Category Archive: Winchester sports

Mar 02

Hoops takes backseat to playing it safe

Vehicles, including two police cruisers, are piled up in front of the West Liberty City Hall Friday, March 2, 2012, following a tornado strike, in West Liberty, Ky. It was the second tornado to hit the town in a week.

The 10th Region Tournament was canceled Friday after the region was placed under a tornado watch. It turns out officials from the 10th Region and others across the state made the right call. Around the time George Rogers Clark was scheduled to play Augusta in the opening round at the MCHS Arena in Mount Sterling, …

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Feb 27

10th Region tourney: Sunday finale a bad decision

I had to double check the date when I received the girls’ 10th Region Tournament pairings over the weekend. Sure enough, school officials penciled in March 4 at 3 p.m., as the time for the championship game in the 10th Region. Seriously folks? Of all the 16 girls regions in the state, only the 10th …

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Feb 23

Postseason basketball … and food

Jerrys sign

This is my fourth straight night covering the 40th District Tournament this week. Two of those treks involved a visit to Paris and Bourbon County High School. Bourbon County has a court that resembles the one I played on at Berea Community High School back in the late 1980s. It’s a niece venue and very …

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Feb 18

40th District Tournament capsules

The 40th District Tournament begins Monday at George Rogers Clark (girls) and Bourbon County (boys). The following is a closer look at the teams in the tournament. BOYS George Rogers Clark Record: 25-5 Last 5 games: 4-1 Key wins: Rowan County, Ashland Blazer, Pulaski Southwestern, Montgomery County, Dixie Heights, Henry Clay and Montgomery County. Losees: …

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Feb 13

Trinity No. 1, Madison Central No. 2 in prep poll

LOUISVILLE (AP) — The top teams in the Kentucky Associated Press high school basketball polls, with first-place votes, records, total points and previous rankings: BOYS Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 1. Lou. Trinity (13) 24-3 148 1 2. Mad. Central (2) 26-1 130 2 3. Lou. Ballard 20-6 120 3 4. Lou. PRP 22-5 96 …

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Feb 04

Super Bowl has Winchester connection

Earlier this week, I met with Kevin Hopkins, who won a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl when his name was drawn from 18,000 entries in a contest sponsored by WLEX-TV Channel 18 in Lexington. I was excited for Hopkins for being the one that received the prize package worth $9,000. The following is …

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Feb 02

‘Souper Bowl Party’ targets homeless

This is a wonderful community service event. Why not try this in our communities? By Mark Maynard,The Ashland Daily-Independent The City of Ashland is hoping the combination of the Super Bowl and reaching out to the community is a winner on Sunday. The inaugural Community Souper Bowl Party will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sunday …

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Feb 01

George Rogers Clark football signees

George Rogers Clark senior running back Pokey Harris signed a national letter-of-intent with Murray State this morning and will have a ceremonial signing at 2:15 p.m. Friday at the high school library. Matt Hisle will sign with Kentucky Christian University this afternoon and Connor Shoebrooks will sign paper work to play football at Lindsey Wilson …

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Jan 30

Madison Central No. 1, George Rogers Clark 10th in poll

Madison Central stayed at No. 1 for the second straight week, while George Rogers Clark dropped to 10th in the latest Associated Press prep poll released Monday afternoon. BOYS Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 1. Madison Central (10) 22-0 127 1 2. Lou. Trinity (3) 19-3 115 2 3. Lou. Ballard 16-6 90 3 4. …

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Jan 27

Random thoughts: People and things

Clark County will be represented in the Super Bowl. Kevin Hopkins of Winchester, won a trip to the see the New York Giants and New England Patriots square off on Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Billy Gillispie won 40 total games in his two years at Kentucky. John Calipari has won 46 …

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