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March 4, 2013

Like it or Not

CORBIN — I took advantage of my boss’ offer to stay in Corbin and man the fort as opposed to another trip to Harlan County Friday night. But don’t think I’m just sitting around with the day off. There’s always something to do here in the world of Tri-County sports and Friday was no exception.

I had the chance to attend the latest of several college signings Friday morning as Lynn Camp senior lineman Austin Hall signed to attend University of the Cumberlands, where he hopes to receive the proper education to eventually come back to Lynn Camp High School where he hopes to coach football as well as teach.

I guess I should clarify who Austin is. His classmates and teammates call him Bubba. That should explain it because as I understand, all you have to say is Bubba at Lynn Camp and there’s no doubt who will come to mind.

First, congratulations to Bubba for not only being good enough at football to play at the collegiate level, but for making the grades that it takes to attract college recruits. Second, what a show of respect for Lynn Camp High School for this young man to set his goals on coming back to a place that has meant so much to him and give a little bit back. Sure, I know he won’t technically be giving anything back because teaching is a paid profession. But for Bubba to believe enough in the program to aspire to return to a place that he isn’t even finished attending yet is pretty cool to me.

OK, since it’s tournament time and hoops fans are in a frenzy with region tournaments winding down this weekend and Monday, I’ll focus a little on high school basketball.

If you haven’t had a chance to get out and see any postseason basketball, today is the perfect opportunity to make it happen, no matter what you’re after.

This afternoon, the Whitley County Lady Colonels will face Bell County, while the Corbin Lady Redhounds will battle the host team, Harlan County in the 13th Region semifinals starting at 12:30 p.m. If that’s too early for you, Clay County and Harlan County will face off this evening in the 13th Region Championship game at 7 p.m. with a trip to Rupp Arena and the KHSAA Sweet Sixteen on the line.Whether you’re a fan of either of the two local teams, it would be a good chance to get over and see the facility that was chosen to replace The Arena as this year’s site for the region tourney, while also supporting a couple of teams that will need all the help they can get facing two teams that are fairly close to Harlan.  

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  • 0808 Chris Parsons.jpg Like it or Not

    I took advantage of my boss’ offer to stay in Corbin and man the fort as opposed to another trip to Harlan County Friday night. But don’t think I’m just sitting around with the day off. There’s always something to do here in the world of Tri-County sports and Friday was no exception.

    March 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • 0808 Chris Parsons.jpg Like it or Not

    With my second day of 13th Region action out of the way (I didn’t travel Monday), I’ve decided that the road that takes you to Harlan, the Kingdom Come Parkway, was aptly named.

    February 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Les Dixon The Way it Is

    Now we are down to only four teams remaining in the 13th Region Boys Tournament, so I decided it’s time to cut down our list of frontrunners for this year’s Times-Tribune Tri-County Player of the Year.

    February 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • 0808 Chris Parsons.jpg Like it or Not

    While interviewing long-time Whitley County Lady Colonels head coach Larry Anderson for a game preview of his showdown with Clay County, Larry and I had an interesting conversation about several things.

    February 27, 2013 1 Photo

  • 0808 Chris Parsons.jpg Like it or Not

    To some people in Southestern Kentucky, postseason high school basketball, more particularly the 13th Region Tournament, is way more exciting than Christmas morning and with good reason I suppose.

    February 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Les Dixon the Way it Is

    If you’re a high school basketball fan this has got to be the greatest time of the year for you. It’s not quite March yet, but I’m sure everyone has March Madness.

    February 26, 2013 1 Photo

  • Les Dixon The postseason is going to be very entertaining

    Before I begin rambling a bit, I’m sure you are wondering where the heck are the stories and pictures from Friday’s boys and girls basketball action?

    January 28, 2013 1 Photo

  • Les Dixon Richard Jones and Lady Wildcats came oh, so close

    A lot of things have happened during the past week, so with that said, I’m not going to waste any of your time and get right to my rambling.

    January 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • 0808 Chris Parsons.jpg The Border Bowl is all grown up

    There’s no prouder feeling in the world than when you watch your child do something that you had hoped was possible.

    January 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • 13th Region Notebook

    Clay County’s Marty Bowling might be one of the most underrated players in the 13th Region at the present time, but if he continues to put up numbers like he has been, he won’t be for long — Bowling is the real deal.

    January 7, 2013

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