Local Sports 12-27-2012

H.S. Football

Courier Journal All-State Football Team 2012

1st Team Offense:
Rusty Baldridge, Lineman/Johnson Central
J.T. Brown, Lineman/Morgan County
Jordan Olinger, Wide receiver/Hazard
Weston Little, Running back/South Floyd
1st Team Defense:
Tony Messer, Linebacker/Belfry
3rd Team Offense:
Joey Sams, Lineman/Perry County Central
3rd Team Defense:
Madison Ghormley, LB/Belfry    
Richard Trent, DB/Breathitt County    
A.J. Cyrus, DB/Lawrence County    
Jacob Crager, P/South Floyd

Honorable Mention Offense:

Kash Daniel, Paintsville; Jarredd Jarrell, Prestonsburg; Austin Pray, Perry County Central; Evan Whitaker, Hazard;
Running back
Justin Johnson, Belfry, Daymion Belcher, Johnson Central; Ricky Goble, Lawrence County; Brandon Jones, Hazard; Kody Thornsberry, Morgan County;
Wide receiver
Grant Anderson, Prestonsburg; Chase Bryant, Warren East; Ross Cox, Anderson County; Cody Estep, Pikeville; Tre Harrison, Eastern; Aaron Jackson, Frankfort; Dakota Madison, Greenwood; Blake Roberts, Daviess County; Taywan Taylor, Pleasure Ridge Park.
Offensive line
Justin Bevins, East Ridge; Derrick Jude, Belfry; Cody McPeek, Fairview; Cage Morrison, Pikeville; Blake Rose, Betsy Lane; Jared Stevens, Sheldon Clark; Zach Taylor, Belfry; Kinsey VanDine, Prestonsburg; Quade Ward, Johnson Central; Blake Williams, Paintsville.
Trent Tackett, Shelby Valley.

Honorable Mention Defense:
Defensive line
Kody Arnett, Hazard; Zach Avina, Phelps; Michael Barnes, Belfry; Caleb Campoy, Pikeville; Joe Goggans, Paintsville; Matt Hall, Johnson Central; Dylan Hamilton, Betsy Lane; Matt King, Johnson Central; Cody Jarrell, Prestonsburg; Andrew Newsome, Shelby Valley; Cade O’Bryan, Ashland; Jared Short, Morgan County;
Austin Black, Pikeville; Braden Fugate, Breathitt County; Adam Griffith, Prestonsburg; Prater Helton, Paintsville; Josh Poe, Magoffin County; Jimmy Preston, Johnson Central; Cory Shouse, Breathitt County; Blake Spencer, Betsy Lane;
Defensive back
Michael Fields, East Ridge; Nathan Higgin, Hazard; Ben Rodgers, Knott County Central; Dustin Rogers, Betsy Lane; Bryson Williams, Prestonsburg; Sani Warren, Belfry; Jordan Young, Johnson Central.
Zach Gound, Johnson Central; Jordan Whitt, Morgan County.

H.S. Boys Basketball

Paintsville - vs.Clark Co. - 4:30 PM Republic Bank Classic (at Lexington Catholic)    
Johnson Central - vs.John Hardin 3 PM- Republic Bank Classic (at Lexington Catholic)    

West Jessamine - vs.Russell - 8:30 PM Ashland Invitational Tournament (at Ashland Blazer)    
Newport Central Catholic - vs.Boyd County -     4:00 PM Ashland Invitational Tournament
Sheldon Clark - at Ashland Blazer - 7:00 PM Ashland Invitational Tournament

Piarist School - at Beth Haven - 7:00 PM Beth Haven Holiday Classic

Augusta - vs.West Carter - 4:45 PM Bracken County Holiday Classic (at Bracken County)    

Cass, GA - at Belfry - 7:45 PM Mountain Schoolboy Classic

Spencer County - at Pikeville -     8:15 PM Pikeville Invitational Tournament
Betsy Layne -     vs.Highlands - 4:45 PM Pikeville Invitational Tournament (at Pikeville)
Harlan County     - vs.Breathitt County -     3:00 PM Pikeville Invitational Tournament (at Pikeville)

Menifee County - at Prestonsburg - 7:30 PM Prestonsburg Invitational Tournament
Wolfe County     - vs.East Ridge - 1:30 PM Prestonsburg Invitational Tournament (at Prestonsburg)    

South Floyd - at Powell County - 8:00 PM Red River Classic
Lawrence County - vs.Paris - 4:00 PM Red River Classic (at Powell County)    

