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Columns

  • Patience

    “Patience is a virtue.”

  • World Cup 2018

    The four-year wait for international soccer’s most coveted event is now over.
    The World Cup is in full swing, meaning millions of soccer fans will either stay glued to their TV screens or travel to take part in the latest edition of the tournament.
    The World Cup’s history dates back to 1930, when it was first played in Uruguay. The host country took home the first ever World Cup title. Uruguay also won the World Cup in 1950.

  • Vaught’s Views: UK commit Tyrese Maxey impressive with team USA but excited for senior season

    By Larry Vaught

    Despite injuring his ankle in a pool play win over Puerto Rico, Kentucky commit Tyrese Maxey certainly made a big impression with his play for Team USA in the FIBA Americas Championship.
    Maxey admitted playing with so many talented players was fun and enabled him to expand his game in various ways. However, he said he would have no trouble going back to Texas to play his senior season at South Garland High School.

  • Swing and a miss

    In baseball, striking out means two totally different things for the pitcher and the batter.
    For the pitcher, a strikeout is a sign of success. It keeps the offense from getting a runner on base and keeps a potential run from scoring.
    For a batter, however, a strikeout signifies a lost chance to do any of that. That’s one less hit, one less base runner and one less run for the offense. The at-bat that had potential to produce something comes up empty, with nothing to show for it.

  • Vaught’s Views: Pendleton County standout Dontaie Allen will play in Marshall County Hoop Fest

    By Larry Vaught

    Pendleton County’s Dontaie Allen will be one of the leading candidates for 2019 Mr. Basketball honors based on what he’s already done.
    The 6-7 Allen scored more points — 1,019 — than any other player in the state last season while averaging 31.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. He shot 59.1 percent from the field, including 39.6 percent from 3-point range. He was one of three juniors to earn first-team all-state honors in 2018.

  • Just doing good

    Usually, when athletes make news off the field, it’s for all the wrong reasons. They get tied up in crime, drugs or have run-ins with the law. They potentially ruin their careers and their lives with poor choices and destructive habits.
    However, a recent story involving Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham and a woman named Delilah Cassidy had a much different ending. The story did start off with a bad situation, but it ended so wonderfully.

  • Vaught’s Views: C.J. Conrad valuable to Kentucky because he can do so many things

    By Larry Vaught

    He had just 16 catches for 286 yards and four scores in 2017 before missing the final three games with a foot injury. Yet not only is tight end C.J. Conrad being counted on as a pivotal player in the Kentucky offense, he’s already projected to be one of the first tight ends picked in the 2019 NFL draft.

  • A time to bet

    In 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was passed, prohibiting sports betting in all but a handful of states, most notably Nevada, the only state where a person could wager on the outcome of a single game. Oregon, Delaware and Montana were permitted to continue sports betting on a limited basis under the law.

  • First-ever alumni football game set for July 20

    Are you a former football player at Marion County?

    If so, you’ll soon get another chance to shine under the bright lights of John J. Boswell Field.

    The Marion County High School football team is hosting the first-ever alumni football game, which will be held at 8 p.m., July 20, on John J. Boswell Field.

  • The Playoffs

    Jim Mora once said during a postgame press conference, “What’s that? Ah — Playoffs? Don’t talk about — playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?”
    That quote has become one of the most famous quotes. Yes, Jim Mora, I’m going to talk about the playoffs. Specifically, I’m talking about the NBA playoffs, which have reached the Conference Finals.
    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are matched up in the Eastern Conference Finals while the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors battle in the Western Conference Finals.