Saturday, June 24, 2017

Four former champions advance to the Chippeways semifinals

Four former champions have advanced to the semifinals of the 82nd Chippeways match play golf tournament at Maysville Country Club.

Jackson Frame and Troy Grooms will meet in the upper bracket match, while the lower bracket match pits Drew Traxel against Bill O'Mara.

In today's quarterfinal round matches, Frame defeated Eric Schumacher, Grooms beat Robert Walton in 21 holes, Traxel defeated Jake O'Mara in 20 holes, and Bill O'Mara was a winner over Ryan Whafton.

The semifinal matches tee off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The winners will meet in the championship match Sunday afternoon.

Jason Butler will provide live coverage of the championship match on WFTM-FM.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Darius Miller on SportsTalk

Darius Miller was my guest on SportsTalk this morning.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seven former champions in Chippeways championship flight

Seven former champions, including five-time winner Eric Schumacher, are in the championship flight of the 82nd Chippeways golf tournament at Maysville Country Club.

Schumacher is the defending champion. He also won the tournament in 1995, 1996, 2007 and 2013. 

The other former champions in the championship flight are Troy Grooms (2012), Joe Traxel (1988 and 2002), Drew Traxel (2009 and 2014), Bill O'Mara (2006), Jackson Frame (2015) and Robert Walton (1980 and 2001).

Grooms and Joe Traxel meet in the first round. 

First round matches are scheduled Friday, the quarterfinals Saturday, the semifinals Sunday morning and the finals Sunday afternoon.

Golfers who lose in the first round are placed into consolation flights.

Tyler Lippert makes the cut at state am

Tyler Lippert shot a 4-over 76 Wednesday in the second round of the Clark's Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Amateur and made the cut at Keene Run at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville.

Lippert is 7-over for the tournament and tied for 50th place, 21 shots off the lead.

The final round is today.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mason Co. golf team tryouts on July 14

Tryouts for the Mason County High School boys and girls golf teams are scheduled July 14 at Laurel Oaks Golf Course.

Golfers must be in the 7th grade or higher and have a completed physical to tryout.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chippeways week at Maysville Country Club

It's Chippeways week at Maysville Country Club. The 82nd tournament will be played Friday through Sunday. 

Eric Schumacher became of the first five-time champion last year. 

MCC members have won 15 of the last 16 Chippeways including the last five.

Here is a list of the former champions:

1936 Harold Oldham, Richmond
1937 WJ Winburn, Winchester
1938 No tournament
1939 Lloyd Ramsey, Lexington
1940 Lloyd Ramsey, Lexington
1941 Jack Kirk, Maysville
1942 John Eversole, Lexington
1943 Harry Keepers, Maysville
1944 Tom Dewhurst, Lexington
1945 Cliff Lenhardt, Louisville
1946 Ben Owens, Lexington
1947 John Owens Jr., Lexington
1948 Jack Kirk, Maysville
1949 Robert Thackston, Lexington
1950 Buddy Mahan, Winchester
1951 Gay Brewer Jr., Lexington
1952 Gay Brewer Jr., Lexington
1953 Hunter Harris, Richmond
1954 Hunter Harris, Richmond
1955 Bill Calvert, Maysville
1956 Tom Whiteway, Cleveland
1957 Bobby Nicholas, Louisville
1958 Howard Saunders, Galloplis, Ohio
1959 Wally Rose, Lexington
1960 Johnny Kirk, Maysville
1961 Johnny Kirk, Maysville
1962 Wally Rose, Lexington
1963 Buddy Mahan, Winchester
1964 Allen McPherson, Lexington
1965 Allen McPherson, Lexington
1966 Gary Magee, Maysville
1967 Gary Magee, Maysville
1968 Gary Magee, Maysville
1969 Gary Arnold, Morehead
1970 Charlie Traxel, Maysville
1971 Wesley Martin, Morehead
1972 Cole Mahan, Winchester
1973 Jim Klapper, Hamilton, Ohio
1974 Ross Smith, Maysville
1975 Bill Goldsmith, Maysville
1976 Ross Smith, Maysville
1977 Jeff Krumpleman, Florence
1978 Wesley Martin, Winchester
1979 Bob Curtis, Maysville
1980 Robert Walton, Maysville
1981 Stan Bickel, Bellevue
1982 Danny Miller, Lexington
1983 Bob Curtis, Maysville
1984 Phillip Dawes, Morehead
1985 Bart Mahan, Winchester
1986 Bill Frazier, Maysville
1987 Bill Dameron, Pikeville
1988 Joe Traxel, Maysville
1989 Bob Curtis, Maysville
1990 Bob Bissett, Columbus
1991 Chris Roberson, Maysville
1992 Bob Curtis, Maysville
1993 David White, Maysville
1994 Bob McCann, Lexington
1995 Eric Schumacher, Maysville
1996 Eric Schumacher, Maysville
1997 Matt McIntire, Louisville
1998 Ben Hensley, Maysville
1999 Danny Biddle, Paris
2000 Danny Biddle, Paris
2001 Robert Walton, Maysville
2002 Joe Traxel, Maysville
2003 Mark Blakefield, Maysville
2004 Mark Blakefield, Maysville
2005 Mark Blakefield, Maysville
2006 Bill O'Mara Jr., Maysville
2007 Eric Schumacher, Maysville
2008 Chris Morris, Maysville
2009 Drew Traxel, Maysville
2010 Chris Morris, Maysville
2011 Zach Butler, Lexington
2012 Troy Grooms, Maysville
2013 Eric Schumacher, Maysville
2014 Drew Traxel, Maysville
2015 Jackson Frame, Maysville
2016 Eric Schumacher, Maysville

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kindt, Sizemore and Frodge named 2nd Team All-State

Three Mason County athletes were named Second Team All-State by the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. They are:

  • Dalton Kindt, shot put
  • Rheagan Sizemore, 800 meter run
  • Jordan Frodge, high jump