Both Trigg County teams are sending a pretty good contingent to Lexington and have legitimate shots at top five finishes.
And for the first time, the KHSAA will allow you to follow the events as they happen in real time by clicking here.
Both Trigg County teams are sending a pretty good contingent to Lexington and have legitimate shots at top five finishes.
And for the first time, the KHSAA will allow you to follow the events as they happen in real time by clicking here.
Trigg County Lady Wildcat soccer conditioning will begin Friday at 4:30pm at the John Rufli Soccer Complex on Blue Springs Road.
All middle school and high school girls interested in playing for the Lady Wildcats in the fall are encouraged to attend.
After turning down the head coaching job at the University of Kentucky, Billy Donovan appears ready to take a Pitino-like leap and jump into the NBA coaching circles. According to the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, Donovan will be named the new coach of the Orlando Magic after the team made a "substantial offer" to the UF head coach.
Donovan would join the long list of young college coaches who jump to the NBA and have coaching success. That list includes....um...uhh....um....no one really. I guess we'll see two things. One, can Donovan become the first coach to make that list and two, whether the highly-touted recruiting class stays or asks out of their LOIs.
Look for Florida to go after former Gator assistant and current Virginia Commonwealth head coach Anthony Grant to replace Donovan.
John David Fourqurean tags out a Hopkinsville runner at third during their Second Region Tournament game Monday. (Photo by Monty Stagner).
Hopkinsville used a six-run sixth inning to beat Trigg County 11-3 in the first round of the Second Region Baseball Tournament and end the Wildcats' season at 17-14-1.
Kyle Graham had a two-run double, and Jason Denton smacked a two-run home run as part of Hopkinsville's big inning.
Hopkinsville used a combination of hits and errors to build a 5-0 lead. Trigg answered with two runs in the fifth inning before Hoptown's clincher in the sixth.
Donald Bush had a double, and Tony Finley and John David Fourqurean each had a single as the Wildcats managed just three hits in the game.
Finley got the spot start for the Wildcats when Lucas Riddle missed the team bus before the game and was held out by Wildcat head coach Jackie Sholar.
"You can't have things like that happen, especially at this time of the season. It's a shame it had to happen, but you have to think about what's best for the team and have everyone on the same page," Sholar said.
Despite the loss, the Wildcats ended a season where they won the school's first district title in 28 years and made consecutive region tournament appearances for the first time in over 40 years. The 17 wins was also the most since the 1986 team won 19 games.
Trigg County and Hopkinsville will meet for a third time this year when the two teams square off Monday in the first round of the Second Region Baseball Tournament, which gets underway Monday at Christian County High School.
The teams will play the second game of the day at 2pm.
The Wildcats are 17-13-1, while Hopkinsville comes in with a record of 19-10. Hoptown won the May 10 game in Hopkinsville 8-3 and the May 17 game in Cadiz 7-0.
It will be the first-ever meeting in the regional tournament between the schools. Trigg County is looking for their first win in the regional tournament since 1989.
The semifinals will be played Tuesday, and the championship game will be played Wednesday.
While we're at it...
Trigg's girls scored 72 points to finish behind Murray (93 pts.) and Fort Campbell (90 pts.) in the 14-team meet.
Trigg's boys team scored 71 points and finished just behind first place Russellville (83 pts.) and Fort Campbell (78 pts.) out of 14 schools.
The Wildcats had several people qualify for the state meet that will be held June 1-2 at Paul Dunbar High School in Lexington.
