It’s roundball time
In the midst of football euphoria in Lincoln County, where the Pigskin Patriots have reached the state semifinals for only the fourth time, the high school basketball season begins there tonight as well. The Lincoln County girls host Pulaski County tonight in the only opening night game involving any of the eight area schools.
It’s a light week in general, as the first week of the season usually is. Here are some week one highlights:
- Tuesday: It’s the first debut game for any of the area’s new coaches as Lee DeForest’s Garrard County boys host Monticello. And the Casey County girls play at Southwestern, last year’s 12th Region runner-up.
- Thursday: Judie Mason’s Danville girls play their first game, hosting Burgin.
- Friday: Boyle County’s boys host East Jessamine, while Roger Newton leads the Boyle girls for the first time at Washington County. Also, the Casey County boys play their first game under Todd Carman at home against rival Russell County, and the Kentucky School for the Deaf boys play their first game under Mike Yance in Knoxville, Tenn., at Tennessee School for the Deaf’s Viking Classic.
As for the Lincoln boys, some of whom will be playing football for one or two more weeks, they’ll play their season opener Tuesday against Russell County as scheduled. There’s a pretty good chance, however, that Lincoln’s girls-boys doubleheader Friday at Wayne County will be postponed.