By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
Three boys soccer games took place Saturday in the Tri-County while South Laurel was the lone girls soccer team from the Tri-County that played Saturday.
In boys’ action, Corbin fought to a 0-0 draw with visiting Danville while both South Laurel and Whitley County lost their matches. The Cardinals fell to Lincoln County, 4-0, while the Colonels dropped a 5-1 decision to Oneida Baptist.
Corbin 0, Danville 0
Corbin picked up its second tie on the season and is now 8-5-2 after hooking up in a scoreless draw with Danville. The Redhounds are 1-3-1 during their past five games and has been shut out three times this season. They also picked up their sixth shut out on the season as well.
Oneida Baptist 5,
Whitley County 1
The Colonels saw their record drop to 8-8 on the season after losing to Oneida Baptist, 5-1. The Colonels are now 2-3 during their last five games while dropping to 3-4 against regional opponents.
Lincoln County 4, South Laurel 0
The Cardinals’ struggles continued at home Saturday with Lincoln County handing South Laurel a 4-0 loss. South Laurel has now been shut out 10 times this season, including its last three games, as the Cardinals saw their record go to 2-15-1 on the season and 0-8-1 during their last nine games.
South Laurel’s last win came on Sept. 9, a 7-0 victory over Middlesboro.
South Laurel 4, East Carter 3
The Lady Cardinals finished the regular season in fine fashion, picking up a 4-3 win at home over East Carter while improving to 11-4-2 during the process.
Karli Parker had four goals in the win, pushing her season total to 43 on the season. Julie Fouts and Kristen White each had assists during the one-goal victory.
Local teams turn in mixed results during Saturday’s contests
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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