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All “A” Classic: Brossart girls, Calvary boys fall short in 10th Region basketball championship games

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Brossart’s bid for a fourth consecutive 10th Region All “A” Classic girls basketball championship fell short Thursday when the Mustangs lost to Paris, 52-49, in the title game at Bracken County High School. The Mustangs’ only field goal in the fourth quarter was a 3-pointer by junior forward Molly Kramer that tied the score, 49-49,...

All “A” Classic: Holy Cross boys advance to 9th Region semifinals with fourth-quarter scoring surge

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Holy Cross outscored Beechwood, 26-11, in the fourth quarter to come away with a 78-60 victory in the quarterfinal round of the 9th Region All “A” Classic boys basketball tournament on Wednesday at Villa Madonna Academy. In that final quarter, junior guard Jacob Meyer scored 10 of his game-high 45 points and four of his teammates netted 16 for...

Kentucky Racing Spotlight with Jennie Rees and Joe Clabes features a vet-turned-jockey, a trainer, senator

Veterinarian-turned-jockey Ferrin Peterson, trainer Bill Morey and Kentucky State Senator Robin Webb are this week’s featured guests on Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA this Friday from 6-7 p.m. ET on Louisville’s ESPN 680 AM/105.7 FM. Peterson rode part-time at Golden Gate Fields while working on her veterinary medicine degree at the University of California Davis, plunging...

Prep Sports Notebook: Leading hitter on St. Henry volleyball team named Gatorade Player of the Year

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Taylor Preston, the leading hitter on St. Henry’s state champion volleyball team last season, has been named Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding athletic achievement along with academic excellence and exemplary character demonstrated outside of sports. Preston has maintained a 3.97 grade-point average, served as a...

Kentucky ‘let go of the rope’ late, but Wildcats hang on to beat Commodores 78-66 for SEC road win

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It took three attempts but Kentucky got a breakthrough on the road Tuesday night with a 78-66 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. The Wildcats (12-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) never trailed and held on despite going scoreless in the final six minutes of the contest after building a 28-point lead. Kentucky faltered in its previous two true road contests with late-game...

Prep Sports Notebook: Basketball teams enjoying remarkable turnarounds face off Tuesday night

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Two boys basketball teams that have made remarkable turnarounds at the halfway point of the 2021-22 regular season will face each other Tuesday when Lloyd visits Cooper in a game scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. With six weeks down and six more to go before the playoffs begin, Lloyd has an 11-1 record and Cooper stands at 12-3. Both teams are enjoying more...

Thomas More University head football coach Trevor Stellman, a TMU student-athlete, stepping down

Thomas More University head football coach Trevor Stellman is stepping down from his position leading the program, officially ending his 17-year stay at the University, Athletic Director Terry Connor announced. “My family and I have grown hand in hand with the University,” says Stellman. “Thomas More will always be a special place to us. I’d like to thank Athletic Director Terry Connor for...

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

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter  Walton-Verona shot 71 percent from the field during a second-half scoring binge that carried the Bearcats to an 80-72 win over Gallatin County in the championship game of the 8th Region All “A” Classic boys basketball tournament on Sunday at Eminence High School. This is the fifth time in the last six years that Walton-Verona has won the region...

All “A” Classic: Owen County ends Walton-Verona’s four-year reign as 8th Region girls champion

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The Walton-Verona girls basketball team’s four-year reign as 8th Region All “A” Classic champion came to an end Sunday when Owen County defeated the Bearcats, 44-37, in the title game at Eminence High School. It would’ve been the lowest scoring game of the season for the Bearcats, but one of their players hit a long 3-point shot as...

All “A” Classic: Holy Cross captures 9th Region girls title with scoring surge in second half against Ludlow

By Brendan Connelly NKyTribune sports reporter After his team’s slow start in the first half of the 9th Region All “A” Classic championship game on Saturday, Holy Cross girls basketball coach Ted Arlinghaus delivered a list of expectations for his players. “Don’t settle. Be the aggressor,” he told them. “Be the one to take it to the rim. Put the pressure on them. Go...

Kentucky’s TyTy Washington sets assist mark in Wildcats 92-77 win over Georgia Bulldogs

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today TyTy Washington’s debut as Kentucky’s starting point guard was a memorable one. Washington set a school record with 17 assists to go along with 17 points, leading the Wildcats to a 92-77 win over Georgia Saturday. Washington was thrust into the point-guard slot after starter Sahvir Wheeler suffered a neck strain earlier this week. TyTy Washington had 17 points...

All “A” Classic: Holy Cross girls advance to 9th Region final with win over defending champion

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Holy Cross is returning to the 9th Region All “A” Classic girls championship game after defeating Newport Central Catholic, 65-54, in the semifinal round of the small-school tournament on Friday at Ludlow. Last year, NewCath edged Holy Cross, 52-50, in the region final, but the rematch between the two teams on Friday was less dramatic. The Indians...

Kentucky’s Sahvir Wheeler could miss Saturday’s game against Georgia with neck strain

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky may be without its starting point guard Saturday. Sahvir Wheeler, who suffered a neck strain on a screen in the Wildcats’ 65-60 loss at LSU on Tuesday night, will unlikely play against his former teammates when Kentucky hosts Georgia. “The neck is still bothering him, so it will be day-to-day,” said Kentucky coach John Calipari, who didn’t expect...

KDA encouraging state’s student-athletes to apply for 2022 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year

Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2022 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year. The program is a partnership of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). “Athletics and agriculture have a lot in common. They both teach the value of effort, discipline,...

All “A” Classic: Walton-Verona boys win 8th Region semifinal game with fourth-quarter scoring run

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Walton-Verona advanced to the championship game of the 8th Region All “A” Classic boys basketball tournament with an 83-71 win over Owen County in the semifinals on Wednesday at Eminence High School. The Bearcats (8-6) will play Gallatin County (8-4) in the title game at 5 p.m. Saturday. The winner will get a berth in the Kentucky All “A”...