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Today's Sports

  • Casey’s Brown, Diaz latest to...

    Sports Correspondent

    The cross country/track program at Casey County has been thriving in recent years. It hasn’t just been in State appearances, but also in the college scholarship department. In the upcoming outdoor track season there are five former Casey competitors running, jumping or throwing at the college level while the same number plus some run cross country for their respective colleges.

    Two more that have worn Casey County across their chests will join their ranks after signing recent letters of intent to compete with Lindsey Wilson College.

  • Rebel boys tennis poised to take...

    Sports Correspondent

    It has been 17 years since the Casey County boy’s tennis team has known a losing season. Coach Phil Williams has been at the helm since the beginning of this run and the long-time skipper is going to rely heavily on his seniors this year.

  • 2018 campaign coming soon for...

    Sports Correspondent

    Three top players graduated from last season’s squad and this time around there is only one senior for the Casey County Lady Rebel Tennis team. The first two matches of the 2018 season have had to be postponed due to weather conditions, but the coach of this young team is excited for the season to get underway.

  • Casey track looks to build on...

    Sports Correspondent

    Track and Cross Country go hand in hand. Each sport prepares you for the other and coach Jon Vaughn had built a winning program in each at Casey County High School.

    This school year, the Cross Country Rebel teams saw continued success with a fifth-straight trip to State for the girls and a third-straight for the boys. The girl’s success earned coach Vaughn Area 8 Coach of the Year honors while they finished number one in Area 8 for a second-straight year.

  • Lady Rebels softball looking to...

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    Coming off one of the most successful seasons in recent memory, the Casey County Lady Rebels softball team is looking to the next step and compete for a district championship.

    While this will be a challenge for the Lady Rebels with traditional softball powers Rockcastle and Pulaski County in their district, Casey Head Coach Ashley Dean is excited to get the season started and see what the Lady Rebels can do.

  • Senior-led Casey baseball...

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    In recent years there hasn’t been a lot to celebrate for the Casey County baseball team, with their last double digit win season coming in 2010 and 2005 being their last winning season.

    But with new coach Josh Gibson taking over the helm for the Rebels, after serving as an assistant last year, he’s excited about the upcoming year with their returning experience and hard work they’ve put in the offseason.

  • Four Casey archers to compete at...

    zjohnson@caseynews.net

    One year after Justin Luttrell became the first from Casey County to compete in the Kentucky National Archery in Schools Program State Tournament, four individuals from Casey County will compete in this year’s State Tournament.

    Justin Luttrell, Rebecca Couch, March Couch, and Gentry Mullins will all compete in the 2018 Kentucky NASP State Tournament held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville on March 29-31.

  • Galilean finishes season 28-10,...

    Sports Correspondent

    2014 was the last season that boy’s basketball at Galilean didn’t bring home at least a State Championship banner back to Liberty. It was a three-year run that would be the envy of any high school sports team. Three-straight State Championships (2015, 2016, 2017) and a National Championship (2015) marked an ascension of an 18-year process by current coach Scott Jones and several coaches dating back to 1988 when the program started.

  • Lady Eagles shock AIE, fall to...

    Sports Correspondent

    To say that it has been a long season for the Galilean girl’s basketball team is, by far, one of those that’s-the-understatement-of-the-year moments. Just five girls came out to play this year and just before the roster deadline, two more joined the team. By the end, there were six on the roster.

    In just the fifth year of the program, it was the toughest season yet. Just four wins this season ahead of the mandatory State play-in game, but again, the Lady Eagles tightened their shoelaces and took the court despite the odds.

  • Cravens, Duggins and Lee named...

    zjohnson@caseynews.net 

    After Mercer County defeated Casey County in the 12th Region Championship game, the All-12th Girls Region teams were announced.

    On that team were three members of the Casey Country Lady Rebels, Lauren Lee, Gena Beth Cravens and Natalie Duggins were all named to the team.

    Lee averaged 13 points per game in the Region Tournament while shooting 56 percent from the floor and grabbing just under three rebounds per game. Lee led the team in scoring in the Championship game versus Mercer County, scoring 14 points in the game.