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  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: ‘Explosive’ Vito Tisdale has offers from nation’s elite teams

    Vito Tisdale’s explosiveness is what immediately stands out to high level coaches when they see him play and why he has college scholarship offers from some of the nation’s best programs.

    “His explosiveness just jumps out at you,” said Bowling Green coach Mark Spader. “He’s primarily being recruited as a strong safety and that’s where I would envision him playing in college. Tennessee might want him to run the ball but on defense he covers so much ground and arrives very violently.”

  • Favorite team becomes family affair

    The year was 1989. I was almost 13 years old. My uncle was in visiting from his time stationed in California with the Marines. He always made an effort to come visit and hang out with me since his brother didn’t come around much.

  • Finals history?

    The Golden State Warriors have been the talk of the NBA. The Warriors, the two-time defending champs and winners of three of the past four NBA Finals, seem destined to hang yet another title banner for this season at Oracle Arena — or the Chase Center Arena — as the Warriors will be moving to the Chase Center beginning next season. A 57-25 regular season gave Golden State the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed.

  • The battle

    Victory is the ultimate pinnacle of anyone’s journey. To battle, work hard and reap the benefits of that hard work is the ultimate joy anyone can ever experience. Victory shows that our dreams have come true, and it’s proof that we have accomplished something we’ve always sought to accomplish.

  • VAUGHTS VIEWS: UK football players ‘blown away’ by experiences on mission trip to Ethiopia

    By Sports Correspondent Larry Vaught

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Reggie Hanson hopes his new book helps prepare athletes for real life

    By Sports Correspondent Larry Vaught

    Former Kentucky basketball player and assistant coach Reggie Hanson has kept up with college athletics since getting out of coaching in 2014 and has remained “invested” in college basketball.

    He’s also seen the high number of Division I athletes transferring each year and how the number continues to grow.

    That was part of the inspiration for writing his book, “10 Life Lessons: Learned as a Student-Athlete.”

  • Not out

    The 20th District Tournaments for both softball and baseball have concluded, and while neither the Marion County Knights nor Lady Knights could come away with a district championship on their home field, both teams still earned a spot in the regional tournament, which began on Monday. The baseball team traveled just down the road to Taylor County, while the softball team was at Central Hardin to compete.

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Signee Johnny Juzang gives Kentucky a ‘great shooter’

    By Larry Vaught

    It’s really easy for Rivals.com recruiting writer Krysten Peek to point out what recent Kentucky signee Johnny Juzang does best.

    “Johnny is a great shooter. He was the best 3-point shooter on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit last summer,” said Peek.

  • Yogisms

    “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

    “You can observe a lot about watching.”

    “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”

    These quotes come from Yogi Berri, the legendary catcher for the New York Yankees from 1946-63. Berri, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 90, had many famous sayings, which have come to be known as “Yogisms.”

  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Pikeville receiver hopes to prove critics wrong

    By Larry Vaught

    He’s never met Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel, but Pikeville High School junior Jackson Hensley admits he is “inspired” by what Daniel has done in college.

    “I think we have similar qualities. No matter where we go, we are going to succeed because we both work to make big things happen,” said Hensley. “I have never talked to him but I am friends with a lot of his friends. I know the work he has put in.”