Whitesburg KY

Weather stops hoops play at county’s high schools

Last week’s weather pretty much wiped out Letcher County Central basketball.

The 14-11 Cougars wrap up their season this Thursday against visiting Pike County Central.

The19-7 Lady Cougars have no more games scheduled and will be in the gym practicing for next week’s 53rd District action at Knott County Central High School, according to coach Dickie Adams. “I’ve called every coach I know in this area trying to get a game added for us, but no takers. Everyone already has someone to play and can’t work us in.”

The LCCHS Cougars, for the second year in a row, will tangle with Cordia in the second round of the boys’ 53rd District tournament also at Knott County Central High School. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.

Cordia edged LCCHS in double overtime a month ago in Ermine, so Tuesday’s match-up could be interesting. The Lions, who finished second in the All A Classic State Tournament last month, should be a big favorite.

Jenkins takes on June Buchanan in the boys’ opening round at 6 p.m. at Knott County Central on Monday.

The Jenkins/JBS winner meets defending district and regional champion Knott County Central in the second round at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26. The boys’ championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 1.

Perry County Central will host the boys’ 14th Region tournament beginning with the opening round games on March 5 and 6. The semifinals are scheduled for March 10, with the finals the next evening, March 11.

The boys’ Sweet Sixteen begins in Rupp Arena on March 19. The 14th Region champs meet the 4th region champs at 1:30 p.m. on March 20.

The opening round of the girls’ 53rd District tournament gets underway with the June Buchanan School vs. Cordia match-up scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday at Knott County Central High School.

The 19-7 Lady Cougars are the defending district and 14th Region champions and will meet the JBS/ Cordia winner in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26.

Knott County Central meets Jenkins in the 6 p.m. semifinals on Tuesday. Knott County Central has been playing very well the past two weeks with victories over Perry County Central and Leslie County. Jenkins will be an underdog.

The girls’ district championship is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 28.

The girls’ 14th Region tournament opening-round games will be March 3 and 4 at Leslie County High School. The semifinals will be on March 7 followed by the finals at 7 p.m. on March 8.

The girls’ Sweet Sixteen opens on March 12 at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. The 14th Region champs will play the 1st Region champs at noon on March 13.

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