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Lady Rockets Still Number One

‘The Rock’ Edges Paces Creek to Remain County’s Best

In the elementary school game of the week, Coach Heather Fultz’s Goose Rock Lady Rockets narrowly edged host Paces Creek 31-27 Thursday night.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 December 2010 15:07

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Narrow Escape for Lady 'Cats

Defending Champs Down Burning Springs; Goose Rock Sweeps Indians

(Left) Hacker's Bailey Hubbard attempts a shot over Burning Springs' Hannah Reid.  (Right) Lady Bobcat Sydney Jarvis applies tenacious defense to Hacker's Lauren Smith during Tuesday night's game.

In a tightly contested encounter, the Hacker Lady Wildcats were able to escape Burning Springs with a 29-24 win over the host Lady Bobcats Tuesday night.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 15:42

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Dezarn’s Raiders Win Fourth Straight

Eighth Grade Falls to Pulaski Southern

Since dropping to visiting Wayne County on November 18, Coach Jimmy Dezarn’s seventh grade CCMS Raider basketball team has reeled off four straight wins, including three straight in the last week to improve their record to 5-1.

A combined 24 points from seventh graders Wes “Sunshine” Wolfe and Ty Lyttle propelled the Raiders to a 36-27 win over host Pulaski Southern Monday night.

Blake Smith chipped in six points, while Billy Wilson, Phillip Mitchell, and Peyton Hughes added two additional points apiece in the win.

Coach Dezarn’s squad had little trouble with visiting Middlesboro last Tuesday, jumping out to an early double-digit lead, finishing with a 54-13 victory.

Ty Lyttle paced the Raiders with 18 points, as Phillip Mitchell and Peyton Hughes recorded eight points each.  Wes Wolfe netted six points, while Blake Smith and Nathan Gray added five and four points, respectively.

Billy Wilson and Adam Smith added two additional points apiece, as Adam Holland rounded out the scoring with an additional point.

As the seventh grade Raiders extended their winning ways, Coach Denver Word’s eighth grade Raiders have struggled as of late, dropping three of their last four games.

The eighth grade squad looked to be firing on all cylinders last Tuesday against visiting Middlesboro, jumping out to a 24-5 first quarter lead.

The double-digit lead would never be erased, as the Raiders won easily 68-33.

Ryan Holland paced the way with 10 points, as Tyler “Chip” McDaniel and Travis Mills poured in nine points apiece.  Sam Carr and Jacob Lunsford each netted eight points, as Corey Robinson, Brandon Smith, and Dylan Smith added six points apiece.  Jathis Riley netted four points, while Zack Hicks tallied two additional points in the win.

The momentum diminished Monday night, as the eighth grade squad fell to host Pulaski Southern 45-36.

Pulaski Southern jumped out to a 17-9 first quarter lead, and despite better play from the Raiders in the second and third quarters, a fourth quarter rally was denied as the home team held on for a 45-36 victory.

Tyler “Chip” McDaniel had an impressive showing, scoring 27 points for Coach Word’s squad.

Travis Mills netted three points, as Sam Carr, Ryan Holland, and Zack Hicks added two additional points apiece in the loss.

The loss drops the eighth grade Raiders to 3-3 on the year.

The Raiders will be back in action Thursday, hosting Sebastian, ending the week on Monday, visiting Knox County.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 19:55


Raiders Split Series With Wayne, Lex. Catholic

After two convincing wins over visiting Hazard to open up regular season play, the Clay County Middle School Raider basketball seventh and eighth grade squads split victories this past Thursday and Friday.

The Raiders hosted Wayne County Thursday night, as the eighth grade came away with a decisive 61-35 victory over the defending state champions, while the short-handed seventh grade fell 46-39.

Following a back and forth first quarter, Coach Denver Word’s eighth grade Raiders went on a 15-2 run to end the first half with a 28-14 lead and never looked back for the 61-35 victory.

Tyler “Chip” McDaniel had a monster night offensively, pouring in a season-high 32 points on 11-14 shooting.

Sam Carr, Travis Mills, and Corey Robinson each netted six points apiece, while Austin Smith added four points.  Jaythis Riley chipped in three points, as Ryan Holland and Jacob Lunsford provided two additional points apiece in the win.  Holland also finished the game with a team-high nine rebounds and four steals.

