Bam! There goes another one!

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men basketball freshman forward Bam Adebayo announced Tuesday he will officially hire an agent and remain in the 2017 NBA Draft, forgoing his remaining eligibility at Kentucky.

 

“After talking with Coach Cal, the staff and my family, I have decided it’s in my best interest to remain in the draft,” Adebayo said.

 

“This process we went through at Kentucky was a tough but a rewarding one. It was everything I wanted when I decided to come to Kentucky. It taught me a lot. It taught me how to be a better man on and off the court. I have improved so much since the beginning of the season thanks to the hard work of the coaching staff. They helped me with every step of the process along the way and they never gave up on me.

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Public auction of surplus and confiscated items set for May 1st in Frankfort

Sale open to public at Kentucky Fish and Wildlife headquarters in Frankfort

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2017) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct its spring public auction of surplus and confiscated items May 1 at department headquarters in Frankfort.

 

Surplus auction items include Polarkraft and Alumacraft boats, Mercury boat motors, four-wheel-drive Chevy, Ford and Dodge trucks, a Case track-hoe, office equipment and more. Bidding on surplus items is open to everyone.

 

Confiscated auction items include shotguns, rifles, pistols, bows, hunting equipment, fishing poles and more. Firearm brands being offered for sale include Sig Sauer, Glock, Beretta, Browning, Sako, Remington, Benelli and more. Under state law, only qualified Kentucky residents may bid on confiscated items.

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CATSPY Awards: Men’s Basketball, Women’s Swimming & Diving win team of year honors

Men’s basketball, women’s swimming and diving win team of the year honors

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. –The 15th annual CATSPY Awards were held Monday in Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2016-17 year in the UK Athletics department. With co-winners in some categories, 20 individuals were recognized as well as four teams.

 

“It’s a real pleasure to have everyone here tonight,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said in a speech welcoming student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans. “As usual, everyone looks tremendous. It’s a night of celebrations, a night of achievement and a night of challenge. It’s been a real special year in a lot of ways.”

 

WKYT will air the CATSPY Awards at a later time to be announced. A replay is also available on UKathletics.com.

 

Headlining the awards this year were men’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving.

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Baseball: UK routs #8 LSU 10-2 to win their 5th SEC series of the season

Offense breaks out for 10 runs in first four innings; Lewis fires complete game

 

Troy Squires gives Justin Lewis a hug after Lewis threw a complete game limiting LSU to just six hits.                                            Photo by Quinn Foster, UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Justin Lewis and the Kentucky defense stayed steady behind a relentless offense as the No. 10 Wildcats took their fifth Southeastern Conference series of the season, defeating No. 8 LSU 10-2 on a cloudy, windy day at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

 

The Cats (28-13, 12-6 SEC), winners in six of the last eight games, retain their two-game lead over Florida in the SEC East with 12 conference games remaining. They will travel to South Carolina, which sits three games back, next weekend.

 

UK’s offense wasted no time attacking the Tigers (27-14, 10-8) as they got the game started with three straight hits. Zach Reks, who tied his career-high for hits in a game with four, broke the scoring open with an RBI double down the left-field line in the bottom of the first inning. Three other Wildcats came around to score in the inning as the Cats jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

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Men’s Basketball: UK’s Diallo to go through NBA Draft process

Freshman will not hire an agent, has until May 24 to make a final decision to return to UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Hamidou Diallo announced Sunday he has submitted his name for the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. So long as Diallo does not hire an agent, he will have until May 24 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky.

 

“Playing in the NBA has always been the ultimate goal for me,” Diallo said. “It’s part of what makes Kentucky so special is that it prepares you for the next level better than anywhere else. When I decided to enroll in school in January, my plan was to come to Kentucky to work on my game and to focus on school. At the end of the season, I knew I wanted to see where I was in the draft process and go through that so I could get a proper evaluation.

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Golf: Kentucky women record best-ever score at SEC championships

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With Grace Rose playing the best golf of her collegiate career, the Kentucky women’s golf team recorded its best 54-hole score in the 37 years of the Southeastern Conference Championship.

Behind Rose’s 2-under 214, UK carded an 885 for the weekend, easily besting its previous 54-hole score. The Wildcats placed 10th overall in a field that featured six teams ranked in the top 25 and three in the top 10.

Rose capped arguably the best tournament of her career with a 1-under 71 Sunday to tie for 17th. The finish is the second best of her career and her 214 is her lowest score.

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Football: Morehead State wraps up a productive spring practice

MOREHEAD, Ky. – Not even a cool, light rain could put a damper on the Morehead State spring football game Saturday afternoon.

The offense scored four touchdowns – three through the air and one rushing – to culminate a spring that saw the Eagles go through 14 on-field sessions.

“Probably the most productive (spring) we’ve had overall since I’ve been here as head coach, from Day One to Day 15,” head coach Rob Tenyer said. “What I mean by that is the production of our players. I think each week we progressed, each practice we progressed. And I think production from (start) to the end was really outstanding. Continue reading Football: Morehead State wraps up a productive spring practice

Baseball: #10 Kentucky splits Friday’s doubleheader with #8 LSU

April 21, 2017

 

 

Cats Split Doubleheader, Aim to Win Series on Sunday

No. 10 Kentucky left searching for breakthrough hit in the nightcap

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 10 Kentucky split a Friday doubleheader with No. 8 LSU, falling 4-3 in a tense nightcap that saw the Tigers manage one more hit in a critical spot than the Wildcats could muster. UK won the opener 12-5 behind a pair of home runs by Luke Becker and Riley Mahan’s five-hit game.

 

The Cats (27-13, 11-6 SEC) maintained their two-game lead in the SEC East, but certainly were looking for more on a night when they took a 3-0 lead through four innings against LSU’s top starter, Alex Lange. UK drew eight walks and had seven hits against Lange in 5.2 innings but were 0-for-6 with the bases loaded, leaving them juiced in the second, third and fourth innings.

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FP Softball: Pool play schedule for All A Classic beginning to fall in place

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets clinched their 13th Region All A Softball title a couple of weeks ago.  The rest of the All A State Softball Tournament field is now beginning to fall in place as more regional titles are decided.  Here’s the updated pool play schedule for the state tournament as of April 20th.

Middlesboro baseball defeats Hazard in All A State Tournament sectional action

Middlesboro baseball finally got their sectional win over Hazard 2-1 in the All A State Baseball Tournament and with the win advances to the Elite 8 in Lexington. The Yellow Jackets will face the winner of the sectional game between the winners of Region 15 Pikeville and Region 16 West Carter at 2:30pm on Saturday May 6th.
Here’s the state tournament bracket: