By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
CORBIN — If you’ve kept up with the Corbin Lady Redhounds soccer program over the course of the past four years, the names Amerah and Whitney are sure to have come up an unmentionable number of times.
Since the pair walked onto the soccer pitch to start their freshmen seasons as Lady Redhounds in 2009, Amerah Dixon and Whitney Baker have made what Corbin head coach Eric Steely called an “immeasurable” impact on the program.
The duo signed letters of intent to play soccer at the University of the Cumberlands Tuesday.
In 2008, the Lady Redhounds finished the season with a record of 4-9-2, with just one win coming against 13th Region competition. When Dixon and Baker came onto the scene in 2009, the impact was not only felt, it was evident on the scoreboard and in the win column as Corbin’s record improved to 10-4-3.
The pair combined for 15 goals (nine for Dixon, seven for Baker) in their first season, but that was just the start of what they would accomplish in the scoring column before all was said and done. For her career, Dixon tallied 108 goals and 40 assists, finishing this past season as the state’s No. 4 scorer with 47 goals. Baker made good on 24 scoring attempts this season, pushing her career total to 58 to go a long with 29 assists.
“It’s more exciting for me because I’m going to have Whitney there by my side,” Dixon said. “We’ve played together since we were really little, so I think I’ll have more confidence in my game with a friend there with me.”
“I’m glad that I get to enjoy this experience with somebody that I’ve played soccer with my whole life,” Baker said. “With us rooming together we’ll get to share our first college experiences, and I’m super excited.”
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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It’s hard to imagine anybody as big as Corbin head coach Jason McDaniel having any trouble filling shoes.
Here we go again
It'll be a matchup between two of the most historic programs in the 13th Region tonight when the Clay County Tigers defend their 13th Region title against the Corbin Redhounds.
The Way It Is
We’re not even through with the 2013-14 season yet, but it’s never too early to talk about next season. Since we’ve crowned a 13th Region champion on the girls’ side of things, let take a glimpse of what might be for the 2014-15 campaign.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
Well, here we are, Corbin vs. Clay County for the right to see who will represent the 13th Region next week at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
For the seventh time in the last 10 seasons, the Corbin Redhounds are headed to the 13th Region finals, after their 56-48 win over the Bell County Bobcats in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Like It or Not
I hate to steal an idea, but I guess in the end that's what everyone seems to be doing these days. After reading Les Dixon’s list of what he thought were the top five upsets in recent memory of the 13th Region Tournament, I decided to rank my top five basketball movies in today's column. With that said, here goes.
Williamsburg sees Cinderella run come to an end
For the third straight year, the Clay County Tigers are playing for the 13th Region Championship and the opportunity to play in the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena, after their 79-58 victory over the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
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Clay County, Bell County fall in semifinal round
Both Corbin and Harlan had to withstand battles during the 13th Region semifinals, but when all was said and done, they both won, punching tickets into the finals of the 13th Region Girls Tournament title game.
Pick Up Game
Six straight 50th District titles and a 10-game winning streak were not enough to place the Corbin Redhounds as the favorite heading into their matchup with the Jackson County Generals in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament.
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