Notes for the weekend

I’m finally back in the swing of things after a couple of slow weeks and a little vacation time, so here are a few things you might not know:

The area’s first major track and field meet comes around Saturday, although it will once again be held outside the area. Mercer County will host A.J.’s Heart of the Bluegrass invitational at Henry Clay.

Boyle, Casey and Lincoln counties are also expected to be part of a 26-team field. Field events begin at 10 a.m., with running events starting at 10:30.

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Thursday was a red-letter day for Lincoln County track and field, as the Patriots hosted an all-comers meet that their first home meet in more than 10 years.

Lincoln’s boys and girls both finished second to Boyle County in the meet held on the Death Valley track that was resurfaced last year.

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If the weather allows, Boyle County and Mercer County’s baseball teams will play for the second time this season Saturday as part of a three-team round-robin event at Boyle. It’s a rematch of a doozy of a game on March 31 that Mercer won 18-12.

The Rebels and Titans will play at 11 a.m., followed by Russell County vs. Mercer County at 1:30 p.m. and Russell vs. Boyle at 4 p.m.

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Danville has landed at No. 22 in the latest Kentucky baseball coaches’ poll, marking the first appearance for any area team in the poll this season. The Admirals beat then-No. 22 Somerset earlier this week, and Somerset now stands at No. 20.

West Jessamine is the highest-ranked 12th Region team at No. 12, while Mercer County is also receiving votes.

No 12th Region team is ranked in the latest statewide softball poll. The only one receiving votes is Boyle County, which is inching closer to the first ranking in the program’s history.

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