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Wolfe County Wolves Honor 1986/1987 District Champs and Terry Bird #22

Wolfe County honors back to back winnwers
Wolfe County honors back to back winners

1985-86/87 Wolfe County Wolves – The 1985-86 Wolves began the season with high hopes after the previous season ended for them in the District Tournament. The Wolves returned every player on the roster from the previous year for 1986 season and looked to build on the experience from the previous year of playing with the youngest team in the State.

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No, it’s not the AAU, it’s Kentucky Basketball

Fox drives to the hoop against Florida. KY was hammered 88-66 by Florida. Photos by Brendon Miller
Fox drives to the hoop against Florida. KY was hammered 88-66 by Florida. Photos by Brendon Miller

Three losses in four games. No defense to speak of. One on One basketball. This simply is not Calipari basketball. UK appears to be getting worse with each passing game. Florida walked away with an 88-66 dismantling of the UK Wildcats. Nevermind the shooting is bordering on horrible, but these young Cats cannot stop anyone. I am not sure I have ever seen a Coach Cal team give up so many layups and open jumpers. Early in the season, when UK was demolishing everyone, they played defense and distributed the ball around. That is a distant memory. Continue reading No, it’s not the AAU, it’s Kentucky Basketball

UK suffers humiliating loss at Tennessee

Malik Monk on the drive vs Tennessee - Photo by Brendon Miller
Malik Monk on the drive vs Tennessee – Photo by Brendon Miller

Before UK’s game with Tennessee, DeAaron Fox was the big story. Will he play or wont he. Well, he did, unfortunately the Cats did not fair too well, putting on a dismal shooting performance against a very feisty Volunteer team. Malik Monk was 1 of 6 from 3 point land and the Cats were a dismal 2 for 13 from behind the arc in the first half. The Cats shot a frigid 34.4% in the opening frame. Continue reading UK suffers humiliating loss at Tennessee

UK stumbles to win at Mississippi State 88-81

Coach Calipari
Coach Calipari

UK looked to be cruising leading Miss. St at the half 46-34 and would lead by as much as 18 points early in the 2nd half. That was before the wheels came off and the Cats nearly gave this game away. Kentucky was outscored 47-42 in the second half.  Kentucky was led by Fox with 21. Monk chipped in 14, Willis & Gabriel had 13. Briscoe had 12 Hawkins & Adebayo 5 each, Humphries had 4 and Wynard rounded out the scoring with 1 point.

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UK squeezes by Vandy in ugly game

Malik Monk tried fora monster jam. Two problems, he was way out from basket and he had a 7 footer in his path. Photo by Brendon Miller
Malik Monk tried for a monster jam. There were two problems with his dunk attempt. He was way out from basket and he had a 7 footer in his path. Photo by Brendon Miller

After bolting out to a 9-0 run, foul trouble sent Malik Monk & De’Aaron Fox to the bench and stopped UK’s momentum. Vandy would go on a 17-6 run of their own and take a 2 point lead. The first half would have each team making mini runs with the Wildcats ending the half on an Isaiah Briscoe layup for a 45-41 lead. Continue reading UK squeezes by Vandy in ugly game

Kentucky Steam Rolls Texas A&M 100 – 58

Malik Monk - Photo by Brendon Miller
Malik Monk – File Photo by Brendon Miller

For 41 seconds, Texas A&M was excited and confident. UK missed their first shot and the Aggies came down the court and drained a trey, just 41 seconds in. Then they got the full thrust of the young Cats scoring ability as UK would tear off 15 unanswered points for a 15-3 lead.  Before all was said and done, UK led 50-27 at the break behind 13 points by Malik Monk. Continue reading Kentucky Steam Rolls Texas A&M 100 – 58

Pro Football – Bengals vs Ravens 1-1-17

The Bengals close out season with a home win against the Ravens - Photo by Mike Cyrus
The Bengals close out season with a home win against the Ravens – Photo by Mike Cyrus

Bluegrass Sports Nation was once again in the Jungle Sunday as the Baltimore Ravens visited the Cincinnati Bengals. Mike Cyrus spent the afternoon covering the game for BSN. Although Cincinnati had a disappointing season, they did close things out with a season ending home win against division rivals, The Baltimore Ravens. BSN is honored to have had the opportunity to cover the Bengals this season.

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2017 is looking good for UK fans as Calipari signs another top player

Coach Calipari
Coach Calipari

Calipari is the master at recruiting. He has proven that. So much so that the best of the best in college basketball has started following Coach Cal’s lead. Coach K, Dukes coach and long an opponent of the one and done system, has become what he long complained about, a one and done recruiter. Calipari has never hid from it. He openly states that his job is to get his players to the next level For them to have a great life and he is using their basketball skills to get them there. You need to look no further than the NBA where Kentucky players are all across the professional landscape. Continue reading 2017 is looking good for UK fans as Calipari signs another top player

UK wins in a high stakes Las Vegas Shootout with #7 North Carolina

Malik Monk put on a show that included 47 points in UK's win over NC - Photo by Michael Huang
Malik Monk put on a show that included 47 points in UK’s win over NC – Photo by Michael Huang

If you had any doubts what kind of game this would be, you had your answer by the end of the first half. UK led at the break 56-51. Malik Monk has piled on the points for UK and both teams had players in foul trouble throughout the game. North Carolina, the nations top offensive rebounding teams has been held in check as UK kept a small advantage on the offensive glass. UK grabbed the lead early and would not let go the rest of the first half. Continue reading UK wins in a high stakes Las Vegas Shootout with #7 North Carolina

High School Football – Hazard’s magical run comes to an end

Scoreboard at Class 1A Championship Hazard 7 Beechwood 7- Photo by Brendon Miller
Scoreboard at Class 1A Championship Hazard 7 Beechwood 7- Photo by Brendon Miller

Hazard’s playoff run took them to the State Championship and early on looked as if they were going to pull it all off. Hazard jumped out to a 7-0 1st quarter lead when Cory Smith ran the ball in from 7 yards out. Beechwood would take the momentum away with two 2nd quarter scores for a 14-7 halftime lead.  Continue reading High School Football – Hazard’s magical run comes to an end