Girls Top 5
1. North Laurel Lady Jaguars (9-5)
What’s the scoop: The rest of the teams in the 13th Region need to watch out — the Lady Jaguars are beginning to hit stride. North Laurel has now won five games in a row while playing one of the toughest schedules in the Tri-County.
Surprise, surprise: The Lady Jaguars have outscored their opponents 43-3 during the five-game win streak and Farris Strong along with Kailin Yantz have played a big part in their team’s offensive success.
2. South Laurel Lady Cardinals (10-4)
What’s the scoop: The Lady Cardinals became the seventh team in state fastpitch history to win the program’s 500th games. South Laurel joins an elite group of teams — North Laurel (594 all-time wins), Christian County (573), Owensboro Catholic (566), Reidland (561), Greenwood (548), Allen County-Scottsville (505) and George Rogers Clark (500).
Surprise, surprise: The Lady Cardinals also own a five-game win streak, which has seen them outscore their opponents 45-3 during the process. South Laurel also captured the Lady Redhound Classic this past weekend.
The best of the rest ...
3. Corbin Lady Redhounds (11-6)
What’s the scoop: The Lady Redhounds hold firm at the No. 3 spot and could make some serious noise if they can pull off a win over South Laurel today on the road.
4. Clay County Lady Tigers (7-4)
What’s the scoop: The Lady Tigers picked up an impressive 10-7 win over Middlesboro to move up a spot. I’m telling you folks, the Clay County softball program is one to keep an eye on in the near future.
5. Middlesboro Lady Yellow Jackets (7-2)
What’s the scoop: The Lady Yellow Jackets saw their seven-game win streak come to an end after falling to Clay County at home 10-7. I’m impressed with the way Middlesboro has rebounded since opening the season with an 18-0 loss to South Laurel to begin the season.
Boys Top 5
1. South Laurel Cardinals (13-3)
What’s the scoop: The defending 13th Region champions are beginning to peak at the right time and look to be a pretty hard team to beat. South Laurel has now won six games in a row after going 1-2 during its spring break trip. The Cardinals have been red-hot hitting and pitching during the streak, scoring in doubles figures five times while shutting their opponents three times.
Surprise, surprise: South Laurel is a perfect 4-0 in 50th District play and can wrap-up the district’s top seed by winning splitting a pair of games with Corbin next week.
2. Clay County Tigers (11-7)
What’s the scoop: The Tigers’ record isn’t pretty, but they do have wins over both Corbin and South Laurel.
Surprise, surprise: I’ve got Clay County at the No. 2 spot despite seeing them go 4-5 during their last nine games.
The best of the rest ...
3. North Laurel Jaguars (9-8)
What’s the scoop: The Jaguars are 4-2 during their past six games, but still seem to be hit and miss at times this season.
4. Corbin Redhounds (11-6)
What’s the scoop: The Redhounds need to sweep South Laurel to keep their hopes of getting the 50th District’s top seed.
5. Harlan County Black Bears (16-7)
What’s the scoop: The Black Bears are a tough team to figure out.
Girls Top 5
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Second Time Around
When all is said and done after the 2014 high school soccer season, a lot of teams will measure their success by wins and losses.
THE WAY IT IS: The times, they are a changing
The times, they are a changing — especially in the Tri-County high school sports scene.
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.
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