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12 -September 05, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook I Photo submitted The Labor Day Weekend was an exciting one for the Mike Swartz Racing Team. On Friday the team trav- eled to 191 Speedway for the Swift Silver 40 that paid $4500 to win. Derek set 3rd Quick Time in Qualifying and ran 2ndin the 6 Quick Dash Race which would start him on the outside front row of the Feature event. When the green flag flew the Swartz Construction and Tree Rental #38 took the lead and never looked back leading a 40 laps of the event and capturing the $4500 pay day. The next event was on Sunday, also at 191 Speedway. It was the 3rd Annual Wince Mayabb Memorial Race paying $4000 to win. The team had their sights on winning the event a second time. They won the 1st Annual Wince Mayabb Memorial in 2011. Derek set fast time in qualifying and won the Quick 6 Dash, put- ting him on the pole for the feature event. When they took the green flag, Derek would again take the lead and set a blazing pace, pulling away from the field for the first 32 laps of the event until a lapped car spun in front of the leader, colliding with the #38 car and giving him a flat tire. The Mike Swartz Racing Team worked hard and fast to pull the damage away from the tire while putting different tires on. Derek rejoined the field at the tail end and started picking cars off one at a time. When the checked flag flew, the team had to settle for a 4th place finish. The Bath County Lady Cats posted their third win in the 2013 season on Thursday, defeating host Berea 3-0. Bath County rolled in each of the first I 10th Region All "A" Clas- sic runner-up, Robertson County edged the Lady Cats 17-25, 25-21, 25-10, 23-25, 15-12. Bath County is sched- By Arlen McNabb, Bath County Athletic Director Labor Day, the unoffi- cial end of summer, has ]come and gone. With it, thoughts can turn to au- tumn, falling leaves and cooler temperatures. Not only does Labor Day mark the end of summer, but it also means that our students enjoyed their first holiday of the school year. One can safely say, that many have already marked their calendars for the next one. Friday night was the first home football game of the 2013 season. A good crowd was on hand to watch the Bath Coun- ty Wildcats take on the West Carter Comets in an attempt to win their first game of the year. The 'Cats looked good on their first possession, marching down the field at a steady clip. Curren Shrout powered in from the nine yard line for the first score and the 'Cats led 7-0. The Com- ets matched the score on their first possession and the crowd settled in for a good contest between two evenly matched teams. Brandon Price displayed his athletic abil- ity, scoring the next two touchdowns for the Wild- cats. His first score of the game came from a thirty yard pass from DeKeiton Young. He took the hand- off from DeKeiton Young for a long score of 52 yards, giving the 'Cats a 19-13 lead. The 'Cats trailed at the half, which, due to a thirty-minute power outage, was much longer than anticipated. At one point in the second two sets and held off uled to host Fleming half, the Wildcats found h estfln g ,, .County .Thursday: all themselves trailing 39-19. the-third ddecisivel: lt. 7:30 p.m. The remainedl By necessity, the 'Cats The Lady Cats won 25-8, 25-11, 25-19 in the non- district contest. Bath County returned to the win column follow- ing a loss to St. Patrick one week earlier. The Lady Cats hadn't played since hosting St. Patrick on Aug. 3. Bath County opened the season with three straight home games. Bath County compiled a 2-1 record over the three-game stretch. The Lady Cats, under the guidance of head coach Jeremey Booher, opened their latest cam- paign with back-to-back wins over Bourbon Coun- ty and Nicholas County. After recording the shutout win over Berea, Bath County dropped a non-district match to Robertson County on Tuesday (Sept. 3). Rob- ertson County edged the Lady Cats 3-2. This year's of the Bath County vol- leyball team's regular- season schedule will feature matches with Fleming County, Au- gusta, Nicholas County, Bourbon County, Mor- gan County, Rowan County, Union County, Todd County Central, Muhlenberg County, St. Patrick. West Carter, Hazard, Powell County, Rose Hill Christian, Les- lie County, Middlesboro, Whitley County, Flem- ing County, East Carter, Boyd County and Mason County. The Lady Cats will travel to Union County to compete in the River View Classic on Sept. 14. After hosting the Citizens Bank Volleyball Throwdown on Sept. 21, one week later, Bath County will venture to Whitley County for the Lady Colonel First Prior- ity Tournament. went to the air and the Comets had no answer. Another Brandon Price receiving touchdown helped the cause, pulling the 'Cats to within 14 at 39-25. Another Young to Price passing score made it a one possession game, 39-32. However, the Com- ets rebounded with a sus- tained drive of their own that resulted in another TD and a 45-32 lead. With only six minutes remain- ing. Bath CountyBs Bran- don Price would score on a six yard run to make it a one possession game. A defensive stop gave the ball back to the 'Cats with 2:29 remaining. Be- hind DeKeiton Young's passing arm, the Cats marched down the field to the Comet 25 yard line. A short pass set up the 'Cats on the 19 with ten seconds remaining. On the last play of regula- tion, rolling right, Young heaved the ball to the corner of the end zone, where Taborn Kissick, Athletic N showing good concen- tration, came down with a one-handed grab to tie the score at 45. The extra- point was missed and the two teams went into over- time. In high school football, both teams get posses- sion at the other team's ten yard line. The fCats won the toss and elected to go first. Fittingly, the 'Cats last score mirrored their first; Curren Shrout powered the ball in from the three and the fCats led for the first time since the first quarter. The coaching staff decided to give the ball to Curren for the two-point conver- sion and the senior run- ning