The Manchester Enterprise: High School Local Sports

Tigers Look to Dent Knights' Armor

Lexington Catholic to Host Clay County for First Round Playoff Game

Junior Tiger defensive back Josh Burchfield gets set to lead the Clay County Tiger football team into the state playoffs this week as Clay County travels to Lexington Catholic.

With the regular season in the books, it’s playoff time in the Bluegrass, and the first round of the KHSAA Class 4A State Playoffs pits Coach Kenny Roark’s Clay County Tigers (1-9) on the road against #12 Lexington Catholic this Friday night.

The Knights are rated as the 12th top team in the state, and the number-four ranked team in Class 4A, while the Tigers are ranked in at #25 in Class 4A.

With a high-powered offense led by University of Louisville commit Kyle Bolin, the Knights boast an 8-2 record on the year, capturing the Class 4A District 5 championship this season.

Bolin has been a dual-threat quarterback for the Knights this season, rushing for five touchdowns and throwing for 2,139 yards this season.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 17:05

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Breathitt Puts Damper on Senior Night

Tigers Fall in Final Regular Season Game of Season

Manchester – On a cold, rainy night at Tiger Stadium, Coach Kenny Roark’s Clay County Tiger football team was simply outmanned last Friday night, falling to undefeated Breathitt County 41-16 in the final game of the regular season.

The Bobcats got on the board early and often in the first half, leading to a 29-0 score at halftime.

While Breathitt County dressed close to 60 players Friday night, Clay County had only four of the original 11 starters from their first game of the season.

Juniors Christian McNeal, Jacob Hyde, and Josh Burchfield, along with sophomore Nathan Dobbs are the only four players that have started in all 10 of the Tigers’ games this season.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 November 2011 17:00

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High School Coaches Pleased With First Week of Roundball Practice


The Clay County Lady Tigers were hard at work during recent practice sessions.

With a week of official practices in the books, Clay County High School basketball coaches Robert Marcum and James “Ivy” Burchell have both been quite pleased with their team’s performances thus far.

“I think this is going to be an exciting team to watch,” said Tiger Head Coach Robert Marcum, “These boys are going to get after it.”

“I like the way the girls are working,” said Lady Tiger Head Coach James “Ivy” Burchell, “They’re working really hard, and overall I feel the program looks really good right now.”

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 23:24

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Just Short

Lady Tigers Fall to Eventual Region Champion in Region Semis


Lady Tiger volleyball senior Brittany Bowman makes an overhead return during Thursday night's regional semi-final loss to Corbin.

Log Mountain - With a nice, loud crowd behind them, the Clay County Lady Tiger volleyball team came up one set short of reaching the 13th Region Tournament Championship, falling to Corbin in Thursday’s regional semi-final game at Bell County High School in three sets (25-20, 11-25, 21-25).

The Lady Tigers stormed out the gates against the Lady Redhounds, jumping out to an 11-5 lead following an ace from Katelyn White.

Following a Corbin timeout, the Lady Redhounds closed the gap to within four, 14-10, before Head Coach Phillip Jones called the first timeout for Clay County.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 23:21

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Tigers Fall at 'The Rock'

Clay County Suffers Fifth Straight Loss


Tiger Head Coach Kenny Roark sends an offensive play in to freshman quarterback Ryan Holland during the Tigers' loss to Rockcastle County Friday night.

Mt. Vernon – In their final district game of the season, Coach Kenny Roark’s Clay County Tigers suffered a 54-12 loss to host Rockcastle County last Friday night.

The Rockets put up 351 yards of total offense in the game, 220 on the ground, while Clay County totaled 106 yards rushing.

Clay County played without the services of starters Joseph Cheek, JR Gray, and Braden Gibbs, all of whom suffered season-ending injuries in the last two weeks.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 23:20

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