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July 26, 2018

Bill JacksonBill JacksonEAGLE RIDGE GOLF LEAGUE NEWS

Tuesday night was a great night for golf. But as usual, the front 9 managed to increase THE SCORING.

 

Golf is a peculiar game. The great Bobby Jones compared it to life when he stated: “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots, but you have to play the ball where it lies.” The famed humorist, lecturer, and writer, Samuel Clements, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, defined golf as a “good walk spoiled.” For me, a bad day at the golf course is better than a good day at work.

It appears to the reader who has not played Eagle Ridge that I talk about the difficulty and difference in scoring on the front 9 and the back 9. There is a natural reason for this. 5 or arguably 6 of the hardest holes on the golf course are on the front 9. Interestingly, the back 9 has the greatest length, yet it is not the length that makes the front 9 so tricky, it is the accuracy demanded of every shot. There are no bailout positions on the holes, and a miss is quite penal. But it remains the most beautiful course I have ever played. It is like spending an afternoon in a game preserve.

It is the nature of these holes to create high scores through the lack of anything but purely struck shots.

League Results from July 24.

It was the front 9 that was played on July 24. Troy is currently in the process of preparing and feeding barbecue to anybody that he can find. Therefore, he hasn’t had time to calculate the persons winning skins and having the fewest putts. Since I had four 3 putt greens, I do not believe I will be found in the winner's column for putting. With the data we do have, let us look at the highlights of the scoring for Tuesday.

Now for the scores and highlights for July 24.

Scores

Low Net Score (32) Ronnie Wellman

Low Gross Score (37) Troy Hughes

Ronnie Wellman

Longest Drive (#4) Ronnie Wellman

Fewest Putts unknown

Skills Competition

Longest Putt (#18) Bill England

Par 3, Closest to pin (#3) Mike “Hulk” Hogan

Par 3, Closest to pin (#17) John McDaris

Closest 2nd shot (#5) Josh Puckett

Skins unknown

Note: There was a protest filed regarding the closest 2nd shot on number 5 by Troy Hughes. Hughes’ argument was had he not hit a turkey with his 2nd shot, his ball would have been closer to the pin that Mr. Puckett’s. First, I am glad to say that the turkey survived the strike by the golf ball. However, this reporter has discovered that the offended turkey has returned to his flock and reported Mr. Hughes’ action. After the turkey committee met, a bounty has been placed on Mr. Hughes’ head, payable to the first turkey that strikes him. Meanwhile, Troy’s protest was dismissed by the league’s judicial committee.

See you on the course.

Bill Jackson

Submitted: July 26, 2018

 

 

 

 

July 26, 2018

AMERICAN LEGION STATE TOURNEY CONTINUES TONIGHT AT RANDY KEETON FIELD

LOUISA, KY -- Playing close to home for Ashland Post 76 wasn’t meant to be for the Sixers as they bowed out of the 2018 Kentucky American Legion State tournament after back to back losses Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at Randy Keeton field.

LC'S CJ Fairchild, Jackson Feltner, Tyler Maynard, AND Austin Roe all played well this summer for Ashland Post 76LC'S CJ Fairchild, Jackson Feltner, Tyler Maynard, AND Austin Roe all played well this summer for Ashland Post 76

Oldham Post 39 Aces 7 Ashland Post 76 Sixers 4

On Tuesday night it was Lawrence Co. junior to be CJ Fairchild getting the start on the mound for the Sixers but it didn’t go as planned as Post 39 Aces scored 4 times in the first two innings and then held on to advance in the winners bracket.

Tyler Maynard went 2-4 with an RBI Double and a run scored, Jackson Feltner had a single.


Shelbyville Post 37 4 Ashland Post 76 Sixers 1


On Wednesday morning in an elimination game Post 76 didn’t get much going offensively and were eliminated from the state tournament and ended the year with a 23-11 record.

Austin Roe went 2-3 at the plate, CJ Fairchild and Tyler Maynard both went 1-3 with a single each.

In other games so far in the tournament being held at Lawrence Co. high school:

*  Lyon Co. Post 68 Aces is 2-0 with wins over Shelbyville Post 37 and Owensboro Post 9 Bombers.

*  Oldham Post 68 Aces is 1-0 after beating Ashland Post 76 Sixers.

*  Owensboro Post 9 Bombers is 1-1 after eliminating Shelbyville Post 37 late Wednesday night.

