Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local Sports

December 30, 2012

Devils down So. Laurel, slide into third place

Skaggs nets 30 points; Evans perfect 6 for 6

ASHLAND — Russell completed its fine showing in the Ashland Invitational Tournament with a 74-59 throttling of South Laurel in the tournament’s third-place game.

The Red Devils went 2-1 over the course of three days, beating both South Laurel and West Jessamine. They lost to eventual champion Newport Central Catholic on Friday.

On Saturday, Kyle Skaggs continued his high-scoring ways with a 30-point effort.

Fellow senior Lance Evans turned in a 15-point, seven-rebound performance that included a 6-for-6 shooting clip from the floor.

Googie Hayes and Jacob Porter also managed to crack into double digits with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Russell (10-4) was 22 of 29 from the free-throw line compared to South Laurel’s 4-of-10 effort from the foul line. The Cardinals fell to 4-8 on the season.

S. LAUREL    19    14    13    13    —    59

RUSSELL    20    9    20    25    —    74

South Laurel (59) — T. Grubb 5, Rader 3, Allen 25, Slavey 16, Schaser 2, Miller 2, J. Grubb 6, Jones. 3-Pt. FG: 9-17 (Allen 4, Slavey 2, T. Grubb 2, J. Grubb). FT: 4-10. PF: 23.

Russell (74) — Estep 5, Hayes 11, Evans 15, Porter 10, Skaggs 30, D. Campbell 2, McGuire 1, Lane, Mullins, Kennedy, Tackett, B. Campbell, Heyerly, Miller, McKnight. 3-Pt. FG: 6-15 (Skaggs 4, Porter, Hayes). FT: 22-29. PF: 11.

Fifth-place game

Henderson Co. 56

West Jessamine 52

Rick Armstead netted 18 points off the bench to fuel Henderson County past West Jessamine in a close contest.

A night after Daulton Peters went off for 45 points, West Jessamine (9-4) got another sizzling individual performance. Senior Chase Fain tallied a game-high 28 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Colts.

Henderson County (11-2) went 2-0 in the tournament, but earned fifth place because bad weather delayed the team’s arrival by a day.

HENDERSON CO.        11    16    14    15    —    56

WEST JESSAMINE        13    18    5    16    —    52

Henderson County (56) — Comer 7, Washington 7, Simmons 14, Grimes 4, Cooper, Armstead 18, Smith 6, Crowley, Norman, Sanners, Collins. 3-Pt. FG: 6-16 (Armstead 4, Smith 2). FT: 8-15. PF: 17.

West Jessamine (52) — Fain 28, Richards, Henderson 2, Irgang 5, Peters 11, Jackson 6, Adkins. 3-Pt. FG: 4-12 (Fain 3, Peters). FT: 14-16. PF: 15.

Seventh-place game

Boyd County 63

Sheldon Clark 46

Starter Brandon Lowe and reserve Todd Stacy each pitched in 15 points as Boyd County cruised past Sheldon Clark on Saturday.

Together, Lowe and Stacy tossed in six 3-pointers. Tristen Burgess hit two long balls en route to 10 points.

The Lions (8-7) shot out to a 35-22 lead by halftime.

Trevor Blackburn led Sheldon Clark (7-5) with 13 points. The Cardinals have dropped five of their last six after winning their first six.

S. CLARK    11    11    15    9    —    46

BOYD CO.    16    19    12    16    —    63

Sheldon Clark (46) — Pressley 9, James 8, Blackburn 13, Kirk 12, Rice 4, Tiller, Maynard, Lafferty, Workman, Sartin, Endicott. 3-Pt. FG: 6-16 (James 2, Kirk 2, Blackburn, Pressley). FT: 2-5. PF: 18.

Boyd County (63) — Hunt 8, Wallace 4, Taylor 6, Griffith 2, Lowe 15, Stacy 15, Anderson 3, Burgess 10, Jarrell. 3-Pt. FG: 9-21 (Stacy 3, Lowe 3, Burgess 2, Anderson). FT: 12-15. PF: 11.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0420chattin0397.jpg Pole vaulters conquer wind in Chattin

    For obvious reasons, pole vaulting records and windy conditions don’t go together.
    Raceland’s Connor Messer and Fairview’s Morgan McIntyre raised the bar anyway at Saturday’s Ernie Chattin Memorial Invitational.
    Despite a windy challenge — especially for Messer — on the hilltop at Ashland Athletic Complex, both athletes set new pole vault marks for the 11-year-old meet and received Outstanding Performance awards.

    April 20, 2014 5 Photos

  • 0415eastSB0170 copy.jpg Stock soaring for East eighth-grader Fouts

    With a name like Montana, you just have to go big.
    Six-foot eighth-grader Montana Fouts isn't a big talker, but when it comes to the business of softball, her skills convey a loud and clear message.
    The East Carter pitcher is making herself a can't-pass-up commodity with her flawless throwing form and sizzling speed.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lewis snaps 4-game skid, beats Ashland, 2-0

    Question: What four-game Lewis County losing streak?

    Answer: the one the Lions snapped Saturday by knocking off visiting Ashland, 2-0, in the third annual Lewis County Autism Awareness game.

    April 20, 2014

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Hensley fires 2nd no-no in 2 days, Kittens split

    Ashland junior Megan Hensley no-hit Portsmouth West on Saturday, one day after dealing a perfect game, as the Kittens beat the Lady Senators 16-0 in five innings at the Valley of Thunder at Symmes Valley.

    April 19, 2014

  • west.JPG Streak snapped: Comets end 40-game losing streak to Raiders

    Nineteen years and 40 games between East Carter and West Carter have passed since the Comets have beaten the Raiders.
    Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” was the No. 1 song the last time West got a win over East.
    The visiting Comets ended almost 20 years of futility against the Raiders in dominating fashion on Friday night, defeating East Carter, 8-0.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Williams steps down as Lady Vikings coach

    Jen Williams did not make this decision lightly.

    April 19, 2014

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Hensley spins perfect game

    Ashland’s Megan Hensley fired a perfect game and drove in the only runs of the game with a two-run homer as the Kittens topped Upper Arlington (Ohio) 2-0 in the Valley of Thunder at Symmes Valley on Friday night.

    April 19, 2014

  • 0418ashlandBB0268.jpg One-run fun: Ashland on smiling side of close game vs. East

    After opening the season with a 2-1 victory, Ashland has had a hard time cracking the close game code.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418_Ash_vs_JC_0003.JPG Hensley rises, fires as Kittens win big

    Johnson Central softball coach Jason Hurt’s already high opinion of Ashland junior Megan Hensley rose to another level Thursday night.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 041714_29a.jpg Diller, Mackie spark Raceland

    It is time for the 16th Region to take notice of the Raceland softball team.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos