May 15, 2013 —
1. Lewis County (25-8)
2. Ashland (20-9)
3. Greenup County (18-11)
4. Bath County (17-7)
5. Boyd County (17-15)
6. Rowan County (15-15)
7. Russell (17-13)
8. East Carter (15-15)
To quote the great band Creedence Clearwater Revival, “I want to know, have you ever seen the rain? Comin’ down on a sunny day.”
That was the theme last week with the rain washing out a lot of games. But the forecast this week calls for plenty of sunshine for the last week of the regular season.
Lewis County isn’t letting it rain on their parade as they have won 11 straight contests to take the top spot in the Crazy 8. They knocked off Boyd County, West Carter and Pendleton County twice in a doubleheader. Rowan County continued its streak by taking two of three in the Frank Bloom Memorial over the weekend with wins over Russell and Fairview.
1. Ashland (19-9)
2. Boyd County (21-10)
3. Rowan County (20-12)
4. Greenup County (17-14)
5. Fairview (15-13)
6. East Carter (19-11)
7. Russell (12-13)
8. Raceland (18-12)
Softball games across the region took most of the hit because of the rain as just a handful of teams got just one or two games in. There is not a lot of change in the Crazy 8.
Greenup County is probably playing its best softball right now, winning games over West Carter and Boyd County. Rowan, who had games scheduled for last week, got cancelled but they will make up for it this week with four games on the schedule.
May 15, 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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