Commonwealth Journal

Local Sports

March 4, 2013

Nick Cash signs with Union College

Somerset — Union College has found themselves some ‘Cash.’

Nick Cash, a senior at Pulaski County High School, signed a scholarship to run cross country at  Union College last week.  

Cash is pleased with the opportunity to run cross country at the collegiate level.

“It’s a pretty good feeling,” told Cash, who will major in international business. “I didn’t expect this opportunity, but it’s going to be a fun ride.”

The Pulaski County senior really liked the small-class size of Union College, which is located in Barbourville, Kentucky.

“It’s a small college, which allows you to be close with your professors,” Cash explained.

Cash will get the chance to run for the Bulldogs cross country team right away, as they are expected to field their first full squad in a few years.

“It’s going to be a young team,” told the former Maroon harrier. “They haven’t had a full team in a few years.”

In cross country, Cash’s fastest 5,000-meter, or 3.1-mile, time was an 18:53, which he ran against some of the state’s best competition at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville.

Cash, who ran three seasons of cross country, had one win and six top-ten finishes in 25 total races.

On the track circuit, the future Union College runner posted these personal records: a 5:09 mile, an 11:57 two-mile, and a 2:22 half-mile. Cash will run his fourth year of track this spring.

Looking back on his running career at Pulaski County, Cash wishes he would have started running cross country sooner than they he did.

“I wish I would have ran long than I did, but I started sophomore year,” stated the Union College signee.

Dave Evans, the track and cross country coach at Pulaski County, is thrilled to see one of his runners get the chance to continue their education and running career at the collegiate level.

“We are very proud of Nick and hope he continues to work as hard for the Coaches at Union as he has as a Maroon - they are getting a great kid,” stated Evans. “Nick is only going to get stronger and better as he progresses the next couple of years. Nick began running for something to do, but the last couple of seasons he has committed to his training and even though he was not one of our top five runners, he has earned a chance to complete for a college team.”

“Nick is a good student and a great kid, so they have added a lot to their team when they signed him. We go to some meets were Union has completed in college meets, so I am hoping the team and I will get to see Nick in action.”


Text Only
Local Sports
  • Zwick Zwick wins Duathlon National Championship

    Age is relative.
    For local athlete David Zwick, turning 75 years young was an ‘athletic blessing’.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Russell Local All-Star teams advance in state tournaments

    Local all-star baseball teams began their state tournament journeys on Tuesday night at ballparks all across the state of Kentucky.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • haleelanigan.jpg Pulaski’s Lanigan wins World title, Shopville Elementary places third

    The Pulaski County area has always been know n as a hotbed for great archery at the state level and National level.
    But now the local area can boast it has some of the greatest young archers in the ‘World’.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cavaliers LeBron Gilb_Harr.jpg LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hyden Commonwealth Journal 2014 All-County Track Team

    This year’s 2014 Commonwealth Journal All-County Track team was led by Pulaski County High School senior Austin Hyden.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • cr major.jpg Pirates win title over Yankees

    To clinch the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken major league championship title, the Kentucky Farm Care Pirates needed to win just one game against the Southeastern Appraisal Yankees.
    The Yankees, meanwhile, had a much tougher task, as they had to earn a pair of victories over the Pirates.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • cr minor.jpg Braves hold off Giants, 6-5, for title

    In the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken Minor League championship game, the Science Hill United Methodist Braves took the title by holding off the Roark Auto Transport Giants, 6-5.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Softball Lady Warriors’ Dynamic Duo

    The dynamic duo.
    A one-two punch.
    A winning combination.
    Whatever you want to call them, the pair of Destiny Molden and Sydney ‘Dozer’ Fourman have been nothing short of spectacular for the Southwestern High School softball team over the past few years.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scott Virginia Scott signs with Young Harris

    After a very successful prep basketball career at Somerset High School, Virginia Scott will continue to play the sport that she loves so much at the next level.

    June 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lynch.jpg ‘Magical Season’ ends

    For the past couple of weeks, things had gone the way Southwestern wanted them to.
    That was not the case in the first round game of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament, as the Warriors just couldn’t seem to get a break in Monday evening’s game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

Somerset-Pulaski girls basketball

To purchase or view mor sports photos go to

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Pulaski vs. Southwestern football

Check out more action photos at

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide