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LL All-Star Update

Knox County 9-10 Year Old All-Stars used a big 13 run third inning to overwhelm Pineville-Bell County 19-1 in the opening round of the 9-10 Year Old playoffs at Middlesboro on Saturday night.  Knox County will meet Middlesboro at 2pm today (Sunday) while Pineville-Bell will play the loser of that game at 7pm Monday night.

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Middlesboro’s Page part of 2015 UK Athletics Hall of Fame class

Seven Wildcats Named to UK Athletics Hall of Fame

Will be Inducted Sept. 25-26 in Conjunction with Missouri Football Game

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky Athletics will induct seven members into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in late September. The 2015 class includes Lisa Breiding Duerr (cross country/indoor and outdoor track), Andy Green (baseball), Jared Lorenzen (football), Nate Northington (football), Greg Page (football), Taryn Ignacio Patrick (swimming and diving) and Antoine Walker (men’s basketball). The class will be formally inducted during Hall of Fame Weekend, Sept. 25-26, in conjunction with the football game against Missouri.

Continue reading: Middlesboro’s Page part of 2015 UK Athletics Hall of Fame class

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Wildcats make history again with six NBA draft picks

Kentucky men’s basketball ties its own record with six picks in a single draft;  Towns goes No. 1 overall

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Continuing a recent trend of making and breaking NBA Draft history, a record six Kentucky men’s basketball players were selected at the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., including the No. 1 overall pick in Karl-Anthony Towns. The six draft picks is the most in NBA history and ties its own record set in 2012. Continue reading: Wildcats make history again with six NBA draft picks

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5-star basketball recruit signs with Kentucky

Five-Star Recruit Murray Signs with Kentucky Men’s Basketball
Former Class of 2016 star has reclassified and will play basketball at UK in the fall

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Adding to what was already considered one of the top recruiting classes in the country, highly touted guard Jamal Murray has signed with the University of Kentucky and will join the Wildcats in the fall. Murray announced his decision at a press conference Wednesday and signed on Thursday. Continue reading: 5-star basketball recruit signs with Kentucky

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Little League All Star Tournament Schedule

Each Tournament is a Double Elimination Event

Area 3 ~ 9-10 Year Olds @ Middlesboro
Game 1: June 27 @ 7pm – Knox County vs. Pineville-Bell
Game 2: June 28 @ 2pm – Middlesboro vs. Winner of Game 1
Game 3: June 29 @ 7pm – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 4: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

9-10 Year Old Girls District @ South London
Game 1: June 24 @ 6pm – Pulaski Co. vs. Hazard
Game 2: June 24 @ 8pm – Corbin vs. North Laurel
Game 3: June 25 @ 6pm – Tri-City vs. South London
Game 4: June 25 @ 8pm – McCreary Co. vs. Winner Game 1
Game 5: June 26 @ 6pm – Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3
Game 6: June 26 @ 8pm – Consolation Bracket play begins

Area 3 ~ 11-12 Year Olds @ Williamsburg
Game 1: June 27 @ 7pm – Knox County vs. Middlesboro
Game 2: June 28 @ 2pm – Pineville-Bell vs. Winner Game 1
Game 3: June 29 @ 7pm – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

11-12 Year Old Girls District @ Tri-City
Game 1: June 24 @ 6pm – Corbin vs. McCreary Co.
Game 2: June 24 @ 8pm – Tri-City vs. Hazard
Game 3: June 25 @ 6pm – North Laurel vs. Knox Co.
Game 4: June 25 @ 8pm – Pulaski Co. vs. Clay Co.
Games 5 & 6: June 26 @ 6&8pm – Winners Bracket semis

Junior Boys District @ Lynn Camp
Game 1: June 28 @ 2pm – Middlesboro vs. Corbin
Game 2: June 28 @ 4pm – Hazard vs. North Laurel
Game 3: June 29 @ 6pm – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 4: June 29 @ 8pm – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

Senior League Boys District @ Lynn Camp
Game 1: June 28 @ 6pm – Corbin vs. Wayne Co.
Game 2: June 30 @ 6pm – Hazard vs. Winner Game 1
Game 3: July 1 @ 6pm – Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

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2015 Middlesboro Little League All Stars

This week signals the beginning of the Little League All Star Tournaments.  Here are the youngsters from Middlesboro that were named to their respective teams.  Tournament schedules appear elsewhere on this website.

