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In 2016, a young freshman receiver by the name of Jake Sloan earned his way into the Maroons' football starting line-up on the opposite side of one of the greatest receivers in school history and perhaps the state of Kentucky. That year, Jake Sloan and Jake Johnson were an formidable duo tha…

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If this fall was anything like last last fall, local high school football fans are in for another treat. In the 2018 season, all three teams (Pulaski County, Southwestern and Somerset) played in regional title games, with Pulaski County and Somerset winning regional crowns in their respectiv…

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The 2019 high school football season marks the beginning of the Jason Foley era at Southwestern High School.

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The Somerset Briar Jumpers have a new look field, and a new look to their offensive and defensive lines as they set out for this year’s gridiron battles. Although the talk of the town has been the new artificial surface, the talk of Head Jumper Coach Robbie Lucas has been to “control what yo…

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The Southwestern Warriors soccer team racked up seven goals in the first period to take a 7-1 victory over the Glasgow Scotties last night at Southwestern.

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STANFORD - The Southwestern High School started their defense of the 12th Region title in their season opener on the road in a straight-set win over Lincoln County High School on Thursday. The Lady Warriors downed Lincoln County 25-21, 25-21, 25-19.

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LANCASTER - The Somerset High School volleyball team picked up their first win of the season in a straight-set victory over Garrard County High School on Tuesday. The Lady Jumpers won by a score of 25-17, 25-20, 25-13.

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Two things spoiled the Southwestern High School girls soccer team season opener on Tuesday at the Plains - Mother Nature and the Danville Lady Admirals.

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The Somerset High School volleyball team opened their 2019 season on Monday at the Briar Patch. The Lady Jumpers lost a hard-fought five-set match by a score of 25-17, 12-25, 26-24, 23-25, 12-15.

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The Taylor County Cardinals volleyball team took three straight sets (25-22, 25-18, 25-13) to finish off the Pulaski County Maroons in their opening game last night at Pulaski.

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Since 2001, the Pulaski County High School girls soccer program has lost to the East Jessamine Lady Jags 12 straight times. On Monday night, the 2019 Lady Maroons put an end to a nearly two-decade-old drought with a convincing 4-2 win.

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After two straight, close home field losses, the Somerset Briar Jumpers dominated the Casey County Rebels to obtain a 10-0 mercy rule victory halfway through the second period last night at Clara Morrow Field.

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The Somerset High School boys soccer team knew they had their work cut out for them on Saturday when they faced one of the top teams in the region - West Jessamine High School.

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The total package.

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Over the past two seasons, Pulaski County High School's Tristan Cox has been the Maroons' leading offensive scorer. But now the multi-talented junior will be concentrating more on the defensive side of the ball instead of scoring touchdowns on the offensive unit.

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Going into the 78th minute of the game, it looked as if the Southwestern High School boys soccer team was headed for another deadlocked game. The Warriors were tied with Richmond Model, 2-2, with just 120 seconds left in the match.

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The Somerset High School boys golf team captured the All "A" Regional title on Tuesday at the Lincoln Homestead Golf Course in Springfield, while Briar Jumper junior Kannon Tucker won the All "A" medalist honor with an three-under-par round of 68. Jacob Stevens and Kolby Treado both fired ro…

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After a defensive period one, the Corbin Redhounds got a pair of goals in the second to give them a 2-0 victory over the Somerset Briar Jumpers last night at Clara Morrow Field.

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If you think your life is busy, spend a Friday Night in Jase Bruner's size-13 New Balance football cleats.

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife, Amy, and their year-old daughter, Isla Rose, were involved in a plane crash in Tennessee on Thursday afternoon, Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, said on Twitter.

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CORBIN - The Somerset High School girls soccer game won their second straight game in as many days. After enduring a 45-minute lightning delay, the Lady Jumpers pulled out the 3-0 win over Corbin High School on Tuesday.

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LONDON - In their first game of the season under a new coach, the Somerset High School boys soccer team opened up with an impressive road win on Monday night. The Briar Jumpers scored early and often in a 7-0 blowout win over North Laurel High School.

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Xavier Streeter stepped up and made some big plays last season, and that is looking to be the case once again in 2019.

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The Somerset Christian Lady Cougars volleyball team opened up their 2019 season at the Cougar Den on Saturday with a straight-set win over Oak Ridge. The Lady Cougars downed Oak Ridge 25-8, 25-13.

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The Somerset Lady Briar Jumpers soccer team came out onto Clara Morrow Field last night and opened their season with a bang as they kicked the Rebels back to Casey County with an 11-1 mercy rule at the twenty-minute mark in the second period.

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LEXINGTON - The Somerset High School boys golf team finished fourth our of 16 teams on Saturday at the Fayette Invitational at the Lakeside Golf Course.

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For nearly 20 years, the Pulaski County High School football program has been blessed with great quarterbacks, dating back to the three-time all-stater Cole Draughn near the start of the 21st century. For the Maroons' football program, a next chapter of great quarterbacks will come in the fo…

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After nearly a year in the making, the $750,000 Clara Morrow Field soccer complex renovations have been completed at Somerset High School. The historic Clara Morrow Field has served as the home of the Briar Jumpers' soccer program since its inception nearly 30 years ago.

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The United Way of South Central Kentucky's 34th Annual Golf Scramble was held Wednesday, August 7, at Eagle's Nest Country Club. Eighteen teams showed their support for local charities by raising money to benefit the 27 health and human service agencies in the 10-county Lake Cumberland area …

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Member of the Somerset Hickories, Blade Garrett received an invite to play in the All-American Games In Elizabethtown this weekend. Over 28 different states will be represented in the All-Star baseball game. Garrett is a shortstop for the Hickories from Jamestown, Tn., and is coached by Jame…

Maybe the Bengals will line up this way in Kansas City Saturday (8 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 12) in the pre-season opener and maybe they won't. But Zac Taylor released his first depth chart as head coach before Monday's practice featuring John Jerry at left guard, Josh Malone running behind …

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Somerset High School junior Kendall Burgess competed in the AAU Junior Olympics Track and Field Nationals at North Carolina A&T Aggie Stadium In Greensboro, NC. Burgess placed 25th in the nation in the girls 15-16 year-old long jump event, with a best of 17'3.25". Burgess, who ranked the…

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Meece Middle School sixth-grader Haley Combs was named MVP in the Battle of the Bridges Kentucky-Indiana All-Star basketball game. Combs, who has been selected to the Kentucky All-Star team for the past four years, plays for the Kentucky Premier. Brooks helped lead the Kentucky Premier to a …

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The Lake Cumberland 7U Cruisers were back in action this weekend to finish up their summer baseball season. The Cruisers went 3-1 this weekend beating the Williamsburg Crushers 15-4, TN Bats 11-10, and the Russell Co. Moose 16-5. Cruisers lost a hard fault battle to the Barron Co. Dingers 12…

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Obituaries

Jewel Franklin Dykes, age 90, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Mond…

Gerald Glen Wesley, 67, of Somerset, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com

Devan Sherman, age 32, of Somerset, Kentucky, son of Rick and Amy Sherman, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral service to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral …