Ashland Ashland put away Fairview in an 11-1 route on Thursday.
Senior Katie Caron led the Kittens (2-2) at the plate with a home run and a double. Hayley Kilburn and Katie Baldock both had doubles in the win.
Megan Hensley held the Eagles (1-2) to one hit in six innings with striking out 13.
The Kittens next take a trip to Myrtle Beach for the Grand Strand Softball Classic.
The Eagles host Elliott County tonight.
Fairview 000 010 — 1 1 3
Kittens 100 028 — 11 7 1
Hensley and Kilpern; Thompson and Kirk. W — Hensley. L — Thompson. 2B — Baldock, Kilburn, Caron. HR — Caron.
Paintsville 19, Phelps 3
PAINTSVILLE Paintsville gave up three runs in the top of the first before accounting for the game's next 19 runs in a huge defeat of Phelps on Thursday night at home.
The Tigers (4-2) scored seven runs in both the first and fourth innings. Brooks Pelphrey pitched all five innings, settling in from the second frame on. He gave up just three hits.
Matt Miller and Brandon Haight each had two-run singles in the first. Taylor Miller accounted for a pair of run-scoring singles.
Phelps fell to 2-4.
PHELPS 300 00 — 3 3 5
PAINTSVILLE 723 7x — 19 7 0
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Bill Bradley's mouth dropped.
"I'm stunned, wow," he said.
Ashland's coach had just learned of the remarkable numbers the Robinsons had put together in the 16th Region championship game.
- Kittens complete three-peat Ashland's girls used a 14-6 third-quarter run and an MVP-like performance from junior Alexis Robinson to beat East Carter, 45-41, on Friday in Morehead. The Kittens accomplished their first region three-peat in program history. Robinson scored 25 points and earned MVP honors for the third straight tournament.
Rams turn to Salmons as football coach
Coming off its best season in school history, Raceland is turning to the “Orange Crusher” to take the Rams even deeper into future postseasons.
Michael Salmons, so dubbed on the cover of The Independent’s 1998 football preseason preview tab before his senior season as a Raceland fullback and defensive lineman, was introduced Friday afternoon to the Rams as their new head football coach.
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One saw very little of the court a year ago at this time, and the other wasn't even on the team.
East finds equation (includes video)
Razor-sharp 3-point shooting early and dynamite defense down the stretch.
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Even if Cinderella stories are what captivate basketball observers during March, there’s no room to complain with Ashland and East Carter facing off in tonight’s 16thRegion Tournament final, either.
- GALLERY: Kittens beat Fleming in region semifnal Ashland used another nice performance by Haley-Sue Foutch, who led the Kittens with 18 points and 11 rebounds, as it pulled away from Fleming County in the second half. The Kittens won, 57-39, in the 16th Region Tournament semifinals in Morehead. They will face East Carter on Friday at 7 p.m. Mykasa Robinson added a career-high 16 points for the Kittens (23-8).
- East takes down Russell, moves into finals East Carter drilled six 3-pointers in the first half and played solid defense throughout as the Lady Raiders knocked off Russell, 51-38, in the 16th Region Tournament semifinals. Megan Stickler led East Carter (31-2) with 12 points. Haley Hall added 11. Friday night will be East Carter's first finals appearance since 2010.
Updated Girls 16th Region Tournament bracket (through Wed.)
Here is the updated bracket for the Girls 16th Region Tournament after Wednesday night's opening round games. The semifinals will tip off with East Carter and Russell tonight at 6:30 in Morehead.
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