Basketball: Cats beat Centre 106-63 in final exhibition game

Kentucky Men’s Basketball: Centre at Kentucky

Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., Nov. 3, 2017
Attendance: 20,378


FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 106, Centre 63

  • This was the third of Kentucky’s three exhibition games this season.
  • Kentucky leads the countable series vs. Centre 18-10. UK won the last 11 meetings, the final of which occurred on Feb. 13, 1929.
  • Kentucky returns to the court Friday, Nov. 10 as the Wildcats play host to Utah Valley. The game is at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.


First-Half Facts

  • Kentucky’s starting lineup featured Quade Green, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, PJ Washington, Wenyen Gabriel and Kevin Knox. UK used three different starting lineups in the three exhibitions.
  • Green opened the scoring with a 3-pointer and the Wildcats never trailed.
  • Leading 10-6, UK went on a 10-0 run for a 20-6 lead.
  • Kentucky closed the half with a 24-2 run and took a 52-24 lead into intermission.

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Basketball: Cats beat Centre 106-63 in final exhibition game

HS Football: Round 1 regional playoff scores and Round 2 schedule

Class A Region 4

Williamsburg had a bye

Pikeville 47 Harlan 14

Lynn Camp 32 Phelps 26

Hazard 50 Pineville 22

Next Week: Pikeville at Williamsburg and Lynn Camp at Hazard

Class 2A Region 4

Danville 57 East Ridge 16

Somerset 42 Shelby Valley 0

Lexington Christian 48 Leslie County 0

Prestonsburg 35 Middlesboro 14

Next Week: Somerset at Danville and Lexington Christian at Prestonsburg

Class 3A Region 4

Powell County 47 Jackson County 14

Casey County 51 Morgan County 0

Bell County 48 Breathitt County 8

Corbin 57 Knott County Central 6

Next Week: Casey County at Powell County and Bell County at Corbin

Class 4A Region 3

Western 43 Clay County 0

Knox Central 35 John Hardin 13

Rockcastle County 30 Moore 22

Wayne County 43 Valley 0

Next Week: Knox Central at Western and Rockcastle County at Wayne County

Class 5A Region 4

Southwestern 56 Perry County Central 8

Whitley County 34 South Laurel 21

Harlan County 40 Pulaski County 0

North Laurel 43 Lincoln County 6

Next Week: Whitley County at Southwestern and Harlan County at North Laurel


Postgame notes from UK’s exhibition win over Morehead State

Kentucky Men’s Basketball: Kentucky Cares Classic — Morehead State at Kentucky

Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky., Oct. 30, 2017
Attendance: 14,138


FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 92, Morehead State 67

  • This was the second of Kentucky’s three exhibition games this season.
  • Kentucky is 58-4 all-time in exhibition contests and has won 29 in a row, including 17-0 under Coach John Calipari.
  • Kentucky leads the countable series vs. Morehead State 10-0. This is the first time the teams have played in an exhibition.
  • This game was not televised. The last time UK played in a non-televised game was Nov. 14, 2015, vs. New Jersey Tech.
  • Kentucky returns to the court Friday, Nov. 3 as the Wildcats play host to Centre in the final exhibition game. The game is at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.
  • The regular season tips off Fri. Nov. 10 as UK hosts Utah Valley.
  • Morehead State has one more exhibition, Mon. Nov. 6 at home vs. Cincinnati Christian.

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Football: EKU wins second in a row, beats Murray State 26-13

MURRAY, Ky. – With a dominate defense and running game, Eastern Kentucky University’s football team picked up its second straight win with a 26-13 victory at Murray State University on Saturday at Stewart Stadium.


The EKU defense forced three turnovers, held Murray State to 63 yards rushing and 273 yards of total offense, including minus-4 yards in the third quarter.


One game after rushing for a season-best 229 yards, the Colonels (3-5, 3-3 OVC) churned out 180 in the first half against the Racers and finished with a new season-high 279 yards on the ground.


