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Tigers face Perry Central tonight!

Former Tiger star guard Shannon Hoskins will bring the top team in the 14th region to Keith Gymnasium Tuesday night as Perry Central will square off against the Clay County Tigers.
The Tigers main focus will be stopping one of the region’s top rated players in 6-2 Damon Tobler. Tiger coach Glenn Gray said this will not be an easy task.
“He’s big, strong and very athletic,” Gray said. “It’s a situation where we have to know where he is on the floor at all times. Perry Central is a very good and well-coached team. We have our hands full tonight and we need Tiger Nation to show up in full-force for what I hope is a great game.”
Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. with the junior varsity and 7:30 for the Tigers.

Junior Tiger guard Jonah Hinkle and his teammates will face off against the Perry Central Commodores tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Junior Tiger guard Jonah Hinkle and his teammates will face off against the Perry Central Commodores tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Clay falls to Harlan on Brock Buzzer Beater

As he watched star Harlan senior guard Jordan Brock approach him on her way out the door after Monday night’s game at Clay County High School, Clay coach James Burchell had one question.

Kaylee Mathis scored 30 points in the Lady Tigers loss to Harlan in overtime. Photo by Mark Hoskins

Kaylee Mathis scored 30 points in the Lady Tigers loss to Harlan in overtime. Photo by Mark Hoskins


“You are graduating, right?” said Burchell, before breaking into a grin as the two hugged following Harlan’s 60-58 overtime win, not decided until Brock hit a pull-up 3-pointer over four Clay defenders in front of the Harlan bench a millisecond ahead of the buzzer.
“She made a tough shot, just like all-staters are supposed to do,” Burchell said. “We had the whole squad on her. I think two or three ran out there off the bench.”
Brock scored 34 points in the win and passed former Cumberland star Lori Kluck (who had 2,107 points) to set a new county scoring record with 2,122 points.
Burchell, who has led Clay County to five regional titles in 10 years on the job, didn’t have to think long when someone asked if any player had given his team more problems over the years than Brock. The Lady Dragons knocked Clay County out of the regional tournament in both 2014 and 2015 and has regular-season wins over Clay the past two years.
“I can safely say no,” he said. “She’s a clutch player. She’s hard to guard because she can beat you off the dribble. I just wish she played for me. It was a great game. I enjoyed it until the last shot.”
With a starting lineup that includes no seniors or juniors, the performance against the defending 13th Region champs was a confidence-builder. Clay played Harlan County to a halftime tie last week but let the game get away in the second half. This time, the Tigerettes were in it until the last shot.
“When you have a young team like this, you have to get your confidence where you can, and we did all we could do,” Burchell said. “If we keep improving like we did last year, we’ll be a contender.”
“Clay always plays us tough in games like this,” Harlan coach Derrick Akal said. “I expected that, especially on the road, but a ‘W’ is a ‘W’ and we’ll take it.”
Harlan (2-0) appeared to finally be in control with a 10-point lead midway through the third quarter, but with standout Harlan senior forward Emma Bianchi on the bench after suffering a shoulder injury the Lady Dragons were unable to put the game away. Clay freshman guard Kaylee Mathis hit seven of 10 shots after halftime in a 30-point performance.
“Losing Emma hurt us defensively,” Akal said. “I thought it was an opportunity to let some of the younger girls grow. I thought Brandi Haywood, Taylor Simpson and Noah Canady did an excellent job.”
Mathis had a three-point play in the fourth period to ignite an 8-2 run that put the Tigerettes ahead for the first time since the second quarter. The lead changed hands several times after that, including when Clay’s Taylor Asher and Brock hit 3-pointers 14 seconds apart. Brock had a chance to extend a one-point lead to three with 31 seconds left but was called for a lane violation on the first of a one-and-one situation. Mathis hit one of two at the line with 11 seconds left to tie the game at 52 and force overtime.
“I think Jordan felt she needed to redeem herself after missing the free throw at the end of regulation,” Akal said. “She’s a senior and has taken those shots before. We want her to take it.”
Clay held the ball for two and a half minutes after winning the tip in overtime, then took the lead on a Mathis basket. Brock answered with two free throws to tie the game again with 1:16 to play.
A basket by Summer Parker off a pass from Mathis gave Clay a two-point lead before Harlan’s Taylor Simpson nailed a 3-pointer with seven seconds left.
Mathis tripped over Mackenzie King, drawing a controversial foul 75 feet from the basket with four seconds to play, just after she took the inbounds pass. Mathis hit both shots to set the stage for Brock’s heroics.
“I wasn’t sure how much time I had,” said Brock, who dribbled past Akal on her way to the basket. “Coach told me I had time, then I saw an opening at the corner and pulled up and shot it.”
A three-point play by Simpson and a 3-pointer by Noah Canady gave Harlan a 6-2 lead midway through the first quarter as both offenses showed patience from the start.
Baskets by Brock and Bianchi pushed the lead to 10-5 before Clay sophomore Shelby Phillips came through with her first 3-pointer after four misses. A Mathis field goal off a drive pulled the Tigerettes even before a free throw by Brock gave Harlan an 11-10 lead at the end of the period.
Phillips and Canady traded 3s to start the second quarter, then Parker and Brock traded baskets as the lead changed hands four times in the opening two minutes.
Two free throws by Bianchi and Canady’s third trey gave Harlan its biggest lead of the half at 21-15. Bianchi went out with a shoulder injury soon after that, followed by Brock picking up her third foul and going to the bench. Two free throws by Mathis cut the deficit to 21-19.
Simpson and Mathis traded baskets to close the half as the Lady Dragons took a 23-21 lead into the break.
Brock hit three 3-pointers in the opening three minutes of the third quarter as Harlan’s lead grew to 32-23, prompting a timeout from Burchell. Brock added two more treys as the lead reached 10 before Clay battled back.
While Brock had five of Harlan’s six baskets, and an assist to King on the other, Mathis had four of six Clay baskets in the period, including a three-point play with no time left in the period to pull the Lady Tigers within five, at 43-38.
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Harlan hit nine 3-pointers in the junior varsity game to win 36-34 and improve to 3-2 on the season.
Kellie Beth Hoskins scored 14 points and Payeton Charles added 11 to lead the Lady Dragons. Madison Cole contributed six points, followed by Whitney WIlson with three and Alli Thompson with two.
Chasity Sizemore led Clay County with 12 points. Rebekah Decker scored 10. Allie Phillps and Edwina Hacker chipped in with five each. Courtney Jones scored two.

