Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted August 17, 2023 at 10:17 am

Meet the Bulldogs gets the gridiron run underway
Although the late afternoon summer sun beaming down made it feel like anything like fall football weather last Friday, the annual Meet the Bulldogs came off in front of an appreciative crowd who appeared ready to get the season off and running.
Introductions of our band, cheerleaders, players and coaching staff went off without a hitch Friday, and from all outward appearances and the level of enthusiasm seen, the youth, staff and the fans are ready to watch some gridiron action.
Friday Night Lights season will get underway this Friday when the Dawgs play host to Jackson County High School from Gainesboro, Tennessee.
The Blue Devils will cross over the state line in time for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.
Weather conditions are predicted to be perfect for this first home contest for the Dawgs and Devils, with clear skies, nearly a zero chance for rainfall, and temperatures in the mid to low 70s at game time.
It will be the season opening contest for both squads.  The Blue Devils finished the 2022-23 season with a 3-8 mark.
Jackson County competes in the Tennessee 3A class.
Good luck Coach Rocky Tallent and your crew in this 2023 season opener.
Go Dawgs!

Fall sports preview is in your hands
Going along with the start of this 2023-24 fall sports season you will find in your hands this week, our annual Fall Sports Preview.
Take advantage of this early look at the players and coaches who will be wearing the blue and white for this fall’s lineup of Big Blue sports activities at Clinton County High School – football, golf, volleyball, and soccer.

Kentucky High School Basketball
Hall of Fame not doing so well
The news that came last week that the Elizabethtown based Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame is not in the best of health.
Unable to cover the costs of keeping it open in its current facility – a former church building near downtown Elizabethtown – the Hall staff and board are looking for a new, likely smaller, facility somewhere in Kentucky in hopes it will be able to survive on at least some level.
I toured the current High School Hall of Fame a few years ago with the CCHS Bulldog boys basketball team and staff when the Dawgs were involved in a classic in Elizabethtown.
Very well done, informative, entertaining and a wealth of basketball knowledge, but I remember thinking to myself then that it would be hard to sustain the facility, given the overhead involved, and a lack of likely return visitors.
Hopefully the administrators find a suitable home for the Hall and are able to keep it open on some level.
Kentucky high school basketball has a history that needs to be showcased.