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Feggins shocked by short stint at Central

By theguru - Howard Feggins said he was shocked when Warren Central decided to move the football program in a different direction and replace him after one season. Feggins said he was given a text to come in to meet and next thing he knew it was a two-hour evaluation on the decision to go in a different direction. “Yeah 6-5 is not anything I would accept as a good season for me,” Feggins said. “I could use the excuse that we lost to Bowling Green, a team that has had great success here in the area, Owensboro, who lost in the state championship, Highlands, who won a state championship, DeSales, who... Read More →

Inside the 12th Region 1/21/15

By SHS Future - 12th Region Review 1/21/15 What a great week of basketball this past week was in the 12th Region. Lincoln County remains unbeaten in 12th Region play after a big win over rival Boyle County. Pulaski County knocks off Southwestern in a big cross-town rivalry match, and both Wayne County and Mercer County continue to get better as the season progresses with both having the regions longest winning streak at seven. This current week brings the All A classic which will have Somerset facing Danville for a chance to go to Frankfort to represent the 12th Region plus more district match-ups. Also,... Read More →

Jeff Griffith to Barren County?

By theguru - The timing and location are right, from another thread: Esters resigns as football coach at Barren County - Glasgow Daily Times: Sports Keep your head up Coach Esters. A little known fact that most might not know, but one of the best and most popular coaches in our state right now used to be the head coach at Barren County back in the early 90's and had several 1st round exits in the early 90's. His name for those wondering? Johnny Hines, current HC of the 2013 5A State Runners Up and 2014 5A State Champs, Pulaski County. Read More →

Haywood's Book Definitely Worth the Read

By Ram - MARK MAYNARD: Haywood’s book definitely worth the read By MARK MAYNARD The Independent Philip Haywood started his high school coaching journey in 1975, the fall before I started my journalism career with this newspaper by covering the Kiwanis Bowl in Putnam Stadium. That makes both of us old. Haywood was the new young coach at Prestonsburg High School and that’s where the two of us become acquainted and began a long distance friendship over the years. Back in those days, our coverage sometimes stretched to Prestonsburg and was strong in the Big Sandy valley.He coached at... Read More →

Larkey Out at Harlan County

By Ram - Larkey out at Harlan County BAXTER, Ky. (WYMT) -- After 43 years of coaching – 34 as a head coach – Tom Larkey is out as the Harlan County head football coach. “The new principal said, ‘It’s nothing against you, we just need to make a change’,” Larkey said. Larkey said he talked with his team today (Tuesday) and the players told him, ‘Coach, we love you.’ He will still serve as the district-wide athletic director until June. Read More →

Inside the 6th Region (1/20/15)

By GoHardITP - We have completed games almost at the mid point of the season and here in the 6th region we also have the most recent performance of teams from last week's LIT which hosts the best of the 6th & 7th regions in a mid season invitational. This body of work gives ample opportunity to provide the rankings which are slightly changed from last reporting. Interesting of note is that during LIT week, (3) Region Six teams made the Elite Eight to (5) Region Seven teams. The semi-finals were even with (2) from both regions, and of course the champion, Ballard, was from Region 7. That indicates a... Read More →

Is Covington Catholic really that good a job?

By East Raider - For most High School football coaches looking at Cov. Cath, is it really that great a job? Let me start by acknowledging that Cov. Cath is in fact a very good job relative to most in KY...BUT then let me also present these obstacles that may show that its underbelly leaves a lot to be desired. Problem 1: It's a private school. That means you're giving away years when it comes to retirement. It also means you're not going to have great salaries (usually). This nix'es a lot of good potential candidates. Problem 2: Highlands. You can't get away from them. Their feeder system is... Read More →

Inside the 16th Region 1/20/15

By GB32 - Top 10 1.Boyd County (15-2) The Lions won two of three games last week with a loss to highly regarded Mason County, a blowout of West Carter, and a tough road win over Fleming County. Logen Thovsen, Reid Rowsey, and Tanner Evans have been great complimentary players to Conner Gauze and Bobby Anderson this season. The Lions tangle with Lewis County and arch rival Ashland this week. 1A.Rowan County (14-4) Justin Graham continues to light up the scoreboard for the Vikings. He poured in 33 in a game last week. The Vikings fell to 12th Region power Wayne County 87-73 on Saturday. Consistent... Read More →

