Monday Morning Quarterback March 31st

For the second year in a row, I have had to honor to take part in the 13th Media Basketball awards.  Here are the results for the 2013-2014 Season.

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13th Region Media Awards
Boys
Player of the Year — Tyler ‘Chip’ McDaniel, Clay County
Coach of the Year — Tony Pietrowski, Corbin
Newcomer of the Year — Andrew Taylor, Corbin

First team (In order of most media voting points received)
Guard — Tyler ‘Chip’ McDaniel, Clay County
Guard — Jordan Fox, Jackson County
Forward — Zac Baxter, South Laurel
Guard — Matt Barger, Knox Central
Guard — Trey Farmer, Clay County

Second team (In order of most media voting points received)
Forward — Isaiah Collier, Jackson County
Guard — Peyton Broughton, North Laurel
Center — Chad Marsee, Knox Central
Guard — Kevin Goins, Corbin
Guard — Tyler Potter, Bell County

Third team (In order of most media voting points received)
Forward — Wes Wolfe, Clay County
Guard — Donnie Foister, Middlesboro
Guard — Corey Shelton, Williamsburg
Center — Jake Allen, Clay County
Guard — Jeffrey Adams, Knox Central

Honorable Mention (In order of most media voting points received)
Jared Grubb, South Laurel; Skyler Griffith, Williamsburg; Blake Smith, Clay County; Brent Perry, Barbourville; Trevor Browning, Corbin; Jake Patterson, Bell County; Andrew Griffith, Williamsburg; Dalton Sizemore, Williamsburg; Kenny Hopper, Corbin; Jason Mills, Barbourville; Dustin Hensley, Knox Central; Andrew Taylor, Corbin; Bryson Asher, North Laurel; Alexander Phipps, Barbourville, Zach Caldwell, Harlan County, Samuel Robinson, Oneida Baptist.

Girls
Player of the Year — Maci Morris, Bell County
Coach of the Year — Jason McDaniel, Corbin
Newcomer of the Year — Madison Shepherd, North Laurel

First team (In order of most media voting points received)
Forward — Maci Morris, Bell County
Guard — Miranda Wilson, Corbin
Guard — Brandi Smith, Whitley County
Guard — Kayla Wilson, Corbin
Guard — Jordan Brock, Harlan

Second team (In order of most media voting points received)
Center — Kandace Craig, Whitley County
Guard — Brooklyn Massingill, Harlan County
Forward — Sara Robinson, Clay County
Forward — Sarah Ashley, Corbin
Guard — Ajaycia Cotton, Clay County

Third team (In order of most media voting points received)
Guard — Blair Green, Middlesboro
Forward — Mariah Johnson, Whitley County
Center — Jessica May, Lynn Camp
Forward — Heather Wilson, Lynn Camp
(tie) Forward — Kara Erslan, Barbourville
(tie) Forward — Jourdan Ledford, Harlan

Honorable Mention (In order of most media voting points received)
Kayla Bruner, North Laurel; Morgan Garnett, Bell County; Jessica Sanders, Bell County; Kellie Roberts, Clay County; Courtney Woods, Clay County; Brittany Vandaventer, South Laurel; Bella Noe, Harlan County; Kaitlyn Stittums, Harlan County; Madison Shepherd, North Laurel; Emma Bianchi, Harlan; Merita Burke, Lynn Camp.

Congrats to everyone on their awards!! 

Have a Great Week!!

Monday Morning Quarterback for March 17th

Top of the Mornin’ to ya!!!!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all!!!

Thoughts on the 13th Region Tourney for 2014……..

First off, it was nice to be back at the Arena in Corbin after a year away.  Harlan county did a great job as the host in 2013, but my money has always been with the Arena.  I am happy to say that for at least the next 2 years, the Arena will be the sight for the Regionals.

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As for both the Boys and Girls, this year’s tourneys experienced a little bit of everything.  You saw the emergence of future stars like Freshmen Jordon Brock of Harlan.  She scores 20 points in the upset victory of Clay County in the semi-final round.  She even drained an NBA 3-point basketball during the championship loss to Corbin.  With her, along with fellow Frosh Emma Bianchi and with all but one player returning, Harlan should repeat as 13th region Class “A” Champs and content again for the overall Region Title. 

Another future star in the 13th Region has some bigh shoes to fill.

