Commonwealth Journal

Local Sports

November 17, 2013

Lange saves SHS in overtime thriller

Jumpers win at Middlesboro in Class 2A playoffs to reach regional title tilt at Prestonsburg

(Continued)

Middlesboro, Ky. —

It was Somerset’s turn to try to score. Will Lange, who has been out for virtually all season took the ball to the 1, then took it to the house.
It was his first touchdown of the season.
 It is arguably the most important touchdown any of the Jumpers have scored all season, and propelled the team to the 19-13 win.
“It was what you would expect between two teams,” Robbie Lucas said. “Middlesboro played a heckuvva game. I think it was two teams that didn’t want to go home, and it took the overtime to get everything done. Hats off to Middlesboro. Those kids played their hearts out and they played as hard as they possibly could. They made plays when they had to make plays. We were just fortunate enough to make one more.”
The win gave the Briar Jumpers the right to play in the Regional championship next Friday night at Prestonsburg.
 “We don’t know a lot about Prestonsburg right now,” Lucas said. “I know we’ll get a look at them, but I know they’ve got to be a quality team.”
But getting ready for the next game has to take back seat for a little rest and relaxation. The Jumpers and their following faithful have earned the right to take stock of where they are and the adversity it has taken to get here.
And maybe next week, they will get the opportunity to play one more ball game.
“The opportunity to coach these young men for another 48 minutes means a heckuvva lot to me,” Lucas said.
The Briar Jumpers have lost 4 games this season. That’s a lot by Briar Jumper standards, but it seems the guys on the field have gotten the gist of another of those quotes attributed to the Bear:

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Russell Local All-Star teams advance in state tournaments

    Local all-star baseball teams began their state tournament journeys on Tuesday night at ballparks all across the state of Kentucky.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • haleelanigan.jpg Pulaski’s Lanigan wins World title, Shopville Elementary places third

    The Pulaski County area has always been know n as a hotbed for great archery at the state level and National level.
    But now the local area can boast it has some of the greatest young archers in the ‘World’.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cavaliers LeBron Gilb_Harr.jpg LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hyden Commonwealth Journal 2014 All-County Track Team

    This year’s 2014 Commonwealth Journal All-County Track team was led by Pulaski County High School senior Austin Hyden.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • cr major.jpg Pirates win title over Yankees

    To clinch the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken major league championship title, the Kentucky Farm Care Pirates needed to win just one game against the Southeastern Appraisal Yankees.
    The Yankees, meanwhile, had a much tougher task, as they had to earn a pair of victories over the Pirates.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • cr minor.jpg Braves hold off Giants, 6-5, for title

    In the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken Minor League championship game, the Science Hill United Methodist Braves took the title by holding off the Roark Auto Transport Giants, 6-5.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Softball Lady Warriors’ Dynamic Duo

    The dynamic duo.
    A one-two punch.
    A winning combination.
    Whatever you want to call them, the pair of Destiny Molden and Sydney ‘Dozer’ Fourman have been nothing short of spectacular for the Southwestern High School softball team over the past few years.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scott Virginia Scott signs with Young Harris

    After a very successful prep basketball career at Somerset High School, Virginia Scott will continue to play the sport that she loves so much at the next level.

    June 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lynch.jpg ‘Magical Season’ ends

    For the past couple of weeks, things had gone the way Southwestern wanted them to.
    That was not the case in the first round game of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament, as the Warriors just couldn’t seem to get a break in Monday evening’s game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dishman Dishman signs with Lindsey Wilson

    Charlie Dishman has done it all for the Somerset High School baseball team for the past three seasons.
    Dishman – a clutch hitter, a go-to pitcher, and a mainstay at third base – is being rewarded for each of those talents, as he recently signed a scholarship to play baseball at Lindsey Wilson College.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

Somerset-Pulaski girls basketball


To purchase or view mor sports photos go to www.somerset-kentucky.smugmug.com

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Pulaski vs. Southwestern football


Check out more action photos at www.somerset-kentucky.smugmug.com

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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