By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WHITLEY COUNTY — Even though they were able to capture a 51st District Championship last season, David Halcomb said the Lady Colonels’ volleyball team fell short of its ultimate goal of a region title.
As things get started with practice getting underway this week, Halcomb said the goals of his squad are the same and he expects the Lady Colonels to be near the top of the list when it comes to 13th Region title contenders.
“We had a really good season last year, but we didn’t get to the point we were fighting for,” Halcomb said. “You always want to set the goal of reaching the state tournament and we’re no different.
“Hopefully we can get in here and get the girls on the same page and keep building on what we did last season,” he added.
The Lady Colonels played close to even with the best teams in the 13th Region last year, picking up wins over both region finalists in Corbin and South Laurel. The Lady Cardinals eliminated Whitley County in the first round of the region tournament with a 3-0 win.
Halcomb said his team has worked hard during the offseason to improve, with hopes of earning a chance to rectify the loss to the Lady Cardinals should they manage to reach the region tournament again.
“You always want to improve on the previous season and that’s what we hope to do,” Halcomb said. “We have a good group of girls that I think are going to come in and work hard, which is always a good thing.
“I feel like our kids will be able to compete as far as our district and region, and we’ll also expand our reach with some teams that are a little farther away,” he added. “I feel like you have to play good teams if you want to get better and that’s what we’re going to try to do this season.”
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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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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