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High School Sports

  • Softball Lady Rebs pick up 2 of 4

    In the shadow of an extremely rough season in 2016, the 2017 Lady Rebels have already shown big improvement not only by putting a bunch of runs on the board, but putting two “W’s” in the left column.
    After dropping the first game 11-4 at Southwestern, it might have been easy to say, “Here we go again,” but when Frankfort came to town Friday — these Lady Rebels had other plans.
    After two innings, Casey had already built a 5-0 lead on the visitors with extra-base hits and nice base running.

  • Weddle, Cravens earn 12th Region post-season honors

    After a 20-10 season that came to a disappointing end in the first round of the 47th District Tournament, the Lady Rebels still got some region hardware to bring back to Liberty.
    First-year head coach Tara Weddle earned 12th Region Coach of the Year honors for turning around a six-win team from a year ago to a serious contender as one of the top teams in the region in 2016-17.

  • Indoor track team finishes strong; Vaughn thinks outdoor will shine

    Indoor track wrapped up its season with a bang March 4 in Mason County at the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association State Meet.
    The boys’ 4x800 of Brandon Banks, Federico Diaz, Noah Brown and Chase Williams ran away with the gold medal (8:53.50) blasting the field by 12 seconds, while the 4x4 team took second place (3:56.95) only falling to North Hardin by one second. The accomplishments of the indoor team is quickly celebrated and in the rear view with outdoor being the big prize.

  • Lady Racket Rebs open with convincing win

    Casey County ladies tennis opened their season at Lincoln County and left little doubt on the courts in Stanford, despite the cold weather. The Lady Racket Rebs took eight-of-nine matches, and the lone loss was at number-six singles.
    “The strength of our team showed through in this match in that our first five singles players held Lincoln to only four games, and our one and two doubles held them to only three games,” coach Marvetta Overstreet said.

  • Rebels top Lincoln in first tennis match

    With early-season weather conditions playing havoc on spring sports schedules across the Bluegrass State, the Casey County Racket Rebs have dealt with their share, too.
    The first match of the season was played despite the cold, and the Rebels used hot play from two, three, four and six-seed singles and two and three-seed doubles.

  • Baseball Rebels look to play the game the right way

    It has been a tough chunk of years for Casey County baseball with very few wins despite some talent on the diamond.
    It was just a five-win season under Chris Taylor in 2016 even with some big-game-type pitching from Bradley Hines and Jonathan Gillock while Blain Sharp and Gillock both hit near .300 or above.
    Out is Taylor and in is coach Brandon Hillard who brings years of baseball experience to the dugout for the Rebels.

  • ‘Young, determined’ Lady Rebels ready to play softball

    The Casey County Lady Rebels have a new, yet familiar, face in the dugout this season as Ashley (Shugars) Dean will take over in her first year as the official head coach.
    Two seasons ago, Dean was thrust into the head job with the interim tag attached, and after taking last season off from coaching, the former player is ready to take the job on full steam ahead.

  • Experience key for Lady Racket Rebels

    Last season ended without bringing home regional championships that should have made their way back to Liberty because of a format change the 12th Region decided to make.
    This time around, the seniors of Lady Rebel tennis will have a great shot to bring 12th Region hardware back to Casey County.

  • Lone senior Coffman to lead junior-heavy Racket Rebels

    Casey County boys tennis was just a couple tie breaks from being crowned 12th Region team champs last season.
    “I hope everyone can realize how close we were to winning a regional championship,” coach Phil Williams pointed out after falling to West Jessamine in the regional final last season.
    “We are heartbroken. We were in a tie-break in number one and number two doubles. We were that close. We are, however, regional runner-up, and that is saying a lot for our players and team.”

  • Casey drops district opener to Rockcastle, 90-83

    The Casey County Rebels have had a tough go this season with eight-of-the-last-10 losses all in single digits including the opening round of the 47th District Tournament where the Rebels couldn’t come back from a sluggish start against the Rockets.