Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted February 1, 2017 at 9:35 am

Nice tribute to Robbie this weekend

For those of us who knew Robbie Davis well, you knew there was a handful of things that were special to his heart – family, friends and high school basketball.

You’ll get a chance to enjoy all three of those this weekend, in his honor, as Clinton County will play host to an eight-school, five game matchup of high school teams in a simply classic setting.

Of course you remember that Robbie, a standout member of Clinton County teams from the late 1970s and early 1980’s, tragically died this past summer from an apparent heart attack.

Saturday’s day-long showcase of basketball games is just one way the C.C.H.S. athletic department is honoring Rob and his devotion to Clinton County High School and its athletic program.

That’s the basketball part, and of course the gym will be full of his friends enjoying the games. Many members of his family are expected to be on hand for the games.

One member of his immediate family, John Davis, will certainly be on hand Saturday. John has recently moved back to Albany with his mother, Amy, and is finishing out his senior season playing for Clinton County and wearing Bulldog Blue.

Welcome home, John.

Hope everyone else finds their way out to The Castle this Saturday for some basketball action and at the same time, honoring one of our Wall of Fame favorites by taking in the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic.

Kudos to our All “A” standouts

Five of our student athletes were honored at the conclusion of the recent All “A” Classic regional competition a couple of weeks ago by being named to the All “A” All Region teams.

For the Lady Bulldogs, Macy Campbell and Allee Hopper were named to the All Region squad, joined by teammate Makenzie Polston to the All-Academic team.

For the Bulldogs, Jamison Summers was named to the All Region squad, joined by teammate Kyle Choate to the All-Academic team.

Congrats all the way around.

Of course congratulations are in order to the Monroe County Lady Falcons just down the road. The Lady Falcons and long-time head coach Dwayne Murray advanced through the All “A” Classic state tournament brackets to win the school’s third All “A” Classic state championship in school history.

The Lady Falcons are having a fantastic year, returning home from Frankfort with a very impressive 23-2 record, a No. 1 rating in the 4th Region and a No. 13 spot overall in the the Dave Cantrell state rankings.

Others will disagree with my thinking, but whenever a team defeats Clinton County in a tournament setting, seems it gives us a little more clout knowing that we lost to the overall champion. That was the case in this year’s All “A” Regional tournament when the Lady Bulldogs fell to the Lady Falcons in the second round of the tournament, 65-26.

Special nights in The Castle – again

I’m not much on repeating myself, but these special nights mentioned last week are still ahead on the schedule, so they are worth reminding my readers. I’m sure you would hate to show up on “Pink Out” night wearing blue and white.

February 6 (BJV/BV vs. McCreary Central – 5:30 tip) will be a “Pink Out” night. Everyone is urged to wear pink to the game as an awareness for Cancer – recognizing cancer victims, cancer survivors and raising awareness – and hopefully some money – for cancer research. February 6 will also be Basketball Sweetheart Night.

February 13 (BJV/BV vs. South Warren – 6:00 tip) will be Senior Night for the boys’ basketball players as well as golf and archery.

February 14 (GJV/GV vs. Somerset – 5:30 tip) will be Senior Night for the girls’ basketball players, in addition to recognizing senior members of the Band and the JROTC.

Reasoning for the dual senior nights is, of course, the lack of a home double-header event coming down the final stretch.

It’s February already and tournament time is later this month, so . . .

I’ll see you in the gym!