Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

April 9, 2014

Shearer gets 200th career win

April 9, 2014 — East Carter head baseball coach Jeremiah Shearer said career win No. 200 kind of crept up on him. He was unaware that he was getting close to that milestone until his dad told him that he had finally reached that mark.

The Raiders defeated Middlesboro 12-2 in their only win during the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach. S.C. but it was a big one as Shearer reached the 200-win plateau.

“I’ve had several phone calls and texts over the past few days from former players who have congratulated me of getting to this point,” Shearer said. “It gets you thinking about the kids that you have coached and how successful we’ve been.”

Shearer has been the baseball coach at East Carter for ten years. In that span, he’s 200-110, winning nine of ten 62nd District Championships and the 16th Region Championship in 2009.

“We’ve been very blessed with a good run of baseball talent here at East Carter,” Shearer said. “It seems like we’re always in the mix with these kids.”

Against the Yellow Jackets, Shearer said to get a the milestone win over a tradition-rich program in Southeastern Kentucky made it that much more special.

“It was a game where we did everything right,” Shearer said. “We got a get pitching performance from Jordan Walburn and we know they’re a good program. To beat a program like Middlesboro and get that 200th win was pretty special.”

In a program where there have been only three coaches in school history, Shearer knows how important East Carter baseball is to the student-athletes and the Grayson community.

“We’ve been very successful on the field,” Shearer said. “That means a lot but one of the biggest is having 13 kids sign to play college baseball. They get an opportunity to get an education and continue to play the sport they love. That’s what it’s all about.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • F-1 Ben Jordan.JPG West Carter’s Ben Jordan

    West Carter sophomore Ben Jordan likes the spotlight on his team more than just himself. However, the two-sport athlete in Olive Hill turned heads throughout the 16th Region whether it is on the hardwood or on the diamond.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Cole Boggs.JPG Carter County Wildcats shutout by Cincinnati

    With the start of high school football preseason practices, college and professional just right around the corner, one team in Carter County has been throwing the pigskin around for almost two months.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • F-3 Jalen Simmons.JPG KCU football releases 2014 schedule

    Kentucky Christian University will play in four different states during the 2014 football season. The KCU Knights will kick off the 2014 season with an out-of-state trip to Cookeville to face Tennessee Tech on Aug. 28 in a Thursday night clash.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • F-1 Taylor Hickle.JPG Area teams compete in 7-on-7 passing camp

    Several area football teams are not wasting any time after the dead period to see how some kids compete.

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Kristen Mayo.JPG Pass the ‘Mayo’

    East Carter sophomore point guard Kristen Mayo has played basketball for as long as she can remember.

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-3 Conner Robinson.jpg Former Raider Robinson to play baseball at Northern Kentucky

    After sitting out just two games over the past two seasons, Connor Robinson is perfectly fine with having to prove himself yet again to earn playing time.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Running the Point: The countdown is on

    The dead period is over. For anyone who might not know what that means, it’s the mandated two-week layoff for any high school function.

    July 16, 2014

  • F-1 Trace Tackett.JPG 11-12 Morehead All-Stars claim area championship

    The 11-12-year-old Morehead All-Stars were not used to playing from behind. Down two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, they hit four straight singles to pull ahead for good as they defeated the Olive Hill All-Stars 9-7 to claim the Area 1 District 6 Championship.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Ben Wilburn.JPG Olive Hill forces rematch in Area 1

    The 11-12-year-old Olive Hill All-Stars already had one loss to Morehead heading into Wednesday’s elimination game.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Three KCU programs earn NAIA Scholar status

    Three programs at Kentucky Christian University were named NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2013-14 academic year, the school’s athletic program announced.

    July 9, 2014

Poll