By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
CORBIN — The Corbin Little League, Minor League and Coach Pitch championship games are set to be played today at Corbin’s Rotary Park, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
In Minor League play it will be the Marlins facing off against the Diamondbacks, while TECO Coal will battle Dr. Pepper in the Little League finals.
The Diamondbacks cruised to a 9-1 win over the Red Sox to advance to the finals, thanks to a 3-for-3 effort by Cameron Combs at the plate. Combs tallied three runs and three RBI in the win as well.
The Red Sox took an early lead, plating a run in the top of the first, but that was all the offense the team could muster. The Diamondbacks scored two in the first, two more in the third and five in the fourth inning to help seal the victory.
The Marlins advanced to the championship game via an 11-4 win over the Angels, setting up today’s finals.
In Little League action, TECO Coal breezed past Davis Salvage, 15-5. The win follows a regular season mark of 12-4 for TECO Coal. TECO Coal will face Dr. Pepper, two-time defending regular season champion and tournament champion from a year ago. Dr. Pepper finished this season with a 14-2 record before knocking off Hometown Bank, 12-2 in Thursday’s semifinals.
Dr. Pepper jumped ahead 4-0 in the first inning and added two runs in the second to push the gap to 6-0.
Hometown Bank struck for two runs in the top of the third inning, but it wasn’t enough to save them as Dr. Pepper added six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on a three-run home run by Luke Ledington and a walk-off two-run double by Boston Hardesty.
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By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
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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.
The Next Step: Jerry Herron's Williamsburg Yellow Jackets have high hopes of winning a state title
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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