Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted March 2, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Dawgs are All ‘A’ Classic Final Four bound

After a host of attempts since 1990, when the All “A” Classic first went to a statewide format with 16 regional teams, the Clinton County Bulldogs are headed into the Final Four of that tournament.

This past week, in The Castle, Clinton County came out on top of two opponents in opening round matchups in the All “A” Classic and I can’t remember when I’ve seen two better games on our hardwood, especially in back to back fashion.

Facing two very athletic teams, both of which could come out of their respective region as champions in the KHSAA tournament, Owensboro Catholic (3rd Region) and then Murray (1st Region), made the trip to Albany, just to be sent home by the Dawgs with losses.

Given the length of travel that both Owensboro Cath and Murray had to make just to get here, then head back home with losses in hand, they were both notably disheartend as they left.

Now, for Clinton County, it’s on to Richmond and the semi-final round of the All “A” Classic State Tournament.

Friday’s game will get underway at 4:00 p.m. central time against the winner between this week’s quarter-final matchup between Louisville Evangel Christian and Somerset.

Advancement to the championship game would see the Bulldogs taking the floor on Saturday morning for a 10:30 central time start.

Unfortunately, the big crowd that has traditionally followed our Clinton County teams to the All “A” State Tournament won’t be allowed in EKU’s McBrayer Arena this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Listen to the game over WANY’s 100.9 FM position, with Sid Scott II and Lynn Scott Starnes doing the play by play and color analysis, respectively.

And, of course, check out next week’s Clinton County News for complete coverage of the Richmond games.

Congrats Dawgs on advancing, and bring home some hardware.

The schedule, it just keeps on changing

The schedule continues to change during the COVID-19 awful year we are still going through.

As has been the case throughout the year, there were more changes, cancellations, and other alterations to the upcoming slate of games.

Below is the latest – but as has been the case all season, don’t write it down in stone … odds are there will be more changes just ahead.

C.C.H.S. Basketball 2021 \

COVID revised as of 02-23-21

Date Opponent Loc. Time Teams

Mar. 4 Edmonson Co. Home 5:30 GJV/GV

Mar. 5 Somerset Home 5:30 BJV/BV

Mar. 8 McCreary Central Away 5:00 GJV/GV

Mar. 9 Somerset Christian Home 5:30 BJV/BV

Mar. 9 Monroe Co. Away 6:00 GV

Mar.11 Pulaski Co. Away 5:30 BJV/BV

Mar. 15-19 16th District Tny Away TBA GV/BV

Mar. 21 4th Region Tny @ District Winners BV

Mar. 22 4th Region Tny @ WKU TBA BV

Mar. 22 4th Region Tny. @ WKU TBA BV

Mar. 24 4th Region Tny @ WKU TBA BV

Mar. 25 4th Region Tny @ District Winners GV

Mar. 26 4th Region Tny @ WKU TBA GV

Mar. 27 4th Region Tny. @ WKU TBA GV

Mar. 28 4th Region Tny @ WKU TBA GV

Spring sports are coming

In this season of a totally messed up set of schedules for regular season as well as post season play in winter sports, it’s hard to remember what normalcy actually looks like, but get ready, it’s coming – soon.

Although we’re still talking about some regular season games to go, then post-season in basketball, we’re also turning our attention to spring sports – baseball, softball and tennis, and it’s here.

We’re already working on the upcoming spring sports Big Blue Preview here at the NEWS, and there’s been plenty of outside activity going on, as well as inside conditioning, for our spring sports athletes.

Softball signage bonus for 2021

The softball boosters sent this note along this week in regards to some “makeup” for sponsors who paid for signage last year for the field fences, when in reality those signs were installed, but due to the cancelled season, were never really seen by the public.

Christy Tallent tells me that the softball boosters have decided to give the business community a boost by displaying those signs free of charge for the 2021 season.

We’ll get through this – I think.

In the meantime – mask up,

so our seniors can get a season in!