By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
SOUTH LAUREL — The South Laurel Cardinals opened the 2012 season with a lot of promise, but they never lived up to their pre-season billing.
Many believed the Cardinals had a chance to make a run at their first district title since 1999, but an injury-plagued season kept Larry Welch’s squad from reaching the playoffs for the second straight season.
The Cardinals’ woes continued Friday, as district foe Madison Southern added to South Laurel’s frustrations this season by picking up a 56-0 win.
The Cardinals didn’t have an answer for the Eagles’ Damien Harris, who helped his team to improve to 6-3 on the season while wrapping up the district’s No. 2 seed in the process.
The loss means the Cardinals will finish the season with a 1-9 record along with an eight-game losing streak. South Laurel was outscored 365-127 during the process while suffering its first shut out in 25 games (21-0 loss to Corbin on Sept. 17, 2010).
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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Lynn Camp, Williamsburg and Whitley County had student-athletes that participated in the Class A and Class 3A State Track and Field Meets on Saturday, but none came up with any team points.
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With post-season beginning today, I figured I should release my post-season rankings before district tournaments begin.
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Off and Running
The Knox Central Lady Panther track and field team turned in a fifth place finish garnering 30 points in Friday’s Class 2A State Meet, as senior Cassi Shippy stole the show by capturing first place honors in the 100 Meter Dash (12.58) and a second place finish in the Long Jump (17-06.50).
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The Tri-County was represented well once again at the University of Kentucky’s Boone Tennis Center and Shillito Park.
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We’re still a few months away before the start of the NFL regular season, but if you’re a Cincinnati Bengals fan, you’ve got to be excited for things to come.
South, Whitley both grab wins
The game was tied up at 0-0 until the Colonels broke the game open with 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat Barbourville, 10-0.
Jumpers stun North
Both North Laurel and Somerset struggled at the plate for six innings, but that didn’t mean the two teams weren’t going to provide some fireworks during the game’s final inning of play Thursday.
On the move
Mother Nature played a big role during the opening day of the Boys and Girls State Tennis Tournaments. She caused just enough havoc to put a major dent into Thursday’s first and second round schedules.
Lady Colonels drop 12-9 decision at home to Clay County
The Whitley County Lady Colonels found themselves in a slugfest for most of the night against Clay County Thursday.
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