Former Walton-Verona coach Mark Clinkenbeard glad to be watching the game he loves By John Herndon, DRY RIDGE, Ky. – Mark Clinkenbeard couldn’t stay away. He’d stepped down as the girls’ basketball coach at Walton-Verona High School during the 2021-22 season, but when the calendar said it was tournament time, he knew he was … Continue reading GOOD TO BE BACK IN THE GYM

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Walton-Verona's Emma Strunk drives against West Carter in last year's All-A Classic semifinal game. Emma had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Bearcats won, 58-54. (Photo courtesy Walton-Verona High School girls' basketball.) Walton-Verona's Emma Strunk is one of the Eighth Region's top players, but basketball is only part of her life. By John Herndon, … Continue reading A Special Leader