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Lady Comets advance to regional championship round: Beat Menifee 57-50 in fast paced final period

Friday night’s game between the West Carter Lady Comets and the Menifee Lady Cats was a nail biter at times, despite West Carter’s eventual seven point victory. Menifee tried hard to rally, coming within three points of the Comets early in the third period, and within two points twice in the fourth period, but always … Read More

Trevor Cline(10) of East Carter blocks the shot of Greenup County’s Trenton Hannah (44). (Photo by Mason Branham, The Greenup Gazette)

East open season with win over Greenup: Raiders rally in second half for 57-44 victory

GRAYSON – East Carter’s defense in the opening four minutes of the second half totally changed the complexion of the game last Tuesday, January 12, as East opened its season with a 57-44 win over Greenup County. The Musketeers were leading, 19-16, after a low-scoring first half. But the East defense quickly changed things around, … Read More

Gage Leadingham, back from a serious football injury, scored 11 points for the Comets. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

Comets win over Fairview: Team is 3 for 4 on the season

The West Carter Comets played their third game of a fast paced basketball season on Saturday, triumphing over the Fairview Eagles 54 to 47. It was the Comets second victory after starting the season with a 51-77 loss to Shelby Valley. West Carter ended the first half 17 up over Fairview, with a score of … Read More

Lady Comets dominate Fairview: 59-22 win gives West Carter a 2-1 season

The West Carter Lady Comets were on fire Saturday, dominating the Fairview Lady Eagles in a game that had them up by 28 at the end of the first half and finished with a score of 59-22. The West Carter girls played a fast, passing game that frustrated the Fariview team while they built an … Read More

Comets end season with 34-35 loss to Beechwood

All good things must come to an end, and after a heartbreaking last minute touchdown and successful two-point conversion by Beechwood with just over two minutes left in the final quarter, the season ended for the West Carter Comets with a 34-35 loss to the Tigers. The loss, which left the Comets with a 10 … Read More

Leetavious Cline lifts weights on the sideline after scoring a touchdown in this file photo. (Photo by Jeremy D. Wells, Carter County Times)

More for the record book: West Carter adds to individual and team records with tenth win of season

 West Carter played their first game in regional competition last Friday, against Walter Verona, holding the visitors scoreless until the final quarter and winning the game 43-6 to advance to the next round of semi-finals.  Leetavious Cline scored the first four touchdowns for the Comets, adding 23 carries and 180 yards to his record to … Read More

Starting strong: West Carter dominates in the first game of playoffs

West Carter had a strong showing in their first game of the playoffs against Prestonsburg, holding the Blackcats scoreless until the final period, and ending the game with a score of 36-7 last Friday.  West scored their first touchdown in the first quarter with eight minutes and 16 seconds on the clock on a 79 … Read More

West Carter’s Madison Adkins signs with Tusculum University

West Carter High School’s Madison Adkins signed to play volleyball at Tusculum University last week.  “I’ve loved being a part of West Carter’s athletics,” Adkins said. “The support from the parents, school administration and students has been unimaginable.”  “Looking toward the future,” she continued, “I can’t wait to be a Pioneer at Tusculum University. I’m … Read More

West Carter’s Trevor Callahan signs with Morehead State University

West Carter senior Trevor Callahan signed his intent to play baseball for Morehead State last Wednesday.  “I’m super excited about going to Morehead,” the pitcher said. “I get to kind of stay close to home, close to family. It’s always been my goal and dream to play for Morehead State and I finally get to … Read More

Football gets a pass: Other sports and in-person instruction canceled

There was some good news for football fans during the Carter County Board of Education’s regular meeting last week, but it was bittersweet. Superintendent of schools Dr. Ronnie Dotson announced that all winter sports were being cancelled, along with all in person instruction, as the state struggles to get a grip on rising COVID-19 numbers. … Read More

West Carter triumphs over Russell: Comets have first ever win in last minute upset

RUSSEL – West Carter was down by one, with less than three minutes left in their game against Russell last Friday, when Russell’s quarterback Charlie Jachimczuk intercepted a pass on a play that West needed to win the game, taking the score to 21-13 and seemingly assuring Russell of their 28th win over the Comets. … Read More

