Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted July 19, 2017 at 9:24 am

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Dog days of summer are here (finally), practice well underway

With the start of the 2017-18 school year just around the corner – sorry for that reminder – thoughts are beginning to turn toward the next sporting season with the fall lineup.

Golf will be first up and players are busy working on their respective games in anticipation of the upcoming season. In fact, CCHS Golf Coach Nick Irwin is already behind the wheel of the golf bus taking his teams to early morning practice sessions.

Nick told me this week that the first match for the Golf Dawgs will be held next week.

Of course for the general public, football has been the most visual at present, with practice going on now in the late afternoon hours, of course to beat the heat, as Coach Jamie Miller and company work in these first days of practice, getting ready for the 2017 gridiron campaign.

Football practice and drills are held in the practice field located just west of the CCHS tennis courts.

All “A” update

I noted in this space a couple of weeks ago that the demolition of the downtown Frankfort Convention Center has sent the All “A” Classic Board of Directors into “search mode” so to speak, hoping to find a suitable venue for the state basketball tournament.

For the past few years, small school basketball teams have taken their All “A” regional tournament titles to Frankfort to compete in the All “A” Sweet 16.

In past years, the state tournament has been held in Richmond at EKU, in both Memorial Coliseum and Rupp Arena in Lexington and then to Frankfort.

Former CCHS Athletic Director Mike Reeves, who has been on board with the All “A” Classic organization since nearly its very beginnings, is a long-time board member, and he told me this week that the Executive Committee would be making recommendations to the full board, of which he is a member of both, later next month.

Mike says the committee has already visited three sites, including Owensboro and Richmond. He anticipates that a final decision as to the site for the 2018 tournament will be made at the August 12 board meeting.

Bat Dawgs have stepped it up in opponent caliber

In this business of reporting the news, we are all certainly aware just how easy it is to make mistakes and send them out before we realize, and as many as we’ve made during our career, I would certainly be the last to make light of someone else’s mistake.

Still, this one was amusing enough to make mention in this space.

Clinton County Assistant Basketball Coach Mike Beard, who is also a former Bulldog Bat Dawg Coach as well as a former CCHS Athletic Director, caught this mistake on Tuesday morning on the WBKO web site as he scanned area sports happenings.

“Hot Rods blank Clinton County” the page headline read Tuesday morning above the article about the Bowling Green minor league baseball team picking up a 5-0 win over the Clinton (Iowa) LumberKings.

Mike guesses – probably correctly – that somewhere along the process, the auto-correct feature kicked in.

Meanwhile – the sun shines – finally -, so while we still can …

Let’s take it outside!