By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
Harlan Co. 5, North Laurel 4
North Laurel dropped a thriller to Harlan County on Saturday, losing 5-4 as the Black Bears managed to pull off a walk-off victory.
The Jaguars built leads of 3-0 and 4-1 before seeing Harlan County rally during the final two innings of the game.
After seeing the Black Bears score a run in the sixth inning to make the score, 4-2, North Laurel found itself in trouble during the bottom of the seventh inning after Harlan County (7-2) managed to load the bases.
The Jaguars (3-4) were two outs away from the win when a Scott Bailey connected with a slow roller that North Laurel pitcher Austin Thompson picked up. Bailey raced towards first and Thompson’s throw went over first baseman Logan Mallory’s head, which allowed the Black Bears to score the tying and winning runs.
Knox splits doubleheader
The Knox Central Panthers split a pair of games with 12th Region foe Pulaski County Saturday as their record now stands at 3-6 on the season.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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It's not been easy, but Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are one game away from capturing the football program's first-ever Class A state championship.
Leading the way
A little over 24 hours separates the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets from a showdown with the Mayfield Cardinals for the 2013 Class A State Championship, but it’s taken a lot longer for the program itself to reach this point.
Gilliam Gymnasium had a tournament-like atmosphere Tuesday night as the Corbin Redhounds defeated the Jackson County Generals, 75-73, in the opening game of the season for both teams.
Yes you, May
The Lynn Camp Lady Wildcats are coming off their best season in program history, and things got even better Tuesday, as Richard Jones' squad won its season-opener over visiting, Burgin, 54-41.
Colonels pick up 64-61 road win over Bell County
After narrowly escaping with their season-opener Monday with a 75-74 win over Garrard County, the Whitley County Colonels pulled off what some may view as a shocker Tuesday.
Barbourville knocks off Jellico, Tenn., 60-50
It may have been a win, but Barbourville head coach Andrea Hillard did not have the tune of a happy coach after her Lady Tigers’ 60-50 win over Jellico, Tenn. Tuesday.
Barbourville cruises to 85-43 win over Jellico
It didn’t take long for the Barbourville Tigers to take care of business on their home court in the opening game of the 2013-2014 campaign.
Swords' Wildcats earn 62-49 win over Burgin
The Eric Swords era started off on the right foot, as his Lynn Camp Wildcats rallied in fine fashion to knock off Burgin Tuesday, 62-49.
They may have had to withstand a furious finish by Garrard County to do so, but the Whitley County Colonels opened the season with a 75-74 win Monday.
Happy 2013-14 hoops season to one and all!
For most local high school sports fans the passing of the Thanksgiving holiday means the official beginning of basketball season.
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