Webster County looks to make deep postseason run


DIXON, Ky. (WEHT) – Webster County’s boy’s basketball team is emerging as a top heavy favorite in the second region this season.

Madisonville North Hopkin’s is considered a state championship contender but the Trojans may have something to say about that, as they have posted a better record than the Maroons.

Michael Gilbert has the report on Webster County.


Webster County’s boy’s are making some noise in Kentucky hoops. The Trojans boast a 19-2 overall record and continue to ride a six game winning streak. As the playoffs inch closer, Coach Newton’s team has some serious motivation heading into the postseason after two consecutive first round exits. It fuels them moving forward.

“We could tell that they took it too heart in the offseason, it’s two straight seasons were you lose were lost and didn’t make a region, and that’s not our expectations around here. They took everything to heart, hit the weights in the off season, conditioning, put in a lot of time, on the individual play, again that helps when your upper classmen, when you know what you need to focus on, and again it’s carried over to this season.”

“You just have to have a dog in you where you have to work in the summer, because that’s where it starts. We knew what we could do, we have motivation for our potential.”

“Really gave us motivation to prove that we are better than what we were, and the way we are playing. It’s just a statement year and we are trying to make sure we make it as far as possible and accomplish things.”

“The Trojans looks improved this year. They total 11 upperclassmen and that may be the secret to erase their struggles in the postseason.
Up next, Webster County takes on Henderson County at home tomorrow night. Reporting from the Trojans practice, Michael Gilbert, Eyewitness News.”

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(This story was originally published on January 30, 2020)

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