Inside the 9th Region (1/20)

By Walter - In last week's edition of "Inside the 9th Region," I stated that there was one elite team and two really good teams that were likely closer to one another than the #1 team...and this week we now know that couldn't have been further from the truth. Let's get right in to it as we review this past week's action. Top 10: 1. Covington Catholic (13-4) Why: The Colonels went 2-1 this week but knocked off the previous #1 team in the region to take control of the top spot in the 9th Region. Moeller (OH) 61 Covcath 52 Read More →

Inside the 13th Region (1-19-15)

By Les - The more things change, the more they stay the same. There isnít many changes this week to the Top 10 in the 13th Region. Two-time defending 13th Region champion Clay County remains unbeaten against 13th Region teams, and survived a battle on the road against South Laurel, winning in overtime, 82-79. Williamsburg remains the lone team undefeated team in the state while North Laurel continues to struggle after losing to both 49th District foes, Oneida Baptist and Jackson County. The Jaguars did receive some good news this past week, as Isaiah Collier won his appeal. Collier averaged more... Read More →

Inside the 1st Region (1-19-15)

By Region 1 Basketball - Teams ranked 2-6 are a jumbled mess. You could move these teams around in different sports. Same could be said for teams 7-10 as well. Murray has beat Paducah Tilghman and lost to Calloway. Paducah Tilghman has split wih Marshall, lost to Murray and defeated Graves and McCracken. Graves has beat Marshall, McCracken but lost to Paducah Tilghman. McCracken has beat Marshall but lost to Graves and Paducah Tilghman. Top Teams: 1. Calloway County, 17-1, The Lakers beat Trigg County in a closer than expected 54-41 win. Calloway had a big statement win against Murray 61-37. This... Read More →

Inside 3rd Region (1/19/15)

By All State Baseball - 1) Owensboro (15-2): The Red Devils have been red hot this season and will look to push their win streak from 9 to 12 games this week with three games. Upcoming Games: 1/20 @ Grayson County, 1/23 Daviess County, 1/24 Madison Central (@ Montgomery County Joe B. Hall Classic) 2) Daviess County (14-3): Read More →

Inside the 4th Region (1/19/15)

By DragonFire - Fourth Region Top 10 1) Monroe County (17-2) - 1/16 64-54 W at #4 Barren County, 1/17 68-33 W at Metcalfe County Previous Rank: 2 This Week: 1/22 vs. TBA (4th Region All "A") 2) Warren Central (12-6) - 1/13 66-16 W Glasgow, 1/16 64-58 OT W #1 Bowling Green Previous Rank: 3 This Week: 1/20 at #8 South Warren, 1/23 vs. Greenwood Read More →

2015 4th Region All 'A' Preview

By DragonFire - The Favorite Monroe County (17-2) - The Falcons enter this All A tournament as the #1 ranked team in the 4th Region. They're the only team left undefeated in region play, and have won 6 straight and 10 of 11 entering their semifinal game on Thursday. Momentum-wise, they almost feel like an overwhelming favorite. Monroe is led by Dillon Geralds, one of the best scorers in the entire region. He has averaged nearly 18 points per game over 17 games, and can play in the post or outside. He is complemented by Lincoln Arnett, Gibril Summers, and John Geralds, all of which average between... Read More →

Inside the 10th Region (1-19-15)

By Randy Parker - Augusta claims school's first Class "A" title The last 3 or 4 seasons have perhaps been the finest ever in tiny Augusta's boys basketball history. The most elite player in school history, Brent Bach, donned the orange and black, and brought attention and success like never before. A 39th District Tournament runner-up, followed by a pair of 39th District championships, and an appearance in the 10th Region semifinals a season ago? Not bad for a school with an enrollment that barely eclipses 100. For those who felt Bach's departure would bring an end to the success, they thought wrong.... Read More →