By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
Corbin 6, Wayne County 4
Rob Ledington’s Corbin Redhounds won their fifth game in a row and ninth out of their last 10 by upending Wayne County on the road Saturday, 6-4.
Corbin jumped out to a 6-0 lead before holding off the Cardinals to pick up the two-run victory.
“It was a good win for us,” Ledington said. “We’ve been playing well the last 10 games. It was a team effort tonight. We split (the pitching) up with us having district games next week against Whitley County, and everyone did a good job.
“We’ve got guys coming off the bench contributing, and we’ve got a solid club that is playing fundamentally well right now,” he added. “I thought we played well. Our pitching and defense has been consistent the past four to five years and I believe we are getting some timely hits more now., which has really propelled us the last few games.
Corbin will be back in action Monday on the road against 50th District foe Whitley County.
North Laurel 6, Lincoln County 3
The Jaguars won their 13th Region-best 16th game of the season and third in a row with a 6-3 win over 12th region foe Lincoln County. North Laurel was coming off an impressive 8-0 win over Bryan Station that saw Logan Mallory pitch a no-hitter against the Defenders.
Darren McWhorter’s squad will be back in action Tuesday on the road against 49th District rival Clay County.
Knox Central Invitational
The Knox Central Panthers (10-10) posted a 2-1 record in their own invitational this past weekend by defeating Middlesboro 5-0 before losing to Clay County 7-1 while wrapping up the invitational with a 9-6 win over Pulaski County.
Evan Lay pitched six innings and scattered seven hits while striking out five batters during his win over Middlesboro. Jacob Nelson led the way with two hits, which included a home run, while Hunter McRight and Trevor Sanborn each had two hits apiece as well, as Sanborn led Knox Central with two RBI.
The Panthers rallied from a 6-5 deficit and scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Pulaski County by three runs. Knox Central pounded out 12 hits, as McRight led the way with three hits and one RBI. Nelson, and Casey Patterson each had two hits and two RBI in the win while Jaxon Stewart finished the game with two hits and two runs scored.
Brandon Hillard’s squad will begin a four-game road trip today against Rockcastle County.
Vernon Bibb Classic
After knocking off South Oldham with ease, 14-4, Friday, North Laurel had a chance to make some noise Saturday by playing No. 1 ranked McCracken County and No. 14 ranked Assumption.
But McCracken County jumped on the Lady Jaguars in the first inning with 10 runs and never looked back, as North Laurel lost, 13-0. Things didn’t get any better for Kyle Mink’s squad against Assumption, as the Lady Jaguars fell, 12-0.
“It was a good experience for us,” Mink said. “The games allows us to see what we need to work on. We’re going to be fine. You hate to lose, but we’ll bounce right back and get at it again and get ready to play Monday.”
North Laurel will try to get back on track today at home against Madison Southern.
7th Annual Harrison County McDonald’s Classic
The Whitley County Lady Colonels (2-13) picked up their second win of the season, but posted a 1-4 record in this past weekend’s 7th Annual Harrison County McDonald’s Classic.
Whitley County suffered back-to-back 10-0 losses to Warren East and Harrison County respectively, before defeating John Hardin, 11-6. The Lady Colonels ended the invitational with a 15-0 loss to Harrison County.
Pineville 12, Lynn Camp 0
Lynn Camp dropped its sixth game in a row, and fell to 4-17 overall, after losing to 51st District rival Pineville, 12-0.
By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
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When all is said and done after the 2014 high school soccer season, a lot of teams will measure their success by wins and losses.
THE WAY IT IS: The times, they are a changing
The times, they are a changing — especially in the Tri-County high school sports scene.
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.
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