Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted February 7, 2018 at 9:57 am

Winding down toward tourney time

Hard to believe that we are already winding down this regular season roundball play, but take a look at what’s left on the schedule and you will very quickly realize we are fastly approaching the end.

Of course with the end of regular season play, we begin to look forward to the next chapter – the start of post-season play.

Things are a little out of norm this year, mainly because the way the calendar is falling, but regular season play actually comes to an end in the middle of February – next week with the Thursday night, February 15, Barren County double-header at The Castle.

Post season action gets underway the next week, beginning Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23, then it’s on to Regional tournament play in Bowling Green, beginning the last days of February, through the first days of March.

As for the 16th District Tournament, Clinton County will serve as the host this year for the four-night event that will bring Cumberland, Russell and Metcalfe County to town for the six game event.

Taking a look at what’s left on the regular season calendar for our Lady Dawg and Bulldogs, we play host this Friday night to Monroe County for a double-header.

The Lady Dawgs hit the road Saturday for an added game at Garrard County with a JV tip at 5:30, then another added game on Monday, February 12, will take the Lady Bulldogs to Scottsville for a contest against the Lady Patriots of ACSHS and fans should note that the night will be a single game only for Clinton County with the Lady Dawgs tipping at 5:30.

The Bulldogs will be on the road also on Monday, February 12, headed to South Warren for a JV tip at 6:00 and the Lady Dawgs will head to Somerset to take on the Lady Briar Jumpers Tuesday, February 13 with a 5:30 JV tip.

Finally, the regular season comes to a close on Thursday of next week, February 15, when we play host to the Trojanettes and Trojans of Barren County.

Sounds like a lot – but really it’s quickly coming to an end.

Senior Night is this Friday

After the experience a few years ago when always surprising Kentucky weather halted planned senior night festivities at The Castle and forced a ceremony to be held elsewhere during the district tournament, plans have changed a little with a little cushion room built in.

That said, although Friday night’s games won’t be the last scheduled double-header for the season, it will be the planned night to honor our seniors with Senior Night.

The ceremony honoring seniors and their parents will take place between games Friday night when we play host to Monroe County.

Tourney time for the frosh is Saturday

In the middle of all of the above action will be the 16th District Tournament for the freshman teams from the four schools.

Clinton County is also hosting this year’s freshman tournament and again games will be played both at the high school and at Clinton County Middle School. The first games will tip at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday.

Robbie Davis Classic another tremendous success

The second annual Robbie Davis Memorial Classic was a tremendous success this past Saturday, bringing in fans from several communities to enjoy a day of great basketball games, while at the same time, honoring our late Robbie Davis and benefiting the Foundation that bears his name.

While the Robbie Davis Foundation has answered the call for a host of donations during the past year or so, for the most part, its purpose has been to continue what Robbie would have done whenever he heard that some kid in the area needed some extra funding to attend a camp or be involved in some training or – well, you get the idea.

Robbie was always one of the first to reach into his pockets and come out with some money to help a kid who needed it, and the Robbie Davis Foundation is geared toward the same goal.

In short, it was a good day for everyone involved, and a good day for some kids who will need some extra help sometime down the line.

If you would like more information about the Robbie Davis Foundation, get in touch with his brother, Mike Davis.


It’s high school basketball season and I’ll see you in the gym – don’t bother me until April!