Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oh, Kentucky

Eighteen rounds after Heath Pirate Chad Wright was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball draft, the San Francisco Giants chose a 6-foot-8 left-hander from Bowling Green High, Jack Snodgrass, who starred for Austin Peay State's OVC-championship team that upset Georgia Tech in the NCAA regionals.

The Heath Post (not really, but sounds good; maybe next year?) Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament commences today with eight games on four fields at Owensboro's Jack C. Fisher Park. (Fisher, by the way, is a former Owensboro mayor. If the former mayor is busy today, maybe Johnny Depp--born on this date in 1963 in Owensboro--could be lined up to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.)

Speaking of parks, ... false alarm from Columbia.

Benton's Patrick Newcomb teed off this morning with a two-stroke lead in the Appalachian Wireless Kentucky State Amateur Championship at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington. With a two-round total of 137 strokes, Newcomb is playing in the final threesome with Maysville's Chris Morris (two back) and Somerset's Dave Snyder (two more). Paducah's Hunter Ford, Louisville's Dan DePasquale and Robinson Creek's Jordan Newsome are tied for fourth, at 142.

Paducah Rugby Football Club Inc. has lost its tax-exempt status.

The Billy Reed Sports Journalism Workshop in on tap for Aug. 8-10 at Georgetown College. Let the comments commence.


  1. I can't work up the usual rage against Billy Reed this far from basketball season. But I'm sure it won't be long before he sets me off again.