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Down 3-0 early, Harlan County rallied and won in walk-off fashion Friday, edging visiting Corbin 4-3 in a matchup of 13th Region contenders.
One-out singles in the seventh inning by Zach Doss and Scotty Bailey started the rally. Both runners moved up a base on the throw from right field on Bailey’s hit. Nick Jarvis was walked intentionally by Corbin ace Kevin Goins, a senior righthander, to load the bases and set up a potential game-ending double play. The strategy was spoiled when a passed ball allowed Doss to come home with the tying run. With first base open again, Anthony Jenkins also drew an intentional walk. Gage Burkhart drove home the winning run when Bailey beat the throw home on a grounder to third.
Tyler Cornett, a senior righthander, earned the win on the mound as he struck out the side in the seventh inning, working out of a jam after giving up a hit and a walk. Freshman lefthander Jared Sizemore was dominant in 3 2/3 innings on the mound, striking out seven and giving up only one hit. Jenkins started on the mound, allowing three runs on three hits in 2 1/3 innings while striking out three and walking four.
Blake Rutherford, Bailey and Chance Brown each had two hits for the 2-3 Bears, including a double by Brown, the only extra-base hit for HCHS. Doss, Jenkins and Cole Wilson each added one hit.
Corey Ledington led Corbin with two hits. Taylor Combs, Nick Vorbeck and Peyton Buford each added one hit.
Combs started on the mound and allowed two runs on six hits in five innings. Goins allowed two runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings.
Two walks to start the game turned into runs for the Redhounds as Buford followed a two-out error with a two-run single.
Vorbeck doubled to lead off the third inning, took third on Vorbeck’s single and scored on an error in center field.
Harlan County scored a run in the bottom of the third as Cole Wilson singled, stole second and came home on a single to left by Bailey.
The Bears added another run in the fourth as Brown singled and scored on a hit by Rutherford.
Harlan County returns to action Friday at home against South Laurel and will play North Laurel at home on Saturday at noon.
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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.
Corbin names Philpot head baseball coach
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.
So Far, So Good: North Laurel Coach Chris Larkey pleased with the way his team is looking
By Les Dixon
NORTH LAUREL — Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football team is coming off one of its best seasons in program history with hopes of continuing its winning ways this fall.
The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title
By Chris Parsons
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets came one win away from bringing home the program’s first ever state championship last season, but a 42-0 loss to Mayfield meant a state title wasn’t in the cards.
Ready to Reload
Even though Knox Central head football coach Scottie Russell has seen the departure of two of the program’s best tailbacks due to graduation in the past two years, he isn’t concerned.
Shelton was a hero by any definition
The word hero is used a little too loosely for my taste these days.
To be honest, it’s been used way too much for a long time and I’m just as guilty as the next guy.
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