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Dave Cowens honored at Newport Central Catholic for being lead donor for new gymnasium floor

Newport Central Catholic High School hosted a gymnasium floor ceremony today for the current student body in gratitude for the lead donor Dave Cowens.    Cowens, a 1966 graduate of Newport Catholic, went on to find successes in the NBA playing for the Boston Celtics.  He earned NBA Rookie of the Year in 1970-71 season, NBA MVP 1972-73, was a seven-time NBA All-Star and inducted into the Basketball...

Watford scores winning goal in OT, Murray State women’s soccer posts 2-1 victory over NKU

NKyTribune staff Miyah Watford scored a goal less than two minutes into overtime Sunday to give the Murray State women’s soccer team a 2-1 victory over visiting Northern Kentucky University at Cutchin Field. Miyah WatfordAbby Jones assisted Watford’s winning shot, which found the back of the net in the far corner. Watford also tallied a first-half goal for the Racers, who finished with a 19-9 advantage...

Evansville Otters post 8-7 victory over Florence Freedom on Saturday night

NKyTribune staff David Cronin homered and scored three times Saturday night as the Evansville Otters took advantage of four errors by the Florence Freedom and posted an 8-7 win at UC Health Stadium. Evansville scored three unearned runs to pull out the road victory. Cronin went 2-for-5 and added two runs batted in for the Otters, who scored twice in the top of the eighth inning to snap a 6-all tie. John...

Snell: Cats feeling like ‘Superman’ following second scrimmage of camp

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops watches his team scrimmage Saturday at Kroger Field. Stoops was pleased with his team’s showing, compared to a week ago, which produced unacceptable results. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The Kentucky football team was soaring following its second preseason scrimmage Saturday at Kroger Field. Unlike last week’s scrimmage, this one produced...

New quarterback joins list of CovCath playmakers in 40-7 season opening win against Ryle

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The proven playmakers returning from Covington Catholic’s undefeated state championship football team opened the new season Friday with impressive performances in a 40-7 win over Ryle. But sophomore quarterback Caleb Jacob’s debut seemed to please coach Eddie Eviston the most. CovCath running back Casey McGinness slips a tackle to score one...

NKU women’s soccer team opens season with 3-0 win over Indiana State on Friday night

NKyTribune staff Chloe Mills, Emily Soltes and Samantha Duwel all scored goals Friday night as the Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team opened the season with a 3-0 win over visiting Indiana State. Mills began the scoring for NKU at the 15:24 mark, tapping in a shot from inside the box after a corner kick deflected off a defender. Eight minutes later, Soltes converted a penalty kick to...

High school football season opens with intriguing storylines based on last year’s results

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Covington Catholic posted a perfect 15-0 record last football season while Holy Cross didn’t win a single game. Those winning and losing streaks create two of the intriguing storylines for the opening night of the 2018 season on Friday. CovCath running back Casey McGinness Both teams will face formidable opponents. CovCath visits Ryle in a Skyline Chili...

Thomas More’s Finke named PAC’s nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

Former Thomas More College softball player Laura Finke has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference nominee for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year following her outstanding career with the Saints. One of the most prestigious NCAA awards, the NCAA established the Woman of the Year Award in 1991 to celebrate the achievements of women in intercollegiate athletics. Now in its 28th year, the NCAA...

2018 Prep Football Previews: Derry brothers ready to do their part in Beechwood’s bid for 14th state title

The NKyTribune is featuring each of the 21 high school football teams in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties leading up to the first games of the 2018 season on Friday. We will then provide focused coverage of our local teams throughout the regular season and into the playoffs. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Four words have become a mantra for Beechwood football players. Before a game,...

Lakeside Park native Hentz, now a star at Stanford, named to preseason All-Pac-12 volleyball team

NKyTribune staff Former Notre Dame Academy standout Morgan Hentz, now a star libero for NCAA powerhouse Stanford, has been named to the preseason All-Pacific-12 Conference volleyball team. Hentz, a native of Lakeside Park, is one of five returning starters for Stanford. The Cardinal were picked as preseason Pac-12 favorites on Wednesday, receiving all 11 possible votes for 121 points to come out first...

UK’s playmaker receiver Lynn Bowden is all business in fall workouts

Kentucky receiver Lynn Bowden, left, shares a laugh with teammate Akeem Hayes, right, during media day earlier this month at Kroger Field. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Lynn Bowden was relaxed and cutting up with his teammates during media day earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean he’s taking a laid-back approach going into his sophomore season with the Wildcats. “It’s...

Milwaukee selected as Horizon League women’s soccer preseason favorite; NKU picked fourth in poll

NKyTribune staff Milwaukee has been voted the women’s soccer preseason favorite in the Horizon League coaches’ poll. Northern Kentucky University is fourth in the preseason poll. Milwaukee topped the poll with 87 points, including five first-place votes. The Panthers return reigning Defensive Player of the Year Kelli Swenson along with first team all-league honoree Lourdes Onwuemeka. Defending...

2018 Prep Football Previews: Holy Cross players have higher expectations following winless season

The NKyTribune is featuring each of the 21 high school football teams in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties leading up to the first games of the 2018 season on Friday. We will then provide focused coverage of our local teams throughout the regular season and into the playoffs. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The last two seasons have been a wild ride for three seniors on the Holy Cross...

Around the links in Northern Kentucky: U.S. Kids Golf Golden Triangle Fall Local Tour tees off Sept. 9

By Marc Hardin NKyTribune contributor When the inaugural season of the U.S. Kids Golf Golden Triangle Fall Local Tour tees off Sept. 9 at Reeves Golf Course in Cincinnati, local tour director Adam Fangman will feel like he has hit a hole-in-one. “It’s exciting. I can’t wait to get it started,” he said. “This is the second part of our tour. We started the Spring Tour earlier...

Gran: Former walk-on receiver Bouvier MVP of UK training camp

Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran was pleased with the way the Wildcats bounced back this week following a poor showing in a scrimmage last week. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today If training camp ended this week, David Bouvier would be considered Kentucky’s Most Valuable Player. Bouvier, a former standout at Lexington Catholic High School who earned a scholarship...