Prep Roundup: Clark defeats Indians for fourth straight district title
Clark junior Frankie Kao (32) battles Bourbon County¿s Jonathan Creamer for possession of the ball in a 1-0 triumph over the Colonels Tuesday night at Stonerside Field in Paris. (Mike Hanson/Sycamore Photography / October 10, 2012)
Both teams will advance to next week’s 10th Region Tournament set to begin Monday at Bracken County High School. Clark, four-time defending 40th District champion, will take on Mason County at 6 p.m. Monday. The Lady Cardinals (19-10) lost the first set 25-19, but then won game two 25-19, followed by an exciting 30-28 win in the next set. Clark capped the successful comeback with a 25-15 victory in the last game.
Lady Cardinals coach Robyn Curry said her team got off “to a very slow start” but recovered in the final three games to get the win.
“We played very scared,” she said. “We are young and inexperienced, but I told them we have to step up and play, and do the things we have taught them all year. We settled down, pulled it together and won the last three in a row.”
Carrie Irvin, Sandra Skinner and Kyndal Curry were named to the all-tournament team.
Kills — Maddie Hamlin 7, Sandra Skinner 7, Kyndal Curry 4, Kaytlynn Williams 4. Digs — Irvin 14 good, 3 errors; Amy Kao 15 good, 4 errors; Veronica Worsham 8 good, 1 error; Kyndal Curry 5 good, 1 error. Aces — Kao 6, Curry 5, Skinner 4. Blocks — Skinner 3, Maddie Hamlin 2. Sets — Irvin, good 53, 4 errors, 21 assists; Kyndal Curry 5 good, 4 errors, 2 assists.
Cards nip Bourbon in OT
The George Rogers Clark boys soccer team ended a five-year drought in the district tournament with a 1-0 triumph over host Bourbon County in sudden death overtime Tuesday night at Stonerside Field in Paris.
Andrew Haggard connected on the lone goal with 59 seconds remaining in the final sudden-death overtime period. The win was the first in the postseason for Clark since 2007 when the Cardinals advanced to the state finals. Clark had lost its four previous district contests in the opening round.
“I’m happy for everyone,” Clark coach Ian Collins said. “It was a great goal and a good starting point for the playoffs.”
Clark (7-7-2) will take on rival Montgomery County in the 39th District Tournament finals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Stonerside Field in Paris. The Indians (11-6-4) earned a ticket to the finals with a 5-0 shutout of Paris in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.
Earlier this season, Montgomery County edged the Cardinals 2-1 on¿Sept. 11 at the Cardinal Soccer Complex in Winchester.