by Alan B. Gibson
District line-ups set
As we head down the stretch in this 2012-13 roundball campaign, thoughts begin turning to the post-season play, and after Monday’s 16th District meeting of the four district schools, we now know how the games and seeded positions are set.
On the girls’ side, Clinton County, a No. 3 seed, faces No. 2 seed Metcalfe County on Tuesday, February 19, with a 6:00 p.m. tip-off, while No. 1 Russell County goes up against No. 4 Cumberland County on Monday night, February 18, at 6:00. The girls championship is set for Friday night, February 22, at 7:00 p.m.
In boys’ play, with a flip of the coin to break a tie between Clinton and Russell County, it was our Bulldogs who were placed into the No. 1 seed position, going up against No. 4 Metcalfe County on Monday, February 18 at 7:45 p.m., while No. 2 Russell County and No. 3 Cumberland County face off on Tuesday, February 19, also at 7:45 p.m.
Boys’ championship is set for Thursday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m.
The annual 16th District Freshman Tournament will be played this Saturday, with our frosh girls and boys facing Metcalfe County beginning at 9:00 a.m. The freshman tourney championships will also be played Saturday, beginning with the girls at 11:30 a.m., followed by the boys’ freshman championship game.
The entire 16th District tournament – freshman and varsity – is being hosted at Cumberland County this year.
Schedule changes – Part II
Last week I announced several scheduling changes that had been brought about due to the All “A” Classic and this week – there are more. Partly due to more All “A” changes and others due to weather related issues this past weekend, here’s how your roundball calendar should look through the end of regular season play.
First off, last Saturday’s girls’ games with Pulaski County probably won’t be made up at all in consideration that the regular season is winding down, and there simply isn’t room on the calendar to squeeze it in. As CCHS Athletic Director Mike Beard pointed out, the Lady Dawgs will be on the floor – weather permitting – five times in a nine day stretch. It was Pulaski that made the decision last Saturday not to put their athletes on the road with the prediction of inclement weather moving into the area.
As for the rest of the regular season scheduling, add Allen County/Scottsville for this Thursday night, February 8, in a BJV/BV lineup at home beginning at 5:30. Remove this Friday night’s matchups against Monroe County. On Saturday night, February 9, following the BJV/BV games against South Laurel, there will be an added Allen County/Scottsville girls’ varsity game. The boys’ junior varsity tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. and Basketball Sweetheart festivities will be held prior to the boys’ varsity game.
On Monday, February 11, while the girls are playing in Campbellsville, the boys’ varsity have added an outing that sees the Bulldogs traveling to Whitley County. Tip-off is 5:30.
The Tuesday night, February 12, double-header at Monticello is still on as planned, with the girls varsity tip-off at 5:30. On Thursday night, February 14, regular season comes to an end with Clinton County’s girls and boys’ varsity teams playing host to Barren County, with a 6:00 p.m. tip-off. Of course Thursday night’s Barren County match-up will include Senior Night festivities at The Castle.
Saturday night at The Castle – Blue, white and Pink!
Saturday night’s games at Clinton County High School will be “Pink-Out” night. Clinton County fans are encouraged to wear pink to the games in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.
Radio auction nears – part II
Just another reminder that with the regular season coming to an end, the annual Basketball Booster Club/WANY Radio Auction is just around the corner;
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.
A more detailed account of the auction and plans surrounding it will be in next week’s Clinton County News, but in the meantime, questions or information about making donations can be directed to Patricia Stalcup or Julie McWhorter.