Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted August 15, 2019 at 7:26 am

Golf season underway, fall sports preview in the works

Our CCHS Golf Dawgs and Lady Golf Dawgs are already in action, and have been for a couple of weeks now, with a few invitational tournaments behind them and even a match or two.

Weather permitting, and as I write this on Tuesday morning, it’s beginning to look a little iffy for today, we are hoping to catch the team in a match in the next few days and grab some photos.

As I’ve mentioned before in this space, the fall sports collection is the hardest to get started covering, all around, including putting together our annual Fall Big Blue Preview.

The reason is the extreme staggered

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    School back in session, buses on the road, and so are student drivers

    This is one of those columns that despite it’s normal theme, really doesn’t have much to do with sports or tourism, but the subject is one that will hopefully remind everyone of the time of year, and perhaps help keep everyone a little safer – especially our local students.

    Believe it or not, school is back in session beginning this Thursday, and with that, not only will

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Local participation numbers might be down, but they are up across the state

    News came last week that due to a lack of interest the boys’ soccer program was in jeopardy. A late push for sign-ups might have saved it for this year, but it’s in a “wait and see” mode.

    CCHS Athletic Director Nick Irwin tells me this week that the boys’ soccer team will begin the season with 13 names on the roster, including two players that are

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    Boys’ Soccer program is in desperate need of players

    The Clinton County Boys’ Soccer program is on the verge of losing the sport all together. According to Athletic Director Nick Irwin, participation is at an all time low for the program and if numbers don’t rise by the end of the week, it is likely the school will lose the program.

    “Soccer is a great sport for exercise, health and builds character through team work,” Irwin said in a recent post to Facebook. “Please bring your kids out, pass this news along to as many people

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    CCHS Lady Bulldog Camp.pdf

    Future Lady Dawg roundball wannabes can hone their skills at Lady Bulldog Camp

    Young Clinton County girls who aspire to someday wear the blue and white Clinton County Lady Bulldog basketball uniform, can hone their skills and pick up skill-building pointers by attending the one-day Lady Bulldog Basketball Camp.

    Slated for Saturday, August 17, at Clinton County High School, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. The camp is open for all girls in grades K-8 in the 2019-2020 school year.

    Hosted by Clinton County High

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Start of school year is just around the corner

    The start of the 2019-20 school year is just around the corner, with the first day of school Thursday, August 8, and already we have some local sports related news – some good, some not so much.

    Boys’ soccer program is in jeopardy

    A note from Clinton County High School Athletic Director Nick Irwin this week has put the community on alert that

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Summer vacation for athletes coming to an end

    We may have (finally) just reached the dog days of summer with high humidity, dryer conditions and scorching temperatures, but, believe it or not, for our high school aged athletes, summer is about to come to an end.

    At least the part of summer that deals with time off from organized sports.

    The official KHSAA “so called” dead period came to an end last week,

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    Southern Kentucky Youth Sports hopes to fill void left by loss of Century 21

    Southern Kentucky Youth Sports is a new organization dedicated to enhancing fundamentals in three sports, but are looking to add more in the future.

    SKY Sports has been brought to life by several residents of Clinton County and it has been developed as a hopeful answer to losing the 21st Century grant this year.

    “Me and Mike Davis kind of thought of the idea,” Kelly Harmon, President of SKY Sports, said.

    SKY Sports

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    A Kentucky legend leaves us too early

    All of the state headlines and sports pages and sports sites have been filled with the news of University of Kentucky football legend Jared Lorenzen passing away last week at the young age of 38.

    His feats on the UK gridiron turf were remarkable for a young man of his size and while he had a host of nicknames in his resume, the one that came to mind most often was that “Hefty

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Just a reminder, this holiday is the big one

    I noted last week that during these early summer days activities around the local sporting scene slows down a little bit.

    However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a few busy stretches in Albany and Clinton County – one of those busier than normal times is this week while we celebrate our nation’s independence.

    With tourism driving a big part of our local economy,

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