Speaking of Sports: Adler's career ends; Elizabeth Johnson named sports editor
By Jim Turner

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

     Corey Adler's college baseball career has ended. His Mid Continent University team lost a couple of close games to top ranked Bluefield in the National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) Mideast Regional, Thursday, May 13, at Bowen Field in Bluefield, Va. Had the Cougars won, they would have moved on to the NCCAA National Championship Tournament, May 20-23, at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio, in the Greater Cincinnati area 
   Adler, who pitched four years for the college located in Mayfield, was called on to take the mound in 14 games this season. He wasn't involved in the decision of any of them until his last one, when he took the loss to Bethel. Another former LCHS pitcher,Aaron Johnson, is a coach for Bethel.
     Adler picked up a save against Illinois Tech. He came on to face what proved to be the final batter, getting him out.
     Corey's younger brother Cobey Adler also pitched for Mid Continent this spring as a freshman. He, too, was a reliever and got the win in the first game he pitched. That's how he finished, with a 1-0 record. In that game, he worked four innings against St. Louis Christian and allowed only 3 hits and a single earned run.
     Corey was 3 fior 17 batting but walked 8 times. He scored 12 runs, some of them coming as a courtesy runner.
     The Adlers are the sons of Tony and Brenda Barrow Adler of Lewisburg.
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     John Kenner's collegiate baseball season shut down quicker than expected. The former LCHS Cougar star got off to a great start pitcing for Shawnee Community College in Illinois. His dad, Jerry Kenner, says that Rocket Man injured his elbow pitching in cold weather in Chicago and was not able to take the mound late in the season. He's hoping to play summer ball to rehabilitate his talented pitching arm.
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     Two graduates of Logan County High School have been involved in collegiate sports journalism. Tim MacAllister and Elizabeth Johnson were on the staff of the Murray State University News.
     Tim won't be available next year. He is being deployed this summer to a country that I can't spell or pronounce as a member of the U.S. Air Force Security Forces. He is being sent out for six months, so he will miss both semesters at Murray State..
     Upon Tim's urging, Elizabeth applied to be sports editor of the college paper next year, and she was chosen.
     Congratulations to the former WRUS air personality who was good at getting Clay and me on the air when we were doing ball games for Ol' Gib.
      I mentioned Tim MacAllister to WKU basketball standout Steffphon Pettigrew's dad this year when we were in Nashville for the WKU-Louisville game. When Logan County was to play Steff's Elizabethtown team in a Christmas tournament at Marion County their senior year, I asked Timmy Mac at breakfast if he wanted to guard Pettigrew, who went on to be named Mr. Kentucky.
     "The first thing I'm going to do is foul him to get his attention," MacAllister said. As soon as he got into the game, the Cougar reserve collided with Steff. When Timmy Mac regained semi-consciousness, he learned the foul was on him.
      Pettigrew fouled out five Cougars in the game and hit over 30 free throws.
      The game in Nashville was highlighted by Pettigrew's stellar defensive effort on the Cardinals' super freshman, Samardo Samuels in the Toppers' win.
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     Tim Riley, one of Kentucky's best and most successful coaches, has asked The Logan Journal to let our readers know about three camps he's offering at Warren Central High School this summer for second through eighth graders.
The application follows.

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