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By The Staff

April Sadness Tourney

coming

In response to the March Madness craze the City of Cynthiana is holding a basketball tournament featuring teams from four of the city’s departments. 

The Food Pantry will be the beneficiary of the event, which has been named April Sadness, as admission for each game will be one non-perishable food item.

On April 14, the tournament is scheduled to open with the fire department facing off against the police department. The next evening the public works department will battle the public utilities. Each game will begin at 7 p.m. on April 14 and 15. 

The consolation and championship games will both be held on April 22 with the first game beginning at 6:30 p.m. All games will be held in the City Hall gymnasium facility.  Any questions call 234-7150.

John Hampton officiating NCAA

Harrison County native John Hampton is on his way to Milwaukee to officiate the NCAA games there on Friday and Sunday. Participants in Milwaukee are Pittsburgh versus Oakland, Xavier versus Minnesota, Oklahoma State versus Georgia Tech, and Ohio State versus UC Santa Barbara. Hampton is a veteran of the SEC and Big 12 conferences.

Brother Brent Hampton officiated the St. Louis Billikens versus Indiana State Sycamore contest Tuesday night in St. Louis in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament. He is likely to also call some of the NIT games later in the month.

Recreation department

baseball and softball

sign ups

Any sign ups for the recreation department’s Little League, Coach Pitch, Tee Ball, Pigtail or Instructional softball will have to be completed at the River Road Park office. No phone calls, only sign up in person. 

Faulkner and the Lady Governors face

Tennessee in NCAA

The Lady Vols of Tennessee get to host a first round game and the Austin Peay Lady Govs are the opponent. Austin Peay, which upset Eastern Illinois to win the Ohio Valley Conference tourney, goes into the 12:16 p.m. Saturday game with a 15-17 record. Tennessee is the No. 1 seed in the Memphis regional and stands at 30-2 for the year. 

Austin Peay is led by point guard junior Brooke Faulkner of Cynthiana. Austin Peay features an inside game with senior Nicole James and sophomore Jasmine Rayner combining to average 21 points and 16 rebounds per game. Faulkner scores 6.3 points per game while setting the table for the inside dominated offense.