By Dan Connell / Staff Writer
BARBOURVILLE — It didn’t take long for the Barbourville Tigers to take care of business on their home court in the opening game of the 2013-2014 campaign.
The Tigers had an easy night at the office and easily defeated the Jellico Blue Devils 85-43.
Barbourville was prepared for action on Tuesday as the Tigers were nothing less than what would normally be expected from a Dinky Phipps-coached basketball squad.
Jellico posed no threat to the Tigers. Barbourville controlled the tempo by utilizing speed, ball handling, effective shot selection, rebounding, and points off turnovers to put the game out of hand in the first quarter.
Phipps went to his bench early in the contest as the Tigers led 21-4 at the end of the first quarter of play. Barbourville’s balanced scoring attack would become evident.
“I’m very pleased,” said Phipps. “We came out real well tonight and we attacked the goal.
“I thought it was a total team effort. I’m very proud of my kids,” “They all done what they had to do to win and I’m very proud of them.”
Barbourville 85, Jellico, Tenn. 43
Barbourville 21 25 20 19 - 85
Jellico, Tenn. 4 17 16 6 - 43
Barbourville (85) - J. Mills 19, Phipps 14, Gray 11, Eldridge 9, Grubb 9, Perry 9, Liford 8, Rose 4, Moore 2,
Jellico, Tenn. (43) - Bowlin 18, Marlow 7, Cross 5, Hale 4, Bruck 3, Hunky 3, Gerber 3.
By Dan Connell / Staff Writer
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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