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The Crooked Creek Crocs of London captured their first-ever Southern Kentucky Swim Conference Championships this past Saturday at the Russell County Natatorium in Russell Springs.
The Crocs came into the meet with a perfect 5-0 record and were determined to bring the title back to London.
The meet began with the Crocs sweeping the first five relays and earning silver in the 15-18-year-old mixed relay. The 9-10 mixed medley relay team of Elle Hays, Katie-Anne Brown, Mattie Lewis and Gabe Francis set a new conference record with a time of 1:14.78, as did the 11-12 mixed relay team of Emma Ivey, Keller Brown, Caroline Francis and Parker Herren with a time of 2:13.41. The previous record for that event was 2:33.41 set by Lakewood Marlins in 2008.
The Crocs set an impressive 24 conference records. The team also brought home eight individual high point winners — 6 and under boys and girls high point winners Joaquin Pauig 43 points and Tyra Fields 40 points, 7-8 boys Spencer Hays 54 points, 9-10 girls Katie-Anne Brown 73 points, 11-12 boys and girls Keller Brown 75 points and Emma Ivey 75 points, 13-14 boys Bretty Walter 75 points and 17-18 girls Stacy Wilk 75 points.
Both the men’s and women’s teams came home with championships titles. The final score had the Crooked Creek Crocs scoring (2383.5) points, while Cedar Rapids Dolphins (1887) and Lakewood Marlins (1744.5) followed. The Crocs are coached by Caroline Akers, Jarod Martin, Shelley Nunley, Kristin Wyatt and Kyle Yeager.
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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