The regular season of KHSAA high school football has concluded, and the playoffs have begun. Bluegrass Sports Nation continues our game of the week coverage, with the coverage of the state football high school playoffs. Tonight’s game of the week featured the battle of the Bobcats, Bell County vs Breathitt County competing in the class 3A playoffs. Both programs were once prominent programs with both winning several State Championships in Football, but have struggled recently. Bell County entered tonight’s game with a six win and four loss season, finishing in fourth place of their district. Breathitt County struggled early in the season losing the first five games, before winning four out of the next five. Breathitt County finished the regular season with a four win and six loss campaign, finishing as the district runner up. Continue reading BATTLE OF THE BOBCATS: BELL COUNTY DEFEATS BREATHITT COUNTY 48-8 IN THE KHSAA CLASS 3 STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS.→
The 2017 High School Football Playoffs are underway and several teams hopes of a State title have already come to an end. The favorites have advanced as expected with Belfry, Corbin and Johnson Central all advancing. Here is a look at what took place in the first round of each Class involving BSN teams; Continue reading High School Football Playoffs underway→
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David Leveridge- Kentucky Basketball Beat Writer
Kentucky opened their pre- season exhibition schedule with the Thomas More Saints. Although, the game wasn’t pretty UK still prevailed with a forty -two point victory, Kentucky 103 / Thomas More 61. Kentucky started 5 freshmen in the scrimmage starting #00, Quade Green, #03 Hamidou Diallo, # 04 Nick Richards, #5 Kevin Knox, and #25 PJ Washington. Kentucky fans have seen the Wildcats on the floor twice this season, Big Blue Madness, and the Blue and White game, both have been scrimmages amongst teammates. Continue reading Kentucky Opens Exhibition play with a rout over Thomas More Saints: Kentucky 103- Thomas More Saints 61.→
David Leveridge- Kentucky Basketball Beat Reporter.
The excitement of Kentucky Basketball debuted tonight Friday, The Thirteenth 2017 @ the Historic Rupp Arena. Since Kentucky lost in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Basketball tournament in March of this year, this date has been anticipated for a long time. Big Blue Madness is the official start to the College Basketball season as this is the first time all year the public gets to see UK on the court. Other schools such as Duke, Kansas, North Carolina all hold similar events, but the hype and anticipation of Big Blue Madness is unique making Kentucky the gold Standard of College Basketball. Continue reading UK Basketball – Big Blue Madness 2017: The premiere practice for all of College Basketball.→
Week 8 saw some teams get back on track, some continued to get hotter and some teams fell back. One team’s dream for an undefeated season was derailed and one team is still fighting to find it’s first win after 8 grueling weeks. As the 2017 season closes in on it’s final game, some of the usual characters are still atop the football world. Continue reading High School Football Week 8 Recap & KHSAA STATS→
David Leveridge – Columnist – Bluegrass Sports Nation.
Two of the best Garde School programs in our area matched up on Tuesday evening. The NorthFork Lumberjacks from Jackson, travelled to Hazard to take on the East Perry Miners in highly anticipated matchup. The first matchup of the evening was the 5th/6th Grade teams of each with the 3rd/4th Grade teams following. Continue reading Youth Football – Lumberjacks split with East Perry→