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Former Blazer Buckner grabs first win as acting head coach

Former University Heights Academy Blazer Greg Buckner got called on to take the role of head coach when the Cleveland Cavaliers announced coach J.B. Bickerstaff would not be coaching Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls.

Buckner got the call and made the most of it, as he earned his first head coaching victory of his career as the Cavaliers defeated the Bulls 121-105.

“It was a blast, to be honest with you,” Buckner said to the Associated Press. “You don’t get in this business to be an assistant coach, you get in it to be a head coach. This is cool and all, but I know our team has got bigger fish to fry.”

Baseball

Errors plague Hoptown against McCracken County

For the first time since their 14-1 defeat at the state tournament last season, the Hopkinsville Tigers took the field against the McCracken County Mustangs.

The Tigers held McCracken to just three hits in the game. However, two of those hits came in the seventh as the Mustangs walked off with a 5-4 win.

Hopkinsville pitcher Logan Durst didn’t allow a single earned run in his outing, as all four runs that came across prior to the seventh were products of errors in the field.

The loss snaps the Tigers’ eight-game win streak to start the season.

Todd County rolls Kenwood

The Todd County Central Rebels rolls past Kenwood (TN) with an 11-3 victory on Wednesday afternoon.

The top three in the batting order for Todd combined for five of the teams’ eight hits and knocked in five batters along the way.

Ethan Bicksler led the way, batting .500 and bringing home three runs.

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