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Former South Laurel basketball standout Grubb to join NKU for upcoming season

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Northern Kentucky University is adding 6-foot-1 guard Jared Grubb to the roster for the upcoming season. Grubb averaged 20.1 points per game as a senior for South Laurel High School during the 2016-17 season. He knocked down 51 shots from 3-point range and also converted 79 percent of his free throws. Jared Grubb (25) averaged 20.1 points per game as a senior for South...

Martinez drives in five runs, River City rolls to 9-0 victory over Florence Freedom on Friday night

NKyTribune staff Braxton Martinez was 3-for-4 with a homer and five runs batted in Friday night as the River City Rascals rolled to a 9-0 win over the visiting Florence Freedom. Martinez collected a pair of two-run singles during the first three innings as River City built a 5-0 lead. The Rascals plated three more runs in the fourth to extend their advantage to 8-0 and cruised to the victory behind...

Calipari happy for four NBA draftees, disappointed Gabriel not chosen

Kentucky coach John Calipari was happy to see four of his former players selected in the NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari felt a mixed bag of emotions after watching the NBA Draft unfold Thursday night on Brooklyn, New York. Four of his former players — Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo and...

Florence Freedom post 5-2 win over Evansville Otters on Thursday night, take two of three in series

By David Kubota NKyTribune reporter The Florence Freedom toppled the Evansville Otters, 5-2, on Thursday to win their third straight series. In the bottom of the first with the bases loaded, the Freedom’s Andre Mercurio hit a run-scoring single to drive in Caleb Lopes. Later that inning, Jordan Brower’s sacrifice fly gave the Freedom a 2-0 advantage. Leading 3-0, Austin Wobrock slammed...

Ex-Cats hit jackpot: Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander lottery picks in NBA Draft

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kevin Knox heard the boos after he was taken as the No. 9 pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York, but didn’t seem to mind the jeers moments after he was chosen by the New York Knicks. Many Knicks fans in attendance were chanting for Michael Porter Jr. of Missouri, who was later chosen as the No. 14 pick by the Denver Nuggets. Kevin Knox was chosen...

Ex-UK standout Woodyard, coach Guy Morriss to be inducted into Kentucky Pro Football HOF

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Wesley Woodyard and Guy Morriss will join an elite class Friday night when both players are inducted into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame at the Lexington Opera House. Woodyard, currently a linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, was one of Kentucky’s top defensive players during the Rich Brooks era and was part of two teams that posted back-to-back eight-win seasons...

Evansville Otters use 18-hit attack to post 8-5 victory over Florence Freedom on Wednesday

By David Kubota NKyTribune reporter The Florence Freedom could not overcome an 18-hit attack by the Evansville Otters during an 8-5 loss on Wednesday at UC Health Stadium. Evansville wasted no time getting the scoring started as the Otters utilized singles from three of their first four hitters to plate the game’s first run. Freedom starter Chuck Weaver was able to limit the damage, stranding a pair...

Graduate transfer Reid Travis looking forward to fresh start at Kentucky

Reid Travis was one of the top players in the Pac-12 last year and will play at Kentucky next season as a graduate transfer. (Bob Drebin/isiphotos.com) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It didn’t take Reid Travis long to make a decision on his future. Travis, one of the top players in the Pac-12 during the past two years, announced he will attend Kentucky as a graduate transfer next season to pursue...

Griffin Elite Sports hosting Kid Camps thoughout July for kids ages 6-12, involving all kinds of sports

By David Kubota NKyTribune reporter The Griffin Elite Sports Performance & Wellness Center will be hosting camps throughout July for kids ages 6-12 promoting various sports activities. The camps will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday of July and include, basketball and soccer drills and games, as well as various agility and obstacle courses.   Griffin Elite opened in...

Around the links in Northern Kentucky: Lucas to play at Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship

By Marc Hardin NKyTribune contributor Course familiarity and a fortuitous schedule break has lured veteran Northern Kentucky golfer Lance Lucas back to the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association’s marquee event. Lucas will tee it up next week at the 109th Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship at Triple Crown Country Club after a two-year layoff, and he likes his timing. “I’m really...

Ewing smashes seventh-inning homer to snap tie, lifts Florence to 5-4 win over Evansville

By David Kubota NKyTribune reporter Skylar Ewing made his debut with the Florence Freedom a memorable experience Tuesday night at UC Health Stadium. In his first game as a member of the Freedom, Ewing hammered a seventh-inning solo home run to snap a 4-all tie and give Florence a 5-4 win over the visiting Evansville Otters. Florence started strong as Jordan Brower smashed a two-run homer in the second...

Anthony Davis, Jacob Tamme newest members of UK Athletics HOF class

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Anthony Davis made a lasting impact during his short career at the University of Kentucky. Davis helped lead the Wildcats to their eighth national title in 2012 and will also be among six newest inductees into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. Davis, a six-year NBA veteran and currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, owns the school record...

Ellis Park starts summer meet July 1, predicting better purses, more stakes and momentem

Building on the momentum of recent years was the theme of Monday’s annual Call to the Post Media Day at Ellis Park. The 30-date thoroughbred meet runs July 1 through Labor Day, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus Wednesday July 4, Thursday July 5 and Monday Sept. 3. There is no racing Saturday, Sept. 1. “This is the 12th year I’ve been here since we bought the track from Churchill...

UK coach Calipari still getting a feel for where his players will land in the draft

Kentucky coach John Calipari is still getting a feel as to where his players will land in the NBA Draft set for Thursday night in Brooklyn, New York. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari isn’t sure if all of his players will get chosen in the NBA Draft Thursday night and is still in the process of figuring things out. “There is a lot of interest in a lot of...

Thomas More places 39 student-athletes on Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll

NKyTribune staff A total of 39 winter/spring student-athletes from Thomas More College were named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester. The PAC Academic Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition. Since joining the PAC during...