Area Athletes Enjoying Annual YMCA
Some 67 area youths, rising third-graders through rising
eighth-graders, are taking part in the annual YMCA Co-Ed
Summer Basketball Camp this week at the Y. The camp
began Tuesday and will conclude on Thursday, running
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. One of several assistant
camp coaches, Brook Shepherd (top photo), works with
campers in the proper way to pass the ball to teammates
around defenders. (Staff
photo/ Mike Stiltner.)
College has settled on one of its, and Grundy’s, own after a
search for a new baseball coach.
Ashby, assistant to the vice president of student services and who
served as assistant baseball coach last spring, has been named the
new head coach.
a native of Grundy and standout athlete of Grundy High School,
replaces Johnnie LeMaster as head baseball coach. LeMaster, a
Paintsville native who was the sixth overall pick in the 1973
baseball draft, is the all-time winningest baseball coach in
Pikeville College history.
College owes Coach LeMaster a deep debt of gratitude and we thank
him for his time and dedication to Bears baseball," said Ron
Damron, director of athletics. "He brought integrity and
instant name recognition to our program, and we appreciate all his
34, has taken an active role in the Bears baseball program. After
finishing the 2005 season with a 22-36 record and a third-place
finish in the Mid-South Conference tournament, Ashby has signed 10
players for next year’s team.
“Coach LeMaster worked hard and was very dedicated to
the building of this program, and I'm very happy to have been a
part of it,” Ashby said. “We look forward to working with
these student-athletes on a daily basis to ensure their success
both in the classroom and on the field during their careers at
Pikeville College, so they may be prepared to be successful
members of society once they graduate.”
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Division-by-Division Glance At
Teams and Prospects for Second Half of 2006 Season
Major League All-Star break is the traditional
time to take stock of the pennant races.
For Reds fans, this year’s break could not
at a better time.
Mathematically, 70 percent of the teams (21 of
MLB look like contenders for a playoff berth. In other
words, every team but Pittsburgh, Kansas City,
Baltimore, Tampa Bay, the Cubs and four-fifths of the
National League East, has a right to feel good about
Realistically, nearly half of the 21 remaining
will look more and more like pretenders before August
rolls around. If Cincinnati doesn’t make either one
major move or a series of smaller ones, the Reds will
fade a quickly as anyone.
Here’s a division-by-division glance at each
their prospects for the second half of the 2006
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