Football: Cats improve to 7-3 with win at Vandy

Kentucky at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

Nov. 11, 2017


FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 44, Vanderbilt 21


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 7-3 overall, 4-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt is 4-6, 0-6 in the league.
  • Kentucky leads the series 44-42-4.
    • Vanderbilt leads the series 27-20-2 in Nashville.
  • The Wildcats will return to action on Nov. 18 at Georgia. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS.

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Football: Cats improve to 7-3 with win at Vandy

Football: Round 2 playoff scores and next week’s schedule

Class A

Beechwood 47 Frankfort 7

Campbellsville 50 Russellville 26

Crittenden County 41 Bethlehem 20

Kentucky Country Day 32 Louisville Holy Cross 7

Paintsville 43 Bracken County 0

Raceland 31 Paris 9

Hazard 43 Lynn Camp 8

Pikeville 42 Williamsburg 6

Next Week: Campbellsville at Crittenden County, Pikeville at Hazard, Beechwood at KY Country Day, Raceland at Paintsville

Class 2A

Danville 19 Somerset 0

DeSales 54 Washington County 0

Glasgow 27 Newport Catholic 20

Monroe County 35 Lloyd Memorial 20

Mayfield 52 Hancock County 16

Owensboro Catholic 40 Murray 14

Louisville Christian Academy 28 Walton-Verona 0

Lexington Christian 42 Prestonsburg 12

Next Week: Lexington Christian at Danville, Lou-Christian Academy at Desales, Monroe County at Glasgow, Owensboro Catholic at Mayfield

Class 3A

Belfry 63 Waggener 26

Boyle County 62 Western Hills 14

Caldwell County 40 LaRue County 27

Louisville Central 50 Floyd Central 0

Elizabethtown 41 Paducah Tilghman 0

Corbin 32 Bell County 6

Powell County 44 Casey County 41

Lexington Catholic 56 Garrard County 16

Next Week: Lexington Catholic at Boyle County, Elizabethtown at Caldwell County, Belfry at Central, Corbin at Powell County

Class 4A

Ashland Blazer 40 Bourbon County 8

Collins 30 Shelby County 6

Mercer County 46 East Jessamine 21

Franklin-Simpson 62 Madisonville-North Hopkins 6

Hopkinsville 43 Logan County 8

Johnson Central 64 Scott 16

Wayne County 38 Rockcastle County 24

Western 12 Knox Central 3

Next Week: Johnson Central at Ashland Blazer, Mercer County at Collins, Hopkinsville at Franklin-Simpson, Wayne County at Western

Class 5A

Bowling Green 42 Greenwood 21

South Warren 24 Christian County 6

Covington Catholic 49 Bullitt Central 0

Montgomery County 28 Doss 6

Madison Southern 14 Anderson County 11

Harlan County 28 North Laurel 21

South Oldham 35 Highlands 34

Southwestern 29 Whitley County 7

Next Week: South Warren at Bowling Green, Montgomery County at Madison Southern, Covington Catholic at South Oldham, Harlan County at Southwestern

Class 6A

Central Hardin 31 Henderson County 16

Butler 14 Male 6

Daviess County 34 McCracken County 21

Scott County 42 Henry Clay 20

Simon Kenton 52 Ballard 12

St. Xavier 16 Pleasure Ridge Park 7

Frederick Douglass 34 Tates Creek 21

Louisville Trinity 51 Campbell County 13

Next Week: Daviess County at Central Hardin, Frederick Douglass at Scott County, Butler at St. Xavier, Simon Kenton at Louisville Trinity

Matthew Mitchell inks two high school stars to national letters of intent

Blair Green (Harlan, Ky.), Rhyne Howard (Cleveland, Tenn.) sign with UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Eleventh year head coach Matthew Mitchell continues to sign some of the best high school basketball players in the country to play at Kentucky as he has announced that high school stars Blair Green (Harlan, Ky.) and Rhyne Howard (Cleveland, Tenn.) have inked National Letters of Intent.

“This is an exciting day for my staff and I as we welcome two fantastic people and basketball players to the Big Blue Nation,” Mitchell said. “Both Blair and Rhyne are everything you look for in a player when you hit the recruiting trail. They both are outstanding athletes and playmakers that will add versatility to our team. Blair and Rhyne have terrific personalities, are fun to be around and are all-around tremendous additions to our program. We are just thrilled that both of them are Wildcats.”

