Posted October 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm


by Alan B. Gibson

Plenty of Runnin’ Dawgs on the road last Saturday

There were a host of Runnin’ Dawgs on the road last Saturday morning with the CCHS Cross Country team members taking part in the Foothills Festival 5K Run.

Hats off to the team members, and to Cross Country head coach Dee Soma for helping to make this local event a huge success – again. Soma was also on hand at the finish line, congratulating his runners and helping the 5K crew with recording race times at the finish line.

Not all of the runners who had ties to the Runnin’ Dawgs were wearing the current Cross Country uniform, however, as was pointed out by former Cross Country Coach Mike Beard, who is the current athletic Director at Clinton County High, and was responsible for getting the Cross Country program started.

A host of the record 180 runners in the field were former members of the Cross Country program who have continued to run – for nearly two decades now, since leaving high school when the sport was new.

Of course a big pat on the back goes out to the Foothills 5K crew who put this year’s race together with a record number of runners – again – up from the 165 that was a record in last year’s event.

Fran Hay, who has long been the coordinator, said last year it was her last time to head the race. This year, as Fran announced the winners at the Foothills stage again, she noted again that this was her last year – for sure. She says she’s handing the starting gun over to Becky Smith, who will serve as the 5K Coordinator in future runs.

All of those who helped with the organizing of this year’s very successful race – deserve a big congratulations for a job well done – and a thanks from the community for putting together an event that brings in so many visitors each year.

Football 2012 ends regular season on the road

Our Gridiron Dawgs will be taking to the road again this Friday night, heading to northern Kentucky to face the Warriors of Eminence.

The Dawgs will face the Warriors in a game set for an 8:00 p.m. local time kick-off.

For those of you making the drive Friday night, you will be heading to Henry County, just south of the Ohio River between Louisville and Georgetown.

The Warriors are also in the final game of its season, and will be bringing a 6-3 overall record to the field.

Clinton County, a 2A school, will be facing the 1A Warriors in this final season match up, with the state playoffs getting underway the following week.