Lady Comets falter in tournament play

OLIVE HILL – Russell took advantage of West Carter hitting errors to beat the 62nd District runners-up in straight sets, 25-15, 25-21, 25-16, last Tuesday, to close out the opening round of the 16th Region Tournament.  West gave Russell its first four points of the match on two hitting errors, a serving error and a … Read More

East Carter eliminates Lady Musketeers: Lady Raiders win in tournament play

OLIVE HILL – East Carter scored the first four points of the match and never looked back last Monday, eliminating Greenup County in the opening round of the 16th Region Tournament at West Carter.  East won in three sets, 25-11, 25-7, 26-24.  After being routed in the first two sets, the Lady Musketeers took East … Read More

West wins again: Comets beat Rebels on the road

Boone County started out strong, and West Carter had two of their touchdowns called back in the second half, but none of that was enough to slow the Comets momentum as they triumphed over the Rebels for their sixth win of the season.  Boone County’s Braden McCarty scored the first touchdown of the game, on … Read More

Raiders win district championship: Miller breaks regional scoring record

Both the boys and girls East Carter soccer teams won their district championships last Wednesday, taking both teams into the 16th Regional tournament with strong records.  The East Carter High School boys won their district championship in a match against Greenup County that saw the team’s Ethan Miller break a nearly 30-year-old record for the … Read More

West snaps back for win over Greenup: Wins 3-2 after losing in first two sets

LLOYD – After dropping the first two sets Tuesday, Oct 13, West Carter faced suffering one of the biggest upsets in the history of 16th Region volleyball. Instead, the Lady Comets fought off two match points and went on to beat Greenup County, 3-2 (22-25, 22-25, 29-27, 25-20, 15-12).  In the third set, Greenup County … Read More

West winning streak broken: Comets lose on the road against Paintsville

All good things must come to an end, and the West Carter High School football team’s winning streak is no exception. The Comets lost to Paintsville on Friday night, 12-34 in a game where the Tigers just weren’t willing to give any ground.  Both teams came into the match-up undefeated and the scores stayed close … Read More

Comets blaze past Blackcats: West Carter football continues winning streak

The West Carter Comets continued their winning streak last Friday, triumphing over the Prestonsburg Blackcats with a 58-7 win.  The Comets came out strong, scoring their first touchdown less than a minute into the game when Leetavius Cline made the first touchdown for West Carter on a 39 yard run with 11:46 on the clock. … Read More

Raiders take loss at Paul Blazer: Final score Ashland 54, East Carter 7

The Raiders took their second loss of the season at Ashland Paul Blazer last Friday, with the Tomcats winning over East Carter 54-7.  Blazer scored 5 rushing touchdowns and had two touchdown pass receptions, rushing for a total of 325 yards and passing for 140. Blazer also scored two field goals and were good on … Read More

West leaves Bath in the drink: 53-12 win gives West Carter a record of 4-0 this season

Bath County may have scored the first touchdown of the game last Friday, but that’s all West Carter gave them, even denying them the final touchdown of the game. Dylan Roe ran that in for the Comets with only 9 seconds left in the game.  Bath County’s Jordan Everman scored that first touchdown, on a … Read More

Red Devils win over Lady Raiders in volleyball action

FLATWOODS – After losing the second set, Russell took charge at the net and beat East Carter, 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-6, 25-6) Monday, September 28.  The Lady Raiders got of to quick starts in the first two sets.  Three kills by Jascie Greene and two aces from Kileigh Boggs got East out to a 5-1 … Read More

Raiders roll over Bobcats: Win against Betsy Layne bring record to 3-1

East Carter kept their winning streak going on the road last week, with a 70-34 win over the Betsy Layne Bobcats. The Raiders beat the Bobcats with a running game, rushing for a total of 540 yards and allowing Betsy Layne to rush for only 49 yards. Betsy Layne out passed the Raiders, with East … Read More

Grayson Heart of the Parks Tennis Classic 2020

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, The Grayson Heart of the Parks Tennis Classic Tournament was postponed in June. Ashland held the only other tournament as a part of the Appalachian Tennis Series of tournaments – all others were postponed and later canceled. After consulting with the tournament committee, the Carter County Health Department, and … Read More

East wins over Tolsia in contentious matchup: Officials end game in third quarter

