63rd District Champs

63rd District Champs

No Denying Woods, Baker: Duo Led the LadyCats’ to the 63rd District Title 

Sasha Bush

The Ashland Beacon


Kenleigh Woods and Milei Baker combined for ten goals in two games as Ashland cruised to the 63rd District Title last week. Woods was credited with four goals in the LadyCats opening round 5-0 win over Boyd County. Baker found the net four times against Russell in Ashland’s 7-1 63rd District Championship game win Thursday and Woods contributed two goals and added two assists. LadyCats’ goalie Gracie Madden, allowed only 1 goal and made 12 saves for the tournament.

Russell’s lone goal against Ashland was by Eva Blanke.

Boyd County closes out the season with a record of 10-5-2. Ashland and Russell advance to the 16th Region Tournament this week that is being played in Greenup County.

Greenup County fell short in the opening round of the 62nd District Tournament with a score of 0-10 against the East Carter Lady Raiders to finish the season at 3-14-1.


Lions Remain Superior in 63rd District


The Boyd County Lions took home the 63rd District Tournament title for the fifth consecutive year with their 3-2 shootout win over Ashland Thursday. The Lions jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Rolan Sanderson and Alec Whitely. Tomcats’ Gavin Maynard cut the lead in half and Nick Parker’s backward kick into the goal with 1:54 left in regulation tied the game at two.

The Lions and Tomcats went scoreless in two five-minute overtime periods and headed to a shootout. Cole Thompson, Alec Lawson, Maverick Boyd and Aiden McCoy each found the back of the net during the PK for Boyd County and Lions’ goalie Carter Gibson blocked two Ashland goal attempts to give Boyd County the 63rd District Championship.

The game was Ashland’s second straight overtime of the week after a 1-0 win over Russell in the opening round of the tournament. With the shootout tied at five, Ashland goalie Sawyer Frazier scored on a PK and then also blocked the Devils final attempt to give the Tomcats the win.

Ashland faced Rowan County last night in the 16th Region Tournament being held at Greenup County. Boyd County drew a bye.

Greenup County came up short during the opening round of the 62nd District Tournament after a 3-2 loss to West Carter. Nate Crum scored the Musketeers only goals of the game. Greenup County finished the season at 4-11-2.




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