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July 27, 2012

Knox Little League should be proud

CORBIN — You’ve got to give credit where credit is due and by that I’m meaning the success of the Knox County Little League.

To have three teams represent Knox County in the baseball state tournaments is a feat itself.

Yep, I’m talking about the 9 & 10-year-old, 11-year-old and 11 & 12-year-old Knox County Little League All-Star team each reaching their respective state tournaments in Prestonsburg this past week.

That’s not just pretty impressive, it’s really an awesome accomplishment.

I can’t remember of any little leagues across the Tri-County sending three different baseball teams to three different state tournaments at one time.

I’m sure it has happened, but I can’t remember when.

Each kid, coach and parent that represents the Knox County Little League should be proud of the accomplishments.

Soccer around

the corner

It’s not too long until our local high school boys and girls soccer teams hit the field and there is one ‘can’t miss’ game on the girls’ side I’m marking down on my calendar — Corbin’s Aug. 30 match-up against 31st District rival South Laurel. Both teams are loaded with talent and both teams have high expectations for the upcoming season.

South Laurel has won five of the past six 16th Region championships and Corbin is looking to capture its first. The game on Aug. 30 should give us an idea on who could be the team to beat in the long run.

Both teams also possess two of the best soccer players in the state in South Laurel sophomore Karli Parker and Corbin senior Amerah Dixon.

Parker led the Lady Cardinals with 37 goals and 11 assists while Dixon had 24 goals and seven assists.

The game should be a dandy.

Volleyball is close, too

Volleyball season will be here before you know it and don’t be surprised if both Corbin and Whitley County will be battling things out for the second straight year for the 13th Region championship.

The Lady Redhounds return the region’s best player in Vanessa Wiseman, but you can’t overlook David Halcomb’s Lady Colonels. By the end of the season, Whitley County could and should be dangerous.

Of course, you can never count out either North or South Laurel or even Harlan County, who looks to be even better this season. A darkhorse team in the region could very well be Jackson County.

If I were a betting man, then I would say another contest between Corbin and Whitley County could possibly happen, but we’ve got a long wait to see if that will hold true in the end.

Golf

Brad Harris’ Corbin Redhound golf team opens play today in Lexington and don’t be surprised to see his squad capture another regional championship in the end. The Redhounds are loaded with talent.

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