Today's Sports


    The public is invited to the annual “Rebel Madness” pre-season basketball kickoff, which will be held Friday night at the Casey County High School gym.

    Events get under way at 5:30 p.m. with a chili supper in the cafeteria.

    Rebel Madness activities start at 7 p.m. with performances by the CCHS dance team and cheerleaders.

  • Howard, Lee have best finishes...

    Senior Jenna Lee was fifth out of 102 runners in the Class AA girls’ varsity race at the KTCCCA Meet of Champions. The race consisted of 238 female athletes competing in an event that combined all classes with Lee finishing 25th overall. The best Casey boys’ finish came from Wesley Howard, who was 35th out of 380 runners in the boys’ middle school race.

    The meet was held on Saturday at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

  • Sports Talk

    Saturday was a monumental day for college football in the Bluegrass State as the two major programs in Kentucky made huge steps in the opposite directions. The University of Kentucky held on for a 14-13 victory over Mississippi State while Louisville lost 28-21 to Syracuse.

    The Wildcats’ victory made them bowl eligible for the third straight year. The last and only other time that happened in school history was 1949-51. The coach back then was a guy most college football fans might have heard of, Paul “Bear” Bryant.

  • Freshmen Rebs beat Green to go 3...

    Cody Denson ran for 176 yards and four touchdowns and Travis Wethington had a game-saving interception on Thursday night to lead the Rebel freshmen to a 28-20 victory over Green County. It was the final game of the limited Casey freshmen season.

    “This is something we can build on,” said assistant coach Sam Marples. “We just want this group to establish winning ways.”

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 11-07...

    Rebels travel to Mercer for season finale

    Friday night’s meeting of Casey and the Titans of Mercer County will feature two teams with similar goals. Each squad will be playing for the future albeit the immediate future for Mercer while it is the long range future for the Rebels.

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 10-31...

    Hoops to start soon

    I know that college and high school football still have several weeks left if you include the post-season, but that recent chill in the air can only mean one thing–basketball season is just around the corner. Basketball talk in late October really infuriates the football purists, but for those of us who love hoops as much or more than we do the pigskin, this is a great time of year.

  • VolleyRebs honored at year-end...

    The Casey County volleyball team celebrated its 2008 season with an awards banquet at the Bread of Life restaurant on Monday night. The VolleyRebs were 10-20 this year and lost in the opening round of the 43rd District Tournament.

    Athletic Director Victor Black opened the awards portion of the banquet by thanking the parents for allowing their daughters to play. Black said this year’s senior class was special to him because they were freshmen when he started as AD so he has watched them for four years.

  • JV Rebels improve to 3-2 with 40...

    If Monday night was any indication, the future is bright for Rebel football.

    Casey amassed 413 yards, 303 on the ground and another 110 through the air, and beat the West Jessamine junior varsity squad 58-18. The win raised the Rebel JV record to 3-2.

    Casey took an early 8-0 lead on a 10 yard run by Cody Roy, who finished with three carries for 33 yards and one catch for four yards.

    After falling behind 12-8, Blake Lawhorn put the Rebels ahead for good with a seven yard carry. Lawhorn rushed 15 times for 113 yards and one score.

  • Durham inducted into WKU Hall of...

    Don Durham, son of Carol Jean and the late Gordon Durham, of Yosemite, will be inducted Saturday, Nov. 1, into the elite Western Kentucky University Athletic Hall of Fame. He will be enshrined permanently on the Hall of Fame Wall in the Hall of Champions in E.A. Diddle Arena.

    Induction activities include the Western Club Brunch and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. CST on the main floor of Diddle Arena, the presentation of commemorative plaques to the honorees and group photos, and game recognition ceremony at half-time of WKU’s homecoming football game.

  • Sports Talk: Dear hunting and...

    With the modern gun deer season just around the corner, men (and a few women) all across the commonwealth are making preparations (and purchases) for the upcoming hunt.

    As I spent some time thinking about this annual tradition, it became apparent to me that pursuing a four-legged d-e-e-r is a lot like pursuing a two-legged d-e-a-r.

    I apologize in advance to the lady deer hunters, because this is written from a male perspective, but here goes.