Friday, July 29, 2016

New St. Patrick coaches Arn and Kirkpatrick on SportsTalk

New St. Patrick basketball coaches Andy Arn and John Kirkpatrick were my guests on SportsTalk this morning. Here is a link to the podcast.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Harlan "Fats" Tolle's Morehead State University trophies and jerseys donated to MSU

Family and friends of Harlan "Fats" Tolle were on hand this morning when Tolle's  trophies from his playing days at Morehead State University and his framed jersey were presented to the university by Gerry Calvert who is handling Tolle's estate.

Tolle, a basketball and baseball star at MSU in the 1950s, died on May 4. 

Tolle was the point guard on MSU's Ohio Valley Conference Championship teams in 1956 and 1957.
He was inducted into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.

Tolle was a 1950 graduate of Maysville High School. He returned to MHS to coach the Bulldogs for two seasons- 1966-67 and 1967-68.  

 Former Maysville High School and University of Kentucky basketball player Gerry Calvert presents Tolle's trophies to Brad Stephens, MSU Assistant Athletic Director for External Affairs, and Victoria Cable, Marketing and Promotions Coordinator.

                                                           Tolle's framed MSU Jersey

Former Maysville Bulldogs basketball playr Tommy Breeze and former University of Kentucky basketball manager Humzey Yessin.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mark Blakefield ties for 4th place in Greater Cedar Rapids Open

Mark Blakefield tied for fourth place in the TrueNorth Greater Cedar Rapids Open Saturday in Marion, Iowa.

Blakefield, who had a three-day total of 12-under 204, tied the course record with an 11-under 61 Friday in the second round.

Blakefield won the tournament in 2014 and tied for seventh place last year.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Kirkpatrick and Arn hired as basketball coaches at St. Patrick

John Kirkpatrick, the 2016 KABC Region 3 Coach of the Year at Trinity High School in Whitesville, is the new boys basketball coach at St. Patrick. 

Andy Arn, who was the boys basketball coach at St. Patrick for four seasons, is the new girls basketball coach at St. Patrick.

Kirkpatrick had a two-year record of 24-35 as the boys coach at Trinity. He coached the Trinity girls team to a 12-17 record
 in the 2013-14 season. 

Arn coached the Saints from the 2009-10 season through the 2012-13 season and compiled a 42-66 record. He was an assistant coach for the Lady Saints last season.

Kirkpatrick succeeds Matt Taylor who left after three seasons to become the head coach at Fleming County.

Arn succeeds Beth Garrison who resigned after accepting a teaching position in Lewis County. Garrison was the St. Patrick girls coach for three seasons.

Ray Snedegar on SportsTalk

Mason County native Ray Snedegar was my guest on SportsTalk this morning. 

Snedegar, a resident of Centerville, Ohio, drives Hall of Fame sportswriter Hal McCoy to and from Cincinnati Reds home games.

Snedegar served more than 31 years in the Air Force. He was the senior loadmaster on the first flight of Operation Babylift out of Saigon in 1975. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Harvey Rice signs to play football at Campbellsville University

It was better late than never for 2016 Mason County graduate Harvey Rice.

With the 2016-17 school year fast approaching, Rice signed today to play football for Campbellsville University. 

Mason County coach Jonathan Thomas said a Campbellsville coach called to see if he had any unsigned players. Thomas told him about Rice and sent a video. Thomas said the Campbellsville coach liked what he saw on the video and "thought (Rice) could fit in well with what they do."

Rice applied and was accepted.

"I think he can play down there, excited to watch him play," Thomas said.

Rice will be redshirted this coming season. He played multiple positions at Mason County including linebacker and running back. He said he thinks Campbellsville will want him to play linebacker.   

Hughes and Tedder 15-16 age group winners in Bryan Conway Memorial Junior Golf Tournament

Thirty-eight golfers, ages 9 to 16, competed in the Bryan Conway Memorial Junior Golf Tournament today at Kenton Station Golf Course.

Jordan Hughes was the boys 15-16 winner. He shot a one-over 71 and edged Bryan Walton by one shot.

Shelby Tedder shot a nine-hole total of 57 and beat Samantha Sowell by five shots in the girls 15-16 division.

Other age group winners include:

Boys' 13-14
Spencer Magee

Girls 13-14
Emilee Bertram

Boys 11-12
Logan Liles

Girls 11-2
Emily Wood

Boys 9-10
Quin Grooms

Girls 9-10 
Kimball Arn

The tournament was sponsored by Schumacher Insurance Agency. In the photos below, Deron Feldhaus, one of the owners of Kenton Station Golf Course, at the awards ceremony, and Schumacher Insurance Agency owner, Eric Schumacher, with 15-16 age group winners Jordan Hughes and Shelby Tedder.