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Baseball and softball fields sat empty. A spring passed without a track meet.
TOKYO A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew’s decision not to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as he prepares to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
GRAYSON Raceland and Lawrence County both expected to have baseball teams in 2020 that, at the very least, rivaled their best ever.
BOWLING GREEN Although Ashland was already eliminated from final four contention, the 12U All-Stars didn’t leave Bowling Green’s Ephram White Park without a victory.
BOWLING GREEN Through two days of the Little League Baseball State Tournament, District 6 teams have gone a combined 1-5 at Ephram White Park.
GRAYSON Brandon Samples chucked a softball from the infield over the fence in left-center field on Saturday morning, exclaiming, "Leave this here for them to remember us by!"
GRAYSON Boyd County National 10U All-Stars needed a run Friday, and coach Kristin May decided to gamble.
GRAYSON Russell-Flatwoods didn’t put many hits on the scoreboard at Grayson Sports Park on Wednesday night.
GRAYSON "That kid's got some WHEELS!" the home-plate umpire mused aloud to no one in particular Tuesday night after Stan Spence's Kaylin Pollock turned a strikeout into three bases.
LAWRENCE, Kan. Former Cabell Midland and Kansas football player Caperton Humphrey and his father said the Jayhawks athletic department paid him more than $50,000 in benefits in exchange for leaving campus, completing coursework at his home in West Virginia and remaining publicly silent about…
GRAYSON Lacyn Black rang up 12 strikeouts and allowed one hit in the circle and Lauren Jurta drove in three runs as the Boyd County National Little League All-Stars 10U team knocked off North Oldham, 10-0, in four innings to begin the state tournament at Grayson Sports Park on Saturday.
Jake Russell said an imperative of winning in Mid-South Conference football is a high-scoring offense.
ASHLAND Asked his thoughts on Eddie Sizemore as a tennis coach, Ashland’s Alden Johnson paused and grinned.
LOUISVILLE Kari Seasor had a good feeling going into the Ripken League All-Stars 10U state softball tournament over the weekend.
Northeastern Kentucky and Tri-State sporting figures don’t need special or unusual circumstances to say profound, hilarious and interesting things. If the previous seven years of "Quite the Quotes" has taught us anything, it’s that.
ASHLAND Mia Ferguson carried an undefeated record into the 16th Region Tournament tennis singles final, where Ashland’s Abby Meek, whom she’d beaten in two previous encounters, waited.
Opponents attempted to put runs on the board against the Boyd County Cal Ripken 8U softball team this weekend.
OLIVE HILL Pitchers Luke Melvin and Eli Craft combined to allow just four hits, catcher Chris Whitt racked up four of his team’s 12 hits and first baseman Wes Merrill was an extra-base machine as Russell-Flatwoods knocked off Fleming County, 10-4, in the Little League District 6 8-10 basebal…
SUMMIT It was a couple of days before the Fourth of July, but there were definitely fireworks at Fraley Field.
ASHLAND Saturday night at the Ashland Armory was the first time many boxers on the East Coast Promotions card had stepped back into the ring since the pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt last spring.
Seven northeastern Kentucky players were named to the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State teams, led by first-teamers Bryce Blevins of Lawrence County and Rowan County’s Mason Moore.
ASHLAND Travis “Rattlesnake” Hanshaw cracked a smile in the direction of his family Saturday night late in the second round of the main event matchup with Anthony Williams presented by East Coast Promotions.
In the early years of raising sons Kelly and Kendall and daughter Cindy, my wife Bonnnie and I enjoyed summer vacations tent camping.
SOUTH SHORE The Boyd County National 8-10-year-old softball pitching staff compiled its third no-hitter of the Little League All-Stars summer on Friday night.
The 2021 Run By The River, contested virtually for the second consecutive year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had one northeastern Kentucky winner — Catlettsburg’s Elizabeth Brewer, in the 10K women’s category — but the Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County still raised $4,500 for scholarships …
Elliott County’s Maleigh McDaniel and Bath County’s Jesselin Miller were the first-teamers among 11 northeastern Kentucky softball players to be voted onto the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association’s All-State Teams announced Sunday.
LEXINGTON Kayla Lykins-Thomas estimated she’s able to attend about one Lewis County softball game a year, because the former Lady Lions coach lives in Ashland now. Besides that, she joked she’d have a hard time getting her two young kids to sit still for seven innings.
I regularly read your column in The Daily Independent. Many of your experiences mirror mine, particularly when it comes to your time on Kinniconick.”
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