Lady Bears fall to Corbin in first round of regional tournament


Chris Jones

Harlan County senior Serenity Whitehead went low to make contact with the ball in action from the 52nd District Tournament. Whitehead was named to the all-tournament team at the regional tourney in Jackson County.

Harlan County’s Lily Caballero and Kalista Dunn went to the net to keep the ball alive in 52nd District Tournament action. (Chris Jones)

Harlan County was eliminated in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament on Saturday at Jackson County High School, falling 25-10, 25-10 to Corbin.
Serenity Whitehead led the 7-17 Lady Bears, the runner-up in the 52nd District, with four kills, one assist and one dig. Lily Caballero had three digs and one kill. Destiny Cornett added three assists and one kill. Kalista Dunn added two digs and one assist. Lindsey Browning contributed two kills. Lindsay Hall had one ace and one kill. Kamryn Hoiska and Chloe Shelton added one assist each.
Corbin went on to win the regional championship, its fifth straight, by defeating North Laurel 25-17, 25-7, 25-21 in the semifinals and Whitley County 25-19, 16-25, 25-12, 25-16 in the finals.