The Edmonson County Lady Cat Volleyball team is scheduled to take on Owensboro Apollo in the first round of the Region 3 Tournament on Monday, October 23 at 7:30pm.
While the Lady Cats have a better record, (EC 23-8, Apollo 20-15), the two teams are similarly matched and have played the same caliber of teams throughout the year.
Edmonson enters the tournament ranked number three in the region in wins/losses, while Apollo ranks 6th.
The game will be broadcast live on Edmonson Voice.com with the pregame show beginning around 7:15pm
One Regular Season Game Left Before Playoffs Begin
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The Wildcats had a tough time stopping the 8-1 LaRue County Hawks last night in Hodgenville as they fell 32-7 to their district foe.
The Hawks were led by senior quarterback Dane Milby, who provided fuel for much of LaRue's offense last night, along with a very experienced team. The Hawks had 22 seniors on the field last night.
The Wildcats were in a bit of a hole early on, taking a 19-0 deficit into the locker room at the half.
Edmonson County answered in the third quarter as Logan Lindsey broke through for a three-yard touchdown. Brett Brannon's kick cut LaRue's lead to 19-7, but the Wildcats would get no closer as the Hawks went on to score a touchdown as time wound down in the quarter, and again at the start of the fourth for a final of 32-7.
The Wildcats saw very little offense from their passing game, connecting on 5/9 attempts for a total of only 45 team yards.
Logan Lindsey led the team in rushing yards with 56 on 11 carries, Tucker Cole added 24yds, Brayden Carey, who was nursing a sore ankle, added 18yds, and Kenny Logsdon went for 17yds.
Edmonson County is now 5-4 on the season and will take on Barren County for the final regular season game next THURSDAY at Warren Central High School. Game time is set for 7pm with your Edmonson Voice WildcatsLive pregame show beginning at 6:45pm.
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Edmonson County High School has hired Bridgett Poteet as the new head coach for Lady Cat Softball. Coach Poteet currently teaches Conceptual Science at ECHS and is a former Lady Cat player.
Originally from Hart County, she was a varsity player for the Lady Raiders from her 8th grade to junior years and transferred to Edmonson County as a senior (then Bridgett Gardner) for the 2005-06 season under then head coach Kevin Jackson.
She was introduced today at ECHS by Principal Tommy Hodges.
"She played at Edmonson County and she knows Edmonson County," said Hodges. "She's going to help let folks know what Edmonson County is all about."
Poteet says even though the Lady Cats are still considered to be in a rebuilding stage, she looks forward to being part of that process, having plenty of talent on the roster.
"There are lots of girls here that are tremendous athletes," she said. "We have a great foundation where we can build."
Coach Poteet was on the coaching staff of the first ever Green County Middle School softball team in 2013. From there, she served as an assistant at Logan County for the next two years.
"No one has a guaranteed spot," she told the current Lady Cat team today. "You'll each try out for your spots. I'm tough, but I'll love all of you. I'll expect the best out of each one of you on and off the field and we'll have a good time. When people hear Edmonson County Softball, they're going to think the very best."
Hodges said decisions for assistant coaches have not yet been made.
Coach Poteet will take over immediately. Former head coach Jeremy Garmon resigned from the spot in September of this year. Garmon spent two seasons as head coach of the Lady Cats where he compiled a 32-30 record, including a 2016 District 12 Championship title in his first season.
The final regular season football game for the Edmonson County Wildcats against Barren County next Friday, October 27 has been moved to Warren Central High School and rescheduled for Thursday, October 26, at 7pm, according to ECHS Athletic Director Kyle Pierce.
Barren County is currently undergoing a reported multi-million dollar renovation which is expected to result in the Trojans having one of the top facilities in the state of Kentucky.
The Wildcats are scheduled to play at LaRue County this Friday at 7pm central time, 8pm eastern (LaRue time) with your WildcatsLive pregame show beginning at 6:45pm.
Again, next Friday's game against Barren County will be held at Warren Central High on THURSDAY, Oct 26, beginning at 7pm with the pregame show starting at 6:45pm.
Lady Cats Sweep Trinity 3-0 To Claim First District Title Since 2011
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The Edmonson County Lady Cat Volleyball team claimed the District 12 title in a three-set sweep last night in Grayson County, their first since 2011 when Edmonson County won back-to-back titles in '10 and '11 in District 13, Region 4.
The Lady Cats spent no time fooling around as they dominated Trinity in set one, going on two separate 8-0 runs as they outscored the Lady Raiders 20-5 to wind things up 25-8.
The start of set two was much of the same as Edmonson County had compiled a 15-6 lead early on but the Raiders started a run of their own and bounced back with a 5-0 stretch, forcing the Lady Cats into a timeout.
Edmonson kept their composure as Trinity tried crawling back in with another run as the Lady Cats held a 24-20 lead, but the Lady Raiders would get no closer in set two as Edmonson County won 25-20.
The third set seemed to be slated for a close contest as both teams went back and forth through four ties and six lead changes when Trinity cut Edmonson's lead to 12-11. The score would be no closer as the Lady Cats went on a 13-4 run to end the set, as Caitlin Simon capped things off with two kills in a row, giving EC the 25-15 set and the sweep over Trinity to claim the title.
Head Coach Haley Garmon credited senior leadership as the main reason for the Lady Cats' success this year.
"They're unreal," she said. "They've carried us through this entire season. I said when I took the job that this would be the team to go all the way. They're coachable, they're ready to listen, they've got the heart to play the game."
Coach Garmon said setting the tone in set one was also key to the win.
"When the girls came out of the locker room, we were pumped. We were ready to go, but we also had those nerves, those butterflies. But we calmed them down a little bit and knew this was our year. We came out with confidence. We'd set this goal at the beginning of the season and we played it one point at a time, then one set at a time. After our first set we were pretty confident in the way the rest of the game was going to go."
The Lady Cats are now 23-8 on the season and will either play Monday or Tuesday in the Region 3 Tournament, according to the tournament draw which is set to take place this weekend. The tournament is scheduled to be held in Owensboro next week.
The WildcatsLive crew will broadcast the game live from Owensboro. Stay connected to EdmonsonVoice.com for the complete details and times as they become available.