Scott Brown handles most of the sports duties for Ham Broadcasting. In addition to providing daily sports news on this blog, he broadcasts high school football, basketball and baseball games on WKDZ and WHVO. He also hosts the Saturday Morning Sports Report on WKDZ - one of the few local sports programs in the area. His local sports has been the most read in Trigg County for several years.
McLean County High School Gym Damaged; Tourney Status Unknown
by Scott Brown,posted Dec 22 2013 1:01AM
McLean County High School was damaged Saturday night when a strong storm producing wind shear blew through western Kentucky.
Perhaps the most striking picture of the damage came from WFIE-TV, who reported that part of the roof to the high school gymnasium was blown off and located nearly a half-mile from the school. A picture the station posted on their Twitter account (seen above) showed standing water on the gym floor.
McLean County's girls' basketball team was playing in Lyon County Saturday night. The boys' team was playing at Warren East.
WFIE reported crews will assess the damage to the school on Sunday when they can see the damage in the daylight.
McLean County was scheduled to host a boys and girls tournament Thursday through Saturday. Boys teams scheduled to play in the event included Crittenden County, Paducah Tilghman, Hopkins County Central, Waggener, Mayfield, and Daviess County.
Girls teams scheduled to play included Pikeville, Holmes, Webster County, Union County, Mayfield, and Walton-Verona.
A decision about the tournament's status will likely be made no later than Tuesday.
Western Kentucky gyms are no stranger to storm damage. Madisonville's gym suffered roof damage during a March 2012 storm. It was repaired in time to host the Second Region Boys' Tournament just days later.
An August 2005 storm caused part of the roof to collaspe at Christian County High School, causing damage.
Despite the damage to their gym, McLean County basketball's Twitter site announced that basketball will go on.