By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
LONDON — The South Laurel Lady Cardinals’ soccer team has wasted little time getting things started coming off the KHSAA’s mandated dead-period.
South Laurel head coach Todd White said his team spent the latter part of last week at a camp at the University of Kentucky and after watching his squad play several scrimmages, he likes what he’s seen already.
“We just got back from the UK camp and we had a really good camp for it to be so early,” White said. “We played West Jessamine several times and we were able to beat them once, so that was very pleasing to us.
“The closest we’ve been able to play to West Jessamine in the past is usually four or five to nothing, so to be able to score against them every game is a big plus for our squad,” he added. “It’s very early, but to be able to start as well as we did in that camp is very exciting.”
White and company are coming off an elite eight appearance in the state tournament, where they were knocked off 4-0 by the state’s top-ranked team in Notre Dame. Considering the level of play, White said he was pleased despite the loss and expects his team to build from the experience.
“We could have went in there and gotten mercy-ruled, but our kids hung tough with Notre Dame,” White said. “In the past that would have been an ugly game, but because we had played a tough schedule I think we were able to hang in with them.”
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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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.
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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.
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.
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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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