Here is the list of qualifiers for the state meet --
Xavier Brison, 2nd place, 110-meter hurdles (17.32)
Scotty Mayes, 4th place, 100-meter dash (11.14)
800-meter relay (Robert Sholar, Scotty Mayes, Jalik Alexander, Dhayna Cavanaugh), 2nd place (1:34.16)
Robert Sholar, 2nd place, 300-meter hurdles (43.62)
Ben Koenig, 2nd place, Shot Put (45-8)
Garrett Clark, 2nd place, Pole Vault (8-0)
Abigail Torian, 2nd place, 100-meter dash (12.68)
Janada Acree, 2nd place, 400-meter dash (1:02.41); 3rd place, high jump (4-10)
1600-meter relay (Janada Acree, Sarah Woodall, Amanda Lawrence, Amanda Want), 2nd place (4:22.27)
Laquisha Boyd, 1st place, Shot Put (31-6)
Melanie Want, 2nd place, Long Jump (15-6.5)
Several people still have a shot at qualifying and their fate will be determined once their results are compared to other statewide finishes. Those who could still qualify are --
1600-meter relay (Jalik Alexander, Robert Sholar, Ryan Acree, Scotty Mayes), 3rd place (3:38.47)
Jay Jolly, 3rd place, 1600-meter run (5:01)
Abigail Torian, 3rd place, 200-meter dash (27.2); 3rd place, Triple Jump (31-9)
800-meter relay (Janada Acree, Sarah Woodall, Amanda Lawrence, Amanda Want), 3rd place (1:54.59)
Trigg County's Dakota Littlejohn was named to the All-District softball team in voting done by Fifth District coaches.
Also named to the team were Lindsey Bridges, Brittany Brown, Jaylyn Guess, and Hayley Parrent of Lyon County; Dannielle Joiner, Jordan Kirkham, Mariah Owen, and Allyson Rowland of Livingston Central; and Jessica Gatten and Sammie Jo Quisenberry of Crittenden County.
John David Fourqurean and Kyle Allen each had three hits, and Allen and Will Stagner each drove in three runs as the Wildcats ended the game via the 10-run rule in the fifth inning.
Lucas Riddle improved to 10-4 on the season by striking out five in five innings and allowing just five hits.
Stagner, Allen, and Riddle hit consecutive doubles as part of a three-run first inning. An error and two more hits helped the Wildcats scored five runs in the second to take an 8-1 lead.
Trigg ended the game in the fifth when Ryan Eubanks tripled, and Fourqurean drove him in with a single. Three batters later, Allen hit an RBI single with the bases loaded.
"We played our best game of the year," said Wildcat head coach Jackie Sholar, who was a player on the 1979 Trigg team that last won a district title. "It feels better to win the district as a coach than a player."
Kyle Allen, John David Fourqurean, Lucas Riddle, and Will Stagner were named to the All-tournament team.
Trigg County last won a district title in 1979. Before Tuesday, their only other district baseball title came in 1960.
Trigg County will now advance to next week's Second Region Tournament at Christian County.
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Donald Bush (seen here in a recent game) pitched six-plus strong innings to help Trigg County beat Lyon County 11-6 Monday in the Fifth District Tournament. Trigg will play in today's 4:30pm championship game. (Photo by Monty Stagner).
Trigg County produced a pair of four-run innings and overcame sloppy play late to beat Lyon County 11-6 and advance to the championship game of the Fifth District Tournament today in Smithland.
The Wildcats will play in the 4:30pm championship game, with their opponent to come from the winner of the 2pm matchup between Livingston Central (13-14) and Crittenden County (19-10).
Will Stagner cracked a two-run double as part of a four-run second inning to give Trigg a 6-1 lead. Tyler Greenman, Stagner, and Kyle Allen each had RBI singles, and Donald Bush an RBI double as part of a four-run fifth inning to build their lead to 11-2.
Lyon County took advantage of four Trigg errors in the seventh inning to draw the within 11-6 before the Wildcats slammed the door.
Donald Bush allowed nine hits over six-and-one-third innings, giving up just one earned run and striking out two in improving his record to 2-3.
Aaron Ausenbaugh took the loss for Lyon County (5-19-1).
Trigg County improves to 16-13-1 and earns a spot in next week's Second Region Tournament at Christian County. A win today would give Trigg County only their third district baseball title in the school's history and first since 1979.
The Wildcats are also advancing to the region tournament in consecutive years for the first time in over at least 35 years and maybe more.
