By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
BARBOURVILLE — The Barbourville Lady Tigers continue to make history this season as they completed a sweep of both North and South Laurel Friday, knocking off the Lady Jaguars 74-59.
The win marked the first time in the program's history the Lady Tigers have beaten both teams in the same season.
Kara Erslan continued to be impressive as she led the Lady Tigers with 20 points, while Amber Mills added 17.
Kendall Ellington led the Lady Jaguars with 12 points in the loss.
Barbourville took a 23-10 lead after the first quarter, but the Lady Jaguars played their opponent even as the two teams scored 16 points apiece in the second quarter.
The Lady Tigers extended the lead with a 22-16 third quarter effort, staking Barbourville to a 61-42 lead with eight minutes to play in the game.
North Laurel outplayed the Lady Tigers 17-13 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to close the gap.
Barbourville improves to 12-3 on the season, while the Lady Jaguars fall to 1-13 after the loss.
Barbourville will be back in action Monday when they face Lynn Camp in the opening round of the 13th region All "A" Classic at Williamsburg High School.
Barbourville 74, North Laurel 59
North Laurel 10 16 16 17 59
Barbourville 23 16 22 13 74
North Laurel (59) – Ellington 12, Wyatt 11, Lawson 10, Carpenter 10, Gray 8, Sexton 6, Chestnut 2.
Barbourville (74) – Ka. Erslan 20, Mills 17, Tate 15, Ke. Erslan 12, Liford 10.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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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.
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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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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.
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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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