Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm


by Alan B. Gibson

Fall sports winding down

The second golf season – that for the boys, came to an end last week for Clinton County with the conclusion of Tuesday’s regional tournament at Hidden Hills Country Club.

Like the Lady Golf Dawgs, our boys’ team- had a good year overall, but with the youth on this year’s squad, Coach Mike Anders should be enjoying some pretty successful seasons in the future.

The Golf Dawgs saw one senior swinging for the Big Blue this year – Trevor Riddle, who finished last week’s regionals with an 86. The Dawgs filled out this year’s squad with four sophomores and an eighth grader, translating into a couple of great years for CCHS golf.

Our Volley Dawgs will wind down regular season games this week as well, and will host this year’s 16th District Tournament at Lindle Castle Gymnasium. Clinton County faces Metcalfe in the second match up of the evening, slated for 7:00 p.m. – following the tourney opener between Cumberland and Russell counties. The championship game is set for 8:30 p.m.

Likewise, the CCHS Soccer teams saw their regular seasons come to a close this week as well, and the girls’ soccer team will head to Glasgow where this year’s district tournament is slated to begin at Barren County High School, on Monday, October 8. The Lady Dawgs will face Glasgow in the opening match slated for 5:30. The championship game is set for Wednesday, October 10, at 5:30 p.m.

The Soccer Dawgs will begin district play on Tuesday, October 9, going up against Glasgow as well in a game set for a 5:30 start, with the winner heading into a championship game against Barren County – the top seeded team in the district. The Championship will be played Thursday, October 11, at 5:30 p.m

The Runnin’ Dawgs, our Cross Country squad, still has several meets in front of them for the 2012 season, continuing to compete until the state tournament meet in mid-November.

They head to Wayne County this week for the Wayne County All Comers meet.

Of course our Gridiron Dawgs will be back in action this Friday night, ending a four game home stretch when they play host to Middletown Christian in a game set for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off. Friday night’s contest will be the final home game of the season, with Clinton County hitting the road for the final two regular season contests of the year.

Colder weather just around the corner – as is roundball

It may still be nice outside, but colder weather will certainly arrive in a few weeks, and with it, of course, comes the next basketball season.

Just a quick heads up and we’ll do lots more basketball information as the season nears.

Jot down Saturday, November 10 on the calendars – that’s the date for this year’s Big Blue Mania and Meet the Bulldogs night. Of course this is the night when we also induct the newest members into the C.C.H.S. Basketball Wall of Fame, and this year we have three new members to honor.

These new members represent plenty of “firsts” for the Wall of Fame as we bring in 2003 graduate Michael DeForest on the Bulldog side, 2005 graduate Brittany Abbott (DeForest) on the Lady Bulldog side, and as a special member to the group of inductees, 1968 graduate Jerry Perdue – aka Mr. Bulldog, will be inducted as a “Fan Extraordinaire.”

It will be the first time a husband and wife have been inducted, the first time a son (Michael) joins his father on the Wall of Fame (Jim Deforest – inducted 2000), and the first time two brothers have been inducted (Jerry and Bill Perdue – inducted 2003)

We have had sisters before – twice – with Melissa Shelton (1999) and Mechelle Shelton (2003) and Amber Guffey (2010) and Paige Guffey (2011), as well as father and daughters, with Ronnie Guffey joining Amber and Paige in 2011.

Who said athletics isn’t a family affair?