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Season completed by Thomas More’s golf teams set some records worth celebrating

Thomas More’s women’s golf team completed their season recently at the Mid-South Conference Championship held at Bowling Green Country Club. While the season ended, the team had some accomplishments worth celebrating. They shot a school record for a one-day team score of 330 on Sunday, 3/21/21, at Perry Park Golf Course in Perry Park. On Saturday, 3/27/21, the women tied their newly set...

Prep Sports Notebook: Newcomers will face veterans in semifinals of 9th Region boys tennis tournament

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Covington Catholic singles players Brady Hussey and Jackson Poulos earned berths in the state high school tennis tournament for the first time by winning quarterfinal matches in the 9th Region tournament on Monday at CovCath. In the semifinal round on Tuesday, both of them will play state tournament veterans when Hussey meets Peter Laskey of Highlands and...

NKU Esports becomes member of Esports Collegiate conference and will compete next school year

Northern Kentucky University and Esports Collegiate (ESC) announced an agreement for NKU to become a full member institution beginning with the 2021 fall season. “NKU is delighted to join the ESC conference. Our university’s participation in ESC will undoubtedly establish regional and national rivalries against universities that share a deep commitment to advancing student success and academic...

Top seeds in 9th Region boys tennis tournament have little trouble advancing to quarterfinal round

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The top eight seeds in singles and doubles all won matches in straight sets during the opening rounds of the 9th Region boys tennis tournament on Saturday at Covington Catholic and Notre Dame. The boys tournament will resume on Monday at CovCath with eight quarterfinal matches between the seeded contenders. The 9th Region girls tournament is scheduled to...

Billy Reed: All eyes on Preakness to see if star-crossed colt Medina Spirit can be competitive

LOUISVILLE – Almost all horse racing fans around the nation will be watching this afternoon’s Preakness Stakes so they can make a judgement about Medina Spirit. The star-crossed colt won the Kentucky Derby, putting the exclamation point on a delightful story, only to have his victory put in doubt when an illegal medication was detected in his post-race urinalysis. Billy Reed is a member of the...

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani, infielder Jordan Pacheco join Lexington Legends

Tony Cingrani The Lexington Legends on Thursday announced they have agreed to terms with former Cincinnati Reds Tony Cingrani and Jordan Pacheco. Tony Cingrani was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Rice University. He made his MLB Debut soon after on September 9, 2012. Cingrani went on to pitch in six seasons for the Reds and 2 seasons...

Walton-Verona baseball team’s first appearance in All “A” Classic championship game did not go well

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Owensboro Catholic hit three home runs in the top of the first inning to take a 4-0 lead and went on to defeat Walton-Verona, 12-2, in five innings in the championship game of the All “A” Classic state baseball tournament on Thursday at Louisville Holy Cross High School. It was the first time that a Walton-Verona team reached the championship...

Prep Sports Notebook: Beechwood quarterback will play another season for state champion Tigers

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Beechwood senior quarterback Cameron Hergott wants to get a scholarship to play college football and he hopes to make that happen by spending another year playing on the high school level. Hergott, who was named Mr. Kentucky Football after leading Beechwood to the Class 2A state championship last season, announced Tuesday on Twitter that he will take advantage...

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s victory is in jeopardy over positive post-race drug test

Staff report In a terrific blow to racing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is investigating the report that Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for an excessive amount of the steriod betamethasone after the race May 1. Betamethsone is sometimes used to treat pain and inflammation in horses and is a forbidden race-day drug. It is legal under Kentucky racing rules but it must be...

Billy Reed: A happy mom indeed, Gail Rice bred Medina Spirit, the winner of the 147th Kentucky Derby

I wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all the great moms out there, but with no disrespect intended to anybody, I’ve decided to concentrate on one who recently crossed my path. Her name is Gail Rice, and if you look up Medina Spirit on your Kentucky Derby 147 program, you will see she is listed as the colt’s breeder. You are excused if you have never heard of her, because you definitely are in...

Six former athletes to be inducted in the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

By Andy Furman NKy Sports Hall of Fame A total of six former athletes will be inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, Wednesday, May 19th at the Villa Hills Civic Club. The announcement was made by Joe Brennan, President of the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. The six new inductees will bring the total over 1,500 members in the Hall. The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame...

CovCath edges district rival Beechwood, 4-3, to remain state’s only undefeated baseball team

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Covington Catholic remained the state’s only undefeated high school baseball team this spring with a 4-3 win over Beechwood in a 35th District seeding game on Wednesday in Fort Mitchell. It was the 19th consecutive win for the Colonels, who had lost eight of their previous 10 games against Beechwood over the previous five seasons. Beechwood’s...

Covington Catholic’s CJ Frederick, a shooting guard, transfers from Iowa to play for the UK Wildcats

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky added a shooting guard to its roster next season as Iowa transfer CJ Fredrick committed to the Wildcats. Fredrick entered the NCAA transfer portal two weeks ago and was considered a target for Kentucky, since he played his prep career at Covington Catholic, where he led the Colonels to a state title three years ago. Former Covington Catholic Player, CJ Frederick...

Prep Sports Notebook: Two-time state champion cross country runner makes college choice

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Highlands senior Maggie Schroeder, the most successful distance runner in her school’s history, signed a letter of intent with Northern Kentucky University on Wednesday. As a sophomore, Schroeder became the first Highlands runner to win an individual state championship in cross country. Last fall, she finished first in the Class 2A state meet once again,...

UK’s Davion Mintz declares for NBA draft but leaves door open for possible return to Wildcats next season

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Davion Mintz declared for the NBA Draft, but is leaving his options open for a possible return to Kentucky next season. Following two months of “reflection and personal evaluation,” Mintz decided to explore his future options beyond playing a possible second season with the Wildcats. Under current NCAA rules, Mintz can sign with an agent certified by the NCAA, while...