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SWEEP: Butler County Basketball takes games from Grayson County

In a sign that Grayson County's basketball dominance in the 12th District may be waning, both the Cougars and Lady Cougars left Morgantown last night with losses to Butler County.  

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BCHS Basketball Preview: Meet the Bears 2012-13

When the Butler County Bears hit the court on Monday night to start the 2012-13 season there will be a new head coach on the sidelines, and a new emphasis for the team.

According to first-year head coach Calvin Dockery this edition of the Bears will concentrate on defense. Dockery said, “It’s what I want to be our calling card.”

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Prep Basketball: Bears fall to Eagles in season opener

The Calvin Dockery era began last night as the Butler County Bears' basketball team traveled to Owensboro to face the Apollo Eagles in a Third Region matchup.  Unfortunately, the Bears were unable to stop the Eagles - perhaps the best team in the region - falling 77-42 in the season opener for both team and Coach Dockery's first as head coach.

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Prep Football: Aces trump Bears 45-0

Dylan Havens was air-borne Friday night!

An Owensboro Catholic touchdown with only four seconds remaining in the first half proved to be a momentum game changer on Friday night as the Aces cruised in the second half to a 45-0 win in Morgantown over Butler County.  Though a lopsided score in the end, the game was competitive throughout as the Bears threatened to score multiple times but, nevertheless, weren't able to find the elusive end zone.  Turnovers, penalties, and poor field position hindered the Bears' scoring efforts for much of the game. 

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SOFTBALL: Butler bows out of regional tournament with 7-4 loss to Catholic

Coach Embry delivers the post-game speech to players

Butler County fell behind early and rallied late before falling 7-4 to Owensboro Catholic on Monday in the Third Region Softball Tournament at Daviess County High School.  

Catholic (27-10) scored two runs in the bottom of the first to take an early lead.  Butler answered with a run on third on a sac fly by Hannah Peach that scored Madeline Drake.  

Trailing 2-1, the third inning proved to be the decisive one as the Lady Aces exploded for four runs to take a 6-1 lead.  Another run in the fifth extended Catholic's lead to 7-1.

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SOFTBALL: Butler County wraps up regular season with three wins; finishes with 21-15 record

Madeline Drake at the plate

The KHSAA 2012 softball regular season came to an end last week with the Butler County High School Bears winning three of its last four games and finishing with a 21-15 record, marking five consecutive years with 20-win seasons.

The Bears traveled west on Friday, May 11, and came away with a solid 9-0 win against Dawson Springs - a team that handed Butler County a home loss last season. 

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SOFTBALL: Bears beat Christian, Owensboro in Sports Warehouse Catholic Classic

Amy Rogers

The weekend of May 4-5 saw the Butler County High School softball team battle both opponents on the field and the weather at the Sports Warehouse Catholic Classic hosted by Owensboro Catholic High School.  Nevertheless, the Bears were able to play five games in two days, picking up wins against Owensboro (6-3) and #5 Christian County (6-4), while losing to #1 Allen County Scottsville (2-0), South Spencer, IN (2-0), and #11 Louisville Male (2-1).

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FRESHMAN SOFTBALL: Bears go 2-1 at Catholic Tournament with wins over ACS, Muhlenberg

Naomi Cade slides safely into second

Despite a rough start on Friday night, the Butler County High School freshmen softball team picked up two impressive wins on Saturday to finish strong in the Owensboro Catholic Freshman Tournament held on April 27-28.  The Bears dropped a 7-0 decision on Friday to Catholic before rallying on Saturday for a 1-0 win over Allen County-Scottsville and a 10-0 schellacking of Muhlenberg County.

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Gaskey picks up win and save in series at EKU

Photo courtesy of Murray State University Athletics

Murray State softball rebounded from trailing 7-3, scoring six unanswered runs, three in the top of the ninth to win 10-7 in nine innings at Eastern Kentucky.

Mo Ramsey put the Racers (31-19, 18-11 OVC) on the scoreboard first in game two as EKU starter Shaylon Robb threw wide of first on the attempt, advancing to third as the ball rolled down the fence into foul territory in the outfield. She scored on a wild pitch, sliding into home as the throw to Robb from the EKU catcher landed in front of the plate.

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SOFTBALL: Bears drop district games to Grayson, Edmonson

Last week proved to be a tough one for Butler County High School softball as the Bears fell to two district opponents - Grayson County and Edmonson County - by a score of 3-2 and 5-1, respectively.  The losses mean Butler County (15-10) will either be a #2 or #3 seed for the 12th District tournament and will face Edmonson County for the third time. 

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