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High School Football Playoffs – Central Jackets Outlast Redhounds in 3A State Title Game

December 1, 2018 – Lexington, Kentucky – JJ Baker – Bluegrass Sports Nation Football Columnist

Since taking over the head coaching job in 2014, Justin Haddix’s Redhounds have been focused on one goal and that is bring the 4th state championship back to Corbin. Haddix was hired to help Corbin regain their status as one of the elites in their class.

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High School Football Playoffs – PIKEVILLE DENIED IN FINAL MINUTE

November 30, 2018 – Lexington, Kentucky – CASEY ALLEN- Bluegrass Sports Nation High School Football Columnist

As a football fan, how could anyone not appreciate a game like this one. Two teams that were evenly matched battling it out for a state title. No game is won on a single play, and no game is lost on a single play either. This game was a tale of two halves. Continue reading High School Football Playoffs – PIKEVILLE DENIED IN FINAL MINUTE

COLLEGE SOCCER NCAA TOURNAMENT – KENTUCKY MEN’S SOCCER’S HISTORIC SEASON ENDS IN ELITE EIGHT

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LEXINGTON, KY. – The No. 3 Kentucky men’s soccer team’s program-record season ended in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament as the Wildcats fell 1-0 to No. 11-seed Maryland on Friday in front of 3,228 fans at The Bell. Continue reading COLLEGE SOCCER NCAA TOURNAMENT – KENTUCKY MEN’S SOCCER’S HISTORIC SEASON ENDS IN ELITE EIGHT

High School Football Playoffs – Johnson Central Will Square Off Against Franklin-Simpson in a Class 4A Slug-Fest

Coach Matney and Preece – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

November 29, 2018 – JJ Baker – Bluegrass Sports Nation Football Columnist

You have to go all the way back to 2014 to find a 4A state championship game that doesn’t have the Johnson Central Golden Eagles playing for a title. Since that time, the Golden Eagles have been on one of the best four year runs of any school, regardless of class. Over that span they have gone an astonishing 51-7. Head coach Jim Matney has put together a juggernaut of a mountain football program during that period and brought Johnson Central’s first state title home to Paintsville during the 2016 season. On Saturday, December 1st, the Golden Eagles will once again square off with a familiar opponent in the Class 4A Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl State Championship at Kroger Field.  For the third year in a row they will face off with the Wildcats of Franklin-Simpson. Continue reading High School Football Playoffs – Johnson Central Will Square Off Against Franklin-Simpson in a Class 4A Slug-Fest

High School Football Playoffs – ALL GAS NO BRAKES

November 29, 2018 = Casey Allen-Bluegrass Sports Nation High School Football Columnist

It all comes down to this.  48 minutes away from being crowned Kings of the Bluegrass.  You don’t get here unless you deal with adversity and handle your business.  In Class 1A, two teams have done just that.  The Beechwood Tigers and the Pikeville Panthers are set to dance for the Kentucky Class 1A State Championship tomorrow at 2:00 at Kroger Field. Continue reading High School Football Playoffs – ALL GAS NO BRAKES

High School Football Playoff – UNFINISHED BUSINESS

November 29, 2018 – Casey Allen- Bluegrass Sports Nation High School Football Columnist

What a year it has been for the Redhounds of Corbin.  One year ago the Redhounds were licking their wounds after a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Boyle County Rebels in the Class 3A State Finals.  The Redhounds spent the last 364 days grinding in hopes of getting back to tomorrow, the Finals. To get there….they would have to exercise a demon and beat those same Rebels who broke their hearts last season. Continue reading High School Football Playoff – UNFINISHED BUSINESS

College Basketball – Kentucky Starts to Click in a 90-44 Victory

Keldon Johnson with the drive – Photo by Brendon Miller – BSN

Lexington, KY – Michael Willis – Bluegrass Sports Nation Contributing Columnist – 11-28-18

On the final game in November, the Kentucky Wildcats hosted the Monmouth Hawks in their second only meeting between the teams. The Wildcats were looking to pick up their sixth straight win since getting embarrassed by Duke in the season opener. The Hawks have lost their first seven to give them a record of 0-7. Unfortunately for Monmouth the streak grew to eight in a row as Kentucky won 90-44. Continue reading College Basketball – Kentucky Starts to Click in a 90-44 Victory

High School Football – Maroon Brother for Life

Photo Courtesy of Pikeville High School

November 27, 2018 – CASEY ALLEN – Bluegrass Sports Nation High School Football Columnist

The Pikeville Panthers will be taking the field this Friday at 2 pm as they take on Beechwood in the Class 1A State Finals.  By now, most of you already knew that.  Most of you are familiar with names like Christian Billiter, Connor Roberts, Zach Roberts, and Bradyn Hunter just to name a few, but there is a very important piece to this Pikeville Team that you may not have heard of.  That would be Senior Campbell Dawahare. Continue reading High School Football – Maroon Brother for Life