Trigg hung tough with the top-seeded Lady Cardinals trailing 2-0 after five innings. The Lady Wildcats had a chance to dent the scoreboard in the top of the sixth with two runners on before a strikeout ended the rally.
Livingston Central (22-9) then scored nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the game via the 10-run rule. Livingston took advantage of two walks and three errors in the inning to get the win.
Kalesha Williams had a double, and Hayla Frye had a single for Trigg's lone two hits of the game.
"We played pretty good but just had the one bad inning when nothing went right," head coach Jamie Howell said of the Lady Wildcats. "I'm proud of the way they hung tough."
It was the first time Trigg and Livingston played in the district tournament since 1999.
Livingston Central will advance to tonight's championship game where they will play Lyon County (12-10), a 16-5 winner over Crittenden County.
Trigg County's season ends with a record of 3-24.
There will be a meeting for all players interested in playing on the Trigg County High School boys' soccer team in 2007. The meeting will be Saturday at 3pm at the Trigg County Recreation Complex.
Head coach Josh Nichols said parents are welcome to attend the meeting.
The 11-and-under Cadiz Titans baseball team followed up their 3-1 outing last week in Murray with a second place finish in the Bluegrass Invitational in Paducah over the weekend.
The Titans finished pool play undefeated with wins over the Paducah Storm and Henry County Hurricanes. They beat the Paducah Panthers 7-4 in the semifinals before losing in the championship game.
They finished the tournament with a 3-1 record to improve their season record to 6-5.
Trigg County looks to end the four-year reign of Livingston Central atop the Fifth District when the district tournament begins today in Smithland.
The Wildcats (15-13-1) will play Lyon County (5-18-1) tonight at 5pm. Trigg County swept the season series from the Lyons, winning 9-1 on April 19 and 11-3 on April 30.
Livingston Central (13-14) and Crittenden County (19-10) will play Tuesday at 2pm. The championship game will be played at 4:30pm.
Trigg County will try and pull the upset today when the Fifth District Tournament gets underway today in Smithland.
The Lady Wildcats will play the host Lady Cardinals (21-9) tonight at 5pm. Lyon County and Crittenden County will play at 7pm. The championship game will be played Tuesday at 7pm.
Livingston Central swept the season series from the Lady Wildcats, winning 12-2 and 13-0.
Regardless of the outcome, the Lady Wildcats (3-23) have set a new school record for losses in a season, eclipsing the old mark of 22 set in 2002.
Trigg County lost to University Heights 4-2 in eight innings Saturday. Trigg took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth before UHA tied it in the seventh. UHA scored twice on two errors in the top of the eighth for the win.
Former Mr. Basketball Harry Todd is trying to form a club for past Mr. Basketball winners. Todd, the 1958 co-Mr. Basketball winner from Earlington High School, is trying to track down all of the past winners to pitch his idea, according to Lexington Herald-Leader columist Mike Fields.
Todd served as the Cadiz-Trigg County tourism director in the 1990s before retiring full time to the lake. One of the more interesting stories Todd told me was how his father threw Adolph Rupp out of their home on a recruiting visit when the legendary UK basketball coach made some chippy remarks about their home and the awards Todd had won in high school. Todd played his college basketball at Western Kentucky University.
The Wildcats scored five runs on four hits in the first inning and were aided by three UHA errors. Kyle Allen had an RBI double and Shane Banks drove in two with a single.
The Wildcats added four more runs in the fifth inning on RBI hits by Riddle and Holloway and a sacrifice fly from Devon Morris.
Riddle pitched five innings and allowed just one earned run. Donald Bush came on to retire all six batters he faced.
Allen also had two hits, while Riddle and Banks each had two RBIs.
Preston Workman had two hits for UHA (12-18).
Trigg County ends their season at 15-13-1, which guarantees them their first winning season since 2002. The 15 wins is the most since the 1986 team went 19-10.
