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Local baseball, softball needs radio broadcasts

The crowds at high school baseball and softball at Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg are good sized, but will not be confused with what the schools draw for football or basketball. And while baseball play-by-play people can find themselves relying on stories of their...

‘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...

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,...

Column: My heart breaks for student-athletes affected by the coronavirus pandemic

This From the Sidelines column appeared in the March 18, 2020 print edition of the News Journal…
Posted On 17 Mar 2020
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Column: 13th Region Tournaments at The Arena always a fun, memorable time

Hello, and welcome to an all-new weekly column to be featured here in the News Journal. My name is Trevor Sherman, and many of you may know me either from my time spent selling advertising for this newspaper over the past several years, or from my time covering local athletic...
Posted On 04 Mar 2020
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From the Sidelines: My thoughts on the resignation of Justin Haddix

The following From the Sidelines column appeared in the January 22, 2020 print edition of the News Journal…
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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Column: Congratulations Corbin volleyball for making history, will UC football go 10-0, plus more

This From the Sidelines column appeared in the November 13, 2019 print edition of the News Journal…
Posted On 12 Nov 2019
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