Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local Sports

January 19, 2014

McKenzie hits milestone for Central

Golden Eagles edge Lawrence County, 69-65



The Golden Eagles extended their lead to 10 at 39-29 on a basket by Kyle Gullett with 6:32 left in the third. Lawrence County (11-7) trimmed its deficit to three at 47-44 on a pair of free throws by Robert Dalton with 1:52 left in the third. 

“I’m proud of how our kids never quit,” said Lawrence County coach Josh Cook. “We needed a few breaks, and we didn’t get them. I think we will learn and grow from this.”

Austin Chaffins got the Bulldogs to within three again late in the game when he sank two free throws with 15 seconds remaining. 

Chaffins had 12 points as four Lawrence County players landed in double figures. Brandon Richardson led with 15 points. Timmy Dalton had 13, and Robert Dalton finished with 12. 

Timmy Dalton was injured with a little over 3:00 left in the game.  He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. 


LAWRENCE CO. 11 15 18 21 65 

J. CENTRAL 15 18 18 18 69 

Lawrence County (65) — Timmy Dalton 3(1) 4-8 13; Austin Chaffins 4 4-7 12; Grant Kiser 2(1) 2-4 9; Robert Dalton 4 4-8 12; Brandon Richardson 2(2) 5-6 15; Josh Ratliff 2 0-1 4. Totals: 17(4) 19-34 65. 

Johnson County (69) — Dalton Adkins 0(1) 0-0 3; Braxton Blair 5(2) 11-16 27; Nick McKenzie 0 1-2 1; Slade McPeek 5 1-2 11; Truman Salyer 1(1) 2-5 7; Kyle Gullett 3 2-2 8; Shane Hall 3 6-11 12. Totals: 17(4) 23-38 69.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0724putnamwebshot.JPG Laying the foundation Workers are finishing the foundation for the locker room on the home side of Putnam Stadium on Tuesday. The Ashland Tomcats open the football season on Aug. 22 against Newport Catholic.

    July 23, 2014

  • Genuine throwback

    Todd Eastham is disproving the old cliche, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.”

    July 23, 2014

  • MARK MAYNARD: Looking for those who inspire

    Inspirtation, they say, comes from within. It is defined as an inspiring or animating action or influence.

    July 22, 2014

  • 0722KYPGA_152.jpg Jones tops Gillum in playoff at Eagle Trace

    Ashland senior golfer Logan Jones didn't shoot his average Monday.
    He didn't mind.
    His three-over par 75 and one-hole playoff win over Elliott County junior Ryan Gillum gave him the Boys Open division title in the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour stop at Morehead State University's Eagle Trace Golf Course.

    July 21, 2014 6 Photos

  • 102213_329a.jpg Raceland tabs Clark as new girls basketball coach

    Jason Clark has a reputation of being — to use his word — “passionate” on the Raceland volleyball sideline.
    He plans to bring that same approach as the Lady Rams’ new basketball coach.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0305region2_389.jpg Pass the Mayo: East sophomore PG, Lady Raiders preparing for winter run

    East Carter sophomore point guard Kristen Mayo has played basketball for as long as she can remember.

    July 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0718spinda.jpg Steelers super fan Spinda to be recognized in Florida

    Shawn Spinda doesn’t have to use speech to profess his passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    All it takes is a quick glance for a person to get the picture.
    But to absorb the whole picture, you’ll need to clear your schedule.
    Spinda is one of several fanatics who will be recognized at the Sports Fans Conference in Orlando, Florida, which is set for Aug. 28-Sept. 1 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. He is a “What a Fan” NFL Fan of the Year nominee.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0703rfLL0204.jpg Little League State Baseball: Ready to run

    Morehead 11- and 12-year-old All-Star baseball manager Toby Gardner collectively likened his team to a racehorse.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0717prokick1.jpg Prokicker.com camp Eleven Ashland Tomcat football players were part of the Ray Guy Prokicker.com camp at Huntington High. The high-profile camps are put on all over the country. Rick Sang, an Ashland native who befriended Guy 20 years ago, is the camp's founder.

    July 16, 2014

  • 0716fbpractice0105.jpg Four-down territory: Making summer football practice pit stops

    The popular Monday night catchphrase filled my room on Tuesday morning as my new alarm sounded off at 7 a.m.

    July 16, 2014 5 Photos