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All Laurel County students in grades K-6 have an opportunity to compete for their school in cross country meets this August. The meets will be held at Bush Elementary School starting at 6 p.m. on the following Friday evenings — Aug. 10th, 17th and 24th. A county championship meet will take place on Thursday, Aug. 30 due to the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Athletes competing in the first three meets will have the opportunity to receive ribbons for first through 15th places.
Since the Aug. 30th race will be the county championship meet, individual medals for first through third place will be awarded at that meet only. Students who want to participate must provide the completed waiver on the night of each race. There will be a $2 charge per participant and no admission charge for spectators. Concessions will be available.
Divisions and distances of the races to be contested at the meets (boys and girls will be ran together).
For more information about this event, contact Rachel Gaynor at 862-4699 or Carrie Kirby at 862-4727.
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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