The high school soccer season gets underway today with some major changes in store.
First off, the soccer districts have been aligned to match basketball and baseball. That puts Trigg County in the Fifth District with Lyon County and Crittenden County and means that longtime rival Caldwell County moves to the Seventh District.
Trigg County opens their soccer season today at home against Fort Campbell. In fact, Trigg’s first four games are at home. Thursday, they host Hopkins Central followed by home games with Todd County Central and Caldwell County. The Wildcats are coming off an 11-11-1 season that saw them win their second straight district title.
Also today, University Heights Academy will host Christian County in the season opener for both teams. UHA will play at Todd County Central Thursday and play in the Graves County Eagle Invitational next weekend. UHA was 16-6 and will look to defend their region title this year.
After the Colonels open at UHA Monday, they will be off until next Saturday when they host Warren Central. Christian County is looking to improve upon their 5-15-2 season from a year ago.
Hopkinsville opens their season Tuesday against Union County at the Stadium of Champions. Thursday, Hoptown travels to Madisonville. Hoptown was 19-5 last year and district champs before losing to UHA in the region title game.
Caldwell County hosts Todd County Central Tuesday in their season opener and has a full week to prepare for Trigg County on the 21st. Caldwell County was 14-8 last year and moves to the 7thDistrict where they will now compete against Madisonville, Hopkins County Central, and Dawson Springs.
Lyon County will travel to Fort Campbell Tuesday and host Union County Thursday. The Lyons were 11-8-1 last year. Fort Campbell was 14-5 last year.
Heritage Christian Academy will play in a two-day event at Evansville Bosse next weekend before playing their season opener August 23rd against North Hardin. Tony Henson is the head coach of the Warriors, who were 11-1 last year.
Meanwhile for the ladies, Trigg County opens their 2012 soccer season Thursday at Fort Campbell. The Lady Wildcats will play at Caldwell County August 21st before playing their season and district opener Aug. 23rdagainst Crittenden County.
Trigg County set a school record with a 14-7 record last year but will be playing for their fourth coach in four seasons as Mary Pennington takes over as head coach.
Hopkinsville will travel to Henderson County Tuesday for their season opener and will play Christian County Thursday at the Stadium of Champions. Next weekend, they will play in the Daviess County Classic. Hoptown was 16-4-4 last year and look to repeat as region champs.
Christian County will open their season Monday at University Heights Academy. Christian County is coming off a 12-9-1 season.
UHA will host Graves County Tuesday and Rossview, Tennessee Thursday. UHA has a new coach after last year’s 12-8-1 season.
Fort Campbell opens Tuesday at Lyon County, having a game under their belt before playing Trigg County Thursday in the season opener for the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Falcons were 6-10-3 last year.
Caldwell County will host Todd County Central Tuesday before traveling to Crittenden County Thursday. The trip to Marion is the only road game for Caldwell in their first six games of the season. Caldwell was 16-6-1 last year and region runner-ups but also move to the 7th District this year.
Lyon County hosts Fort Campbell Tuesday and Union County Thursday. Lyon was 4-14 last year.