I just found out the TCHS boys basketball banquet was held sometime last week. The only report I can give you about the banquet is that the food was good and the award plaques were shiny. I'm sure everything went well.
Trigg County's May 18 softball game with Lone Oak was cancelled and will not be made up.
Hopkinsville scored two runs in the first inning on one hit and four walks. They added three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
Trigg County managed just three hits off Hageman -- singles by Kyle Allen and Taylor Lowary and a double by Donald Bush.
The teams combined to leave 18 runners on base, including 10 by Hopkinsville.
Lowary took the loss for Trigg, allowing four earned runs in six innings. He gave up four hits and fanned four while walking nine.
Hopkinsville improved to 18-9 with the win, while Trigg fell to 14-13-1 with the loss.
The JV game ended in a 4-4 tie.
After the game, Lady Wildcat head coach Jamie Howell took responsibility for the loss.
"We got a big lead, and I subbed some players when we probably should have just won the game by the 10-run rule," Howell said.
Trigg County scored four runs in the first inning and two more in both the second and third innings.
Heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, Trigg led 12-3. However, Mayfield scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 13-12 lead. Trigg scored a single run in the seventh to tie that game at 13.
After Trigg scored one run in the top of the eighth, Mayfield won the game with a two out, three-run double in the bottom of the eighth.
Hayla Frye and Kalesha Williams each had three hits to pace the 14-hit Trigg offensive attack. Kayla Joiner, Samantha Furr, and Asami Ota each had two hits.
Mayfield (7-12) had seven hits in the game.
Trigg County fell to 3-22 with the loss and return to action today at Lone Oak in a 4pm contest.
Bradley Sutherland slipped a little in the score but remains tied for fifth place entering the final day of the NCAA Division III Golf Championship in Indiana.
Sutherland, a sophomore at Transylvania, was four over par entering Thursday's play and tied for fifth after a pair of 74s. He birdied his second hole of the day Thursday, but made the turn in 39 and was four over on his round after a pair of bogeys and one birdie on his back nine for a 76 -- nine shots behind the leader.
Individually, St. John's Clinton Dammann was even at 72 Thursday and at 1-under is the only golfer under par. He led Otterbein's Andy Miller by five shots and Jacob Collinsworth of Huntingdon by seven shots.
Here are some more comments, thoughts, and observations from Thursday's press conference announcing Mike Wright as the new Wildcat head coach.
Wright replaces Jeff Embrey, who resigned after a 10-19 season when he took the Lyon County coaching job.
This will be Wright's second go-around as Wildcat head coach. He guided the Wildcats from 1992-2002, posting a 123-148 record. His 123 are the third most in the school's history. He also coached the Lady Wildcats from 1985-92 and had a record of 88-99, both of which are records for wins and losses as a TCHS girls coach.
Wright's Wildcat teams won two district titles (1995 & 1997), an All-A region title, and one of two Second Region titles in the school's history in 1997.
His tenure as Wildcat head coach came to an abrupt end following the 2001-02 season when he was not rehired. Sharon Knight, then the TCHS principal, cited "lack of direction of the program" and "lack of community support" for not bringing Wright back for an 11th season.
Wright consulted an attorney following his termination but never initiated any legal proceedings.
His termination culminated a bizarre 2001-02 season that saw two players suspended for 18 games for an altercation that happened off campus following the season opener. The School Board later reversed the suspension, handed down by Knight, making them eligible to play beginning in November.
The Wildcats won six of their last eight games but were declared ineligible for the postseason because they played too many games. Caldwell County, Trigg County's first round opponent, reported the infraction to the KHSAA, who then declared Trigg's season over.
Many felt Wright was made the scapegoat for the scheduling situation in which no one ever stepped forward and took full responsibility for the error.
After his ouster, Wright remained involved in the Wildcat basketball program, keeping the scorebook for the varsity team, accompanying players to summer camps, and coaching the middle school boys program. Many of the players on Wright's upcoming roster are ones he coached to consecutive middle school district titles.
