Josh Moore

High school sports: Weekend recap

Corrected: LCA's Tanner Wilson, left, and Jacob Cook of Franklin Co. watch the tee shot by Madison Central's Zach Miller at the 11th region boys' golf tournament at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., Monday, September 28, 2015. Photo by Matt Goins
Corrected: LCA's Tanner Wilson, left, and Jacob Cook of Franklin Co. watch the tee shot by Madison Central's Zach Miller at the 11th region boys' golf tournament at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., Monday, September 28, 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 or hit me up on Twitter @HLpreps.


The first state champions of the season will be crowned this season as the boys' and girls' golf tournaments take place this week at Bowling Green Country Club.

The boys get underway Tuesday and finish Wednesday. The girls start Friday and end on Saturday.

St. Xavier, which features five Division I golfers, is the prohibitive favorite for the boys' team title. It finished with a 283 in the Region 6 Tournament, beating second-place Ballard by 14 strokes.

Franklin County, led by UK commit Jacob Cook, should be a player for the team title as well.

On the girls' side, Louisville commit Lauren Hartlage will contend for individual honors and look to lead No. 1 Elizabethtown to its first girls' golf title since 1981.

Boys' tee times involving teams/players from Region 9 (CDT, all times a.m.)

Teams—Franklin County: Will Molen, 7; Will Harnice, 7:09; Tyler Cleveland, 7:18; C.J. Jones, 7:27; Jacob Cook, 7:36. Lexington Christian: Jake McIntire, 7; Carter Pettigrew, 7:09; Jackson LaLonde, 7:18; Tanner Wilson, 7:27; Evan Davis, 7:36.

Individuals—Cooper Collins, Lexington Catholic, 8:30; Ben Turner, Henry Clay, 8:39; Zach Miller, Madison Central, 11:48

Girls' tee times involving teams/players from Region 7 (CDT, all times a.m. unless noted)

Teams— Madison Central: Paige Stamper, 7; Kailey Boyer, 7:09; Mattie Jo Neeley, 7:18; MacKenzie Neal, 7:27; Tristyn Nowlin, 7:36. Paul Laurence Dunbar: Maddie Cecil, 7:45; Rachel Fine, 7:54; Rebecca Fine, 8:03; Sarah Black, 8:12; Shelby Campbell, 8:21

Individuals—Leslie Ginter, Henry Clay, 8:39; Judianne Speach, West Jessamine, 8:39; Hannah Griffith, Lexington Christian, 1 p.m.; Sara Bidarian, Henry Clay, 1:09 p.m.

Complete pairings for the boys' state tournament .

Complete pairings for the girls' state tournament.


There's been a little movement in the newest Cantrall Ratings. After its 20-15 win over St. Xavier, Trinity moved up to the No. 3 spot behind Male and Simon Kenton. Scott County fell to No. 4 and Manual moved up to No. 5 after beating Butler 47-0.

Manual, which owns wins against Central and Fern Creek but whose competition has been otherwise "meh," will have ample chance to prove it belongs in the title conversation the next three weeks. It hosts No. 7 St. X (which lost to Central for the first time ever earlier this season), goes to Pleasure Ridge Park (started 4-0, has dropped three straight to Trinity, St. X and Male) and then hosts Male. A winning record over the next three would say a lot about the Crimsons.

Bowling Green got bumped down to No. 6. It laid the wood to Grayson County, 56-13, on Thursday ahead of its bye week. It shouldn't struggle at home against Barren County on Oct. 16 but faces stiff competition its last two weeks: at Greenwood (6-1) in a Class 5A, District 2 battle and at home against No. 16 McCracken County, which defeated Ohio County 63-14 on Friday.

Henry Clay, rated No. 20 last week, dropped out of the top 25 after getting shutout 43-0 at Pulaski County (up to No. 18 from No. 25 last week).

Here are links to our Friday football coverage from the past week:

  • Highlights

  • Top individual performances

  • Photos: Lafayette at Bryan Station

  • Scores

  • Line scores

  • Some more stuff from last week's games:

  • Bryan Station Andre Davis injured his throwing shoulder during the Defenders' 19-12 loss to Lafayette on Friday.
  • Davis, tied for the state lead in TD passes with 23 entering Friday, exited near the end of the third quarter. Station Coach Frank Parks said a decision will be made regarding Davis' next-game status early this week after further evaluation by the team's trainer.

  • Junior running back Kent Phelps rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns in Paintsville's 56-7 win over Pike County Central. University of Kentucky commit Kash Daniel threw one TD and had 13 tackles on defense for the Tigers.
  • Koebe Garrard rushed for three TDs, including a 67-yarder, and James Clark had two in Paris' 52-0 shutout win at Bracken County.
  • After its 49-7 win at home over Hart County, Elizabethtown has allowed 8 or fewer points in six of its seven games (The other was a 34-28 win over North Hardin). The Panthers are averaging 41.5 a game while allowing just under 9.
  • Dalonza Cates had 147 yards and two TDs on 10 carries in the Hart County game. Bernil Cecil added 119 yards and a TD on just three rushes for the Panthers. Cecil is averaging 129 yards per game this season.

  • Dakota Dixon had 103 yards and three TDs in Graves County's 47-23 win at Marshall County. Dixon is averaging 125 yards a game.
  • West Jessamine got its first win of the season, 22-18 at Marion County, on Friday.
  • Western Kentucky commit Dee Cain did not play in Caldwell County's 40-14 win at Union County because of the team's concussion protocol following a nasty collision the week before.
  • Caldwell quarterback Shane Burns went 15-for-21 for 236 yards and three TDs in the victory.


    The annual girls' Tates Creek Showcase was held Saturday, and the night cap was quite the finish.

