Today's Sports

  • Tee Time: Wear the shoe if it...

    By Dennis George

    It happens in every sport.
    It’s when a competitor does something minor to try to get into an opponent’s head.
    The late Seve Ballesteros was a master at it, most notably in the Ryder Cup when the head-to-head competition against the Americans was like a one-on-one basketball game.
    In two of the most famous incidents — and in both instances he was correct — he called out his American foes for what might seem to be a minor rules violation.

  • Baseball: Ethan Wood to play for...

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Ethan Wood has always dreamed of playing for Team USA in baseball, and after four years of hard work, his dreams finally came true as Wood was selected to play for the Team USA 14U recently.  
    "I am super excited to play,” he said. “I had come close several times before and now I finally got it."

  • To the Summitt

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports Correspondent

    Legendary Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball coach Pat Summitt passed away on June 28 at the age of 64. Summit had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2011 and retired from her coaching position in 2012. Summitt had coached the Vols since 1974 and had compiled a record of 1,098-208, good enough for a win percentage of .841. She was also a 16 time SEC Tournament champion, an eight-time NCAA national championship winner, and made 22 appearances in the Final Four.  

  • Register for Pokey Pig 5k

    Registration for the Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk is now underway.
    The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk is one of the biggest Marion Country Ham Days events attracting approximately 1,000 runners on Saturday morning, Sept. 24, starting at 8 a.m.  
    The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk during Ham Days features a mixed medium course through the streets of downtown Lebanon and Graham Memorial Park. The race course is certified by USA Track and Field, making it one of the few in area.

  • 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.