By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
The Tri-County will be represented well this weekend at Ballard High School with two coaches and seven players participating in the East/West All Star games.
Corbin coach Chris Hart and James Burns will help coach the East Junior All Star team while Hagan Burns (South Laurel), Hannah Hart (Corbin) and Lindsey Barton (Corbin) have been named to the East Junior All Star team.
Four players from the Tri-County will participate on the East Senior All Star team – Amber Hyde (South Laurel), Emily Sears (North Laurel), Jaden Dopel (Whitley County) and Sydney Herrell (North Laurel).
East Senior complete roster – Amber Hyde (South Laurel), Ashley Coppage (Harrison County), Cheyenne Shepherd (Montgomery County), Emily Sears (North Laurel), Emily Stewart (Boyd County), Hannah Miniard (Boyle County), Jaden Dopel (Whitley County), Jamie Vescio (Lafayette), Kelsey Crowe (Scott County), Kristen Caudill (Lawrence County), Macy Johnson (Franklin County), McKell Oliverio (Ryle), McKenna Brown (Western Hills), Mercedes Stanfield (Bourbon County), Michal Luckett (Scott County), Riley Tokes (Henry Clay), Sydney Herrell (North Laurel), Tiffany Wickline (Scott County) and Whitney Back (Perry Central).
East Junior complete roster – Ali Crupper (Ryle), Brooke Williamson (Johnson Central), Cheyenne Rawlings (Estill County), Christian Yates (East Ridge), Destinee Arnold (Bourbon County), Hagan Burns (South Laurel), Hannah Hart (Corbin), Hayley Hamm (East Jessamine), Kara Howard (Franklin County), Katelyn Mitchell (Lafayette), Lauren Richards (Bole County), Lindsey Barton (Corbin), Madison Mullin (Scott County), Marlee Tevis (Scott County), Rachel Ferguson (Dunbar), Samantha Fitzpatrick (Lawrence County), Sarah Cooley (Lafayette), Shelby Sanders (Franklin County), Taylor Wheeler (Boyd County) and Whitney Edwards (Franklin County).
West Senior complete roster – Angela Adkins (Greenwood), Bailey Ranklin (Collins), Bailey Walker (Ballard), Breanne Ray (Marshall County), Brittany Murphy (Owensboro Catholic), Casey Smith (Eastern), Courtney Walker (Livingston Central), Emily Gravette (Greenwood), Hayley Twyman (Mercy), Hope Davidson (Reidland), Jessica Leanhart (Oldham County), Jordan McNary (Hopkins Central), Kathryn Downing (Bowling Green), Maddie Ray (Holy Cross), Maggie Glass (Christian County), Mallory Young (Marshall County), Markie Smith (Muhlenburg County), Nikki Hinkley (Bullitt East) and Rebecca Wishnevski (Oldham County).
West Junior complete roster – April Peace (Central Hardin), Ashley Kikolao (Meade County), Emmi Thurmond (Franklin Simpson), Hailee Lampley (Livingston Central), Haily Szpila (Bullitt Central), Haley James (Owensboro Catholic), Hannah Tow (Hopkins Central), Jacqueline Roof (Lone Oak), Jessica Wireman(Male), Katelynn McMillian (Henderson County), Kelsey Gravens (Bullitt East), Lindsey Ketcham (Collins), Lynsie Clark (Butler County), Molly Burkhead (Anderson County), Morgan Raymer (Bullitt East), Raley Slone (Greenwood), Rebecca Miller (Holy Cross), Ryane Shelton (Oldham County), Sydney Cloyd (Collins) and Tori Lasley (Mercy).
East vs. West All Star Game schedule
Saturday, June 15
East Seniors vs. East Juniors, 9 a.m.
West Seniors vs. West Juniors, 11 a.m.
East Juniors v. West Seniors, 1:30 p.m.
East Seniors vs. West Junior, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 16
East Juniors vs. West Juniors, 11 a.m.
East Senior vs. West Seniors, 1:30 p.m.
Seven players and two coaches from the Tri-County will participate in East/West All Star Game
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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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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