Best athlete from Corbin High?
Redhound fan

Corbin, KY

#106 Dec 11, 2008
Calvin Bird
Frank Selvey
Roy Kidd
Rodger Bird
David Miller
Ed Selvey
Steve Bird
Tom Horvath
Redhound fan

Corbin, KY

#107 Dec 11, 2008
Redhound fan wrote:
Calvin Bird
Frank Selvey
Roy Kidd
Rodger Bird
David Miller
Ed Selvey
Steve Bird
Tom Horvath
I forgot to mention Ben Lankster, who had to be one of the best all around athletes from Corbin.
red

United States

#108 Dec 11, 2008
Donna Willis look at the stats
Roger Jones and Steve Bird best running backs
Jack

Fulton, KY

#109 Dec 11, 2008
Jessie Grant
Fred Radar
Mel Chandler
Tony Lanham
David Chandler
Ralph Wilder
Bill Meadors
bunny

Murray, KY

#110 Dec 11, 2008
I went to school with Joseph Mahan,and he was so very talented in basketball all the way thru middle school and high school. In my opinion,he was one of the best athletes to come thru Corbin. He was unstoppable, and an all around good athlete.
red hound fan

Mayfield, KY

#111 Dec 11, 2008
ryan fritts
corbin

London, KY

#112 Jun 10, 2009
she bangs wrote:
Mark Hensley
Yeah right...that pillhead is so f'd up now he can hardly get around
corbinite

Herndon, VA

#113 Jun 10, 2009
brianm in corbin wrote:
I didn't go to Corbin but as I recall Tony Morton was the best b-baller to every lace em up(at least from the 80's on).
Absolutely Tony Morton was the best from the 80s until now. Unbelievable point guard. If he had been taller he would've played Div 1 ball. That guy was tough as nails, great ball handler, unreal passer, fantastic defense, not to mention one hell of a nice guy. He did it all. That's not to say he is the best athlete at Corbin. Steve Bird holds that honor.
ha ha

United States

#114 Jun 10, 2009
corbinite wrote:
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Absolutely Tony Morton was the best from the 80s until now. Unbelievable point guard. If he had been taller he would've played Div 1 ball. That guy was tough as nails, great ball handler, unreal passer, fantastic defense, not to mention one hell of a nice guy. He did it all. That's not to say he is the best athlete at Corbin. Steve Bird holds that honor.
Bo roaden,wade parsons,can't remember first name barton,steve helton,b frankie helton, tony pietrowski, kerry sipple, donnie allen, gus hauser (now d1 college coach) mark hyden,josh brock, isiah mills, corey sears, bj foley, probably forgot a few names. NOt taking anything away from Tony M, just don't think he was any better than any of these guys on this list from the 90's and 2000's. Sorry, don't remember alot from the 80's, but do remember tony was good. Agree Bird was the best
I Saw Them Play Agrreed

Brownsville, TN

#115 Jun 13, 2009
just my opinion wrote:
The "76" State Championship Team made up of these great players: Steve Bird, Kenny Gilbert, Bill Cummings,RC Thomas,Rusty Onkst,Ric Hensley,Terry Jackson, Roy Taylor, Kevin Brock those are just some of the standout players.
Then we can move on to "80" State Runner-Up Team made up of: Terry Jackson, Roy Taylor, Richie Francioni, Ric Hensley,Brandon Pennington, Chris Vermillion, Greg Pace, Jeff Gomez and the list could go on and let's not forget this era had the greatest Coaching Staff with Archie Powers, Cotton Adams, & Clyde Burchette leading the way!!
These Coaches will tell you there hasn't been another team or players of the caliber of these teams yet to come out of CHS since that time!
GO BIG RED!!!
I agree a s I watched every game
corbinite

Herndon, VA

#116 Jun 14, 2009
ha ha wrote:
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Bo roaden,wade parsons,can't remember first name barton,steve helton,b frankie helton, tony pietrowski, kerry sipple, donnie allen, gus hauser (now d1 college coach) mark hyden,josh brock, isiah mills, corey sears, bj foley, probably forgot a few names. NOt taking anything away from Tony M, just don't think he was any better than any of these guys on this list from the 90's and 2000's. Sorry, don't remember alot from the 80's, but do remember tony was good. Agree Bird was the best
I agree all of those were good players. I have watched everyone of them throught he years. Tony was the best hands down. Not taking anything away the other guys but Tony was just better.
reasor

