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BC Softball battles from behind for 5-4 10-inning tie-breaker win at Apollo

In its season opener, the Butler County High School Bears' softball team won an extra inning barn-burner, defeating the Apollo E-Gals 5-4 in ten innings at Owensboro.  

The Bears fell behind 3-0 early before rallying to tie the game 3-3 in the 5th inning.  With two outs in the inning, Jazmin Reynolds reaches base on an error; Amy Rogers then singles and Madeline Drake took advantage of another Apollo defensive mistake to load the bases.  Natoshia White then rocketed a 3-2 pitch over the head of the E-Gal right-fielder to clear the bases and tie the game at 3-3.

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BC Bears Softball Rebuilding in 2012

The Butler County Bears softball team - 2012 edition - is optimistic about its upcoming season despite losing three starters to graduation, as well battling the injury bug during the preseason.

Gone in 2012 are first baseman Taylor Manning, centerfielder speedster Lindsey Blair, and three-time All-State pitcher and current Murray State player CheyAnne Gaskey.  But, this is not a team that is savoring its past success but rather is focused squarely on the future. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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