Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted February 5, 2020 at 3:29 pm

Spoke to soon

As is often the case, I spoke too soon last week about having a good season as far as the weather had gone this winter and games being canceled or postponed.

No sooner had we sent last week’s edition to the printer, than we received word that school classes in Clinton County had been canceled due to widespread sickness.

As far as basketball games go, the result was the same as if it had come a blanket of snow. No school, no home games. A new regulation in place also apparently makes Saturday games inclusive in that policy as well. Sickness hit Clay County as well, and that venture to the mountains was canceled for our Lady Dawgs.

An attempt to get Jackson County to “flip-flop” as far as locations with our boys didn’t pan out, and that game couldn’t take place Saturday.

Hopefully, with the break in classes and games last week, our student body has returned this week in a healthier state and we can get back to a regular schedule all around.

Speaking of regular schedules, Friday night’s boys’ varsity matchup with Madison Southern is Sweetheart Night, so expect some pomp and circumstance at center court prior to the start of the varsity game. The boys’ junior varsity tips Friday night at 5:30 p.m.

Good basketball at The Castle this Saturday,

and you get to pay tribute to Robbie as well

Four varsity basketball games are on tap for this Saturday in The Castle, when the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic is held.

While two of the games will feature our Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs, two additional games will bring in four more teams, making for a full afternoon of roundball action.

The games get underway Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with the Wayne County Lady Cardinals taking on the Lady Panthers of Cumberland County, followed by our own Lady Bulldogs going up against the Lady Lions of Garrard County.

At 5:15, it’s time for boys’ varsity action, beginning with the Christian County Colonels taking on the Taylor County Cardinals. At 7:00 p.m. our Bulldogs will take on the Breathitt County Bobcats.

The day-long basketball event is a way to pay tribute to Robbie Davis, who passed away a few years ago at a young age. A portion of the proceeds from the day will be used to benefit the foundation that bears his name and does a ton of work benefiting area youth and their desire to be involved in athletic activities.

Come on out and be a part of a great cause.

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