Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 30, 2014

Quite the Quotes! Part III: Nos. 11-20

ASHLAND — Top Quotes of the Year (from The Independent’s high school sports coverage of the 2013-2014 school year)

20. “I’ve got to see how good the turkey dinner is before I brag on it.” — West Carter girls basketball coach Bart Stevens, on the Lady Comets’ preseason outlook

19. “Anybody here scouting us, especially Ashland, is smiling. Buddy (Biggs) is probably licking his chops right now.” — Fleming County boys basketball coach Mark Starns, after the Panthers’ loss to Fairdale in the Boyd County Roundball Classic

18. “I’ve already got 18 texts. I’ll get to those later.” — Boyd County boys basketball coach Randy Anderson, after winning the 64th District Tournament final over Ashland

17. “When someone’s guarding me, I‘ll distract them with the shoes.” — Elliott County girls basketball eighth-grader Alyssa Smith, on the Lady Lions’ neon yellow footwear

16. “She’s so young and gangly, she reminds me of a baby deer.” — Ashland softball coach Dave Miller, on Kittens freshman Megan Murphy

15. “I can’t say enough about Lora Thompson. She freakin’ dominated.” — Boyd County softball coach Geoff Stewart, on Lady Lions junior pitcher Thompson after the Lady Lions’ 64th District Tournament final win over Ashland

14. “We don’t like losing to Ashland any time, but we’re not looking for arsenic yet, either.” — Russell volleyball coach Darrell Adkins, after a Lady Devils loss to Ashland

13. “My assistants didn't tell me they were running that play. I would have passed out on the sideline if I knew.” — Boyd County football coach John Gilliam, after the Lions used a late halfback touchdown pass to beat Greenup County

12. “The blogs have already said the 16th Region (champion) is gonna go up there and be the sacrifice at the altar to the 11th Region. Personally, I don’t take too kindly to that. We’re gonna go up there and we’re gonna play some basketball.” — Fleming County boys basketball coach Mark Starns, on the Panthers’ chances against Scott County at the state tournament

11. “Sometimes I’ll just call him a cream puff, and he gets mad and goes and kills the scout team.” — Raceland football coach T.J. Maynard, on Rams senior lineman Alec Risner

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