TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

November 13, 2013

Leading the way

South Laurel's Karli Parker garners first team all-state nod

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor

The soccer season may not have gone exactly as planned for Todd White and the South Laurel Lady Cardinals, but that didn’t stop junior Karli Parker from receiving some postseason accolades.

Parker was named First Team All-State after she helped guide the Lady Cardinals to both, the 49th District and 13th Region Championships, before the team fell to Russell in the opening round of the state tournament.  

Parker finished the season with 54 goals, which was second in the state this season behind Thomas Nelson’s Ashley Ritchie, who scored 63.

Parker’s effort also earned her the new record for most goals in a season in Laurel County, topping the old mark set by former North Laurel player, Ashley Bradford, at 41.

While the future looks bright for Parker as far as soccer goes, the best news for White and the Lady Cardinal program may be the fact that they’ll be able to watch Parker play for one more season before she moves on and most likely plays soccer at the collegiate level.

White said he was proud of Parker’s effort, but was quick to point out that if anyone ever earned anything on the soccer pitch, Parker has.

“Karli has more competitive drive than I have ever seen in any athlete, male or female,” White said. “She’s the kind of kid that has to be first in everything she does, but it’s only because she is a leader and always wants to be.

“There are times when it looks like Karli is trying to do too much during a game, but it’s only because she wants to do as much as she can to help her team win,” he added. “There have been times that I’d have to remind her that she can’t do it all, but she always seems to get what we’re talking about.”

This makes the second straight season Parker has been named All-State, which means she’ll be in action this weekend in the East/West All Star Game at Tates Creek High School. White said the experience is nothing but a positive one not only for Parker, but for soccer in southeastern Kentucky.

“There will be a lot of scouts at the game this weekend looking at Karli and a lot of other kids,” White said. “She has already gotten a few offers, but hopefully this will get her name out there a little bit more and get her noticed by a few other schools.

“It’s also a good opportunity for some of the college scouts to see there are some good soccer players in this area,” he added. “Hopefully some other kids can get noticed and soccer will continue to improve in our area.”

 

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0721 CORBIN GROUP FOR WEB.jpg What A Run!

    The Corbin Little League All Stars put together an impressive run to the 2014 Little League State Tournament, but all good things must come to an end.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg Fun While It Lasted

    The North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their trip in Central Region play by dropping a 15-0 decision to Missouri’s Webb City Little League.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County put together gutsy run to state

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg End of the Line

    Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County's state title run comes to an end

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tripped Up: Tough loss follows Saturday's walk-off win

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — The Corbin Little League All Stars began the 2014 State Tournament with as exciting a finish as any baseball fan could hope for, but struggled on day two, falling to 1-1 after the first two days.

    July 21, 2014

  • Comeback Effort: Knox County recovers from 24-0 loss, grabs 4-2 win in pool play

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — After what could have turned in to a demoralizing 24-0 loss to Eastern to start State Tournament pool play Saturday, the Knox County 11-year-old All Stars recovered nicely Sunday, picking up a 4-2 win over Paintsville.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0702 TEAM JUMP FOR WEB.jpg Ready To Roll

    After a 6-0 run through the loser’s bracket of the District 4 Tournament, the only thing left for the Corbin Little League All Stars to do is pack their bags and get to Bowling Green.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
SEC Times-Tribune