Saturday, August 29, 2015

Royals Win Laurel Oaks Open

The Mason County Royals hosted and won the Laurel Oaks Open today at Laurel Oaks Golf Course.
The Royals had a team score of 300. The Ryle Raiders were second at 303. Mason County senior Tyler Lippert won medalist honors in a four-way playoff. Lippert, his teammate, Chandler Clark, along with Ryan Clements of Ryle and Michael Sikra of St. Henry were tied at the end of regulation at two-under 70. Lippert won the playoff with a birdie on No. 10.

Top 4 Team Scores:
1. Mason County 300
2. Ryle 303
3. Henry Clay 310
4. St. Henry 313

Mason County Scores:
Tyler Lippert 70
Chandler Clark 70
Kaleb Coleman 75
Bryan Walton 85

Friday, August 28, 2015

Royals Fall to 0-2 With 20-0 Loss to Fleming County

The Mason County Royals had four turnovers and lost their home opener to the Fleming County Panthers 20-0 tonight. On the fourth play of the game, Mason County fumbled, Zach Alexander scooped up the football and returned it to the Mason County 14 yard line. Two plays later Alexander caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Clayton Browning. Two more Mason County fumbles led to Fleming County touchdowns- both on runs by T.J. Miller. The loss snapped Mason County's 12-game home field winning streak. It's the first time Fleming County has won back-to-back games against Mason County since the Panthers won four straight from 1992-1995, Mason County plays at Rowan County next week.

FC 1st Q 9:28 Zach Alexander 25 yard pass from Clayton Browning (kick failed)
FC 2nd Q 8:46 T.J. Miller 23 yard run (Brad Glascock pass from Clayton Browning)
FC 2nd Q 1:49 T.J. Miller 3 yard run (pass failed)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Royals Play Fleming County in Home Opener

With Mason County moving up to Class AAAA this season, the Royals and the Fleming County Panthers are no longer district opponents, but they remain arch rivals. The Royals play the Panthers in their home opener Friday night at 7:30.

Mason County will be looking to bounce back from last week's 33-6 loss to the Somerset Briar Jumpers.

Fleming County opened the season with a 36-34 road win over the Estill County Engineers.

Fleming County junior quarterback Clayton Browning completed 5 of 8 passes for 78 yards and three touchdowns before suffering an injury on the final play of the first half. He did not play in the second half. Panthers coach Bill Spencer says it will be a game-time decision on whether Browning starts Friday night.

Backup quarterback Josh Crump completed 2 of 4 passes for 40 yards and one touchdown.

T.J. Miller rushed for 92 yards. He recovered three fumbles and returned one for a touchdown.

Mason County coach Jonathan Thomas says the Royals have worked hard this week "trying to clean up and fix all of the mistakes, doing a thousand little things right."


- Mason County leads the series 21-18. Fleming County snapped a three-game losing streak against the Royals with a 16-9 victory in Flemingsburg last season;

- This will be the Royals' first home game since last October 17th. Mason County played the final three games of the 2014 season on the road. The Royals were 5-0 at home last season and have a 12-game home field winning streak;

- This will be Mason County's 25th season on the current field;

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mason County Football Weekly Awards

The Mason County football team's weekly award winners for week one:

Brian Payne State Farm Player of the Week Leevi Dunaway

Scout Team Luke Morgan

Offensive Lineman Michael Vacik

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lady Royals Beat Pendleton County By 20 Shots

The Mason County Lady Royals, led by Sarah Fite's medalist score of 37, defeated the Pendleton County Lady Wildcats 180 to 200 today at Northern Kentucky Golf Club. Christian Arn shot a 42, Jordan Frodge a 49 and Charity Arn a 52.

(Edited to include the team scores)

Royals Beat Pendleton County By 29 Shots

Tyler Lippert fired a three-under 33 to claim medalist honors and lead the Mason County Royals to a 150-179 win over the Pendleton County Wildcats today on the front nine at Northern Kentucky Golf Club. B.J. Knox shot a 38, Chandler Clark followed with a 39 and Bryan Walton added a 40.

Mason County 7th in Grant JV Tournament

Mason County took seventh place in the Grant County junior varsity golf tournament. Spencer Magee tied for second with a 43. Josh Coleman carded a 48. Tanner Pitakis and Evan Schumacher shot 54s and Daniel Taylor shot a 56.