Applications for KDA internships

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College students pursuing a career in agriculture or government are invited to apply for a position in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) internship program for the summer of 2017, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced. For more information, go to kyagr.com/marketing/education-resources.html or contact Elizabeth Gordon at (502) 782-4125 or elizabeth.gordon@ky.gov.


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Farm Bureau Elects Board

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The Kentucky Farm Bureau chose its leaders and outlined their priorities for the upcoming 2017 legislative session at their 97th annual statewide organizational meeting. Bige Hensley of Clay County will return to the KFB board. Members concluded the meeting with its board of directors approving priority issues for the upcoming 2017 legislative session.

For more information go to:

http://www.westkentuckystar.com/News/State/Kentucky/Farm-Bureau-Elects-Board-Prioritizes-Issues.aspx

UTILITY TRUCK OVERTURNS

UPDATE: 8:52 PM– No injuries reported by Lockard’s Creek Fire Department member at the scene.

Rescue personnel with the Locker’s Creek Fire and Rescue Squad are on the way to Granny’s Branch in response to a utility truck that’s overturned on Butterfly Hollow, according to dispatch reports.

It is unknown if any one is injured or trapped at this time.  We will keep you posted with further updates.web-break

Tevis Arrested on Assault Charges

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Douglas Tevis, age 57 of Highway 770 (Corbin) was arrested on KY 770 after deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence complaint. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the female victim who advised there had been a verbal altercation that allegedly resulted in the victim being assaulted. Deputies noted redness on the victim’s hands consistent with the complaint.


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