Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted November 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

Good gathering Saturday

A nice crowd of fans and family gathered Saturday night at the Lindle Castle Gymnasium for the lineup of activities that were put together the annual basketball kick-off event for Clinton County High School, Meet the Bulldogs.

Following the chili meal, one of the best crowds in several years gathered in the gym to take in the player and coach introductions, the brief intra-squad scrimmages and then finally the inductions of our newest Basketball Wall of Fame members, Kristina Curry and Justin Vitatoe.

All in all – it was a fine night of kick-off activities for everyone who came to The Castle.

Now – give us 10 days or so and a little turkey and cranberry sauce, and we’ll be ready to throw it up for real.

Same game – same date – better aim

Seems a couple of people asked me last week about the start of the 2017-18 roundball season after last week’s confusing note in this very space.

So – here we go again, and this time, I’ll try to have better aim when it comes to typing in the dates.

Our first game on the season will see both our Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs hitting the road next Monday, November 27 as they head north into the 12th Region to take on the Lady Rebels and Rebels from Casey County.

Again, that’s Monday, November 27. Game time is set to see the girls varsity tipping off at 6:00 p.m. and the last word I had from CCHS Athletic Director Nick Irwin is that the games will be played in the newer Casey County High School gymnasium – as opposed to the old gym where we played two years ago when the school was honoring a former coach.

Schedules provided in this week’s local distribution

Basketball schedules for the 2017-18 season are finished and in fact local readers of the Clinton County News should find a copy of the basketball schedule inside this week’s issue.

Thanks to the sponsors for the printing and distribution of the schedules this year – First and Farmer’s Bank, The Medical Center at Albany and Horizon Adult Day Care.

Anyone who needs additional schedules can get them free at the Clinton County News office.

Big Blue Preview in production

Our annual pre-season look at the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs is still in production but promises to be another in-depth look at the teams, squads, coaches and players who we will be watching and cheering for during the next three plus months of this upcoming season.

The Big Blue Preview will hopefully be included with next week’s (November 23) issue – just prior to the first games for the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs on Monday, November 27, when we play Casey County.