• Why we play

    We all have something we love to do.
    Whatever it is, something we want to do. We don’t dread it every single day. We enjoy it and we find happiness and satisfaction in doing it.
    Odds are, most sports players are playing because they want to play. They play because they see it as a way of life and apart of who they are. The crack of a bat, the crunch of pads and the sound of dribbling a ball hold a dear place in their heart.

  • Vaught’s Views: Experience, talent gives Calipari a “little bit of everything” on next year’s team

    By Larry Vaught

    Many college basketball analysts projected before the start of the 2017-18 season that SEC basketball would be even better in 2018-19.
    The SEC sent a conference-record eight teams to the NCAA Tournament last year, but preseason projections make it seem like this year could indeed be even better with Kentucky No. 1 in most early preseason polls, Tennessee in the top five and Auburn in the top 10. LSU, Mississippi State and Florida are all in some top 25 polls.

  • Just a Rookie

    I remember when I first started covering sports here at the Enterprise back in August of 2015. I was a junior at Marion County High School and I had never written for a news publication, much less touched a camera. To say I was a newbie in the journalism field at that time would be an understatement.
    It was definitely a new experience for me and, since it was new, it was a challenge for me at first. I had to grasp the language and format of journalism and I had to understand how to use a camera.

  • Vaught’s Views: Wandale Robinson's speed leads to Alabama scholarship offer

    By Larry Vaught

    It’s not a trip for everyone, but for Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson it was a long trip that was worth every mile he spent on the road.

    He recently made an unofficial visit to Ohio State to visit with the coaches. He then headed to Florida State for another unofficial visit and worked out there. He came back home to Frankfort through Alabama and made a stop there to see coach Nick Saban and his staff. His performance there was impressive enough to get him a scholarship offer from Alabama.

  • 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.