By Steve LeMaster
STEARNS – McCreary County Schools maintenance staff members Paul Matthews, Roger Phillips and Ronald King have put in work to improve the McCreary Central High School Lady Raider Softball batting cage. Lights and changes made to the batting cage’s net provide the McCreary Central softball team a place to practice when field conditions won’t allow the squad to be on the diamond.
The Lady Raiders started preseason practice in February. McCreary Central is slated to open the 2018 season at Bell County on March 20.
The Lady Raiders are under the direction of head coach Dottie Cotton. McCreary Central’s 2018 schedule includes additional games versus Casey County, Lincoln County, Pineville, Clinton County, Whitley County, Danville, Burgin, Scott (Tenn.), Southwestern, Wayne County, Oneida (Tenn.) and Lynn Camp. The Lady Raiders are due to host Bell County in a regular-season finale on May 18.
McCreary Central competes in the 48th District.
McCreary Central Softball to host golf scramble: The McCreary Central High School softball team will host a golf scramble at Stearns Heritage Golf Course on Sunday, April 15. The cost of the scramble is $45 per player or $180 per team. Lunch will be provided during the event. To reserve a spot for the scramble, call Missy Jones at 376-2666.