SPORTS

Wednesday May 14, 2014

 

KHSAA FOOTBALL RE-ALIGNMENT

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Control had a busy meeting Tuesday.

It finalized a new football alignment, awarded the Girls' Sweet Sixteen to the Bank of Kentucky Center in Northern Kentucky for 2016, and voted to keep the girls' state softball tournament in Owensboro.

The football alignment that goes into effect with the 2015 season is close to what was proposed last month.

The Letcher County Central Cougars remain Class 5A District 8.  That district now has 5 teams with LCC, Harlan County, Perry County Central, North Laurel and Whitley County.

Jenkins will stlll be Class A District 8 with Phelps, Pikeville and South Floyd.  

LCC TENNIS STATE TOURNAMENT

Letcher County Central's Brittany Wright will be competing in the KHSAA Girls State Tennis Tournament this Thursday, May 15 at the Shillito Park Tennis Complex in Lexington.

Letcher County Central's Dylan Caudill and Jordan Morrow will be competing in the KHSAA Boys State Tennis Tournament (doubles competition) also this Thursday, May 15 at the Universtiy of Kentucky Boone/Downing Tennis Complex

HS BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars have now won 7 of 8 games after beating Harlan Independent at home last night 12-2 in 5 innings.  The Lady Cougars are 15-12 overall and will next play a double header at home against Clintwood, VA Thursday at 5:30 and 7:30pm.  

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers got a nice 5 inning, 13-1 win over East Ridge last night on the road to win their 7th game in a row.  Jenkins is now 24-4 and will wrap up the regular season with a home game against Harlan Friday at 6:00pm.

In baseball the Letcher County Central Cougars have two games left in the regular season.   They will play at Henry Clay in Lexington Thursday at 7:00pm and then return home for Senior night against Lawrence County Friday night at 6:30pm.  

The Jenkins Cavaliers beat Phelps 13-8 at home on Tuesday.  They wrap up the regular season with a district game against June Buchanan Thursday at 5:30pm.  

The 53rd district boys baseball and girls softball tournaments will begin next week.  Baseball will be at Letcher County Central and hosted by Jenkins and Softball will be at Knott County Central.  The Boys Region is at Buckhorn and the Girls Region is at LCC.

REDS BASEBALL

The Reds lost to the Padres 3-2 Tueday in game 1 of a 3 game series at GABP.  The Reds are now 17-20 and 7 games behind Milwaukee in the NL Central in 3rd place.  Game 2 of this 3 game set against the Padres will be tonight at 7:10pm.  Pre-game starts at 6:40pm on AM 920.  The Reds wrap up the series with a 12:35 afternoon game on Thursday.