By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
CORBIN — South Laurel continues to struggle and the Corbin Redhounds took advantage by defeating the Cardinals, 2-0, Thursday.
The Redhounds (4-2-1) got a goal by Lucas Canineu midway through the first half and never looked back, as South Laurel (2-8) struggled to find the back of the net and was shut out for the sixth time this season.
“I know I keep saying this, but we are so young,” South Laurel coach Amber Hensley said. “We just struggled again.”
The Cardinals were coming off a 7-0 win over Middlesboro, but the momentum couldn’t carry over against the defending region champion Corbin, who despite playing with some starters due to injuries, still managed to pull out its second straight win and fourth shut out during its past five games.
“I didn’t think our pace of play was where it should be,” Corbin coach Armando Cima said. “We just came off a very good win against Southwestern, but tonight I thought we played a little sloppy — like we weren’t as sharp.
“We’re managing a lot of injuries right now,” he added. “We’ve got at least four starters out, but it’s good to get a district win without some of our starters playing.”
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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Williamsburg’s hopes of the school’s first-ever state title were washed away quickly Friday as Mayfield scored touchdowns on its first three plays, building a 35-0 first-quarter lead.
Corbin wins, South Laurel falls in Big Red Shootout
In the first game of the Big Red Shootout at Clay County High School, the Corbin Redhounds defeated the Letcher Central Cougars 66-50. Corbin found themselves down two points at halftime, but was able to pull away for a big lead in the third quarter.
Friday night's opening game of the Cumberland Falls Invitational featured two 50th District teams, both looking for their first wins of the tournament.
The Corbin Lady Redhounds returned to action in their second round match of the Cumberland Falls Invitational Tournament. Corbin entered the contest riding off an 86-point, hard-fought scoring effort in Wednesday's victory over Harlan.
There was really no question North Laurel would make short work of young Riverside Christian. The Jaguars picked up an 82-25 win Thursday with a running clock starting late in the first half.
Lady Cards fall to Bell County, 64-40
When you sport a very young team, you can expect some growing pains early in the season. South Laurel is a very young team, but for 2 1/2 quarters they stayed right with heavily favored Bell County in the Cumberland Falls Invitational Thursday night.
On the Carpet
It's not been easy, but Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are one game away from capturing the football program's first-ever Class A state championship.
Leading the way
A little over 24 hours separates the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets from a showdown with the Mayfield Cardinals for the 2013 Class A State Championship, but it’s taken a lot longer for the program itself to reach this point.
Gilliam Gymnasium had a tournament-like atmosphere Tuesday night as the Corbin Redhounds defeated the Jackson County Generals, 75-73, in the opening game of the season for both teams.
Yes you, May
The Lynn Camp Lady Wildcats are coming off their best season in program history, and things got even better Tuesday, as Richard Jones' squad won its season-opener over visiting, Burgin, 54-41.
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