back did not disap- point, bowling over two Comet defenders to give the Wildcats a 53-45 lead. The defense prevented the Comets from scoring and the team celebrated its first victory of the 2013 campaign with a thrilling come from behind win. For the night, Brandon Price had five (3 receiv- ing, 2 rushing) touch- downs and DeKeiton Young had four passing TDs. The Wildcats will travel to Lewis County on Friday night to battle the Lions. The football team was not the only team that picked up its first victory this week. The Wildcat soccer team defeated Maysville St. Patrick on Monday by a score of 9-0. Elon Bartley would score the first goal and the rout was on. A goal from Zack Horton was quickly fol- lowed by Justin Rawlings' first goal of the game. Eli Hubbard and Jarrod Henderson would also score to give the 'Cats a 5-0 at the half. In the second half, Justin Rawl- ings would score three times to give him four for the game. Caden Messer would also get in on the scoring frenzy and Jakob White recorded a shut- out in the goal. The 'Cats next victory would not be nearly as easy. Menifee came to Owingsville on Wednes- day for a G/B double- header. The LadyCats played well, but could not score and lost a tough game, 1-0. The Wildcats found themselves trail- ing 1-0 at the half, but scored late in the second half to force overtime. In the second OT period, Zack Horton was tripped in the box, setting up a Caden Messer penalty kick. Caden's kick to the lower right corner was good and the vCats had their second victory of the season. With the win, the team goes to 1-0 in district play. In addition tO their 1-0 loss to Menffee County, the LadyCats lost to Paris and Boyd County. With their three losses this week, the LadyCat soccer team is still searching for their first victory. The LadyCat volleyball team only had one game last week, traveling to Berea on Thursday. The LadyCats defeated the Lady Pirates 3-0 by set scores of 25-8, 25-11 and 25-19. With the win, the team improves to 3-1 on the season. The LadyCats will host Robertson County on Tuesday before tangling with the Lady Panthers from Fleming County at home on Thursday in a 61st District showdown. The cross-country team began their season this past week and' ran in two meets. On Tuesday, the teams participated in the Fairview Early Sea- son Showcase. Three var- sity 'Cats, Carrie Staviski (gth), Dale Curtis (16th) and Logan McNabb (19th) won medals in their respective runs. The Wildcats finished 8th in the 12 team field; while the LadyCats finished 6th. On Thursday, the pro- grams hosted their own Bath County Invitational. In the meffs varsity run, the Wildcats finished second to Montgomery County by a score of 30- 28. Running strong, Dale Curtis finished first indi- vidually in a time of 19:08. Logan McNabb finished second in the field, com- pleting the course in 19:52. Kevin Jones (8th), Travis Woodard (13th), Robert Davenport (18th) and Billy Hedges (23rd) also ran well for Coach Tolle's Wildcats. In the women's varsity run, Alex Emmons finished 10th and Gwen Conley, 24th. Several young run- ners, including some varsity LadyCats, ran in the 1600 and 3K races. Carrie Staviski (13:27) and MaKenzie Snedegar (13:56) finished first and second respectively in the 3K race. Kyla Copher, Jenna Copher, Margaret Hughes, Shelby Hedges and Krisfin Anderson also ran for the 'Cats, who finished first in the team portion. In the 1600 elementary school run, Caroline Whitt fin- ished third, while Kay- lee Staviski finished 9th. Isabella Hughes, Jaycie Bussell Abigail Roberson, Rebecca Hill and Karson Tolle also completed the course. For the Wildcats, Hunt- er Middelton won the 1600 in 6:53, while Tay- lor Purvis finished fifth (7:38). James Overholser and Caleb Bowen com- peted in the 3K, finishing 8th and 12th respectively. In girls' golf action, Kayla Helton and Britta- ny McClain shot a 68 and 90 at Old Silo on August 26th. The team will have a match at Carrington on Wednesday. In BCMS sports, it was a great week for the Lady- Cat basketball program. On Tuesday, the 'Cats defeated Elliot County by scores of 38-2 and 53-1. Scoring for the 7th grade team was as follows: Jas- mine Flowers- 13, Abby Henderson- 6, Kenne- dy Thomas-6, Morgan McNabb- 4, McKenna Moore- 3, Kylen Messer- 2, Brynn Collinsworth- 2, Rhianna Carpenter- 2. KiKi Howard led the team with 7 rebounds. In the 8th grade game. Bath was led by Jasmine Flowers with 14 points; McKenna Moore and Paige Faudere contrib- uted 9 points each. Cailyn Oldfield led the team with 7 steals and Darby Fraley led the team with7 re- bounds. On Thursday, the La- dyCats traveled to More- head to take on Rowan County in three games and picked up two big wins for the program. In the first of the'three games, the 6th ade played well in a losing effort. Morgan McNabb led the team with six points. In the seventh grade game, Jasmine Flowers scored and McKenna Moore scored 16 in a 44-38 victory. The eighth grade team won by a score of 30-26. The team will be in action to- morrow when they host Lewis County. In MS football action, Morgan County came to Owinsviille on Thursday for two football games. After failing behind in the first quarter, the sev- enth grade team rallied to a 32-8 victory. Landan Swartz put the 'Cats on the board in the second quarter. Lane Rogers connected with Jake Por- ter on the two-point con- version to tie the score at 8. Landan Swartz took the opening kick of the second half in for a score. When Lane Rogers hit Hunter Kissick for the conversion, Bath was on top 16-8. David Lewis (Swartz conversion) and Landan (Rogers' conver- sion) ran for TDs in the fourth quarter to com- plete the scoring for the PCats. The win runs the 7th grade win streak to three in a row. The 8th grade played well again, losing by a fi- nal score of 16-8. A busy week in sports has passed, but memo- ries have been made to last a lifetime. This week, without a doubt, more memories will be made. I hope that you find time to come out and sllare in our athletesw accomplish- ments. 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