By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
SOUTH LAUREL — The South Laurel Lady Cardinal volleyball team continued their dominance against their cross-town rivals by defeating the North Laurel Lady Jaguars, 22-25, 25-8, 25-22 and 25-15.
Despite seeing North Laurel jump out to the first set win and needing only two more sets to defeat the Lady Cardinals for the first time in school history, Fawn Greer’s squad settled down and captured the final three sets to improve to 4-1 on the season.
“I was really happy with our passing, but it wasn’t up to par in the first game,” Greer said.
Even though North Laurel (6-6) won the first set, 25-22, North Laurel coach Ali Ray still had concerns heading into the second set.
“I think we got too overhyped after that and then we could never recover,” Ray admitted. “We couldn’t pass the ball. We’re always ready against South Laurel, but we just couldn’t get the job done.”
Greer said she felt good about South Laurel’s chances of winning coming into the contest even though the Lady Cardinals might feel a little pressure of keeping their win streak alive against North Laurel.
“I’m confident when we come into the game, but in the back of my mind, I know we still have to work hard,” she admitted. “With some teams, when one person gets down, everyone gets down, but I’ve told my girls that when someone gets down to pick them up and we do a good job of doing that.”
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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