Today's Sports

  • VolleyRebs win over Garrard,...

    The Casey volleyball team won two matches last week to improve its season record to 8-11. The VolleyRebs defeated Garrard 2-0 on Sept. 9 and Mercer 2-0 on Friday.

    Casey has won five of its last eight matches and is building momentum for the last weeks of the season.

    “We have had good play from everybody lately,” said Coach Rachel Taylor. “We are making less silly mistakes and mental errors. ”

  • Sports Talk 9-17-08

    Over the past several years, I have grown quite fond of college and high school football. I was never really interested in either until about dozen or so years ago when Kentucky began to play well under then Coach Hal Mumme. UK’s resurgence just happened to coincide with the end of Casey’s infamous 50-plus game losing streak which sparked my interest in Rebel football for the first time since the early 1980’s.

  • Casey collects two wins in quad-...

    The Rebel golf team notched its third and fourth wins of the season on Monday when they topped two of their three opponents in a quad-match at Somerset Country Club.

    Casey fired a 179 to defeat Pulaski B (181) and Pulaski A (183). Southwestern had a 173.

    Kyle Jeffries fired a 40 and Taylor Rousey added a 42 for Casey while the final two scores came from a pair of young players. Eric Livengood shot a 48 and Justin Underwood added a 49 as the duo posted the third and fourth lowest scores for the Rebels.

  • Lady Rebel golfers pick up first...

    The Lady Rebel golf team split a tri-match with Garrard and Pulaski on Monday night to pick up their first win of the season. Casey shot a season low 238 to defeat Pulaski (240) while Garrard had a 215.

    “I appreciate Coach Powell of Pulaski for bringing his younger girls,” said Coach Jimmy Brown. “We played girls who were comparable to ours, but a win is a win. This makes us 1-8 and we are glad we won’t be shut out.”

  • Young Rebs no match for Lakers...

    The Rebels kept it close for a half on Friday night in Russell Springs, but in the end the youthful inexperience of Casey was no match for the senior-laden Lakers. Russell scored three times in the first nine minutes of the second half to remove all doubt, on the way to a 56-2 win.

    “I thought we were aggressive and played hard, especially in the first half,” said Coach Andy Stephens. “We got tired in the second half and started making mental mistakes. We have got to develop more depth since we are playing all these young guys.”

  • Sports Talk 9-10-08

    Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll, a civil war veteran and 19th Century lawyer and politician, once said, “The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”

    I cannot think of better words of advice for the Casey Rebel football team. I admire those young men for all they do for their school and community. They face an uphill battle this season and so far they have taken the first two steps without batting an eye.

  • VolleyRebs go 3-4 during busy...

    Casey got a district win and claimed a pair of victories during a tournament as part of its busiest week of the season.

    The VolleyRebs defeated Lincoln at home on Thursday night, won two of five at the Lafayette Invitational over the weekend, and then lost at home to Wayne on Monday night.

    “After we play Garrard on Tuesday, we will have played eight matches in six days,” said Coach Rachel Taylor. “We have a heavy schedule now, but it will get lighter as we get close to the district tournament.”

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  • Several take trophies in Liberty...

    Despite a three-hour rain delay, the third annual “Liberty Open” ended successfully Saturday as many local Casey County citizens walked away with trophies.

    The tennis tournament is part of the Central Kentucky Tennis Series, being held each summer in eight different counties. This is Casey County’s third year with the series. The tournament is hosted by 2006 Casey County High graduate Justin Martin, now a third-year student at Lindsey Wilson College. It is sponsored by Casey County Bank and Monticello Bank.

  • VolleyRebs lose thriller at Boyle

    The VolleyRebs lost a pair of matches last week as their season record dropped to 3-7. Casey dropped a 2-1 thriller (25-17, 25-22, 23-25) at Boyle County on Thursday after being soundly defeated 2-0 at Rockcastle on Aug. 26.


    Casey has struggled to serve the ball consistently at times this year, but that turned out to be the VolleyRebs’ strong suit at Boyle on Thursday night. Casey was trailing 14-11 in the second game when they rallied behind the serving of Danielle Marples to make a comeback and force a third game.

  • Casey falls to trimble in Henry...

    Trimble County ran for 208 yards and threw for another 158 as they defeated Casey 50-7 in the Henry County Dairy Queen Bowl on Saturday. The Rebels managed just 33 yards of offense on the ground, but threw for 104 yards, including a 65-yard pass play for their only score.

    “We are young and are going to have a lot of growing pains,” said Coach Andy Stephens. “You look out there at times and we have five freshmen on the offensive line.”