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  • 63rd District Baseball Preview: Pitching key, coaches say

    Of its 24 wins last season, 18 of them went to pitchers who are no longer on Greenup County’s roster.
    Meanwhile, Lewis County returns its ace (and more). Russell coach Mike Martino likes his top arm. Raceland is, in a sense, in the same boat as the Musketeers, having graduated its No. 1 pitcher.

    April 3, 2014

  • Wheeler, Bradley, McKenzie in Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game

    When high school all-star basketball teams from the Commonwealth and the Buckeye State clash for the 23rd time on April 12 at Thomas More College, three area fixtures will participate.
    Ashland coach Bill Bradley will pilot the Kentucky girls team in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game. Boyd County senior Taylor Wheeler is one of the 15 seniors on the Bluegrass State’s roster.

    April 3, 2014

  • Rain showers interfere with Kitten Invitational

    The Kitten Spring Softball Invitational is off to a soggy start, and today’s forecast offers more of the same.
    After Cabell Midland defeated Johnson Central 6-1 in Thursday’s afternoon opener, a lightning delay followed by showers wiped out the other three first-day games scheduled on the Ashland campus.

    April 3, 2014

  • Closing gap on Russell?

    Has the 63rd District softball championship game ended yet?
    The marathon of a title matchup between Greenup County and Russell took 13 innings to produce a winner in 2013. The Lady Devils survived a tug-of-war that featured just two pitchers for the entirety.

    April 3, 2014

  • East Carter's James Berea bound

    Jesse James isn’t necessarily a physical marvel, said his high school baseball coach, but his mastery of assorted skills will make him valuable at the collegiate level.

    April 3, 2014

  • 0402ashlandSB0220.jpg Kittens' Hensley gives up one hit in rout of Fairview

    Fairview’s up-and-coming softball program slammed into a wall Tuesday.

    April 2, 2014 4 Photos

  • Powell polishes off 1-hitter

    Russell senior pitcher Mallory Powell suggested occasional momentary lapses happen because of her team’s overall youth.

    April 2, 2014

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Tomcats drop one at Myrtle

    Olentangy Liberty made Tuesday a long one for Ashland’s baseball team.

    April 2, 2014

  • 0401sixtyone1.jpg 61st District baseball and softball previews: Rowan aiming high again

    A couple of clutch plays kept Rowan County from a 16th Region Tournament championship game appearance last May.
    Then both seniors, Ashland's Logan Salow cut down what would have been a go-ahead run from center field and Cade O'Bryan finished off the Vikings with a sixth-inning solo home run blast. The Tomcats won 1-0 en route to their second consecutive region crown.
    Rowan County coach Jason Davis hopes that being so close to a taste of the title has his squad salivating for another shot.

    April 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Vikings clip West Carter

    MOREHEAD Rowan County senior infielder John Curry’s two-RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a 2-2 tie as the Vikings exploded for six runs in the frame en route to an 11-4 win over West Carter on Monday.

    April 1, 2014

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