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Trey Farmer, the son of Clay County Legend, University of Kentucky Unforgettable and soom to be incarerated for mis-approprating state funds while Agriculture Commish Richie Farmer had a great tourney for the Boys Champion Clay County.  In his first year for the Tigers, the Soph. garnered the MVP of the Tourney.  With Clay only losing one player on the whole roster, the boys from Manchester will be the favorite for a 3rd Regional title in a row and 30th all-time in 2014-2015. 

There were a share of disappointments in this year’s Regional.  On the Boys side, both Jackson County and Knox Central fell by the waste side in their first round contests.  These two teams where regarded as some of the best in the region.

On the Girls side, the disappointments went to Whitley County and Bell County.  These two schools were on a collision course to meet in the finals as the two best teams in the region.  Whitley County fell in the first round and Bell was not all that impressive in their semi-final round loss to eventual champion Corbin.

When all was siad and done, it was a repeat of the 2013 Regionals as the Lady Redhounds of Corbin and the Tigers of Clay County repeated as Region Champs.  Congrats to both schools.  Corbin’s season ended with a 79-70 loss to GRC in the State first round in Bowling Green last week.  Clay County takes on Covington Catholic in the first round of the Boys Tourney this Thursday night.

As for the Steve Black Show, we had a blast in covering the tourney this year.  We made the most of our media pass.  Much thanks to Jon North for the live chats on this website.  John Gatto came over and assisted during one night of the Tourney.  Much thanks to him as well.  I had a blast with the broadcasts of select games, including both the Boys and Girls Championship Games.  We hope to do it again next year.

My favorite part of the my time at the Arena this year………………………..

DA HOPPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

DA HOPPA

 Have a Great Week!!!!

No regular show tonight

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After a long stay at the regional basketball tourneys in Corbin, KY, I am going to take a break from our regular show this week.

We will resume our regular schedule next Thursday (3/20/14) at 7pm eastern time with our NCAA Basketball Tourney Special.  Stay tuned for details.

As for tonight, I will be appearing as a guest on the Tri-County Spotlight Sports Hour on WKKQ FM Mix 96.1 out of Barbourville, KY.  You can listen to me with host Mike Green as we recap the 2014 13th Region Basketball Tourney.

If you cannot listen locally on Mix 96 FM, you can catch the live stream of the show on www.wkkqfm.com.  The show begins tonight at 6pm eastern time.  Check it out!!

Until next week…….

Monday Morning Quarterback for November 18th

For this week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, the final results on my Mythical local high school football championships for 2013 are complete.

For the 2013 KHSAA football championships, I have decided to share my mythical high school football championships for the schools in the Tri-County area, along 25E (Cumberland Gap Parkway) and those counties that encompass what is recognized as the 13th region when it comes to other sports in this area. The winners will be recognized on my show and on this website. Here are this year’s winners!!

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Mythical Tri-County Champion

This award goes to the school in the tri-county area (Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties) that has the last football team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award are Corbin, Knox Central, Lynn Camp, North Laurel, Whitley County and Williamsburg). South Laurel did not make the playoffs this year, so they are not eligible. Last year’s winners was The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets (eliminated in the Regional Finals).  The 2013 winner of this Championship will also go to the Yellow Jackets of Williamsburg High School.  They will be battling Hazard for the Regional Title once again this Friday night at Williamsburg.  Williamsburg is the only Tri-County team left in the KHSAA Playoffs.

 

Mythical Champion of 25E

This award has gone on among some of my friends for several years now. This mythical championship goes to the school in the towns connected by the Cumberland Gap Parkway (25E) that is the last team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award include Middlesboro, Bell County, Pineville, Knox Central, Lynn Camp and Corbin. Last year’s winner was Bell County (eliminated in the regional championship).  The 2013 Championship ends in a 4-way tie.  They are Bell County, Corbin, Middleboro and Pineville.  All four schoold were eliminated in the second round of this year’s KHSAA Playoffs.

 

Mythical 13th Region Champion

This award goes to the school in the 13th Region (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties) that has the last football team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award include Middlesboro, Pineville, Bell County, Harlan Independent, Harlan County, Jackson County, Clay County, North Laurel, Williamsburg, Whitley County, Lynn Camp and Knox Central. South Laurel did not make the playoffs this year, so they are not eligible. Last year’s winner was Harlan County (eliminated in the final four).  The 2013 Championship will also go to the Yellow Jackets of Williamsburg High School.  They are the last remaining school that represents the 13th Region left inthe KHSAA Playoffs.

