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Williamsburg will play McCreary Central at home Friday night

Williamsburg football fans, cancel those other plans for Friday night as the Yellow Jackets will be playing after all. Coach Jerry Herron, Jr. has arranged for Williamsburg to play at home against McCreary Central. The Class 3A Raiders come into the game with a record of 3-7....

Competitive high school football games are welcome change

Though our local coaches may not agree, I have to say, it was a great to see our local football teams in the midst of competitive games. Pineville came to Finley Legion Field in Williamsburg Friday night and gave the Jackets all they wanted in the Jackets’ 21-13 win. The Mountain...

District opponents test Corbin, Williamsburg and Whitley County

Corbin, Whitley County and Williamsburg each found themselves in tough fights on the gridiron Friday night. Corbin Redhounds The Redhounds traveled to Lincoln County Friday night for a game that would determine the district championship and found themselves in the midst of the...

Much respect owed to the athletes that won’t quit on a bad season

Late November will mark one year since I took over as sports editor at the News Journal. With the focus on high school sports, you begin to notice certain athletes in each sport for the way they play, plays they make or seeing their names in the stats sheets time after time....

Stakes get higher as district football schedule continues Friday night

District football will continue Friday night with the stakes getting higher for the local teams as Corbin heads to Lincoln County, Williamsburg hosts Pineville, Whitley County hosts North Laurel on senior night and Lynn Camp welcomes Harlan. Corbin Redhounds Coach Tom Greer’s...

Local football teams hit the road for district games Friday

High school football’s second season will begin in earnest Friday night as district matchups take place across Kentucky. Locally, Corbin will travel to Knox Central. Williamsburg will make the drive to Harlan. Whitley County will look to upset Southwestern, and Lynn Camp will go...

Early RPI rankings don’t tell much as high school football reaches halfway

With week five of the 2021 football season in the books, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has released RPI rankings for each of the six classes along with individual rankings of players across the state. In class 4A, the 5-0 Corbin Redhounds are ranked third behind...

Redhounds kicker Jacob Baker ranked top field goal kicker in state by KHSAA

Corbin Redhounds’ kicker Jacob Baker is the top ranked field goal kicker in the state according to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Baker is five-for-five on the season, including a new school record 51-yarder in the season opener against Christ School, and...

Where do our local football teams stand in the district, state?

As we move into week five of the high school football season where do our local teams stand even though no official standings have been released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. At 4-0, Corbin is rolling along in class 4A. The Redhounds have outscored their...

Corbin handles Franklin Co.; Whitley Co. picks up first win for Zeke Eier; W’burg demolishes Leslie Co.

It was a week of statement wins for the high school football teams across Whitley County. Corbin faced its toughest game of the season, hosting another of the top teams in class 4A in Franklin County at Campbell Field. The Redhounds didn’t blink on either side of the ball as they...