Thursday, May 25, 2017

New course rating for Maysville Country Club

A course rating team from the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association recently conducted a USGA course rating at Maysville Country Club that resulted in several revisions.

It had been several years since the course rating had been updated.

No. 8, a par 3 that plays 200 yards from the blue tees, is the new No. 1 handicap hole.

The par 3 15th (153 yards from the blue tees) is the new No. 18 handicap hole.

The revised course/slope ratings are:

Men
Blue  72.0/134
White 70.1/129
Red    66.0/121
Gold 63.9/116

Women
Blue  78.4/137
White 76.1/134
Red   70.8/126
Gold  67.9/119

Here is the updated scorecard:




Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mason County wins fast-pitch softball and baseball titles

Mason County won the 39th District fast-pitch softball and baseball tournaments Tuesday.

The Lady Royals shutout the Bracken County Lady Bears 12-0 in five innings at the Maysville-Mason County Recreation Park.

The Royals beat the Bracken County Polar Bears 3-1 at the Mason County baseball field.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Leo Cardenas will have book signing at Maysville-Mason Co. Public Library

Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Leo Cardenas will have a book signing Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Maysville-Mason County Public Library.

Cuba's Campo Corto, a book about Cardenas, was published last year. 

Cardenas, a native of Cuba, spent nine of his 16 major league seasons with the Reds. 

He was elected to the Reds Hall of Fame in 1981.

Cardenas was in the WFTM studios today and will be my guest on Sportstalk Friday at 8:05 a.m. on Soft 96.

Lopsided games in district semifinals

All four games in the 39th District fast-pitch softball and baseball tournaments were lopsided contests.

In the fast-pitch softball tournament, the Mason County Lady Royals shutout the St. Patrick Lady Saints 15-0 in three innings and the Bracken County Lady Bears blanked the Augusta Lady Panthers 15-0 in three innings.

In the baseball tournament, the Mason County Royals defeated the Augusta Panthers 16-1 in five innings and the Bracken County Polar Bears shutout the Augusta Panthers 22-0 in five innings.

The championship games are today- baseball at 5 p.m. at Mason County and fast-pitch softball at 6 p.m. at the Maysville-Mason County Recreation Park.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Josh Walton signs with Cincinnati Christian University

Today was the last day of school for St. Patrick seniors, and Josh Walton went out on a high note by signing to play basketball at Cincinnati Christian University, an NAIA Division II school.

"I've always wanted to play college (basketball), so I had to keep working harder and harder to get to that point," Walton said. "And I'm still going to have to keep working harder."

Walton said he will major in sports management.

"We talk all year about a variety of ways to define success and not necessarily just the win-loss column," St. Patrick coach John Kirkpatrick said. "And I think helping a fine young man get the opportunity to play college basketball is definitely a solid way to measure success. And so, we're very happy at what this is going to do for our program and what it's going to do for Josh and his family."

Kirkpatrick talked about Walton being a hard worker.

"With the injuries we battled a lot this year, Josh was asked to step up and really be a primary scoring threat and a primary leader for us on the basketball floor. And I think he handled that role extremely well."

39th District baseball tournament moved to Mason Co.

The 39th District baseball tournament, originally scheduled to take place at Augusta, has been moved to Mason County. 

The semifinals will be played today- Mason County vs. St. Patrick at 5 p.m. and Bracken County vs. Augusta at 7 p.m.

The championship game, originally set for Wednesday night, has been moved up to Tuesday night. The start time will be determined by the availability of the umpires.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

39th District fast-pitch softball and baseball tournaments set to begin Monday

The 39th District fast-pitch softball and baseball tournaments are scheduled to begin Monday. Here are the schedules:

39th District fast-pitch softball tournament at the Maysville-Mason County Recreation Park

Monday
5 p.m. Mason County vs. St. Patrick
7 p.m. Bracken County vs. Augusta

Tuesday
6 p.m. Championship game

39th District baseball tournament at Augusta

Monday
5 p.m. Mason County vs. St. Patrick
7 p.m. Bracken County vs. Augusta

Wednesday
6 p.m. Championship game