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The 17th, 18th and 11th district tournament seedings and pairings are set for next week.
For the fifth straight year, No. 13 Central Hardin (8-0 in district) owns the top seed for the 17th District Tournament.
Fourth-seeded North Hardin (3-5) meets fifth-seeded Fort Knox (0-8) at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Elizabethtown. The winner plays the three-time defending champ Lady Bruins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9, while second-seeded Elizabethtown (6-2) takes on third-seeded John Hardin (3-5) at 7 p.m.
The championship is set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10.
Gates open one hour prior to the first match and tickets are $6 at the door with no advance sales.
In the four-team 18th District Tournament at Caverna, top-seeded and nine-time defending champ Green County (6-0) takes on Caverna (0-6) at 6 p.m. Oct. 8, while second-seeded LaRue County (4-2) faces Hart County (2-4) at 7:30 p.m. The winners meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 for the championship.
And in the three-team 11th District Tournament at Meade County, second-seeded Breckinridge County (2-2) meets third-seeded Hancock County (0-4) at 7 p.m. Oct. 8. The winner takes on the Lady Waves (4-0), who are the defending champs, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9.
Tickets are $5 at the door.
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SUCCESS. Second-year Meade County coach Shajuana Ditto and the Lady Waves helped turn their home volleyball match against North Hardin on Friday into a worthy cause.
For the second consecutive year, Meade County held a “breast cancer awareness” night – honoring area residents and breast cancer survivors throughout the night.
The team held a bake sale, had a silent auction, decorated the gym with pink balloons and for a $1 donation fans could try their hand at serving. If they hit a serve in, they received a free slice of pizza. Meade County players also had special pink T-shirts made.
Area breast cancer coalition survivors were recognized as well. Senior outside hitter/defensive specialist Addie Durham’s grandmother was also honored, as she is a breast cancer survivor.
Ditto said $751.07 was raised and donated to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure foundation.
“This is the third year I’ve participated in it,” Ditto said. “I did it first at Taylor County, then brought it to Meade County last year and it’s gotten bigger and better this year.”
First-year North Hardin coach Richard Lawson liked the idea.
“It was well done,” he said. “I thought it was pretty neat.”
CLOSING THE REGULAR SEASON WITH A BANG. With the regular season coming to an end this week, Central Hardin is pushing itself. The Lady Bruins faced three ranked teams in Saturday’s Jefferson County Invitational Tournament, falling to No. 24 South Oldham 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, while defeating No. 21 Louisville Eastern 25-19, 25-9 in the silver division bracket semifinals and No. 19 Owensboro Catholic 26-24, 25-8 in the championship. They’ll take on No. 25 Oldham County at 6 p.m. Thursday and play Saturday at No. 17 Lexington Tates Creek.
Central Hardin already defeated Tates Creek once – 25-19, 13-25, 15-10 on Aug. 18 in the Bluegrass Invitational.
John Groth can be reached at (270) 505-1754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.