By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
KNOX CENTRAL — Riding a four-game losing skid entering Tuesday’s 51st District match-up with rival Barbourville, the Knox Central Panthers needed a win in the worst way.
They managed to get it thanks to a seven-run third inning while moving one step closer to the 51st District’s top seed by defeating the Tigers, 14-2.
“We needed this win,” Knox Central coach Brandon Hillard said. “It’s nice to get a bit closer in getting the No. 1 seed and any time we can get it, I’ll take it.
“We have struggled a bit this past week, so it’s nice to get a win,” he added. “I’d love to be getting the wins on a grand scale like against North Laurel, but we are improving.”
The pitching of Seth Hill kept Barbourville hitters at bay the entire game while Knox Central’s hitters took care of the rest.
Hill tossed all five innings and allowed only two runs on three hits while fanning eight batters.
“Seth came out and threw strikes,” Hillard said. “When he comes out of the gate like that and we’re hitting, good things happen.”
Hunter McRight continued his hot hitting at the plate by delivering a double during his 2-for-2 effort. He also drove in two runs. Jake Stewart collected a hit and drove in two runs in the win while teammate Zach Earls went 1-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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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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