Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local Sports

July 14, 2013

Russell-Flatwoods Junior League All-Stars win at State

LONDON — Alexis Maynard enjoyed a whale of a game as Russell-Flatwoods’ Junior League Softball All-Stars got off to a fine start in the state tournament.

Because of a number of teams dropping out, Russell-Flatwoods and Leslie County locked into a best-of-three series which began on Saturday. Russell won 8-0 thanks, in large part, to Maynard’s bat and Sara Hieneman’s pitching.

The two meet again today at 1 p.m. in London. If Russell wins, it will advance to the Junior League Central Region Tournament in Akron, Ohio.

Maynard was 3-for-4 with five RBIs on Saturday. She smacked her first-ever home run in the fourth inning to drive in a pair.

Hieneman struck out 14 of the 25 batters she faced. She also hit a home run, a solo shot in the seventh.

Neither team scored until Maynard’s bomb broke it open in the fourth.

Russell-Flatwoods added three in the fifth as Hannah Blaine, Breanna Craft and Annalee Miller all singled to lead up to a Maynard double.

Catcher Jaclyn Holmes threw out two runners trying to steal. She also hit a double.

R-FLATWOODS    000    231    2    —    8    12    2

LESLIE CO.    000    000    0    —    0    1    2  

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Golf scramble will benefit Paramount Arts Center

    Paramount Woman’s Association’s seventh annual Ladies’ Golf Scramble is scheduled for Aug. 11 at Bellefonte Country Club.

    July 30, 2014

  • Kittens call on Ingram

    Somebody had to follow Dave Miller.
    Scott Ingram is pleased to be the coach to fill the vacancy for the man who built Ashland Blazer softball into a perennial state Top 25 program. The Kittens have won the 16th Region championship every year since 2009.

    July 29, 2014

  • 0729kypgaJr0034.jpg Golfers go out with an encore

    Evan Goble said he “wasn’t completely ready for a playoff” on Monday.
    That didn’t stop him from holing two pressure-packed playoff putts to win the 13-14-year-old division of the final event of the summer on the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour at Bellefonte Country Club.

    July 29, 2014 4 Photos

  • EKC Grid-O-Rama set for Aug. 15-16

    The annual Eastern Kentucky Conference football scrimmage contests are set for Aug. 15-16 at Fleming County and Raceland.

    July 29, 2014

  • Holliday embraces high expectations

    As Marshall football prepares to return to the gridiron to begin fall practice Aug. 4, this season the program finds itself labeled something that it has not been in many years: a favorite.

    July 29, 2014

  • Mobley, Jude key for EKU

    Eastern Kentucky coach Dean Hood has revamped the Colonels’ defense in hopes of containing OVC opponents’ spread offenses.

    July 29, 2014

  • ZACK KLEMME: Punchless Reds wasting solid pitching

    The last nine days have been an exercise in understanding just how slim the margin for error is for baseball teams — even good ones — that can’t score.

    July 27, 2014

  • 0726fbPrac0079.jpg Practice rolls on as kickoff approaches in less than 5 weeks

    As high school football teams strap on helmets and prepare for Friday nights next month, the theme of the first couple of weeks of practice for most is simple.
    You gotta work. Hard.
    And if you don’t, it’ll be exposed come Aug. 22.
    “Everybody looks good in helmets,” Ashland coach Tony Love said with a grin. “We’re all undefeated. There’s a lot of work to get done.
    “Our coaches and kids, we all know it, and that’s why they’re here and we’re here, and we’re gonna push hard every day.”

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • kenzie-breaststroke.jpg Pennington makes push for Nationals

    Swimmer Kenzie Pennington had one last chance to make the cut for this year’s YMCA Long Course National Championships.
    The 15-year-old from Ashland didn’t disappoint.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Salyers shoots 75 for title at Lakeside

    Baylee Salyers of Flatwoods shot a 3-over par 75 at Lakeside Golf Course on Thursday to win the Girls Open division of the Walmart Kentucky PGA Junior Tour event.

    July 24, 2014