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ASHLAND Ashland used a strong pitching performance from ace Ryan Atkins and timely hits from Sawyer Alley and NeShawn Peppers to pick up a big home win over Russell on Monday night, 5-1.
Russell completed its mission of winning another 16th Region Tournament crown and getting its chance to play on the floor at Rupp Arena.
Jeremiah Shearer declined to take one iota of personal credit for East Carter baseball’s 1,000th victory, or any of the ones that led up to it.
DANVILLE Ashland took home two wins from the Tylar Missbach Memorial Showcase at Centre College on Saturday, beating Franklin County, 12-3, before knocking off No. 22 Pendleton County, 6-1.
LOUISA Lawrence County coach Travis Feltner is a firm believer that playing small ball can help produce big results for his club.
I’ve always loved horses, but I’ve never owned one. And the few times I’ve had the opportunity to straddle one for a ride turned out to be not very enjoyable at all.
WESTWOOD Annabelle Menshouse threw a perfect game to lead Fairview to a 15-0 victory in four innings over Augusta on Friday night.
ASHLAND It didn’t take Ashland long to learn its 2021 boys basketball season wouldn’t end unblemished like the one before it did.
RUSSELL Lawrence County pitcher Blue Fletcher did his best work on the last nine outs of the Bulldogs’ 2-1 win over Russell on Thursday night.
ASHLAND When Asher Stevens stepped to the plate in the eighth inning at Alumni Field on Wednesday night, he wasn’t only trying to beat the defending 16th Region Tournament champion.
RACELAND Greenup County had scored 10 runs or more in each of its last six games coming into Wednesday, so Raegan West had work to do after the Raceland hurler allowed three runs to the Lady Musketeers in the first two and two-thirds innings she pitched.
Johnson Central and Lawrence County have each already recorded a signature win in 2021. Both head coaches feel it’s a sign of things to come.
RUSSELL A double rainbow that appeared midway through the game Monday night when Raceland and Russell met in a key 63rd District matchup represented the number of golden opportunities the Red Devils had.
RACELAND Chloe Collins hit her 11th home run of the season -- tied for second in the state -- and Raegan West spun a complete-game four-hitter as host Raceland knocked off No. 17 Johnson Central, 4-2, on Monday night.
Chris Brewer was first up the stepladder to hoist Fairview's first region title trophy, and he was the statistical leader for the most prolific rushing offense in state history.
LLOYD Greenup County tallied three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on Saturday night to top Wheelersburg, 4-2, and earn a split of its two games in the Peoples Bank Classic it was hosting.
Todd Garvin’s trip to northeastern Kentucky last month wasn’t exactly a vacation, he wrote on Facebook, but he found time to watch his nephew play baseball for his alma mater.
CANNONSBURG Boyd County could not keep Paintsville off the base paths at Addington Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Great Outdoors always played a role in my growing up in that little Ohio River village on the Kentucky shore, across from the western end of Portsmouth.
CANNONSBURG Ashland coach Evan Yongue knew hits would be scarce when facing Pikeville junior pitching ace Tate Lakin Friday night at the Boyd County Derby Classic.
CARTER CAVES STATE RESORT PARK Basketball teams were happy to be back on the court this season, but for the Eastern Kentucky Conference and commissioner Gary Kidwell, now in his 25th year, Tuesday’s return to Lewis Caveland Lodge for the annual postseason banquet was its equivalent.
Not too many coaches can claim to be the veteran of the district in only their second season while having yet to coach a game under the title of the team’s skipper.
Regardless of talent level or who schools are sending out to the baseball diamond this spring, each team is on a level playing field in one aspect.
RACELAND Area baseball coaches are well aware of Jake Heighton’s ability at the plate and try not to let him beat their teams with his bat. The senior had one hit and drew three walks in the Rams' 10-2 win over Greenup County Tuesday night.
WESTWOOD It looked like one run might win Monday's baseball game in Mossy Bottom, and Fairview had Jaxon Manning 90 feet away from scoring it with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning.
LLOYD Jake Heighton drove in three runs and Chase Thornsberry knocked in two, and Kirk Pence and Andrew Floyd combined on a solid pitching performance as visiting Raceland topped Greenup County, 8-1, on Monday in the first of a two-day 63rd District seeding series.
Mason Moore became the sixth Rowan County boys basketball player to be named to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Series on Friday evening.
Russell’s Aubrey Hill, Boyd County’s Harley Paynter and Rowan County’s Mason Moore have been named to participate in the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star series, the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches and Kentucky All-Star Selection Committees announced Friday evening.
OWENSBORO It was a rainy day at Jack Fisher Park but the teams in Pool D couldn’t weather Raceland’s offensive attack at the state All “A” Classic.
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This Week's Circulars
Jack Baker, 101, Olive Hill, died Friday, May 7, 2021. Funeral Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 11 a.m., Sparks Funeral Home. Biggs Hill Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 6 to 8 p.m. funeral home. Condolences at sparksfh.com.
Paul Ray"Buddy" Swanagan, 60, of Grayson, died Friday, May 7. Funeral Tuesday, May 11,1 p.m.,at Sparks Funeral Home. Burial East Carter County Memory Gardens. Visitation Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. at funeral home. Condolences at sparksfh.com.
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