Josh Moore

High school sports: Weekend recap

Lafayette's Daquis Sharp breaks up the pass intended for Scott County's Glenn Covington, left, at Ishmael Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Friday, September 18, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins
Lafayette's Daquis Sharp breaks up the pass intended for Scott County's Glenn Covington, left, at Ishmael Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Friday, September 18, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins Herald-Leader

Every Monday in the fall I'll recap notable events and performances that you might have missed from over the weekend. If there's something notable I missed, don't hesitate to email me at jmoore@herald-leader.com or hit me up on Twitter @HLpreps.

Football

Spencer County piled on the points against Bullitt Central in a 77-42 win over the Cougars. It also nearly rushed for state-record yardage in a single game as a team.

The Bears (5-0) ran for 737 yards, the second most in state history behind Conner's 745 as a team against Franklin County on Nov. 11, 2011. The previous second-best mark was Henderson County's 710 yards against Ohio County in 1997.

Logan Holbrook had 260 yards and five TDs for the Bears on Friday. They're off to their best start in school history since the program began in 2004.

Spencer County is averaging 456.6 rushing yards per game, a mark that would far surpass the state record held by Western's 2006 squad (408.7).

  • Louisville powerhouses Trinity and Male each shut out opponents on Friday, but the Shamrocks' was far more instructive about the current season. No. 4 Trinity handed then-No. 20 Pleasure Ridge Park its first loss, 44-0. No. 1 Male shut out winless Seneca 63-0. The Redhawks have scored only six points this year.
  • Tanner Morgan was 16-for-23 with 214 yards and three TDs as Ryle improved to 5-0 with a 52-7 win over Campbell County on Friday. The Raiders own a five-game win streak for the first time since 2010. They're off this week before hosting Clark County on Oct. 2.
  • Cooper jumped out as an early Class 6A darling after starting 2-0 against Highlands and Newport Central Catholic but has since went 1-2. Worse, it scored just seven points in the two losses against now top-five teams — 36-0 at No.5 Bryan Station and 26-7 at No. 3 Simon Kenton.
  • The Jaguars (3-2) start a three-game home stand by hosting Lexington Catholic this Friday.

  • Belfry reclaimed its position over Pikeville as the top team in Pike County, topping the Panthers 34-8 in the Battle of the Mountains on Friday night. Noah Corbett led Belfry with 63 yards and two TDs on 10 carries. Three players had double-digit tackles for the Pirates — Derek Wellman (13), Nate Sanger (11) and Chase Dove (10).
  • Owen County (1-3) earned its first win of the season, 32-14 at Pendleton County (1-3) on Friday night.
  • Leslie County remained the lone undefeated team in Class 2A with a 33-13 win over South Laurel on Friday.
  • Jaylyn Williams rushed for 344 yards and five TDs in Perry County Central's 63-35 win over Breathitt County. The senior has rushed for over 1,200 yards through five games.
  • How about this show of class by Coach James Webb and the North Hardin football team? They honored fallen Trooper Joseph Ponder with a graphic on the field.
  • Girls' soccer

    Sacred Heart claimed the Lady Knights Challenge Cup championship at Lexington Catholic on Saturday night, capping its run through the tournament with a 3-0 win over Notre Dame in the finals.

    Cassie Amshoff scored two goals for the Valkyries (9-3), who are on a six-game win streak during which they haven't allowed a goal. Sacred Heart has allowed just five goals this year.

  • Lexington Catholic finished its Challenge Cup run on a high note after dropping to Notre Dame, 2-1, in the semifinals. It defeated Highlands, which knocked off Tates Creek earlier in the week on penalty kicks, 3-1.
  • Tates Creek went 1-2 in the tournament, ending with a 1-0 win over Elizabethtown.

