Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted October 13, 2021 at 9:07 am

Dawgs head to Monroe

After a well deserved and much needed week off, our Gridiron Dawgs will be back in action this Friday night, heading west a couple of counties to take on district opponent Monroe County.

Slated for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff, the game could be played under less than perfect Friday night lights conditions.

Early weather predictions (if you put any stock in those at all), are calling for a 40 percent chance of rain or storms, with temperatures at game time expected to be in the upper 60s.

Take a windbreaker and maybe even a hoodie underneath, but it’s not expected to be a washout.

Both Clinton County and Monroe County are having a somewhat down year and both will be going after the second win of the season. The Bulldogs and the Falcons are each sporting a 1-6 record on the year.

Being even matched could make for a great night of high school football. Good luck, Dawgs.

Good luck Volley Dawgs

Another fall season is winding down and headed into the post-season stretch.

Volleyball 2021 regular season play winds down this week and next Monday night our Volley Dawgs will take their game across the river to Cumberland County for the 16th District Tournament.

While in past years the entire tournament has been played in one day/night, KHSAA restrictions for COVID prevented that from happening this year.

The Lady Volley Dawgs will take on Cumberland County next Monday, October 18, at 5:00 p.m., followed by the other first round match between Russell County and Metcalfe County at 7:00 p.m.

The Championship match will follow on Tuesday evening, October 19, getting underway at 6:00 p.m.

The Volley Dawgs took a 15-10 season record into their final regular season outing this week, at Warren Central Tuesday.

Saturday’s 5K

Saturday morning’s Foothills Festival schedule gets off and running (yes, pun intended) early with the return of the Foothills Festival 5K Run.

Based again from the Mountain View Recreation Park, runners will begin gathering at the park to stretch and warm up well before the scheduled 8:00 a.m. start (registration gets underway at 7:00 a.m.).

As for local runners, there will be plenty, and a chance to get behind some of our high school athletes as well.

The field always includes Clinton County Cross Country runners on all levels, as well as team members from the Bulldog and Lady Bulldog basketball squads.

For several years now, local fans have gathered all along the 5K route to get behind this group of early risers as they race toward the Dyer Drug Company finish line.

Enjoy this year’s Foothills Festival – and remember,

Come See It Our Way!