    No. 5 Lexington Catholic defeated No. 16 Tates Creek 2-1 in double overtime, getting a golden goal from Kennedy Tranter in the 86th minute. Kasey Neuer had the assist on the game-winner.

    Caroline Hourigan also scored for the Knights, who finished 4-0 in 43rd District play with the win and extended their win streak to six games.

    Other Showcase finishes: No. 9 West Jessamine 5, No. 18 Henry Clay 1; No. 17 Paul Laurence Dunbar 2, Clark County 1; Thomas Nelson 1, Lafayette 0

  • No. 2 Assumption hosted No. 8 Boyle County on Saturday, a game that ended 1-1. LexCath hosts Boyle County on Monday.
  • In case you missed it, Paul Laurence Dunbar boys' coach Todd Bretz got his record-breaking 434th win with the Bulldogs' 1-0 victory over Desmet (Mo.) in the Gateway City Classic in St. Louis on Saturday.
  • Dunbar played a second game on Saturday, tying Francis Howell (Mo.) 3-3.


    No. 5 Henry Clay went 3-2 in the Asics Challenge at Mother McAuley (Ill.) despite being without standout sophomore Kaitlyn Hord for the entire tournament.

    Hord suffered an allergic reaction and had to be taken to the hospital, Coach Dale Grupe said. She was released but did not play.

    "We ended in a three-way tie but lost by two points in the tiebreaker," said Grupe, whose team finished 11th out of 24 teams, the Blue Devils' best finish ever in the prolific tournament.

    Henry Clay defeated Lyons Township (Ill.) 2-0 on Friday, Grupe's 600th win as a head coach. They also had wins over Wahlert (Iowa) and Berkeley Prep (Fla.) on Saturday. They fell to Catholic Memorial (Wis.) and St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)

    "That's the way it goes," Grupe said. "Hopefully this experience will also make us better down the stretch."

  • No. 6 Paul Laurence Dunbar went 4-2 in the Serve for a Cure Invitational at Blessed Trinity (Ga.) this weekend. It defeated Chattahoochee (Ga.), East Coweta (Ga.), Norcross (Ga.) and host Trinity. It fell to Columbus (Ga.) and Cambridge (Ga.)
  • Lexington Catholic finished 2-1 in the Jefferson County Invitational. It beat Elizabethtown and Collins, each 2-0, and fell 2-0 to No. 19 Owensboro Catholic.
  • Cross country

    Science Hill (Tenn.) swept the boys' and girls' team competitions in the Tates Creek Invitational at Masterson Station Park on Saturday.

    Tates Creek, Lexington Catholic and Lexington Christian finished 2-3-4 in the boys' team standings.

    Science Hill's Noah Charles (16:01.4) and Alex Crigger (16:06.6) were first and second. Aaron Wier (16:21.2) and Adam Huff (16:32.9) finished third and fifth for the Eagles, while Christian Cole (16:27.9) ended fourth.

    Tates Creek's Alex Mortimer (16:34.3) and Kyle Sprague (17:02.2) finished seventh and eighth. Spencer Carman of LexCath rounded out top 10 Lexington finishers with a 17:02.3, good for ninth.

    Michaela Reinhart (Lexington Catholic) won the girls' race with an 18:08.7, more than a minute faster than Science Hill's Lydia Lee. Jenna Strange of Tates Creek rounded out the top three with a 19:17.8.

    Oldham County finished second in the team standings, with Tates Creek (1:45:33), Lexington Catholic (1:46:28) and Montgomery County (1:46:28) rounding out the top five. LCA finished sixth in the girls' team standings.

  • The Fayette County Public Schools Championship races will be held at Masterson Station Park on Tuesday. The girls' race begins at 4:45 and the boys' race is scheduled for a 5:20 start. Only the five Lexington public schools — Bryan Station, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Tates Creek — will compete in the varsity competitions.
  • City schedules for the week

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


    Girls' soccer: Sayre at Shelby County, 6; Bryan Station at Bourbon County, 7; Boyle County at Lexington Catholic, 7:30; Lafayette at Franklin County, 7:30; Madison Central at Tates Creek, 7:30; Paul Dunbar at West Jessamine, 7:30

    Volleyball: Sayre at Henry Clay, 7; Madison Central at Lexington Catholic, 7:30; Sayre at Scott County, 7:30


    Boys' soccer: North Bullitt at Bryan Station, 6; Paul Dunbar at St. Henry, 7; Madison Southern at Lexington Christian, 7:30; Sayre at Franklin County, 7:30; Lexington Catholic at Henry Clay, 8; Mercer County at Lafayette, 8

    Volleyball: Sayre at Bryan Station, 6:30; Lafayette at Lexington Christian, 7:30; North Oldham at Paul Dunbar, 7:30


    Girls' soccer: Owen County at Bryan Station, 6; Model at Lafayette, 7; Clark County at Lexington Christian, 7:30; West Jessamine at Tates Creek, 7:30; Woodford County at Paul Dunbar, 8

    Volleyball: Tates Creek at Lafayette, 7:30


    Boys' soccer: Corbin at Lexington Christian, 6:30; Bryan Station at Bourbon County, 7:30; Harrison County at Lexington Catholic, 7:30; Western Hills at Lafayette, 8

    Volleyball: Ryle at Tates Creek, 7; Bryan Station at Madison Central, 7:30


    Football: Clark County at Lafayette,7:30; Dunbar at Bryan Station, 7:30; Lexington Christian at Middlesboro, 7:30; Madison Central at Tates Creek, 7:30; Scott County at Henry Clay, 7:30; Western Hills at Lexington Catholic, 7:30


    Volleyball: Boone County at Paul Dunbar, 10 a.m.; Oldham County at Paul Dunbar, noon; Tates Creek in the Columbus East Tournament at Columbus, Ind., 9 a.m.