Feb. 20, 2013 —
1. Fleming County (24-6)
2. Russell (24-7)
3. Ashland (20-9)
4. Boyd County (20-10)
5. Morgan County (21-7)
6. Rowan County (17-12)
7. Lewis County (14-13)
8. Elliott County (13-14)
The beauty of this week is that the postseason makes everyone 0-0. But I can’t mistake the fact that Russell swept Ashland in the regular season and can go into the postseason winning 14 of their last 16. Fleming, Russell and Morgan County have all punched their ticket to the 16th Region Tournament with victories on Monday night.
Rowan County won three games last week including a 113-110 double overtime victory over Augusta. The district tournaments will be fun to watch.
1. Ashland (21-6)
2. Boyd County 24-7)
3. East Carter (22-7)
4. Lewis County (16-11)
5. Fleming County (17-10)
6. Menifee County (13-10)
7. Bath County (15-10)
8. Rowan County (14-13)
Well, it seems the 61st District tournament is going to be a lot of fun with all four teams in the Crazy 8’s.
Rowan faces off with Bath while Fleming clashes with Menifee.
East Carter takes a tumble after falling to Ashland and Boyd County. Both take the top spots in this week’s rankings. Ashland, Boyd and Russell also secured their spots in the 16th Region Tournaments with victories on Monday.
Fleming County is one of the hottest teams in the 16th Region right now with only two losses since Jan. 21.
Good luck to every team as they play in their respective district tournaments!
Feb. 20, 2013 —
- Local Sports
West boys drop season opener
The high school basketball season across Kentucky tipped off Monday night and West Carter would take the short trip to Morehead to face 16th Region runner-up Rowan County.
East, West hold final scrimmages at Heart of the Parks
The preseason scrimmages in Carter County shifted to Grayson this past Saturday at the 15th annual Heart of the Parks Thanksgiving Tipoff Classic.
Stickler sticks with soccer, signs with UPIKE
The college choice wasn’t difficult to make for Megan Stickler, but there was more to the decision. The two-sport standout at East Carter appeared to have a chance to play both basketball and soccer at the University of Pikeville.
Bates' Crazy 8
The march to Rupp Arena is under way. Teams took to the hardwood Monday night to begin the 2013-14 season. With that in mind, I have put together the inaugural Bates' Crazy 8.
- Raiders on the road to redemption East Carter boys basketball coach Brandon Baker and the rest of the Raiders are eager to put last season behind them.
- Young Comets look to fly The West Carter boys basketball team is a young group and coach Jeremy Webb knows it.
East Carter girls can be 'special group'
Hager Easterling would not stop talking about summer. He was not talking about his vacation or the down time he spent at home working on projects. Instead, it was about his East Carter Lady Raiders who rolled up their sleeves and went to work on preparing for the upcoming season.
- Running with the Lady Comets The Lady Comets are back for another year of running and gunning opposing defenses.
Running the Point: Heart of the Parks to resume this weekend
The Heart of the Parks basketball event will take place at East Carter High School this weekend with several marquee matchups.
- East, West play well at Jack Fultz Classic Olive Hill was the place to be this past Saturday as the annual Jack Fultz Classic brought several teams to West Carter to play five games of preseason basketball.
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