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Thursday, 23 October 2008
"The Pride of Sandy Hook"
Topic: Basketball

I have been fortunate the last few seasons to have watched three Elliott County stars Ethan Faulkner, Evan Faulkner, and Jonathan Ferguson play the game they love so much.  They have led the Lions to two consecutive 16th Region titles and are favorites to win again this season.  The trio and Chris and Timmy Knipp are also expected to be one of the top contenders for a state championship.

6-2 Sr. Ethan Faulkner is a true point guard who is a coach on the floor.  Ethan has a wide variety of skills as he can shoot, handle, pass, and defend.  He works extremely hard and is a natural leader.  6-2 Sr. Evan Faulkner posseses excellent court vision and is a tenacious defender.  Evan always gives 110%, passes the ball and is a versatile scorer.  6-2 Sr. Jonathan Ferguson has excellent shooting range and can get into a zone where he scores points in bunches.  Jonathan can also handle, pass, works hard, and is a good rebounder.

I don't attempt to rank or rate players and have no idea where they will play in college but make no mistake they have game.  One veteran AAU coach said it best when he stated "If you could bottle their qualities you could make a fortune."  They remind me of days gone by, just lace up the sneakers and leave it all on the floor.  Players come and go but they will long be remembered in Sandy Hook and the rest of the state.  Thanks for the memories.

 

 

 


Posted by REH at 10:01 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Lexington Christian Basketball Classic
Topic: Basketball

January 2nd, 2009

5PM       Lexington Christian Academy (girls)  vs. North Canton (OH)

6:30PM  Findlay Prep (NV)  vs. New Creations Christian (IN)

8PM        Lexington Christian Academy (boys) vs. Montgomery County

 

January 3rd, 2009

5PM        Lexington Christian Academy (girls) vs. Bearden (TN)

6:30PM   Findlay Prep (NV) vs. Mt. Zion Christian Academy (NC)

8PM        Lexington Christian Academy (boys) vs. Scott County

 

I will add more details and info on top players appearing in this event as more info becomes available.

 

 


Posted by REH at 9:59 PM EDT
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October 15th First Official Day of BB Practice
Topic: Basketball

Finally the anticipated first official day of basketball practice is here.  While basketball is a 365 day a year endeavor in the state of Kentucky finally all the talking is over and the action has begun.  We have all discussed transfers,  argued over the rankings of both individual players and teams and generally discussed and dissected every possible game our respective teams will play thiis year.

I agreed to do the 11th Region Preview for Bluegrasspreps website for both the girls and boys team.  It usually takes about three weeks and I request input from every coach in the region.  Normally the response is good and I value the input equally from the regional contenders to the teams that are in a rebuilding stage.  What frustrates me that is no matter how thorough I may be I still question the preview once I complete it.  However that is what makes basketball such a great sport in Kentucky,  every preview is merely an opinion and thankfully the season is decided and played out on the floor.

What makes it extremely enjoyable for me is the enthusiasm the coaches and players bring to the table each season.  I spent 45 minutes talking to one of the coaches tonight and it was obvious he loves his job and is very excited about the upcoming season and about the future and potential of his individual players.  Each season  heralds the return of established stars and the emergence of new player who will be making the headlines this season.

I have been watching basketball for more years than I care to admit but one thing remains constant over all the years.  I still get as excited about the new season as I did as a young boy many years ago.  While I realize we did not invent the game in Kentucky there is something special in the love we have for the game where it be in the cities or in the mountains.

 

 


Posted by REH at 9:23 PM EDT
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Friday, 26 September 2008
Introduction
Topic: Ron Harrison
My name is Ron Harrison and I have been attending and enjoying high school basketball since the late 50's.  I have had a website kyprephoops for the last ten years.  My website is devoted to the coverage of boys and girls high school basketball in the state of Kentucky.  I also cover both boys and girls AAU events in the state of Kentucky and display Rick Bolus' player rankings.  I do not personally rank players but spend most of my time on game and event coverage.  Do I consider myself an expert or guru?  No, but I have seen a lot of games and players over my career and I have been advised and helped by people I do consider expert.  You are never too old to learn and I firmly believe you cannot listen with your mouth open so I try to listen a lot and learn.  I intend to start a blog and link it to my website and hopefully starting in October 2008 post some random thoughts and observations several times a week.

Posted by REH at 1:30 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 26 September 2008 1:55 PM EDT
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Thursday, 19 May 2005
Prephoops Upgrade!
Mood:  celebratory
Prephoops is now ad-free and popup-free with a new, easy-to-remember URL: www.kyprephoops.com !

Posted by REH at 11:33 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 23 November 2005 11:24 AM EST
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Tuesday, 1 January 2002
Cooper vs. Anderson County 5A Playoffs November 21, 2014

2014COOPERAC

Cooper vs. Anderson County
2014 Class 5A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl

Anderson County High School
Lawrenceburg, KY
November 21, 2014

© 2014 by Ron Harrison

Cooper rolled up 468 yards and six touchdowns on the ground on 48 rushing attempts (9.8 average) and the defense forced six turnovers in a 61-14 victory over Anderson County.  Cooper recorded 19 first downs and 482 yards of total offense.  The Jaguars were penalized once for 12 yards.  Anderson County recorded 14 first downs and 244 yards of total offense.  The Bearcats were penalized four times for 30 yards, lost two fumbles, and had four passes intercepted.

