By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
GEORGE ROGERS CLARK — South Laurel led by as many as 18 points during the second half Saturday, but couldn’t hold on, as Harrison County rallied to knock off the Cardinals in double overtime, 71-70.
The loss marked the second time this week the Cardinals (7-11) led by double digits in a game, but couldn’t hold on. South Laurel (7-11) has now dropped three games in a row entering today’s matchup against 50th District rival Corbin.
The Cardinals jumped out to a 22-18 lead in the first quarter and built a 40-28 lead at halftime, but that’s when Harrison County began chipping away at the Cardinal lead.
Jeff Davis’ squad was outscored 33-21 during the second half, including 10-4 in the fourth quarter.
Zac Baxter led the Cardinals with a 21-point effort while Matt Slavey scored 14 points and Zach Jones added 13 in the loss.
Harrison County 71, South Laurel 70 2OT
South Laurel 22 18 17 4 4 5 70
Harrison County 18 10 23 10 4 6 71
South Laurel (70) — Baxter 21, Rader 2, Miller 2, Baxter 21, Schaser 2, Sanders 4, Jones 13, Grubb 10, Helton 2.
Harrison County (71) — Martin 5, Hicks 8, Carr 2, Stubbs 19, Wagner 16, Pulliam 6, Kendall 14, Gross 1.
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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.
So Far, So Good: North Laurel Coach Chris Larkey pleased with the way his team is looking
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.
The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title
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.
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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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