Costly Penalties On Indians Allow Cats Late Game Opportunities
Edmonson Voice Sports, WildcatsLive Report:
Edmonson County pulled off a thrilling win over the Adair County Indians in overtime last night in Brownsville in a big district match up, thanks to a couple of Indian penalties and some Wildcats heroics.
The Cats and Indians were all tied up at the end of regulation 14-14 after Adair County was able to make their way into the end zone when junior quarterback Aaron Peck scored on a three-yard QB keeper with 4:39 left to go in the game.
Adair County won the overtime coin toss and took possession on the ten-yard line with first and goal where the Indians were able to squeeze through the Wildcat defense for another touchdown; however, a huge miss on the extra point attempt allowed a better opportunity for the Wildcats on their next possession. Adair took a 20-14 lead.
Edmonson County then took over at the 10 with first and goal. Senior Jonathan Hollis carried for three yards on the first play of the series. Sophomore quarterback Jon Smith ran the ball himself on second down for no gain, then again on third down for another yard. This set the Wildcats up for fourth down with 6 yards to go in overtime but a false start against the Cats moved them back 5 yards to make it 4th down and 11 yards to go.
Smith threw to the end zone but Adair was called for a holding penalty. After the play, another penalty was assessed to the Adair head coach for unsportsmanlike conduct in what appeared to be a reaction to the first penalty.
This gave the Wildcats one more opportunity to get in the end zone as they were able to move up to the 2 yard line. Smith ran the ball himself as he squeezed over the goal line for a touchdown and Edmonson County tied the game at 20-20.
After an Adair County timeout, it was sophomore Wildcat kicker Clay Walden who booted the ball through the uprights for the extra point, which gave the Wildcats the 21-20 district win.
"It was a great win for us here tonight with this district win," said Wildcat head coach Nathan Smith. "Most years, one district win will get you into the playoffs in a five-team district like we're in, so we're in a really good spot. We just can't come out and lay any eggs in the next couple of games. We've got a really good Hart County team coming up after fall break, a good Larue County team, and then Barren County, who's always really competitive with us. We've still got a lot of football to play, but I told the boys that I didn't want to see them for the next 7 to 10 days. I told them I didn't even want them to go to Cee Bee because I didn't want to run into them there, because we all need a break from each other." he said with a laugh.
Emotions were high even before the game, but on a different level. The Wildcats suffered a family loss earlier in the week as sophomore lineman Jace Conder lost his mother, Amy Lindsey Conder (41) unexpectedly a few days ago. The team rallied around Conder and his family, much like the volleyball team did with Jace's sister, Madalyn, who is a sophomore hitter for the Lady Cats. A moment of silence was held in Conder's memory in the pregame activities.
The Wildcats are now 4-3 on the season and will take on Hart County (4-3) on the road after fall break.
Edmonson Notches Win At Dig Pink Cancer Benefit Game
There was plenty to celebrate last night at ECHS as the Lady Cats defeated Hart County in three sets after facing a deficit most of the final set. It was also the annual "Dig Pink" cancer benefit event hosted by the team that helps out a local family each year affected by cancer.
The Lady Cats got off to a solid start in set one as they went up 4-0. Hart County responded by scoring four unanswered points to tie. The set went back-and-forth until Edmonson County went on a 5-point run to force a Hart County timeout at 18-13. The Lady Cats took set one from the Lady Raiders 25-17.
Set two began with each team exchanging points until Edmonson County built an 11-7 lead but that was quickly erased when Hart County battled back with 5-point run that forced a Lady Cat timeout. That sequence was basically copied and pasted as EC went ahead 20-16, but Hart County tied the score at 20, which forced another Edmonson timeout.
The Lady Raiders finished out set two on a 9-2 run (25-22) to even the game at 1-1.
