Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local Sports

March 23, 2014

PREP ROUNDUP: Boyd softball opens with 2-1 weekend

MOREHEAD — Boyd County opened its softball season by going 2-1 at Rowan County’s tournament over the weekend, culminating with an 8-2 victory against Menifee County on Saturday.

Brianna Crooks went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and two runs scored, Kenzi Martin was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a home run, and Taylor Wheeler was 2-for-4 with two runs. Destiny Goins went 2-for-4 and drove in two.

Hannah Irvine was the Lady Lions’ pitcher of record, fanning five Lady Cats. Erika Brewer took the loss for Menifee County (2-3).

MENIFEE CO.    200   000   0      — 2  3  4

BOYD CO.    230   021   X    —   8     13     1

Brewer and Nelson; Irvine and Goins. W — Irvine. L — Brewer. HR — Martin (BC).

Rowan County 5

Boyd County 4

MOREHEAD The Lady Vikings opened their showcase Friday night when Courtnae Bolander’s eighth-inning RBI single plated Alli Banks for a walk-off win.

Banks, who went 2-for-4, drove in the game-tying run before Bolander scored her.

Kenzi Martin was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored.

Morgan Mitchell got the win for Rowan County (6-2). Hannah Irvine took the loss for Boyd County, whose pitching staff issued seven walks and hit a batter.

BOYD CO.   201   000   01    —   4   7   3

ROWAN CO.    000  300 02    —    5   4    4

Meade, Irvine (4) and Goins; Mitchell and Wilson. W — Mitchell. L — Irvine. 3B — Martin (BC).

Boyd County 15

Corbin 0

MOREHEAD The Lady Lions run-ruled the Lady Redhounds in four innings Friday night as Lora Thompson twirled a two-hitter with seven punchouts and zero walks.

Destiny Goins went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in four runs, Taylor Wheeler was 3-for-4 with four runs scored, two RBI and a double, and Houston Reeves was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs. Kenzi Martin went 2-for-4 and drove in two.

Hannah Hart took the decision for Corbin (1-4).

CORBIN   000   0   —   0   2   4

BOYD CO.   237   3    —         15     14         1

Hart and Schoolcraft; Thompson and Goins. W — Thompson. L — Hart. 3B — Ho. Reeves (BC). 2B — Barton (C), Goins (BC), Wheeler (BC).

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 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

  • 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