Category Archives: Sports

Campbell County Middle School Soccer Picks Up Big Win

It was an emotional final home game for Campbell County United Middle School Soccer on Eighth Grade Night. The United battled Horace Maynard. The CC United picked up a big 6-2 win.

The 8th graders played a huge part in the win. Ian Silcox had a pair of goals for the United. Eli Austin and Caleb Dabney also contributed a goal. It was not all 8th graders though, 6th grader Landon York also fired in a goal. Tristan Ackerman, the keeper and an 8th grader, shut out Horace Maynard in the first half.

The win puts the Campbell County United in sole possession of 2nd place in Cumberland Gap Middle School Soccer League.

Welch To Cheer For ETSU

Kaylee Welch just wrapped up her career as a Cougar Cheerleader. But it will not be the final chapter in her cheer career. Welch recently traveled to Johnson City where she tried out to become a cheerleader for the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers.

Welch made the squad following in the footsteps of a number of Cougar Cheerleaders who traded their blue and orange for the blue and gold of ETSU. Welch plans to major in nursing at ETSU’s College of Nursing. The ETSU College of Nursing is a leader in nursing education at bachelor, masters and doctoral levels and nationally recognized for its nurse-managed health centers, rural focus, interdisciplinary programs, and community partnerships, according to the ETSU website.

Regarding her next step in cheer and education Welch said, “I am so excited to continue my cheer career at East Tennessee! Cara Beth along with everyone in Campbell county have supported and believe in me! I thank god for the ability to be able to cheer at a university. Go Bucs!”

Smith Signs To Fish For Carson Newman

Austin Smith, along with his boat mate Riley Faulkner, has been dominating the high school fishing scene this season. Now his efforts have earned him a spot fishing in college.

Smith signed to be an Eagle Angler at Carson Newman on Tuesday. Smith said he chose the Jefferson City institution of higher learning because it felt like home.

Smith is looking to major in nursing.

Smith will be thrown into action right away. Unlike many sports their is no transition period and college anglers see the water right away.

Carson Newman University is a Christian liberal arts university in Jefferson City, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1851, the university currently enrolls about 2,500 students. Studies are offered in approximately 90 different academic programs. Carson-Newman is affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

Cougar Tennis Continues To Win

Morgan Smith

Cougar Tennis continued its rise against Knox Central last week. The Cougars traveled to Tyson Park to take on the Bobcats and came home with a win.

Jake Lane, who remains undefeated on the year, won his match 8-5, at the top seed. Garrett Medley and Jordan Tolliver also won their singles matches. The Cougars dominated the Bobcats in doubles play. The Cougars won the match 6-3.

Lady Cougar Tennis did not fare as well. The fell 1-8 to the Lady Bobcats. It was not all doom and gloom as Skylar Boshears won her first singles match as a Lady Cougar.

Cougar Tennis Sweeps Claiborne

Mattie Brown had a big tie breaker win against Claiborne County

Cougar Tennis traveled to Claiborne County after a long spring break layoff to get back into the swing of things.

The Cougars swept the Bulldogs in exciting fashion. Timmy Zupancic had a pitched battle with Nick Fannon at the top seed and won in a tie breaker 7-6. The rest of the matches saw domination by the Cougars. Jake Lane, Preston Bowman, and Manny Alcaraz all had 6-1 victories. Gabe Carroll won his match 6-4 and Jordan Tolliver won 6-3.

In double the Cougars continued their winning ways Zupancic and Lane swept their opponents 6-0. Ty Seiber and Garrett Medley won 6-4. Carroll joined forces with Spenser Boshears to win 6-2. The COugars had a total 9-0 victory.

The Lady Cougars struggled a bit and fell 3-6 to the Lady Bulldogs. Mattie Brown won in a tie breaker 7-6. Trople sport athlete Macy Monday picked up a 6-4 win. Zuzana Oriacakove picked up a 6-3 win.

Top seed Timmy Zupancic picked up a big win to start the day