Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted August 29, 2018 at 8:59 am

Dawgs host Raiders

After a week off following the 52-6 fast start win over Fort Knox in the season opener, the Bulldogs will battle in our first home game this Friday night for the second game of this 2018 campaign, playing host to the Raiders of McCreary Central.

The Bulldogs play in the 2A division while McCreary Central competes in the 3A division.

Clinton County will take its 1-0 record up against a 0-2 Raider team that is coming off of back to back season starting losses against 5A Perry County Central (48-18) and last week’s thumping that came at the hands of another 5A opponent, South Laurel (52-6)

The Bulldogs and Raiders didn’t face each other in last year’s schedule, but did go at it in 2016 in an offensive flood of a game that saw over 100 points put up on the board with Clinton County losing 68-40.

Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. central time. Good luck Dawgs on grabbing a win in the first home contest of the season

Clinton County will make the short run to neighboring Pickett County, Tennessee next week to take on the Bobcats.

Congrats to the Volley Dawgs

Our Volley Dawgs are headed back to the All “A” Classic state tournament after winning the regional tournament earlier this week.

The Volley Dawgs will be headed to Eastern Kentucky University to compete in the All “A” Classic state tournament September 14 – 15.

Congrats to Lady Golf Dawg Victoria Honeycutt

Clinton County’s Victoria Honeycutt, a junior member of the Lady Golf Dawgs, played her way into one of the individual berths in the All “A” Classic State Tournament.

Victoria is Clinton County’s veteran Lady Golf Dawg and will head to Arlington Golf Course in Richmond for the state tournament on Saturday, September 8.. Congrats Victoria.

All “A” basketball news

Although basketball season is still a few months away, planning for the All “A” Classic runs have already begun with pre-season coaches and AD meetings held last week.

Clinton County teams and players were high on the list of pre-season picks during those meetings in both boys’ and girls’ divisions.

The Bulldogs were picked as the pre-season favorite to win the 4th Region while Jackson Harlan was picked as the top player among the six schools participating.

Following the Bulldogs, in order of coaches selection, were: Todd County, Monroe County, Russellville, Cumberland County and Metcalfe County.

On the girls’ side, our Lady Bulldogs were picked as the second favorite team to win the 4th Region All “A” tournament, behind Monroe County, with Metcalfe County, Todd County, Russellville and Cumberland County, in that order.

As for individual players, two Lady Bulldogs were selected as being among the best five in the region, with senior Jolie Hicks in second place and sophomore Braylee Mann in fifth.

Monroe County’s Grace Turner, a senior guard, earned the top spot from the 4th Region coaches.

Last of ‘Big Three’ is here, be careful

Hard to believe, but we are headed straight into the last of the “Big Three” summer holiday weekends with the celebration of Labor Day.

While there is still plenty of favorable summer-like weather in store for us, Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer tourism season.

That all means two things for us local lake lubbers -(1) Be careful out there this weekend because it’s going to be crowded as we share with visitors who are trying to get in those final rays of lake sun, and … (2) we’re about to have it all to ourselves again for several weeks, the best is yet to come.

Happy (and safe) Labor day!