By Denis House
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
It’s that time of year again. Time for little league all-star tournaments.
Action starts June 22 at North Laurel Little League with the girls’ 11-12 district tournament. At 2 p.m., Hazard meets Corbin, followed by North Laurel-South London at 4 p.m. and Pulaski County-Clay County at 6 p.m.
The Hazard-Corbin winner will take on Tri-City on June 23 at 2 p.m., with Knox County meeting the North Laurel-South London winner at 4 p.m. and McCreary County battling Leslie County at 6 p.m. This is a double-elimination tournament with games running through July 2.
The Minor League girls’ district will also be held at North Laurel starting on June 24 with Clay County battling Leslie County at 6 p.m., followed by North Laurel-Hazard at 8 p.m. On June 25, Pulaski County meets Corbin at 6 p.m. and South London battles Tri-City at 8 p.m. This is also a double-elimination tournament wrapping up on July 3.
The 9-10 year old boys’ Area 2 tournament will be held at South London Little League starting June 29 when Corbin Red meets North Blue at 2 p.m., followed by Clay County 1 taking on Corbin White at 4 p.m. and Clay County 2 meeting North Green at 6 p.m.
The Corbin Red-North Blue winner will meet South London on June 30 at noon, with the other two first round winners meeting at 2 p.m. This double elimination tournament runs through July 3.
The 11-12 year old boys’ Area 2 tournament starts July 1 at Corbin with Corbin taking on North Laurel at 6 p.m., followed by Clay County-South London at 8 p.m. The two winners meet July 2 at 6 p.m. in this double-elimination tournament.
The 11 year old boys district will be held at Harlan starting on July 6 when Middlesboro meets South London at 5 p.m., followed by North Laurel-Knox County at 7 p.m. Harlan County will meet the Middlesboro-South London winner at 2 p.m. July 7 while Corbin meets the North Laurel-Knox County winner at 4 p.m. The winners’ bracket finals are set for July 9 at 6 p.m.
The Junior League boys’ tournament will be held at Hazard starting on July 9 with South London meeting Hazard at 6 p.m., followed by North Laurel-Corbin at 8 p.m. The two winners meet July 10 at 6 p.m. and this double elimination tournament runs through July 13.
The Senior League boys will be played at Harlan starting on July 11 with North Laurel meeting Hazard at 6 p.m., followed by Harlan-Leslie County at 8 p.m. The winner of that game plays Clay County July 12 at 6 p.m. with the winners’ bracket finals set for July 13 at 6 p.m. and the tournament running through July 15.
The Junior League girls’ district will be held at North Laurel Little League starting on July 8 with Leslie County taking on Tri-City at 6 p.m. On July 9, South London will meet the winner of that game at 6 p.m.