  • Host West Jessamine defeated Bowling Green 2-1 in the Big 4 Classic. Henry Clay fell 1-0 to South Oldham in the same event.
  • Lexington Christian advanced to the quarterfinals of the All "A" Classic with a 4-2 win over Danville on Saturday. It will meet Prestonsburg (9-1-2) at 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • Lelia Graf scored two goals in Woodford County's 4-0 win over Sayre on Saturday. Caitlyn Burdine had three assists for the Yellowjackets, who have allowed only six goals this year.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar finished 2-1 in the VisitDanville Classic at Boyle County, ending with a 3-1 win over Anderson County on Saturday. Molly Mohr, Carolina Inman and Merin Roach each scored for the Bulldogs, who seek revenge when they travel to Bethlehem on Monday. They fell to the Banshees 3-0 on Thursday as part of the tournament.
  • Boys' soccer

  • Madison Central went 3-0 in its Tribe Shootout this past weekend, defeating Cooper 5-1, Boyle County 4-3 and, most impressively, Woodford County 3-0. The Indians are up to No. 11 in the latest Maher Rankings.
  • Lexington Catholic went 1-1 over the weekend in the Colonel Classic at Henderson County. The Knights, No. 23 in the latest Maher Rankings, lost to host Henderson County 2-1. They defeated Madisonville 2-0.
  • Sayre will meet Glasgow in its All "A" Classic quarterfinals game. The Scotties (11-1-1) bested Owensboro Catholic, 1-0 on Saturday, and are on a seven-game win streak. They host University Heights on Tuesday.
  • The All "A" Classic quarterfinals and beyond will be played Saturday and Sunday at Capital View Park in Frankfort.

  • Bryan Station earned its first tie this season, finishing 1-1 against Paris at Bourbon County on Saturday.
  • Trinity defeated Salesianum (Del.) 2-0 at home on Saturday. Salesianum was ranked No. 2 in the country as recently as 2013 and has won the previous five state championships in Delaware.
  • Volleyball

    Presentation won the All "A" Classic in Louisville on Saturday, besting Beechwood 2-1 by scores of 18-25, 25-22 and 25-18. It was the Toppers' first All "A" volleyball title. Senior Savannah Moss was named MVP.

    Lexington Christian advanced to the championship bracket after going 3-0 in pool play against Wolfe County, Caldwell County and Walton-Verona (perhaps exacting a bit of revenge for the football team's loss to the Bearcats on Friday). It beat

    Others named to the all-tournament team: Sarah Ginrod and Katie Kendrick, Allen Central; Liz Pawsat and Maggie Stuempel, Beechwood; Ellen Filiatreau, Bethlehem; Linsay Leick, Bishop Brossart; Sydney Lattis, Kentucky Country Day; Cassie Jones and Jalen Story, Presentation; Abby Knight, Walton-Verona.

  • Henry Clay was 3-0 and didn't drop a single game in the Casstown Clash in Miamisburg, Ohio. It defeated Beavercreek (Ohio), Miami East (Ohio) and Bellmont (Ind.)
  • Lafayette went 4-1 at the Anderson County Smash Tournament. It fell to Wayne County but posted wins over host Anderson County, Bardstown, Boyle County and Western Hills.
  • Paul Dunbar and Tates Creek will host the Kentucky Challenge this weekend. Teams will play a first day of pool play on Friday, participate in a second pool play Saturday morning and then play championship and consolation matches. The pools are as follows:
  • Pool 1: Henry Clay, Scott, Lexington Christian

    Pool 2: Paul Dunbar, Cooper, Boone County

    Pool 3: Tates Creek, Ryle, Bullitt East

    Friday's pool-play schedule (times p.m.)

    Court 1 (at Paul Dunbar): Paul Dunbar vs. Boone County, 5:30; Paul Dunbar vs. Cooper, 6:30; Cooper vs. Boone County, 7:30

    Court 2 (at Paul Dunbar): Henry Clay vs. Lexington Christian, 5:30; Henry Clay vs. Scott, 6:30; Scott vs. Lexington Christian, 7:30

    Court 3 (at Tates Creek): Tates Creek vs. Ryle, 6; Ryle vs. Bullitt East, 7; Tates Creek vs. Bullitt East, 8

    Golf

    Shelby Campbell of Paul Dunbar won the Henry Clay Invitational at Lakeside Golf Course on Saturday with an even-par 72, besting Franklin-Simpson's Mary Joiner by one stroke. Lauren Hartlage, the state's No. 1 player out of Elizabethtown, finished third with a 74. The event was played over 5,804 yards.

