Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

April 23, 2014

Bates' Crazy 8

April 23, 2014 — 1. Rowan County (10-4)

2. West Carter (11-2)

3. Lewis County (9-5)

4. Boyd County (11-10)

5. Ashland (8-6)

6. Greenup County (8-11)

7. Raceland (12-6)

8. Russell (8-11)

Believe it or not, we are just one month away from the start of the postseason and some of the districts are starting to become clearer. Rowan County, who remains in the top spot for the fourth consecutive week is 4-0 in the 61st District and can wrap up the No. 1 seed with a win over Bath County on Monday. West Carter, who defeated East Carter for the first time in 19 years is 2-0 in the 62nd District. The Comets have the Region’s best record at 11-2 and look like contenders for a 16th Region Championship this year.

The 63rd is a little muddy with Lewis County in the driver’s seat with a 2-0 record. Russell is 1-0 while Greenup County is 0-2 and Raceland is 0-1. All four teams in the 63rd are inside the Crazy 8 this week, which says how tough that district is. And then who knows what’s going to happen in the 64th with Ashland and Boyd County beating each other up.


1. Ashland (13-2)

2. East Carter (15-4)

3. Raceland (13-3)

4. Rowan County (11-8)

5. Boyd County (10-8)

6. Russell (9-7)

7. Fairview (11-5)

8. Greenup County (7-11)

There is a little flip-flopping going on in the softball rankings this week. The top four stay the same as Ashland, East Carter, Raceland and Rowan County did not suffer any 16th Region losses. Boyd County and Russell flip after the Lady Devils dropped a 6-4 decision to Raceland last Monday. Boyd is the beneficiary as they had no trouble with West Carter last Thursday.

Fairview is starting to get hot as the Lady Eagles have won seven of eight games, moving to No. 7. Fairview got a big test on Monday when they hosted Boyd County.

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