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After last year’s 13-3 loss to Mercer County in the 12th Region Baseball Championship game, Southwestern made it a priority to make a trip back to the title game in 2014.
Those returning players from last year’s runner-up squad took it another step further after last year’s heartbreaking loss, claiming the school’s second-ever 12th Region title with a 5-3 win over Somerset on Thursday evening at West Jessamine.
Southwestern wins Region
In a baseball cross-town rivalry showdown between Somerset High School and Southwestern High School, the 12th Region Championship title was on the line on Thursday night as West Jessamine High School.
After eliminating the host school West Jessamine High School (5-2) in a rain delay continuation of the regional semifinal game one hour prior to their regional championship showdown with the Briar Jumpers, Southwestern came away with the 12th Region Tournament trophy after downing Somerset 5-3.
Somerset advances to 12th Region Finals
Over the course of the past four seasons, Somerset's senior class had not yet tasted victory over long-time rival Danville. In fact, the Jumpers hadn’t won a game against Paul Morse and company since the 2009 season.
That all changed on Tuesday night at West Jessamine, as the Briar Jumpers scored two late runs to come away with a hard-fought, 6-5 win over the Danville Admirals.
Austin Hyden wins State
Eleven days prior, Austin Hyden dominated the Class AAA Region 7 Track Championships by winning four gold medals in four separate events.
On Saturday at the Class AAA State Track & Field Championships, Austin Hyden made history in just one single event.
Hyden ran away from the rest of the field to win the 400-meter dash in a program’s best of 48.60 seconds.
Jordan Carrington runs the race of his life
Prior to Class AAA KHSAA State Track & Field Championships, there was not many distance runners outside of Pulaski County that had ever heard of Jordan Carrington.
Pulaski upsets Lady Rockets
Pulaski County came into the 47th District Softball Tournament with an overall record of 9-21 and a district record of 0-6.
Rockcastle County, meanwhile, came into the first round match-up with a perfect 6-0 record against district opponents.
Somerset rallies to down Lady Rebels
The best time to hit your best is in the postseason.
That was the case for the Somerset Lady Jumpers on Monday night, as they combined for 13 hits in a five-inning, 14-4 rout over Casey County in the first round of the 47th District Softball Tournament at Rockcastle County High School.
Pulaski’s Cornett shuts down Rebels again
A strong pitching performance by senior hurler Austin Cornett, and some timely hits in the early goings, helped the top-seeded Pulaski County High School Maroons (11-24) down Casey County 7-1 in the opening round of the 47th District Baseball Tournament on Monday.
Somerset, Dishman breeze past Rockets
The Somerset High School Briar Jumpers had dropped to two games to the Rockets of Rockcastle County High School during the regular season.
Football Freeze Out
For over 10 years, the three local high school football teams have battled in the same venues in a football extravaganza to open each fall gridiron season.
But in 2015, all that may change.
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