Friday, August 17, 2018

Royals host North Adams in season opener

The Mason County Royals open the football season tonight at home against the North Adams Green Devils in the Meadowview Regional Medical Center Kickoff Classic

Mason County routed North Adams 68-7 last season. Malkolm Devine scored a touchdown on a 60-yard run on the first play of the game. The Royals scored on each possession of the first half and led 60-0 at halftime.

North Adams coach Justin Schmitz said he is a lot more optimistic going into tonight's game against a Mason County team that was hit hard by graduation last spring and has a small roster.

"They're still tough, they're really well coached, but I expect this definitely to be a different game this year," Schmitz said. "You know, we're not the same team and they're not either, so, I'm feeling pretty good about it."

Mason County coach Jonathan Thomas he thinks North Adams will be a running team.

"More flexbone, that kinda thing, some motions and things like that," Thomas said.

He added that the Royals "have to play responsibility football tonight"

Kick off is at 7:30 p.m.

Game notes:

  • This is Mason County's 40th varsity football season. The Royals' all-time record is 225-204.
  • This is Coach Thomas' fourth season at head coach. His record is 12-20.
  • The North Adams football team is not sponsored by the school and is beginning just its fourth season.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Limestone Cycling Tour September 15th

Here is the press release:

The 10th Annual LIMESTONE CYCLING TOUR (LCT) will be September 15th beginning in Maysville, KY.

A few changes have been made this year and the planning committee is excited to share the news with you! LCT was chosen to be one of five partner rides in the state to be included in the Kentucky Century/Cycling Challenge for 2018.

Cycling enthusiasts can earn a special cycling jersey if they participate in the five rides.

The Maysville-Mason County Tourism Office and the Mason County Fiscal Court are sponsors of the Kentucky Century/Cycling Challenge. For more information on the Kentucky Century/Cycling Challenge visit their website at:

Once again there will be four supported routes offered including a 25 and 40-mile loop, a 62 mile - Metric Century and a challenging 100 mile – Century.

All four routes will begin at Limestone Landing in downtown Maysville traveling west on Rt. 8 along the Ohio River. Cyclists will be guided by route markings, use phone apps for map guidance, and have rest stops along the way.

The Century route travels through Minerva, Augusta, Germantown, Old Washington, Mays Lick and Orangeburg before returning to downtown Maysville after climbing nearly 6100 ft during the route. All four routes can be viewed on their website: (routes subject to slight changes due to road conditions)

This annual charity bike ride, LIMESTONE CYCLING TOUR was formerly known as ‘A Ride to Remember’. The 2009 inaugural ride was created by a cyclist in memory of his friend Zach who was an avid cyclist. The name of the ride has changed with the ride growing each year, but the cause remains the same. Proceeds raised after expenses are donated to the Zachary Ruble Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Hayswood Foundation in Maysville, KY where Mason County HS seniors can apply for a renewable 4-year partial scholarship.

Motorists should watch for extra cyclists on September 15th and be cautious every day giving them 3 feet or more space while passing in a safe zone. It is the law in Kentucky and remember to please SHARE THE ROAD!

Pet owners along the routes posted on their website are asked to please keep them restrained on September 15th to assist in a safer environment.

Organizers of the event greatly appreciate the support of its sponsors and donations received. If you would like more information about the LIMESTONE CYCLING TOUR, are interested in registering or volunteering for the event, please visit their website at: or send an email to:

You can also follow LCT on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from links on their website. The community is invited to welcome back the cyclists at Limestone Landing while listening to some local musicians from approximately 2pm – 6pm.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Football season begins Friday night

The Mason County Royals open  their 40th football season Friday night when they host the North Adams Green Devils in the Meadowview Regional Medical Center Kick-Off Classic.

This is Mason County's final season in Class 4A. The Royals drop down to Class 3A next season.

Mason County plays the same opponents as last season and will have six home games for the third straight season.

Here is the schedule:

August 17 North Adams Home Meadowview Regional Medical Center Kick-Off Classic

August 24 Fleming County Away

August 31 Rowan County Home Maysville Premier Auto Football Classic

September 7 Morgan County Home Homecoming

September 14 Open

September 21 Scott Away

September 28 Bourbon County Away

October 5 Harrison County Home US Bank Football Classic

October 12 Holmes Home Think Pink Night

October 19 Grant County Away 

October 26 Lewis County Home Senior Night

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Wald Park hosts soccer DH tonight

The renovated Wald Park is the site of tonight's Mason County vs. St. Patrick boys and girls soccer doubleheader. The boys' game is first at 5:15 p.m.

Tonight's games are the season openers for the Mason County Royals and the St. Patrick Saints and Lady Saints. 

Wald Park will be the home pitch for the St. Patrick Lady Saints and Saints.

Little Lady Royal Basketball League meetings and evaluations August 22

Little Lady Royal Basketball League meetings and evaluations will be held Wednesday, August 22 at Mason County Intermediate School. Here is the schedule:

Grades 1 and 2, meeting at 5:30  p.m., evaluations 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Grades 3 and 4, meeting at 6:30 p.m., evaluations  6:45-7:30 p.m.

Grades 5 and 6, meeting at 7:30 p.m., evaluations 7:45-8:30 p.m.

Games will be held on Saturdays from September 8 through October 6.

Practices will be one night a week for at least one hour.

Applications will be available at Straub Elementary School, Mason County Intermediate School and Mason County Middle School.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Jake Swolsky ruled eligible at Mason County

St. Patrick transfer Jake Swolsky has been ruled eligible at Mason County by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

Swolsky averaged 11.4 points and 4.6 rebounds a game for the Saints last season. He also played soccer and baseball at St. Patrick.

Swolsky is a junior.

Mason County XC roster

Boys Varsity Roster

Isaiah Riggs  Junior
Nicholas Drury  Junior
Connor Linville Junior
Mathew Dodge  Sophomore
Carson Adams  Sophomore
Jackson Trusedell  8th Grade
Payton Ullery  7th Grade

Girls Varsity Roster

Abi Dawson  Senior
Chloe Adams  Senior
Olivia O'Hearn  Senior
Kyndal Dotson  Senior
Hayden Faris  Sophomore
Alyssa Bisotti  Freshman
Kylee Howe  Freshman
Layla Henderson  8th Grade
Paige Decker  8th Grade
Alexis Decker  8th Grade
Hadley Maher  8th Grade
Maggie Henderson  8th Grade
Morgan Carpenter  8th Grade
Elizabeth Lavinder  8th Grade
Jennifer Buttery  8th Grade

Head Coach: Mark Kachler