Today's Sports

  • Pittman pours in 28 as girls...

    The Lady Rebels pushed their season record to 20-3 with a pair of recent victories as Casey won 59-35 at East Jessamine on Monday night and downed South Laurel 57-46 on Saturday.

    Casey has now reached the 20-win plateau for the third consecutive season and is 81-29 over the past four years. Seniors Natalie Wesley, Lauren Hatter, and Kayla McFarland have been an integral part of that success.

  • Rebels sink Lakers by 20 points

    Casey split a pair of home games last week featuring opponents from the 4th Region. The Rebels lost 66-54 to Monroe on Saturday night after trouncing Russell 63-43 on Feb. 3.

    “We are approaching every game the rest of the way as if it were a district game,” Coach Todd Carman said. “We are trying to build for when the tournament comes so we can be prepared.”


  • Sports Talk: Lady Rebs last team...

    The Rockcastle Lady Rockets remained in the top five of the Dave Cantrall rankings that are featured in the Lexington Herald Leader. Rockcastle has been ranked as high as number one in recent weeks and continue to win as their last lost occurred at the hands of our own Lady Rebels on Jan. 2.

    Casey is 14 in the state in this week’s Cantrall rankings with Lincoln two notches behind at 16. The most recent Litkenhous ratings in the Courier Journal have Rockcastle 8, Lincoln 15, and Casey 20.

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 2-6-09

    I am not going to spend a whole lot of time discussing whether or not Russell County has a good boys’ basketball team. I spoke my piece about the Lakers back in December and they proceeded to win 16 of their first 17 games as a display of their resolve.

    I was reminded of my statement that “it is quite obvious to me that our neighbors to the south do not have a good boys’ basketball team” when a Russell booster sent me a clipping of my column. At the time, the Lakers were 13-1 and playing quite well.

  • CCHS cheerleaders bound for...

    For just the second time in school history, the Casey County Rebel cheerleaders are going to the Kentucky state cheerleading competition.

    The 1999-2000 squad won the 12th Region and participated at the state.

    Casey’s squad will be competing in the small school, co-ed division at the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors At-Large cheerleading competition this Saturday, Feb. 14. The competition is held in Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Friday Morning Quarterback 1-29-...

    It may be a little premature to say that the Casey County boys' basketball team has turned a corner. But, to steal a line from Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Rebels may be "goin' up around the bend."

    There is a lot to like about five of Casey's last six ballgames. The Rebels are only 3-3 during that span, but other than a 68-47 loss to Adair on Jan. 9, I think they have played well.

  • Rebels rally but comeback falls...

    The Rebels rallied from a 17-point first-half deficit against Southwestern on Friday night, but the comeback effort fell short. The visiting Warriors held on to defeat Casey 60-53.

    Kyle Jeffries led Casey with 21 points, while Jordan Spagnoletti pitched in 11. Elliot Cannon had eight points and 13 rebounds for Casey and Tyler Johnson had seven points and five assists.

    The Rebels were only 19-of-59 from the field, including 6-of-24 from beyond the three-point arc.

  • Rebels roll over Russell by 20

    An unknown prophet once said, “Success would be the best revenge.”

    The Rebels used success in a big way on Tuesday night to avenge a December loss at Russell County. Casey led by as many as 24 points midway through the fourth quarter on its way to a 63-43 win over the visiting Lakers.

    Elliot Cannon led the way with 15 points and 10 rebounds as one of four Rebels to score in double digits. Brad Jeffries and Kyle Jeffries had 14 apiece while Jordan Spagnoletti had 10. Tyler Salyers added seven points and eight rebounds.

  • Sports Talk: Super Bowl XLIII...

    I was not extremely passionate about either of the participants in Super Bowl XLIII. As a matter of fact, my dislike for Pittsburgh was more of the determining factor in choosing which team to support. I had no feelings whatsoever concerning the Cardinals, but quickly became a fan since I have been anti-Steeler for more than 30 years.

  • Girls run home winning streak to...

    The Lady Rebels ran their current home winning streak to 19 games with a pair of recent wins. Casey defeated Southwestern 62-54 in overtime on Thursday night and bashed Russell 66-34 on Monday.

    Monday night’s game was the final home game of the year and served as senior night. Natalie Wesley, Lauren Hatter, and Kayla McFarland were honored before the game along with senior managers Nataushia Burke and Morgan Williams.

    “These seniors have been a large part of the success we have enjoyed over the last two or three seasons,” Coach Randy Salyers said.