By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
Coming into the 2013 season there weren’t a lot of people with high expectations for the South Laurel Cardinals football team.
While the season wasn’t a runaway success by any means (the team finished with a 3-7 mark), first-year head coach Matt Rhymer said he was pleased with the effort his team made and the progression of the program as a whole.
“We could have very easily lost 10 games this season and some people may have expected us to do that,” Rhymer said. “Had we not suffered some of the injuries that we did, we probably could have won a few more games, too.
“I think we did some good things as a program and I’m pleased with the progress we made overall,” he added. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm in our program right now and we’re hoping it’s contagious in our school and that it generates some positives for us in the offseason.”
The Cardinals opened the season with a 36-7 loss to Whitley County, but looked to be on the right track after rattling off a pair of wins over Rockcastle County and Clay County to improve to 2-1, but that’s when things went south.
Rhymer and company dropped the next six games before closing the season with a 30-26 win over Leslie County.
Although the offseason just got underway for the Cardinals, Rhymer said his team is already at work trying to improve for next season.
“We’ve been out doing some timed runs and stuff like that, so we’re working already,” Rhymer said. “We had a lot of kids come out, so that says something for what we’re trying to do here. Hopefully we can continue to progress.”
First-year coach Rhymer hopes team will continue to progress
By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
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They may have had to withstand a last-inning rally, but the Corbin Little League All Stars held on for the 12-10 win over Knox County Wednesday, advancing a step closer to the state tournament.
One for the Money
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State of Shock
After dropping a 9-2 decision to Russell County on Saturday, the North Laurel 9-10 year-old All-Star team responded with a 9-8 win over North Oldham Sunday.
Clay slips past Corbin
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Just a day after Chris Hart’s contract as head coach of the Corbin Lady Redhounds softball team officially ended, the school named the team’s new coach and it’s a familiar face.
Just call them, “The comeback kids.”
The Corbin Grey 9-10 year-old All-Star team has a knack of rallying during their stay in the Area 2 9-10 year-old All-Star Tournament, and it wasn’t any different during Wednesday’s 13-9 come from behind win over South London.
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