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Eastern Kentucky Soccer Conference to host annual Soccer-Rama

PRESTONSBURG - The Eastern Kentucky Soccer Conference will hold its annual Soccer-Rama on Saturday, Aug. 2.All sessions in the preseason high school soccer event will be 20 minutes in length.Each team is required to have three game balls for each session.Each team will have two ball runners for each session.The event will count as one scrimmage per the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA).The boys’ schedule for the East...

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Fishing options for the dog days

FRANKFORT – The dog days of summer settled over Kentucky in the last week, bringing the hottest temperatures of the year. The summer heat in July and August make fishing reservoirs a tough prospect.Even bluegill get grumpy in the larger lakes at this time of year, much less largemouth bass.“We are getting to the time of year of the maximum production for baitfish, such as shad, in our reservoirs,” said Ryan Oster, fisheries program coordinator for the K...

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Crider continues to fare well in rookie season

DWALE - Young Floyd County dirt track driver Christian Crider continues to fare well in his rookie season. Crider competed in back-to-back feature races at a pair of area tracks late last week.On Friday night at Willard Speedway in Carter County, Crider placed fourth in his heat race and eighth in the feature race after a flat slowed him down in the Sport Mod class.On Saturday night, Crider traveled to 191 Speedway in Campton. He raced a class up in the Open Wheel Modifi...

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‘Wah Wah’ Jones passes away

LEXINGTON - Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the University of Kentucky, passed away Sunday in Lexington at the age of 88.Jones played basketball, football and baseball at Kentucky in the late 1940s and is the only Wildcat athlete to have his jersey retired in basketball and football. He came to UK from his native Harlan, where he set a national scoring record in basketball with 2,398 points and led Harlan High School to t...

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PHS football team to hold media day on Sunday

PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg High School football program will hold its annual media day on Sunday (Aug. 3) at 6 p.m. at Josh Francis Field/Blackcat Stadium.Fresh off an impressive postseason run, Prestonsburg returns nearly all of its starters and is poised to contend for a state title.After turning around its 2013 season and finishing runner-up in Class 2A, Region 4, Prestonsburg regained the label of one of the state’s top Class 2A teams. The Blackcats will e...

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Cordia High School receives sanctions from KHSAA

LEXINGTON - The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has handed down sanctions to Cordia High School following a nearly yearlong investigation for violations of KHSAA bylaws including Bylaw 1 (Responsibility of Eligibility), Bylaw 4 (Enrollment Requirements), Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule-Citizens of the U.S. or U.S. Territories), Bylaw 7 (Transfer Rule-Foreign Exchange Students), Bylaw 11 (Financial Aid), Bylaw 16 (Recruitment/Undue Influence), Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Season) and Bylaw 25 (Req...

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Former UPIKE standout shines in Florida pro league

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) has named Florida Flight rookie and recent University of Pikeville graduate Chris Watson its Game Changer Player of the Month for June.Watson set an FBA record scoring mark in his third game as a professional, tallying 46 points against the Tampa Bay Rebels on May 31. Watson continued to thrive, averaging 26.3 points and 17.8 rebounds per game, while shooting 58.5 percent from the field. Watson’s production helped...

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Wildcats honored for academics by NABC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second-consecutive season the Kentucky men’s basketball program was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for team academic excellence.The second annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics to recognize outstanding academic achievement, selected 125 colleges and universities with cumulative team grade-point average of 3.0 or better for the 2013-14 season.John Calipari’s squa...

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UK Football Fan Day set for Aug. 9

LEXINGTON - Kentucky Football Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 9 at Nutter Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. ET, with a practice open to the fans following at 10:45 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium. Admission and parking is free of charge.Kentucky’s student-athletes and coaches will sign autographs at the annual event at 9 a.m. and fans will also be able to pick up new 2014 posters and schedule cards. The 2014 Wildcats will be available for autographs in the Nutter Fieldhouse and the a...

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Rose, ADN closing in on Eastern Kentucky vs. The World

PRESTONSBURG - Kent Rose built it and they came. And now, they’re coming back.Rose and his Arm Drop Nation will converge upon Combs Airport in Hager Hill for the Appalachian Wireless Hillbilly Arm Drop Drags’ next event, Eastern Kentucky vs. The World, Friday, Aug. 1-Saturday, Aug. 2.Neal James from Call of the Wildman, former WWF World Tag Team Champion Brian Knobbs of the Nasty Boys and the Good Ol’ Boys - John Thomas Combs and Trampus King - will all...

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Allen Central football schedule finalized

EASTERN - The Allen Central football program has finalized and released its schedule for the 2014 season. Allen Central will open the upcoming campaign with back-to-back home games. In all, Allen Central will host six home contests.The Rebels will entertain East Ridge in a season-opener on Aug. 22. Allen Central has additional home games scheduled versus Jenkins, Pineville, Phelps, Pikeville and Knott County Central.The Rebels have away games scheduled versus Magoffin Co...

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