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High School Sports

  • Casey baseball snaps losing skid

    The last five losses of a seven-game losing streak for Casey County baseball have been decided by five runs or less.
    Until the 11-6 loss to Pulaski Thursday and a five-run loss at Russell County April 14, the largest loss in that stretch was two runs.
    The Diamond Rebs broke through Friday while hosting Wayne County. Casey took care of the Cardinals 8-4 behind four strikeouts from Brad Hines on the hill, a nice defensive effort from Jake McGowan and Jon Gillock and a “monster night” from Dylan Price at the plate.

  • Casey boys tennis splits a pair, now 7-5

    The Racket Rebs have had a lot of close matches and this week wasn’t any different. Casey boy’s tennis split their two matches and each match was close as the Rebels fell to Madison Central 5-4 and took the match against Danville 4-3.

  • Lady Rebels come out swinging in win over Prestonsburg

    A couple of tough losses to Rockcastle County April 10 and 13, along with a three-inning loss at Pulaski County Monday surround an offensive outburst that led to a 19-6, five-inning home win against Prestonsburg on Saturday for the Casey County Lady Diamond Rebs.
    The Lady Rebels got a lead-off home run from Kylee Lawson in the first, but then really got the bats going in the second putting six more runs on the visitors taking advantage of three-straight earned walks followed by a pair of doubles (Shayla Wilkey, Jalie Buis) to plate runs capped by a Lauren Lee home run.

  • Lady Racket Rebs blank Madison Central, 13-2 on season

    Weather conditions play a big part in spring sports and ladies tennis is no exception. Tough part is, the Lady Racket Rebels have had all kinds of momentum lately and when an important regional match is cancelled because of rain, you have to play it when you can get it in, even if players can’t move their personal schedules.
    Although five players had to miss the April 12 make-up game with Boyle County, Casey’s doubles teams almost carried the Lady Rebels to a 13th win this season.

  • Despite Hines’ 7 strikeouts, Rebels fall to Taylor County

    Going back to April 4 with a home loss to Madison Southern and including a tough one on the road Monday at Pulaski County, the Diamond Rebs have lost six in a row.
    “We have to ring the bell and clock in for work,” coach Brandon Hillard said. “When we decide that we are baseball players daily and not just guys who play baseball, the outcome will be a lot more pleasant.”
    It makes it even tougher to stomach a losing streak when just ahead of that April 4 loss, Casey had reeled off three wins in a row.

  • Casey softball rides 3-game win streak into spring break

    Despite leaving 13 on base, the Lady Rebels grabbed their sixth win of the season and third-in-a-row before heading away from game play during spring break.
    Thursday, March 30, coach Ashley Dean and the Casey softball team traveled to Clinton County for the last game of the first leg of the season. District play will begin after the spring break layoff.
    Clinton County took an 8-5 lead into the top of the fifth and that is when Casey reeled off eight unanswered runs over the next two innings to essentially seal the game.

  • Lady Racket Rebs move to 11-1 this season, get 2 wins last week

    Casey County girls tennis continues to put together nice wins this season and added a pair of wins last week.
    Tuesday, March 28, the Lady Racket Rebels used strong play from one-through-three singles to establish the tone and a sweep by all three doubles partners sealed the deal in a match Casey won over Madison Southern.

  • Relay teams, throwers highlight recent Casey track and field events

    Casey County track and field competed in a pair of events last week — the Somerset All Comers on Tuesday, March 28 and the Randy Elmore PCI Track Classic at Pulaski County on Saturday, March 31.
    At the Somerset All Comers, the Lady Rebels enjoyed success in the 4x200 as Morgan Crowe, Jenna Vaughn, Elsa Diaz and Laura Cuin took third while Cuin and Diaz were joined by Alyssa Sharp and Anna Jones to take first in the 4x800. MacKenzie Cundiff along with Cuin, Crowe, and Diaz earned fourth in the 4x100.

  • Rebel Baseball takes third-straight win, now at .500

    After a pair of dominating, high-scoring wins, Rebel baseball had to take care of business in a close one on the road Monday night.
    The Rebels went to Richmond to take on Madison Southern and battled through a close game for the first time this season to earn their third-straight win moving Casey to .500 after an 0-3 start.

  • Rebel Tennis moves to 6-3 after splitting a pair of matches

    Casey goes 1-1 in two games last week in boy’s tennis to move to 6-3 overall on the 2017 season.
    The Racket Rebs took a tough, close loss at Madison Southern Tuesday, March 28, and struggled at number-one through number-three singles in their third loss of the season.
    “We have lost three close ones,” coach Phil Williams said. “Hoping to start winning the close ones, we could have easily been 8-1. It hasn’t worked out that way. We are going to take it one match at a time.”