Monday, April 30, 2007
St. Patrick is 6-2. The Saints haven't played since last Monday. Mason County is 5-12. The Royals have lost eight of their last nine games.
Here is the rest of the baseball and fast-pitch softball broadcast schedule on WFTM-AM 1240:
Tuesday 5 p.m. Harrison County at Mason County fast-pitch softball
Wednesday 5 p.m. Ripley at St. Patrick fast-pitch softball
May 7 5 p.m. St. Patrick at Mason County fast-pitch softball
May 14 5 p.m. Rowan County at Mason County fast-pitch softball
May 15 5:15 p.m. Bishop Brossart at Mason County baseball
May 17 TBA St. Patrick at Mason County baseball
May 23 district tournaments
May 30 regional tournaments
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Mason County junior De'Sarae Chambers won the outstanding performance award with a long jump of 16 feet. Brent Sparks, Daniel Reed, Chase Crawford and Tyreese Scott of Mason County won the boys 4x100 meter relay. Mason County is scheduled to compete in two meets next week- the Harrison County Invitational Thursday and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Invitational at Cumberland College Saturday. Here is a link to the complete results of yesterday's meet.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
New West Virginia coach Bob Huggins came to Maysville Wednesday to see Miller.
Huggins had been recruiting Miller this past season while he was the coach at Kansas State.
Friday, April 27, 2007
There will not be a third place game.
In the boys' meet, Mason County was second with 114 points, four behind Montgomery County.
Here is a list of the Mason County winners:
4x100 meter relay
4x800 meter relay
Valerie Rice, 800 meter run and 16oo meter run
Iretta Carpenter, 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles
De'Sarae Chambers, triple jump
Brent Sparks, 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash
Shawn Soister, discus throw
Here is a link to the complete results.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Harrison County vs. Connor 5:15 p.m.
Mason County vs. Newport Central Catholic 7:30 p.m.
Boyle County vs. Newport Central Catholic 5:15 p.m.
Harrison County vs. Pulaski County 7:30 p.m.
Boyle County vs. Mason County 11:00 a.m.
Pulaski County vs. Connor 1:15 p.m.
Third Place Game 3:30 p.m.
Championship Game 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The Mason County boys basketball team will play Christ Presbyterian Academy of Nashville, TN in the Farm Bureau Classic Dec. 15 at the East Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville. Here is the line-up of games:
- Cumberland vs. Johnson Central
- Paintsville vs. South Charleston, WV
- Shelby Valley vs. Louisville Male
- Pikeville vs. Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett, TN
- Mason County vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN
- Scott County vs. St. Louis Vashon, MO
The times for the games have not been set. Hopefully Mason County will play early because that's the day before the Royals leave for Hawaii. Here is a link to the East Kentucky Exposition Center.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
After reviewing my draft status, I have decided to remain at the University of Tennessee for my senior year. According to the information that we received from the NBA draft advisory committee I was not guaranteed to be selected in the first round of this year's draft. Because of this, I have decided not to submit my name for the draft. I appreciate all of Coach (Bruce) Pearl's guidance throughout this process. Coming back for my senior year will give me the opportunity to work on my game so I can become a better player. There are also a lot of things that we can accomplish here as a team.
After doing good diligence and research, it was determined that Chris would most likely be picked in the second round of the draft. We've been told that this is one of the deeper and better drafts in the last 10 years. That, along with Chris's desire to graduate and be a first team All-America, were enough for him to return for his senior year. Chris has made tremendous progress with his game in each of the last two years. There is no doubt in my mind that he will continue to work hard to accomplish his goals.
For more information, call O'Hearn at 564-3393.
Here is a list of the Mason County winners:
Boys' Singles- Steven Scaggs, HaoRong Wang and Eric White
Boys' Doubles-Braun Applegate and Chris Morris, Travis Scaggs and Steven Scaggs
Boys' Exhibition Matches
Doubles- Zach Ruble andKeegan McGee, doubles; Nathan Ruble and Jeff Hehr, doubles
Girls' Singles-Katie Blakefield, Carolyn Morris, Becca Wallingford, Taylor Sargent and
Girls' Doubles- Katie Blakefield and Sarah Wallingford, Becca Wallingford and Carolyn Morris,
Taylor Sargent and Haruna Hamamoto
Girls' Exhibition Matches
Doubles-Erica Combs and Lyndsey Meek, Holly Moulis and Kayla Barnoski, Caroline Applegate and Christy Lanter
Monday, April 23, 2007
In 10 seasons, Ormes had a record of 146-129. The Lady Saints won district titles in 2000 and 2002. Ormes says he thought he had a pretty good track record, and he was surprised by his dismissal.
