Former West Carter Comet Dennie Webb is taking the reins at Boyle County.

He was named the Rebels’ boys basketball coach earlier this week.

The 1996 West Carter graduate and current Comets boys hoops coach Jeremy Webb are first cousins. They grew up together and lived within 200 yards of each other, according to Jeremy Webb. They were basketball teammates through their sophomore years at Morehead State University.

Dennie Webb has served as an assistant on Boyle County’s staff. He accepted the top position following the resignation of Steve Adams. He was Boyle’s bench boss for 10 seasons.

Boyle County is coming off a 9-17 season, but the Rebels went 19-8 and earned a 45th District championship in 2017-18.

Slew of signings

Over the last month-plus, several northeastern Kentucky high school student-athletes have signed letters of intent with various schools to continue competing in sports they love.

While you the reader have seen a bevy of names attached to future schools, there are a few that haven’t been printed just yet. Now’s the time.

The following local students will go the college athletics route:

•Emma Hacker (Menifee County): Eastern Kentucky (basketball)

•Jasmine Parker (Boyd County): Alice Lloyd (track and field)

•Brinley Griswold (Boyd County): Midway (volleyball)

•Lincoln Howard (Raceland): Wilmington (Ohio) College (baseball)

•Cameron Walker (Greenup County): Shawnee State (bowling)

•Rodney Evans (West Carter): Rio Grande (basketball)

•Anna Keeton (Paintsville): Kentucky Christian (basketball)

•Amber Triplett (Lawrence County): Pikeville (softball)

•Abby Fletcher (Lawrence County): Asbury (softball)

•Brock McNeil (Boyd County): Shawnee State (baseball)

•Austin Mullins (Boyd County): Shawnee State (baseball)

•Taylor Layne (Boyd County): Kentucky Christian (volleyball)

•Andrew Lykins (Russell): Shawnee State (track)

Salow stars

Ashland product Logan Salow made the most of his appearance in the California League All-Star Game on Tuesday in San Bernardino, California. The left-hander dealt one inning, retiring the side in order on strikeouts.

Salow and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Class A Advanced Dodgers affiliate, resumed their stellar season on Thursday. They entered the break at 41-27.

Hutchinson Connection

Boyd County baseball had a tie to the College World Series.

Florida State redshirt senior Gage Hutchinson’s father, Roger, is a former standout for the Lions. He played collegiately at Marshall.

Gage Hutchinson pitched in 10 games this season. He logged 10 2-3 innings and compiled a 5.06 earned run average.

Texas Tech eliminated Florida State on Wednesday, ending its season at 42-23.

Kash landing

Former Mr. Football Kash Daniel will return to his hometown, Paintsville, on Wednesday as part of the Big Blue Caravan.

The Kentucky senior linebacker and other Wildcats will be at the Paintsville Rec Center beginning at 10 a.m.

Double duty

Ironton football coach Trevon Pendleton has accepted the position of athletic director for the school as well. Former AD Mark LaFon resigned earlier this month.

Hacker on market

Mr. Baseball AJ Hacker submitted his release from Morehead State on Friday, the Rowan County graduate announced on Twitter.

“I love the area and could still consider going to MSU after the new coach is hired, but the door is now open for all opportunities,” he wrote.

Former MSU coach Mike McGuire departed Morehead for a return to South Carolina, where he’ll guide USC Upstate.

Reach AARON SNYDER at or (606) 326-2664. Follow @DIndependentQB on Twitter.