TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

January 28, 2013

Corbin set to host bowling regional tournament beginning today

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

The Corbin Redhound bowling team was eliminated from the region tournament in the first round last season and they're looking for redemption this season.

This year, the squad has improved immensely according to coach Kenny Kyser, finishing with an overall record of 10-4. Kyser said given the improvement his team has made, he expects them to be in the mix when it comes to the region title.

Add the fact that the tournament will be played at the Redhounds' home lanes, Forest Bowling Lanes in Corbin, Kyser said everyone involved is excited about the opportunity.

“We weren't initially supposed to host this year, but it came about and everyone is really looking forward to the opportunity,” Kyser said. “I really have to thank our athletic director Thom Smith for all he's done to get this organized because he had to get things together pretty quick, but this ain't his first rodeo and he's got everything lined out for us.

“We're really excited about hosting this thing because we've bowled well at home,” Kyser added. “The fact our kids will be closer to home will hopefully make them a little more comfortable in the situation.”

Not only will being at home make his team more comfortable, it may also benefit the Redhounds once the balls start rolling down the lane. Kyser said the setup of each facility is different and that his team has done well at home this year, finishing 6-2 with.

“Each house is definitely different and that's something that good teams will adjust to,” Kyser said. “We're going to go with our house shot because we've done well with it this season and we've seen some good teams struggle with it because teams get comfortable with the way they do their own at home.

“We've had some kids that have consistently put up 200 games  and that's big for us at home,” he added. “Hopefully we can continue to bowl well at home and maybe jump out as a dark horse in this thing.”

As for the tournament itself, Kyser said the format is pretty basic. Teams will bowl to decide the seeding for the actual tournament.

Each team will bowl a complete game and the seeds will be decided by total pin count after dropping the lowest score. With 13 teams in the region, the top three seeds will get the advantage of a first-round bye.  

After the seeding is done, the teams will compete in a best-of-five bakers tournament. In the bakers tournament, five bowlers will bowl a complete game, meaning bowler A will bowl the first and sixth frames, while bowler B will bowl the second and seventh frames and so on.

In the end, Kyser said he feels his team hosting the tournament will benefit the area in several different ways. From tourism dollars to drawing in new athletes, Kyser said the sky is the limit.

“We have quite a few teams that have to travel over two hours, so they may stay and spend money here in the area,” he said. “This is also a chance for some local people and younger kids to get out and see what we are doing with this program.

“You can also expect some scouts to be on hand because this is a way to get into college that kids didn't have three years ago here,” he added. “We have two schools close by that are powerhouses in their divisions, so they'd be crazy not to.”

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0418 SLHS Brittany Vandeventer.jpg Driver's Seat

    The South Laurel Lady Cardinals escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Corbin Lady Redhounds after an exciting play at the plate that secured them the win.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jaguars split home contest with Middlesboro

    The North Laurel boys and girls tennis teams had mixed results when Middlesboro paid a visit.

    April 18, 2014

  • 0418 CHS Baseball.jpg Still Rolling

    For the third time in a row the Corbin Redhounds were winners on Thursday night, this time defeating the Barbourville Tigers 8-0 in 13th Region basbeball action.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418 SLHS Braden Miller.jpg South Laurel picks up 9-4 win over Panthers

    South Laurel’s Braden Miller came through in a big way during the Cardinals’ 9-4 win over Knox Central Thursday.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0319 chs Hannah Hart.jpg Season taking shape

    After seeing some impressive baseball, and softball games this past week, this I know — they’re only a handful of teams that will make a run for both the 13th Region baseball and softball titles.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ready for Action

    Seventy-five years is a long time, but in baseball years it seems like days.

    April 17, 2014

  • 0331 Fear Les Diamond Ratings.jpg Fear 'Les' Diamond Rankings

    The Lady Cardinals have recovered nicely after a loss to North Laurel by defeating Johnson Central, South Oldham and Whitley County.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Net Gains

    The North Laurel Lady Jaguars managed to pick up two wins the past couple of days with victories over both Harlan and Rockcastle County while the Jaguar tennis team also picked up a victory over the Green Dragons.

    April 16, 2014

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
SEC Times-Tribune