Coach Jimmy Dezarn’s seventh grade Raider squad suffered their first loss of the season Thursday night, falling to Wayne County 46-39.

The seventh grade squad trailed by three heading into the final period, but the visiting Cardinals were able to hold off a comeback from the Raiders, outscoring Clay County 15-11 in the final quarter.

Tyler Lyttle paced the Raiders with 15 points.  Peyton Hughes poured in eight points, while Blake Smith added seven points.  Billy Wilson chipped in six points, as Phillip Mitchell recorded an additional three points in the loss.

Seventh grade Raider guard Wes Wolfe did not play in Thursday’s game.

Coach Word’s eighth grade squad felt the hangover from their decisive win Friday night, falling to sharp shooting Lexington Catholic on the road 68-50.

The Raiders trailed by only six at the half, but a 24-8 third quarter burst from Lexington Catholic proved too much to overcome, giving the eighth grade squad their first loss of the year.

Tyler “Chip” McDaniel again paced the Raiders with 24 points.  Corey Robinson poured in double-digit scoring with 10 points, while Sam Carr provided seven points.  Jacob Lunsford recorded three points, as Ryan Holland, Travis Mills, and Zack Hicks added two additional points apiece in the loss.

Coach Dezarn’s seventh grade team bounced back from Thursday’s loss in impressive fashion, downing host Lexington Catholic 63-41.

The Raiders jumped out to an early 26-2 first quarter lead, and never looked back for their second win of the year.

Tyler Lyttle led the charge with 19 points, while Phillip Mitchell recorded 12 points.

Travis Williams added 10 points, while Wes Wolfe, Peyton Hughes, and Evan Hensley netted six points apiece.  Billy Wilson rounded out the scoring with four points in the win.

Both Raider teams stand with 2-1 records on the season.

The Raiders were in action Monday night on the road, visiting Sebastian, and Tuesday night hosting Middlesboro.  Stats were not available at press time.

The Clay County Middle School will be back in action Monday, traveling to Pulaski Southern before hosting Sebastian Tuesday night.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 November 2010 14:05


Bears Have a 'Field' Day


Paces Creek sixth grader Tyler Fields poured in a game-high 21 points to lead his Paces Creek Bears past the four-time defending county champion Hacker Wildcats, 50-42, Tuesday night.
In an exciting contest, Coach James Delbert Smith’s Bears jumped out to an early 6-2 lead in the early minutes of the first quarter, but the Wildcats clawed back, tying the game at nine to end the first.
Both teams exchanged buckets to begin the second, with neither team gaining an edge over the other.
The host Wildcats looked to go ahead to end the first half after a Trevor Sams three-pointer put Hacker ahead one, with under two minutes to play.
But back-to-back buckets by Paces Creek’s dynamic duo of Fields and Will Sexton put the Bears ahead by two, 20-18, to end the half.
After a quick bucket by Fields gave the Bears a four-point edge to begin the second half, Hacker’s Dylan Hicks nailed a long-distance three, followed by a Ryan Rogers layup to give the ‘Cats the lead, 23-22.
But the momentum quickly shifted back to the Bears, as Fields poured in back-to-back buckets to turn the tide.
A Bradley May baseline jumper, followed by a huge three-point bucket by Sexton gave Paces Creek a huge momentum burst to end the third, leading 33-26 heading into the final quarter.
The host Wildcats were not to go down without a fight however, clawing back to within one behind a 10-4 run to begin the fourth, pulling within one of the Bears’ lead.
But the resilient Bears held on to their lead behind buckets from Fields and Tyler Gray.
A Trevor Sams three-pointer kept the home team alive, but Paces Creek dashed any hopes for a complete comeback, after Sexton found Fields for an old-fashioned three-point play to seal the game.
Paces Creek pivot paced the Bears with 21 points, while Will Sexton and Tyler Gray poured in 12 points apiece.  Bradley May rounded out the scoring for the Bears with a timely seven points, all in the fourth quarter.
Trevor Sams led the defending county champions with 15 points.  Dylan Hicks recorded 11, as Adam Carnahan netted seven points.  Ryan Rogers chipped in five points, as Logan Gabbard and John Morgan Sizemore added two additional points apiece in the loss.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 November 2010 19:31

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