Friday, April 20, 2018

Biggs resigns after three seasons as Royals coach

Buddy Biggs has resigned after three seasons as the boys basketball coach at Mason County High School. Here is the press release:

Maysville --- The Mason County Athletic Department would like to announce the resignation of Buddy Biggs as the head boys basketball coach.  Coach Biggs served as the boys basketball coach for the past three years, winning district titles in 2017 and 2018, while winning a region championship in 2016. Coach Biggs’ tenure at Mason County resulted in a record of 57 wins and 41 losses. We appreciate all of Coach Biggs’ contributions and efforts the past 3 seasons. 

AJ Reed signs with UPike

Mason County senior AJ Reed signed today to play basketball at the University of Pikeville. 

Reed led the Lady Royals in scoring, steals, assists and three-pointers last season while playing point guard. She was named Second Team All-10th Region.

"Considering the talent in our region, with many talented players, that's quite an accomplishment," Mason County coach Brad Cox said.

Reed's dad, Adam Reed, played basketball at Pikeville.

"It's unique opportunity that we have to bring a student-athlete in who's a legacy at the University of Pikeville," UPike coach Clifton Williams said.

Williams said it was special for UPike and special for the Reed family.

"We are going to push AJ to be the best she can be on and off the court, and that's what its all about, and she's going to walk away with a degree," Williams said.


Mason Co. archery coach Bridget White and 4 archers on SportsTalk

Mason County archery coach Bridget White and archers Shaelee Bess, Stacey Williams, Andrew Jones and Jacob Brown were my guests on SportsTalk this morning.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tentative dates set for 10th Region tennis tournament

Tentative dates are set for the 10th Region tennis tournament at Montgomery County:

Friday, May 4 all day
Saturday, May 5 all day
Monday, May 7 afternoon

There is a possibility matches will need to played on any day May 4-11 including Sunday, May 6. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

David White named Director of Golf at Sayre School

Mason County alum David White has been named Director of Golf at Sayre School in Lexington.

White will coach the boys and girls teams. He is Director of Instruction at Athens Golf Center in Lexington. 

Sayre will play its home matches at Athens Golf Center.

White won the 1993 Chippeways golf tournament at Maysville Country Club. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Lady Royals and Beechwood tie for first place in Royal Rumble

The Mason County Lady Royals and the Beechwood Lady Tigers tied for first place in the Royal Rumble Invitational track and field meet Saturday.

"I guess after 18 years you would have seen everything but I don't ever a recall ending a track meet in a tie for first place," Mason County coach Mark Kachler wrote in an email.

Mason County and Beechwood both finished with 133 points. Simon Kenton took third place with 83 points. Fleming County, Bracken County and Lewis County finished 10th, 11th and 12th respectively.

Simon Kenton won the boys meet. Bracken County took third place, Fleming County fifth, Mason County seventh, Lewis County 11th and Augusta 14th.

First place finishes by Mason County athletes include:
  • Te'a King in the 100 meter dash (12.985)
  • Marissa Scilley in the triple jump (32-09.50)
  • Dalton Kindt in the discus (125-00) and the shot put (45-09.00)
  • The girls 4x100 meter relay team of Iyanna Johns, Te'a King, Kendra Shoemaker and Marissa Scilley (53.89)
  • The girls 4x200 meter relay team of Rachel Payne, Te'a King, Iyanna Johns and Olivia O'Hearn (1:55.94)
  • Kaylee Campbell and Alyssa Cracraft in the 2x50 meter relay unified (28.07)

Friday, April 13, 2018

David Irey and Jeremy Faulkner on SportsTalk

I had two guests on SportsTalk today. David Irey talked about the David Irey Foundation Showcase and Jeremy Faulkner had information about the Two Bridge 10-miler and 5K run walk.

Here are links to the podcasts of the interviews: