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  • 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.”

  • Bad bribes
  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Josh Paschal makes impact with his faith, life story

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky defensive lineman Josh Paschal could make a big impact on the football field for coach Mark Stoops’ team this season. However, he’s already making an impact off the field.

    Recently he shared his story and testimony at Versailles Baptist Church and very little of the talk had to do with football.

  • Derby DQ

    “Maximum Security has won the Kentucky Derby!” Churchill Downs track announcer Travis Stone exclaimed at the 145th annual Run for the Roses.

    But, despite crossing the finish line first, Maximum Security is not the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby. Immediately after the race, Jon Court, jockey for Long Range Toddy, and Flavien Prat, jockey for Country House, registered an objection with the stewards, triggering a lengthy review. Eventually, the stewards disqualified Maximum Security and declared County House the winner.