November 19, 2006
BEREA - Centre College rallied in the second half to defeat Berea 82-66 for the championship of the season-opening Pepsi/Sodexho Invitational. The Colonels trailed 41-36 at halftime before coming from behind. "The final score was not indicative of how close this game was," Centre coach Greg Mason said. "I thought we really grew up as a team in the second half. " Matt Nestheide scored 26 points to lead Centre (2-0) and earn the tournament's most valuable player award. He had 40 points and 11 assists in two games.
March 24, 2009
Playing with an entirely new roster, the Garrard County boys opened the season with a 5-4 victory over Berea on Monday at Berea. Garrard graduated six seniors from a team that won the 12th Region championship last season and won its first match of this season with a lineup consisting of a sophomore, a freshman, three eighth-graders and a seventh-grader. The Golden Lions won by sweeping the three doubles matches, clinching the match when seventh-grader Spencer Anderson teamed with Eric Wall for an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles.
January 16, 2008
Down by 13 to Berea at home, things looked bleak for the West Jessamine girls basketball team. After a poor showing against Sayre earlier the week, the Colts could easily have folded and called it a night. But the team battled back, and with just under four seconds left in a tie game, Molly Knight found Lauren Lamar right in front of the West bench. Lamar, heavily guarded, dribbled once and put up a jump shot. It sank as the buzzer sounded, to give West the 63-61 win, and the Colts bench erupted.
August 16, 2007
Lincoln volleyball coach Amanda Massey won't boast of having a perfect team, but she was hard pressed to find anything wrong with her Lady Patriots after a win over Berea. Lincoln (1-1) opened its home schedule at LCHS with a resounding win over the visiting Lady Pirates Tuesday, cruising 25-2, 25-9. "I really have no complaints," Massey said. "It was a great game and they did their job. I don't know if you can count on me to say that for every match, but they played well tonight.
December 16, 2007
LANCASTER - All of the good things the Garrard County boys did Friday night began with just one. The Golden Lions displayed stifling defense, outstanding shot selection and the ability to dictate the pace in a 60-34 romp over visiting Berea. Coach Lee DeForest said it was all because of their effort, which he said was excellent in the two days of practice leading up to the game and as good as he's seen it on Friday. "We worked hard these last two days just so we could get back to that level," DeForest said.
April 25, 2007
BURGIN - Tiffany Shewmaker hit a pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Burgin to a 5-3 win over Berea on Tuesday at Burgin. Burgin (7-5) answered a two-run seventh-inning by Berea (3-5) when Alli Hardin hit a one-out single and Shewmaker followed with a two-run homer. Shewmaker, who has a .714 slugging percentage, had sat out to that point with a sore ankle. "I didn't want to jeopardize her for the rest of the season. However, she said she felt comfortable enough to sub in in the bottom of the seventh inning," Burgin coach Matt Grimes said.
December 2, 2008
The Centre College men used a 19-5 run to open the second half and break open a tight game in a 74-44 win over visiting Berea on Monday. Centre (2-1) held Berea to 22 percent shooting (15-for-68) and forced 18 turnovers. "I thought a lot of that had to do with our defensive pressure," Centre coach Greg Mason said. "We took them out of what they wanted to do, and made them go to second and third options. We also did a really good job the second half cleaning up the defensive glass (rebounding)
August 18, 2008
BEREA - On Friday John Haywood of Litt Carr will demonstrate painting from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. John Haywood was born in eastern Kentucky in an isolated community called Risner, which was named for his mother's family. During his childhood, Haywood had the advantages of rural living and was able to learn some of the traditions that have been handed down for generations in the eastern Kentucky region. Haywood underwent change - just as his own community began to change from outside influences and development.
October 13, 2004
Steven Zoidack scored for Berea (9-4-2) with 3:48 left in the first half to tie the game at 1-all, and Noah McGraw scored the winning goal with 10:25 remaining. "We're having problems of letting down toward the end of each half," Danville coach Gary Reynolds said. Danville (8-8-1) led after Chris Bright's goal off a Jeff Ricker corner kick 9:45 into the game, but Reynolds said the Admirals weren't sharp in the first half. "We were not aggressive in the air at all in that first half, and we lacked a lot of communication, even though we were hanging in there pretty well with a very good team," he said.
November 30, 2006
BEREA - Fiber artist Janice Hensley of Lancaster will demonstrate spinning her natural dyed wool into yarn 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Hensley began raising sheep on her Windhill farm outside of Georgetown as a 4-H project with her three young daughters and became fascinated with rare sheep breeds after seeing them at the Kentucky State Fair. She takes her wool through all of the processes - from shearing the sheep with hand shears to creating finished wearables.