It’s time to recognize some of our locals doing well in different ventures and who have not yet made the sports pages.

We’ll start with the Barren River Bats, a 14-under USSSA baseball team that includes players from Glasgow, Barren County, Caverna and Monroe County.

They’ve spent the last week playing in the American Amateur Youth Baseball Alliance World Series in St. Louis. I’m not exactly sure what the AAYBA is, but looking at from where some of the competition for Barren River has traveled, it’s obvious there are some other top notch teams in the tournament.

The event appeared to be divided into pools for three games of play and then there was a bracket system. The teams were placed in different brackets base upon where they were ranked after pool play. The Bats were ranked 14th after going 2-0-1 in pool play.

They played the Tinley Park Bobcats and lost 12-0. If I’m reading the information from correctly, that game was to determine where Barren River would play in the platinum division or the gold divison. The platinum was the top tier bracket and the gold was the next highest level of competition.

The Bats landed in the gold south divison, where they had plowed through the competition as of Saturday morning.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, they were scheduled to play the Lincoln Rebels for the title of GSD. No results were available as of press time.

A win in that game would have meant a showdown in the title game of the gold divison against either the Quad City Hitmen or the Gundaker Gunners at 2:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Hopefully, they were able to win their division. We’ll know more on Sunday.

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The 2006 5/3 Bank Kentucky Women’s Open Championship will begin Tuesday at Kearney Hills Golf Links.

There are three golfers of local interest entered — two of whom I know and one I’ve never heard of.

Former Glasgow Lady Scottie Taryn Durham will tee off at 8:09 EDT on Tuesday morning. At 8:36, Laura Anderson of Tompkinsville, and an outstanding golfer for Monroe County High, will start her round and at 9:21, Shellie Stephens of Glasgow — whom I’ve never met — will start her round.

Good luck to all.

While on the subject of golf, Glasgow High golfer Kristen Wilkinson was winner of the Dorothy Waters’ Junior Girls Golf Scholarship recently by the Women’s Kentucky State Golf Association. The schlorship money can be used to pay for certain fees related to playing on the summer golf circuits.

Of note, Amy Cline of Scottsville was second runnerup and also will receive some money.

And now, for even more golf news.

The Kentucky Junior Amateur was last week and a number of young area golfers competed.

In the boys 17-18 division, Ben Thompson of Glasgow shot a two-day total of 150 and tied for 15th.

In the same division, Jared Saltsman of Barren County shot 155 and tied for 34th, while Bryce Poynter of Barren County fired 162 and tied for 62nd.

In the same divison, Dustin Stovall of Scottsville finished tied for 10th with 149 and Dakota Woodcock of Scottsville tied for 28th with 154.

In the boys 15-16 division, Tyler Stewart of Cave City shot 162 and tied for 44th. In the girls 13-under division, Taylor Moore of Glasgow fired 87 through 18 total holes and placed fifth.

In the girls 14-15 division, Ali Walden of Tompkinsville shot 179 and finished 10th.


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