By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
Whitley County 10, Barbourville 0
The game was tied up at 0-0 until the Colonels broke the game open with 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Barbourville, 10-0.
Whitley County took advantage of five Tiger errors, as five different Colonel players collected a hit in the win. Corey Crisologo led Whitley County with two RBIs, while Stevie Watson picked up the win on the mound by tossing a one-hitter and finishing the game with four strikeouts.
South Laurel 7, Somerset 4
Trent Abner and Daniel Neal each hit a home run during South Laurel’s 7-4 road win over Somerset Friday. The Cardinals used a five-run third inning to separate themselves from the Briar Jumpers while never looking back.
Neal’s grand slam gave his team a 5-0 edge while Abner’s two run homer in the fourth gave his team a comfortable 7-0 edge.
Somerset rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fourth while adding another run in the sixth, but couldn’t get any closer.
Taylor Morris picked up the win on the hill for South Laurel while Braden Miller was credited with the save.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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It's not been easy, but Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are one game away from capturing the football program's first-ever Class A state championship.
Leading the way
A little over 24 hours separates the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets from a showdown with the Mayfield Cardinals for the 2013 Class A State Championship, but it’s taken a lot longer for the program itself to reach this point.
Gilliam Gymnasium had a tournament-like atmosphere Tuesday night as the Corbin Redhounds defeated the Jackson County Generals, 75-73, in the opening game of the season for both teams.
Yes you, May
The Lynn Camp Lady Wildcats are coming off their best season in program history, and things got even better Tuesday, as Richard Jones' squad won its season-opener over visiting, Burgin, 54-41.
Colonels pick up 64-61 road win over Bell County
After narrowly escaping with their season-opener Monday with a 75-74 win over Garrard County, the Whitley County Colonels pulled off what some may view as a shocker Tuesday.
Barbourville knocks off Jellico, Tenn., 60-50
It may have been a win, but Barbourville head coach Andrea Hillard did not have the tune of a happy coach after her Lady Tigers’ 60-50 win over Jellico, Tenn. Tuesday.
Barbourville cruises to 85-43 win over Jellico
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.
Swords' Wildcats earn 62-49 win over Burgin
The Eric Swords era started off on the right foot, as his Lynn Camp Wildcats rallied in fine fashion to knock off Burgin Tuesday, 62-49.
They may have had to withstand a furious finish by Garrard County to do so, but the Whitley County Colonels opened the season with a 75-74 win Monday.
Happy 2013-14 hoops season to one and all!
For most local high school sports fans the passing of the Thanksgiving holiday means the official beginning of basketball season.
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