H.S. Girls Basketball

Estill County -     vs.Paintsville -     4:30 PM Williamstown Holiday Tournament (at Williamstown)

Magoffin County - at Montgomery County - 8:00 PM Gateway Holiday Classic

Sheldon Clark     - vs.TBA - KSA Events (at Orlando, FL)

Pikeville - vs.New Smyrna Beach, FL - 9:00 AM Father Lopez Tournament (at Daytona Beach, FL)    
Lawrence County - vs.TBA - Mountain SchoolGirl Classic (at Belfry)    
Betsy Layne - at Belfry - 6:00 PM Mountain SchoolGirl Classic

Shelby Valley - vs.TBA - Lady Colonel Holiday Classic (at Bourbon County)    
Rowan County     - vs.Pendleton County - 12:00 PM Lady Colonel Holiday Classic (at Bourbon County)    

South Floyd - vs.Menifee County - 3:00 PM Prestonsburg Christmas Tournament (at Prestonsburg)    
Morgan County - vs.Wolfe County -     9:00 PM Prestonsburg Christmas Tournament (at Prestonsburg)    
East Ridge - vs.Leslie County - 12:00 PM Prestonsburg Christmas Tournament (at Prestonsburg)    
Phelps     - at Prestonsburg - 6:00 PM Prestonsburg Christmas Tournament

Allen Central -     vs.South Oldham - 11:00 AM Staxx BBQ Capital City Showdown (at Franklin County)    

NCAA Football

Military Bowl            
(24) San Jose St. vs. Bowling Green

Belk Bowl            
Cincinnati vs. Duke 

Holiday Bowl            
Baylor vs. (17) UCLA

Dallas @ Oklahoma City     
Boston @ LA Clippers


* The Red Sox have acquired All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player deal. Boston completed the trade Wednesday, also receiving infielder Brock Holt. The Red Sox gave up right-handers Mark Melancon and Stolmy Pimentel, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. and first baseman-outfielder Jerry Sands. Over the past two seasons, the right-handed Hanrahan had 76 saves, fourth most in the National League, and a 2.24 ERA. Last season, he was 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and 36 saves. Holt spent most of last season at Double-A Altoona, then hit .292 in 24 games with the Pirates, all in September. Melancon was 0-2 with a 6.20 ERA in 41 relief appearances in his only season with Boston. Pimentel spent the season at Double-A Portland. Sands and DeJesus were obtained in a trade that sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 25. The Red Sox also announced the signing of free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, who agreed to a one-year contract early last week. That reported $9.5 million deal was contingent on the former Oakland Athletic and Arizona Diamondback passing a physical.

* The wife of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones accused him of dragging her down a staircase, grabbing her neck and saying wanted to kill her, according to police records. A police report obtained by The Associated Press said the fight happened around 1:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, after Nicole Jones asked her husband to help her prepare their suburban Atlanta home for Christmas morning. Andruw Jones was free on bond after his arrest on a battery charge, according to Gwinnett County Jail records. Police said they found injuries on her neck, which they photographed for evidence.


* The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract. Foles broke his hand in last Sunday's loss to Washington. Michael Vick will start the final game of the season against the New York Giants on Sunday. Dixon played in two games for Indianapolis Colts this season. He spent three seasons in Philadelphia from 2009-11. The Eagles also added linebacker Marcus Dowtin to the practice squad. He played in three games for the New York Jets this year.

* The Cleveland Browns are down to their third-string quarterback. With both Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy missing practice Wednesday due to right shoulder injuries, Thad Lewis took first-team snaps in practice. Elevated from the practice squad on Monday, Lewis could make his NFL debut in Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Browns also signed free agent quarterback Josh Johnson, who spent four seasons in Tampa Bay.

* The Chicago Bears have signed safety Troy Nolan, adding depth at the position. The Bears were looking for help at the spot after Chris Conte suffered a hamstring injury in last week's win at Arizona. They announced the move on Wednesday.

* A grand jury in Texas has formally indicted Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent on one count of intoxication manslaughter. Brent is charged in connection with a Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad member Jerry Brown. He is out of jail on $100,000 bond. Dallas County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Debbie Denmon says the indictment was returned Wednesday. Police in the Dallas suburb of Irving say Brent was speeding when his vehicle struck a curb and flipped. Brown was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Intoxication manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Brent could be eligible for probation. Denmon says no court dates have been scheduled.