Category Archives: Sports

Leach Finishes Second At HJGT Chattanooga Open

Jack Leach may still be a freshman in high school but the Cougar golfer continues to play at a level beyond his years. Over the weekend he traveled to the Scenic City of Chattanooga to compete in the Hurricane Junior Colf Tours Chattanooga Open.

Leach played very well in the event and placed second in a field that included some of the best junior golfers from Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Leach finished the tournament 18 over par, Only fellow freshman Haden Maxwell of Soddy Daisy outpaced Leach with a 12 over par tournament.

The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) was founded in 2007 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to play exceptional courses in a competitive environment. The tour’s vision is to provide superb hospitality and make every event a memorable one. With play open to both males and females, nearly every junior golfer is eligible to participate on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. Currently the HJGT is the largest junior golf tour in the United States hosting more 2-day nationally ranked events than any other tour. The HJGT has been able to achieve this goal by running the most professional events and providing an exceptional value to all of our players and families over the last 11 years.

Campbell County United Soccer Finish Season As Regional Runner Up

CCMS Boys Soccer traveled to Horace Maynard for their end of season tournament. They managed to win 2 out of 3 games. After spending 7 straight hours at the field, and right at 4 hours of on field play time, our Junior Cougars brought home 2nd place over all. CCMS finished 8-3 over all to claim 2nd place in regular season and 2nd place in tournament.

Game #1, Cougars won 4-1 over Horace Maynard, giving up their first goal in 5 straight games. 8th grade captain, striker Caleb Dabney has the hat trick scoring the final 3 goals after 6th grade forward Colton Robertson struck first.

Game #2, championship game versus Oneida. Our Junior Cougars held an already undefeated power house in Oneida to a 3-1 tight contest, half way through the first half, when the Indians over powered our Cougars with 2 final goals to win 5-1. The lone goal was scored by 6th grade forward Landon York with the assist to 8th grade captain Center-mid Eli Austin.

Game #3, Cougars hold off Cumberland Gap to claim sole possession of 2nd place, 1-0. As the game came to a close, looking like a 0-0 tie, and head to a PK shootout, 8th grade captain center-mid Eli Austin charged Cumberland Gaps goal against 4 defenders and scored the game winning goal with 23 seconds left on the clock in regulation. 8th grade captains Tristan Ackerman and Ian Silcox combined their lock down defense skills to shutout Cumberland Gap, along with defensive stand out 8th grade captain center-back Johnathon Long’s heroic defensive efforts.

CCMS Cougars had 7 players named to the All Tournament Team.

Eli Austin – Captain / Center-Mid
Ian Silcox – Captain / Right Wing /Keeper
Caleb Dabney – Captain / Striker
Johnathon Long – Captain / Center-Back
Tristan Ackerman – Captain / Left-Mid / Keeper
Chase Hazelwood – Left Mid / Left Wing
Payton Smith – Right Mid / Right Back

Campbell County United Dominates Claiborne County

Soccer at the middle school level continues its strong season as the school year winds down. Campbell County United traveled up the valley to Tazewell to battle Claiborne County this week. The United dominated their opponents and came home with a 9-0 victory.

Captain Eli Austin had a hat trick on the day with three goals. Tristan Ackerman and Caleb Dabney added two goals as well. Seveth grader Dalton Murray and sixth grader Landon York each added a goal as well. Austin, Dabney, York, and Colten Robertson also had assists on the day.

6th grade keeper’s Kaleb Lee and Luke Carroll combined in the goal for the shutout.

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.