By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
LONDON — Despite several obstacles, the Corbin Lady Redhounds were able to get past North Laurel by a score of 4-2 in the semifinals of 49th District Tournament Monday.
The win sends Corbin to a finals matchup against South Laurel Thursday.
Corbin coach Eric Steely said he was ecstatic with the way his team responded to several things that slowed the game down, including the loss of the Lady Redhounds’ goal keeper, Sydni Roaden.
Roaden had to be flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for what Steely said was a broken jaw and the loss of several teeth.
“I’ve never been more proud of a team I’ve coached than I am of my team tonight,” Steely said. “These girls did an excellent job of overcoming a lot of adversity in a game that it would have been very easy to quit.
“They fought through and played their hearts out and we were able to get the win,” he added.
Corbin took a 1-0 lead when Whitney Baker scored on an assist from Amerah Dixon with 20 minutes gone y in the first half.
Then, with about 5:37 to play in the half, Roaden collided with North Laurel’s Allison Blanton on Blanton’s shot attempt, sending Roaden off the field via ambulance.
Corbin’s Morgan Boggs scored quickly in the second half to put her team on top 2-0, but Blanton answered seven minutes later to trim the gap to 2-1.
By Chris Parsons / 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 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.
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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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