Today's Sports

  • Woods and Waters: Fish deep –...

    To me, Independence Day is the most important holiday we celebrate! It encompasses everything we have, do, and believe in.
    Think about it, you worship how you please or you don’t worship at all. You can work or actually choose not to. Your choices of what you do with your life are limited only by your abilities.
    The point is that what we celebrate on July 4th is the ability to be able to make choices! No limits … as long as our choices are legal. And, come to think of it, even bad choices are still choices!

  • Vaught’s Views: What lies ahead...

    By Larry Vaught

    New Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran got to see UK's returning players practice and scrimmage in April. Now he's busy contemplating plans for the upcoming season as well as figuring out how to best use his returning players while projecting how new players might figure into the playing rotations.
    Gran came to UK from Cincinnati where he led a successful offense. He also brought quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw with him.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Local All-Stars...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    8U Boys All-Stars
    The Marion County 8U Boys All-Stars were in action in the Heart of the Bluegrass Tournament over the weekend and secured four victories.
    In the first game, the All-Stars defeated the Northern Cal. Red from Lexington 15-1. They then defeated the Sweet Heat 15-3 and 13-1 and defeated the Green County Bombers 15-3.
    The 8U Boys All Stars are coached by Billy Spalding.

    9-10U Girls All-Stars

  • Girl Power

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Ann Presley Thompson was only six when she started playing baseball. That, in itself, is pretty impressive, but that's now what makes this girl unique. Thompson is the only girl who played in the Marion County Little League Baseball League this past season.
    "It's not really any different being the only girl in the league," she said. "My teammates treat me just like one of the guys."

  • The Perfect Shot

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Tanner Barker's success on the archery field continued last weekend, June 17-19, as Barker won his second national championship at the 2016 Scholastic 3D National Championship in Metropolis, Illinois.
    "It felt great winning the championship," Barker said. "I was thrilled and very happy."
    Barker had good reason to be thrilled. Barker won the championship in a shoot off in which the top three players were matched up. Barker won with a score of 433.

  • Tee Time: Do you know your club’...

    By Dennis George

    For about a six-year stretch in the early 2000s, my neighbor Rob Spragens and I would sign up to play in a four-ball tournament at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course.
    And, for about a six-year stretch, I would get a phone call from the tournament director asking me if we were competing in the scratch division or the handicap division. (I could never remember to mark it on the entry form.)
    We always played in the scratch division because we did not have to give or receive strokes. It was pure golf.

  • What really matters

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    A missed three-pointer, a dropped pass, a strikeout. All are results no team wants (unless of course it will benefit you), yet most people would overlook those situations in the first half of a game or in early innings. They simply aren't as important when it's early in the contest, but when it's late in the game, those mistakes and errors are magnified. There's not much time left and your chances to score are limited.

  • Baseball: Thomas selected to...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Marion County Knights sophomore Luke Thomas was selected by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association (KHSBCA) to play in the Sophomore East-West All-Star Game, which was played on June 21 at Asbury University. Thomas was one of only three players to be selected from the 5th Region to play in the All-Star Game.

  • What you need to know when hot...

    By Shelton Young

    I’ve been asked by aspiring writers, “What kind of training did I have to be a writer?”
    That’s simple, I didn’t have any “formal” training. That is, unless you consider high school English as formal training. It would seem that somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind, some of the things Mrs. Raley tried to teach me might have taken hold.

  • Vaught’s Views: Kentucky ‘felt ...

    By Larry Vaught

    Just a few hours after he announced his commitment to Kentucky, Georgia junior quarterback Jarren Williams was on the phone talking to potential future teammates.
    "When he walks into a room, he lights up the whole room," said Anthony Williams, the quarterback's father. "He makes everybody feel important. He is a leader. He knows how to get guys to do things they need to do in order to win. He takes an interest in them and makes them all feel important."