Wright is not the first person to have two different tenures as Wildcat head coach. Paul Perdue was Trigg County's first coach in 1937-38, coaching four seasons and bringing home the school's first district title in 1940. Perdue returned in 1944 but took another job midway through the 1945-46 season.
Comments from Mike Wright will be available on the blog later in the day.
Sophomore Bradley Sutherland maintained his spot near the top of the leader board Wednesday, helping Transylvania survive the team cut in the 2007 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship in Fishers, Ind.
Sutherland moved up to fifth place individually with his second straight two-over par 74. A double bogey on his next-to-last hole dropped him from second place to fifth. He trails leader Clinton Dammann of St. John's (Minn.) by five shots.
Trigg County will name their new basketball coach Thursday at a 9am press conference in the high school's Little Theater.
Interim Athletic Director Doug Gloyd would not say who the new coach was going to be. The new coach will replace Jeff Embrey, who resigned after one season and a 10-19 record to take the Lyon County coaching job.
My money is on a familiar name being named the new coach. Be sure to tune in to WKDZ-FM tomorrow morning for news from the press conference, a live interview with the new coach, and the complete story on the news at noon and 5pm.
Bradley Sutherland carded a two-over 74 Tuesday to lead Transylvania into the top 10 after first round action in the NCAA Division III Championships at the Hawthorns Country Club in Fishers, Ind.
Sutherland, a sophomore, was tied for ninth behind leader Rode McElreath of McMurray, who fired a three-under 69, and led all Transy golfers, following a 38 on his first nine with an even par 36 on the back side.
The former Trigg County High golfer had bogeys on the par 4 fifth and eighth holes to make the turn at two over par. He birdied the 12th hole, but gave the shot back with a bogey on the par 3 15th to finish at 74.
Transy was in a tie for 10th at 308, 20 over par. The field will be cut to 24 teams after 36 holes.
Sutherland finished seventh in the Heartland Conference Tournament last week and was named to the All-Heartland Conference team.
Tony Finley allowed just six hits in picking up the complete game win. He struck out five and walked one.
Down 3-1, Caleb Reynolds hit a solo home run in the sixth to draw Trigg to within 3-2.
In the seventh, Tyler Greenman and John David Fourqurean singled ahead of a Will Stagner double that proved to be the game winner.
Fourqurean had two hits in the game, and Donald Bush added three hits to pace the eight-hit attack.
Russellville fell to 23-6 with the loss, which was just their third in 15 home games this year.
Trigg County improved to 14-12-1 with their fourth straight win.
In the JV game, Todd Joiner doubled and R.J. Sholar drove him in with a single as the Wildcats picked up the 1-0 win. Shane Banks picked up the pitching win as the Wildcat JV team improved to 14-5.
Trigg County returns to action Thursday at home against Hopkinsville in a 5pm game.
The pairings are set for the 5th District Baseball Tournament that will be played Monday and Tuesday and hosted by Livingston Central High School.
For the first time in school history, Trigg County is the #1 seed and will play four-seed Lyon County Monday night at 5pm. Trigg County swept the season series from the Lyons, winning 9-1 and 11-3.
Tuesday afternoon, #2 seed Crittenden County will play #3 seed Livingston Central at 2:30pm.
The championship game will be Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm.
The pairings for the 5th District Softball Tournament has been announced. The tournament will be played next Monday and Tuesday with Livingston Central hosting the tournament.
Trigg County will play top-seeded Livingston Central in the tourney's first game Monday at 5pm. Livingston Central (21-8) won both games against the Lady Wildcats, 13-0 and 12-2.
#2 seed Lyon County will play #3 seed Crittenden County Monday at 7pm.
The championship game will be played Tuesday at 7pm.
Tied 5-5 in the top of the seventh inning, Trigg managed to score three runs to decide the game.
John David Fouqurean and Will Stagner each doubled, while Tony Finley had two singles. Tyler Greenman and Taylor Lowary also had singles for the Wildcats who had six hits and took advantage of seven walks.
