Regional HS football schedule for September 29th

September 29
Casey County at Bell County
Lynn Camp at Clinton County
McCreary Central at Corbin
Pikeville at Hazard
Clay County at Knox Central
Jenkins at Hannan, WVA
Lexington Christian at Middlesboro
Thomas Walker, VA at Pineville (suspenders game)
Leslie County at Prestonsburg
Letcher Central at Harlan County
Somerset at Raceland
Southwestern at Central Hardin
Montgomery County at South Laurel
Rockcastle County at Wayne County
North Laurel at Whitley County

Regional football results

September 21
Harlan County 23 North Laurel 13

September 22
Belfry 63 Sheldon Clark 8
Corbin 20 Mayfield 17
Casey County 49 Jackson County 14
Wayne County 49 Clay County 20

Danville 42 Garrard County 2
Whitley County 34 East Jessamine 25
Leslie County 42 East Ridge 15
Lynn Camp 45 Jellico, TN 6
Harlan 62 Jenkins 0
Ludlow 39 Williamsburg 28
Bell County 75 McCreary Central 43
Cumberland Gap, TN 32 Pineville 12
Hazard 29 Prestonsburg 7
Knox Central 34 Russell County 27
South Laurel 47 Middlesboro 6
Somerset 12 Rockcastle County 6

EKU will unveil Roy Kidd statue, honor ’67 champs at this week’s home opener



RICHMOND, Ky. – It’s going to be a big week for Eastern Kentucky University football.  After close loses to a pair of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams on the road to begin the season, EKU will play its first home game against Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech on Saturday at 6 p.m.


That would be plenty of excitement for Colonel fans, but that’s not all.  EKU will unveil a statue of College Football Hall of Fame coach Roy Kidd on Saturday.  Kidd won 314 games, including two national championships, as the head coach of the Colonels from 1964 to 2002.


The football team that started the championship tradition at Eastern Kentucky — the 1967 Grantland Rice Bowl Champions — will be honored at the game as well.


In addition, fans will get their first look at the newly constructed east side of Roy Kidd Stadium.  The project includes over 3,000 new bleacher seats, and a concourse that features modern concessions and restroom facilities.  A new pedway from the hill beyond the north end zone leads onto the concourse level.  The student section will now be on this side of the stadium, conveniently located to the nearby new student tailgating lot, which surrounds the Fitness and Wellness center.


The live radio broadcast of the game is available in the Richmond area on WCYO 100.7 FM, and can be heard worldwide on  A live free video broadcast is available on Continue reading

EKU will unveil Roy Kidd statue, honor ’67 champs at this week’s home opener

UK Football: Baity, MacGinnis earn SEC weekly honors

COLUMBIA, SC – SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 – Kentucky Wildcats vs the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Photo By Donald Page

COLUMBIA, SC – SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 – Kentucky Wildcats vs the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Photo By Donald Page

Sept. 18, 2017


Derrick Baity Jr. named Defensive Player of the Week; Austin MacGinnis wins Special Teams Player of the Week 


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky junior cornerback Derrick Baity Jr. and senior kicker Austin MacGinnis were named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, for their standout performances in Saturday’s 23-13 victory at South Carolina, the league announced on Monday.


This is the fourth time in school history that Kentucky has had at least two players honored for the same game.  In 2007, linebacker Wesley Woodyard was SEC Defensive Player of the Week and guard Jason Leger was SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following a win at Arkansas, while the Cats earned multiple honors in their 2016 victories over Mississippi State and at Louisville.


Baity, from Tampa, Fla., was responsible for three takeaways in the game, including making the initial stop on a pair of critical 4th-and-1’s in the second half and an interception on South Carolina’s final possession. On the first possession of the third quarter, on 4th-and-1 from the UK 49-yard line, he crashed from the corner to tackle running back A.J. Turner, who was brought down for no gain; the change of possession set up a UK drive for a field goal. Later, he again crashed from the corner to tackle running back Rico Dowdle, who was brought down for no gain to give the ball back to the Wildcats.


MacGinnis, a Wedowee, Ala. native, drilled three field goals in the win, making him 6-of-7 on the season. Also, his six pinpoint kickoffs kept the ball out of the hands of Gamecock return ace Deebo Samuel and consistently helped the Cats control the field position battle. This is the third time he’s been honored as SEC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Golf: EKU pulls away on final day to win EKU Intercollegiate

RICHMOND, Ky. – After beginning the day with a four-shot lead over the field, the Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team cruised to a 12-shot victory at the EKU Intercollegiate sponsored by Raising Cane’s on Sunday.

Two Colonels finished in the top-10. Noah Combs (205, -5) finished second, just one shot out of first. He shot par or better in all three rounds, including a final round 2-under 68. Jared Brown carded a final round 4-under 66 to finish with a 36-hole total of 209 (-1).

EKU (837) shot a final round 275 and finished the 36 holes at 3-under par. Longwood (849) was second. Dayton (853) placed third. Ball State (854) was fourth. The field included five other Ohio Valley Conference teams – Morehead State (6th), Southern Illinois Edwardsville (7th), Tennessee Tech (T10th), Austin Peay (12th) and Murray State (14th). Continue reading

Golf: EKU pulls away on final day to win EKU Intercollegiate

Game stats from UK’s win at South Carolina

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Game stats from UK’s win at South Carolina

Football: Cats improve to 3-0 with win at South Carolina

Kentucky at South Carolina

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.

