November 24, 2017
Louisa, Ky. — A Lawrence Co. Basketball season without a Dalton, Richardson, Chaffin or a Kiser is officially upon us as Travis York begins his 4th season as the Bulldog basketball Head Coach and first without one of the names mentioned above.
2017- 18 LC Bulldogs varsity basketball
After going 22-12 and losing a heartbreaker to Johnson Central 88-87 in the 15th Region semifinals this past March, the Lawrence County Bulldogs will be eager to put that behind them.
The Bulldogs won the 60th District title last season in their final year before being switched this season to the 58th District. That district will include Prestonsburg, who went 7-24 last season, Betsy Layne, who went 7-23 and the Jaguars of Floyd Central who could be the District and Region favorite in their first year, after consolidating Allen Central, who went 14-19 and South Floyd who went 21-13 and lost to eventual champ Pikeville 82-75 last season in the Region semifinals.
Senior Trey Dotson and Sophomore Tyler Maynard are the only starters back from the gut wrenching loss to the Golden Eagles at the Expo Center.
Dotson averaged 8.6 PPG and hit 47 three pointers last year. Maynard scored 6.6 PPG and pulled down 4.8 rebounds per contest.
Both players are going to be counted on heavily this season. Sophomores Alex Ratliff and Chase Sartin along with freshman Baden Gillispie and 8th Grader Cody Maynard will all be in the mix for starting spots in the backcourt.
Hardin and junior Noah Fairchild will have to be a presence down low for the Dawgs to be successful. Sophomore Derek Larimer and junior Lucas Maynard could provide some depth for the Bulldogs.
The Dawgs will be playing another challenging schedule highlighted by a one day showcase in the Kentucky Bank classic at Paris, Ky. plus a tourney before Christmas in Prestonsburg and a tourney right after Christmas in the CSI Classic at Bath Co. The Bulldogs will also play at Tolsia December 7th and then host the Rebels January 13th.
Coach Travis York’s Bulldogs will be playing in the Zip Zone Classic at Bulldog Arena tomorrow night (Saturday) against Sheldon Clark, also a young team that features highly regarded 6′ 10″ freshman Trey James.
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Bulldog Head Coach Travis York
“.. We are going to be young and go through a lot of growing pains. Five new starters from the start of last season and not returning a lot of stats from a year ago. But I’m very excited about this team. Great group of players and hard working. I think we will be fun to watch and fans will fall in love with these players.”
“… We’ll play fast paced again this season.”