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!!!!

KHSAA 2013 Football Final District Standings

Here are the Final 2013 KHSAA (Kentucky High School Athletic Association) District Standing for schools in our local area (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Laurel, Knox and Whitley Counties). Local teams are in BOLD.

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Class 1A, District 5

Williamsburg

Williamsburg          3-0     Champion

Campbellsville         2-1

Berea                      1-2

Lynn Camp            0-3

 

Class 1A, District 6

Hazard

Hazard                     3-0     Champion

Pineville                 2-1

Harlan Ind.             1-2

Jenkins                    0-3

 

Class 2A; District 7

Danville    Middlesboro     Somerset

Danville                         2-1     Co-Champion

Middlesboro               2-1     Co-Champion

Somerest                      2-1     Co-Champion

Lexington Christian      0-3

 

Class 3A; District 4

Wayne Co.

Wayne County            4-0     Champion

Bell County                3-1

Corbin                        2-2

Caesy County             1-3

McCreary Cental         0-4

 

Class 4A; District 6

Russell Co.

Russell County              3-0     Champion

Knox Central                2-1

Rockcastle County        1-2

Clay County                  0-3

 

Class 5A; District 7

Pulaski Co.

Pulaski County                  5-0     Champion

Madison Southeren           4-1

North Laurel                    3-2

Lincoln County                  2-3

Pulaski SW                        1-4

South Laurel                    0-5

 

Class 5A; District 8

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Harlan County                   3-0     Champion

Perry County Central         1-2

Letcher County Central      1-2

Whitley County                1-2

 

Congradulations to all of the District winners for 2013.

Monday Morning Quarterback for August 26 2013

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Steve Black Show’s Monday Morning Quarterback.

What a first weekend for high school football in the Tri-County area (Knox , Laurel, Whitley).  A special shout out to Steve Black Show frequent guest Les Dixon, Sports Editor of the Corbin Times Tribune, as source of information for this blog.  You can follow his twitter account at www.twittwer.com/@Theendzonett where you will get great updates from around the local area on game nights!!

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Here are the results from around the area this past weekend.

From the Pioneer Bowl at Knox Central

Powell Co. 48  Lynn Camp 16

Tough loss for Coach Phil Russell in his 2nd season as head coach.  Lynn Camp’s Tyler Reynolds scored 2 touchdowns in the loss.  Lynn Camp was hampered with player suspensions and key injuries, but Powell Co. looked really good in the win.

Knox Central 51  Louisville Atherton 7

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No hangover from the post Jeffrey Canady era from Coach Scott Russell’s Panthers as Freshman QB Casey Diamond made his debut for KC, going 4 or 9 passing with 3 touchdowns.  Senior RB Jonathan Gist filled the hole left by Canady very well with 190 yards rushing and 2 scores.  Junior Matthew Barger had 68 receiving yards with 2 scores of his own.   As for Casey Diamond, I have heard positive things from several people about his potential.  I know it is just one game, but this young man has a chance to grow and do some special things for the Panthers in the years to come.  Check out some of Casey’s highlights from Friday’s game courtesy of www.hudi.com.

Williamsburg 43  Halls (TN) 14

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No hangover from the Yellow Jackets tough 7-0 loss to Hazard in last years Regional Final as the offensive attack of QB Dalton Sizemore and WR’s Corey Shelton and Skylar Griffith picked up where they left off last year.  Sizemore had a monster night with 415 yards passing with 6 touchdowns (3 pass, 3 rush).  WR’s Shelton and Griffith combined for 358 of those passing yards and 3 scores.  Coach Jerry Herron must be happy with his team’s offensive performance.

North Laurel 48  Claiborne Co. (TN) 20

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Poised to build on last years first winning season since 2004, Coach Chris Larkey’s Jags were lead by Gabe Nelson with 128 rushing yards and 2 scores.  This will set the stage for our show’s game of the week this weekend as North and Williamsburg are set to clash at South Laurel this Saturday night.  If you are in the area, this is a MUST SEE contest!!!

Other Tri-County scores…

Corbin 14  Pulaski Southwestern 0 in the Ray Corell Bowl in Somerset.

Morristown West (TN) 42  Whitley Co. 13.  Austin Ysidro (Sid-Dro) with 14 rushes for 99 yards in the loss.

South Laurel had the weekend off.

Scores from outside of the Tri-County area.

Leslie Co.  26 Harlan Ind. 21.

Middlesboro 48  Grant Co. 7.

South Pittsburg (TN) 35  Bell Co. 20.

Paintsville 55  Pineville 32.

Harlan Co. 49  Madison Central 6 in the Roy Kidd Bowl.

Perry Co. Central 21  Clay Co. 0.

 

On the schedule for this weekend.

Friday Night

Campbell Co. (TN) at Lynn Camp

Whitley Co. at Madison Southern

Perry Co. Central at Corbin

Knox Central vs. Pulaski Southwestern at Corbin

Clay Co. at Harlan Co.

Saturday Night

North Laurel vs. Williamsburg at South Laurel (Steve Black Show game of the week)

Wayne Co. at South Laurel

Bell co. at Marion Co.

Bellevue at Harlan Ind.

 

There you have it.  Another great start to the football season.  If you did not get the chance, check out The Steve Black Show’s Tri-County Football Preview show from August 22nd.  We had Coaches Jerry Herron (W’Burg), Chris Larkey (North) and Phil Russell (Lynn Camp) on the show, as well as Sports Editors Les Dixon (Corbin Times Tribune) and Tim Bransetter (Barbourville Mountain Advocate).  We had a few glitches, but we hope to fix those issues before our show on Thursday, August 29th at 7pm.  We will revisit the first weekend of local football, preview this weekend’s games and preview the upcoming local college football season, as we will focus on the Battle for the Brass Lantern with Head Coaches John Bland of the University of the Cumberlands and Tommy Reid of Union College.  There will be other guests representing Cumberlands and Union and we discuss this annual clash between college rivals.

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Have a great week folks!!!!!


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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