in senior and international club divisions and categories. Teams must obtain a bid from one of more than 40 Worlds bid competitions around the United States and the world to compete. The Venom Sharks from the Premier Athletics Knoxville North Gym earned their bid to Worlds by defeating several past Worlds champions at the recent One Up Cheerleading Championships in Nashville, TN.

Campbell County United Soccer Defeats Cumberland Gap

Campbell County Middle School United boys soccer, traveled to up to Claiborne County on Tuesday to play the Panthers of Cumberland Gap. They returned home prowd owners of a shut out victory, with a score of 3-0.

Scoring was led by team captain, and 8th grade mid-fielder Eli Austin with 2 goals. Colton Robertson, 6th grade left wing, showed his older team mates his ability to contribute with the 3rd and final goal. Keepers Kaleb Lee, 6th grader and Tristan Ackerman, 8th grader combined for the shutout, with numerous saves in goal.

Cougar Tennis Picks Up Big Individual Wins

Jordan Toliver

As the high school tennis season winds down Cougar Tennis has picked up some big individual wins in preparation for the district tournament.

On Monday they took on Powell High School. On the girl’s end Skylar Boshears and Blair Medley picked up singles wins and also teamed up to win their doubles match. Madison Spradlin and Morgan Smith also picked up a doubles win. On the boys side Jake Lane, Timmy Zupancic, and Garrett Medley all won their singles matches.

On Tuesday they traveled to Clinton to take on the Dragons at Jaycee Park. Blair Medley pushed her winning streak to three with her win. Lady Cougar Macy Monday also picked up a win. For the boys Garrett Medley and Gabe Carrol got singles win. Ty Seiber and Manual Alcaraz teamed up to pick up a win in doubles competition.

Middle School Track Teams Having Stellar Seasons

Madison Johnson

The key to building and maintaining successful teams on the high school level starts much earlier. If this season is any indication Cougar Track has a bright future. The Jacksboro Eagles and LaFollette Owls are having great seasons.

Both teams recently compete in Oak Ridge at the Tom Hayes Invitational.

The Owls had a strong day at the event. The Lady Owls excelled at high jump where Madison Johnson, who recently set a personal record of 4’11, placed first followed by teammates Jody Longmire and Haylynn Willis who tied for third. Jordan White finished second in the event for the Owls.

Haylynn Willis and Abby Bowens were second and fourth in the 400m.

Zaylyn Ivey was first in the 800m for the Lady Owls, she was also third in the 1600m. Devon Jones was second in the event for the Owls.

Lady Owl Kylie Ivey was 5th in the 3200m, while Owl Cainen Jurnigan was 3rd in that event.

In the long jump Alivia Marlow was third in the event and Owl Blake Sanders won the event outright.

Savannah Jones was 5th throwing the discus and Devon Jones placed third for the Owls.

In the relays the Lady Owls won the 4×100, was second in the 4×800, third in the 4×200, and fourth in the 4×400\

The Owls were third in the 4×800 and fourth in both the 4×200 and 4×400′

The Eagles also looked good at the meet.

Meagan Ross was the top finisher in the 100m.

Morae Owens was first in the 400m and Eagle Peyton Gilbert was third.

Ethan Miller was third in the 800m.

Lady Eagle Leah McKamey won the 1600m.

Claire Castleberry was fifth in the 100m hurdles, Eagle Peyton Ferguson won the event on the boys side.

Eagle Andy Campbell was 4th in shot put.

The Lady Eagles were third in the 4×400 and fourth in the 4×800.

The Eagles were fpurth in the 4×100 and third in the 4×800.