Remember the days of the in-county rivalries between Clarkson, Leitchfield and Caneyville? Were you a Bulldog, a Redhawk, or a Purple Flash?
If the members of the Caneyville Community Club have their wishes fulfilled, those old rivalries will be rekindled in September when they will play host to an Alumni Basketball Game which will showcase the newly redfurbished gym at the old Caneyville High School.
The club had originally wanted the game to be played on the final day of the Caneyville Fair, on Saturday, October 4. But difficulties in scheduling the event around already scheduled activities has prevented them from doing that. Instead, the event has been scheduled two weeks prior to the Fair, on Saturday, September 20, from 6-8 p.m.
All of this, though, depends on being able to find players from those old teams who want to play in another rivalry series. As it stands now, teams from Leitchfield and Clarkson would play one another for the right to face the host team from Caneyville. The format has not been finalized, but two 15-minute halves with a running clock was put forward as a possibility.
As many of the former players are getting up there in years, it was also mentioned that EMS personnel might want to be on standby.
The Community Club will take on the task of finding Caneyville players, but they stress that someone from Leitchfield and Clarkson must be responsible for fielding their own teams.
The games will be open to anyone who is an alumni of any of the three schools and played basketball for their schools. The club also wants to invite any former cheerleaders to attend and cheer on their favorites.
The city of Caneyville is also working to restore the old Home Economics classroom to be used as a food outlet during the Fair. If the work is completed by the time of the alumni games, the plan is to serve food that night as well.
If you would like to be a part of this fun night, either as a player or a cheerleader, Brend Batchelder is acting as a coordinator for the event. Contact her at home at 270-879-3531, or on her cell at 270-230-3015. In the event she is not able to take your call, leave a message.
Let’s see if we can’t get a huge response for this event and let the trash-talking begin!