Schools that have never made the Sweet 16

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionEagle View Post
    Lawrence County has been to the Sweet 16 before but apart of the 16th region. Both West Carter and Lewis County have an outside shot to win the 16th this year.
    Lawrence County has not been to the state tournament as part of the 16th region or 15th Region nor has their previous school Louisa.
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    A little surprised to see Erlanger Lloyd on the list from the ninth region, I know Coach Code had some nice teams in the 70s, I do remember them as runner up one year to Holmes. Cooper will make it off the list very soon I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maysvilleky View Post
    Heck...With the way the 10th has played out this year...St. Pat.
    That would make the Saints happy. And the players too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    Owen County (8th region) is the favorite this year.
    I am rooting for the Rebels to break their maiden this season!

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    Has Bellevue or Dayton made it before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by futurecoach View Post
    Has Bellevue or Dayton made it before?
    Multiple times...
    Dayton (1916, 41, 43, 44)
    Bellevue (1938 & 1949)

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    There's several teams on the no-title list that might have made it to the Sweet 16 if the "establishment", to use a currently commonly used term during the presidential campaign, that's found in most regions, had not been in force. I know in the 14th that most of the control and power has always been in the southern part of the region in a triangle from Hazard to Hindman to Whitesburg. This dates back to the 1940s. It's no surprise when the 14th region championships are researched that most of the titles are from Perry or Knott County schools. The only other school to have several titles is Breathitt County, but for most of its history Breathitt was in the same district as the Knott schools, which in year's past were old Knott County High, Carr Creek, Hindman, and Cordia and was also part of the establishment.

    I may be paranoid but I think most of the region's have a inner circle power structure that makes it difficult for schools outside the circle to get to the Sweet 16. It may not be that way in regions such as the 6th, 7th, or 11th, but I believe it is prevalent in the rest of the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    There's several teams on the no-title list that might have made it to the Sweet 16 if the "establishment", to use a currently commonly used term during the presidential campaign, that's found in most regions, had not been in force. I know in the 14th that most of the control and power has always been in the southern part of the region in a triangle from Hazard to Hindman to Whitesburg. This dates back to the 1940s. It's no surprise when the 14th region championships are researched that most of the titles are from Perry or Knott County schools. The only other school to have several titles is Breathitt County, but for most of its history Breathitt was in the same district as the Knott schools, which in year's past were old Knott County High, Carr Creek, Hindman, and Cordia and was also part of the establishment.

    I may be paranoid but I think most of the region's have a inner circle power structure that makes it difficult for schools outside the circle to get to the Sweet 16. It may not be that way in regions such as the 6th, 7th, or 11th, but I believe it is prevalent in the rest of the state.
    Conspiracy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    There's several teams on the no-title list that might have made it to the Sweet 16 if the "establishment", to use a currently commonly used term during the presidential campaign, that's found in most regions, had not been in force. I know in the 14th that most of the control and power has always been in the southern part of the region in a triangle from Hazard to Hindman to Whitesburg. This dates back to the 1940s. It's no surprise when the 14th region championships are researched that most of the titles are from Perry or Knott County schools. The only other school to have several titles is Breathitt County, but for most of its history Breathitt was in the same district as the Knott schools, which in year's past were old Knott County High, Carr Creek, Hindman, and Cordia and was also part of the establishment.

    I may be paranoid but I think most of the region's have a inner circle power structure that makes it difficult for schools outside the circle to get to the Sweet 16. It may not be that way in regions such as the 6th, 7th, or 11th, but I believe it is prevalent in the rest of the state.
    Sometimes this circle, in the metro areas, has been called the "private schools".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Card View Post
    Sometimes this circle, in the metro areas, has been called the "private schools".
    LOL

    So are you saying that in the Lexington metro area of the 11th region, the private schools have a power stranglehold? That Sayre (who’s never won the region), LexCath and Lex Christian (who’s never even been to the regional tournament) are preventing Dunbar, Henry Clay, Scott County, Lafayette and Madison Central with at least 15 state championships among them from having success? Isn’t Scott County close to the winningest program in the state the last 15 years or so, and Scott Co and Madison Central both with pretty recent championships? And Dunbar and Henry Clay challenging right now? Wha……?

    If not Lexington, what metro area are you talking about?

    Every time someone knocks a coach on here, there’s a knee jerk reaction of “Whatsamatta, your little Johnny didn’t get playing time?””

    I’m seeing so many attempts to vilify the private schools, my knee jerk reaction is becoming, “Whatsamatta, your little Johnny got beat by a bunch of treehuggers, rich kids, or Christians?”

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    Casual Fan.... I did not mention the 11th region, nor am I trying to vilify the private schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Card View Post
    Casual Fan.... I did not mention the 11th region, nor am I trying to vilify the private schools.
    Still laughing and tongue firmly in cheek, my friend, only a few metro areas in this Commonwealth, ha! Thanks for your pm, no sweat. If not here, where? Put some meat on the bones for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    There's several teams on the no-title list that might have made it to the Sweet 16 if the "establishment", to use a currently commonly used term during the presidential campaign, that's found in most regions, had not been in force. I know in the 14th that most of the control and power has always been in the southern part of the region in a triangle from Hazard to Hindman to Whitesburg. This dates back to the 1940s. It's no surprise when the 14th region championships are researched that most of the titles are from Perry or Knott County schools. The only other school to have several titles is Breathitt County, but for most of its history Breathitt was in the same district as the Knott schools, which in year's past were old Knott County High, Carr Creek, Hindman, and Cordia and was also part of the establishment.

    I may be paranoid but I think most of the region's have a inner circle power structure that makes it difficult for schools outside the circle to get to the Sweet 16. It may not be that way in regions such as the 6th, 7th, or 11th, but I believe it is prevalent in the rest of the state.
    Sorry Professor, not following you here. Can you explain? Are you saying some "establishment" (what does that mean?) in the 14th region has, over the years, prevented better teams from advancing out of the region? If so, then how was this accomplished?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVMan23 View Post
    Sorry Professor, not following you here. Can you explain? Are you saying some "establishment" (what does that mean?) in the 14th region has, over the years, prevented better teams from advancing out of the region? If so, then how was this accomplished?
    Maybe inner circle power structure was not the right wording.

    What I'm referring to is in our region most of the controlling powers, such as assigning secretaries, influence, political leverage, and money has always been in the southern districts in our region. It's not as bad as it once was but those schools for many years had built in advantages. I suppose what I'm inferring is this is my opinion of how it was from the '40s to the '80s. The past decade or two have been better.
    Being able to be the host is a nice advantage, too. Hazard Memorial was the lone host from about 1950-1965, when Breathitt opened their Coluseum. Then Knott's 3 schools consolidated in 1975 and they built their 5000 seat gym. Those 3 venues were the only host (with the exception of one year in 1985 that Leslie County hosted) until the late 1990s when Powell County was finally added to the rotation. I don't know how much advantage being the host is but I would have to think that if there's 3 or 4 fairly evenly matched teams in a region that being able to play on your own floor, shoot on rims that you're familiar with, and not have to load on a bus and travel for 90 minutes, would be a big plus.
    Our region actually does a pretty good job these days, but I have my opinions of past years.

    As I said, maybe I'm just paronoid. I know of several teams that I felt should have won the region over the years and in my view a few suspicious things happened that didn't allow it to occur. There have been better teams from our region than the ones that ended up playing in certain given years, and most of the ones that ended up playing were the usual teams.

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    Lloyd will be dangerous next year coming out of the 9th

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