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LCHS fall sports season gets into swing

With the opening of schools in Lincoln County set for next Wednesday it means that the fall high school sports season is upon us.

The Lincoln County High School athletic program offers up a variety of sports for its student/athletes in the fall, including football, volleyball, cross country, soccer and golf, and the preseason is quickly winding down.

The Lady Patriot golf team has already opened play and the Patriot golfers get started today. For soccer and volleyball, the wait ranges from four to 11 days. Football and cross country athletes and fans have a couple weeks to wait for the start of those seasons.

The Lincoln girls golf team, or at least a portion of the team, kicked off the season Monday afternoon, playing in the Central Kentucky Classic at the Danville Country Club. Ally Lynn and Jaiden Hoover represented Lincoln in the tourney, which was co-hosted by Boyle County and Mercer County. Lynn posted the Lady Patriots’ low, shooting a 106 in the 18-hole tournament. Hoover shot a 138.

The Lady Patriot golf team, which is coached by Martha Bastin, does not have a home match scheduled until Aug. 29.

The Patriot golfers, led by first-year coach Zach Johnson, are scheduled to play Woodford County High School at Versailles today. The Patriots’ first home match at the Dix River Golf Course is set for Aug. 15 against West Jessamine.

Johnson is one of two new coaches this fall season at Lincoln, with George Brown taking the helm of the Lady Patriot soccer team.

The Lady Patriot soccer team opens its 2019 season on the road, playing at North Laurel on Monday, Aug. 12. Kickoff for the game is 7:30 p.m. Lincoln will open its home schedule on Monday, Aug. 19, playing host to Anderson County. The junior varsity will take the field first at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity game at 7:30.

The Lincoln boys soccer team also opens it season on Aug. 12. The soccer Patriots, led by coach Lewis Cummins, will kick off the season at home, taking on the Pulaski County Maroons. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The junior varsity game will start at 6.

Lincoln County volleyball hits the hardwood for its 2019 opener on Monday, Aug. 19. Coach Samantha Torres and the Lady Patriots will head to Somerset High School for their season opener. The jv/varsity games get underway at 6 p.m. Lincoln opens its home schedule the following night, playing host to Casey County in a freshman/jv/varsity tripleheader. Varsity action is set for approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Patriot football team, led by coach Spencer Crutchfield, has two weeks before the start of the gridiron season. As is tradition, Lincoln will open the season by hosting the PBK Death Valley Bowl. The Patriots will take on the Woodford County Yellow Jackets in game one of the Bowl on Friday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m.

The Lady Patriot and Patriot cross country teams also have two full weeks to condition before their season kicks into gear. The Lincoln runners, led by coach Jose Pope, are set to run in the Pulaski County Invitational at Northern Middle School in Somerset on Saturday, Aug. 24. Lincoln has only one home meet scheduled this season. That meet is set for Tuesday, Sept. 17.