https://www.caseynews.net/sports/rss.xml en Busch takes the title at Phoenix, sets championship 4 https://www.caseynews.net/content/busch-takes-title-phoenix-sets-championship-4 <p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> Coming into Nov. 11 race at Phoenix motor speedway, Kyle Busch was not in serious danger of missing out of advancing to the championship round at homestead. But Busch left no doubt on Sunday taking the checkered flag, after leading 117 laps in the race. It is Busch&rsquo;s seventh win of the season and his second of the chase. Its Busch&rsquo;s 51 victory of his career that puts him in 11th place alone all time for wins.</p> Galilean gets payback in early-season win to move to 3-0 https://www.caseynews.net/content/galilean-gets-payback-early-season-win-move-3-0 <p> Sports Correspondent</p> <p> For Galilean boy&rsquo;s basketball - the streak ended at three. Last season, en route to a shot at a fourth-straight KCSAA State Title game appearance, CCHE knocked off the three-time defending champs in the state semi finals.</p> <p> Enter the 2018-19 season. Third game in, the same CCHE squad comes to Liberty to face a different-looking Galilean team, but there are enough Eagles from last season&rsquo;s group to have revenge on the agenda.</p> Placed in Doubles https://www.caseynews.net/content/placed-doubles <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/tennis_1.jpg" alt="Tennis partners, Craig Overstreet and Abigail Crew received the honors at the Central Kentucky Tennis Series Banquet for achieving 2nd place Mixed B Doubles. Craig went on to receive 2nd in Men’s B Doubles with his partner, Larry Kohler. Abigail went on to achieve 6th place in the Girl’s 18 Singles. Abigail in a Junior and a member of the Casey County Lady Racquet Rebs. She attributes her success in tennis to God, Marvetta and Craig Overstreet, along with Chatty Davis. Abigail is the daughter of Richard and Jennifer Overstreet of Liberty. She is the granddaughter of Billy Jean Sheene and the late Robert D. Sheene of Liberty, along with the late Brenda Sue and Jack Overstreet of Bradfordsville, Kentucky." title="Tennis partners, Craig Overstreet and Abigail Crew received the honors at the Central Kentucky Tennis Series Banquet for achieving 2nd place Mixed B Doubles. Craig went on to receive 2nd in Men’s B Doubles with his partner, Larry Kohler. Abigail went on to achieve 6th place in the Girl’s 18 Singles. Abigail in a Junior and a member of the Casey County Lady Racquet Rebs. She attributes her success in tennis to God, Marvetta and Craig Overstreet, along with Chatty Davis. Abigail is the daughter of Richard and Jennifer Overstreet of Liberty. She is the granddaughter of Billy Jean Sheene and the late Robert D. Sheene of Liberty, along with the late Brenda Sue and Jack Overstreet of Bradfordsville, Kentucky." align="left" hspace="6" /> Rebel Madness to be held on Nov. 16 https://www.caseynews.net/content/rebel-madness-be-held-nov-16 <p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> With basketball season just around the corner, the Casey County boys and girls teams are ready to kick things off with their annual Rebels Madness on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction and pork burger sold starting at 6 p.m. Youth league basketball players will be introduced by the league before meeting your 2018-2019 Rebels and Lady Rebels teams. There will games for players and fans as well as performances from the Casey County cheerleaders, band and drum line.</p> Lady Eagles fall in KCAA State opening round https://www.caseynews.net/content/lady-eagles-fall-kcaa-state-opening-round <p> Sports Correspondent</p> <p> A tumultuous season of Galilean Volleyball came to a close last week when the Lady Eagles traveled to Louisville to play Sayers Classical Academy in the opening round of the KCAA State Volleyball Tournament.</p> <p> Tumultuous is only a descriptor of the season because there were so many matches that came down to an unforced error here and a lack of effort there.</p> <p> Galilean even had eventual champions Trinity on the ropes in one of their closest matches of their undefeated season.</p> Casey hires new softball coach https://www.caseynews.net/content/casey-hires-new-softball-coach <p> zjohnson@caseynews.net</p> <p> After four years at the helm as head coach of the Casey County Softball team, Ashley Dean and assistant coach Adam Dean has resigned to focus on their growing family.</p> <p> &ldquo;We thoroughly enjoyed our time with the softball girls and they mean so much to us. At this time we have decided to focus on our growing family as our first child is due in April,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p> Casey County Athletic Director Steve Stonebraker praised Dean for her great work in her time at the program.</p> Soccer players honored https://www.caseynews.net/content/soccer-players-honored <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/soccer_boys.jpg" alt="Three Casey County Soccer players were selected to the 47th District/12th Region All District team from left to right Federico Diaz-Morales, Austin Young and Nick Wilkerson. Team awards included Michael Christian won the newcomer award, Lincoln Philips won the most improved award, Conner Wesley won the defensive player award, Stone Vaughn won the leadership award, Eduardo Medina won the most goals soccer award, Federico Diaz-Morales won the hustle award, Nick Wilkerson won the defensive and sacrifice award and Austin Young won team MVP. " title="Three Casey County Soccer players were selected to the 47th District/12th Region All District team from left to right Federico Diaz-Morales, Austin Young and Nick Wilkerson. Team awards included Michael Christian won the newcomer award, Lincoln Philips won the most improved award, Conner Wesley won the defensive player award, Stone Vaughn won the leadership award, Eduardo Medina won the most goals soccer award, Federico Diaz-Morales won the hustle award, Nick Wilkerson won the defensive and sacrifice award and Austin Young won team MVP. " align="left" hspace="6" /> Lady Runnin’ Rebs compete in sixth-straight State Meet, lone Runnin’ Reb finishes top 35 https://www.caseynews.net/content/lady-runnin%E2%80%99-rebs-compete-sixth-straight-state-meet-lone-runnin%E2%80%99-reb-finishes-top-35 <img src="https://www.caseynews.net/sites/www.caseynews.net/files/imagecache/thumb85/xc_2.jpg" alt="Abby Vaughn, Jaylee Atwood, Morgan Crowe, Layla Howard, Jenna Vaughn, Alyssa Sharp and Federico Diaz with coach Jon Vaughn kneeling during their trip to the 2018 KHSAA 2A State Championships." title="Abby Vaughn, Jaylee Atwood, Morgan Crowe, Layla Howard, Jenna Vaughn, Alyssa Sharp and Federico Diaz with coach Jon Vaughn kneeling during their trip to the 2018 KHSAA 2A State Championships." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Sports Correspondent</p> <p> For the sixth-straight time, the Casey County girl&rsquo;s Cross Country team earned the right and traveled to Lexington to run in the KHSAA 2-A State Championships. Senior Rebel Federico Diaz earned an individual spot and represented Casey County very well</p> <p> Diaz put together his best-ever time on the State course running a 17:50.98 good enough for a 31st-place finish in all of 2A.</p>