Kirry was not available for comment.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Katie Redmond, 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash
Iretta Carpenter, 400 meter dash and high jump
Valerie Rice, 800 meter run and 1600 meter run
4x400 meter relay
4x800 meter relay (Samantha Grayson, Sarah Bellingham, Valerie Rice, Julia Woods)
Mary Stewart, long jump
Alexis Anderson, shot put
Connor Appelman, 800 meter run and 16oo meter run
Saturday, April 21, 2007
The freshman and varsity coaching staffs worked with the incoming freshmen.
"Our [high school] staff has been real pleased with the new [freshmen]," coach David Buchanan said in an e-mail message. "They work hard, listen, and the talent level is pretty good also."
The middle school spring scrimmage will be held Monday. Buchanan says the incoming freshmen will start around 3:45 p.m. so they can get to baseball. The other players should start around 4 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Saints pitcher Michelle Farler threw a no hitter and hit a three-run home run.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Donovan is no stranger to Maysville.
"I've been here several times," Donovan said. "It's obviously a great, great basketball community. You knew about [the Mason County basketball program] when coach [Allen]Feldhaus was here, and certainly getting the opportunity to coach Deron [Feldhaus] at Kentucky, you hear a lot about [the Royals' program]."
Kentucky played a blue-white scrimmage in The Fieldhouse in 1989 when Donovan was an assistant coach on Rick Pitino's staff.
Donovan said you have to appreciate the enthusiasm and passion for basketball in this community.
I asked Donovan about Chris Lofton.
"I love him as a player," Donovan said. "I mean, certainly he gets a lot of attention and publicity for his ability to shoot the ball, but to me, watching film and getting a chance to play against him twice, I have so much more appreciation and respect for his ability to make people on the floor better; his competitiveness, but in the same way his calmness out there."
Donovan said Lofton has really developed his game.
"I think when he first came in, he was strictly just a catch and shoot guy," Donovan. "I think he's been able to put the ball on the floor a lot better, he's driving the ball, he's improved the mid-range game. He's gotten better defensively."
Donovan said he was happy that Lofton was able to come back from his ankle injury and perform the way he did.
"I think that without question this year and even his sophomore year, I thought he was one of the better players in our league," Donovan said.
Bourbon County vs. Ashland 6 p.m.
Mason County vs. Russell 8:30 p.m.
Mason County vs. Bourbon County 10 a.m.
Bourbon County vs. Russell 12:30 p.m.
Russell vs. Ashland 3 p.m.
Mason County vs. Ashland 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Here is a list of the first place finishes by Mason County athletes:
4x400 meter relay
4x800 meter relay
Iretta Carpenter, 300 meter hurdles
De'Sarae Chambers, high jump and triple jump
Kasey Litzinger, discus throw
4x100 meter relay
4x200 meter relay
Brent Sparks, 200 meter dash
Shawn Soister, shot put
Boys Singles-Braun Applegate, Travis Scaggs, Jackson Gossard and HaoRong Wang;
Girls Singles-Katie Blakefield and Alyssa McCall;
Girls Doubles-Katie Blakefield and Haruna Hamamoto, Erica Combs & Alyssa McCall.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
According to a UT press release, the Tennessee student-athletes began the evening on the "orange" carpet with media interviews in true Hollywood style, followed by a dinner and awards show.
Lofton led the Tennessee basketball team to the second-most wins in school history (24) and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCCA Tournament. Lofton led the Southeastern Conference l in scoring (20.8 ppg) and in 3-pointers per game (3.42). Lofton's 106 3-pointers this season were the second-most in school history and his 313 career 3-pointers rank third in SEC history.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Through four games, Lewis is the league leader in receptions (29), receiving yards (395) and average receiving yards per game (98.75). He's tied for second in touchdown receptions (8) and fourth in scoring with 52 points. The Horsemen (3-1) play the Bloomington Xtreme Saturday night in Bloomington, Illionois.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Apr. 17 Pendleton County Away
Apr. 18 Harrison County Home
Apr. 19 Deming Away
Apr. 20 Nicholas County Home
Apr. 24 Mason County Away
Apr. 25 Deming Home
Apr. 26 Montgomery County Away
Apr. 30 Pendleton County Home
May 1 Paris Away
May 7 Paris-Bourbon County Away
May 8 Campbell County Away
May 9 Mason County Home
May 14-17 Regional Tournament
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
"Obviously excited. It's one of the best positions in college basketball. Obviously you're in a place that has unbelievable and probably unmatched passion for the sport that I love the most; I've finally found some people that have the same kind of passion that I do."
