2-21-18 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

2-21-18 Edition on News Stands Wednesday!

2-21-18

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THE FINALS

Clay, North Laurel to meet in finals of district tournament as Jags try to capture their first-ever crowns

BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP

Rarely is there any question as to whether or not the Clay County Tigers will win the 49th District Tournament each year.

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THE REGION:

The 13th Region Tournament kicks off Monday with the girl’s; Wednesday with the boy’s. Now, who will be in the tourney?

Trying to predict who will be in this year’s 13th region boy’s and girl’s tournament is a lot easier than giving a guess on a recent snow forecast.

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TIGERS DOWN GENERALS 73-48

Game was never in doubt from the opening tip

A big first half by junior WILL SEXTON helped spur the Tigers in their victory over Jackson County Monday night. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

A big first half by junior WILL SEXTON helped spur the Tigers in their victory over Jackson County Monday night. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

The third time wasn’t the charm for the Jackson County Generals as they fell to the Tigers 73-48 in the opening round of the 49th district tournament.

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LADY TIGERS ESCAPE JACKSON 53-45

A horrendous shooting third quarter nearly kept the Lady Tigers from advancing to the 49th district tournament championship finals. But, as good teams do, they found a way to squeak out a victory, 53-45 over Jackson County.

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TIGERS BEAT CORDIA 86-63

Clay seniors wrap up regular season with win over All-A state champions

Tiger coach ROBERT MARCUM watches as senior WES WOLFE brings the ball down court in the win over Cordia. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

Tiger coach ROBERT MARCUM watches as senior WES WOLFE brings the ball down court in the win over Cordia. Photo by Mark Hoskins.

Weather canceled the much anticipated match-up with Clay County and Perry Central last week to close out the regular season. That sent Tiger coach Robert Marcum scrambling to find an opponent for senior night; enter Cordia, the defending All-A state champions.

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ONEIDA BAPTIST SWEEPS RED BIRD IN FIRST ROUND

Kehler hits for 26 points in Lady Mountaineer win

MADISON KEHLER, of Oneida Baptist Institute, recently scored her 2,000 pt. at the school. OBI personnel say, she is the first female basketball player to achieve this feat in school history. The senior is averaging 20 ppg. and has hit 64 three-pointers this year.

MADISON KEHLER, of Oneida Baptist Institute, recently scored her 2,000 pt. at the school.
OBI personnel say, she is the first female basketball player to achieve this feat in school history. The senior is averaging 20 ppg. and has hit 64 three-pointers this year.

For the first time ever, the play-in game of the 49th district tournament was held off-site from the host school (Jackson County) as Oneida Baptist Institute and Red Bird met in opening round games for both the boy’s and girl’s.

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49th District media awards announced

North Laurel sweeps awards in both boy’s, girl’s 49th district media voting

Post season honors are now being awarded to players and coaches throughout the 13th region.

This week, the 13th region Media announced their awards per district for both boy’s and girl’s.

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Garner, Shriver forced to cancel local visit

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Senate President Robert Stivers (right) speaks with actress Jennifer Garner before appearing at a meeting of the Senate Education Committee to discuss the importance of early childhood literacy programs. Garner had been scheduled to be in Manchester the following day but was not able to attend because of snow.

Garner, Shriver forced to cancel local visit

Actress Jennifer Garner and Mark K. Shriver, the president of the Save the Children Action Network spoke to the state Senate and House committees last Tuesday on the success of early childhood education programs ran by Save the Children, a nonprofit that first began working with the state’s youth during the Great Depression in Harlan County.


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