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Heath left fielder Kaitlin Blakemore lays down a sacrifice bunt in the Lady Pirates' 2-0 win over Louisville Holy Cross in the quarterfinals Sunday of the Touchstone Energy All A Classic softball state tournament at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Pirates advanced to the championship game where they fell to Green County 6-2.
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All A success
Area representatives in the Touchstone Energy All A Classic softball state tournament fared well this weekend at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro. Heath finished second in the small-school state tournament, falling 6-2 to champion Green County on Sunday. Livingston Central couldn’t get past the semifinals, falling 1-0 in nine innings to Green County. The Lady Dragons, ranked 10th in the state, ended a seven-year reign of state champions coming from the First Region. The Lady Pirates start this week ranked No. 19 in the state, while the Lady Cardinals are 25th.
Busch wins four in a row
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch won Saturday’s Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway, pulling away from second-place finisher Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win his fourth straight race at the speedway. Tony Stewart was the race leader before the fifth and final caution, but didn’t capitalize on the restart, finishing third.
Luck goes at the top
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was the first pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, going to the Indianapolis Colts where he will attempt to take the place of four-time MVP award winner Peyton Manning, who left to play for Denver. Robert Griffin III, known as RG3, was the second pick in the draft, going to the Washington Redskins