Thursday, October 08, 2015

Royals Play 'Breds in Cynthiana Friday Night

After three straight home games, the 0-6 Mason County Royals travel to Cynthiana Friday night to play the Harrison County Thorobreds in a district game.

An already thin Mason County team is even thinner this week as Andrew Thacker, Shane Sizemore and Chase Lykins suffered season-ending injuries in last week's loss to Bourbon County.

Harrison County has had several injuries this season. The Thorobreds, under first-year coach Neil Furnish, a Harrison County alum, are 2-5 overall and 1-1 in the district. 

Harrison County quarterback Brock Jenkins has passed for 1,258 yards and 10 touchdowns. His favorite receiver is Jovon Williams who has 35 receptions for 594 yards and six touchdowns.

Jenkins is Harrison County's leading rusher with 83 carries for 403 yards and six touchdowns.

Mason County coach Jonathan Thomas says Harrison County has a really good team.

"We'll have our hands full," Thomas said. "And we'll do our best to try to execute our game plan and try to put together two halves of football."

Mason County is 0-2 in district games.


- Mason County and Harrison County have played two common opponents- North laurel and Scott. Mason County lost to North Laurel 40-0 and lost to Scott 43-7. Harrison County lost to North Laurel 45-35 and lost to Scott 43-0.

- Harrison County leads the series 10-6, but Mason County has won the last six meetings including 49-7 last season. 

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Mason Co. Boys 3rd, Tyler Lippert T8 in State Tourney

The Mason County Royals finished third in the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys Golf Championship. Mason County shot a 14-over 302 in the second round today at Bowling Green Country Club for a two-day total of 22-over 598. St. Xavier won with a state record 19-under 557 total. Franklin County was second at 18-over. Mason County senior Tyler Lippert shot a one-under 71 for the second straight day and tied for eighth place. B.J. Knox shot a 76 and tied for 19th place. Chandler Clark shot a 73 and tied for 29th place. Kaleb Coleman carded an 82 and tied for 54th place. Bryan Walton shot an 84 and tied for 77th place. Franklin County junior C.J. Jones won the individual state championship. Jones defeated Lyon County sophomore Cullan Brown in a playoff after they finished regulation play tied at eight-under. Brown fired a five-under 67 in the final round.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Royals in 3rd Place, 18 Shots Back After 1st Round of State Tournament

The Mason County Royals are in 3rd place, 18 shots off the lead, after the first round of the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championship at Bowling Green Country Club.

Mason County had a total of eight-over 296. St. Xavier tops the leaderboard at 10-under 278. Franklin County is in second place at five-over 293.

B.J. Knox and Tyler Lippert led Mason County with one-under 71s and are tied for 12th place. Kaleb Coleman and Chandler Clark shot five-over 77s. Bryan Walton shot an 88.

St. Xavier senior Allen Hamilton is the individual leader at seven-under 65. The final round is Wednesday

Monday, October 05, 2015

Mason County Football Weekly Awards

Brian Payne State Farm Player of the Game Luke Morgan
Offensive Lineman of the Week Cameron O'Hearn
Defensive Player of the Game Ronnie Staggs
Special Teams Player of the Game Jesse Morgan
Scout Team Player of the Week Malkolm Devine

Mason Co. Girls Tee Times for Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac Golf Championship

Tee times are set for the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls Golf State Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club. A practice round is scheduled Thursday. The first round is Friday and the second round is Saturday. Mason County golfers will begin on No. 10. Here are the Lady Royals' tee times:

Charity Arn 12:42 p.m.
Erika Simms 12:51 p.m.
Jordan Frodge 1:00 p.m.
Christian Arn 1:09 p.m.
Sarah Fite 1:18 p.m.

Fite, Mason County's number one player and the 8th Region champion, is paired with Greenup County junior Abby Dowdy and Pendleton County junior Holley Hart
The Mason County girls took 9th place in the Tates Creek Cross Country Invitational Saturday. Fleming County was 10th and Bracken County 14th. In the boys race, Bracken County was 7th and Mason County 18th. Here are links to the varsity results:

Friday, October 02, 2015

Clay Bolin Rallies Bourbon Co. Past Mason Co. 30-14

Bourbon County quarterback Clay Bolin, the top passer in Class 4A, couldn't throw the football in a driving rain in the first half, so he rushed for four touchdowns and three two-point conversions in the second half to lead the Colonels to a 30-14 victory over the Mason County Royals tonight at Mason County.

The Royals led 14-0 at halftime on a safety, a 53 yard run by Malkolm Devine and a one yard run by Luke Morgan, but they only had 36 yards of offense in the second half.

Bourbon County only had 17 yards of offense in the first half, but racked up 305 yards in the second half. The Colonels had zero passing yards in the game. Bolin was averaging 283 passing yards per game, but he and his receivers could not connect in the rain and wind. He scored on the Colonels' first four possessions of the second half. Mason County lost two fumbles in the third quarter.

Mason County has been outscored 119 to 7 in the second half of games this season. The Royals, 0-6 overall and 0-2 in the district, play at Harrison County next week.

MC 1st Q 8:35 safety
MC 1st Q 8:21 Malkolm Devine 53 yard run (kick failed)
MC 2nd Q 8:01 Luke Morgan 1 yard run (kick failed)
BC 3rd Q 9:32 Clay Bolin 1 yard run (Clay Bolin run)
BC 3rd Q 8:50 Clay Bolin 16 yard run (Clay Bolin run)
BC 3rd Q 2:30 Clay Bolin 41 yard run (run failed)
BC 4th Q 8:30 Clay Bolin 2 yard run (Clay Bolin run)