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All “A” Classic: Burries scores 42 points to put Newport boys in 9th Region final against Beechwood

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Senior guard MeKell Burries scored 42 points in one of his best offensive performances of the season and Newport whipped Holy Cross, 84-66, in Friday’s semifinal round of the 9th Region All “A” Classic boys’ basketball tournament at Newport. Newport senior guard MeKell Burries scored 42 points in his team’s semifinal win over...

Turfway Park selections for Saturday

Turfway Park’s Mike Battaglia provides daily selections and comments for the Tribune during the live racing meets. Battaglia Battaglia selections for Saturday, Jan. 20 RACE 1 MR GREY ran well in both of his races over this track for Chip Brownfield. He will be rallying from off of the pace and rates the slight edge with Franklin back aboard. CONQUEST SKEDADDLE stopped badly last out after pressing...

Wellabled dominates Forego Stakes field at Turfway Park; pushes career earnings above $200,000

Wellabled was fifth out of the gate but surged quickly between horses to set all the pace in the 34th running of the $50,000 black type Forego Stakes at Turfway Park Friday. Provided photo The 4-year-old son of Shackleford drew away unchallenged to win by seven lengths over the stalking Lanier, while Crewman, last year’s Forego winner, moved up from mid-pack among the 12-horse field to finish another...

All “A” Classic: Walton-Verona girls win 8th Region title game by turning takeaways into points

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Walton-Verona scored 34 points off turnovers and rolled to a 72-36 win over Carroll County in the championship game of the All “A” Classic girls’ basketball tournament on Friday at Walton-Verona. Walton-Verona junior forward Brooke Perry, No. 13, scored a game-high 19 points in the win over Carroll County. (Photo by Carla Martin) The Bearcats...

Calipari wants Cats to get back to having fun on the court again

Kentucky coach John Calipari and the Wildcats will take on Florida in an ESPN Gameday encounter Saturday at Rupp Arena. The Wildcats are coming off a 76-68 loss at South Carolina earlier this week. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari knows all about Florida but wants his team to get mentally right going into Saturday’s ESPN GameDay showdown against the Gators. “You...

All “A” Classic: Brossart girls falter in second half of 10th Region championship game

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Nicholas County outscored Brossart, 27-14, in the second half to come away with a 50-37 win in the championship game of the 10th Region All “A” Classic girls’ basketball tournament on Thursday at Nicholas County. Brossart freshman forward Marie Kiefer, right, was named to the 10th Region All “A” Classic all-tournament team....

Turfway Park selections for Friday

Turfway Park’s Mike Battaglia provides daily selections and comments for the Tribune during the live racing meets. Battaglia Battaglia Selections for Friday, Jan. 19 RACE 1 COOPER’S KEEPER was second at this level last out and should get a good trip from just off of the pace tonight. Give her the slight edge in the opener. CELTIC GOLD exits the same race as the top pick. She lost all chance...

McDonald, Holland collect double-doubles, NKU gives Brannen perfect birthday gift with 91-64 win

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin road jinx officially ended for Northern Kentucky University on Thursday night during a 91-64 victory at Milwaukee. Drew McDonald scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as NKU shot 60 percent from the field and earned its first-ever win on the rugged Milwaukee/Green Bay road swing. The Norse — who joined the Horizon League in 2015 — had...

Turfway Park selections for Thursday

Turfway Park’s Mike Battaglia provides daily selections and comments for the Tribune during the live racing meets. Battaglia Selections for Thursday, Jan. 18 RACE 1 ROB AND JOHNS GIRL didn’t show much in her first race back after a four-month layoff but drops to the bottom tonight. She likes this track and figures to improve enough to beat this field. TALIAFERRO COUNTY looked good winning two...

All “A” Classic: Walton-Verona boys edge Gallatin County in 8th Region championship game

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter After being postponed by winter weather three times over the last two weeks, the 8th Region All “A” Classic boys’ championship game was finally played Wednesday night at Owen County High School and it turned out to be worth the wait. Walton-Verona guard Brennan Stanley made six 3-point shots and scored a season-high 32 points in the regional...

Thomas More men rally past Saint Vincent in PAC first-place showdown; TMC women win streak at 14

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter In a showdown for first place in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, Damion King scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists to lead the Thomas More College men’s basketball team to a 75-57 victory over Saint Vincent College on Wednesday night at the Connor Convocation Center. Thomas More’s Damion King drives against Saint Vincent...

Cats to open season against Duke in State Farm Champions Classic next season

Kentucky coach John Calipari and the Wildcats will open the season against Duke in the State Farm Champions Classic next season in Indianapolis. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky will tip off its against Duke next season in the State Farm Champions Classic. The two tradition-rich programs will play each other in a doubleheader at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on...

Rugged trip to frigid Wisconsin looms for NKU, beginning at Milwaukee on Thursday night

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter This is a road trip Northern Kentucky University is probably dreading, and it’s not just because the Wisconsin weather figures to be downright frigid. Since joining the Horizon League in 2015, NKU has journeyed twice to Wisconsin for games against Milwaukee and Green Bay. And both times, the Norse returned to Highland Heights with a pair of losses. NKU’s Tyler...

Cats lose big lead, falter down the stretch in 76-68 loss at South Carolina

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jarred Vanderbilt made his much-anticipated debut but Kentucky couldn’t fend off South Carolina and dropped a 76-68 setback Tuesday night. Kentucky led by 14 with 13 minutes remaining, but the Gamecocks used a 26-8 run to grab the lead for good down the stretch and run their record to 7-1 at home this season. The Wildcats lost their second Southeastern...

Cleveland State women hold off late NKU rally, pull out 70-65 victory at BB&T Arena

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Khayla Livingston and Ashanti Abshaw combined for 48 points as the Cleveland State women’s basketball team held off a late Northern Kentucky University rally and posted a 70-65 win at BB&T Arena on Monday night. NKU’s Mikayla Terry attempts a driving layup with six seconds remaining in the game and the Norse trailing 68-65. Cleveland State pulled out a 70-65...