Sept. 16, 2017


FINAL SCORE: Kentucky 23, South Carolina 13


Team Records and Series Notes

  • Kentucky is 3-0, 1-0 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina is 2-1, 1-1 in the SEC.
    • Kentucky is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2010.
  • South Carolina leads the series 17-11-1 but the Wildcats have won four in a row.  USC leads 8-5-1 in games played in Columbia.
  • Kentucky will return to action Sat. Sept. 16 with the SEC home opener vs. Florida. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on the SEC Network.  It also will be carried live on the UK Sports Radio Network.

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Football: Cats improve to 3-0 with win at South Carolina

Regional HS football scores from September 15-16

September 15
Hall of Fame Game
Middlesboro 46  Pineville 20

Pulaski County 36  Allen County-Scottsville 20
Leslie County 50  Breathitt County 14
Casey County 36  Jeffersontown 0
Bracken County 27  Jackson County 0
Lynn Camp 47  Jenkins 8
Madison Southern 23  Southwestern 20
Harlan 44  Magoffin County 12
Belfry 56  Pikeville 13
Rockcastle County 42  Harrison County 13
Paintsville 53  Williamsburg 21
Shelby Valley 55  Morgan County 36
Somerset 16  North Laurel 14
Danville 49  Waggener 46
Wayne County 47  Harlan County 14
Whitley County 28  Bell County 6

September 16
Bingham Tire Knox County Bowl
Green County at Knox Central 3pm

Former UK All-American Billy Ray Lickert dies

Former UK Men’s Basketball All-American Billy Ray Lickert Dies
Lickert, a UK Athletics Hall of Famer, was the 12th 1,000-point scorer in program history


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Billy Ray Lickert, a Helms Foundation All-American in 1961 and three-time All-Southeastern Conference player for the Kentucky men’s basketball team, died Wednesday. He was 78.


Lickert became the 12th player in program history to amass 1,000 career points and was a three-year letterwinner (1959-61) under legendary coach Adolph Rupp. He was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010 and was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the fifth round of the 1961 NBA Draft.


“Billy Ray Lickert was a Wildcat in the truest sense,” UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart said. “He lived the dream that so many people in our state share in wearing the Blue and White and our program and university are better for it. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”


Lickert was a state-wide name after winning the 1957 Kentucky Mr. Basketball award before becoming an All-SEC and All-American player at Kentucky. He grew up just across the street from UK’s campus as a child and told Oscar Combs, a friend of Lickert’s and member of the local media, in a recent podcast interview that he always dreamed of playing at Kentucky.


“I was a Wildcat,” Lickert told Combs in the “Conversations with Oscar Combs” podcast. “Every kid back in those days, you had aspirations of being able to play for Kentucky. That’s what everybody – all my friends – then wanted to do.” Continue reading

Former UK All-American Billy Ray Lickert dies

NFL: Seven from Sunday – Kickoff Weekend



A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 10, the first week of the 2017 season.


  • Atlanta tight end AUSTIN HOOPER had two catches for 128 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown reception in the Falcons’ 23-17 win at Chicago. Hooper’s 88-yard touchdown is the longest TD catch by a tight end in a season opener in NFL history.


  • Los Angeles Rams cornerback TRUMAINE JOHNSON and safety LAMARCUS JOYNER each had an interception-return touchdown and defensive end MORGAN FOX recorded a safety in the team’s 46-9 win over Indianapolis.


The RAMS are the first team in NFL history to record two interception-return touchdowns and a safety in a season opener.


The Rams’ two interception-return touchdowns are tied for the most ever in a season opener and Los Angeles is the first team to accomplish the feat on Kickoff Weekend since the 2007 Minnesota Vikings (September 9, 2007 vs. Atlanta).


  • The Jacksonville Jaguars, led by defensive ends CALAIS CAMPBELL (four sacks) and DANTE FOWLER, JR. (one sack, 53-yard fumble-return touchdown), defeated Houston 29-7 at NRG Stadium.


The JAGUARS, who had 10 sacks and a defensive touchdown in the contest, are the second team in NFL history with at least 10 sacks and a defensive touchdown in a season-opening game. The Los Angeles Raiders recorded 10 sacks and had a 76-yard interception-return touchdown in the team’s 31-0 victory against the New York Jets on September 8, 1985.


  • Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 292 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 113.1 passer rating in the Lions’ 35-23 win over Arizona. Stafford, who led the Lions back from a 17-15 fourth-quarter deficit, has 27 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since 2011, the most such drives by a quarterback in the NFL over the span.


Last year, the Lions won eight games when trailing in the fourth quarter, the most by a team in a single season in NFL history.


  • Cleveland rookie quarterback DE SHONE KIZER passed for 222 yards with a touchdown and rushed for a TD against Pittsburgh in his first career start. Kizer’s start marks the 10th consecutive season a rookie quarterback has started on Kickoff Weekend, the longest streak since at least 1950.


  • Pittsburgh rookie linebacker T.J. WATT had two sacks and an interception in the Steelers’ 21-18 win at Cleveland. Watt is the first player to record at least two sacks and an interception in an NFL debut on Kickoff Weekend since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.
  • Oakland kicker GIORGIO TAVECCHIO converted all four of his field-goal attempts in the Raiders’ 26-16 victory at Tennessee. Tavecchio, who connected on two 52-yard field goals in the contest, is the first player in league history to make two field goals of at least 50 yards in his NFL debut. He also joins SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI as the only players in team history to convert multiple 50-yard field goals in a single game.