Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:20 am

Future of Football looks bright

Trisha Miller sent in a photo that appears elsewhere this week in SPORTS of the group of campers who enjoyed attending last Saturday’s Friends of Football

Some 22 young campers from the first grade through the sixth grade enjoyed a day of instruction from the coaching staff as well as current Bulldog football players.

A host of awards were earned during last week’s camp, a list of which can be seen this week with the aforementioned camp photo.

Looking at the group of campers and the efforts being made here to continue to develop football skills at a young age, the future of our program at CCHS continues to look promising.

Friday night lights isn’t that far away.

Kentucky All-Stars finally ends the streak

The Kentucky All-Stars basketball team finally ended its skid streak against the Indiana All-Stars last weekend when they picked up a 111-110 double-overtime win over the Hoosiers Sunday.

The win marked the end to a 17 game-long losing streak that had dated back some nine years.

Losing has never been something that any athlete ever gets used to, but when it comes to certain opponents, it leaves an even more bitter taste in your mouth.

Of course this year’s Kentucky All-Stars were coached by a very familiar basketball figure to Clinton County High School basketball fans, with our neighbor from Wayne County High School, Rodney Woods, leading the Bluegrass state team to the victory.

“That was a big monkey off of our back” Woods was reported as saying after the game.

The Kentucky girls All-Stars also split with its Indiana counterparts over the weekend, picking up a win on Saturday but losing to the Hoosiers Sunday afternoon.

Another familiar name to local fans, Metcalfe County standout center Mackenzie Coleman, who has signed to play with Tennessee Tech, finished the two-game series with 17 points.

Two big days just ahead

Two of my favorite calendar notations occur within the next few days – Father’s Day and the official start of summer.

Every father enjoys Father’s Day and it’s been my honor to have raised two boys, Brett and Joe, into manhood yet still get to enjoy being the father-figure despite the fact that they are both now grown men.

While the counter-part of the parent has her own day, it is also the case that I have long said, at least at my house, while fathers get the one single Father’s Day, every day seem to be Mother’s Day.

In any event, Happy Father’s Day to all Dads out there.

The second of my favorite days to hit the calendar this coming week arrives on Tuesday, June 20, when we get to officially welcome in the Summer season for 2017

This year’s Summer Solstice, the first day of Summer and the day that we get to enjoy the longest stretch of daylight hours, arrives Tuesday, officially at 11:24 p.m., Central Time.

We get to enjoy 14 hours and 39 minutes of daylight on this day (and for the next few days as well), which for those of us who love the hot weather and the outdoor activities, means we get to stay outside a little longer.

Bottom line is that we need to remember that the days will begin getting shorter by a little every day soon, so while we can, open the door and enjoy the long daylight hours.

Let’s take it outside!