, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

May 17, 2013

Carson comes big against Bears


By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

NORTH LAUREL — Senior Night turned out to be a great day for North Laurel’s lone senior Marcus Carson.

The University of Kentucky baseball signee played a big part in the Jaguars’ 3-2 win over Harlan County Thursday by using his speed on the base paths along with his arm on the mound and play in the outfield.

Carson scored the game-winning run after a run-scoring triple by Ethan Maxey in the fifth inning, as the senior center fielder went 1-for-2 with a double, stolen base and two runs scored. He is also 10-for-11 at the plate during North Laurel’s past three games.

“Marcus is 10-for-11 and I’m telling you, he’s been seeing the ball extremely well,” North Laurel coach Darren McWhorter said. “He’s been hitting it extremely well and it’s a good way to send Marcus out on Senior Night as well.

“It was his drawing the walks, stealing and moving the runner over that turned out to be big,” he added. “When he gets on base, he’s a threat to score. It’s amazing what he means to this team right here. When he goes, we go and that’s the way it has been all year and we’re sure going to miss him.”

Things didn’t start well for the Jaguars (18-11-1), as Harlan County scored two runs in the top of the first inning, but North Laurel responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning, as Carson led the inning off with a double and scored after a run-scoring double by Maxey. Austin Thompson tied the game up at two apiece with a ground out and the game remained that way until the fifth inning when Carson scored the eventual game-winning run.

“It was a good win,” McWhorter said. “I was kind of expecting this region tournament atmosphere for this game and that’s exactly what we got. They are a solid team, right there.

“It shows a lot of grit from our guys to come back from that,” he added. “We were able to do just enough and score just enough to hold them off.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0730 TCSA FBALL for web.jpg Numbers Game

    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.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0729 KNOX FBALL FOR WEB.tif Must-See Football

    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.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 PHILPOT FOR WEB.jpg 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.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • So Far, So Good: North Laurel Coach Chris Larkey pleased with the way his team is looking

    By Les Dixon
    Staff Writer
    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.

    July 28, 2014

  • The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title

    By Chris Parsons
    Sports Editor
    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.

    July 28, 2014

  • 0725 BARGER FOR WEB.jpg 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.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 25, 2014

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune