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Boys’ basketball district playoffs: Walton-Verona holds off late rally in win over Simon Kenton

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Walton-Verona forward Austin Lay, No. 15, gets off a shot against two Simon Kenton defenders in the 32nd District semifinal game. (Photo by Carla Martin) Walton-Verona held off a furious fourth-quarter rally and defeated Simon Kenton, 56-53, in a 32nd District semifinal game on Tuesday at Williamstown High School. The Bearcats had a 40-23 lead going into...

Girls’ basketball district playoffs: Simon Kenton defense steps up in fourth quarter to secure win

Thanks to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine for sponsoring our girls’ high school basketball coverage once again this season. See all of our girls’ basketball stories here and watch for state tournament coverage March 8-12 from BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Rachel Lehkamp of Walton-Verona tries to put up a shot...

Following bowl run, UK athletics announces slight increase in prices for season football tickets for 2017

With the Wildcats riding the momentum of their first bowl berth since 2010 and another strong recruiting class, UK Athletics announced football ticket and parking information for the 2017 season on Monday. Season tickets for Kentucky’s seven-game home schedule will be available for $310, a $30 increase from 2016 prices. Season-ticket prices offer an average savings of $135 over single-game prices...

Boys’ basketball district playoffs: Ludlow makes 16 fouls shots in final quarter of get past Villa Madonna

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Ludlow scored 16 of its 20 points at the free throw line in the fourth quarter and pulled out a 54-48 win over Villa Madonna in the opening game of the 34th District boys’ basketball tournament on Monday at Lloyd High School. Senior guard T.C. Eades scored 14 points in his team’s district win over Villa Madonna. The Panthers had a 34-31 lead...

Norse men open three-game homestand with Wright State; Williams named Freshman of Week

Horizon League rival Wright State comes to BB&T Arena to kick off a three-game home stand that closes the regular-season for the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET) Tuesday. Game Information Northern Kentucky University Norse (18-10 Overall, 9-6 Horizon League) Wright State University Raiders (19-9 Overall, 10-5 Horizon League) Tuesday, Feb. 21 –...

Covington Holmes graduate Charley Taylor spent most of his life playing, coaching baseball

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Charley Taylor, a standout pitcher at Holmes High School who went on to play and coach in the minor leagues, passed away Saturday night after a long battle with cancer. Taylor, who lived in Erlanger, was a pitching coach in the Houston Astros minor league organization for 30 years. He was on the Lexington Legends coaching staff from 2001 through 2012 before...

Hawkins’ confidence-level soars to an all-time high going into sunset of his UK career

By Keith Taylor Special to NKyTribune Going into the sunset of his collegiate career, Dominique Hawkins has never felt more comfortable in a Kentucky uniform. “(My confidence level) is probably the highest it’s been since I’ve been in a Kentucky jersey,” Hawkins said Monday. Kentucky guard Dominique Hawkins has given the Wildcats a boost during the past two weeks and has gained more confidence...

17th class inducted into NewCath Athletic Hall of Fame; 2005 football team is ‘Team of Distinction’

The seventeenth class of inductees into its NewCath Athletic Hall of Fame: Jenny Prigge Collopy ’04, Rick Goff ’68, Mike Kelly ’84, Tessy Bankemper Krebs ’87, Jack Macke ’49, and Ben Williams ’00, Tom Gerrein ’59, and John Enzweiler. Also, honored – the 2005 State Champion Football Team as the “Team of Distinction.”

Longtime Lexington Legends pitching coach, EKU star hurler Charley Taylor dies after cancer battle

Charley Taylor, who served as the Lexington Legends pitching coach for eight seasons, passed away Saturday night after a long battle with cancer. Taylor, a resident of northern Kentucky, served as a coach in professional baseball for 31 years. He was the Legends pitching coach from 2001 through 2008. He also held the title in 2009, but did not work with the Legends that year due to his illness. ...

Wildcat women ring up fourth straight SEC win, top Florida in annual Play4Kay Pink Game

By Kindsey Bernhard NKyTribune intern UK Hoops is riding a four-game Southeastern Conference winning streak after defeating the Florida Gators 57-48 in UK’s annual Play4Kay Pink Game on Sunday afternoon in Memorial Coliseum. The Play4Kay Pink Game honors North Carolina Sate head coach Kay Yow, who battled and lost her life to breast cancer. During the final stages of her battle with cancer, Coach...

Four wrestlers from three local high school teams win weight class titles at state tournament

Walton-Verona junior wrestler Ryan Moore, top, defeated Austin Cooke of Louisville St. Xavier, 7-0, in the 126-pound state championship match. (Photo by Angie Lewis) By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Simon Kenton wrestler Casey Cornett celebrates after his victory in the 170 pound championship final. (Photo by Marc Figgins) Northern Kentucky wrestlers made it to the state finals in six...

In back-and-forth throughout, NKU basketball men lose to Youngstown State 81-77; dip to 18-10 season

NKU Athletics Communications The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team waged a back-and-forth battle with Youngstown State throughout the entire game on Saturday, but ultimately fell 81-77 at the Beeghly Center. With the loss, NKU’s four-game win streak comes to a halt. The Norse dip to 18-10 overall and 10-5 in the Horizon League. The Penguins improve to 11-18 (5-11 Horizon). STAT...

Thomas More women cap fifth undefeated regular season with romp over Washington & Jefferson

The No. 2/4-ranked Thomas More College women’s basketball completed it’s fifth undefeated regular season Saturday, as it defeated Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) rival Washington & Jefferson College, 73-50, at the Henry Memorial Center in Washington, Pennsylvania. With the win, the Saints end the regular season at 25-0 overall and 18-0 in the PAC. Thomas More will be the No. 1 seed...

Keith Taylor: Fox, Cats get tough down the stretch to overcome gritty Bulldogs

ATHENS — Georgia threw its best punch at Kentucky, but the Wildcats fought back. Kentucky countered J.J, Frazier’s career-high performance with some clutch plays down the stretch and escaped with an exciting 82-77 triumph over the Bulldogs to complete a regular-season sweep Saturday night. De’Aaron Fox goes up for a shot in Kentucky’s 82-77 win over Georgia Saturday night in Athens...

Beechwood girls’ basketball career scoring leader adds Player of the Year to list of accomplishments

Thanks to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine for sponsoring our girls’ high school basketball coverage once again this season. See all of our girls’ basketball stories here and watch for state tournament coverage March 8-12 from BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Ally Johnson, the first Beechwood girls’ basketball...