WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Manchester moves to 2-0 with weekend win


Manchester softball jumped on Fairland early at the Queen of the Hill at Rock Hill on Saturday, scoring five runs in the first inning on the way to a 12-3 win.

Madison Jones came back with the win, throwing 19 first pitch strikes and striking out 10 batters in five innings. Gabby Brown pitched the other two innings for the Lady Hounds, who moved to 2-0 with the win.

Josie Campbell led the offense, collecting three hits, including a pair of doubles, while driving in three runs and scoring twice in the contest. Katie Sandlin added three more of Manchester’s 15 hits, driving in a run and scoring once. Aaliyah Smith was the third Lady Hound with a multi-hit day, collecting two and scoring once.

Brooke Kennedy tripled, drove in a run and scored twice in the game, while Taylor Morrison doubled, drove in a run and scored once and Jennifer Scott doubled and drove in a run for Manchester. Karley Young and Kya Taylor each added one hit, one RBI and one run.

Both of Fairland’s hits came from Morgan Fridley. Emily Bowen struck out seven Manchester batters in six innings.

Manchester will travel to West Union for a 5 p.m. game on Monday.


Tates Creek scored four runs in the first and added five in the fourth inning on the way to a 10-4 win over Fleming County on Saturday.

Sara Kardos led the Lady Commodores with three hits and two RBIs, while Marina Dickinson added two hits and three RBIs. Peyton Plotts also picked up a couple of hits for Tates Creek. Sophie Kluesner struck out eight Lady Panthers in seven innings in the circle.

Kennedy Perkins led Fleming County’s offense with two RBIs, while Caroline Price pounded the strike zone, throwing 28 first-pitch strikes and recording seven strikeouts in six innings.

Tates Creek improves to 4-1, while Fleming County falls to 2-2. The Lady Panthers are off until April 10, when they host Russell.




Pendleton County came away with a sweep in Saturday’s doubleheader with 38th District foe Robertson County.

The Wildcats took the first game, 7-4, and the second, 16-3.

A four-run sixth inning powered Pendleton County to the victory in the first game of the day. Seth Gregg led Pendleton County with two hits and two RBIs, while also pitching 2.2 innings with six strikeouts. Noah Beck pitched the other 4.1 innings, striking out 11 Black Devils.

Garrett McCloud and Jaydon Edmond each recorded two hits and an RBI for Robertson County, while Joshua Pilosky had four strikeouts in 4.1 innings pitched.

Pendleton County jumped on Robertson County early in the second game, collecting six runs in the first inning and adding 10 in the bottom of the fourth, with help from eight errors from the Black Devils.

Colton Crouch, Noah Beck and Gregg each drove in two runs in the blowout victory, while Lyle Secrist added two hits. Bryce Redden struck out four in four innings and Gage Underwood added three strikeouts in one inning on the mound.

Wyatt Cooper accounted for two of Robertson County three hits in the game, while Dalton Maddox had the other. Carter Jefferson lasted the longest on the mound for the Black Devils, recording three strikeouts in 2.1 innings.

Robertson County falls to 0-3 and is off until April 11, when they’ll travel to Paris. Pendlton County moves to 3-3 and will host Bracken County on Monday.



The Mason County girls’ finished 14th in a large field at the GRC Heavy Metal Throwdown at Transylvania University on Saturday, while the Mason County boys’ finished tied for 20th and Bracken County came away with 14th.

The Lady Royals finished with 22 points, picking up two by finishing seventh in the 4×800-meter relay and adding three by finishing sixth in the 4×400-meter relay. Alyssa Bisotti came in fifth in the 3,200-meter run for four points and added a point by finishing eighth in the 1,600-meter run. Elizabeth Lavinder was two places behind Bisotti in the 3,200, accounting for two of the team’s points. Hadley Faris finished sixth in the 800-meter run to give the Lady Royals three more points and Tea King chipped in a couple more by coming in seventh in the 200-meter dash. Olivia O’Hearn placed fifth in the pole vault and Marissa Scilley finished eighth in the long jump to round out the Mason County scoring.

Tates Creek was the top team on the girls’ side with 74 points, edging Mercer County by a single point. Boyle County was third with 71 points, while Simon Kenton and Morgan County rounded out the top five with 44.5 and 35 points, respectively.

The Royals finished in a six-way tie for 20th with 11 points. Dalton Kindt led Mason County with six points, placing fifth in the discus and seventh in the shot put. Allen Powell added five points by placing fourth in the high jump.

Jared Jefferson highlighted Bracken County’s day by finishing first in the 3,200 with a time of 10:04. Nicholas Cummins finished fifth in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, while Kaleb Darnell collected 1.5 points by finishing in a tie for seventh in the triple jump as the Polar Bears finished with 15.5 points.

Boyle County blew out the boys’ side with 104 points, while St. Xavier had 61, Lafayette had 60, Mercer County had 54.5 and Madison Central had 51.


The Augusta Panthers placed fifth at the Ryle Invitational on Saturday.

Jushod Commodore picked up two points in the 200-meter dash by finishing 10th. Commodore also got a point by finishing eighth in the long jump. Adam Sallee added another two and Conner Snapp added one by finishing ninth and 10th, respectively, in the 3,200-meter run. Stephen Cordle was the top point scorer for Augusta, getting four by finishing fourth in the shot put.

Ryle finished first on the boys’ side with 180 points, while Cooper was second with 154, Conner was third with 96 and Boone County was fourth with 64.

Dixie Heights was the girls’ winner with 151 points, while Ryle was second with 137, Campbell County was third with 129 and Conner was fourth with 87. The Lady Panthers competed in several events, but didn’t record any points.



The Mason County archery team posted their best score in the history of the program on Saturday at the 2018 KY NASP State Tournament at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The Royals finished 76th out of 106 schools competing at the tournament with 3,197 points, including 128 10s.

Landen Bowling posted the best score from Mason County with a 287, including 19 10s, to finish 42nd out of 1,154 high school boys competing at the event. Bowling is coming off of a first place finish at the KHSAA Region 7 Tournament on March 10, where he posted a 291.

Finishing behind Bowling was Anthony Ventura with a 280, while DeAnna Roberts, Nathan Jones, Anastasia Williams and Shalee Bess all finished in the 270s. The Royals claimed the Region 7 team title and will compete at the KHSAA State Tournament on April 26 and three girls – Roberts, Williams and Bess – will be competing as individuals.

Bracken County had three individuals compete at Saturday’s event. Nick Spencer was 142nd among high school boys with a 282, while Shane Williams posted a 281 and Noah Alford had a 257.

A look back at Saturday’s local sports action