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Clank of the metal bat beats the clunker that MLB has become

For years I have considered the clank of a metal bat hitting a baseball to be sacrilegious. Baseball should involve the crack of the ball coming off of a wooden bat. As a baseball fan since I could get in to watch the Cincinnati Reds for free because I could walk under the...

‘That’s why they play the game’ on display in 13th Region Championship

Among ESPN host Chris Berman’s famous catchphrases is, “That’s why they play the game!” Berman would use it when preparing the audience for highlights of an upset. While the Knox Central Basketball faithful may not agree, to the rest of the 13th Region world, the Panthers’ 78-63...

13th Region bracket draw could be easier, and done earlier

I will admit to being new to being the person responsible for in-depth coverage of postseason basketball. That being said, there has got to be an easier way to determine the region bracket than what I experienced Sunday at The Arena. The coaches/representatives from each of the...

Redhounds, Lady Colonels poised to make noise at region

High school basketball fans in Whitley County will have at least one more week of local basketball as the Corbin Redhounds and Whitley County Lady Colonels both qualified for the 13th Region Tournament with their respective wins in the first round of the 50th District Tournament...

January tip off works for high school basketball

COVID–19 has changed the way a number of things work from voting to high school basketball. Because of the pandemic, early and absentee voting was made more widely available. It proved so popular, with voter turnout increasing exponentially in both the 2020 primary and general...

Canceling in-person class should result in canceled ballgames

Williamsburg Independent Schools canceled in-person classes this week because of a spike in COVID–19. That announcement was made at approximately noon on Monday. Yet Monday night, the Williamsburg Lady Jackets suited up against Whitley County for a basketball game at...

COVID cancellations raise questions about Sweet 16 tournaments

High school basketball in the era of COVID–19 is driving fans, coaches and players crazy. Whether it is a team like the Whitley County Lady Colonels, who had been on a season-opening winning streak prior to Monday night’s loss to North Laurel, or the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets,...

Area football needs a competitive Whitley Co.

Corbin and Williamsburg have both been at the cusp of the pinnacle of high school football in their respective classes in recent memory. Williamsburg at Class A, and Corbin at Class 4A have been to the state finals. While two out of three ain’t bad in the world of classic rocker...

Sportsmanship shouldn’t be another victim of COVID–19

High school basketball is slated to begin Monday night, but like almost everything else in the era of COVID–19, there are some changes. One of the victims of COVID-19 appears to be sportsmanship. Per the Kentucky High School Athletic Association rule changes, the traditional...

Time for Hounds, Jackets to meet on the gridiron

Who is the best high school football team in the area? Corbin could make the argument that, even though it lost in the regional championship game, it played the toughest schedule, and a broad spectrum of opponents from Class 2A powerhouses Beechwood and Somerset to Class 6A Dixie...
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