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Champions Classic – Kansas holds off UK 65-61

UK falls to Kansas – Photo by Brendon Miller

Champions Classic
United Center – Chicago Illinois
Gm 2 – UK vs Kansas

In the second game of the Champions Classic #4 Kansas did battle with the winningest program in college history, the Kentucky Wildcats. UK entered the game as the #7 team in the country and was coming off 2 close wins at home. The game opened with Kansas taking seven 3 point attempts in the first 4 minutes for a 13-7 lead. Kansas continued their run pushing out to an 18-7 lead behind their three point shooting. The Jayhawk 11-0 run was stopped by a couple Wildcat free throws by Diallo. UK would battle back to within 5 at the under 12 tv timeout, as Duke’s lead was cut to 20-15. Continue reading Champions Classic – Kansas holds off UK 65-61

Champions Classic – Duke defeats Mich St 88-81

Grayson Allen of Duke

Champions Classic
United Center – Chicago Illinois
Gm 1 – Duke vs Michigan State

The Champions Classic kicked off with a matchup of top rated teams as the Duke Blue Devils clashed with the Tom Izzo coached Michigan State Spartans. Both teams have championship asperations and are loaded with talent. Michigan St. would ease out to a 12-9 lead at the 13:49 mark good defense combined with a shaky start by the Blue Devils. Duke wouldn’t stay down long as they ran off 12 straight points to open a 9 point lead of their own by the score of 21-12 before a Ben Carter layup for Michigan State. Grayson Allen, who was booed loudly by the United Center crowd, drilled a three to give Duke their biggest lead at 24-14. Continue reading Champions Classic – Duke defeats Mich St 88-81

HS Football Playoffs – 2nd week offers no surprises

Powell comes back to defeat Casey Co. – Photo by Larry Robinson

The second round of the 2017 High School Football Playoffs went exactly as planned as all the Mountain favorites won their games. There was one pleasant surprise as Powell County used a goal line stand as time expired to defeat Casey County 44-41 to set up a home match against Corbin. Continue reading HS Football Playoffs – 2nd week offers no surprises

Near disaster averted as UK opens with win over Utah Valley

UK opens season with a win over Utah Valley – Photo by Brendon Miller

Kentucky won the tip to open the season against Utah Valley and immediately scored on an easy shot by Nick Richards, then Utah Valley scored 4 in a row to give UK it’s first deficit of the season. Richards would again score on an inside bucket to tie the game at 4. Utah Valley is coached by former UK player Mark Pope. Utah Valley will travel to Duke tomorrow for a contest against the number 1 team in the country. Continue reading Near disaster averted as UK opens with win over Utah Valley

High School Football Playoffs underway

Bell County traveled to Breathitt for a road win in Class 3A Playoffs – Photo by Brendon Miller

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

HS Football – With the regular season over, Post Season fun is about to start

Kevin Browning of the Belfry Pirates – Photo by Brendon Miller

It seems just like yesterday that the High School Football season started. 11 weeks later, the regular season is over and now the real fun begins as dozens of teams in the State have visions of making a run for a State Title in one of 6 Classes. Several Mountain teams are ready for their moment in the spotlight. Some teams are coming in red hot and some favorites are struggling at the wrong time. Continue reading HS Football – With the regular season over, Post Season fun is about to start

STATE CHAMPION!!!!

State Champ – Nathan Landsaw – Photo Submitted

Congratulations to WCHS Senior NATHAN LANDSAW for his championship run today in the KHSAA Class A Region 6 Meet at Cardinal Park in Wayne County.  Today was not the best day for a 5K run but Nathan turned in one of the best performances of his career by winning the race by 35 seconds over the 2nd place runner.  This is his second regional championship in his career. Continue reading STATE CHAMPION!!!!

Battle of the Best – Johnson Central travels to Belfry in Battle of States best teams

Taveon Hunter breaks loose for a touchdown score – photo by Brendon Miller

Belfry played host to the 2016 State Champions, Johnson Central, in what is a battle of two of the top teams in their respective classes. Belfry enters the game 8-1 and the top team in Class 3A, with their only loss being to West Virginia power Huntington on opening night. Since their opening night loss, Belfry has manhandled the rest of their schedule to a tune of 8 straight wins. Belfry has scored 403 points for a 50.6 per game average while giving up 96 points for a 12 point per game average. Continue reading Battle of the Best – Johnson Central travels to Belfry in Battle of States best teams

UK Football – Wildcats Mauled in Mississippi

UK getting ready for their road contest with Miss. St. (Photo by Mont Dawson)

It wasn’t pretty at the beginning of the game and it wasn’t pretty at the end of the game. In a very disappointing 45-7 loss, Kentucky simply did not appear to be in this game from the opening kick off. UK was pushed around on offense and defense and after a week off, looked ill prepared for the Nick Fitzgerald led Bulldog offense. Continue reading UK Football – Wildcats Mauled in Mississippi