Congrats to all of the Steve Black Show Mythical Champions for 2013.  We wish the best of luck to Williamsburg as they host Hazard in one of the KHSAA Class 1A Regional Finals this Friday night at 7:30pm in Williamsburg.

Yellow Jacket Head Coach Jerry Herron will be a guest on the show this Thursday night at 7pm to discuss their upcoming match up with Hazard.  You can listen live at 7pm EST just by going to www.blogtalkradio.com and searching for the Steve Black Show.

Have a great week!!

2013 Steve Black Show Mythical Football Championships-1st round update

For the 2013 KHSAA football championships, I have decided to share my mythical high school football championships for the schools in the Tri-County area, along 25E (Cumberland Gap Parkway) and those counties that encompass what is recognized as the 13th region when it comes to other sports in this area. The winners will be recognized on my show and on this website. Here are the three championships. May the best team or teams win!!

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Mythical Tri-County Champion

This award goes to the school in the tri-county area (Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties) that has the last football team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award are Corbin, Knox Central, Lynn Camp, North Laurel, Whitley County and Williamsburg). South Laurel did not make the playoffs this year, so they are not eligible.  In the first round, all eligible teams were eliminated, except Williamsburg and Corbin.  Williamsburg hosts Pineville and Corbin travels to Wayne County for round two on Friday, November 15th.

 

Mythical Champion of 25E

This award has gone on among some of my friends for several years now. This mythical championship goes to the school in the towns connected by the Cumberland Gap Parkway (25E) that is the last team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award include Middlesboro, Bell County, Pineville, Knox Central, Lynn Camp and Corbin. Knox Central and Lynn Camp were eliminated in the first round.  As for round two, Corbin goes to Wayne County, Pinvelle goes to Williamsburg, Bell County travels to Louisville Central and Middlesboro hosts Somerset.

 

Mythical 13th Region Champion

This award goes to the school in the 13th Region (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties) that has the last football team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award include Middlesboro, Pineville, Bell County, Harlan Independent, Harlan County, Jackson County, Clay County, North Laurel, Williamsburg, Whitley County, Lynn Camp and Knox Central. South Laurel did not make the playoffs this year, so they are not eligible. Teams remaining for round two include Pineville, Bell County, Middlesboro, Corbin, Williamsburg and Harlan County.

Stay tuned to the Steve Black Show (Thursdays at 7pm EST on www.blogtalkradio.com) as we will soon crowd our mythical champions for 2013.

2013 Steve Black Show Mythical Football Championships

For the 2013 KHSAA football championships, I have decided to share my mythical high school football championships for the schools in the Tri-County area, along 25E (Cumberland Gap Parkway) and those counties that encompass what is recognized as the 13th region when it comes to other sports in this area.  The winners will be recognized on my show and on this website.  Here are the three championships.  May the best team or teams win!!

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Mythical Tri-County Champion

This award goes to the school in the tri-county area (Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties) that has the last football team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship.  Schools eligible for this award are Corbin, Knox Central, Lynn Camp, North Laurel, Whitley County and Williamsburg).  South Laurel did not make the playoffs this year, so they are not eligible.  Last year’s winners were Knox Central and Whitley County (both eliminated in the second round).

 

Mythical Champion of 25E

This award has gone on among some of my friends for several years now.  This mythical championship goes to the school in the towns connected by the Cumberland Gap Parkway (25E) that is the last team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship.  Schools eligible for this award include Middlesboro, Bell County, Pineville, Knox Central, Lynn Camp and Corbin.  Last year’s winner was Bell County (eliminated in the regional championship).

 

Mythical 13th Region Champion

This award goes to the school in the 13th Region (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties) that has the last football team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship.  Schools eligible for this award include Middlesboro, Pineville, Bell County, Harlan Independent, Harlan County, Jackson County, Clay County, North Laurel, Williamsburg, Whitley County, Lynn Camp and Knox Central.  South Laurel did not make the playoffs this year, so they are not eligible.   Last year’s winner was Harlan County (eliminated in the final four).

Stay tuned to the Steve Black Show (Thursdays at 7pm EST on www.blogtalkradio.com) as we will soon crowd our mythical champions for 2013.

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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