HS Track & Field: Results from Knox Central’s Tommy Smith Invitational

Women – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored
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1) Harlan County High School 182.50
2) Southwestern High School 132
3) Knox Central High School 111.50
4) Middlesboro 92
5) Bell County 52
6) Pineville Track & Field 35
7) Clay County High School 29
8) Harlan Independent 20
9) Whitley County 13

Middlesboro’s Jocelyn Wright, Mallory James, Makena Schneider and Grace Rose win 4×800 Meter Relay
Middlesboro’s Mallory James wins Girls 1600 Meter Run and 3200 Meter Run

Men – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored
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1) Southwestern High School 191
2) Harlan County High School 120
3) Whitley County 111
4) Knox Central High School 99
5) Middlesboro 58
6) Bell County 50
7) Clay County High School 38
8) Harlan Independent 13
9) Pineville Track & Field 2

Bell County’s Mitchell Miracle wins Boys 1600 Meter Run and 3200 Meter Run
Bell County’s Dalton Raby wins Boys Shot Put

Men’s Basketball: Gilgeous-Alexander wins Ky. Derby Festival Classic MVP

UK men’s basketball signee erupts for 29 points in 19 minutes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Playing just an hour down the road from where he will play college ball in a few months, Kentucky men’s basketball signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put on a show at the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic en route to sharing MVP honors with Western Kentucky’s Taveion Hollingsworth.

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Akhator, Epps make Kentucky women’s basketball history in 2017 WNBA Draft

Evelyn Akhator, Makayla Epps become first UK duo taken in same draft in program history

 

LEXINGT­­­ON, Ky. – University of Kentucky women’s basketball stars Evelyn Akhator and Makayla Epps will begin their professional careers in the Women’s National Basketball Association as both were selected in the 2017 WNBA Draft, which was held Thursday night in New York City.

 

Akhator was selected third overall by the Dallas Wings, becoming the highest draft pick in school history. Akhator is the third player in program history to be a first-round selection and the first since A’dia Mathies in 2013. Epps became the fifth Matthew Mitchell coached player to be selected, going 33rd overall to the Chicago Sky.

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UK Baseball: #10 Cats shutout UT Martin 8-0

Senior OF Zach Reks launches a 1st inning home run.      UK Photo / Elliott Hess

Thompson’s Career-Long Outing Sparks Shutout Victory

Zack Reks, Evan White each hit home runs to lead No. 10 Kentucky’s offense

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Zack Thompson pitched a career-high 6.2 innings of scoreless baseball and Evan White crushed a three-run home run as part of a career-high four-RBI night to lead No. 10 Kentucky to an 8-0 win in front of 2,511 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

 

The Wildcats moved to 23-11 overall and will take their 8-4 record and first place standing in the Southeastern Conference play on the road to Missouri this weekend for a three-game series.  The win over UT Martin improved the Cats’ record at home to 16-2 on the season and was the 700th at Cliff Hagan Stadium since its opening in 1979.

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UK Men: Humphries also moving on, announces his intentions to turn pro

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore forward Isaac Humphries, who nearly lifted Kentucky to the Final Four this past season with an unforgettable performance in the Elite Eight vs. North Carolina, is turning professional. Humphries will pursue options in the NBA and internationally.

 

Humphries plans to sign with an agent, which would effectively end his collegiate eligibility at Kentucky.

 

“First and foremost, I want to thank the Big Blue Nation for its unwavering support,” Humphries said. “Coming from Australia, I had no idea what to expect when I got to Kentucky, but you made me one of your own. Your support and passion over the last two years has been unbelievable. I can’t thank you enough for making me feel at home.

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Women’s Golf: LMU’s Malherbe and Greene named All-Tournament in SAC Championship

SAC Women’s Golf Championship All-Tournament 1st Team: Elizabeth England, Carson-Newman; Abbey Hartsell, Lenoir-Rhyne; Ainee O’Connor, Lenoir-Rhyne; Ciara Rattana, Tusculum; Kate Hill, Anderson; Reagan Greene, Lincoln Memorial; Lise Malherbe, Lincoln Memorial

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Lady Railsplitters carded the low round of the day with a final-round, 12-over par 300 to finish in third place in the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Golf Championship on Tuesday at Link Hills Country Club. Carried by All-Tournament first team efforts by Lise Malherbe and Reagan Greene, Lincoln Memorial completed the 54-hole tournament with a 54-over par total of 918 to finish just 10 strokes off the lead.

Lenoir-Rhyne rallied from a three-stroke deficit to win its first SAC Championship title since 2004 with a 44-over par total of 908, capped by Tuesday’s 304. 36-hole leader and tournament host Tusculum finished in second place with a 47-over par 911, as the Pioneers posted their worst round of the tournament on Tuesday with a 22-over par 310. The Lady Railsplitters finished six strokes ahead of fourth-place Wingate (924) and nine ahead of fifth-place Anderson (927). Continue reading Women’s Golf: LMU’s Malherbe and Greene named All-Tournament in SAC Championship

Baseball, Golf Outing and Alumni Weekend coming up at EKU

BASEBALL GOLF OUTING AND ALUMNI WEEKEND ANNOUNCED

 

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team announced on Tuesday that in addition to the Second Annual Clint Seymour Golf Outing, the alumni of the program will be honored during the Ohio Valley Conference weekend series against Jacksonville State starting on April 28.

 

Alumni from 1979 and before will be honored before the Friday game, while alumni from 1980 to 1999 will be honored before the Saturday game, and alumni from 2000 to 2016 will be honored before the Sunday game.

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Track & Field: Coal Miner’s Memorial at Harlan County HS

Women – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored

1) Harlan County 161
2) Letcher County Central 116
3) Knox Central 93
4) Middlesboro 77
(Middlesboro’s Mallory James finished 1st in the Girls 1600 Meter Run and also won the Girls 3200 Meter Run)
5) Leslie County 72
6) Harlan 44
7) Bell County 38.50
8) Red Bird 36
9) Clay County 26.50

Men – Team Rankings – 18 Events Scored

1) Leslie County 145
2) Harlan County 126
3) Knox Central 115
4) Harlan 99
5) Middlesboro 55
5) Bell County 55
Bell County’s relay team of Miracle, Eldridge, Southerland and Henry placed 1st in the 4×800 Meter Relay
Bell County’s Mitchell Miracle also finished 1st in the Boys 1600 Meter Run and the 3200 Meter Run
Bell County’s Dalton Raby won the Boys Shot Put
7) Letcher County Central 49
8) Clay County 40
9) Red Bird 8

Monk wins Jerry West Award as top collegiate shooting guard

 

LOS ANGELES – Kentucky freshman guard Malik Monk has already rewritten the Kentucky record books as one of the more prolific scorers in program history. He now owns the official designation as the top shooting guard of the 2016-17 college basketball season with the awarding of the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.

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You can add Briscoe to the names entering the NBA Draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After helping lead the Kentucky men’s basketball team to back-to-back Southeastern Conference championships (league and tournament) in 2016 and 2017, sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe has decided to enter his name in the 2017 NBA Draft. He plans to sign with an agent, which would effectively end his career at UK.

 

The NBA Draft is June 22.

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