A lot of the national media has played up the high ( and sometimes unrealistic) expectations the UK fans have. Gillispie doesn't seem worried about them.
"You never know about anything until you live through it," Gillispie said. "I look forward to it. It's a great challenge. I want to cut down the nets. I've got a great opportunity here, that's the reason I'm here- is to cut down nets. That's what the people expect, but no one expects it more than me, and so I do look it as a positive more so than any kind of negative it could ever be."
Gillispie coached Texas A & M to two victories in Rupp Arena in the NCAA Tournament. He has also experienced Rupp Arena as an opposing assistant coach. Gillispie was on Bill Self's staff when Kentucky rallied to beat Tulsa in the 1997-98 season.
"It got really, really, really loud when the 'Cats got going, and what a great homecourt advantage it was," Gillispie said. "And I look forward to being a part [of it] on the right side this time."
It's been a hectic first week on the job for the new coach, but he's not looking for it to slow down
"You want to try to get some things taken care of," he said. "You want to develop relationships with your players. You want to establish recruiting things, and that's what we're trying to do right now. We're trying to put a staff together, but there's not any off-season anymore."
Gillispie showed his sense of humor when I told him I read that fans were posting messages on the Internet about where he was dining out.
"That's fine, I've gotta eat and nobody's cooking for me," Gillispie said.
Jeremy Cox, an assistant on Gillispie's staff at Texas A & M, also made the trip to Maysville.
I found Gillispie to be very down to earth. He didn't have to take the time to talk to me, but he did.
He says he can't wait until the Wildcats start playing next season. I'm sure the fans feel the same way.
The players will be tested in height and weight, vertical jump, bench press, 40 yard dash and 20 yard shuttle (the 5-10-5 drill).
Tolle, who recently made visits to Purdue and Eastern Kentucky, will participate in the adidas Combine at the University of Louisville May 15.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
AAU State Tournament
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Homer Goins has two connections to high school football in this community. He was an assistant coach at Maysville High School in 1967 and 1968, and as the principal of Paris High School, he hired David Buchanan first as an assistant coach and later as the head coach of the Greyhounds.
Goins, a native of Evarts, Ky., was a running back for the Kentucky Wildcats. When his former teammate, Tom Becherer, was named the first head coach of the Maysville Bulldogs, Goins came here as the assistant coach.
"We were about 22 years old, and we had never coached a day," Goins said laughing.
The two young coaches had to teach the Maysville players about the game of football.
"We would tell kids to play tackle, and they’d say ‘what’s a tackle,’" Goins said. "But we did have three really good offensive lineman ... David Wise and Ronald Rigg and Donnie Wilson. Now they had played for that boys club up there in Maysville, and they were three good lineman. And then we had a couple of kids that transferred from Mason County that played for us."
During the 1968 season, Maysville tied the Paris Greyhounds 6-6. Goins thought the Bulldogs scored what would have been a game winning conversion, but the officials saw if differently.
"[Paris] had more talent than us," he said. "And they jumped out on us six to nothing.
And we completely controlled that game after the first quarter, and we end up tying the game up, and we go for two down there, and it looked like to me the guy got in."
But the officials ruled the conversion run failed, and the Bulldogs had to settle for the tie.
"We had a lot of nice players," Goins said. "Henry Boone was a basketball player, and it was hard back then to get basketball players out at Maysville because their basketball program was so good. But we got Henry Boone out, he played quarterback for us, and he was a big help getting that program started."
He says some other kids came out for the team who had not played "but they improved quickly."
Goins had a good time during his two seasons at Maysville.
"I enjoyed it up there," Goins said. "We had a lot of nice people that supported the program. It was a great experience, and I still have a lot of friends around Mason County."
Goins left Maysville in 1969 to take the head coaching job at Paris. How did he get the Paris program rolling?
"First of all, they had some good talent," he said. "We had some young kids, they had not been very well disciplined, and kids had been missing practice and stuff like that. So I had all of them quit except 18 kids."
Goins says there were some good athletes in those 18 kids, but there was only one senior.
The Greyhounds went 8-2 that first season.
Paris was undefeated in 1973 and won the Class A state championship, beating Elkhorn City 21-12 in the finals.
Goins coached Paris from 1969 to 1978. He was the principal at Paris from 1975 to 1996.
