State Champions

A Special Steve Black Show Congratulations goes out to the State Champions who represented their schools in our Tri-County area for the 2012-2013 School Year.

North Laurel Cheer

In February, the Cheerleading Squad from North Laurel High School won the first KHSAA State Competitive Cheerleading Championship in the All-Girl Medium Division of Class 2A over teams like Bullitt East, Dixie Heights and Bowling Green.  North finished with a score of 280.4.  This capped off a big month for the team as they won took first place honors at the UCA National Competition in Orlando, Florida, beating out 38 other teams.  Check out The team’s state winning preference courtesy of Sierra Taylor’s video from YouTube.

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Knox Central’s Cassidy “Cassi” Shippy was victorious in the 100 meter dash in Class 2A at the 2013 Kentucky State Track and Field Championships in Louisville, on Friday (5-17-13).  Cassi finished with a time of 12.58 beating the best in the state including last year’s winner Alisa Adair of Western Hills, who placed 4th in this year’s event.  Both Cassi and Alisha will run Track at the University of Kentucky next year.

There are still a few sports left to complete their seasons, so it is possible we could see more teams and/or individuals on this list.

Once again, Congrats to Cassi and the North Laurel Cheerleading Squad on their achievements this year!!!

 

For the NCAA elite programs, its all about the Dollar

How would your business like to have a revenue of $163 million? If you want to know what that feels like ask someone in the University of Texas athletic department. USA Today released the list of top school revenue athletic programs and the Longhorns were #1.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/schools/finances/

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Not to be out done, the SEC had 5 programs in the top 10 with: Auburn, LSU, Texas A & M, Florida, and Alabama. Speaking of Alabama, they need the money since they spent nearly a million dollars on food alone for the national title game. You can  read more about the cost of winning a national title in style by clicking the Yahoo article below.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/alabama-spent-3-4-million-attend-national-championship-202707796.html

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If your wondering about Kentucky? They were ranked #18, 1 spot ahead of Louisville, which isn’t bad for a basketball school. #BBN

13th Region Basketball tournaments will return to The Arena next year

This article exert comes from http://thenewsjournal.net of Corbin, KY.  An article from Dean Manning.

” After a one-year hiatus, the 13th Region Basketball tournaments will return to The Arena in Corbin.

Arena Manager Connie Hunt announced in April that an agreement has been reached with 2014 host Jackson County High School to hold the boys and girls tournaments at the facility.

Hunt said she is thankful to see the event return to The Arena, noting the additional seating and amenities and central location benefits the respective schools while the influx of teams and fans, benefits the city. While not as large as Rupp Arena or E.A. Diddle Arena which hosts the girl’s state tournament, playing at The Arena gives the players the opportunity to experience a game in that type of atmosphere, she added.”

The debate continues: Should the Region tournament be at the Arena or at school sites? Listen to the The Steve Black Show debate the issue in a previous episode from March 2013.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/soonersteve1968/2013/02/23/the-steve-black-show

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13th Region Basketball for the 2013-2014 season (The WAY TOO EARLY Predictions)

It is WAY too early for high school basketball in the 13th Region, but school is almost over and Summer is around the corner.  Basketball season will be back before you know it.  With kids playing in AAU Leagues and gearing up for Summer ball, I wanted to get your thoughts on the WAY TOO EARLY favorites to take the 13th Region in 2014.

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This includes both boys and girls teams.  Can Clay County (boys) and Corbin (girls) make return trips to STATE, or will another schools take their spot.  What say you??????  Leave your comments here…..

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Message board website for Kentucky high school sports fans

If you are looking for a website with message boards for the kentucky high school sports fan, then take a look at BluegrassPreps.com.  Right now, the site is offering a free trial membership until August.  Check it out today!!

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