The Manchester Enterprise: High School Local Sports

Lady Tigers 9th in Preseason Polls

Seventh Region Stands Atop Girls, Boys Poll

The Courier-Journal newspaper out of Louisville released their annual state preseason basketball rankings this past week for the boys and girls teams in Kentucky high school basketball.

The Clay County Lady Tigers rank in at ninth in the state, the highest ranking ever for Lady Tiger Head Coach James “Ivy” Burchell.

There are only three other teams rated in the top-25 in the girls’ rankings from the mountain coverage area, including Perry County Central (4), Lincoln County (18), and defending state champions Rockcastle County (21).

Atop the girls’ rankings is seventh region power Manual, followed by Marion County, then Boone County.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 19:58

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Tigers Win in First Exhibition

Clay County Holds off Male in Preseason Scrimmage


Clay County's Zach McGeorge prepares to drive past a Louisville Male defender during Saturday's scrimmage game.

Coach Robert Marcum’s Clay County Tigers bounced back from a 23-9 first quarter deficit, winning the next three quarters to defeat visiting Louisville Male Saturday night 76-72.

The Tigers had a hard time adjusting to the quickness of Male in the first quarter, leading to a 23-9 deficit for the Tigers.

“You can’t simulate that type of quickness in our practices, and it took us the entire first quarter to adjust,” said Coach Marcum, “We didn’t do hardly anything right in the first quarter.”

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 03:40

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Lady Tigers Set for Week of Preseason Games

Clay to Face Holy Cross and Bell County in Exhibitions

The road to a fourth straight 13th region championship for the Clay County Lady Tigers begins this week, as Coach James “Ivy” Burchell’s squad will play two preseason exhibitions this week.

Saturday, the Lady Tigers will travel to Bullitt East to take on Louisville based Holy Cross.

The Lady Cougars return all of their players from last year’s 22-8 squad, including potential all-state candidate Kim Mingus.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 November 2011 03:37

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Tipping Off

Tigers to Get First Test in Preseason Exhibition Against Louisville Male


Pivots Steven Wagers and Zac Kemp go through drills during a recent Tiger basketball practice.

The Tigers will be in action Saturday against Louisville Male.

Clay County basketball fans will get their first taste of high school basketball Saturday evening, as second-year head coach Robert Marcum’s Clay County Tigers take the court for a preseason exhibition against Louisville Male.

“They have a nice team with an outstanding basketball tradition,” Coach Marcum said of this weekend’s opponent, “They’ll be very experienced and a tough challenge for us.”

Louisville Male finished with a 23-7 record last season, falling to Seneca in the opening round of the seventh region basketball tournament.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2011 13:53

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Tigers Ousted

Freshman Breaks Clay County Single Game Rushing Record in Loss


Freshman Sam Carr finds daylight after receiving a block from teammate Christian McNeal last Friday night.

Lexington – Despite a lopsided score to #12 Lexington Catholic in Friday night’s Class 4A State Playoff opener, there was one bright spot for Coach Kenny Roark’s Clay County Tiger football team.

Clay County fell to the Knights 76-18, but freshman Sam Carr rushed for 381 yards on the night with three touchdowns to his credit.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 November 2011 13:51

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