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REDS MADNESS: Phillips shocks Cobra off bat
Sometimes, it's nice to just escape reality.
That's why we love to invest time in far-fetched movies, riveting fiction reads, and addictive fantasy football leagues.
Our sports staff felt like "Reds Madness" was the perfect way to entertain die-hard baseball fans in the oppressive heat of a dry summer.
Junior Sixers win state opener
After an Independence Day-like performance last weekend in the Cliff Webb Memorial Baseball Tournament, Ashland Post 76 Juniors’ outing in the opening round of the American Legion state tournament Friday afternoon with Oldham County wasn’t as stellar.
But Post 76 traded punches with Oldham County before finally taking the lead for good in the fifth inning en route to a 9-3 win.
Scott Scramble set for July 26
The 24th annual Gordon Scott Memorial Golf Scramble benefitting the Hillcrest-Bruce Mission is scheduled for July 26 at River Bend Golf Club.
Clevelanders celebrate LeBron James’ return
LeBron James’ fans and former haters in Ohio have every reason to rejoice now that the four-time NBA MVP has decided to bring his considerable talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
- Putnam Stadium update Renovation continues on Putnam Stadium with Ashland's first home game looming on Aug. 22. The pressbox went up earlier this week and the bleachers are in place.
Raceland football hosts 7-on-7 event
Raceland-Worthington High School will be the site of a 7-on-7 passing tournament July 18-19.
East Carter alum Robinson commits to NKU baseball
After sitting out just two games over the past two seasons, Connor Robinson is perfectly fine with having to prove himself yet again to earn playing time.
The former East Carter baseball star committed to Northern Kentucky University as a preferred walk-on this week.
Vanderhoof steps down as Lady Rams coach
Randy Vanderhoof says Raceland’s girls basketball program is ready to compete.
And he believes that means he’s done what he set out to do.
“Every program goes through a transition period, and somebody’s gotta try to help them through that time, and that was our job, to help lead the girls the last two years through that transition period,” Vanderhoof said Wednesday. “And we think now that they’re ready to go and they’re ready to win.
“The last two years, we’ve been the youngest team in the tri-state, and those young kids, they’ve really developed, and it’s probably just time right now for somebody else to step in.”
The veteran coach resigned Tuesday, concluding his second stint as the Lady Rams’ coach after two seasons.
AARON SNYDER: Cooperstown next for surging Mudcats
Over the past 10 years, the Kentucky Mudcats Travel Baseball Club has been a dominant force.
Ashland National Junior 'amped up'
With the state tournament a mere 10 days away, Ashland National's Junior League All-Stars are sitting on cloud nine.
Manager Tom Lowe gave them a whole week to bask in their big achievement. Now, it's back to preparation time.
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