Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tessa Gray's high school career ends in the 2nd round of the KHSAA Tennis Championships

Mason County senior Tessa Gray's outstanding high school career came to end today with a loss in the second round of the KHSAA Tennis Championships in Lexington.

Gray defeated LaRue County senior Karrington Donahue 6-0, 6-2 in the opening round this morning, but lost to North Oldham freshman Katie Beavin, a No. 5 seed, 4-6, 3-6 in the second round this afternoon.

Gray, who has signed to play at the University of the Cumberlands, advanced to the state tournament five out of six seasons. She won her second straight region championship this season and also has been a region runner-up.

St. Patrick's Logan Kalb and Evan Kalb had a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Knott County Central's Austin Hesston and Bryson Honeycutt in the opening round of the boys' tournament this morning, but lost to Villa Madonna's Yamann Ahmad and Robert Spicker 1-6, 0-6 in the second round this afternoon.

In the girls' doubles tournament, Mason County's Mallory Conrad and Haley White lost to McCracken County's Emily Dew and Isabella McKinney 2-6, 3-6 in the opening round.


St. Patrick Saints Basketball Camp May 29-June 1

The St. Patrick Saints Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades 2 through 8 in the 2018-19 school year will be held May 29-June 1 at the St. Patrick Gym.

The hours are 8 a.m-10 a.m. for grades 2-4 and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for grades 5-8.

Each camper will receive breakfast or lunch during camp and a free T-shirt.

The fee is $50 for the first child and $25 for each additional child in the family.

For more information, email Presley Marshall at presleym73@gmail.com or Angie Brant at
abrant@stpatschool.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

KHSAA Tennis Championships brackets released

The KHSAA State Tennis Championships brackets were released today.

Mason County senior Tessa Gray plays LaRue County senior Karrington Donahue Thursday at 9:15 a.m.,  and in girls' doubles, Mason County's Mallory Conrad and Haley White play Emily Dew and Isabella McKinney of McCracken County Thursday at 11:45 a.m. Both of those matches will be played at the Boone Tennis Center at the University of Kentucky.

In boys' doubles, St. Patrick's Logan Kalb and Evan Kalb play Austin Hesston and Bryson Honeycutt of Knott County Central Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at Shillito Park.

Here are links to the brackets:

Girls Singles

Girls Doubles

Boys Doubles


(Updated to fix the link to the Boys Doubles bracket)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Two more Mason Co. athletes qualify for state track and field meet

Mason County athletes Allen Powell and Sara Brewer qualified for the Class 2A state track and field meet based on the performance list released by the KHSAA. 

Powell and Brewer will compete in the high jump.

The performance list also adds the long jump to Marissa Scilley's events at state.

The Class 2A state track and field meet is Friday at the University of Kentucky. Gates open for spectators at 3 p.m. Events begin at 4 p.m. Admission is $10.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Lady Royals runners-up in track and field region

The Mason County Lady Royals finished second in the Class 2A Region 6 track and field meet today at Mason County.

The Ashland Kittens won the region for the fourth straight year with 184 points. The Lady Royals had 131 points.

The Boyd County Lions won the boys' region championship with 140 points. The Ashland Tomcats took second place with 119.5 points. The Mason County Royals finished in fifth place with 43.5 points.

Mason County region champions include senior Marissa Scilley who won the triple jump for the third straight year (34-03), Dalton Kindt in the shot put (49-10), Te'A King in the 100 meter dash (13-06), Abigail Dawson in the pole vault (8-06), the girls' 4x800 meter relay team of Paige Decker, Hayden Faris, Alyssa Bisotti, and Hadley Faris, and Dalton Kindt and Kaylee Campbell in the mixed shot put unified (45-04).

The girls' 4x400 meter relay team of Abigail Dawson, Olivia O'Hearn, Hadley Faris and Rachel Payne set a school record with a time of 4:18.52.

Other second place finishers who qualified for the state meet include:
  • Isaiah Riggs in the 3200 meter run (10:53.85)
  • Paige Decker in the long jump
  • Dalton Kindt in the discus  (127-09)
  • Carson Adams in the 800 meter run (2:09.54)
  • Rachel Payne in the 300 meter hurdles (49.25)
  • 4x100 meter relay team of Marissa Scilley, Eboni Chambers, Kendra Shoemaker and Te'A King (53.51)
  • Olivia O'Hearn in the pole vault (8-00)
Fleming County senior Robert Applegate won the 1600 meter run in a time of 4:47.76.

Check out these links for more results:



Team Scores

(Updated to list the correct the members of the 4x800 meter relay team. The time sheet at the meet had two incorrect names.)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Bowling and basketball the topics on SportsTalk

Bowling and basketball were the topics on SportsTalk this morning. My guests were River Valley Challenge champion Chuck Tompkins, bowling enthusiast Vic Amman who is trying to bring back the King of TV Bowling television show, and former Mason County Royals basketball player Ryan Hamm who is hosting a free camp for 1st-6th graders tomorrow.