By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
DANVILLE — Corbin and Knox Central were the lone Tri-County teams in the Region 5, Class AA meet Saturday and both had mixed results.
The Lady Panthers were good enough for fourth overall with 59.50 points, while the Panthers were 11th with just 16 points. Corbin was sixth in the boys’ standings with 31, while the Lady Redhounds were ninth overall with 24.
Boyle County cruised to first place on the girls side with 156, while Madison Central’s 90 were good enough for second. Rockcastle County (67) was third, followed by Knox Central (59.50) and Russell County (47) to round out the top five.
Boyle County’s boys’ team made it a clean sweep with 119 points and first place, while Mercer County was second with 116. Madison Southern (81) was third, followed by Russell County (47) and West Jessamine (42) to round out the top five.
Girls (Top 5 Finishers only)
Knox Central’s Cassy Shippy carried the bulk of the load for the Lady Panthers, grabbing first place in the 100 with a time of 12.75, the 200 with a time of 25.90 and the long jump with a jump of 16-05.25, which was nearly a foot farther than second place.
Sabrina Elliott was second in the 800 and 1600 run with times of 2:33.76 and 5:45.79, respectively while the team of Shippy, Haley Brown, Casey Mitchell and Jazmene Taylor picked up second place in the 4x100 relay with a 52.43.
Corbin managed three top 5 finishes on the girls’ side of things, starting with the team of Danielle Hickman, Bridgette Smallwood, Hailey Martin and Kaitlyn Waddle, who were second in the 4x800 with a time of 10:49.98.
The team of Waddle, Taylor Rawlings, Samantha Lay and Amerah Dixon picked up fifth in the 4x200 with a time of 1:57.47, while Chelsea Gibbs finished fourth in the discus throw with a distance of 83-07.
Boys (Top 5 Finishers only)
Though they finished sixth overall, Corbin bested Tri-County foes Knox Central with six top five finishes in the individual events to the Panthers’ two.
Taylor Waddle claimed half of Corbin’s top fives by grabbing third in the 100 with a time of 11.69, second in the 200 with a time of 23.36 and fourth in the high jump with a jump of 5-06.
Tucker Jones picked up third in the 1600 with a time of 4:50.97, while Cody Harp was fifth in the shot put with a distance of 40-01 and Drew Carter’s vault of 8-06 was good enough to earn him fifth place in the pole vault.
Knox Central’s Devon Evans was second in the 300 hurdles with a 40.69 and third in the 110 hurdles with a 16.80, rounding out the Panthers’ top fives.
Shippy's three first place titles lead Lady Panthers to fourth overall
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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