Posted September 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Dawgs earn a big “W”

After several seasons of losses, our Clinton County Bulldogs were first across the finish line Friday night to collect a big 13-6 win against the Raiders of Trimble County.

Due to prior commitments, I was away and missed the big night, but from the account that Brett Gibson, who covers football for the NEWS, gave me, it was a great night of football for the fans on hand.

Don’t know which I was the most disappointed in missing, the actual win, or watching head coach Jamie Miller get drenched with the Gatorade bath during his post-game walk across Bulldog field.

Congrats to Coach Miller and the Bulldogs on the win – and as I mentioned last week, it looks like his plans of stepping out of district play for awhile to get some similar opponents on the schedule, might be just the right ticket to putting the program on track for where it needs to be.

Again, congrats to the Dawgs on a great win.

This coming week, the Bulldogs begin what will be a four-game away stretch beginning with a trip this Friday night to McCreary Central.

Our 1-1 Bulldogs will be taking on a Raider squad that is off to an 0-2 start, giving up a 56-0 loss this past Friday night at the hands of Letcher County Central. That lop-sided loss would have to be considered an unfair match-up considering that McCreary Central competes at the 3A level, while Letcher is a 5A school.

Good luck Dawgs, and bring home another “W”.

Fall sports still busy, lots of away action this week

There is still plenty of fall sports action on tap, but for the next few days, most of it will see our local teams on the road.

Next week’s schedule places the boys’ soccer team at home this Thursday taking on Glasgow. Every other team – volleyball, girls’ soccer, football, and both golf teams, are busy with games and matches in road settings.

Big weekend for the Topps!

As I mentioned earlier, we were out of range for local football coverage this past weekend, and that also included Saturday night, so not only did I miss Friday night’s Clinton County game, but Saturday night’s Western win over the Wildcats.

Western’s head coach Bobby Petrino is now 9-0 in opening games, with a 5-1 record overall against Kentucky.

That game is somewhat hard for fans from Kentucky with Western allegiances, but at least from here on out we can pull for both teams for the rest of the season.

Still – taking two in a row from the SEC Wildcats was pretty sweet for Western fans.

Go Toppers.

Lake traffic will slow down now – enjoy the solitude

Traffic on both lakes will slow considerably after the end of the Labor Day holiday. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s over for local lake enthusiasts. Quite the contrary, actually.

This weekend on Cumberland the annual Poker Run will keep things at a fast pace there, but from that point on, traffic on both lakes will be mostly locals, and actually, it’s the most enjoyable part of the year. Here’s hoping for a long summer and fall season on the water.