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PAINTSVILLE Paintsville Independent Schools’ athletic programs are suspended and will remain so “until it is safe and appropriate to resume,” Paintsville High School principal Tiffany Austin said.

LEXINGTON KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett emailed “a strong recommendation” to member principals, superintendents and athletic directors Tuesday morning to shut down activity for spring sports, basketball and wrestling.

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BELLEFONTE The question momentarily stumped coaches and tournament staff at Bellefonte Country Club on Monday afternoon.

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Not much about the way high school sports have operated since mid-March has seemed positive, and workouts in football — and every other sport except golf — look nothing like the Friday nights that produces the adrenaline coaches and players chase.

BELLEFONTE Typical of sports and society in 2020, the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance won’t perfectly resemble the 36 that came before it.

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IRONTON In-person group workouts for Ironton High School’s athletic teams are on hold due to a positive COVID-19 test for a Fighting Tigers football player, district administrator Mark LaFon confirmed Monday night.

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CATLETTSBURG Social distancing in golf is simpler than most other sports, even inadvertently, William Ferguson conceded with a grin.

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Seth Mills’s alma mater pairs the slogan “This is Home” with an “R” logo. He thinks he may grow to feel the same way about his new school, which retains the same first initial.

MOREHEAD Morehead State’s Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2020 includes the winningest football coach in school history and three more Eagles record-holders.

ASHLAND One of the most prominent broadcasters in northeastern Kentucky and an area coach with clout are taking their professional relationship beyond pre- and post-game interviews.

FRANKFORT No decisions were made Tuesday during the Kentucky Department of Education’s weekly Special Superintendents’ Webcast regarding high school sports in the fall, but KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett said those events remain firmly on the table.

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Mark Maynard has dazzled readers for decades as an accomplished sports writer, editor and author.

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The Marshall-Western Kentucky men’s basketball rivalry has narrowly swung the Hilltoppers’ way of late, but the Herd scored something WKU couldn’t on Tuesday.

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ASHLAND Hoping the fans around Ernie Chattin Field at Central Park had their fill this weekend, the pitchers for South Charleston and Chillicothe Post 757 decided to hurl gems and extinguish any thoughts of offensive fireworks.

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