By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
SOUTH LAUREL — The South Laurel Cardinals opened the 2012 season with a lot of promise, but they never lived up to their pre-season billing.
Many believed the Cardinals had a chance to make a run at their first district title since 1999, but an injury-plagued season kept Larry Welch’s squad from reaching the playoffs for the second straight season.
The Cardinals’ woes continued Friday, as district foe Madison Southern added to South Laurel’s frustrations this season by picking up a 56-0 win.
The Cardinals didn’t have an answer for the Eagles’ Damien Harris, who helped his team to improve to 6-3 on the season while wrapping up the district’s No. 2 seed in the process.
The loss means the Cardinals will finish the season with a 1-9 record along with an eight-game losing streak. South Laurel was outscored 365-127 during the process while suffering its first shut out in 25 games (21-0 loss to Corbin on Sept. 17, 2010).
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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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.
Colonels pick up 64-61 road win over Bell County
After narrowly escaping with their season-opener Monday with a 75-74 win over Garrard County, the Whitley County Colonels pulled off what some may view as a shocker Tuesday.
Barbourville knocks off Jellico, Tenn., 60-50
It may have been a win, but Barbourville head coach Andrea Hillard did not have the tune of a happy coach after her Lady Tigers’ 60-50 win over Jellico, Tenn. Tuesday.
Barbourville cruises to 85-43 win over Jellico
It didn’t take long for the Barbourville Tigers to take care of business on their home court in the opening game of the 2013-2014 campaign.
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