What’s on tap for tonight’s show

NBA: NOV 16 Pistons v Lakers

 

Tonight we take a look at what is happening around the 13th Region with Les Dixon, plus we talk with Knox Central Panther’s Girls Basketball Coach Darrin Mills.

And as always, we go around campus, discuss sport’s items with the crew and we will have a new Stud Corner.

Join us LIVE tonight for the show!!!

KHSAA 2013 Competitive Cheer State Championships

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For the second year, competitive cheer in the state of Kentucky is the under the banner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Assoication (KHSAA).  This past Saturday (December 14th), the 2013 Competitive Cheer State Championships were held at the Alltech Arena. located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

There are five divisions that make up the competitive cheer championships.  Those are the All Girl Small, Medium, Large and Super Large Divisions, as well as a Co-Ed Division.

There were local cheer squads from the Tri-County/25E Area that we follow on the show that won their regional competition and participated in the state competition.  Here are their results and a list of the state champions in each division.

 All Girl Small Division

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South Laurel’s squad finished 8th in this division, the highest finish out of any of the local squads in the competition.  The State Champion in this Division was Madison Central.

All Girl Medium Division

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Corbin’s squad finished 9th in this division.  The State Champion in this Division was Mercy.

All Girl Large Division

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Knox Central’s squad finished 13th in this division.  The State Champion in this Division was Paul Laurence Dunbar.

All Girl Super Large Division

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Bell County’s squad finished 11th in this division.  The State Champion in this Division was George Rogers Clark.

Co-Ed Division

There are no area schools who have a Co-Ed squad.  The State Champion in this Division was Bullitt Central.

Besides the team championships, there are two individual honors handed out at the competitive cheer championships.

The National Guard Best and Brightest Award

This year’s award winner was Barbara Wright of Shelby Valley High School

Forcht Bank Uncommon Excellence Award

This year’s award was Carteen Kibbey of Greenup County High School

Congrats to all of our area cheer squads who made it to the state competition this year on their hard work.  Job well done.

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 September 23 2013

This week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback is all about the last few days in the life of Steve Black.

Thursday, September 19th

After working the day job, it was a chance to make final preparations for what may have been the BIGGEST Steve Black Show ever since my co-host JT Elliott and I decided to start this show in August of 2012.

Guests on the show included Mr. Brian Milam.

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I was familiar with Brian’s work at WYMT TV out of Hazard, KY with Sports Overtime.  He is currently at WKYT in Lexington.  I consider him one of the biggest guest we have ever had on the show and he did not disappoint.  I hope he enjoyed being on the show, as we did having him on the show.

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We also were going to have both coaches Wayne Mills and Scott Russell on the show at the same time.  It did not look like they were going to call in.  I was about defeated, until I was able to contact a friend of mine, the KY Stud. The Stud called into the show and bantered with me, JT and Jon North.  As a result of the Stud’s great mic skills, I was able to make a final contact with both coaches.  I was prepared to go overtime on the show (we normally go an hour, but I schedule the show for 90 minutes, just in case).  Long story short, both coaches called in and I had a great time talking to them both.  Wayne and Scott are the best of friends whose teams were going to play the next night, which make for a good interview.  Special shout out to the Stud for filling that gap and making the show, told to me by several people, the best show yet!!!  If you have not listened to the show yet, you can check it out here.

 

Friday, September 20th

After working the day job, it was on the road to Barbourville for the big game with Knox Central and Bell Co.  since I am on assignment in Lexington/Winchester with the day job, I have not been available for my PA duties with the Panthers.  I was not going to make this game originally, but a favorable schedule at work and to help out new Panther AD Jeff Canady, I made the trip.  I was ready to get back in the press box for the Panthers.  This was the day that KC would get that WIN against Bell Co.  It looked good in the beginning, but it became very apparent that Bell Co. isn’t a traditional power for nothing.  Bell at 2-2 coming into the game after losing to Middlesboro, was in danger of losing 2 in a row for the first time in forever,  Bell took on the challenge and had their way with the Panthers in a 34-12 victory.  Needless to say that I was disappointed with the Panther’s performance on this night.  KC has lost 2 in a row now themselves, and this did not look like a team that was coming into this game at 3-1.  I hope the Panthers turn it around before District play.

 

Saturday, September 21st

I was going to drive back to Lexington after the KC/Bell game, so I decided to stay the night in Barbourville.  Saturday brought a trip to Union College for their game with Webber International.  As I arrived at the ball field, the nicknames for me were flying around.  I was dubbed by Union Athletic Director Tim Curry as “The Curse of Panther Nation” and “Black Death” in regards to my return to the press box for the KC/Bell game (all in jest, of course).  We had a great laugh about the whole thing.  Curry had another nickname waiting on me.  It was “O-fer”.  If Union loses to Webber International, I would be 0-3 as a PA guy this season.  This game would be a battle of two teams who are not very good, but someone had to win, right?  Union scored in the 4th quarter to go up 19-13.  It looked like I would be spared of that new nickname, until the Warriors scored a TD with 28 seconds to go in the contest for a 20-19 win.  Crushing defeat for the Bulldogs, who fall to 0-3 on the season.  Just call me O-fer!!

At least the Oklahoma Sooners were idle this weekend.  If they had played, the way my luck was going, they would have lost too.  Let’s beat Notre Dame next weekend!!  BOOMER SOONER!!!!

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Sunday, September 22nd

My hope for a winner this weekend was in the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals, but it was not going to be easy.

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They hosted the Green Bay Packers.  Things started great as Cincy started out with a 14-0 lead, but Green Bay rolled off 30 straight points to take a 30-14 lead in the second half.  Long story short, the Bengals become the first team in NFL history, a team wins a game after up by 14 and then down by 16.  What a great finish in Cincinnati, as the Bengals come back for a 34-30 win!!!!  At least a team that I root for came away for a win.

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By the way, the Cincinnati Reds crush Pittsburgh to take 2 out of 3 from the Pittsburgh this weekend!!!!

Needless to say that I am needing a little rest after a long last few days.  Another big week at work this week!!

You all have a GREAT WEEK!!!!!


Monday Morning Quarterback for September 16 2013

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback.

USA Soccer to play in the 2014 World Cup.

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With last week’s 2-0 victory over Mexico, the USA Soccer Team qualified for the 2014 World Cup to be played in Brazil next Summer.  This is the 7th straight World Cup that the USA Soccer team has qualified for the World Cup.

The current version of the USA Team may be the most talented and deep team ever in the history of USA Soccer.  Soccer in the USA may be at its most popular yet!!

How will the USA Soccer team do in next year’s World Cup?  Do I think they have enough talent to win the World Cup going up against the likes of Italy, Spain, England and the host country Brazil?  Well, maybe not, but that is why they play the games.

I do think that this may be the best chance USA Soccer has to do some damage in the World Cup?  With the right draw in Pool Play, they would have a great shot to make it to the knock out round of 16.  Once you get there, anything can happen.

What are your thoughts on USA’s chances in next year’s World Cup?  I would love to read your comments about the USA Team’s chances for 2014.

Check out this Thursday’s Steve Black Show.  This will be our biggest show to date.  Scheduled guests include Brain Milam of Channel 27 WKYT TV of Lexington, Kentucky.  As for fans of Mountain Football in the state of Kentucky, we will have both Coaches Wayne Mills of Bell County and Scott Russell of Knox Central as they get ready to face off in Barbourville. KY, this Friday night (September 20th).

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And as always…….Have a GREAT WEEK!!!!!!


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!!!!!


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.

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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!!!

 

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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