One week after setting a new career high with 137 yards on 22 carries, Daryl McCleskey Jr. finished with 144 yards on 21 carries against Murray State (2-6, 1-3 OVC).

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Football: EKU wins second in a row, beats Murray State 26-13

Regional cross country report

Middlesboro wins Region 6 Class A Girls

  1. Middlesboro 31 points
  2. Williamsburg 36 points
  3. Lee County 69 points

All three teams advance to the state cross country meet.

Members of the winning team: Middlesboro’s Mallory James was 2nd, Grace Rose 7th, Jocelyn Wright 10th, Brooklyn Grigsby 14th and Makena Schneider 22nd.  There were 45 runners in the race.

Region 6 Class A Boys

There were 12 boys teams in the meet.  These six advance to state:

  1. Jackson County 65 points
  2. Williamsburg 75 points
  3. Somerset 88 points
  4. Lee County 103 points
  5. Owsley County 109 points
  6. Red Bird 136 points

Individually, Ozzy Norris of Middlesboro qualified for the state meet as he finished 2nd out of 81 runners.  Middlesboro’s boys finished in 8th place as a team.

Class 2A Region 5 Boys

Bell County’s Mitchell Miracle is the individual champion and advances to the state meet.  He edged runnerup Sean Simons of Corbin by about three seconds.

Boyle County won the team championship.  Corbin was the runnerup.  There were 12 teams in the boys’ competition with the top six teams advancing to state.  Bell County’s boys missed by one spot.  They finished seventh.  Caden Miracle of Bell County will also compete at the state meet since his time was one of the best that was not part of one of the qualifying teams.

Class 2A Region 5 Girls

Boyle County also won the Region 5 girls championship.  They were followed by Corbin, Casey County and Mercer County.  With seven girls teams entered in the meet, four will advance to state.  Qualifying as an individual by virtue of her finish was Bell County’s Jazmine Brannon.

Postgame notes from Kentucky’s 29-26 win over Tennessee


Tennessee at Kentucky

Kroger Field, Lexington, Ky.

Oct. 28, 2017


FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 29, Tennessee 26


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 6-2 overall, 3-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee is 3-5, 0-5 in the league.
  • Tennessee leads the all-time series in games played 79-25-9, including a 37-15-3 mark in games played in Lexington. Tonight’s win snapped a five-game winning streak for Tennessee in the series.
  • The Wildcats will return to action on Nov. 4 against Ole Miss at Kroger Field. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET and will be televised on the SEC Network.

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Final week of the regular season regional high school football scores

Download the Pinnacle Sports & Recreation HS Football Playoff Issue for regional playoff brackets.

Hazard 24 Whitley County 20
Belfry 35 Johnson Central 19
Casey County 41 Adair County 6
Collins 17 Pulaski County 6
Corbin 36 Knox Central 21
Harlan County 22 Bell County 6
Jellico 44 Berea 7
Lexington Christian 75 Estill County 28
Lynn Camp 64 McCreary Central 16
North Laurel 55 Clay County 13
Paintsville 38 Fleming County 6
Perry Central 28 Prestonsburg 18
Phelps 50 Hannan, WV 0
Pikeville 54 Tolsia, WV 12
Powell County 61 East Carter 28
Ridgeview, VA 45 Pike Central 21
Rockcastle County 34 Garrard County 28
Shelby Valley 41 Boyd County 6
South Laurel 55 Harlan 18
Southwestern 53 Lexington Catholic 47 OT
Wayne County 24 Madison Southern 14
Williamsburg 42 Middlesboro 21

Football: Cats a no-show at Mississippi State


Kentucky at Mississippi State

Davis Wade Field, Starkville, Miss.

Oct. 21, 2017


FINAL SCORE: Mississippi State 45, Kentucky 7


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 5-2 overall, 2-2 in the Southeastern Conference. Mississippi State is 5-2, 2-2 in league play.
  • Mississippi State leads the series, 23-22.
  • Kentucky returns to action Sat. Oct. 28 at home vs. Tennessee. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and it will be televised on the SEC Network.


