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Today's Sports

  • CCHS football program bids...

    The legacy of seven seniors and the excitement generated by 18 freshmen were two of the points emphasized by Coach Andy Stephens at Sunday’s football banquet. The Rebels held their annual season ending celebration in the high school cafeteria.

    Stephens introduced the seniors and shared something special about each one and then had each underclassman give a farewell handshake to the seniors. The coach said that this year’s team needed to establish a good, strong work ethic and he felt that the senior class had done that by example.

  • Sports Talk

    This past Saturday night, ESPN2 had the potential to provide True Blue fans with six consecutive hours of college athletics bliss but Tennessee did not cooperate. It is hard to believe, but UK has not beaten the Vols in football since 1984.

    Think about how everything has changed since then. The last time the Cats beat UT, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, minimum wage was $3.35 and $15,000 was a lot to pay for a vehicle. We had never heard of iPods, Y2K, GPS, or the Internet and all my hair was brown.

  • Sports Talk

    This past Saturday night, ESPN2 had the potential to provide True Blue fans with six consecutive hours of college athletics bliss but Tennessee did not cooperate. It is hard to believe, but UK has not beaten the Vols in football since 1984.

    Think about how everything has changed since then. The last time the Cats beat UT, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, minimum wage was $3.35 and $15,000 was a lot to pay for a vehicle. We had never heard of iPods, Y2K, GPS, or the Internet and all my hair was brown.

  • 100 percent effort will be key...

    Second year coach Todd Carman keeps a “non-negotiable effort list” on his disk. These seven items, which include sprinting back on defense, blocking out, and getting on the floor for loose balls, will be the measuring stick by which Carman gauges his 2008-09 team.

    “Everyone is working hard and doing what we want them to do,” Carman said. “I believe after a year together, the kids are more comfortable with me.”

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 12-5-...

    It is no big secret that I am no fan of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). I am not positive, but I believe if you went back through my seven years worth of my opinion writing (rambling), you would find that I have bashed the BCS every year faithfully for the last seven years and I am not about to stop now.

  • Rebs lose lead to lose season...

    Anderson County used a 13-0 run midway through the second half to spoil the season-opener for the Rebels on Tuesday night. The visiting Bearcats turned a 44-41 deficit into a 54-44 lead with 7:26 to play.

    “Our goal is 100 percent effort and I thought it was there,” said Coach Todd Carman. “We started getting into foul trouble about the time they made that run. Several times tonight we had one senior, two juniors, and two sophomores on the floor at the same time.”

  • Lady Rebels win physical season-...

    Randy Salyers wondered during the preseason what his team might do when faced by a physical opponent. The Casey coach got his answer, if only partially, on Monday night as the Lady Rebels defeated Madison Central 54-47 at Richmond.

    “We are very glad to get out of here with a win,” Salyers said. “We needed a strong, physical test. We struggled at times, but we played well enough to get the win.”

  • Casey County racers honored by...

    Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, Ky. recently honored its top drivers — including a pair of brothers from Casey County — at its annual Championship Awards Banquet.

    Brad and Dustin Neat of Dunnville were among the 43 racers honored earlier this month for awards received during the 2008 racing season.

    Dustin is the 2008 44 Auto Mart Super Late Model track champion at Bluegrass Speedway. It is the second consecutive Super Late Model track championship for the older Neat brother.

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 11-28...

    Basketball Predictions

    Monday night cannot get here quickly enough for me as the high school basketball season will start. The Lady Rebels are on the road at Madison Central to start the 2008-09 campaign while the Rebels host Anderson on Tuesday night. 

    The longer I do this, the more I realize it takes a real fool to predict anything, but for the sake of confirming what most everybody else already knows about me, here goes.

  • Lady Rebs prepare for '...

    Expectations undoubtedly run high for the 2008-09 Casey girls’ basketball team as three starters return from last year’s squad.

    The 2007-08 Lady Rebels had the best record in school history at 27-4 while finishing as runners-up in the 12th Region. But there is still unfinished business for this team.

    “We have already addressed last year,” said Coach Randy Salyers. “We talked about everything that we accomplished, but none of that matters now. We will celebrate this year if we win a regional championship.”