College Basketball – Blue/White Game Leaves Fans Ready for Season to Start – Mike Willis

Reid Travis with the drive – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

The annual Blue/White game is more than just an inter-squad scrimmage. It is the Big Blue Nations first glimpse of their Wildcats in Rupp Arena. Big Blue Madness offers an introduction of players, but it is the Blue/White game that gives the fans game-time action with defense being played. This year the fanbase was blessed with the early games played in the Bahamas, but for the average fan this is the first time to see the team in person. Continue reading College Basketball – Blue/White Game Leaves Fans Ready for Season to Start – Mike Willis

College Football – Cats beat the Commodores 14-7 – Michael Willis 10-20-18

It was a windy fall night as the Vanderbilt Commodores traveled to Lexington looking to upset the Wildcats. It was a low scoring affair that was once again called for the defense to hold their opponent to a low score and they succeeded. Benny Snell rushed 32 times for 169 yards in a somewhat of a comeback performance for him. Terry Wilson, however, only completed 3 of 9 passes for 18 yards and a touchdown.   Continue reading College Football – Cats beat the Commodores 14-7 – Michael Willis 10-20-18

High School Football – Weekend Wrap-up 10-19-18

The High School Football Regular Season has one more week with several teams battling down to the wire for a Playoff Spot. Here is how this weekends action ended:

Breathitt County 48 – 6 over Magoffin County

Corbin 41 – 0 at Casey County

Estill 26 – 18 over Knott Central

Harlan County  40 – 14 at Perry Central

Hazard 41 – 7 over Leslie County

Johnson Central 47 – 24 over Ashland Blazer

Letcher Central 21 – 20 @ Whitley County

Powell 34 – 22 over Morgan County

Prestonsburg 36 – 0 over Betsy Layne

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High School Football – Bulldogs Ground the Eagles on Homecoming Night

October 20, 2018 – Hazard, Kentucky – JJ Baker – Bluegrass Sports Nation – Hazard Football Columnist

Coming into the game Friday night, the Leslie County Eagles were clicking on all cylinders offensively it seemed. In the last 4 games they had won 3 of 4 and were averaging over 40 points per game. Enter the Hazard Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have been up and down defensively this season and had been in battles for two out of the last three weeks, going 1-2 in that stretch with losses to district rival Pikeville and Class A contender Paintsville. It seemed as though Leslie caught the Bulldogs on a night were they were focused and sharp. Continue reading High School Football – Bulldogs Ground the Eagles on Homecoming Night

High School Football – BREATHITT CAPS SEASON WITH 7TH STRAIGHT WIN

    

Cameron Stacy loads up for the pass – Photo Brendon Miller – BSN

October 19, 2018 – Jackson, Kentucky –      CASEY ALLEN – Bluegrass Sports Nation Breathitt Football Columnist

 Breathitt cruised to a 48-6 victory over the Magoffin County Hornets on the River Bank to end their regular season in a penalty marred game.  Although Breathitt lit up the score board, Breathitt Head Coach Kyle Moore knows that eliminating penalties is a must for the Bobcats to be successful in the playoffs, “The game got a little ugly for us in the second quarter. Continue reading High School Football – BREATHITT CAPS SEASON WITH 7TH STRAIGHT WIN

High School Football – “Dear Commodores,”

This is not your typical postgame Perry Central column here on Bluegrass Sports Nation. I take my job as a columnist seriously and do my best to give you folks something to read that’s void of any personal opinions and just let the coaches and players do the talking while I connect the dots. This week I am taking a different approach. Sometimes the stats don’t tell the story. There are weeks when the scoreboard may declare a winner and loser, but
the game lingers on. This is one of those weeks. So instead of numbers and quotes jammed into an article, I’m penning a letter.

Continue reading High School Football – “Dear Commodores,”

High School Football – Four things you need to know about Perry Central vs Harlan County

October 18, 2018 – Hazard, Kentucky – NATHAN LYTTLE – Bluegrass Sports Nation Perry Central Football Columnist

The Perry Central Commodores are 7-1 and have a lot of history on the table Friday night when they take on the Harlan County Black Bears. Here are four things you need to know about this game.

Continue reading High School Football – Four things you need to know about Perry Central vs Harlan County

High School Football – BOBCATS LOOK to FINISH the REGULAR SEASON STRONG

October 18, 2018 – CASEY ALLEN – Bluegrass Sports Nation Breathitt Football Columnist

Breathitt, after starting the season 0-3, has completely taken the Region by storm by winning six (6) straight games and capturing their first district crown since 2013.  The name Breathitt, carries weight in the Mountains, this group of Bobcats are now known.  The Six (6) straight wins also mark the program’s first winning season since 2013.  After making a statement by beating a 6-1 Powell County team 50-34 to snatch the District crown, it would be easy to have a let-down.  Coach Moore and the Bobcats will look to avoid that as they host a hungry Magoffin County team on Friday Night at Mike Holcomb Athletic Complex. Continue reading High School Football – BOBCATS LOOK to FINISH the REGULAR SEASON STRONG

High School Football – Bulldogs will Host the Leslie County Eagles During Homecoming Night

Leslie County v. Hazard Preview

October 18, 2018 – Hazard, Kentucky – JJ Baker – Bluegrass Sports Nation – Hazard Football Columnist

Two out of the last three weeks have been hard on the Bulldogs. Not only have they lost to their cross district rival the Pikeville Panthers, they also came up short against another Class A foe in the form of the Paintsville Tigers. Both games were very close contests that saw the Bulldogs with an opportunity to win on their last possession of each game. Continue reading High School Football – Bulldogs will Host the Leslie County Eagles During Homecoming Night

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