Ryan Eubanks responded well in his first start of the season, allowing five runs in five-and-a-third innings. He struck out eight and didn't walk a batter. Finly got the win by pitching the final inning and two-thirds. Four of Dawson Springs' six runs were unearned thanks to five Trigg County errors.
Trigg County (13-12-1) travels to Russellville today to play the Panthers in a 5pm contest.
The duo combined to strike out 11 batters and issue just four walks.
Harper also added two hits and an RBI at the plate.
Things got worse for Trigg County in the JV game as UHA scored eight runs in the final inning to beat the Lady Wildcats 10-8.
Trigg County (3-21) return to action Thursday at Mayfield.
Trigg County third baseman Osami Ota was featured in a nice article in Monday's Kentucky New Era. The story centered on the Japanese foreign exchange student's adjustment to the USA.
Everyone I've talked to have raved about her manners and personality, and the article shines a good light on Ota.
Ages for the camp are 8-14 years old, and the camp will run each day from 8am-noon.
Check in and registration on May 29 will be at 7am. For more information, contact Coach Lovelace at 887-1126 or Coach John Adams at 887-7064.
Two pee wee league coaches were ejected from a pee wee game following an altercation on the field when one coach felt the other coach improperly stopped a hit ball in the field. This incident happened last week in Clarksville. Here is the story that appeared in the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. The story was written by Eric Snyder, who you may remember from The Cadiz Record last year.
The Cadiz Titans 11-and-under baseball team traveled to Murray over the weekend for the Second Annual Spring Fling Baseball Tournament. The Titans finished fourth out of 12 teams.
The Titans beat the Murray Blaze 10-8 then turned around and beat the Paducah Panthers 8-6. The Paducah Storm had to forfiet which put the Titans in the Championship Bracket for Sunday.
The Titans played the A & J Bombers from Illinois and came up short with a 14-6 loss.
Team members are Nick Allen, Brien Dossett, Corbin Estes, Cole Gardner, Kullen Garner, Bryant Hamby, Reid and Trace Kuberski, Luke McKenzie, and Ben Wigand.
The Titans are coached by Gant Gardner, Kevin Garner and Jeff Wigand.
The Titans will play in Paducah this weekend.
A day after ripping Dawson Springs for 16 hits, the Wildcats banged out 17 hits in running their district record to 5-1.
Trigg County jumped ahead of the Rockets with a five-run first inning. John David Fourqurean, Donald Bush, and Will Stagner each singled ahead of a Kyle Allen triple. Allen scored on a Devon Morris double, and Tyler Greenman squeezed home Morris with a bunt.
Allen hit for the cycle and drove in four runs. I have no idea when the last time a Trigg player hit for the cycle, but I can't remember one in recent years.
Stagner had three more hits for the Wildcats, as did Greenman. Morris, Caleb Reynolds, and Fourqurean each had doubles, and Ryan Eubanks smacked a triple.
Lucas Riddle picked up the complete game win, striking out eight and walking none. He allowed ten hits.
Trigg County evened their record at 12-12-1 on the season, while Crittenden County fell to 17-9 with the loss.
More importantly, Trigg County will be the top seed in the Fifth District Tournament and will play #4 seed Lyon County in the first round. The details of the tournament, which will be held at Livingston Central, will be hashed out later today at the district meeting.
Trigg County's JV team improved to 13-5 on the season with a 4-2 win over Crittenden County. Tony Bryant had two hits at the plate and picked up the win on the mound. R.J. Sholar added a triple, and Drew Pool a single for the Wildcats.
Trigg County returns to action Monday at Dawson Springs in a 5pm contest.
TRIGG CO. 510 111 1 -- 10 17 0
Crittenden 041 020 0 -- 7 10 2
Trigg rapped out 14 hits and scored in every inning as the game was called after four innings due to a time limit.