The intensity was raised in set three as each team battled but the momentum shifted towards Hart County and they were able to go ahead 16-10, which was the largest lead of the entire game. Edmonson County chipped away at the lead despite numerous two-hit penalties and a couple of net violations against the Lady Cats to tie the score at 21 in front of a very loud home crowd.
Edmonson County was able to end the set (25-22) on a 4-1 run, capped off by an out-of-bounds error on Hart County for a 2-1 win.
Coach Bridgett Poteet said she was proud of the strong finish from the Lady Cats.
"We've seen this so many times," she said. "It comes down to the end of the set and we don't seem to be able to finish. They hung in there until the end and they didn't give up. It's a really good win for us on a special night."
The team was able to raise a record amount for the annual event that went to the family of Amy (Bo) Lindsey Logsdon, who is currently battling cancer. Multiple efforts took place throughout the game, including one where booster parent and line judge volunteer Trisha Woodcock agreed to work in bright high heels if an extra $200 was raised in one of the donation boxes. During the game, she said she would also wear a pink tutu if another $100 was added, which happened as soon as the offer was announced.
The win on the final regular season game of the year moved Edmonson County to 8-19 on the year. They will host the District 12 Tournament at home beginning Monday, October 8th against Grayson County. A win will allow their season to continue and a spot in the Region 3 Tournament. A loss will end the 2018 season.
The District 12 Championship game is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th at ECHS.
Come be part of the final regular home game of the season for the Edmonson County Lady Cats as they host Hart County in the annual "Dig Pink" cancer benefit.
This year's event is dedicated to Amy Lindsey Logsdon, a 1995 graduate of ECHS who is currently battling cancer.
There will be a silent auction with multiple items available like Tennessee Titans and WKU football tickets, Myrtle Beach vacation for fall break 2018, and much more. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Logsdon family. WUHU 107.1 will also be there.
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Sixty-six of the best horseshoe pitchers in the state assembled at the Chalybeate Sports Complex on September 1st and 2nd to battle it out for the title of “State Champion”. After the dust settled, several local area pitchers fared very well in the event.
Edmonson County native, Charlie Meredith captured his 11th Men’s Kentucky State horseshoe pitching title, which currently stands as a record number of titles). He faced a tough, up and coming contender, Ben Webb (Brownsville), in a final playoff game. Meredith was victorious 40-21.
Sarah Neagle (Smiths Grove, KY) won the Girls Division, earning her 2nd state title while Seth O’nan (Pleasureville, KY) took home his 2nd Boys championship. Laurie Lampkin (Bardstown, KY) won the Women’s Division after edging out 2nd place finisher, Karen Meredith (Bowling Green, KY), 40-37 in a tight playoff game.
Edmonson County Horseshoe Pitchers Association member, Bob Hudnall (Lewisburg, KY) went undefeated to win the Elder Men’s Division championship while pitching a 74% ringer percentage.
Other notable achievements for Edmonson County Horseshoe Pitcher club members included:
John Neagle (Smiths Grove) – 1st place, Men’s Class B
A.B. Webb (Brownsville) - 1st place, Men’s Class D
Deronda Lindsey (Scottsville) – 1st place Women’s Class B
The Edmonson County Horseshoe Pitchers Association would like to thank everyone for all of their support in making this a successful tournament.
"A special thanks goes out to Jimmy Adwell for all of the charitable work he put in at the courts in Chalybeate," said the ECHPA in a statement. "He, along with club and community support, has made the Chalybeate pitching facility the best in the state. Everyone is always welcome to come out and pitch anytime and to pitch in the league on Thursday nights at 6:30pm."
BOWLING GREEN, KY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods won their first ever Midwest League Championship, defeating the Peoria Chiefs tonight by a score of 7-2. Bowling Green won the best-of-five series three games to one.
The Hot Rods jumped on Peoria and their starter- RHP Angel Rondon- in the first inning. 2B Vidal Brujan led off with a walk. RF Moises Gomez then followed with a line drive double to straightaway center, scoring Brujan from first, making it 1-0 Hot Rods.
