Monday, February 27, 2017

Male and Covington Catholic win Mason County meet

The Male Lady Bulldogs and the Covington Catholic Colonels won the team titles in the final indoor track and field meet of the regular season Saturday at Mason County.

Mason County took sixth place in the girls' meet and eighth place in the boys' meet.

Fleming County took ninth place in the boys' meet and 16th place in the girls' meet.

Mason County senior Dalton Kindt won the shot put (46-09.00) and Fleming County junior Robert Applegate won the 3,000 meter run (10:41.71).

The state indoor track and field meet will be held at Mason County this Saturday.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Boys' 10th Region Tournament bracket

The boys' 10th Region Tournament will be played at the Mason County Fieldhouse. Here is the bracket:

Girls 10th Region Tournament bracket

The girls' 10th Region Tournament begins Monday night at Harrison County. Here is the bracket:

Friday, February 24, 2017

Deron Breeze on SportsTalk

Adair County boys' basketball coach Deron Breeze, a native of Maysville, was my guest on SportsTalk this morning.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Royals hang on for a 73-68 win over Bracken County for district championship

The Mason County Royals built a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter and held on for 73-68 win over the Bracken County Polar Bears tonight in the championship game of the 39th District Tournament.

Mason County led 59-46 with 5:30 left and 70-60 with 1:02 to play, but struggled at the free throw line and Bracken County closed to within three at 71-68 with 20 seconds to go.

The Royals missed two free throws with 10 seconds left. 

Austin Crawford, who scored a game-high 45 points for Bracken County, missed a three-point shot with 1.7 seconds left.

Sam Kumler sank two free throws to seal the victory.

Mason County was 13-of-23 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.

Leevi Dunaway hit 10-of-13 free throws in the fourth quarter and 16-of-22 for the game. He had a double-double with 30 points and 10 rebounds.

Jaylen Lofton scored 16 points and Ty Fox added 14 points.

Dalton Perkins blocked five shots.

Crawford scored 22 of Bracken County's 25 fourth quarter points.

For the game, Crawford was 18-of-34 from the field (2-of-12 on three-pointers) and 7-of-12 from the free throw line. He had a game-high 11 rebounds.

MC (17-15) Dunaway 30, Kumler 6, Lofton 16, Perkins 2, Fox 14, Boyd 5
BC (16-14) Crawford 45, Engnes 5, Jones 4, Tad Fisher 6, Appleman 3, Deaton 2

MC 14 17 18 24- 73
BC  12 16 15 25- 68

Lady Royals rout Bracken Co. 77-32 for district title

The Mason County Lady Royals shared the ball in a 77-32 rout of the Bracken County Lady Bears tonight in the championship game of the 39th District Tournament at the Fieldhouse.

Mason County had 21 assists on 29 field goals and shot 49.2 percent.

The Lady Royals made nine three-pointers.

Mason County went on a 19-4 run to take a 33-13 lead with 4:51 left in the second quarter.

The Lady Royals led 56-20 with 4:33 to go in the third quarter and the rest of the game was played with a running clock

Whitney O'Mara led Mason County in scoring with 13 points.

A.J. Reed followed with 11 points.

Maddie Boone had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

MC (21-8) Brooks 4, O'Mara 13, Reed 11, Littleton 8, Moran 5, McNutt 6, Butler 7, May 2, Frodge 9, Simms 2, Boone 10
BC (11-14) Myrick 1, Ruf 4, Florer 2, Hamilton 1, Jefferson 8, Carl 5, Goecke 2 Kalb 9

MC 18 26 17 16- 77
BC  09 09 08 06- 32

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hunter Hill signs to play baseball at Union College

Mason County senior Hunter Hill signed today to play baseball at Union College in Barbourville.

Hill, a left handed pitcher and outfielder, visited Berea College and talked with Ohio University Chillicothe and Asbury University, but said when he visited Union it felt like home "and I like the small campus, I like the new facilities, it just went really well for me."

Mason County coach Tom Posey said Hill's fastball has been clocked at 77 miles per hour.

"My go to pitch is a two-seam fastball, but I like to work in a four-seam a lot too," Hill said. "Two-seam, I get a lot of movement out of coming as a left-hander. I throw a circle changeup and a 12-6 curveball."

Hill said he is looking at accounting as a major and business as a minor, but is still undecided.