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Stoops says Cats will have to ‘kick it up a notch’ against Mississippi State

Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops addresses the media Monday ahead of the Wildcats’ contest against Mississippi State set for Saturday at Kroger Field. (Kentucky Today/Keith Taylor) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky took care of business against Murray State last week and to keep the pace going, Mark Stoops knows his team faces a tougher challenge Saturday against Mississippi State. “We’ve...

N.Ky. Sports Hall of Fame resumes inductions with six new members being added on Wednesday

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Joe Beard, a former basketball coach, athletic director and principal at Ludlow High School, will be a posthumous inductee into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday at Villa Hills Civic Club. The ceremony that begins at 1 p.m. is free and open to the public. Joe Beard Beard, who passed away last spring, was head coach of the Ludlow boys...

Lindqvist nets goal with 1:17 remaining in regulation to give NKU men’s soccer 2-1 victory at Green Bay

NKyTribune staff Rikard Lindqvist netted a goal with just 1:17 remaining in regulation to give the Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team a 2-1 win at Green Bay on Saturday night in a key Horizon League contest. Green Bay (4-1-1, 1-1-0 Horizon League) found the back of the net first, with Clay Brown giving the Phoenix a 1-0 advantage in the 72nd minute after teammate Bernard Assibey Rhule...

Thomas More rallies from 21-0 deficit, upsets No. 16 Wisconsin-Platteville, 35-28

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Staring at a 21-0 deficit in the first quarter, it appeared Thomas More College was about to suffer a humbling defeat on Saturday in its home opener against nationally ranked Wisconsin-Platteville. Instead, Thomas More roared from behind and tied the game by halftime, and then drove 80 yards for the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter to pull off a 35-28 upset...

No letdown for Stoops, Wildcats in dominating victory over Murray State

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson rushes toward the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter of a 48-10 win over Murray State Saturday at Kroger Field. (Kentucky Today/Tammie Brown) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky was coming off the biggest win of the Mark Stoops era and could have easily overlooked Murray State on Saturday. It didn’t happen. The Wildcats took the Racers seriously and...

CovCath makes big plays to offset Beechwood’s fast start in showdown between state champions

Luke Summe, center, scores CovCath’s first touchdown on an 85-yard kickoff return. (Photo by Bob Jackson) By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Covington Catholic football fans were stunned Friday when Beechwood opened the game with a 65-yard touchdown drive. But the Colonels made some big plays to ease their worried minds and rolled to a 49-14 victory on their home field. CovCath scored...

NKU volleyball wins fifth straight as Libs reaches 1,000 career digs; Thomas More remains unbeaten

NKyTribune staff The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team extended its winning streak to five on Friday at the Cougar Invitational, sweeping Louisiana Tech (25-18, 25-18, 25-12) and host Southern Illinois Edwardsville (25-16, 27-25, 25-14). Haley LibsHaley Libs and Miranda Wucherer both recorded double-doubles in the win over Louisiana Tech in the Norse’s tournament opener. Libs tallied...

Stoops sees no sign of a letdown going into Murray State encounter

Kentucky receiver Lynn Bowden races toward the end zone during Kentucky’s win over Florida last week. Kentucky hosts Murray State Saturday at noon. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops doesn’t see any signs of a letdown from his team going into Saturday’s non-conference encounter against Murray State. Coming off a highly-emotional 27-16 victory...

CovCath puts winning streak on the line against Beechwood in battle between state champions

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter If you can’t get excited about the Beechwood at Covington Catholic football game at 7 p.m. Friday, someone needs to check your pulse. The high schools are located within four miles of each other and their football programs have won a combined total of 20 state titles. The fact that both teams are defending state champions and ranked among the top 20...

Burlington’s Houston wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division finale

Boater Brandon Houston of Burlington, Kentucky, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on Indian Lake Sunday with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 19 pounds, 2 ounces. Houston took home $4,944 for his win. Houston “I started out fishing pads on Saturday, but I didn’t have a fish in the boat at 11 (a.m.),” said Houston, who earned his second...

Thomas More football faces big challenge on Saturday in home opener against UW-Platteville

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter The scoreboard operator and statistics crew at Thomas More College could be very busy on Saturday when the Saints play host to Wisconsin-Platteville at noon in a football showdown at BB&T Field. Consider that Wisconsin-Platteville opened its season with a 59-44 win at East Texas Baptist on Aug. 30. The Pioneers shredded the East Texas Baptist defense for 567 total...

Bouvier’s emergence not a surprise to UK teammates, coaching staff

Kentucky senior wide receiver David Bouvier, a former walk-on, leads the Wildcats with two touchdown receptions in the first two games. The Wildcats host Murray State Saturday at Kroger Field. (UK Athletics Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today David Bouvier’s emergence as one of Kentucky’s top receivers this season hasn’t been a surprise to offensive coordinator Eddie Gran. “It kind of started...

Former Highlands standout Dougherty named MSC Special Teams Player of the Week at Lindsey Wilson

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Former Highlands High School football standout Jared Dougherty, now the kicker and punter for Lindsey Wilson College, has been named the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Special Teams Player of the Week. Dougherty hit all five of his extra points and made his first field goal of the season during Lindsey Wilson’s 44-15 win over Ave Maria (Fla.) on Saturday....

Highlands boys soccer team remains unbeaten with 4-1 comeback victory over CovCath

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter For the first time this season, the Highlands boys soccer team had to come from behind to win a game and the Bluebirds did it against one of their biggest rivals. After giving up a goal in the first two minutes, Highlands buckled down and beat Covington Catholic, 4-1, on Tuesday at Tower Park to extend their unbeaten record to 11-0-1. Highlands forward Luke...

NFL Fantasy Football Lister Week 2: Hang loose with tight ends or ‘keep calm and carry one tight end’

By Marc Hardin NKyTribune contributor There are several successful strategies and myriad ways to build a winning fantasy football roster. Many owners can’t live without a top-flight tight end. Some owners have won their league after doing their shopping in the early draft rounds for the likes of recent vintage stars such as Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, Delanie Walker and Greg Olsen. Some...