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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.

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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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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