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  • 0716softball.jpg KHSAA pushes presence of masks

    Fairview’s Sydney Ekers and Lewis County’s Kelsey Rizzo didn’t wear masks to play softball until after they were struck in the face by line drives.
    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has made a recommendation that it hopes will reduce such instances.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Ellis on 'leave' for Fairview volleyball

    Lauren Ellis is stepping aside as Fairview’s volleyball coach for this fall in order to complete coursework on her master’s degree, she said Tuesday.

    July 16, 2014

  • KHSAA board recommends use of protective head gear in softball

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association's Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Northern Kentucky on Monday morning.

    July 15, 2014

  • RedsMadnessFinal-page-001.jpg REDS MADNESS: Saving the best for last

    In an epic game of Reds against Reds, Sparky Anderson looks on from the dugout, tapping his fingers and tugging on his cap as he contemplates giving Don Gullett the hook.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marshall extends Holliday's contract

    Marshall has extended the contract of coach Doc Holliday two years and raised the payouts for the incentives in the deal.

    July 15, 2014

  • 2014-07-13 17.29.19-1.jpg Junior Sixers storm back to win Legion state title

    The character of a team is defined by how it responds when faced with adversity.
    The Ashland Post 76 Juniors stared adversity dead in the eye after falling 6-4 to defending champion Paducah in Game 1 of the American Legion Baseball State Championship Sunday at Mike Miller Park, forcing a one-game winner-take-all for the state title.
    Post 76 answered the call while leaving no doubt of whom the top team in the state was, defeating Paducah 16-2 in five innings to earn the state championship.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0714redsmadnessbracket_Layout 1-page-001.jpg REDS MADNESS: Roundin' second, headin' for third

    No one will ever step foot onto a major league mound at age 15 again.
    And, can you imagine the media circus if it happened?

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brazil Soccer WCup Ge_Mayn.jpg Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

    With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sixers stand one win from state title

    As the Ashland Post 76 Juniors prepared to face defending state champion Paducah on Saturday afternoon in the American Legion State Tournament semifinals at Mike Miller Park, you could feel the tension in the air between the teams.
    That tension would turn to controversy in the fourth inning, but would not derail the Sixers from advancing to today’s state championship game with an 8-2 win.

    July 12, 2014

  • 0713redsmadnessbracket(real)-page-001.jpg 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.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo