High School Sports

  • For football, record-breaking Rebel QB picks Centre

    Breece Hayes at the helm under center and coach Steve Stonebraker calling the shots was magic last season for Casey County football as the two piloted a Rebel ship that found only one opponent to slow them down, let alone beat them.
    Despite Corbin handing Hayes and Stonebraker their only losses of the season, once in the regular season and in the finale in the 3A State Quarterfinals, the quarterback put together a whale of a senior season capped off by 10 single-game, single-season or career records and a new culture of football at Casey County.

  • Stonebraker named athletic director for Casey schools

    The announcement was made July 5 that the new athletic director for Casey County schools is not new to Casey County, but none other than history-making football coach Steve Stonebraker.
    After more wins, more points, and vastly more community involvement that any other team in the history of Casey County football Stonebraker, in his second stint in Casey County, will now head up all athletics in the Casey County school system.

  • CCMS and CCHS softball building for future

    The off-season fundamental focus typically tends to be something that student athletes of this generation don’t get excited about.
    The Casey County Middle School softball staff is combating that with fun events centered on learning the finer points of the game while getting the high school players into the mix as well.

  • Broken records highlight track and field season

    Another season of Casey County track and field has come to a close and it might be the most decorated ever.
    Twelve state qualifiers (including individuals on relay teams), four state medals and, oh yeah, there were seven new school records.

  • Lady Racket Rebs show depth in 2017

    With the season officially over and the regional and state tourneys behind them, Casey County girls tennis can reflect on what was in 2017.
    The success was easily marked this past season with a 20-2 overall team record, a Region 12 Team Runner-up title, Region 12 Doubles Finalists, Region 12 Singles Semifinalist and three players who competed at the state tournament along with three seniors who will advance to collegiate play.

  • Casey baseball season ends on a ‘bitter note’

    It was a tough, up-and-down season for Casey County High School baseball. There were some good wins, but too many close games that didn’t go the Rebels’ way.
    There was a three-game win streak early in the season followed by a seven-game skid, but six-of-those-seven losses were by five runs or less.
    “Overall, I feel as if the kids got ‘better in baseball’ as far as depth of knowledge is concerned,” coach Brandon Hillard said. “We dropped a lot of close games and we were in, virtually, every game this year.”

  • Lady Diamond Rebs fall in district, turn in 12-win season

    The Lady Rebels of Casey County softball had a rough 2016 going 0-10, but rebounded with a very young team this season winning 12 games and at one point boasting a 10-7 mark.
    A rough patch down the stretch put Ashley Dean’s squad under .500 with a final tally of 12-16, but this team learned a ton about what it takes to compete while also showing flashes of what the future holds.

  • Casey boys tennis celebrates season at year-end banquet

    The Casey County boys tennis program recently celebrated the completion of another season with their awards banquet at the Bread of Life Cafe. The Rebels fell short of sending any players to state, but had their 17th-straight winning season finishing 12-7 overall.
    That it is the 2017 season and the 17th winning season being celebrated, there is easy math to show the consistency of success for Phil Williams and the Racket Rebs. The program started under Williams in 2000.

  • Lady Diamond Rebs take 2-of-5 to end regular season

    Casey County softball was moving right along after notching a 10-7 mark coming out of a two-game sweep of Somerset April 24, but a slump reared its ugly head as the Lady Diamond Rebs lost the next five games before grabbing a pair of wins in the final five games of the regular season.
    Outside of falling flat against Southwestern (17-0), the Casey coach believes her team was just a few plays away from finishing on a really high note.

  • Rebels get a ‘W’ in final regular season game

    A year full of oh-so-close-games and flashes of a culture change is nearing a close with the post season beginning this week for Casey Baseball.
    The Rebels were able to close the regular season with a big win over McCreary Central after coming painfully close to taking down one of the best teams in the region on their turf.
    On Thursday, Casey had Boyle County on the ropes as Cade Reed threw just 88 pitches in six innings of work walking just one and striking out four while throwing first-pitch strikes to over 50 percent of the batters he faced.