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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It’s hard to imagine anybody as big as Corbin head coach Jason McDaniel having any trouble filling shoes.
Here we go again
It'll be a matchup between two of the most historic programs in the 13th Region tonight when the Clay County Tigers defend their 13th Region title against the Corbin Redhounds.
The Way It Is
We’re not even through with the 2013-14 season yet, but it’s never too early to talk about next season. Since we’ve crowned a 13th Region champion on the girls’ side of things, let take a glimpse of what might be for the 2014-15 campaign.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
Well, here we are, Corbin vs. Clay County for the right to see who will represent the 13th Region next week at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
For the seventh time in the last 10 seasons, the Corbin Redhounds are headed to the 13th Region finals, after their 56-48 win over the Bell County Bobcats in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Like It or Not
I hate to steal an idea, but I guess in the end that's what everyone seems to be doing these days. After reading Les Dixon’s list of what he thought were the top five upsets in recent memory of the 13th Region Tournament, I decided to rank my top five basketball movies in today's column. With that said, here goes.
Williamsburg sees Cinderella run come to an end
For the third straight year, the Clay County Tigers are playing for the 13th Region Championship and the opportunity to play in the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena, after their 79-58 victory over the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
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Clay County, Bell County fall in semifinal round
Both Corbin and Harlan had to withstand battles during the 13th Region semifinals, but when all was said and done, they both won, punching tickets into the finals of the 13th Region Girls Tournament title game.
Pick Up Game
Six straight 50th District titles and a 10-game winning streak were not enough to place the Corbin Redhounds as the favorite heading into their matchup with the Jackson County Generals in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament.
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