Sunday, December 10, 2017

Blakefield T3 in Final Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament

It's been a big year for Mark Blakefield. The St. Patrick and University of Kentucky graduate won a tournament on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada in August. He got married last month and today he tied for third place in the Final Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament.

The third place finish secures 12 guaranteed starts on the Web.com Tour in 2018 for Blakefield.

Blakefield shot a six-under 66 today in the final round of the qualifying tournament in Chandler, Arizona. 

He had a 72-hole total of 22-under 266, six shots behind the winner.

Blakefield shot a 69 in the first round, a 65 in the second round and a 66 in the third round.

He had 10 pars, seven birdies and one bogey in his final round 66 today. He fired a 31 (with five birdies) on the front nine.

The 2018 Web.com Tour season begins next month.

Fifty golfers from the Web.com Tour earn PGA Tour cards each year.

Saints lose to Model 72-51

The St. Patrick Saints lost to the Model Patriots 72-51 Saturday in the Central Bank Heroes Classic at Model.

Four Saints scored in double figures- Baylen Bauer, Brevin Jones and Jake Swolsky with 12 points apiece and Chandler Black with 10 points. 

St. Patrick  hosts Pendleton County Tuesday night.

SP (1-4) Bauer 12, Jones, Swolsky, 12, Black 10, McKay 3, Williams 2

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Lady Royals top Ryle 72-62 for first win

The Mason County Lady Royals outscored the Ryle Lady Raiders 32-22 in the fourth quarter and snapped a three-game season-opening losing streak with a 73-62 victory this afternoon at The Fieldhouse.

Ryle led 24-12 in the second quarter, but the Lady Royals ended the half on a 17-3 run to lead 29-27 at intermission.

There were five ties and five lead changes in the game.

Mason County shot 52.5 percent from the field (including 42.9 percent from beyond the arc) and had four double figure scorers.

AJ Reed scored a game-high 20 points. Kara Moran followed with 15 points, Victoria Brooks tossed in 14 points and Haley White added 11 points.

The Lady Royals play the Bracken County Lady Bears in Brooksville Tuesday night.

MC (1-3) Reed 20, Moran 15, Brooks 14, White 11, Poe 5, Payne 4, May 4

R (4-2) Schwartz 17, Scherr 14, Douthit 13, Crittendon 9, Johnson 8, Gore 1

MC 12 17 12 32- 73
R     15 12 13 22- 62

Friday, December 08, 2017

Royals edge Scott 73-72 at The Fieldhouse

Jayden Steward's basket on an inbounds play with four seconds left in the game gave the Mason County Royals a 73-72 victory over the Scott Eagles in a nail biter tonight at The Fieldhouse.

It was the 15th lead change in the game. There were six ties.

Mason County led 67-59 with just over three minutes to play, but committed five turnovers in the closing minutes.

An old fashion three-point play by Nelson Perrin gave Scott a 72-71 lead with 12 seconds to play.

Leevi Dunaway lost the ball driving into the lane, but dived on the ball, and a held ball was called.
The possession arrow pointed to Mason County.

After a Mason County timeout, Jaylen Lofton inbounded the ball to to a wide open Steward who banked in the winning shot.

Scott's heave at the buzzer bounced over the top of the backboard.

The win snapped Mason County's two-game losing streak.

Dunaway scored a game-high 23 points.

Lofton had a double-double with 17 points and 13 points.

Steward scored 16 points on 8-of-10 from the field.

Chad Ohmer led Scott in scoring with 20 points.

Mason County plays at Bracken County Tuesday night.

MC (2-2) Dunaway 23, Lofton 17, Perkins 4, Boyd 4, Steward 16, Jackson 3, Jones 6

S (2-2) Ohmer 20, Perrin 16, Pouncy 12, Hunter 5, Meister 12, Joyce 7

MC 20 15 19 19- 73
S     18 15 15 24- 72


Kelly Wells on SportsTalk

University of Pikeville men's basketball coach Kelly Wells was my guest on SportsTalk this morning.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Gallenstein scores 23 points in Lady Saints' loss to Pendleton Co.

Libby Gallenstein scored a game-high 23 points, but the St. Patrick Lady Saints lost to the Pendleton County Lady Wildcats 50-45 Wednesday night at home.

Kelsey Tesmer added 10 points for St. Patrick.

PC (1-3) O.Verst 3, S. Verst 9, Hall 5, Eckart 3, Manor 5, Turner 9, Aulick 4, Pugh 4, Askren 8

SP (2-3) Gallenstein 23, Hughes 2, Tesmer 10, C. McKay 3, Klee 7

PC 12 11 09 18- 50
SP  03 15 11 16- 45

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Bourbon County beats Mason County 73-68 in OT

The Bourbon County Colonels beat the Mason County Royals 73-68 in overtime tonight at The Fieldhouse.

Mason County rallied from a nine-point deficit and led by four points in the fourth quarter.

With the game timed, the Royals held the ball for over a minute but missed the last shot in regulation.

The Colonels outscored the Royals 11-6 in the overtime period.

Mason County was just 2-of-19 on three-pointers and had 20 turnovers.

The Colonels outrebounded the Royals 52-43 including 24-12 on the offensive glass.

Bourbon County senior Titus Ransom had a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds.

Mason County senior Jayden Steward scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Leevi Dunaway scored 21 points before fouling out with 16 seconds left in overtime.

Jaylen Lofton scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds.

It's the first time Bourbon County has won two straight games against Mason County since the 1996-97and 1997-98 seasons. The Colonels won last season's game against the Royals 86-79 in overtime. 

It's the Colonels' first win over the Royals at The Fieldhouse since December 13, 1996.

Mason County hosts Scott Friday night.

BC (2-0) Chenault 12, Moran 10, Ransom 24, Workman 14, Collins 6, Edwards 2, Estes 4, Chapman 1

MC (1-2) Dunaway 21, Lofton 17, Perkins 2, Boyd 3, Steward 23, Jones 2

BC 20 13 18 11 11- 73
MC 17 10 19 16 06- 68

(Update to correct the seasons Bourbon County won consecutive games vs. Mason County.)