By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
Thanks to a pleasant change in the weather for now, local high school teams have been able to get in a full slate of games on the basketball court.
In boys action the Knox Central Panthers picked up a 82-65 win over Middlesboro, improving Brian Evans' squad to 16-9 overall and 10-1 against 13th Region foes.
Barbourville lost for the third consecutive time, dropping a 69-65 decision to Bell County. The loss drops the Tigers to 16-11 on the season.
Lynn Camp hit the road, where they dropped a 61-52 decision to Pineville. The loss was the 19th of the season for the Wildcats.
The Whitley County Colonels had their three-game win streak snapped in a 49-48 loss to Rockcastle County on the road.
In girls action, North Laurel picked up a 77-58 win over Middlesboro, giving the Lady Jaguars their fourth straight win and the seventh victory in the last 10 games for Eddie Mahan's squad.
The top rated team in the 13th region, the Whitley County Lady Colonels, picked up a 61-43 win over Casey County at home. The win was the 23rd of the season for Donnie Jones' squad.
The Knox Central Lady Panthers continued to struggle, falling to Owlsey County on the road, 59-38. The loss was the third straight and eighth out of the last 10 games for Darrin Mills and company.
Teams close out regular season, look to postseason
By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
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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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