Torey Cordell-Armstrong led Cooper’s ground attack with 351 yards and four touchdowns on 31 carries.  Billy Prickett carried the ball five times for 51 yards and a touchdown.  Jaden Jackson added 44 yards on seven carries.  Billy Prickett completed two of four passes for 14 yards and a touchdown.  Tyson Jackson caught one pass for 10 yards.  Cole Willging caught a four yard touchdown reception.  Marcus Watson led the defense with five solo and three assisted tackles.  Seth Keller added five solo and one assisted tackles with one tackle resulting in a four yard loss.  Justin Parks scored on a 27 yard fumble recovery and Aidan Keller returned an intercepted pass 58 yards for a touchdown.  Nathan Brown intercepted two passes with 27 yards return yardage.

Brayden Russell led Anderson County’s ground game with 64 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.  Chris Toomey carried the ball seven times for 40 yards.  Zach Carmichael completed five of 17 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown with four interceptions.  JP Garmon caught three passes for 23 yards.  Chris Toomey caught one pass for 38 yards.  Landon Curry caught a 12 yard touchdown reception.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

Cooper

21

14

12

14

61

Anderson County

0

7

0

7

14

 

COOPER

-

Torey Cordell-Armstrong 35 yard run (M. Hollifield kick)

COOPER

-

Torey Cordell-Armstrong 31 yard run (M. Hollifield kick)

COOPER

-

Billy Prickett 52 yard run (M. Hollifield kick)

COOPER

-

Torey Cordell-Armstrong 7 yard run (M. Hollifield kick)

AC

-

Landon Curry 12 yard pass from Zach Carmichael (Landon Curry kick)

COOPER

-

Cole Willging 4 yard pass from Billy Prickett (M. Hollifield kick)

COOPER

-

Torey Cordell-Armstrong 2 yard run (Torey Cordell run fails)

COOPER

-

Aidan Keller 58 yard interception return (M. Hollifield kick fails)

COOPER

-

#32 1 yard run (M. Hollifield kick)

COOPER

-

Justin Parks 27 yard fumble recovery (M. Hollifield kick)

AC

-

Brayden Russell 4 yard run (Landon Curry kick)

 

Selected Statistics

Cooper

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Torey Cordell-Armstrong

31

351

11.3

64

Billy Prickett

5

51

10.2

52

Jaden Jackson

7

44

6.3

18

#32

5

22

4.4

7

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Billy Prickett

4-2-0

14

1

10

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Tyson Jackson

1

10

0

10

Cole Willging

1

4

1

4

 

 

Anderson County

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Brayden Russell

8

64

8.0

26

Chris Toomey

7

40

5.7

30

Bryndon Labhart

7

33

4.7

9

Zach Carmichael

7

25

3.6

8

Ryan Martin

2

9

4.5

11

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Zach Carmichael

17-5-4

73

1

38

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

JP Garmon

3

23

0

11

Chris Toomey

1

38

0

38

Landon Curry

1

12

1

12

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to WL Stats for the comprehensive stats provided for tonight's games.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on http://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


Posted by REH at 1:00 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, 22 November 2014 7:33 PM EST
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Scott County vs. Harrison County (Girls) December 1, 2014
Topic: Basketball

2014SCOTTHARR

 

 

Scott County vs. Harrison County (Girls)

Harrison County High School

Cynthiana, KY

December 1, 2014

 

Scott County coach Steve Helton started the following lineup: 5-8 Jr. Bailey Hawkins, 5-8 Fr. Peyton Riddle, 5-10 Fr. Sydney Southerland, 5-2 8th Grade Juliette Smith, and 5-5 So. Britney Ward.  Harrison County coach Kim Furnish countered with 5-10 Sr. Whitney Gray, 5-9 Jr. Madison Philpott, 6-0 So. Taylor Reffett, 5-5 Jr. Kayla Ford, and 5-5 8th Grade Madison Kellione.

Harrison County defeated Scott County by a score of 62-49.  Harrison County shot 43.5% from the field including five of 11 from the three point line.  The Fillies connected on 17 of 30 free throws, pulled down39 rebounds, and scored nine points off eight Scott County turnovers.  Scott County shot 33.3% from the field including two of 18 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Cardinals connected on nine of 22 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 12 Harrison County turnovers.

Madison Philpott led Harrison County with 19 points and 10 rebounds.  Taylor Reffett added 16 points and 11 rebounds.  Whitney Gray chipped in with 10 points.

Juliette Smith led Scott County with 15 points, five rebounds, and three steals.  5-7 8th Grade Maaliya Owens led nine points.  Sidney Southerland recorded seven points and five rebounds.

 

Scott County,7,10,12,20,49

Harrison County,10,20,17,15,62

 

Scott County (49) – Hawkins 3, Riddle 4, Southerland 7, Smith 15, Ward 1, Owens 9, Lockard 5, Walker 2, Christopher 1, M. Smith 2.

 

Harrison County (62) – Gray 10, Philpott 19, Reffett 16, Ford 0, Kellione 9, Ingram 8.

 

A special thanks to the Scott County Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.


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