Team Notes

  • Kentucky scored seven points today, ending its school-record streak of 13 straight regular-season games of 23 or more points.
  • Kentucky was -2 in turnovers today. The Wildcats are now +6 for the season. UK entered the game ranked seventh in the nation in turnover margin.
  • Kentucky did not score in the first quarter, ending a streak of having scored in 20 consecutive quarters. That was UK’s best streak since the 2007 season when the Cats tallied in 27 straight quarters.


Player Notes

  • UK’s game captains were OG Nick Haynes, QB Stephen Johnson, LB Courtney Love and S Mike Edwards.
  • Senior quarterback Stephen Johnson completed 13 of 28 passes for 117 yards.
    • Johnson led the Wildcats in rushing today with 54 net yards on six carries.
    • UK is now 12-6 over the last 18 games with Johnson as the starter (10-6) or QB for the majority of the game in a relief role (2-0).
  • Senior wide receiver Garrett Johnson led the receivers with five catches for 36 yards.
    • He has caught a pass in 18 consecutive games and is fourth in UK history with 1,919 receiving yards.
  • In the second quarter, senior wide receiver Blake Bone recovered a UK fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. It is his third touchdown of the season, sixth of his career. Bone also had two receptions for 17 yards.
  • Senior kicker Austin MacGinnis had one point today, adding to his school career record with 315 points.
  • Freshman wide receiver Lynn Bowden had 149 all-purpose yards.  He had 112 yards in kickoff returns and caught three passes for 38 yards.
  • Junior safety Mike Edwards had 11 tackles, his third double-figure tackle game of the season and seventh of his career. He had one tackle for loss and a pass breakup.
  • Junior linebacker Jordan Jones returned to action after missing four games because of injury. He had seven tackles, including one for loss, and had a quarterback hurry.
  • Junior linebacker Josh Allen had five tackles, including one for loss.  He also broke up two passes, including one on a fourth-down play that gave the ball back to the Wildcats.
  • Senior punter Matt Panton had one of his best games with a 45.1-yard average, including a long of 67 yards and three punts inside the 20-yard line.
  • Redshirt freshman Drake Jackson opened at center, his first collegiate start.

Football: Union rolls over Pikeville 63-35

Izayah Riettie rushed for a career-high 184 yards and 4 touchdowns on 18 carries for Union.

Back in Black: Bulldogs Bulldoze Bears, 63-35

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – It was a magical night for Union College as it rolled to a 63-35 Mid-South Conference (MSC) Appalachian victory over visiting Pikeville (Ky.) on Saturday.

The excitement began when the Bulldogs came out for the game donning black jerseys for the first time in few seasons.

“I don’t know if it was the black jerseys that helped us out or not,” said head coach Andre Linn. “Our guys have been asking for black jerseys since I took over as head coach, and I said if I can get them, I’ll give them to the team on a special day and just see what happens.”

Fans were unaware of the new jerseys as the Bulldogs (3-4 overall, 1-2 MSC Appalachian) warmed up in their tradition orange home uniforms on Homecoming. But when the team came out for kickoff, Union was dressed in black from head to toe.

Wherever the energy surge came from can long be debated, but the result was left on the field. The 63 points are tied for fifth-most in program history, and the 722 yards in total offense are the most by the Bulldogs since racking up 854 in an 84-55 win over Bethel (Tenn.) on Oct. 9, 2010. Continue reading

Football: Union rolls over Pikeville 63-35

Football: EKU grabs 31-21 homecoming win over UT Martin

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University football team rushed for a season-high 246 yards and four touchdowns in its 31-21 Homecoming victory over the University of Tennessee at Martin on Saturday afternoon at Roy Kidd Stadium.

Trailing 7-3 at halftime, the Colonels exploded in the second half, running for 142 yards and all of their touchdowns in the final 30 minutes of play.

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Football: EKU grabs 31-21 homecoming win over UT Martin