May 22, 2013 —
1. Lewis County (27-9)
2. Ashland (22-9)
3. Greenup County (21-12)
4. Boyd County (19-15)
5. Bath County (19-9)
6. Rowan County (18-16)
7. Russell (18-15)
8. East Carter (16-16)
The time for talk is over. Everything must be fine-tuned for every team inside the 16th Region as district tournaments began Monday.
Lewis County, in my opinion of course, is the prohibitive favorite to win the 16th Region and dethrone Ashland. But with that being said, any team can win this. Greenup is playing well. East Carter has the pitching. Rowan County is one of the hottest teams right now. It’s now up to them to see where they end up.
1. Ashland (21-9)
2. Boyd County (24-10)
3. East Carter (23-11)
4. Fairview (17-14)
5. Greenup County (18-16)
6. Russell (14-14)
7. Rowan County (20-15)
8. Raceland (18-15)
I believe no one was more ready to get past last week than Rowan County Softball Coach Larry Slone. His squad dropped four contests last week to Boyd, Montgomery, Russell and East Carter to limp into the 61st District tournament on Monday. I am sure the Lady Vikings will come ready to bounce back in the postseason. Ashland and Boyd County held onto the top spot but East is surging after winning five straight games. The 16th Region is WIDE open. Have fun and good luck, everybody.
May 22, 2013 —
- Local Sports
Girls 16th Region Semifinals: East Carter moves on to finals
The East Carter Lady Raiders are heading to the 16th Region Championship after defeating Russell 51-38 in the semifinals on Thursday night at Morehead State University.
- 16th Region Semis: East moves to Finals The East Carter Lady Raiders defeated Russell 51-38 Thursday night in the 16th Region Tournament Semifinals. They will play in the Championship Game Friday night at 7 p.m.
- Girls 16th Region First Round: Fleming County vs. West Carter Gallery The Fleming County Lady Panthers faced West Carter in the first round of the 16th Region Tournament.
Girls 16th Region First Round: Ashland, Fleming move on
The 16th Region Semifinals are set as Ashland and Fleming County will meet in Thursday night’s semifinals after winning their opening round games.
- East Carter defeats Rowan in first round of 16th Region Tournament The eighth ranked Lady Raiders hit seven of their eight three-point baskets in the first half to advance to their first Semifinal since the 2009-10 season, defeating Rowan County 55-33.
Girls 16th Region First Round: Russell, East Carter advance
Russell and East Carter will play in the semifinals of the Girls 16th Region Tournament after winning their opening games.
62nd DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
East Carter may be like the proverbial late bloomer, but that’s just fine with the Raiders. They’ve won two or more games consecutively on only three occasions all season. One of those stretches is right now, as East Carter will go into the 16th Region Tournament as 62nd District champions after dropping Elliott County 63-49 on Friday night at Morgan County’s Veterans Memorial Gymnasium.
The scoreboard showed that East Carter won its second straight 62nd District Championship but to Hager Easterling, his team did not play Lady Raider basketball.
Raider rally puts East in 62nd Finals
It’s a good thing there are four quarters to a basketball game. The East Carter Raiders were down double digits before rallying in the fourth quarter as they defeated host Morgan County 51-43 in the 62nd District Tournament last Wednesday.
Elliott ends Comets' season in 62nd District Tournament
Elliott County has sustained heartbreaking, season-ending losses in the semifinals of the 62nd District Tournament the past two seasons. It was one half from another one Tuesday.
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