By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
WHITLEY COUNTY — North Laurel and Whitley County met up for the second time this week with the Colonels picking up a 4-1 win in boys’ action while the Lady Jaguars slipped by with a 3-2 victory.
“The girls closed the regular season with a close victory at Whitley,” Smith said. “We had our strength in doubles, and then were able to win one of the singles matches to get the team win.
“Tough night for the boys,” he added. “Two superbreakers went against us. Turn those two around and we walk away with a 3-2 win. I think Sammy (Maggard) and Justin (Maggard) proved they can compete with most anybody because (William) Tan and (Matthew) Douglas will be a high seed at region. That should give them confidence heading into regions. We'll be a tough out for anybody in our path.”
North Laurel 3, Whitley Co. 2
No. 1 - Makara Prichard (NL) def. Jade Bland (WC) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 - Emily Vanderpool (WC) def. Taylor Hubbard (NL) 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 - Nan Zhang (WC) def. Casey Stenger (NL) 6-2, 6-4
No. 1 - Pooja Kanthawar/Caroline Moore (NL) def. Anna Grace Zehr/Haley Mahan (WC) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
No. 2 - Kendra Smallwood/Brynna Ryle (NL) def. Brittany Fuson/Hallie Jones (WC) 6-0, 6-3
Whitley Co. 4, North Laurel 1
No. 1 - Danny Butcher (WC) def. Hasan Salim (NL) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 - Pete Comparoni (WC) def. Arjun Kanthawar (NL) 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 - Reece Halcomb (WC) def. Ryan Jones (NL) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10
No. 1 - Chris Tan/Matthew Douglas (WC) def. Sammy Maggard/Justin Maggard (NL) 6-7 (3), 6-1, 10-6
No. 2 - Spencer Bolton/Dakota Boggs (NL) def. Mikey Johnson/Lucas Moses (WC) 7-6 (4), 6-2
North Laurel picks up split with Whitley County in tennis action
By Les Dixon / 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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