By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
CORBIN — The Corbin Lady Redhound golf team shined during Senior Day by defeating Barbourville by 16 strokes, 176 to 192.
Seniors Lindsay Ingle, Gabby Sadler and Julie Crawford participated in their final home event for Corbin, as Ingle led all scorers with a 42 while Makalee Helton (43), Crawford (46), Emma McGraw (46), Lauren Jones (49) and Olivia Jones (54) followed.
“I am proud of each of the seniors for at least three major reasons,” Corbin coach Guy Jones said. “No. 1 — You stuck it out, you played the toughest sport on this earth and never quit. You have cried a little, but kept digging and never quit. No. 2 — Each of you are exemplary student-athletes. Each of you have very high GPA’s, at least 3.75 to over 4.0 for one of you. You played hard and you never let golf hurt your grades. Each of you will be attending college in the fall and that is what is most important and lastly, each of you seniors and actually all of the girls are first class young ladies — absolutely top shelf.
“They have given me no problems, none,” he added. “Do I get frustrated with you when you do not play up to your potential? Yes, but I have never questioned your integrity, your motives or your honesty. Each of you are going to be very successful at the game of life, no question at all. For these reasons, and many more, I thank each of you for allowing me to share your lives for a short period of time and watch you grow in golf and in life.”
Bailey Messer led Barbourville with a 44, while teammates Whitney Messer (47), Lauren Bohl (50) and Callie Dixon (51) followed.
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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