East Carter’s game against Tolsia on Friday ended on a sad note. After a shove in the end zone turned into fans coming onto the field and a confusing fray on the sidelines officials and administration at first considered continuing the game after clearing the stands of spectators. After more deliberation they decided to end … Read More

West wins again: Shelby Valley breaks shutout streak

The West Carter Comets may not have held Shelby Valley scoreless on Friday, but the Wildcats’ home field advantage wasn’t enough to stop the Comets from taking home their third win of the season. West scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, missing the extra point kick on the third to bring the score to … Read More

West beats Russell for first time in boys soccer

FLATWOODS – West Carter racked up one of the biggest soccer victories in team history last Saturday. The Comets defeated Russell, 2-1, on the Devils’ home field, their first victory over Russell.  Russell had the advantage in the play early in the contest. The hosts went ahead on a goal by Ben Hammond.  As the … Read More

Lady Comets are 16th Region All A Classic regional champions

RACELAND – West Carter suffered through a mistake-filled opening set on Saturday before settling down to beat host Raceland (25-18, 25-12) in the volleyball championship of the 16th Region All A Classic.  The seven-point margin in game one gives the appearance of a relatively easy victory.  However, West mistakes turned the game into a battle … Read More

Cline Shines: West starts a streak with second shutout of season

Boyd County may have stopped a few of West Carter’s attempts at extra points, but that’s about all the Lions accomplished on Friday as the Comets held them scoreless for their second shutout victory of the season, ending the game with a score of 40-0.  The Comets started strong and ended strong, with touchdowns from … Read More

Lewis County edges out West with foul shots: Team honors 8th grade girls

The West Carter Middle School girls basketball team ended the first half of their game last week against Lewis County down 12-0. But the girls snapped back in the second half – from a 14 point Lewis County lead at one point – to get within two points of their opponents before finishing the night … Read More

Born to run

Teams and individuals from East and West Carter participated in the Giovanni’s Boyd County Cross Country Meet last weekend. Though West had runners participating in the event, they did not have the requisite five participants needed to qualify for team events.  Girls Team Standings Mason County 38 Boyd County 54 Rowan County 68 Ashland 117 … Read More

Raiders secure soccer victory

FLATWOODS – East Carter’s defense contained the Russell offense last Thursday, in a 5-1 Raider victory.  Russell was credited with only six shots on goal. East goalie Trevor Cline turned away five.  The Raiders were able to put pressure on the Russell defense with long passes and then racing the Russell defenders to the ball … Read More

Football is back, with precautions: West triumphs over East in Battle for the Barrel

Whether or not students would be allowed to play sports this year was one of the big questions on the minds of athletes and fans, but the KHSAA is allowing games to proceed, with precautions. Masks were required at the East – West “Battle for the Barrel” contest in Olive Hill last Friday. In addition … Read More

East opens soccer season with a win

By: Mason Branhamfor Carter County Times LLOYD – East Carter opened the soccer season last Tuesday with a 10-0 shellacking of Greenup County.  The Raiders were in total control. The game ended early due to the 10-point rule.  East shutout Greenup County twice last season by 10-0 scores. Greenup County scored only six goals last … Read More

Raiders pick up second 10-0 road victory

By: Mason Branhamfor Carter County Times WEST LIBERTY – East Carter boy’s soccer played its second game to open the season on the road and the results were the same as the first game.  The Raiders won, 10-0, on Thursday with Morgan County their latest victim. Like Greenup County in the earlier match, Raider goalie … Read More

Lady Raiders win first soccer game of season

By: Mason Branhamfor Carter County Times LLOYD – The Lady Raiders opened their season on Tuesday with a 10-0 shutout of Greenup County.  The game was fairly competitive over the first 20 minutes.  Although East dominated the field position and peppered shots toward the goal, the Lady Raiders led only 3-0.  The Greenup County goalkeeper … Read More

Football Schedules

Football is back, Carter County, and kicks off on September 11 with the 50th annual “Battle for the Barrel” when East and West face off in both schools’ first game of the season.

Wolfpack opens strong and finishes undefeated

Grayson team dominates 12 and under tournament By: Mason Branhamfor the Carter County Times WORTHINGTON – The Russell River Cats had more hits, but they surrendered too many free passes in the first two innings Friday, July 3, and lost to the Grayson Wolfpack, 8-3, in the opening game of the Back to Baseball Tournament … Read More

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