By Chris Parsons
The Region 8 wrestling meet went off without a hitch last weekend, with one local wrestler bringing home first place in the 120 lb. division, which qualifies him for the state meet in Lexington starting Friday.
Whitley County’s J.T. Siler was able to pin Wayne County’s J.D. Criswell in 2:20 for the championship. Siler beat Perry County Central’s Joe Melton 12-9 in his first round match, then pinned John Hardin’s Dillion Francis in 1:48 en route to the finals.
Others qualifying for the state meet were Bradley Hollis (126 lb.), who lost in the second round to Jordan Justice in 1:23, but finished fifth, which sends him as an alternate.
Brandon Lawson lost to John Hardin’s John Niece via pinfall in 1:03 in the quarterfinals, but the fourth place finish sends him to Lexington as a four-seed.
Devin Carroll (152 lb.) was beaten by Ashland Blazer’s Dakota Sloas in 3:24, but his fifth place finish was also good enough to land a spot as an alternate.
“I'm real proud of what we've accomplished this season,” Whitley County coach Justin Bozeman said. “J.T. has a good shot at state title thanks to a good draw, so we'll see what these kids can do at the state level.”
Kyle Garrett (132 lb.) was beat in first round action by Charles Cokley of Perry County Central; Jordan Brooks (138 lb.) lost via pinfall to John Hardin’s Josh Jude in 2:19, John Watson (155 lb.) fell in the second round to John Hardin’s John Young and as for the heavyweights, Whitley County didn’t fare any better as the weight went up.
By Chris Parsons
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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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