Local Sports 4-29-2013

KHSAA Bass Fishing State Tournament

The 1st ever Ky State H.S. Bass Fishing Tournament was held over the weekend at Kentucky Lake in Western Ky. and fishermen from Johnson Central represented themselves well at the State level in the 2 day event. The duo of Trent Arrowood and Chris Harless finished in 7th with a total of 28 lb 15 oz. The duo of Donovan Ferguson and Keegan Clevinger finished in 10th spot with a total of 27 lb 3 oz and the duo of James Rowland and Josh Mullins finished 25th with a total of 13 lb 7 oz. Congratulations to all these young men from Johnson Central.

H.S. Softball


Johnson Central - at Lawrence County     - 6:00 PM (LIVE on WSIP)
Pikeville - at Paintsville     - 5:30 PM
Morgan County - at Magoffin County     - 6:00 PM

H.S. Baseball


Sheldon Clark - at Belfry - 6:00 PM

UK Football

* Kentucky offensive lineman Larry Warford was selected by the Detroit Lions in the third round (65th overall pick) of the National Football League draft Friday evening. Warford, who came to UK from Richmond, Ky., did not allow a quarterback sack as a senior, grading at 90.3 percent for the season and totaling 48 knockdown blocks. He led the UK offensive line, being named game captain five times throughout the season. Warford helped UK tailbacks earn 4.9 yards per carry during the season, including rushing for 342 yards against Samford. Warford earned third-team All-America honors by Phil Steele's College Football and The Associated Press and was named first-team All-SEC by ESPN.com and CBSSports.com and also was named a second-team All-Southeastern Conference performer by SEC coaches, AP, Phil Steele's College Football and CollegeSportsMadness.com. Warford ended his UK career having played in 47 games with 37 consecutive starts. Warford is the highest draft pick since Randall Cobb was taken in the second round (64th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in 2011, and he's the first offensive lineman drafted at UK since Todd Perry (fourth round) and Chuck Bradley (sixth round) in 1993.

* Also a few Former CATS signed Free Agent Contracts. DE Collins Ukwu is heading to Minnesota: Safety Martavius Neloms is on his way to Mo-Town:Center Matt Smith is going to the ATL:

* The big news over the weekend for UK football, was two more football commitments from the Class of 2014 in Darryl Long, a three star tight end from Ohio, and Tymere Dubose, a three star defensive end also from Ohio. Long chose Kentucky over Louisville and Pittsburgh, and at 6’4″ and 235 pounds, Dubose, chose Kentucky over Michigan State, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Maryland.