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May 24, 2018

LMS Girls soccer team 2018 - Pictured back row left to right; Cameron Hovis, Camran Diamond, Brylee Blair, Callie Robertson, Kaison Ward, Alyssa Moore, Saibra Moore, Alyssa Howard & Paylin Meek. Front row left to right; Maggie Johnson, Ashlynn Elliott, Jasmine Justice, LayLen Bentley, Emersyn Elliott & Casey Hovis. photo submitted by Kathy WebbLMS Girls soccer team 2018 - Pictured back row left to right; Cameron Hovis, Camran Diamond, Brylee Blair, Callie Robertson, Kaison Ward, Alyssa Moore, Saibra Moore, Alyssa Howard & Paylin Meek. Front row left to right; Maggie Johnson, Ashlynn Elliott, Jasmine Justice, LayLen Bentley, Emersyn Elliott & Casey Hovis. photo submitted by Kathy Webb

The Lawrence County Middle School Lady Dawgs finished their 2018 season as East Kentucky Conference District Runner Ups, with an overall season record of 12-2-1. Both losses were in tough fought games against Martin County Middle School, where the games went into double overtime, and the first into a penalty kick shootout.

The season opened with back to back wins against Ashland Middle (1-0) and East Carter (3-0). When the team traveled to Martin County in the pouring rain, they were up 1-0 with 8 minutes left in the game, when Martin County scored and tied the game. After two overtimes and a penalty kick shootout, LC fell short 1-2.

Ready to regain momentum, these 16 talented young ladies, put another three straight wins in the record book (@ Boyd Co. 4-0, Johnson Central 4-0, @ East Carter 3-0). When they met Ashland Middle at AK Park they got their one tie of the season (0-0).

Working hard to prepare for District play, the team pulled out five straight wins to end their regular season (Martin Co. 2-0, @ Johnson Central 3-0, @ Russell 4-2, Paintsville 3-2, Boyd Co. 10-0).

District play began with a win against Boyd County (9-0), followed by a semi-final win against East Carter (4-1) placing the team in the championship game facing Martin County once again for the season.

At the end of regular time, the game was tied 1-1 where it remained at the end of the first overtime period, during the second overtime Martin County scored a "golden goal" to win, making LC the EKC District Runner Ups.

A season recap shows the team scoring 52 goals, while allowing only 8 to be scored on them, and had 10 shutouts (opponents scoreless).

New 6th grade goalkeeper, Kaison Ward had a total of 8 1/2 games reported as shutouts, while backup keeper/8th grade captain Camran Diamond stepped up to fill in and recorded 1 1/2 shutouts herself.

Ten different players scored throughout the season, exercising the philosophy "we before me." Scoring was reported as follows:

Emersyn Elliott 12 goals (4 assists), Alyssa Moore 7 goals (3 assists), Alyssa "Little A" Howard 7 goals (2 assists), Brylee Blair 6 goals (10 assists), Ashlynn Elliott 6 goals (10 assists), Jasmine Justice 5 goals (5 assists), Casey Hovis 4 goals (1 assist), Paylin Meek 2 goals (3 assists), Cameron Hovis 1 goal (1 assist) and Saibra Moore 1 goal. Chloe Vinson had several shots that just didn't fall and Callie Robertson was out all season with an injury.

Hats off to the stellar defense, that helped the goalkeeper hold opponents to only 8 goals the entire season: Maggie Johnson, LayLen Bentley, Cameron Hovis, Saibra Moore and Camran Diamond.

 

By Kathy Webb

 

May 23, 2018

THREE LC PITCHERS COMBINE FOR PERFECT GAME IN DISTRICT FINAL

LANGLEY, KY. -- Three Lawrence Co. hurlers combined for a five inning perfect game and Jarrett Fairchild hit a three run homer in the first inning as the Bulldogs took care of Betsy Layne 13-0 to win the 58th District Championship Tuesday at Floyd Central.

58th District Champion Bulldogs

2018 District Baseball Champs2018 District Baseball Champs

With the victory Lawrence Co. ( 30-7 ) won its fourth consecutive District Championship after winning the 60th the three previous years.

The Dawgs have won District titles in the 57th, 58th, 60th, and 64th.

CJ Fairchild was electric for three innings in the District title game. CJ Fairchild was electric for three innings in the District title game. CJ Fairchild started on the mound and was electric for three innings as he struck out seven of nine batters faced.