Bowling Green blew the game open in the second, scoring five runs- their largest offensive inning of the postseason. They took advantage of two Peoria errors and sent nine batters to the plate. The inning was highlighted by RBI base knocks from Brujan, SS Taylor Walls, and LF Jim Haley, and it was 6-0 Hot Rods.
DH Trey Hair led off the bottom of the third inning with a line drive home run to right field, making it 7-0 Bowling Green.
Peoria scored twice in the top of the sixth on a two-run double from C Dennis Ortega, but Bowling Green still led 7-2.
RHPs Tyler Day, Jhonleider Salinas, and Matt Seelinger closed out the game, combining for three innings of relief.
RHP Paul Campbell earned the win, throwing six innings. He allowed just five hits and two runs, walking one and striking out four.
LHP Resly Linares was named Playoff MVP.
The Championship is the first for Bowling Green in franchise history. 2018 was their ninth in the Midwest League. The Hot Rods are the third Tampa Bay affiliate to win a League Championship in 2018, joining the Dominican Summer League Rays and the Durham Bulls. The Hot Rods finish the postseason with a 7-1 record.
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Wildcat offense took more than three quarters to get going tonight, but all is well that ends well, especially when that's at the 2018 homecoming game.
After trailing the entire game, Edmonson County was finally able to take the lead from Metcalfe County with 9:27 left in the ballgame at 7-6, following the extra point after Matt Shaw's 10-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Jon Smith.
The Hornets got on the scoreboard first as they got into the end zone with 2:57 left in the first quarter on Gabe Zumehlry's 5-yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good and Metcalfe took a 6-0 lead.
A second quarter filled with penalties for both teams left some pretty quiet football for the next quarter and Edmonson County trailed 6-0 at the half.
No one scored again until the Cats finally got on the board in the 4th.
Edmonson County took the lead for good with 3:37 left in the ballgame as Jonathan Hollis ran the ball in on a 4-yard run for a touchdown. The extra point was no good, but it was enough for a win and a final score of 13-6.
Edmonson County was able to keep the Hornets out of the end zone with three different interceptions as the game was winding down.
Edmonson County tallied 50 rushes for a total of 166 yards. They connected on 7 out of 11 pass attempts for 85 passing yards, compared to Metcalfe's 139 rushing yards and 5 for 14 pass attempts for 49 total passing yards, which included three interceptions.
Coach Nathan Smith said that some adjustments were discussed at the half and the Wildcats were able to execute better in the latter part of the game.
"We had a nice, spirited halftime talk in there, and our defense came out and played great," he said. "I'm really proud of the way we were able to put drives together without penalties and move the ball down the field. That's big for us right there."
Edmonson County improves to 3-2 on the season and is scheduled to travel to Elizabethtown next Friday.
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The 2018 ECHS Football homecoming was held on Friday, September 14th at Wildcat Stadium before the EC - Metcalfe County game, where the Cats won, 13-6.
Senior Hannah Meredith was crowned queen by last year's winner, Miss Peyton Martin.
Junior Princess was Alex-Shae Horn, Sophomore Princess was Lilli Minton, and the Freshman Princess was Caroline Parsley.
Sixteen girls and their escorts participated in the event, plus Kyrock attendants Hadley Garmon, escorted by Lance Lindsey, and Deliah Billhartz, escorted by Gavin Creek.
Four Seniors Celebrate With Families
Alyssa Doyle, ceremony photos:
It was a bittersweet night for four Lady Cat senior volleyball players tonight at ECHS as they fell to Butler County in three sets (26-24, 25-18, 25-21); however, they were able to celebrate with their families in front of the home crowd.
Ashton Blevins, Madison Doyle, Graci Walden, and Karissa Waldrop stood with their respective families prior to the district match up against the Lady Bears while flowers and medallions were exchanged between players and parents.
Edmonson County is now 4-15 on the season. They are scheduled to host Grayson County at home next Thursday at 5:30pm.
