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September 24, 2012

This week has a lot to offer

CORBIN — It’s almost October — meaning lots of important district and regional tournament games for Tri-County soccer and volleyball teams while the high school football teams will try to position themselves for their respective district playoff games.

Yep folks, we have a lot of important games in front of us and this week kicks off some of that.

Monday

• It’s going to be very interesting to see how our local golf teams do in today’s regional golf tournament. Bo Robinson’s Williamsburg Lady Yellow Jackets enter as the team to beat, but keep an eye on both Corbin and North Laurel — they could surprise.

• Could this be the time North Laurel picks up a win over South Laurel in boys soccer action? The Jaguars will enter today’s match-up against the Cardinals with an impressive 7-4 record while the Cardinals are 4-7-1.

Tuesday

The Corbin Redhound golf team will try to capture its fifth straight 10th Region championship and has a very good chance to do so.

• A potential 13th Region match-up will be taking place at Whitley County, as the North Laurel Lady Jaguars will meet up with the Lady Colonels. David Halcomb’s squad has a 13th Region-best 21-6 record while Ali Ray’s Lady Jaguars are 13-11.

Wednesday

• No girls soccer team in the Tri-County has played a tougher schedule than Todd White’s South Laurel Lady Cardinal team. Things get even tougher when Madison Southern pays a visit to Gilliam Field. The Lady Eagles are currently 12-1 on the season while the Lady Cardinals are 9-4-1 and riding an impressive seven-game win streak.

Thursday

• Both North and South Laurel have important district football games Thursday. A win over Pulaski County will move the Jaguars one step closer to a district championship while a Cardinal loss to the Southwestern Warriors puts a serious dent in their playoff hopes.

• The Corbin’s boys soccer team will play host to Berea in a solid matchup while North Laurel and Corbin will meet at Corbin in a 13th Region volleyball matchup.

• The Lady Jaguars forced the Lady Redhounds to a three set match during the First Priority Lady Colonel Classic a few weeks back. Can they pull off the upset?

Friday

• Corbin’s game with Wayne County is huge. A win for the Cardinals keeps the Redhounds’ district title hopes a live, while a loss hurts the Redhounds in a big way.

• Whitley County travels to face-off against Class 2A power Somerset. A win over the Briar Jumpers could mean big things for the Colonels while Knox Central will try to run its record to a perfect 7-0 with a road game against Clay County.

Saturday

Lexington Christian will be paying Corbin’s boys soccer team a visit and it should be another dandy. Redhound coach Armando Cima is preparing his team well and they should be ready for a deep run in postseason play.

The North Laurel Lady Jaguar volleyball team will host the Steak and Shake Invitational which will include a solid field of teams.

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