Commonwealth Journal

Local Sports

October 17, 2012

Pulaski sweeps Lady Colts in straight sets

Harrodsburg — Just 24 hours prior, the Lady Maroons had to ‘fight and claw’ to avoid elimination in the opening round of the 12th Region Volleyball Tournament in their ‘come-from-behind’ five-set win over Wayne County High School.

Last night in the 12th Region semifinals at Mercer County Senior School, Pulaski had no problems in dispensing of West Jessamine in a 25-16, 25-12, 25-21 straight set victory.

“I thought after last night we might have a little bit of a letdown, because that was a taxing match for us both mentally and physically,” said Pulaski veteran coach Teresa Combs. “But we came out ready to go tonight. Last night, I thought we played pretty well as a whole – but tonight we executed very well.”

In the first set, Pulaski jumped out to an early 8-1 lead and was able to maintain a comfortable margin en route to their 25-16 win.

Likewise in the second set, Pulaski jumped out to another 8-1 lead on the Lady Colts. And spurred by a stretch of four straight kills by Samantha Randolph, the Lady Maroons expanded their lead to 21-7 and breezed to an easy game-two win.

However, the third set was a little bit more of a struggle for the Lady Maroons, as West Jessamine took the lead early in the set.

West Jessamine held a 8-7 lead in the early goings before the Lady Maroons went on a 7-1 run, paced by two serving aces by Jessica Ping.

Pulaski looked to close out their semifinal match after expanding their third-set lead to 21-15. However, West Jessamine cut the Pulaski lead to 22-19 before Combs called time out to rally her troops for their final surge to pull out the third set by a score of 25-21.

Pulaski was led offensively by Samantha Randolph with 18 kills, 2 aces and 7 assists. Sarah Correll had 8 kills, 2 assists and 3 blocks.

Bryanna Black had 18 assists and an ace. CeCe Roberts had 2 kills and 7 assists. Jessica Ping recorded 8 kills and 4 aces. Ashtyn Lyons had 3 kills and 2 blocks, while Amber Viers was credited with an ace.

Pulaski’s semifinal win sets up a repeat of the 2011 regional finals against county school rivals, Southwestern High School. Last year, Southwestern downed the Lady Maroons en route to their fourth straight regional title.

“There is nothing we are going to do different against Southwestern,” Combs said. “We are going to go out and execute our game plan.”

“Throughout the season our game plan has never changed, we started this thing at the beginning of the season with the hopes and goals of being right where we are right now – playing in the regional championship game.”

The Lady Maroons will be making their fifth 12th Region Championship game appearance (2012, 2011, 2005, 2004, 2003), and still looking for that first regional crown.


Text Only
Local Sports
  • Relay Maranda Mills, Austin Hyden win meet MVP’s

    The weather on Saturday was perfect for the 38th annual Joan Spurlock Lake Cumberland Classic at Somerset High School’s Joan Spurlock Track Complex.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Top Players Justin Edwards, Virginia Scott named County Basketball Players of the Year

    The 2013-’14 high school basketball season was one that saw both Southwestern hoops teams advance all the way to the regional semi finals, while the PC boys won a fifth consecutive district tournament, and the Somerset Lady Jumpers earned a berth in a regional tourney for the second year in a row.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bigelow Lady Jumpers hold off Pulaski

    It’s been a rough few days for first-year head coach Brad Gover and the Pulaski County Lady Maroon softball team.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pulaski The ‘New’ Lady Maroons show no signs of giving up

    With the Somerset Lady Jumpers holding the best softball record in the 12th Region, and Pulaski just six days removed from a massive mutiny – nobody expected much of a game.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Region Warrior anglers win Region

    In only their first year in competition, the Southwestern High School bass fishing team wasted little time to show their dominance in the newly recognized KHSAA sport.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • PC softball Pulaski’s Walk Off

    Over the past three seasons, the Pulaski County High School softball program has went through several changes.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rivals Ellison’s 3-run blast stuns Lady Warriors

    After dropping their season opener in extra innings at Madison Central, the Somerset Lady Jumper softball team had been the hottest team in the 12th Region winning six games in a row.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rivals Jumpers’ Dishman shuts down Warriors

    Coming into the 2014 high school baseball season, Somerset head coach Phil Grundy felt pretty confident that his team was a bonafide regional contender thanks to eight seniors — all with a ton of experience.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gover Al Gover resigns as Pulaski coach

    For the second time, Al Gover has resigned as the Pulaski County High School boys basketball coach after five seasons at the helm.
    On Friday, Gover announced he was resigning from the Maroons’ head boys basketball coaching position and told his team this past weekend.

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • walker 2.jpg Walker says she’s out as SHS coach

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo

Somerset-Pulaski girls basketball

To purchase or view mor sports photos go to

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Pulaski vs. Southwestern football

Check out more action photos at

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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