By Dan Connell / Staff Writer
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Lady Jackets have continued their hard work and dedication throughout preseason practice sessions.
Head coach Andrea Ellis said she is pleased with the overall performance level and is looking forward to a fresh new start as last year's 5-26 record is now behind Ellis' squad.
The Lady Jackets will look to combine a group of returning starters and bench players from last season in hopes of steady improvement and more wins during the 2013-14 season.
“This year we have girls who have a positive outlook on things,” Ellis said. "They do everything we ask of them."
Ellis said she is excited about the progress of each returning player. Haley Harris will be one of three starters looked upon to provide court leadership for the Lady Jackets.
"Haley has worked on her shot this past summer," Ellis said of the returning starter.
Ellis also noted that Kacie Brown and Lexie Boggs are continuing to make strides; each improving in their overall game in preseason practices.
Both players will be counted upon to make significant contributions in addition to Harris.
The Lady Jackets will focus on team chemistry out of the starters in addition to players such as Kayla Griffith, Erin Maxey, Marah Crusenberry, Destanny Hatfield, Sydney Tye, Kaitlyn Baker and Jasmine Monhollen. The good numbers off the bench will provide the Lady Jackets with depth this season.
"We have good chemistry with all the players," Ellis said of her team.
Experience and depth will determine if the Lady Jackets can avoid another season similar to that of last year's. However, the current roster is showing tremendous signs of progress, which could make the Lady Jackets more competitive for the upcoming basketball season.
Williamsburg continues to improve as regular season approaches
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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.
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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 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.
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