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Maxfield finishes runner-up, BCHS sixth in State Tournament

Tobin Maxfield

LOUISVILLE — Butler County senior Tobin Maxfield shot a 295 to finish runner-up in the Kentucky NASP State Tournament on Saturday, March 18.

Maxfield recorded 26 10s during the State Tournament. 

Butler County finished sixth out of 149 teams. The Bears scored 3,367, which included 178 10s.

Junior Brodie Vinson was the top male finisher for Butler County, placing 18th. Vinson recorded 20 10s. 


Dockery nominated for Battle of the Regions football competition

BCMS football 7th grade quarterback Brody Dockery has been nominated for the Team Kentucky Battle of the Regions team quarterback. Brody will be competing over the next few weekends with players from around the region. 


Butler County drops season opener

Seniors Cheani Schroeder, Mackenzie Coleman, Carley Jones, Avery Gleason, and Lydia Decker

MORGANTOWN — Butler County dropped its season opener as visiting Madisonville-North Hopkins pulled away to win 13-5 on Thursday, March 16. 

Pitching out of a relief role, Madisonville-North Hopkins hurler Mackenzie Stoltz earned the win in the circle. Stoltz pitched four scoreless innings, giving up two hits and four walks while recording five strikeouts. 

Sydney Skeen started in the circle for Madisonville-North Hopkins. Skeen pitched three innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks. 


BCHS Baseball

Bears upend Franklin-Simpson, 3-2

FRANKLIN — Winning on the road, Butler County upended Franklin-Simpson, an opponent from the nearby 4th Region, 3-2 in an early-season high school baseball game on Thursday, March 16. 


Wilson named to All-3rd Region Tournament Team

Ava Wilson with BCHS Lady Bear Head Coach Lexie Belcher

OWENSBORO — Butler County eighth grade center/forward Ava Wilson was named to the 2022-23 All-3rd Region Girls' Basketball Tournament Team.


Willoughby ranked among 3rd Region's top players; Clark receives Top 10 votes

MORGANTOWN — Butler County freshman catcher/infielder/outfielder Parker Willoughby is tied for 10th in the Preseason 3rd Region Softball Player Rankings.  Catcher Madison Clark also received votes for the Top 10 in the region.  

The rankings were compiled following voting from coaches across the 3rd Region. 

Willoughby led Butler County as an eighth grader in the 2022 high school softball season, batting .425 with 46 runs, 48 hits, 27 RBIs, 15 doubles, one triple, one home run, 19 walks and four steals. 


Price, Rice selected to All-3rd Region Tournament Team

OWENSBORO — Butler County sophomores Ty Price and Lawson Rice were selected to the All-3rd Region Boys' Basketball Tournament Team. 


Price named ESPN Owensboro Player of the Year

OWENSBORO — Butler County sophomore guard Ty Price has been named the ESPN Owensboro Player of the Year. 


Bears fall to Owensboro in region semifinals

OWENSBORO — Butler County faced a deficit at the end of each quarter as Owensboro prevailed 95-77 in the semifinals of the 3rd Region Boys' Basketball Tournament at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Saturday, March 4. 

The Bears pushed the Red Devils throughout the first half of the region tournament game. 

Owensboro led 20-16 at the end of the first quarter but managed to add to its advantage. 

The Red Devils led 42-33 at halftime, forcing Butler County to continue to play from behind midway throughout the postseason matchup.


Bears knock off Hancock County, 67-56; will face Owensboro in semifinals

OWENSBORO — Butler County led at the end of each quarter on the way to defeating Hancock County 67-56 in the opening round of the 3rd Region Boys' Basketball Tournament at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Thursday, March 2.



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