TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

March 12, 2014

Another tourney in the books

The Way It Is

CORBIN — Well folks, we have another 13th Region Tournament in the books and I have to say, both the boys and the girls tournaments lived up to their billing.

The 2013-14 season on both the boys’ and girls’ side of things was wild and wacky to say the least. It was a hard year to figure out and a very hard season to make predictions.

Yes, I was able to look pretty good on both tournaments this past week, but honestly, it was probably pure luck.

Well, enough of me rambling, let’s take a closer look at how the 13th Region Tournament went as a whole.

The Host

Jackson County High School was the host and overall, they were a good host. There were some things I would have done differently on press row, though. In years past, the print and radio were separated, one on one side of the tables, and the other on the other side, and each media outlet was designed a certain area to sit at the tables. Well, the radio stations had designated areas while the print media were left to get what was left. Sports Editor Chris Parsons did manage to print off some sheets for us, which designated us with two assigned seats throughout the tournament, which I was very thankful for. I’m also thankful for Jackson County allowing us to use all of our sports staff at the tournament as well.

Hopefully next year Williamsburg High School will go back to what North Laurel and Whitley County High Schools did before, and designate each media outlet a place to sit at.

Other than that minor problem (I’m probably being nit-picky), Jackson County was a great host.

The Arena

Both the boys and girls 13th Region Tournaments will be at The Arena the next two years with Williamsburg hosting next season and Lynn Camp hosting the year after. I’ve always liked the tournaments held at The Arena and I liked it again this year, but I do miss the high school gym atmosphere. I’d still love to find a way to get the student sections closer to the floor so they can be heard a bit better. With that said, The Arena was probably the loudest I’ve heard it during a 13th Region Tournament during the boys final between Clay County and Corbin. The pre-game introductions is the best around and nothing compares. Kudos goes out to the folks at The Arena.

The games

After seeing both tournaments now come to an end, I can honestly say, the best girls team won and the best boys team won as well.

The Corbin Lady Redhounds showed they were the best team in the region by dominating their opponents. I was surprised they beat Bell County, but I shouldn’t have been. The Lady Redhounds were just that good.

And on the boys’ side, the Clay County Tigers played their best basketball of the season. They shared the ball and they played defense. When the Tigers do that, they are hard to beat.

With that said, kudos goes out to the Corbin Redhounds as well. Many counted the Redhounds out after slumping through a five-game losing skid during late January.

Corbin recovered and turned in an impressive showing in the 13th Region Tournament. Coach Tony Pietrowski also showed that he’s one of the best coaches in the state after turning in another solid season with the Redhounds.

What’s to come?

Well, I’m not sure if Clay County can win its first round match at the Sweet Sixteen, but I do believe the Lady Redhounds could be playing on Saturday. That’s right. Saturday.

 

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0721 CORBIN GROUP FOR WEB.jpg What A Run!

    The Corbin Little League All Stars put together an impressive run to the 2014 Little League State Tournament, but all good things must come to an end.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg Fun While It Lasted

    The North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their trip in Central Region play by dropping a 15-0 decision to Missouri’s Webb City Little League.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County put together gutsy run to state

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 23, 2014

  • 0707 NORTH 11-12s FOR WEB.jpg End of the Line

    Recil Jones’ North Laurel 11-12 year-old All-Stars finished their stay in the Central Region Tournament with an 0-3 record after dropping a 9-4 decision to Wisconsin state champion Franklin Little League.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Knox County's state title run comes to an end

    The Knox County 11-year-old All Stars came in to Monday’s contest with Owensboro Southern knowing that the winner would move on to the semifinals of the state tournament.

    July 22, 2014

  • Tripped Up: Tough loss follows Saturday's walk-off win

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — The Corbin Little League All Stars began the 2014 State Tournament with as exciting a finish as any baseball fan could hope for, but struggled on day two, falling to 1-1 after the first two days.

    July 21, 2014

  • Comeback Effort: Knox County recovers from 24-0 loss, grabs 4-2 win in pool play

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    BOWLING GREEN — After what could have turned in to a demoralizing 24-0 loss to Eastern to start State Tournament pool play Saturday, the Knox County 11-year-old All Stars recovered nicely Sunday, picking up a 4-2 win over Paintsville.

    July 21, 2014

  • 0702 TEAM JUMP FOR WEB.jpg Ready To Roll

    After a 6-0 run through the loser’s bracket of the District 4 Tournament, the only thing left for the Corbin Little League All Stars to do is pack their bags and get to Bowling Green.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
SEC Times-Tribune