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October 28, 2013

Whitley, South Laurel advance to semifinals

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor

JACKSON COUNTY — The 13th Region Volleyball Tournament got underway Saturday and half of the teams representing the Tri-County were eliminated.  

In the marquee match of the night, Whitley County picked up their third win of the season over Corbin, eliminating the defending region champion in a 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 28-25, 25-19 and 15-9) marathon.

Whitley County managed to outlast the Lady Redhounds, 25-22, in the opening set, but had to rally late after dropping the second and third sets to fall behind, 2-1.

A 25-19 win in the forth set forced a tiebreaker, which the Lady Colonels won, 15-9.

Whitley County coach David Halcomb said he was proud of the way his team battled back after dropping the opening set, as well as the mental toughness it displayed.

“This was a really good win for our kids and it gets us closer to one of the goals we have set here for a while,” Halcomb said. “Our girls did a great job of staying focused and they showed the kind of mental toughness we have been looking for all season.”

South Laurel picked up a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19 and 25-15) win over Bell County in the tournament opener.

The Lady Cardinals have now won four straight and five of their last six matches, including a 3-1 win over Corbin in the 50th District Championship game.

Though the Lady Panthers won the first set, Jackson picked up a win in the opening set against Jackson County, the host team eliminated Knox Central, 3-1 (23-25, 25-12, 25-14 and 25-11), in the second match of the evening.

Knox Central ends the season with a 13-11 record, tallying an 11-9 record against regional opponents.

After dropping the opening set, Harlan County managed to get past Clay County in a 3-1 (16-25, 25-14, 26-24 and 25-20) win over the Lady Tigers.

The win improved the Lady Black Bears to 20-8 on the season, which is good enough for the third best record in the 13th Region behind Whitley County and Corbin.

The tournament continues tonight as South Laurel battles Jackson County in the first semifinal match at 6 p.m., followed by Harlan County vs. Whitley County at 7:30 p.m.

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