Tyler Maynard pitched the fourth, striking out two and Brad Parks finished it off by striking out all three batters he faced in the fifth inning.

Jarrett Fairchild went 2-2 with a home run, double, scored twice and knocked in five runs to lead the offense.

CJ Fairchild had 1 hit and 2 RBIs, Jackson Feltner had 2 RBIs, Kade Sword doubled, and scored.

Austin Roe, Tyler Maynard, and Jacob Fletcher had 1 RBI each, Peyton Cyrus singled and scored twice, and Brad Parks scored twice.

2018 58th All District team L to R - Jackson Feltner, Tyler Maynard, Peyton Cyrus, Bryce Blevins, Austin Roe, Jarrett Fairchild, Brad Parks.2018 58th All District team L to R - Jackson Feltner, Tyler Maynard, Peyton Cyrus, Bryce Blevins, Austin Roe, Jarrett Fairchild, Brad Parks.

Lawrence Co. and Betsy Layne will both advance to the 15th Region tournament next week at Johnson Central.

2018 58th MVP Peyton Cyrus
2018 58th MVP Peyton Cyrus2018 58th MVP Peyton Cyrus


Lawrence Co. Senior Jarrett Fairchild

PLAYER'S COMMENTS

“... Feels good to get another District Championship. We know every day that we have to come out and play ball, we don’t Jarrett Fairchild has been "feasting" on pitching this year as he shows rounding third last night...Lazer photos by Bo BrumfieldJarrett Fairchild has been "feasting" on pitching this year as he shows rounding third last night...Lazer photos by Bo Brumfieldunderestimate anyone. It felt real good my first swing, I come out every at bat and take it personal that any team can be beat in the game of baseball. You have to play your hardest every time out. CJ came out to play football my senior year and got hurt so I wanted to play this year for not only him, but for Dakota, Peyton and Brad along with my Dad and the rest of my family. It’s been a fun ride. CJ was awesome on the mound tonight he did what he needed to and came out on fire it was great to see.”

 

Lawrence Co. Sophomore CJ Fairchild

PLAYER'S COMMENTS

“... Big situation for Jarrett to come through in the first inning, he has been swinging a hot bat the last couple weeks and has come through with a big hit when we have needed him.”

“... I love playing with not only Jarrett but Peyton, Dakota, and Brad I have always played with those guys growing up on travel ball teams and it’s been a blast so far. It’s really been a blessing playing with those guys all these years. Postseason baseball is different. I got such an adrenaline rush tonight and it makes me throw so much better. I was amped up tonight for sure. I love competing for championships and I’m glad Coach Feltner and Coach Blevins have faith in me.”

 

May 23, 2018

WILL PLAY FOR ANOTHER DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP

LANGLEY, KY. -- Lawrence Co. senior Ciana Bowen and sophomore Mackenzie Methax both hit grand slam home runs as the Lady Bulldogs (25-8) cruised past Betsy Layne 15-0 in three innings Tuesday in the first round of the 58th District softball tournament at Floyd Central.

#6 Ciana Bowen is all smiles as her team greets her after hitting a Grand Slam in the Lady Bulldogs District opening victory.#6 Ciana Bowen is all smiles as her team greets her after hitting a Grand Slam in the Lady Bulldogs District opening victory.

The Lady Dawgs scored four runs in the first, eight runs in the second and three runs in the third to finish the mercy shortened win.

Bowen threw another shutout in the circle as Lawrence Co. advanced to the District title game for the fourth consecutive season.

#24 Mackenzie Methax hit a second inning Grand Slam as the Lady Dawgs prevailed in the 58th District opener.#24 Mackenzie Methax hit a second inning Grand Slam as the Lady Dawgs prevailed in the 58th District opener.Ashley Hayes had two hits and 1 RBI, Emily Burke had a 2 RBI single, Abby Fletcher doubled, Amber Triplett singled.

Lawrence Co. will face Floyd Central ( 12-19 ) for the 58th District Championship on Thursday night at 7:00 after the Lady Jaguars beat Prestonsburg 17-6 in the second game on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Co. Senior Ciana Bowen

CAPTAIN'S COMMENTS

“... That was a big win for us. Everyone did their job and hit the ball well. I’m ready to accomplish one of our goals we made before season started and bring another district championship back to Lawrence County. From here on out we play one game at a time.”

 

 

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