Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

May 1, 2013

James, East mercy Sheldon Clark

May 1, 2013 — The East Carter baseball team is showing signs of life, winning five out of its past six games, including a 10-0 shutout of Sheldon Clark on Friday.

The Raiders (12-11) put together a solid offensive performance against the Cardinals (4-20), including Jesse James who had three RBIs in the contest.

“He has hit the ball well all season,” Manager Jeremiah Shearer said. “He hit line drives and hit it hard. He’s been consistent all year long.”

In addition to James’ play, senior Cole Boggs legged out two triples and had an RBI.

“We talked about setting the tone early,” Shearer said. “We got up six on the first and never looked back.”

Another positive was the return of Chandler Duncan who made his first start of the season. He pitched a few innings and picked up the win.

“He attacked the zone and didn’t give up a hit and threw strikes and I really was happy to see that,” Shearer said.

Chandler Adams and Cole Boggs each had time on the mound as well to keep their arms fresh for the final stretch of the regular season.

Derek Keller and Austin Wells each had two RBIs in the win.

With May beginning, Shearer said his team is starting to put all phases of the game together to make a run in the postseason.

“It’s starting to come together defensively,” Shearer said. “We’ve had some solid defense these past few games and now we’re trying to make all the right plays before we get in the district tournament.

“We’re finishing strong to get that No. 1 seed,” Shearer said. “We have to continue pitching the ball well and defense and the games will take care of themselves.”

East Carter hosted West Carter on Tuesday. They will finish 62nd District play on Wednesday when they travel to Morgan County.

MacKenzie Bates can be reached at or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

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