By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
SCOTT COUNTY — North Laurel coach Darrin McWhorter knew his Jaguars were going to be in trouble for the remainder of the Frank Shoop Invitational after playing Scott County to an 11 inning, 8-8 tie, during the invitational’s opener.
With some key games ahead for the remainder of the week, the 11-inning contest against the Cardinals handcuffed McWhorter pitching-wise the rest of the way in the invitational, but North Laurel still managed to go 1-1-1.
“Overall, I was happy with the way things went,” he said. “Of course you’d like to come out of there with some more wins, but to go 1-1-1, I’m happy with that. We played some very good competition.
“After the game against Scott County, we knew we had games against Knox Central, Hazard and Clay County coming up, so we knew we had to save some of our pitching,” he added. “We managed to get by.”
North Laurel picked up its first win of the invitational by handing Owen County an 8-4 loss. Both teams battled throughout the first five innings and it wasn’t until the sixth inning when the Jaguars (15-10-1) broke the game open thanks to a three-run double by eighth grader Weston Griebel.
North Laurel ended the invitational with a 16-6 loss to Ryle, who is ranked in the top 20.
“Ryle is a good team. We just ran out of pitching,” McWhorter said.
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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