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Calipari’s ejection gives Cats the spark they needed in 73-66 win over Arkansas in Fayetteville

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The message was simple and Kentucky responded to adversity with ease in a 73-66 win at Arkansas on Saturday. That message came after Kentucky coach John Calipari was ejected following a double technical foul with 8:19 remaining and the Wildcats in a 44-44 deadlock. The Razorbacks took a 47-44 lead after making three of four free throws, but Kentucky went on a 15-2 run...

St. Henry prevails in another wild finish to claim first 9th Region All “A” Classic boys title since 2008

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter A steady stream of friends, fans and former players congratulated St. Henry coach Dave Faust after his team’s 49-46 victory over Beechwood in the championship game of the 9th Region All “A” Classic boys basketball tournament on Saturday. As he shook hands and exchanged hugs, Faust enjoyed watching his players cut down the nets and pose...

Don Owen: Motivated and focused, NKU continues to prove toughness overcomes adversity

Be completely honest. Think back to October, just a few weeks before the college basketball season tipped off. Did you really expect to see Northern Kentucky sporting an impressive 14-6 record at this point in the season? Now, be completely honest again. After watching Jalen Tate miss 10 games due to a broken hand, and later learn Dantez Walton would be out for an indefinite period with a chest/shoulder...

Battaglia’s Turfway Park selections for Saturday

Turfway Park’s Mike Battaglia provides daily selections and comments for the Tribune during the live racing meets. Battaglia SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020 RACE 1 PATSY J was very impressive drawing off to win in her first try on the Turfway Poly and the runner-up in that one came back to win by six lengths next out. She moves up in class tonight but is capable of the repeat score. CHARGAREE was a game...

Brossart sweeps 10th Region All “A” Classic basketball titles for fifth time in nine years

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Brossart remained the premier program in 10th Region All “A” Classic basketball after winning boys and girls championship games on Thursday at Robertson County High School. The Brossart girls won a low-scoring defensive battle against Nicholas County, 34-24, in the first game. The Brossart boys followed that up with one of their best offensive performances...

Fantastic finish puts St. Henry in championship game of 9th Region All “A” Classic boys basketball playoffs

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter St. Henry scored nine straight points in the last two minutes and defeated Newport Central Catholic, 57-55, in the semifinals of the 9th Region All “A” Classic boys basketball tournament on Friday at St. Henry. The Crusaders advance to the regional championship game for the first time since 2015. They’ll face Beechwood at 7 p.m. Saturday...

Nun the Less continues love affair with Turfway Park polytrack, takes Forego Stakes

Nun the Less again proved his affinity for Turfway Park, coming off an eight-month layoff to take Friday night’s $75,000 Forego Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over runner-up Glennwood and another four lengths over third-place finisher Hemp Hemp Hurray. Nun the Less proved his affinity for Turfway Park, taking the Forego Stakes at Turfway Park off an eight-month layoff, Rodney Prescott up. Credit: Coady...

No longer a laughing matter for NKU fans, Cleveland State visits BB&T Arena on Saturday night

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Northern Kentucky basketball fans will not be laughing when Cleveland State arrives at BB&T Arena on Saturday night. Not after what’s happened the last two seasons, when the underdog Vikings spoiled a pair of important evenings for the Norse with huge upsets. Two years ago, Cleveland State upset top-seeded NKU in the Horizon League Tournament and ended the Norse’s...

Battaglia’s Turfway Park selections for Friday

Turfway Park’s Mike Battaglia provides daily selections and comments for the Tribune during the live racing meets. Battaglia FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020 RACE 1 LUCKY AT JUSTICE was a close-up fourth against starter allowance runners last out. She drops back to the bottom tonight and appears to be in a good spot to get the win for William Morey with Corrales back aboard. BANG likes this track and comes...

Sharpe joins 1,000-point club, NKU extends win streak to four with 88-63 triumph over Youngstown State

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Tyler Sharpe can give you at least 1,000 reasons that Northern Kentucky’s resounding 88-63 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday night will always be a pleasant memory. That’s because the torrid-shooting guard became the latest member of NKU’s 1,000-point club during the Norse’s convincing win at BB&T Arena. And he didn’t waste any time joining the...

Battaglia’s Turfway Park selections for Thursday

Turfway Park’s Mike Battaglia provides daily selections and comments for the Tribune during the live racing meets. Battaglia THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020 RACE 1 VIDA LEVA EU just missed last out at this level and a repeat of that one would be good enough to win here. HOLY COOKIE finished a length behind the top pick last out and will be running at the end. MISS VICKI has the speed to be dangerous. RACE...

Wildcats blow 14-point lead, fall to Gamecocks on last-second shot Wednesday night in Columbia

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky’s four-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday night in South Carolina. The 10th-ranked Wildcats suffered their first Southeastern Conference loss of the season with an 81-78 setback to South Carolina in Columbia. It was the first league victory of the season for the Gamecocks (9-7, 1-2), who rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half and used...

Don Owen: NKU braces for furious Thursday night storm as Youngstown State invades BB&T Arena

A furious winter storm is scheduled to hit Northern Kentucky on Thursday night. It’s forcefully approaching from the Northeast Ohio region, and Highland Heights is bracing for its arrival at 7 p.m. The warning sirens are no doubt being tested inside BB&T Arena in preparation for this storm. This front isn’t going to weaken, either. How winter-like will it be, you ask? The forecast even includes...

Brossart basketball teams advance to 10th Region All “A” Classic finals for second consecutive year

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Brossart has a chance to sweep the 10th Region All “A” Classic boys and girls basketball titles for the second straight year, but the two teams took different paths to the championship finals. Both teams played Paris in regional semifinal games on Tuesday at Robertson County High School. While the girls rolled to a 53-28 win, the boys needed a late rally...

Former high school athletes will be honored during Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Wednesday

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Two induction ceremonies will take place Wednesday when the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and the Covington Catholic Hall of Fame add new members. Julie Farley-Kelly Former athletes at four local high schools comprise the list of inductees into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Villa Hills Civic Club. One of them is...