By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
WHITLEY COUNTY — The Corbin Redhound tennis team has a chance to lock up its 14th straight regional crown today while the Lady Redhound team captured its sixth straight title Sunday, a day before the semifinals and finals will be played.
“It’s good to get the team title before playing in the semifinals on Monday,” Corbin coach Donnie Head said. “The girls can now just worry about winning individual titles.”
The boys’ side is a tad bit tighter with Corbin holding an 11-10 point lead over North Laurel.
“We are in a tight race with North Laurel for the team championship but I feel confident in our team,” Corbin Redhound coach Nickie Dixon said. “Andrew (Reedy) and Nikhil (Krishna) pulled off a great win against North in the quarters. They are playing great right now. Seth (Heinss) and William (Reedy) have not dropped a game this region and have a chance to knock off another North team tomorrow. I would love to have another Corbin final in doubles again this year.”
“Connor (Maguet) is playing some great tennis right now,” she added. “In the quarter, he served and volleyed and showed why he is the one seed. He is looking for his first singles championship after being last year’s runner-up. Harrison (Reedy) played a tough match against the two seed and came up a little short. (Chris) Tan played a great match. Tomorrow my boys have the chance to show how strong they are as a team. I am so proud of the way they have been playing.”
• Connor Maguet beat Bell County's Devin Moyers in the second round 6-0, 6-0 and South Laurel’s Ben Tonkel, 6-1 6-0 in the quarters.
• Harrison Reedy beat Middlesboro’s Joe Nagle 6-1, 6-0 in the second round and lost to Whitley County’s Chris Tan, 6-4, 6-0.
Seth Heinss and William Reedy beat Matthew Douglas and Lucas Moses (Whitley), 6-0, 6-0 in second round action and beat C. Bailey and J. Eldridge (Harlan County) in quarterfinal play, 6-0, 6-0.
Andrew Reedy and Nikhil Krishna played D. Calebs and E. Gambrel (Bell county) 6-1, 6-0 in second round action and Gavin Gray and Ryan Jones, 6-1, 6-0 in quarterfinal play.
• Sydney Ledington defeated Bailey Hubbard (Clay County) 6-0,6-0.
• Caroline reedy defeated Hannah Moore (Knox Central) 6-0,6-0.
• Jaclyn Jewell and Emma Kate Carolftis beat B.Cornett/L. Miller (Clay Co.) 6-2,6-0.
• Makayla Beecham/ Ellie Jane Carloftis beat Mahn/Bland (Whitley Co.) 6-3,6-0.
Lady Hounds win sixth straight region crown while Hounds close in on 14th straight
By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
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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 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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