 

The tournament will continue Thursday night at 5:00 with the winners bracket championship between Oldham and Lyon Co.

Owensboro will play the loser in an elimination game at 8:00 Thursday night.

Championship game is slated for 11:00 Friday morning.

 

 

July 24, 2018

19U AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT BEGINS TONIGHT IN LOUISA; FOUR BULLDOGS WILL PARTICIPATE

LOUISA, KY. -- Beginning tonight and running through Saturday Randy Keeton Field on the campus of Lawrence Co. high school will host the 2018 Kentucky American Legion 19U Baseball State Tournament with 4 Bulldogs competing for the Ashland Post 76 Sixers.

The Sixers will join 4 other post teams looking to make a trip to the Southeast regional tournament in Asheboro, North Carolina beginning August 8th.

LC players on 76ers L to R Austin Rowe, Jackson Feltner, CJ Fairchild and Tyler MaynardLC players on 76ers L to R Austin Rowe, Jackson Feltner, CJ Fairchild and Tyler Maynard

Ashland Post 76 will begin play tonight at 8:00 vs Oldham Post 39 Aces with Lawrence Co. hurler CJ Fairchild on the mound. Bulldogs Jackson Feltner will be at first base, Tyler Maynard at shortstop and Austin Rowe behind the plate.

The other teams in the State Tourney are Shelbyville Post 37, Lyon Co. Post 68 Aces, Owensboro Post 9 Bombers.

Admission for each day will be $5.00 with 12 under admitted free. Concessions will be sold during the tournament.


Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner

COACH'S COMMENTS

“...We are excited to showcase our facilities to the American Legion teams around the state and are thankful to the Ashland Post staff for taking care of our kids the past two summers. Weather permitting it should be an exciting week of baseball and hopefully our fans will come out and support the local players.”


Ashland Post 76 Head Coach Mike Delaney

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... We have played Shelbyville in a DH and split with them. I haven’t seen the other 3 teams but I expect them all to be quality clubs. We play Oldham who I haven’t seen but according to Shelbyville they are really good.”

“... (We have) Great kids and great competitors. Love them. CJ Fairchild is our shortstop and top pitcher, Jackson Feltner is our first baseman and 3 hole hitter, Austin Rowe is one of our two catchers and hits with a high average for us and Tyler Maynard is our utility guy who most likely will play shortstop when C J pitches Tuesday night. He was gone for most of June playing summer basketball so he is just now getting comfortable. Really good hitter and outstanding glove.”

“ ...It is always better to play at home . Much better to sleep in your own bed and eat mom’s cooking. We are thankful to Travis Feltner and Lawrence Co. for allowing us to host the tournament at such an outstanding facility Now let’s hope the weather cooperates.”

“... We have Garret Applegate our lead off hitter from Lewis county sets the table and is one of our arms, Cameron Marushi is our leading home run hitter this summer who is from Ashland and is our second catcher with Austin Rowe. Cameron is our clean up guy, Justin manning is one of our top arms and will most likely go in game two for us He is a senior to be at Russell. Richie Hall another senior to be at Ashland is one of our top RBI guys this summer, we also have Collier Wireman from Greenup Co.”

“... We have had a great season so far and have been competitive in every tournament we have played . Couldn’t be more proud of these young men. It is hard to play this many games all over the area from lexington to Columbus to Chillicothe. We have had a successful summer regardless of what happens this week but we are looking forward to more good things this week.”

 

Ashland Post 76 Sixers 2018 Baseball Team

SR Legion Team (19 and under)

Ashland, KY
Sponsored by
J Michael DeLaney

Team manager
Mike Delaney
Ph: (606) 922-4587

Team Roster
#1 Justin Manning
Pitcher
#2 Zachary Greene
Second Base
#4 Brandon Anders
Pitcher
#5 Austin Rowe
Catcher
#8 Scott Busch
Third Base
#9 Nicholas Eastham
Second Base
#10 Corbin Fairchild
Shortstop
#12 Jacob Cox
Right Field
#13 Devon Stevens
Shortstop
#20 Issac Jenkins
Pitcher
#21 Richard Hall
Right Field
#22 Garrett Applegate
Center Field
#23 Thomas Blevins
Pitcher
#25 Terrick Smith
Pitcher
#26 Collier Wireman
Third Base
#28 Tyler Maynard
Second Base
#35 Jackson Feltner
First Base
#41 Cameron Marushi
Catcher

 

(Thelevisalazer.com received this information this morning.)

 

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