    The 10 girls' regional tournaments are to be played next Tuesday at various golf courses. The 7th Region Tournament will be held at Keene Run Golf Club in Nicholasville beginning at 8:30 a.m. Region 7 includes every school in Lexington as well as Anderson County, Berea, Boyle County, Burgin, Danville, East Jessamine, Frankfort, Franklin County, Madison Central, Madison Southern, Mercer County, Model, West Jessamine, Western Hills and Woodford County.

  • The 12 boys' regional tournaments will be played next Monday. The 9th Region Tournament will be played at Kearney Hill Golf Links. Region 9 includes each school in Lexington, Berea, Clark County, Frankfort, Franklin County, Madison Central, Madison Southern, Model, Scott County, Western Hills and Woodford County.
  • City schedules for the week

    (All times local to site and p.m. unless noted)

    Monday

    Girls' soccer: Henry Clay at Sayre, 6; Lexington Christian at Lexington Catholic, 7; Paul Dunbar at Bethlehem, 7; Lafayette at Tates Creek, 7:30; Model at Bryan Station, 8

    Volleyball: Lexington Christian at Anderson County, 5:30; Lafayette at Henry Clay, 7:30; Paul Dunbar at Male, 7:30

    Tuesday

    Boys' soccer: Harrison County at Sayre, 6; Lafayette at Lexington Christian, 7:30; Woodford County at Paul Dunbar, 7:45; Franklin County at Tates Creek, 8; Madison Central at Lexington Catholic, 8

    Volleyball: Bryan Station at Sayre, 7:30; Lafayette at Woodford County, 7:30; Tates Creek at Lexington Catholic, 7:30

    Wednesday

    Boys' soccer: Paul Dunbar at Bryan Station, 7:30

    Girls' soccer: Sayre at Paris, 5:30; Bryan Station at Tates Creek, 7:30; Lexington Catholic at Henry Clay, 7:30; Paul Dunbar at Lafayette, 7:30

    Volleyball: Sayre at Nicholas County, 7

    Thursday

    Boys' soccer: Covington Holy Cross at Bryan Station, 5:30; Henry Clay at Woodford County, 7:15; Tates Creek at Lexington Christian, 8; West Jessamine at Lexington Catholic, 8; Sayre at Lincoln County, TBD

    Volleyball: St. Henry at Henry Clay, 7:30; Lexington Catholic at Nelson County, 7:30; Paul Dunbar at Tates Creek, 7:30; Woodford County at Lexington Christian, 7:30

    Friday

    Football: Bryan Station at Tates Creek, 7:30; Lafayette at Henry Clay, 7:30; Lexington Catholic at Cooper, 7:30; Lexington Christian at Fairview, 7:30; Paul Dunbar at Anderson County, 7:30

    Volleyball: Henry Clay, Paul Dunbar and Tates Creek in the Kentucky Challenge at Paul Dunbar/Tates Creek, various times

    Saturday

    Boys' soccer: Lafayette at Henry Clay, 11 a.m.; Pleasure Ridge Park at Bryan Station, 1; Tates Creek vs. Graves County in the Calvert City Insurance-Heritage Bank Classic at Marshall County, noon; Sayre vs. Glasgow in the All “A” Classic quarterfinals at Capital View Park, Frankfort, 3; Tates Creek vs. Marshall County in the Calvert City Insurance-Heritage Bank Classic at Marshall County, 7:30; Sayre in the All “A” semifinals, 8 (if advances)

    Girls' soccer: Lexington Christian vs. Prestonsburg in the All "A" Classic quarterfinals at Capital View Park, Frankfort, 9 a.m.; Sayre at Bryan Station, 11 a.m.; Paul Dunbar at Oldham County, noon; Lafayette vs. Dixie Heights in the Lafayette Turf Invitational, 1; St. Henry at Lexington Catholic, 2:30; Lexington Christian in the All “A” Classic semifinals at Capital View Park, Frankfort, 6 (if advances)

    Volleyball: Lexington Catholic at South Oldham, 2; Henry Clay, Paul Dunbar and Tates Creek in the Kentucky Challenge at Paul Dunbar/Tates Creek, various times

    Sunday

    Boys' soccer: Sayre in the All “A” Classic finals at Capital View Park, Frankfort, 11 a.m. (if advances)

    Girls' soccer: Lexington Christian in the All “A” Classic finals at Capital View Park, Frankfort, 1 (if advances)

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