Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted November 27, 2019 at 1:44 pm

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Thanksgiving – a time to eat, enjoy time with family and get ready for some roundball

The arrival of the Thanksgiving season means a lot of different things to everyone, but a few things are pretty constant – some good food, a little time with family members who we don’t always get to see, some more good food, a little football on TV interrupted only by a nap that sneaks in, and of course – some good leftovers.

Then, there’s the calendar aspect of the arrival of this week’s approaching holiday – it means that next week we move into the gym for the next four months to take in a little high school roundball, namely the 2019-20 season for the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs.

The Dawgs will travel just up the road next Monday night to get the season off and rolling against Casey County and the next outing will be a double-header with the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs playing host to 4th Region opponent Franklin-Simpson in The Castle on Friday night, December 6.

On Saturday, the action moves to E-town for a High School Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic that will see our Bulldogs going up against North Hardin at 5:00 p.m.

That will also be a chance to get in a view of the relatively new (2012) Kentucky High School Hall of Fame facility in E-town.

That should be a great start to what is hopefully a great season of Big Blue roundball.

Hold on tight!

Sadness across the 4th Region

Sad news came Saturday with the death of a long-time basketball referee and baseball umpire, Joey Jack Shirley.

Shirley was a retired employee with RR Donnelly in Glasgow, and was a self-employed painter. Reportedly, his death came during one of his painting jobs Saturday. He was 64 years old and was a resident of Glasgow.

Joey Jack was a good official, and was seldom the center of attention when he was on the floor – which is the way it should be.

Good guy, friendly to those of us at the table before and after the game – always, but start the clock, and he was all business.

He will be missed throughout the entire 4th Region, during this basketball season, as well as during baseball season, where he was just as often found dressed in black as a member of those crews on the fields.

In the meantime-I’m in the gym until March.