Coach Danny Upchurch of Wayne County High School (WCHS) looked tired the day I talked to him. Returning from Lexington, he and other Kentucky coaches just attended a six-hour meeting online with the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
Southwestern High School sophomore Nathanael Turner followed up his breakout freshman year with a standout cross country season in 2020. Turner, who was named to his second straight All-County Team, was selected as the Commonwealth Journal 2020 Cross Country Runner of the Year for his consis…
The Somerset Youth Football League Junior Briar Jumpers won the 2020 Fall Classic at William Clark Field. The Junior Jumpers downed the E-town Iron Men 14-6 in the championship game. In the tourney semifinals, the Jumpers downed the Bus City Bullys 25-7. In the opening rounds, the Jumpers do…
LEXINGTON - The defending Class 2A State Champion Briar Jumpers were slow to start against the Lexington Christian Eagles in Lexington. However, the game heated up in the second half.
While Pulaski County head football coach Johnny Hines is uncertain about the outcome of tonight's second showdown of the 2020 season against arch-rival Southwestern, the Maroon head coach readily admits he seen this matchup coming from a mile away -- make that months away.
For the second consecutive season and for the sixth time ever, the Southwestern Warriors and the Pulaski County Maroons will meet up in postseason play.
Heading into the second week of the KHSAA football post season, one of the most significant Class 2A matchups will take place this Friday in Lexington.
The Kentucky Football Coaches Association recently named their football district players and coaches of the year. A total of 48 players and 48 coaches were recognized in their respective districts and classes by the KFCA.
MONTICELLO - Perhaps one of the greatest players in the Wayne County High School girls basketball program has made her decision to which Division-I college she would be attending next season.
In the 113-year existence of the Somerset High School football program, many great players, great plays and historic moments have molded the legacy of the small-school's popular sport.
CAMPBELLSVILLE - In a classic battle between two great middle school football programs, the Northern Middle School seventh-grade football team came up one score short in their bid for another Kentucky Middle School Football Association state title on Saturday. In a game that remained scorele…
Former Southwestern High School standout softball player Jessica Woodall was honored for her outstanding play by being inducted into the Kentucky High School Softball Hall of Fame.
MONTICELLO - With 15 seconds left in the opening half, Wayne County led 22-8 and seemed to be in control of the game. However, Knox Central outscored the Cardinals 38 to 6 over the next 22 minutes en route to the Panthers' 46-36 win over Wayne County at a somber Jewell Field on Friday.
SOMERSET - Not only did the Somerset Briar Jumpers run up the score on the Danville Admirals to advance in the 2A playoffs last night at William Clark Field, but we also got to witness Jumper football history as Madison Ruble was the first female to score points for Somerset.
With a 42-15 victory on Friday night at the Reservation, the Southwestern Warriors eliminated the Whitley County Colonels from postseason play for the second consecutive year.
SOMERSET - After a three-week layoff, the Pulaski County Maroons (8-1) picked up where they left off, rolling to their eighth consecutive win Friday, dominating visiting North Laurel 33-12 in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs at PC field.
Three local standout football players were named to the Kentucky Sports Radio 2020 All-State Football Team. Pulaski County High School senior Tristan Cox, Somerset High School senior Kaiya Sheron and Wayne County High School senior Braedon Sloan were all three named to the statewide elite list.
With the score 40-6 displayed on the Northern Middle School football field scoreboard, the Northern Middle seventh-grade football team went about their business with their daily practice. But the junior Maroons had a state title on their mind for the future, and the 40-6 score on the board w…
The Wayne County Cardinals, 4-3 on the regular season and two weeks removed from a 42-20 win at Barren County, open play in the Class 4A state playoffs this Friday night hosting Knox Central. The Panthers, three weeks removed from their last contest, a 50-20 win at South Laurel enter with a …
After a three week hiatus, the Somerset Briar Jumpers will face off with their 4th District rivals, the Danville Admirals, in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control conducted its third regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on Wednesday and elected to postpone the start of the winter sports season to January 4th by unanimous vote.
LEXINGTON - In Wednesday's Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control meeting, they voted to move the high school basketball season start date back to Monday, Jan. 4. The high school basketball season was originally scheduled to start on Monday, Nov. 23. But due to the COVID-…
LEXINGTON - In Wednesday's Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control meeting, it looks like the high school basketball season start date could be moved back to Monday, Jan. 4. The high school basketball season was originally scheduled to start on Monday, Nov. 23.
With only two high school seasons under his belt, Somerset High School senior standout pitcher Jonathan Phipps signed a DI college scholarship to play at Ohio University.
Southwestern High School senior Alexa Smiddy signed to play her college basketball at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. Smiddy has been the floor general for the Southwestern girls basketball team for the past several seasons, and has played a big part of the Lady Warrior…
In 1919, Leonard ‘Pete’ Bahan was a legendary Briar Jumper football quarterback, who later went on to the University of Notre Dame and led an undefeated Fighting Irish team to the national championship.
The Northern Middle School seventh-grade football team defeated Bowling Green 44-6 in the Kentucky Middle School Football Association state semifinals on Saturday at Taylor County. The Northern Middle Maroons will play for the KYMSFA State Championship football title, on Saturday, November 2…
SOMERSET - On this day over the past 20 years, Pulaski County High School football coach Johnny Hines has always been hard at work preparing his Maroons for the upcoming playoffs.
MONTICELLO - And while 2020 has been a strange year for the nation, it has been even a stranger year for the Wayne County High School football program.
SOMERSET - After a hot start and five straight wins, the defending Class 2A state champion Somerset High School football team hit a bump in the road with back-to-back losses at home. District rivals Lexington Christian edged out the Briar Jumpers 28-21 on Oct. 16 and Corbin downed Somerset 4…
SOMERSET - With eight wins on the season, and five of them on the road, the Southwestern High School football team is flying high headed into the post-season playoffs. The only blemish on the Warriors' 8-1 season record was a narrow 15-12 setback to district rivals Pulaski County High School…
Riley Hull has spent most of her young life on a softball field. On Wednesday morning she arose from bed bright and early to sign her National Letter of Intent to play collegiate softball at Mississippi State University.
The Gold Team won the Somerset Youth Football League Pee Wee Super Bowl. The SYFL Gold team also won the league championship with an undefeated record.
The Northern Middle School seventh-grade football team captured the Region 4 Middle School Football title with a 34-6 win over North Laurel. The Maroons will play against Bowling Green in the State Semifinals, on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Taylor County Middle School. Both the Northern 7th grade a…
The Northern Middle School eighth-grade football team captured the Division 1, Region 4 Middle School Football title with a 36-0 win over Whitley County. The Maroons will play against Bowling Green in the State Semifinals, on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Taylor County Middle School. Northern Middle …
During the 26 years of the Pulaski County Youth Football League, their season-ending grand finale Super Bowls have grown to epic proportions. And this year didn't disappoint, as the parades were bigger, the fireworks were louder, and the action was as fierce as ever.
This Week's Circulars
Terrance "Terry" Grant, 69, of Science Hill, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com
Irene "Tootsie" Blevins, 86, of Somerset, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital. She was born in Pulaski Co., Kentucky on December 5, 1933; daughter of the late Tim & Eliza Hogue Blevins. She is survived by a brother-in-law, Charles J. "Toby" Howson …
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