Denver, CO

#117 Jun 14, 2009
bird
then_now

Ripley, TN

#118 Jun 14, 2009
just my opinion wrote:
The "76" State Championship Team made up of these great players: Steve Bird, Kenny Gilbert, Bill Cummings,RC Thomas,Rusty Onkst,Ric Hensley,Terry Jackson, Roy Taylor, Kevin Brock those are just some of the standout players.
Then we can move on to "80" State Runner-Up Team made up of: Terry Jackson, Roy Taylor, Richie Francioni, Ric Hensley,Brandon Pennington, Chris Vermillion, Greg Pace, Jeff Gomez and the list could go on and let's not forget this era had the greatest Coaching Staff with Archie Powers, Cotton Adams, & Clyde Burchette leading the way!!
These Coaches will tell you there hasn't been another team or players of the caliber of these teams yet to come out of CHS since that time!
GO BIG RED!!!
You mentioned Roy Taylor Twice. Did you mean Greg? Roy graduated in 78. Maybe 79. Greg graduated in the 80's
Williamsburg

Paris, KY

#119 Jun 15, 2009
Keith wrote:
i think corbin sucks period
Like a baby calf!!!!
Snazee

Springfield, TN

#120 Jun 15, 2009
Greg Duncum gradtuated in "84" along with Tommy Greer and Greg went on to quarterbck for four years at Union College, Tommy Greer went on to Union also.
Snazee

Springfield, TN

#121 Jun 15, 2009
oops graduated
In the know

Paris, KY

#122 Jun 16, 2009
What about Bob Terrell?!?!?!
My era

Winchester, KY

#123 Mar 9, 2010
I've seen the most accomplished athletes in the past listed on here. I also know what I have seen with my own eyes in my own era and as far as athletic talent (in high school) I would have to say these guys in their own skills were the best I have seen in late 80's to present (high school athletic ability only)

Best Football player-Dale Fox (was listed in USA today in 1987 as one of the top rated runningback recruits in US) the name rated one below Dale's was named Emmit Smith.

Basketball-Tony Pietrowski (first time LSU head Basketball coach had ever been to Corbin, KY)

Baseball-David Parsons (if he did not have knee surgery 4 times he would have been pro .505 avg his senior year in 94)Mariners made offer to him before they knew about his knee.

Best all-around pure raw talented athlete that I had ever laid my eyes on was Chris Ledington (In his prime Chris Ledington could play any sport he wanted to play) I have never seen a more untrained, because he was untrainable, more agile or more raw athletic talent than was given to that kid; he just didnt know what to do with it and didnt have a role model to guide him; so he ran, purly; and beat the best (sprinters) yes sprinters, in the country! my goodness what a waste. From my eyes
Beardog

Somerset, KY

#124 Mar 10, 2010
then_now wrote:
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You mentioned Roy Taylor Twice. Did you mean Greg? Roy graduated in 78. Maybe 79. Greg graduated in the 80's
Roy graduated in 1980! Greg in 82.
outoftowner

Somerset, KY

#125 Mar 11, 2010
just my opinion wrote:
The "76" State Championship Team made up of these great players: Steve Bird, Kenny Gilbert, Bill Cummings,RC Thomas,Rusty Onkst,Ric Hensley,Terry Jackson, Roy Taylor, Kevin Brock those are just some of the standout players.
Then we can move on to "80" State Runner-Up Team made up of: Terry Jackson, Roy Taylor, Richie Francioni, Ric Hensley,Brandon Pennington, Chris Vermillion, Greg Pace, Jeff Gomez and the list could go on and let's not forget this era had the greatest Coaching Staff with Archie Powers, Cotton Adams, & Clyde Burchette leading the way!!
These Coaches will tell you there hasn't been another team or players of the caliber of these teams yet to come out of CHS since that time!
GO BIG RED!!!
Ric Hensley,Terry Jackson, Roy Taylor, Kevin Brock were in the 8th grade then.Brock, hensley and taylor were probably the only 3 mentioned that could of been big enough to play with seniors and juniors then.

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