He hired Buchanan as an assistant coach in 1988 and as the head coach in 1992.
Buchanan interviewed for assistant coaching jobs at Fort Thomas Highlands and Paris on the same day. Both schools offered Buchanan a job, and he chose Paris.
Buchanan says when he was coaching at Paris, he looked to Goins for a lot of advice.
"There were a lot of days when I would walk in and shut the door, and I’d say ‘this is what I’ m dealing with,’" Buchanan said. "And he was really good, ... he always would tell me how he would handle it, but he never made me handle it the way he would."
Goins was still the principal at Paris, when Buchanan decided to come to Mason County.
"We really had some great teams when David was [at Paris]," Goins said "We were up there around 10 wins every year."
Enrollment dropped at Paris and Goins says he told Buchanan the school was not going to have enough kids to support the kind of program Paris was accustomed to.
Goins came to the Mason County-Frankfort game three weeks ago and he says he told Buchanan that he had one of the better coaching jobs in the state here at Mason County.
"Because Mason County is the only school in the whole county," Goins said. "On Friday night, people gotta come and watch you because there’s no other show in town."
Goins and Buchanan have remained good friends.
"I have the upmost respect for him," Goins said. "I tell you, he’s just a classy guy."
Think about how fate works. A former assistant coach at Maysville, hires a young coach at Paris, who becomes the coach that turns around a losing football program at Mason County.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Feldhaus says he wanted fellow Unforgettable John Phelphrey as his first pick. (Phelphrey was named as Arkansas' new coach today.) "But I knew he would be a longshot at Kentucky," Feldhaus said. "And definitely Billy Donovan since I played for him, but everything you hear about coach Gillispie- I think he works really hard and recruits and hopefully everything will turn out."
Feldhaus' two older brothers are high school basketball coaches, and Gillispie says he wants to meet every high school coach.
Feldhaus says he thinks that's a good thing to help get some players from Kentucky.
"I think is does mean a little bit more to them playing at the University of Kentucky," Feldhaus said.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
the Kentucky Enquirer.
Friday, April 06, 2007
Gillispie comes to UK after three seasons at Texas A and M.
"I've been a high school coach, and I think that I really relate well with high school coaches," Gillispie said today at his press conference.
"Our liveblood is recruiting and I'm going to spend as many hours a day as we can recruiting. I think that people really respect a guy that has come from a high school background."
Gillispie said he never thought he would be anything other than a high school basketball coach.
Gillispie says he wants to get as many home-grown players as he can who can compete for a national championship.
I wonder how long it will be before Gillispie comes to Maysville to meet Mason County coach Chris O'Hearn and Mason County junior Darius Miller.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Mason County will be back in action Friday night in the Richmond Model Invitational at Eastern Kentucky University.
Here's a link for the complete results of Tuesday's meet.
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Your design can include up to 3 colors, but it must be as such that it could be a one color design on a t-shirt.
In 2007, the PTSO at each school will receive $1 for each item sold at that school.
If you choose to submit your design by email, please send to David.Buchanan@Mason.kyschools.us.
The final decision on the winner will be made by Coach Buchanan, with input from football players and coaches.
When you submit your design at the high school or by mail, attach a piece of paper with the following: Name, address, phone number, school, and email address to:
Coach David Buchanan
Mason County HS
Maysville, KY 41056
Any questions you may have can be directed to Coach Buchanan at the above email address.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Four freshman wrestlers from Kentucky participated in the Nationals, and together as a team, they earned 13th place out of 44 teams.
Although the NHSCA has held nationals for sophomores, juniors and seniors since 1998, this is the first year for Freshman Nationals. Overall, 49 states were represented and 2,500 wrestlers participated in the entire tournament.
Each camper received a complimentary football, courtesy of Southgate Car Wash.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Price was a co-captain of Fleming County's 1973 10th Region runner-up team and 1974 10th Region champion team. He scored 1,472 career points, currently third all-time at Fleming County. Price had 672 career rebounds and holds the school record for career assists with 606.
His awards include:
- 10th Region Player of the Year in 1974
- One of the top 15 players in Kentucky in 1974
- All 10th Region in 1973 and 1974
- Honorable Mention All-State in 1973 and 1974
- Selected by the Ledger-Independent as one of the top five players at Fleming County since 1970.
During his induction speech, Price said he owed a lot of his Hall of Fame induction to his high school coach, Bob Hall, "because he was a big influence on my life, and the 10th Region has been a big influence on my life. "