By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
BARBOURVILLE — The Barbourville High School golf team may not have qualified for the Touchstone Energy All ‘A’ Classic State Golf Tournament, but several of the squad’s individual competitors turned in some of the best showings of any Tri-County team.
Kristin Engle finished second overall with a final score of 76, second to Glasgow’s Emily Alexander, who brought home a state title with a round of 74.
Whitney Messer rounded out the Lady Tigers’ participants with an 87, good enough for a 14th place finish.
Barbourville coach Dennis Messer said he was proud of Engle and Messer’s effort and admitted he had to give credit where credit was due.
“These girls just missed making the state tournament by a few strokes, but they really put in a lot of work in this tournament,” coach Messer said. “I know they were disappointed to not make the tournament as a team, but the effort was there as individuals.
“It just goes to show that when you work hard you can do really good things and these girls have worked hard in the offseason to get where they are,” he added. “We’re having a good season overall and I really like our chances when the region tournament comes around, so we just have to keep working hard to improve.”
Williamsburg, the team representing the 13th region, finished fifth in the state with a total score of 377, behind Glasgow (337), Owensboro Catholic (352), Lexington Christian Academy (373) and Villa Madonna (377).
Rebecca Jervis was the top finisher for the Lady Yellow Jackets, posting a round of 85, good enough for 12th overall.
Morgan Walker and Julia Higginbotham finished with a 90, good enough for a two-way tie in 19th place. Morgan Owens shot a 112 to round out Williamsburg’s scores.
Barbourville's Collin Grubb turned in the best local finish on the boys side with a score of 89.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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The Tri-County Sports Authority youth football league, which usually fields in the neighborhood of 200 players, is about to get a little more crowded this season.
THE WAY IT IS: Football is in the air in the Tri-County
These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
Corbin names Philpot head baseball coach
With just a little over two weeks passed since Rob Ledington announced his resignation as head coach of the Corbin Redhounds’ baseball team, Corbin School officials announced their choice his replacement.
So Far, So Good: North Laurel Coach Chris Larkey pleased with the way his team is looking
By Les Dixon
NORTH LAUREL — Chris Larkey’s North Laurel Jaguar football team is coming off one of its best seasons in program history with hopes of continuing its winning ways this fall.
The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title
By Chris Parsons
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets came one win away from bringing home the program’s first ever state championship last season, but a 42-0 loss to Mayfield meant a state title wasn’t in the cards.
Ready to Reload
Even though Knox Central head football coach Scottie Russell has seen the departure of two of the program’s best tailbacks due to graduation in the past two years, he isn’t concerned.
Shelton was a hero by any definition
The word hero is used a little too loosely for my taste these days.
To be honest, it’s been used way too much for a long time and I’m just as guilty as the next guy.
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