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Matthew Mitchell inks two high school stars to national letters of intent

Women’s Basketball: UK defeats Southern Indiana in exhibition game

Nov. 5, 2017


Kentucky Tops Southern Indiana in Women’s Basketball Exhibition

Wildcats Open Regular Season on Friday


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior Maci Morris scored 19 points and dished out four assists as the Kentucky women’s basketball team beat Southern Indiana 87-56 in an exhibition game on Sunday night at Memorial Coliseum.


Junior Taylor Murray had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Wildcats, while freshman Tatyana Wyatt added 10 points and five rebounds.


Three Kentucky players (Keke McKinney, Jaida Roper and Alyssa Rice) had nine points, while Dorie Harrison added eight.

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Women’s Basketball: UK defeats Southern Indiana in exhibition game

Cross Country: Lex Catholic wins Boys 2A state meet

Lexington Catholic had four runners finish in the top ten over the course at the Kentucky Horse Park and literally ran away with the 2A Boys state title.

On a local note, Bell County’s Mitchell Miracle had a solid 12th place finish out of the 250 competing runners in 2A.

Cross Country state champions in each division:

1A Boys – Louisville Holy Cross

1A Girls – Bishop Brossart

2A Boys – Lexington Catholic

2A Girls – Highlands

3A Boys – St. Xavier

3A Girls – DuPont Manual

Football: EKU falls 23-20 in overtime at Eastern Illinois

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Daryl McCleskey Jr. scored on a 5-yard touchdown with 37 seconds left in regulation, but Eastern Illinois University tied the score with 1.9 seconds remaining and won 23-20 in overtime.

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Football: EKU falls 23-20 in overtime at Eastern Illinois

Football: #5 Lindsey Wilson wins Top 10 showdown over #9 Georgetown

Cam Wyche (Douglasville, Ga.) scores a touchdown in Lindsey Wilson’s 37-14 win over Georgetown. Lindsey Wilson Athletics

COLUMBIA, Ky. –Fifth-ranked Lindsey Wilson football played its most complete game of the season in a 37-14 win over No. 9-ranked Georgetown (Ky.) today at Blue Raider Stadium.

With the win, Lindsey Wilson (9-0, 5-0 in the Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division) sets a program record for consecutive wins with nine while earning at least a share of the divisional title with one game remaining in the regular season.

The Blue Raiders posted 433 yards of total offense while the Lindsey Wilson defense held the Tigers (7-1, 4-1) to 314 offensive yards. Georgetown entered the game surrendering just 295 yards per game — seventh in the NAIA — and averaging 414 yards per outing on offense.

Perhaps the most significant stat of the game came on two team’s conversion of third down.
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Football: #5 Lindsey Wilson wins Top 10 showdown over #9 Georgetown

Football: Kentucky-Ole Miss postgame notes

Ole Miss at Kentucky

Kroger Field, Lexington, Ky.

Nov. 4, 2017

FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 34, Ole Miss 37

Team Records and Series Notes

Kentucky is 6-3 overall, 3-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Ole Miss is 4-5 overall, 2-4 in the league.
Ole Miss leads the all-time series in games played 28-14-1. Kentucky leads the all-time series in games played in Lexington, 11-10-1.
The Wildcats will return to action on Nov. 11 at Vanderbilt. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET and will be televised on the SEC Network.
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Football: Burgett’s FG as time expired lifts Union College over St. Andrews

Derek Burgett’s 19 yard field goal as time expired lifted Union College over St. Andrews 43-42. Union College photo

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – In a game of big plays and several turning points, the fate of the game rested on the foot of sophomore place-kicker Derek Burgett.

After a total of three total timeouts with two seconds on the clock, Burgett launched the ball through the uprights to lift host Union College to the 43-42 Mid-South Conference Appalachian victory over St. Andrews (N.C.) on Friday.

“There was never any doubt in my mind,” head coach Andre Linn said of the game-winning kick. “I thought giving him those timeouts actually helped him relax himself a little bit more. The only way he’s going to miss something like that is if he doesn’t relax.”

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Football: Burgett’s FG as time expired lifts Union College over St. Andrews

Cross Country: Bishop Brossart wins Girls Class A state cross country title

Bishop Brossart won the girls’ Class A State Cross Country championship on November 4th at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Williamsburg’s Serena Mattingly was the individual champion.

Middlesboro’s Mallory James finished 26th out of the 209 runners that competed.

Middlesboro’s girls finished 15th out of the 25 teams participating.

Williamsburg was 20th.