Kalesha Williams and Hayla Frye were both 3-for-4, while Kayla Joiner and Osami Ota both had two hits. Sam Furr drove in three runs with a hit, and Ireland Fuller and Dakota LIttlejohn both doubled.
Ota picked up her first career pitching win by allowing just one hit in four innings. She walked eight and struck out five.
The 16 runs was the most scored by the Lady Wildcats since a 19-1 win over Crittenden County in 2005.
Trigg County (3-20) returns to action Monday at University Heights in a 5:30pm contest in Hopkinsville.
TRIGG CO. 274 3 -- 16 14 3
Tilghman 220 2 -- 6 1 6
Lindsey Ezell was 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI to pace the nine-hit Hoptown attack.
Trigg County managed three hits, including a triple by Dakota Littlejohn and singles by Hayla Frye and Kayla Joiner.
Hopkinsville improved to 10-17 with the win, while Trigg County fell to 2-20 with the loss.
Hoptown 208 010 0 -- 11 9 1
TRIGG 020 000 0 -- 2 3 5
St. Mary (7-14) broke open a 1-0 game with three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth. The Lady Vikings doubled Trigg's hit total 10 to 5, but four errors by the Lady Wildcats proved costly.
Kayla Joiner singled, stole two bases, and scored on passed ball for Trigg's lone run. Kalesha Williams, Hayla Frye, Samantha Furr, and Ireland Fuller had Trigg's other hits.
Dakota Littlejohn walked just four and struck out four in seven innings of work.
Trigg fell to 2-19 with the loss.
St. Mary 100 032 0 -- 6 10 0
TRIGG Co. 000 010 0 -- 1 5 4
The first eight Wildcat batters reached base as Trigg banged out 16 hits and took advantage of 10 Dawson Springs errors.
John David Fourqurean and Will Stagner each had three singles, while Lucas Riddle had an RBI double and Caleb Reynolds had an RBI triple.
Taylor Lowary picked up his second win on the mound by pitching five innings and allowing three hits and three earned runs. He struck out nine and walked just two.
Dawson Springs fell to 3-18 with the loss, while Trigg County improved to 11-12-1.
Dawson Springs 102 10 -- 4 3 10
TRIGG CO. (11)20 4x -- 17 16 1
Titans officials announced that the team will conduct their entire preseason camp in Nashville and not return to Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.
Last year, the Titans spent the first two weeks of camp at APSU before returning to Nashville to finish up.
"This year Mr. Adams decided to remain at Baptist Sports Park for the entirety of training camp. This decision should not reflect on Austin Peay’s ability to host our team. We feel that staying at our own facility this year is the best direction for our team,” said Titans executive VP Steve Underwood.
Trigg County will make up their twice rained out game with Crittenden County Saturday at 5pm in Marion.
The date of the district meeting was changed from Thursday to Sunday so that the game could be played and counted in the district seeding. Any game played after the district meeting doesn't count toward postseason seeding.
Both Trigg County and Crittenden County have 4-1 district records, meaning the winner of Saturday's game will be the #1 seed in the Fifth District Tournament at Livingston Central.
Hopkinsville scored five runs in the fourth inning to beat Trigg County 8-3 Thursday afternoon in Tiger Stadium.
Freshman Justin Hageman struck out 13 Wildcats and allowed just four hits in picking up the complete game. Only one of the three runs he allowed was earned.
Kyle Robertston cracked a 2-run homer in the third inning, and Hageman tripled home two runs as part of the big fourth inning. Tyler Perry, Trey McKinnis, and David Gardner each had two hits for Hopkinsville, who improved to 16-8 with their seventh straight win.
Kyle Allen had an RBI single for Trigg County, while John David Fourqurean and Will Stagner each had doubles.
Lucas Riddle gave up nine hits and five earned runs in three and a third innings. Tony Finley pitched a scoreless two and two-thirds innings of relief.
Trigg County fell to 10-12 with the loss and will host Dawson Springs today at the Complex. You can here the game on WKDZ-AM 1110 and WHVO-AM 1480, beginning with the pregame show at 4:45pm. First pitch is at 5pm.