Middlesboro 12-year-old All-Stars:
• Tyshawn Simpson • Thomas Justice • Bryson Hatfield • Jay Tyler West • Eric Helton • Hannah McCullough
• Chandler Mink • TJ Patterson • Hunter Hoskins • Dillan Collins • Taye Drake • Steven Justice

Middlesboro 11-year-old All-Stars:
• John Dunn• Eli Mullins • Tyler Harris • Atavious Flannery • Grace Gent • Braxton Barnett • Connor Winterburger
• Jonathan Weaver • James Halcomb • Lincoln Hall • Bradlee Hale • Cole Hubbard

Middlesboro 9 and 10-year-old All-Stars:
• Riley Justice • Connor Mason • Brad King • Braeden Ferguson• Ashton Helton • Daniel Thomas • Chase Adkins • Xavier Simpson • Jamarah Young • Yousiff   Nabat • Lane Bayless • Cayden Grigsby • Warren Vaught

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Thompson-Evans win 2015 Member-Member at Wasioto Winds

Champs

Mike Thompson and Jonathan Evans

The team of Mike Thompson and Jonathan Evans won the 2015 Member-Member Golf Tournament at Wasioto Winds in Pineville over the weekend.  The winners shot 64-62=126 to edge runners-up Ronnie and Braxton Caldwell who shot 64-64=128.

In the other divisions of the tournament, the 1st Flight winning team was comprised of Dennis Rogers and Shannon Hampton, whose score of 72-67=139 was good enough for a one shot win.

Dr. Ramon Gonzales and Sewell Ellison shot 80-77 to win the 2nd Flight in the tournament.

Closest to the Flag awards went to Ronnie Caldwell (Hole #3), Ramon Gonzales (Hole #6) Joe Porter (Hole #13) and Ron Manning for (Holes #8 and #17)

Mike Thompson won the award for The Longest Drive

Congratulations to all!

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Kentucky women’s Track & Field is NCAA National Runner-up

EUGENE, Ore. – The Kentucky women’s track and field team finished as the National Runner-up, the program’s best-ever finish, at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships in front of 11,734 fans inside Hayward Field on Saturday.

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Photo by Chet White, UK Athletics

Meet-host Oregon edged Kentucky 59-50. Texas A&M scored 47, Arkansas had 43 and Georgia was fifth with 41 points.
Continue reading: Kentucky women’s Track & Field is NCAA National Runner-up

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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Carolina rig perfect for post spawn bass

Carolina Rig

A Carolina rig is one of the best presentations for summer bass. After spawning, black bass move away from the shallows near shore to drop offs in deeper water. A Carolina rig is ready made for fishing these areas.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The calendar said June 1, but the cold northeast wind, chilly rain and leaden skies seemed more like a bad day on the opening weekend of the April Keeneland meet.

June finally arrived in Kentucky this past week and water temperatures in lakes across the state inched their way up toward the high 70s.

“Black bass are in post spawn now,” said Jeff Ross, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “They should be completely done with spawning.” Continue reading: Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Carolina rig perfect for post spawn bass

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UK’s Saunders wins Bronze at NCAA Track & Field Championships

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Photo by Chet White, UK Athletics

EUGENE, Ore. – Kentucky sophomore Sha’Keela Saunders soared to a lifetime best long jump to claim the NCAA Bronze Medal on Thursday in front of 10,015 track and field fans at Hayward Field.

Saunders travelled 22-feet,1.75 inches/6.75 meters on her fifth attempt, a mark which took her into second place, although she was later overtaken by Alabama’s Quanesha Burks, who jumped 22’8”/6.91m (+2.7) during the fifth round. Burks’ mark was the eventual winner.

Oregon’s Jenna Prandini placed second with a jump of 22’3.75”/6.80m. Continue reading: UK’s Saunders wins Bronze at NCAA Track & Field Championships

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