Sentinel-Echo.com

Local Sports

March 25, 2013

alks underway to return region tournaments to The Arena

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Discussions have begun to move both the boys and girls 13th Region Basketball Tournaments back to The Arena next high school basketball season, which hosted both tournaments in 2010, ’11 and ’12 before they were moved to Harlan County High School this past season.

According to Jackson County High School principal Keith Hayes, it is his school’s turn to host the tournaments in 2014 and he’s hoping to be able host them at The Arena.

“That’s the plan,” he said. “We talked (with the people from The Arena) last week and there are some things that need to be worked out and hopefully those things can be worked out.”

Connie Hunt, general manager of The Arena, did confirm the discussion about the tournaments coming back to The Arena.

“We are in discussion about the 13th Region Tournaments coming back to The Arena,” she said.

Jackson County has a new gymnasium , but Hayes admitted parking and seating would be a problem.

“We just don’t have the parking or the seating to have two regional games in one night,” he said. “So, we want to have it at The Arena. I believe it will be there – there are just a couple of things to work out.

“I’m Jackson County all the way,” he added. “But Jackson County and Harlan County are the extremes when it comes to traveling to the farthest locations. Corbin is more of a central location and it would only make sense to have it at The Arena.  So hopefully in a few weeks we can have something worked out.”

Les Dixon is the sports editor of the Times Tribune.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
Facebook
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results