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July 27, 2016
Kentucky Football Fan Day Set for Aug. 6
Annual event to include autographs, open practice
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football’s annual Fan Day has been set for Saturday, Aug. 6. The event will feature an autograph session with players and coaches, followed by an open practice. Admission and parking for the event are free of charge.
Fan Day festivities will begin at 9 a.m. in Nutter Field House, where the entire Kentucky football team will sign autographs. The autograph session will last until 10:15 a.m.
Following autographs, fans will be able to watch one of Kentucky’s first practices of fall camp at the practice fields next to the new Kentucky Football Training Facility, unveiled to players last week. Practice is tentatively scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and last until approximately 12:30 p.m. Fans will be allowed to enter 20 minutes prior to the start of practice.
Below are additional details about the event.
Fan Day will conclude the opening week of fall camp for the Kentucky football team. The Wildcats will report to camp on Aug. 4 and participate in media day on Aug. 5. UK is preparing for its 2016 season opener vs. Southern Miss, which will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 in Commonwealth Stadium.
Season tickets for UK’s seven home games and single-game tickets for both home and away games are available at UKFootballTix.com.
Monday, July 25
Emma Hurd blasted a two-run homerun in a three-run sixth inning, as Clay County came from behind to beat Beardstown, Illinois 5-3 in the Central Region championship and punch its ticket to the Senior League Softball World Series in Sussex County, Delaware.
Clay County took a 2-1 lead in the third on a bases loaded walk, but surrendered the lead by allowing a run in each the fourth and fifth inning. The Manchester-based team advanced to the Junior League World Series in 2015, finishing with a 1-4 record.
Clay County beat District 11 (Indiana) 8-7 earlier in the day to advance to the championship game. Look for the Central Region in the schedule to learn when Clay County will next play.
Our part of the state was well represented in Little League Softball action as North Laurel won the 9-10 year old state championship, Russell County the 11-12 year old and Tri-City the Junior League title.
After winning the state title, Tri-City went 1-2 in pool play in the Central Regional at South Holland, Illinois to finish third in Pool A. They’re up against Ohio, the #2 seed from Pool B, in the single elimination portion of the tournament today (Tuesday).
HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University men’s golfer Sam Broadhurst (Nuneaton, England) experienced a tremendous amount of success during his first season of collegiate golf, helping lead the Railsplitters to the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Championship while claiming SAC Freshman of the Year honors. On Sunday, he played a key role for another championship performance, caddying for his dad, Paul Broadhurst, who won the Senior Open Championship at Carnoustie.
Paul Broadhurst, who competed for the European team in the 1991 Ryder Cup and was making his first-ever appearance in the Senior Open Championship, overcame an opening-round 75 and played his way back into contention with rounds of 66 and 68. On Sunday, he closed the two-stroke victory with a final-round, four-under par 68. He edged out three-time PGA Tour winner Scott McCarron as well as three-time Champions Tour winner Miguel Angel Jimenez to become the first player to win the Senior Open on their debut since Fred Couples in 2012. Additionally, he became the first English winner on the European Senior Tour this season. Continue reading: Paul Broadhurst, with his son LMU golfer Sam Broadhurst as his caddy, wins Senior Open
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Following the program’s best conference finish in the previous 10 seasons, the Morehead State football program continues to be favored as one of the Pioneer Football League’s upper echelon teams. In a poll of the league’s head coaches, the Eagles have been tabbed for fourth in 2016.
The Eagles finished 7-4 and 6-2 in the league in 2015, narrowly missing first place and a berth in the FCS playoffs by just one loss. Morehead State returns five primary starters on both sides of the ball. The Preseason PFL Teams will be announced Tuesday.
Pineville has been going through all the noncontact drills, passing camps, etc. in preparation for their upcoming football season opener against Hazard on August 19th. On Monday, they took time for a preseason team photo to be used in several publications including their Laurel Bowl program. The Mountain Lions will host Middlesboro in this year’s Laurel Bowl on September 2nd.
LONDON – Kentucky track and field Class of 2015 alumna Kendra Harrison broke the 28-year-old world record in the 100-meter hurdles, winning the Diamond League London Anniversary Games, on Friday at the Olympic Stadium.
Harrison blitzed the world-class field, running 12.20 (+0.3) to break Yordanka Donkova’s previous world record of 12.21 from 1988.
Three Colonels named preseason All-OVC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University’s football team was picked to finish second in the Ohio Valley Conference this season by league coaches and media relations contacts, the league announced today at its annual media day event in Nashville.
Three Colonels – offensive tackle Justin Adekoya, kicker Lucas Williams and punter Keith Wrzuszczak – were chosen to the Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Team.
July 18, 2016
Single-Game Football Tickets Available Tuesday
Tickets to seven home games, five away games on sale at 9 a.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – With the kickoff of the 2016 season a mere month-and-a-half away, tickets to all 12 Kentucky football games will be available to the general public on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Tickets will be available through UKFootballTix.com, or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-2287. Fans will be able to select from a variety of seating areas online for home games, and seating locations for away games will be assigned at a later date.
Holmes Cards Career-Low Finish in a Major Championship
LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Famer and former Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, J.B. Holmes turned in his career-best finish at a major championship on Sunday when he placed third overall at the Open Championship at the Royal Troon course.
Holmes posted a 6-under score for the tournament which included a 2-under par score during the final round. The Campbellsville, Ky., native entered the week as the world’s No. 24 ranked player and fired rounds of 70, 70, 69, and 69 in his eighth-ever start at the Open Championship.
His final round featured four birdies including three in a four hole stretch beginning at the par-five fourth.
With today’s third-place showing, he has finished in the top-five on the leaderboard in two of the year’s three major tournaments. He capped the 2016 Master’s in a tie for fourth. Holmes’ previous-best finish at the Open Championship was a tie for 14th in 2010.
He now has five top-five finishes in 2016 and 33 combined in his professional career. Holmes’ 2-under score in the final round was enough to fend off Steve Stricker for sole possession of third. In historic fashion, Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson posted a 1-2 finish at the top of the leaderboard.
Holmes is set to compete in the next major championship in two weeks at the PGA Championship at the Baltursol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., July 28-31.