By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
LEXINGTON — Saturday’s KHSAA Cross Country Championships went off without a hitch as several local runners posted strong showings in the event.
The top performance locally was turned in by Williamsburg seventh-grader Selena Mattingly, who finished third in Class 1A with a time of 19:40.37. Mattingly was just :33 off the pace of eventual state champion Meaghan Smith of Danville High School.
Williamsburg’s Garrett Faulkner also turned in an impressive effort with a time of 17:40.96, which was good enough for 15th place out of 216 runners in Class 1A.
Knox Central’s Devon Hurley was 168th in the boys Class 2A standings, turning in a time of 19:57.93.
Knox Central’s Sabrina Elliott finished with a time of 21:45.93, which was good enough for 42nd in the girls Class 2A standings, while Corbin’s Bridgette Smallwood and Danielle Hickman finished 66th and 83rd, with times of 22:23.20 and 22:42.06, respectively.
In Class 3A, Whitley County’s Dalton Walden posted a time of 17:21.70, which earned him a 55th place finish, while North Laurel’s Scout Bundy’s time of 17:33.73 was good enough for 68th.
In the girls Class 3A, South Laurel’s Sydney McWhorter was the only local athlete to finish in the top 100 with a time of 20:59.80
By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
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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.
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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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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.
Out With A Bang
Corbin’s Chris and Hannah Hart ended their Redhound softball careers together, but the duo went out with a bang, each representing Corbin on the Kentucky All Star squad in a three-game series against the Tennessee All Stars.
Express finishes fourth in USSSA World Series
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