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:i 18- November 28, 2013 Your Hometown Newspaper News Outlook -" I I i I : .................. iiii~iiii .... ~i:i'~ ~ ~i :~ i: : ~i ! iii ~ Photos by Ron Weaver Kyndall Tiller (1) spikes one during the All Star game, and Mikayla Ray (2) returns the ball to set up the offense. Both Kyndall and Mikayla played in the underclass- man 16th Region All-Star game. Bethany Bell (3) records one of her 5 blocks in the second game of the Senior 16th Region All-Star game. Bethany had another 10 blocks in game 3. I I The Bath County High School boys' basketball team is less than two weeks away from tipping off its 2013-14 season and continues to prepare for the upcoming cam- paign. "We are progressing slowly, it's a process try- ing to rebuild a program tradition," Bath County Coach Larry Tiller com- mented. "We are truly building a foundation to rebuild a tradition." Bath County will open the 2013-14 season at non-district rival Brack- en County on Dec. 3. The Wildcats are sched- uled to compete in the Bart Rison Classic (at Montgomery County), Kentucky Bank Chal- lenge (at Rowan County) and Kentucky Christian Athletic Conference Tournament (at Beth Haven) in the first half of the season as well. The month of December will offer the Wildcats plenty of tough competition. Additional early-sea- son opponents on the December portion of the Bath County basketball teamts schedule include Bourbon County, Nich- olas County, Menifee County, Riverside Chris- tian, Belfry, Burgin, Rus- sell and Williamstown. The Wildcats will get a preseason test versus Bluegrass United on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the JET2Sports Basketball Convention at Jackson City. The upcoming high school panorama will feature boys' and girls' basketball teams from throughout Eastern Kentucky. Bath County conclud- ed the 2012-13 season with an 11-20 overall re- cord. I I I Once the 2013-14 boys' high school basketball sea- son tips off, the Bath County Wildcats won't have to look too far for tough competi- tion. Bath County's district, the 61st District, boasts : i:ei iiig elJgrn- 'pion Fleming C0tttity and former multi-time cham- pion Rowan County. "I believe that our district is the toughest district in the region," Bath County Coach Larry Tiller com- mented. "Fleming County and Rowan County were in the finals last year and both have great coaching and re- ally good talent on a yearly basis. In addition, I think that Menifee County has great coaching as well - as he gets the most out of his players as shown by their nail-biting loss in the first round of the district tourna- ment, I think that we need to be more consistent but were a really tough out at the end of the season last year with the exception of Fleming County. If we keep improving everyday I think with the combination of our two or three returning vet- erans and our good young talent we can be competi- five." Fleming County is ranked first in The Cats' Pause 2013-14 Kentucky Basketball Yearbook's Pre. season 16th Region Boysw Basketball Poll. The Pan- thers, under the direction of head coach Mark Starns, captured the 16th Region rifle season and are favored to repeat as the regional champion despite senior guard Darion Burns (17.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg) being out with a torn ACL that he suffered over the summer. Healthy players back for the Panthers include long- time leaders Troy Steward, Austin Crisp and Brady Saunders. Fleming County is ranked ahead of Ashland (2), Rowan County (3), Boyd County (4), Greenup County (5), Lewis County (6), Elliott County (7), Raceland (8), East Carter (9) and Russell (10) in the preseason regional poll. It is not know when Burns will return for the Panthers. Fleming County, however, also returns lead- ing scorer and rebounder Troy Steward (18.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg), Austin Crisp (10.9 ppg) and Brady Saunders (10.8 ppg. The Panthers, who set a school record for wins last season, exited the 2012-13 campaign 28-7 following a loss to 5th Region cham- pion John Hardin in the opening round of the Boys Sweet 16 State Tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The veteran Fleming County boysf basketball team is picked to finish ahead of Rowan County (20- 14), Bath County (11-20) and Menifee County (4-24) in the 61st District. Rowan County is just one season removed from cap turing its second straight 16th Region championship. The Vikings are hopeful that senior Tyler Thacker, the team's leading scorer and son of head coach Shawn Thqicker, returns from atorn ACL suffered in March. The younger Thacker is expected to re. turn in December. After nearly knocking off 2011 state runner-up Rowan County in the 61st District Tournament last season, Menifee County is poised to make a stronger push dur- ing the 2013-14 season. Lady The Bath County Lady Cats will tip off the 2013-14 girls' high school basketball season at Lexington Chris- fian on Dec. 3. An opponent from the llth Region, Lex- ington Christian is expected to be an improved giftsT high school basketball team. The Bath County and Lexington Christian girls' basketball teams did not meet during the 2012-13 season. Veteran head coach Troy Lee Thomas and his coach- ing staff have been busy preparing Bath County for the 2013-14 season. The Lady Cats rank as one of the 16th Region's Top 5 teams. Bath County is ranked fifth in The Cats Pause 2013-14 Kentucky Basket- ball Yearbook's Preseason 16th Region Girlsv Basket- ball Poll. The Lady Cats are listed behind Lewis County (4), Boyd County (3)., East Carter (2) and reigning champion Ashland (1) in the preseason poll, which Golden Rule Vinyl tOC mining G, L aQ3, G:a0 p.m. O enault O,g HBY 14a6. was published earlier in the month. The Lady Cats are ranked ahead of Fleming County (6), Rowan County (7), Russell (8), Greenup County (9) and Raceland (10). Following a loss to Row- an County in the opening round of the 61st District Tournament, Boyd County ended the 2012-13 season 15-11. Bath County is favored to win the 61st District. How- ever, district rivals Fleming County and Rowan County follow closely behind the Pleasant View furmture Hours: Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm Closed Thursday & Sunday pleasantviewfurnitureky.com CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE 1-877-845-8408 MI Lady Cats in the Preseason Nick Cann is set to guide 16th Region G'wlsw Basket- the Lady Eagles. Returnees ball Poll. for the Lexington Chris- Lexington Christian istian girls basketball team ranked 10th in The Cats' include senior point guard Pause 2013-14 KentuckyKatelin Bundy (18 ppg) and Basketball Yearbook s Pre- senior forward Holly Huelle- season 11th Region Gh-ls' meier (13ppg, 10rpg). Basketball Poll. The Lady The December portion Eagles are listed behind of the 2013-14 schedule will Madison Central (9), Lex- ington Catholic (8), Bryan Station (7), Woodford Coun- ty (6), Paul Dunbar (5), Hen- ry Clay (4), Franklin County (3), Scott County (2) and top-ranked IMayette (1). Lexington Christian ended the 2012-13 season 14-14. First-year head coach afford the Lady Cats ad- ditional games versus Wil- liamstown, Menifee County, Nicholas County, Augusta, Rowan County, Burgin and Daviess County. 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