Category Archives: Ron Hamblin

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

Cats continue to roll behind Fox & Monk

De'Aaron Fox - Photo by Brendon MIller
De’Aaron Fox – Photo by Brendon MIller

UK came out hot and never looked back as they opened with a 7-0  lead and would stretch that out to as much as 25 before settling on a 56-35 halftime lead. UK would get balanced scoring from the entire team. Monk continued his hot streak from beyond the arc hitting the first four threes he attempted. Fox was his usual self leading the UK offense who was with out Briscoe and later in the game Hawkins. Continue reading Cats continue to roll behind Fox & Monk

College Basketball – UK has little trouble with Duquesne

DeAaron Fox helps lead UK to another win - Photo by Brendon Miller
DeAaron Fox helps lead UK to another win – Photo by Brendon Miller

Duquesne jumped out to an early 4-2 lead, but UK quickly reeled off 7 in a row for a 9-4 lead. Monk stays hot hitting a trey early. UK opens a 13-6 lead with their defense putting Duquesne on lockdown. Duquesne is 2-11 to start the contest.

UK vs DUQUESNE – Photos by Brendon Miller

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UK’s Coach Cal is loading up for next season

Coach Calipari again recruiting hard for a great season next year.
Coach Calipari again recruiting hard for a great season next year.

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari is no stranger to recruiting the best players in the nation. According to Rivals.com, UK already has the top recruiting class for next season. The Cats have commits from PF P.J. Washington (No. 17), C Nick Richards (No. 19), PG Quade Green (No. 23), PG Shai Alexander (No. 53). Continue reading UK’s Coach Cal is loading up for next season

UK Football – Oh No, Not Again

Coach Stoops - Photo by Brendon Miller
Coach Stoops – Photo by Brendon Miller

Oh no, not again was exactly what the sparse crowd at Commonwealth Stadium and Wildcat fans across the land was thinking after watching Austin Peay jump out to a 7-0 lead after one quarter of play. Things could have been much worse as Austin Peay marched down the field on the opening drive to the UK 12 but threw an interception. UK could not capitalize and had to punt after gaining just 4 yards. Austin Peay would again march down the field and score on a 17 yard rush from Kente Williams. Continue reading UK Football – Oh No, Not Again

Cincinnati Bengals at NY Giants – 11-14-16 – Monday Night Football

MNF - Bengals vs Giants - Photo by Brendon Miller
MNF – Bengals vs Giants – Photo by Brendon Miller

The Cincinnati Bengals looked to slow down the NY Giants on a mild November night at MetLife Stadium. The Bengals fresh off their 27 – 27 tie in England with the Washington Redskins, looked to climb over the Steelers who have been struggling as well. The Giants on the other hand have won 3 in a row and have the misfortune of being in the same division with arguably the best team in the league in the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants start the game at 5-3 while the Bengals have struggled out to a 3-4-1 mark. Continue reading Cincinnati Bengals at NY Giants – 11-14-16 – Monday Night Football

Fox, Briscoe, Monk …… OH MY!! UK Rolls over Michigan St in Champions Classic – 11-15-16

Malik Monk knocked down 7 three's to help UK easily defeat MSU - Photo by Brendon Miller
Malik Monk knocked down 7 three’s to help UK easily defeat MSU – Photo by Brendon Miller

UK kicked off the Champions Classic in the storied Madison Square Garden in terrific fashion with an easy win over the Michigan State Spartans.  Both teams started out cold but that had a lot to do with their defenses.  Michigan State jumped out to the early 2-0 lead and both teams battled back and forth until Malik Monk started his shooting tear from beyond the arc.  Monk would hit his first 3 to tie the game at the 16:03 mark at 7-7.  From there, the young Wildcats would never trail again.  Monk would hit four three’s to help UK build a lead of 26-14 before closing out the half with a 34-26 lead. Kentucky held a 12-2 advantage in the paint. Continue reading Fox, Briscoe, Monk …… OH MY!! UK Rolls over Michigan St in Champions Classic – 11-15-16

UK drops another winnable game at Tennessee

UK for the 3rd time this season has lost a game, they should have won - Photo by Brendon Miller
UK for the 3rd time this season has lost a game, they should have won – Photo by Brendon Miller

36 points, 635 yards in total offense to 599, 443 yards rushing compared to 376, 5 running backs over 70 yards each compared to 3 over 90, 29 first downs for both teams and 84 total plays compared to 59, and finally time of possession 35:21 compared to 24:39. All of these totals belong to the losing team. Yes, the Kentucky Wildcats put up all these numbers and LOST!!! Tennessee scored 14 in the 1st, 7 in the 2nd, 14 in the 3rd and 4th. Tennessee had 29 1st downs on just 59 plays. Literally a first down every 2 plays. Continue reading UK drops another winnable game at Tennessee