Breathitt County Basketball?

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    Breathitt County Basketball?

    Does anyone know the last time they went to the Sweet Sixteen and how far they got,etc.? Didn't they have a really good team in the 80's at one point?
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    State Tournament Appearances: 11
    Overall Record: 8-12

    1959 - beat Clay County 76-50; lost to DuPont Manual 66-49
    1960 - lost to Flaget 76-59
    1961 - beat Christian County 75-67; beat Elizabethtown Catholic 59-44; lost to Dunbar 55-54; lost to Wheelwright 72-56 (finished fourth)
    1962 - beat Bloomfield 51-48; beat Virgie 50-48; lost to St. Xavier 59-44
    1963 - lost to Owensboro 52-40
    1967 - beat Elizabethtown Catholic 56-50; beat Harrison County 61-56; lost to Earlington 69-64
    1970 - beat Covington Catholic 64-63; lost to Madison 84-59
    1972 - lost to Russell 98-75
    1983 - lost to Carlisle County 78-66
    1985 - lost to Doss 76-47
    1996 - lost to Lexington Catholic 89-62

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    State Tournament Appearances: 11
    Overall Record: 8-12

    1959 - beat Clay County 76-50; lost to DuPont Manual 66-49
    1960 - lost to Flaget 76-59
    1961 - beat Christian County 75-67; beat Elizabethtown Catholic 59-44; lost to Dunbar 55-54; lost to Wheelwright 72-56 (finished fourth)
    1962 - beat Bloomfield 51-48; beat Virgie 50-48; lost to St. Xavier 59-44
    1963 - lost to Owensboro 52-40
    1967 - beat Elizabethtown Catholic 56-50; beat Harrison County 61-56; lost to Earlington 69-64
    1970 - beat Covington Catholic 64-63; lost to Madison 84-59
    1972 - lost to Russell 98-75
    1983 - lost to Carlisle County 78-66
    1985 - lost to Doss 76-47
    1996 - lost to Lexington Catholic 89-62
    Do you have any idea where I would find out the stats from their games in the 1985 Sweet Sixteen? Thanks for your help on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by All In View Post
    Do you have any idea where I would find out the stats from their games in the 1985 Sweet Sixteen? Thanks for your help on this
    Stats? I'm not sure. I would guess there is a database somewhere, but where to look I have no idea. There might be some type of link on the Herald-Leader website, but I believe they just have UK stuff. I don't think there are any game stats on the KHSAA site that far back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    State Tournament Appearances: 11
    Overall Record: 8-12

    1959 - beat Clay County 76-50; lost to DuPont Manual 66-49
    1960 - lost to Flaget 76-59
    1961 - beat Christian County 75-67; beat Elizabethtown Catholic 59-44; lost to Dunbar 55-54; lost to Wheelwright 72-56 (finished fourth)
    1962 - beat Bloomfield 51-48; beat Virgie 50-48; lost to St. Xavier 59-44
    1963 - lost to Owensboro 52-40
    1967 - beat Elizabethtown Catholic 56-50; beat Harrison County 61-56; lost to Earlington 69-64
    1970 - beat Covington Catholic 64-63; lost to Madison 84-59
    1972 - lost to Russell 98-75
    1983 - lost to Carlisle County 78-66
    1985 - lost to Doss 76-47
    1996 - lost to Lexington Catholic 89-62
    I remember this group had BJ Lovings. Always wore thier shirt tails out. Fun team to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Stats? I'm not sure. I would guess there is a database somewhere, but where to look I have no idea. There might be some type of link on the Herald-Leader website, but I believe they just have UK stuff. I don't think there are any game stats on the KHSAA site that far back.
    I thought for sure that there would be a detailed Sweet 16 website somewhere.

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    Until they start getting good coaches and backing them they may never be back

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    Breathitt Co. basketball is a joke.....too much politics and coaching changes to suit political needs and wants....football is the only sport supported and the baseball and basketball teams get absolutely no commitment from anyone!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikeman49 View Post
    Breathitt Co. basketball is a joke.....too much politics and coaching changes to suit political needs and wants....football is the only sport supported and the baseball and basketball teams get absolutely no commitment from anyone!!
    This happens 99% of the time when your AD Coaches a Sport, better bet he will take care of his program.

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    Is this job open?

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    I can understand this to a certain extent, but the system at Breathitt Co. doesn't serve the kids justice.....weight lifting and lift-a-thons going on during baseball season, also Spring football going on during baseball season as well.....basketball has gone South and the few athletes that are in this county are persuaded to lift during basketball season as well......someone from higher administration needs to step in and take charge!!

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    By the same token, schools the size of Breathitt Co. have to pick their battles. Smaller schools simply can't be good at everything. And if they're great at something -- and it can be fairly said that Breathitt is a great football program in the mountains -- it invariably comes at the expense of other sports. That sometimes translates up to larger schools, as well.

    Kentucky is full of examples where schools pick their spots in which to be competitive.

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    Point well taken....nevertheless, is this fair to the kids that choose baseball or basketball as their #1 sport and then suffer due to lack of support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikeman49 View Post
    Point well taken....nevertheless, is this fair to the kids that choose baseball or basketball as their #1 sport and then suffer due to lack of support?
    It's unfortunate, but I would caution that it could be worse: They could be a girl playing sports.

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    Girls athletics are treated the exact same way...nonexistent to AD and administration.....don't think it could be any worse!!

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