By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Lady Yellow Jacket track team took home first place honors with 86 points during this past weekend's Williamsburg Frost Bite Relays while Knox Central placed second with 85. Corbin (76 points), Pulaski County (55), Southwestern (45.5), South Laurel (22.5) and North Laurel (16) followed.
Pulaski County took home top honors on the boys' side with 115.5 points while Corbin placed second with 65 points. Cumberland County (50 points), Knox Central (48), Southwestern (43.5), South Laurel (33), Williamsburg (22) and North Laurel (20) rounded out the eight-team field.
Williamsburg had first place winners in the 100 Meter Hurdles (Natalie Croley, - 17.2), the 4x200 Meter Relay (Miranda Peace, Kaylee Akins, Haley Harris and Fhazenaeh Jackson - 1:57.3), the 4x400 Meter Relay (Sarah Perkins, Haley Harris, Kacie Brown and Kaylee Akins - 4:36.7) and Pole Vault (Miranda Peace - 7-06)
Knox Central took home first place honors in the 4x100 Meter Relay (Haley Brown, Casey Mitchell, Jazemene Taylor and Cassi Shippy - 55.5), 4x100 Relay Thrower (Ashley Visosa, Markelle Smith, Andrea Dumphord and Kaley Owens - 1:07.8), 800 Sprint Medley (Brown, Taylor, Mitchell, Shippy - 2:00.5), High Jump (Haley Brown - 4-04) and Long Jump (Cassi Shippy - 7.75).
Corbin finished first in the Discus Throw (Chelsea Gibbs - 76-10.50)
Corbin placed first in the 4x100 Meter Relay thrower (Grant Grigsby,Dakota Robertson, Kaleb Maguet and Jonathan Hubbard - 52.9)
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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