By Les Dixon for the Times- Tribune
DESTIN, FLA. — Ten different players scored during Corbin's 64-41 Destin Holiday Classic semifinal win over Paxton, Fla. Saturday.
The win propelled the Lady Redhounds to 9-3 on the season, and they will play for the tournament championship today at 8:45 p.m.
Corbin jumped out to a 26-13 lead in the first quarter and never looked back during its 23-point victory.
"It was a good win for us that places us in the finals on Monday," Corbin coach Jason McDaniel said. "Great team effort on the defensive end as we were able to create some turnovers which turned into a few transition layups. We rebounded the ball very well and were able to play a lot of girls."
The Lady Redhounds continued to dominate in the second quarter and built a commanding 42-21 advantage at halftime.
The Corbin rout continued in the second half with the Lady Redhounds outscoring Paxton, Fla., 15-13 in the third quarter and 22-20 in the second half.
Natalie Gallagher led the way for Corbin with a 14-point scoring effort while Sarah Ashley added 13 points in the 23-point win. Melanie Wilson also scored in double figures, finishing the game with 11 points.
The Lady Redhounds finished the contest with four three-pointers while connecting on 12-of-20 shot attempts from the free-throw line.
Corbin 64, Paxton, Fla. 41
Corbin 26 16 15 7—64
Paxton 13 8 13 7—41
Corbin (64) — Blackburn 6, B. Ashurst 6, Me. Wilson 11, Mi. Wilson 3, Ashley 13, Waddle 2, K. Wilson 4, Moore 1, K. Ashurst 4, Gallagher 14.
Paxton, Fla. (41) — Williams 6, Maker 8, Murray 4, Nealec 16, Brazile 7.
By Les Dixon for the Times- Tribune
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The times, they are a changing — especially in the Tri-County high school sports scene.
The Tri-County Sports Authority youth football league, which usually fields in the neighborhood of 200 players, is about to get a little more crowded this season.
THE WAY IT IS: Football is in the air in the Tri-County
These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
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With just a little over two weeks passed since Rob Ledington announced his resignation as head coach of the Corbin Redhounds’ baseball team, Corbin School officials announced their choice his replacement.
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By Les Dixon
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By Chris Parsons
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