March 6, 2013 —
1. Fleming County (28-6)
2. Rowan County (20-14)
3. Russell (26-8)
4. Ashland (23-10)
5. Morgan County (22-8)
6. Boyd County (21-12)
7. Lewis County (15-15)
8. West Carter (9-20)
First off, congratulations are in order for the Fleming County Panthers for capturing its first ever 16th Region Championship.
Furthermore, kudos to the Rowan County Vikings for making it back to the title game for the third consecutive year.
After losing the amount of talent they had last year and still proving they are still one of the best teams in the 16th Region is a feat few thought they could reach. Congratulations to all who played in the regional tournament.
1. Ashland (24-6)
2. Boyd County (26-8)
3. Lewis County (18-13)
4. Russell (15-17)
5. East Carter (24-8)
6. Fleming County (19-11)
7. Rowan County (15-15)
8. West Carter (12-18)
Before Monday night’s games in the semifinals of the 16th Region Tournament,
Ashland still controls the top spot after winning its opening round game against Rowan
But Lewis County provided the shocker of the tournament by eliminating East Carter 53-50. So the Lady Lions move up to third in the standings while Boyd County and Russell square off in the other semifinal.
Sadly, this is the last basketball Crazy 8 Rankings. We will be on hiatus for two weeks before the baseball and softball seasons begin.
March 6, 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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