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Oct. 27, 2012 @ 01:01 AM

Lawrence girls soccer team in state tourney

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Lawrence County High School girls' soccer team will play in the quarterfinals of the Kentucky state tournament at Lafayette High School against Bowling Green at 1 p.m., Saturday.

If they win, they will play either Tates Creek or Murray in the semi-finals Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High.

The Bulldogs won their opening game of the tournament against Ashland, 2-0, and have posted a 22-2-1 record while going undefeated in Region 15 play.

Its a historic run for the team, which last year lost in the regional final to Perry County, and went 2-15 in 2010.

They face a tough opponent in the Bowling Green Purples, who lost in the state semis last year to Sacred Heart. The Purples are 19-2 on the season.

South Point's Boyd aces No. 6 at Riviera

HUNTINGTON -- Jim Boyd of South Point made a hole-in-one Thursday on the sixth hole at Riviera Country Club. He used an 8-iron on the 140-yard par 3. Mike Fairburn, Gary Taylor and George White witnessed the ace. This was Boyd's first ace. He is 80. He finished with 75, which is five shots under his age.

Proctorville's James makes ninth career ace

LAVALETTE -- Golfer Rick James from Proctorville, Ohio, has scored nine holes-in-one.

James made his ninth ace Wednesday at Twin Silos at Lavalette. He used a pitching wedge on the No. 11 hole, a 120-yard, par-3.

Mike Kirtley of Huntington was the witness.

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