Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 24, 2013

AARON SNYDER: Pettrey to hold camp in Grayson

Aaron Snyder
CNHI News Service

ASHLAND — Aaron Pettrey is still hanging out between the hash marks.

The former Raceland and Ohio State star kicker, who had a brief stint in the NFL, is now teaching others his fine-tuned craft.

Pettrey will hold a kicking camp at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson on June 30.

Over the past year, he has conducted one-on-one lessons for aspiring kickers and five of his students are already kicking in college.

Pettrey and his instructing partner, Doug Chavis, have set up three small camps, including the KCU one, in Ohio and Kentucky.

The events will likely have a 20-camper limit in order to secure more one-on-one interaction.

Check-in will begin at 1 p.m. and the camp will last approximately six hours. There will be a one-hour break for dinner. Cost is $195.

Pettrey was an outstanding placekicker at Ohio State from 2006-09. He signed with three different NFL teams, including the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals.

He played in two regular-season games for the Bengals.

While in high school, the Raceland Ram nailed a state-best 58-yard field goal. He also set a state record for career completion percentage (71.3) at the quarterback position.

For more information, visit pandckicking.com. You can also contact Pettrey at puntingandkicking@gmail.com or (606) 923-1620 or Chavis at Coachchavis7@gmail.com or (614) 332-3020.

Dawgs Go Grande

A pair of Lawrence County baseball players signed with the University of Rio Grande this week.

Seniors Clark Rice and Brandon Stevens will be members of the RedStorm.

Rice, a 6-foot, 195-pound catcher, batted .354 with 18 RBIs during the regular season for the Bulldogs. He slugged .448 and got on base 46 percent of the time.

Stevens (5-9, 175) is a left-handed pitcher and first baseman. He sported a 7-2 record to go with a tidy 1.30 earned run average during the regular season. In 13 total appearances (seven starts), he tossed three complete games and two shutouts.

Stevens allowed 46 hits in 53 2/3 innings.

Lawrence County took a 21-11 record into Thursday night’s 57th District Tournament semifinal game against fellow 20-game winner Paintsville.

Hamilton 800th Win

Former Boyd County coach Jody Hamilton, who guided the Lions to the 2001 state baseball championship, notched his 800th career win on Monday night.

Leading West Jessamine for the past 11 seasons, Hamilton became the seventh coach to reach the milestone in the state, according to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

West Jessamine beat Burgin, 15-0, to help Hamilton reach the mark.

The Colts are 24-10, which includes a win over Boyd County in April. They defeated Mercer County on Tuesday for the 46th District title.

Greenup Search

The search for a Greenup County girls basketball coach has been on for a couple weeks now, as Mark Cantrell resigned after one year earlier this month.

According to Jerry Allen, Greenup County’s athletic director, the school hopes to make a hire in the early part of June.

The Lady Musketeers went 12-18 and lost in the first round of the 63rd District Tournament.

AARON SNYDER can be reached at asnyder@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2664.