Posted January 30, 2013 at 3:34 pm


by Alan B. Gibson

A short run in the All “A” State, but certainly nothing to be ashamed of

The trip to Frankfort last week was much more short lived than any of us would have liked, with the Bulldogs dropping a 52-37 decision in the opening round of the All “A” State last Thursday in Frankfort, to a highly touted Knott County Central Patriot squad.

The Patriots entered last Thursday night’s game the top rated squad in the 14th Region with an impressive 18-3 season mark. Still, night in and night out, I think a 10 game match-up between these same two teams would likely finish in a near .500 overall result.

Despite the loss, I was proud of our team, the staff and our school, and especially of the way our boys represented Clinton County to the rest of the field watching the game that night.

We never gave up, worked to the very end, and put forth a very respectable, clean played and hard-fought effort.

Hey guys – and coaching staff – sure you are disappointed, but we put forth our best effort on that particular night. Sometimes, the other team is just better, and last Thursday night, the Patriots were the better team.

Home from the All “A” / headed down the home stretch

There was a time that the basketball season was cut into two separate frames – before the Holiday break and after the holiday break. Now we cut the season in to three breaks – before the holidays, before the All “A” and before the post season.

We’re now into that final portion of the campaign, home from the State Tournament of the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic and set to get ready for the third and final portion of the season – before the post season.

Hard to believe that as I write this week’s column, we’re looking down the short stretch at the final two weeks of regular season play.

That’s right, this regular season run comes to an end on February 14 when the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs host Barren County.

Schedule changes

The All “A” Classic always brings about some scheduling changes in it’s aftermath as some years we juggle around to get rid of a few games, and in other years we try to hustle to pick up some games and get back to the “legal limit” allowed by KHSAA.

So, as we know up to this point, here goes: The boys’ varsity game originally scheduled with Glasgow for next Monday, February 4, has been cancelled but the a 9th/JV game will be played on the 4th with Glasgow.

A boys’ varsity game against Allen County / Scottsville that had been postponed earlier in the season, has been rescheduled to be played Thursday, February 7, with a boys’ JV tip-off set at 5:30.

The Lady Dawgs will play Allen County / Scottsville on Saturday, February 9, at CCHS, following the conclusion of the already scheduled boys’ varsity game against South Laurel. The boys’ JV will play first in that afternoon’s triple header lineup, with a slated 4:00 tip. The basketball sweetheart festivities will be held on February 9 also, between the boys’ JV and the boys’ varsity games.

Radio auction nears

Without going into a lot of details this early in the game, if you take a look at the schedule, you can easily see we are winding down this 2012-13 roundball campaign, and that means we’re headed hard into the post-season portion – district, regional and state tournaments.

As has long been the case, the final regular season game and the first post-season game will be broken up with the fun for all night – the annual Basketball Boosters Club / WANY Auction.

Mark it down now – Friday, February 15, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and running until we get finished – normally around 10:00 p.m. Remember also, the new station setting for WANY at 100.9 FM.

More details to follow.