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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.

Cougar Track Looks Strong At Ben Martin Invitational

While most of their peers were sleeping the Cougar track team headed to the Secret City to run jump and throw. Oak Ridge High School was hosting the annual Ben Martin Invitational and the Cougars had a strong showing.

Devlin Dukes won the high jump out right and team mate Eli Fields finished 4th in the same event.

The Lady Cougar 800m sprint medley team consisting of Leah Sanders, Samantha Lasley, Jolene Phillips, and Morgan Branam took second in the event.

Journey Williams continued her streak of high level finishes in the 100 meter hurdles taking second.

The Cougar distance medley team of Syth Draper, John Allen Arnold, Jeremy Draper, and Nathan Tackett finished third.

Audrey Bishop finished second in the girls 400m and John Allen Arnold finished 5th in the boys.

Jayson Caleb Shelton finished 5th in the long jump.

Anthony Lawson was 5th in the 300m hurdles.

In the throwing events Desmond Gilbert was third in the shot put and Erica Brock was 5th in discus.

Wallace Honored As Scholar Athlete

The legendary Johnny Majors and Riley Wallace

Riley Wallace had a great year kicking for the Cougar Football Program. He has since moved on to ply his skills on the pitch for Cougar Soccer.

Last week Riley returned to the football side of things briefly to receive a great honor. Wallace was honored with the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.

Wallace was recognized Saturday at the The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in Knoxville.

Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl “Red” Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people.