By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
SOUTH LONDON — North Laurel cruised during the first two rounds of the 9-10 Minor League Fastpitch District Tournament, and will now face-off against Pulaski County Tuesday at 6 p.m. with the winner advancing to the title game.
North Laurel advanced to the finals with a 10-0 blanking of Corbin on Sunday while South London dropped a 10-8 decision to Pulaski County.
South London didn't waste any time Saturday in disposing of Clay County, scoring 11 runs in the first inning and never looking back during its 21-5 win while North Laurel scored 10 runs during the first and second innings to knock off Tri-City, 23-0.
North Laurel 10, Corbin 0
Corbin hung tough for three innings, only trailing 4-0, before North Laurel blew the game open with four runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth.
Madison Parman turned in another solid effort on the mound, striking out the first 11 batters she faced before finishing the game with 15. She allowed only one hit, a triple by Corbin's Hallie Grubb, in the game.
Emily Sizemore led North Laurel with two hits and three runs scored, while Kaliegh Collett, Maylee Philpot, Alyssa Smith, Ashtyn Tyree, Brooke Davis, Hallie Proffitt, and Parman each scored in the game.
Pulaski County 10, South London 8
South London fell behind 9-2 before putting together a furious comeback attempt during its 10-8 loss to Pulaski County Sunday.
Pulaski County scored four runs in the second inning, one run in the third and four runs in the fourth to take a commanding 9-2 lead.
But South London wouldn’t quit.
Keith Jervis’ squad scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to make the score, 9-5, and added three more in the six and had runners on second and third with two outs, but couldn’t push across any more runs.
South London’s Haylee Valentine scored three runs in the loss while Katie Jervis scored twice.
North Laurel 23, Tri-City 0
North Laurel scored early and often during its 23-0 victory over Tri-City.
A 10-run first inning allowed North Laurel to never look back, as Madison Parman, Alyssa Smith, Haley Griebel, Maylee Philpot and Kaleigh Collett each scored three times in the win.
North Laurel added 10 more runs in the second inning before scoring three in the third to wrap-up the 23-run win.
South London 21, Clay County 5
Katie Jervis struck out five batters as South London cruised to an easy 21-5 win over Clay County. Keith Jervis' squad sent 14 batters to the plate in the first inning, and scored 11 times en route to the easy 16-run win.
Haylee Valentine went 3-for-3 with a double and four runs scored in the win while Jaylyn Lewis scored three times and finished with two hits. Shiane Bundy had a hit, two walks and three runs scored.
Madison Worley walked three times and scored twice while McKenlie Robinson had two runs scored, two walks and a double.
South London had built a commanding 18-0 lead before seeing Clay County score three runs in the third inning while adding two more in the fourth.
North Laurel advances to winner’s bracket finals; Both Corbin & South London lose
By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
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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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