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March 6, 2013

Just a few thoughts from a very long week

The Way It Is

(Continued)

CORBIN — Harlan County High School as the host of the 13th Region Tournament

First off, Harlan County High School’s gym is top-notch. I really like the facility and appreciate the help of people like John Henson, who went out of his way to make things OK for myself and other media members covering both the boys and girls tournament. The people that were helping host the tournament were nice and courteous, but there are some things that stick out.

If I were host, I would make sure I offered everything The Arena has offered the past three years, especially Wi-Fi for media members. I know I left at 3:15 p.m. each day to cover two games and it would have been a whole lot easier if I could have emailed game stories and pictures back to the office in Corbin, instead of driving back to try and meet deadline. Harlan County’s sports editor John Middleton did throw out the offer of allowing me to go to the Harlan Daily Enterprise’s office and do my work from there (which was greatly appreciated), but I figured I would just make the long haul back. John Henson also tried to help me out as well in his classroom at Harlan County High School, but we couldn’t get connection.

With that said, many schools just didn’t have many students in their respective student sections during their games. Yes, both Clay County and Harlan County had a lot during the boys regional finals, but the girls title game didn’t have as many as I expected – maybe it was the price of the student tickets.

I’m not sure, but the one complaint that I heard from many attending or that didn’t attend the regional tournaments this season, was how long the drive was and I have to agree. It’s just too far away for many, but I do see where Harlan County is coming from. A drive to The Arena is a long one for their respective teams, too.

So can we meet in the middle?

I’d say, yes.

Harlan County’s facility is a nice one and so is The Arena. Maybe when it’s the 52nd District’s turn to host the tournament, if the respective team that is host wants to have it at Harlan County, then everyone should be for it.

But with that said, the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments need to be centrally located, somehow, someway, but I’m not sure that can or will ever happen.

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