Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted October 18, 2017 at 8:54 am

Volley Dawgs bring the hardware home

It was certainly a big night Monday for the Clinton County High School Volley Dawgs as they picked up a 16th District Championship title at Cumberland County with back to back wins.

Defeating Cumberland County in the opening game with three straight set wins, the Volley Dawgs went 3-2 in the five set contest against rival Russell County Lady Lakers.

The Volley Dawgs had given up losses to Russell County during regular season matches, but came to the front when it mattered Monday night to lay claim to the championship trophy.

Congrats are certainly in order to the Lady Dawgs – and good luck in regional play.

Bulldogs back on the gridiron Friday

The Bulldogs will be back on the field this Friday night when they head to Louisville to take on Louisville Holy Cross in the next to the last game on our 2017 schedule.

The Dawgs are taking a 5-2 record to the northern region of the state for the game against the Cougars that will see a 6:00 p.m. central time kickoff.

Holy Cross will enter the contest with a 3-5 record on the year and are coming off of a 39-31 loss to Frankfort High School.

Should be a pleasant night for those making the trip, with kickoff temperatures expected to be in the low 60s at 6:00 p.m., dropping to the mid 50s as the game progresses. The river wind might make those temps feel a little more extreme.

Good luck to Coach Miller and Company as they attempt to add another “W” to the record.

The Bulldogs will return to Bulldog Field for the final game of the season the following Friday night, October 27, when we play host to Jackson County.

On a side note, condolences go out to Coach Jamie Miller and his family, following the death of his father last week.

Runnin’ Dawgs in action Saturday

As has long been the case, the CCHS Runnin’ Dawgs, our Cross Country runners, will be wearing blue and white in big numbers Saturday morning when they join the crowd for the annual Foothills 5K Run.

While many fans don’t get the chance to show our support to the squad during the year as we don’t yet host any events, Saturday morning is a great chance to get out early, enjoy a crisp fall morning, and give these young runners a Clinton County fan boost as they make their way from the Mountain View Recreation Park starting line at 8:00 a.m., to the Dyer Drug finish line about a half-hour later.

Come on out and show this group of young runners, as well as the others who support our annual Foothills 5K Run, that we’re behind them.

Then spend the rest of the day enjoying the events of our 38th Foothills Festival.

Basketball just ahead, Wall of Fame inductees named

Basketball is just around the corner believe it or not, with the first games just about a month ahead for the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs.

The Meet the Bulldogs and Wall of Fame inductions are set to be Saturday, November 11 and although there will be more in-depth features on both as the time approaches, I can announce who will be our newest Wall of Fame Inductees during that night’s ceremony.

Congratulations are in order to Lady Bulldog Kristina “Boom Boom” Curry (Class of 2002) and Bulldog Justin Vitatoe (Class of 2007).

Both are highly deserved of the honor and are welcomed additions to the Basketball Wall of Fame.