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Today's Sports

  • Softball: Former Lady Knight...

    By Dennis George
    Contributing writer

    Todd Spalding knew Jordan Thomas was something special when he coached the Bethlehem senior softball player when she was 10 years old.
    “I was coaching a 14-year-old travel team and she was on that team,” he said. “I told myself right then that she would be the first NCAA Division I player that I ever coached.”
    Spalding’s prediction came through on Friday when Thomas signed a letter of intent to play softball at Western Kentucky University.

  • Woods and Waters: Local hunters...

    My definition of ironic: Spending hours, days, weeks scouting the woods for deer while a giant deer gets hit by a truck right by Wal-Mart!
    Last Monday, a reported nine-pointer was hit and killed a couple hundred yards from the stoplight at Wal-Mart. It hurts, it really hurts!

  • Vaught’s Views: UK sorority...

    By Larry Vaught

    As soon as Matthew Mitchell saw former Wayne County standout Jessica Hardin play last summer, he wondered why he had not signed her out of high school. Instead, she went to Bellarmine for a year (she hit 52 three-pointers and shot 40 percent from three-point range as a freshman) before transferring to Kentucky to just be a regular student.

  • Youth football champs
  • The Game Plan - Nov. 9, 2016

    Knights Madness
    The Knights and Lady Knights basketball teams will be having Knights Madness at 6:30 p.m.

    Basketball
    Knights’ home opener against Glasgow at 6 p.m.

    Basketball
    Lady Knights and Knights at Bardstown at 6 p.m.
     

  • The Playoff

    The College Football Playoff Committee released its first ranking of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 1, and the top four teams at the end of the season will play in the College Football Playoff, which has been in place since the end of the 2014 season. The playoff replaced the BCS system, which used computer and human rankings to select two teams to play in the national championship.

  • Woods and Waters: Make sure you’...

    Saturday, Nov. 12 … this coming Saturday!
    So, what’s so special about Saturday? Come on, ya been living under a rock? No, it’s not related to the “Thank God it’s over” election.
    It’s the opening day of our modern firearms i.e. big gun season! You’ve waited 11 long months for this day. You’ve scouted, put out bait, and some of you planted food plots!
    You’ve practiced your shooting skills and cleaned, then re-cleaned, your guns. Now, it’s time.

  • SWIMMING: Aquaknights gearing up...

    The Marion County Aquaknights are ready to make a splash in their 2016 campaign. This year, the Aquaknights will field roughly 20 players, according to Head Coach Katie Kelien Johnson. 
    "I expect the same thing that I always expect and then some - hard work, competitive spirit, good sportsmanship, leadership and improvements," she said. Johnson is working to increase the number of male swimmers on the team, and said each player will provide contributions to this year's team. 

  • Vaught’s Views: UK freshman...

    By Larry Vaught

    If a player comes to Kentucky, John Calipari has to have seen something special in a player to offer him a scholarship.
    The Kentucky coach knew freshman Sacha Killeya-Jones was a good player. He just didn't know how good until he got on campus and started competing with other talented teammates.
    So was Killeya-Jones, who originally had committed to Virginia, just better than Calipari realized or has he improved since getting to UK in June?

  • Border War: Knights win thriller...

    On Friday, Oct. 28, reality ceased to exist.
    What was once thought to be impossible was now possible.
    The game is over.
    The season is over.
    The losing streak is over.
    It tastes so sweet for the Knights.
    The Marion County Knights overcame deficits of 21-0 and 34-21 and snuffed out a two-point conversion attempt with 2:56 left to win 41-40 in a wild, frenetic classic against the Washington County Commanders Friday night at John J. Boswell Field.