Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted February 6, 2019 at 9:25 am

Regular season winding down quick

Kind of hard to believe, but take a look at the 2018-19 basketball schedule and you’ll see just how close we are to having the regular season behind us.

With the end of this week, Clinton County will put a cap on the home games on slate for this campaign, with Friday night’s Monroe County game set to be the final game of the year to be played in “The Castle.”

Three more nights of regular season basketball will see the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs on the road to end the season’s regular games before we head into the post-season play in a couple of weeks.

Fans will notice that with all of that said, the home game against Jackson County that was earlier termed “postponed” has now been changed to “cancelled” and it will not be made up and try as he did, Coach Messer was unable at this late stage in the season to find any replacement game to work in.

The Bulldogs will travel to South Warren Monday, February 11, the Lady Dawgs will head to Somerset on Tuesday, February 12, and the season comes to an end with the traditional double-header matchup against Barren County, which is played this year in Glasgow on Thursday, February 14.

Boy, that went quick, – huh?

Robbie’s tribute was a nice day of roundball

Robbie would have certainly been proud of the caliber of basketball action that we watched Saturday on the floor during the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic.

With two girls’ games and two boys’ games, the now annual event not only brings in some good teams for fans to enjoy, but also manages to heighten the awareness of the goodness that his family continues to do in his honor with the Robbie Davis Foundation.

Raising awareness and funds for the Foundation allows the effort to provide help to youngsters who might otherwise not afford it. Mike Davis, Robbie’s brother, noted during the Classic Saturday that to date, the Foundation has provided over $23,000 to help area youth in athletics, education and personal development.

Booster Club Radio Auction is just around the corner

More details will be provided next week, but here’s a reminder “save the date” for fans. With the end of the 2018-19 season in sight, the annual Basketball Booster Club/WANY Radio Auction is also fast approaching.

Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 15.

Volley Dawgs honored

Next time you are in The Castle, look up on the south-west wall (that’s the wall on the parking lot side, to your left for my directionally challenged readers), and notice the two new banners honoring our Volley Dawgs and especially the accolades the team has earned the past two years.

Coach Kayla Kriek and the Lady Volley Dawgs were called to center court last Saturday during the Robbie Davis Classic basketball event and honored as the new banners were introduced.

Senior Night is Friday

Of course with the end of the regular season basketball season comes the night we honor our senior members of the teams, band, JROTC, and others.

The annual Senior Night is set for this Friday in between the girls’ and boys’ varsity games we host against Monroe County.

Come out and show our appreciation to our members of the CCHS Class of 2019 – and their parents.

Bobby Storie’s return

In the house Saturday for the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic was a familiar face to Bulldog fans.

Sitting on the bench in the head coach’s chair for the Smith County (Tennessee) Owls, was Bobby Storie.

Of course, Bobby was a standout player for Clinton County from 1980 – 1982, and was a teammate of Robbie Davis during those still remembered successful years for the Bulldogs.

After a stellar college run with the Transylvania Pioneers and Coach Don Lane, Bob eventually returned to Clinton County High to coach at his alma mater for four years, 1992-1996.

Storie finished his playing career here with a total of 1,187 points which currently puts him at 17th on the All-Time top scorers list.

He was inducted onto the CCHS Basketball Wall of Fame in 2001.

I enjoyed spending some time Saturday talking with my old friend, who noted that while this new job is putting him in charge of a program that isn’t seeing much success this year, looking down the road, he thinks the Owls should be pretty strong in his playing district for the next three years.

I’m in the gym, don’t call me until April!