Here are the award winners:
Laquisha Boyd (pictured below) - MVP; Leading scorer; Senior Award; All-District; and Most Steals
Janada Acree - Most Rebounds; All-District; Defensive Award
Dori Sheehan - Most Improved; JV Leading scorer; JV Leading Rebounder
Brooke Allen - 110% Award; Academic Award
Trinity Wortham - Most 3-pointers
Kelci Winn - Most Improved; 110% Award
Amanda Want - JV 110% Award
Elysia Brown - JV Best Frree Throw % Award
Ellie Jolly - JV Best Teammate Award
Olivia Higgins - Varsity Best Teammate Award
Trigg County's district baseball game with Crittenden County Tuesday was rained out.
Head coach Jackie Sholar said it is unlikely that the game will be rescheduled before Saturday, which presents an interesting scenario for seeding for the district tournament.
Both teams entered Tuesday with identical 4-1 records. Crittenden's one loss was to Trigg. Trigg's lone loss was to Livingston Central. Livingston is the #3 seed with a district record of 3-3. Lyon County is the #4 seed with a district record of 0-6.
The district meeting to determine the details for the Fifth District Tournament is scheduled for Thursday. KHSAA rules state that any district game played after the district meeting shall not count toward the seeding process and that both teams would be awarded a win AND a loss. That still gives both teams a 5-2 record.
If the district tie-breaker is head-to-head competition as it is in basketball, Trigg County would be the top seed, and Crittenden would be the #2 seed. However, there is no statewide rule for tie-breakers in a four team district. It is up to each district to determine their own tie-breaker. As I am writing this, I do not have a copy of the district baseball rules in front of me.
I'm sure this will be ironed out Thursday.
Trigg County fell victim to the same seeding rule in girls basketball a few years ago when they were awarded an extra win and loss because a game with Lyon County was not rescheduled before the district meeting. The result meant Trigg missed out on a #3 seed and instead, were a #4 seed and placed in the same bracket as Caldwell County. You know the rest.
Here's hoping the baseball Wildcats have a little better luck with the rule.
Trigg County returns to action Thursday at Hopkinsville.
Hopkins County Central used a pair of four-run innings to beat Trigg County 9-5 Monday in Morton's Gap.
The Storm scored four in the second and four more in the fourth. Trigg County scored all five of their runs in the third to take a brief 5-4 lead.
John David Fourqurean and Donald Bush each had two hits, with Bush driving in a pair of runs. Will Stagner, Lucas Riddle, and Ryan Eubanks also added singles for the Wildcats, who had seven hits in the game.
Bush allowed five earned runs in five innings to take the loss.
The Trigg County JV team scored their third straight shutout win, beating HCCHS 9-0 behind Tony Bryant's pitching.
Trigg County falls to 10-11 with the loss. The Wildcats will travel to Crittenden County (14-8) for a 5pm game today. Both teams are 4-1 in district play, and today's winner will be the top seed in the Fifth District Tournament. Trigg County beat the Rockets 7-2 on April 23.
There have been some changes made to this week's TCHS baseball schedule.
Tuesday, Trigg County will travel to Crittenden County to play the Rockets in a 5pm contest. The Wildcats were originally scheduled to play Madisonville, but they were dropped so that Trigg and Crittenden could get their final district game played. The winner of the game will be the #1 seed in the 5th District Tournament.
The game with Madisonville will not be rescheduled.
Wednesday's game with Fort Campbell has also been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
Thursday, Trigg County was scheduled to host Hopkinsville. That game will now be played at Hopkinsville at 5:30pm. Hopkinsville will now come to Trigg County on May 17, giving the Wildcats two home games to close the season.
The Kentucky New Era reported on their web site Monday that Hopkinsville coach Scott Marks had been suspended from coaching for the remainder of the season for inappropriate language directed toward his players.
Friday's game with Dawson Springs remains unchanged.