Lady Cats Take Care of Lady Dragons With Big Final Set
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Edmonson County bounced back from Saturday's loss at the All A Region 3 tournament with a big win over Warren Central in two sets tonight at ECHS.
The Lady Cats played much more relaxed against the Lady Dragons, and as a result, committed fewer errors than most games this season. EC was able to take advantage of several Central miscues which allowed the Lady Cats to keep the lead for the entire set.
Central cut Edmonson's lead to 14-13 but four straight Lady Cat points forced a WC timeout at 17-13. Edmonson County went on to win set one 25-17.
Set two was dominated by the Lady Cats as they jumped out to a 9-1 lead. They piled it on and extended the lead to 18-2 and Central was unable to manufacture any more offense and the Lady Cats went on to win set two 25-4, and the game 2-0.
Edmonson County is now 4-14 on the season. They are scheduled to take on Butler County at home on Thursday, September 13th at 5:30pm, which will be senior night. Festivities will take place between the JV and Varsity games.
Game three set for Saturday night at Bowling Green Ballpark
BOWLING GREEN, KY – The Bowling Green Hot Rods announced today the schedule for the Midwest League Championship Series, as well as ticket information and concessions specials for the games that will be played at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods will take on the Peoria Chiefs in the Championship Series, a best three-out-of-five matchup.
The series opens on Wednesday and Thursday for Games One and Two at Peoria’s Dozer Park. Fans unable to make the game can listen to the game on Willie 107.9FM/1340AM and BGHotRods.com beginning at 6:15pm both nights.
The series shifts to Bowling Green on Saturday for Game Three. First pitch is set for 6:35pm at Bowling Green Ballpark. Tickets are just $8 for anywhere in the seating bowl, and $16 for club level tickets. Groups of 15 or more will receive a $5 ticket. Suites are available for $225, and include 18 tickets. For more information, call the Hot Rods Sales team at 270-901-2121.
The Hot Rods will also have concessions specials available while supplies last. There will be $1 popcorn, $1 and $2 beer specials, $2 Wings specials, a $3 Hot Dog combo, $3 well drinks, $4 any draft beer and a $4 Chicken Tender Basket.
“We are tremendously excited to bring championship baseball to downtown Bowling Green,” said Hot Rods General Manager/COO Eric C. Leach. “To finish our 10th season in town with a chance at a championship is thrilling for our staff, our players and coaches, and our faithful fans. We need everyone to come out and support our team in their run for the Midwest League Championship. Help us pack the park!”
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Trinity Lady Raiders were too much for Edmonson County today at the All A Region 3 Tournament, hosted at ECHS.
The six-team event began this morning with Owensboro Catholic defeating Hancock County in two sets. The Lady Cats faced Trinity immediately following.
The first set started with each team being aggressive at the net with hard hits and effective blocks. After a 3-3 tie, Trinity put together an 8-3 run that forced a Lady Cat timeout.
Another run by the Lady Raiders extended their lead to 21-10. The Lady Cats were unable to stop Trinity as they dropped the first set 25-15.
Trinity kept the momentum rolling in set two as they got out to a 4-1 lead. Three straight by the Lady Cats tied the score at 4-all. The Lady Raiders pushed forward on a run that was capped off with a 5-1 streak that forced an Edmonson timeout at 18-11.
The Lady Cats scored first out of the timeout but Trinity was able to finish on a 7-3 run, taking the set 25-15, and the game, 2-0.
Edmonson County is now 3-13 on the season. They are scheduled to take on Warren Central at home on Monday, September 10th at 5:30 pm for a JV-Varsity-Freshman game.
Wildcats Fall To Raiders 42-14
It was a rough night for the Wildcats as they fell 42-14 to Warren East on Friday night, September 7th. Our WildcatsLive broadcasting crew was there to bring you both the audio and video feeds.
You can watch the game in it's entirety below: