Thanks to the birth of a high school sports rivalry, the christening of facilities and the rising of new stars, everybody was certain to remember the inaugural year of the “Birds Nest” era, anyhow.
This week didn’t unfold the way anyone associated with the Georgetown College men’s basketball team hoped or anticipated, with a second straight NAIA national championship in Kansas City, Missouri.
Cooper Robb's unselfish, blue-collar brand of basketball earned him a NCAA Division I scholarship with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and endeared him to the 49ers' fan base through two gritty seasons.
If you’re struggling to cope with a March without high school or college basketball, consider retired Scott County High School boys’ hoop coach Billy Hicks a role model.
The prevailing theme of the recently concluded boys’ basketball season, other than the launch of a new rivalry between Scott County and Great Crossing, was waiting one’s turn.
From a tall project as a freshman to a phenomenal, five-tool player and Miss Basketball finalist as a senior, Malea Williams’ development was a common denominator in Scott County’s four consecutive 42nd District championships and back-to-back 11th Region titles.
Due to the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 Virus, the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation has postponed the Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball awards ceremony that was previously scheduled for Sunday, April 5. The event at Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington will be moved to a later date.
In what were the final high school sporting events played by a county team for the foreseeable future, Scott County United girls’ lacrosse scored a series of wins in the past week.
In a statement sent Friday to all KHSAA constituents, citing guidance from Gov. Andy Beshear, public health officials and the Kentucky Department of Education, the state high school athletic sanctioning body shut down high school sports for at least one month in the effort to contain the spr…
Growing, nationwide concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus has unleashed a domino effect on the sports landscape.
If you thought Scott County beating Lexington Catholic to win the 11th Region boys' basketball championship was hard, waiting to see whom the Cardinals would face in the KHSAA Sweet 16 proved to be downright excruciating.
Top-seeded Georgetown repeated as Mid-South Conference men's basketball champions with an 88-72 victory over No. 3 seed Thomas More (Ky.) at Bowling Green High School Arena.
BOWLING GREEN — After watching a 10-point lead slip away in the closing stages, top-seeded Georgetown edged Shawnee State (Ohio), 59-58, Sunday in the Mid-South Conference men’s basketball tournament semifinals at Bowling Green High School.
RICHMOND — A fearless, blue-clad band of brothers earned its measure of immortality in a timeless boys’ basketball rivalry Saturday evening.
RICHMOND — The first three quarters of Friday night’s 11th Region girls’ basketball final played out as the worst-case scenario for two-time defending champion Scott County.
RICHMOND — Scott County's season and pursuit of a third consecutive 11th Region girls' basketball championship rolled on Wednesday night, but Great Crossing looked the part of a program whose playoff legacy is only beginning.
FRANKFORT – The resilient, tournament-tested, underdog home team sneaked within six points as the clock ticked to three minutes remaining in Tuesday's Region 11 boys' basketball quarterfinal. Anyone unfamiliar with raucous, rustic Wilkinson Gym might have sworn the roof and bleachers were ab…
RICHMOND – Braylee McMath sank two free throws, then walked slowly toward the bench, waving both arms furiously in the air to incite the Great Crossing crowd before wrapping them around her coaches.
The past two seasons, Scott County girls' basketball coach Steve Helton has taken his team to Christmas tournaments neat Bristol, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Other than Star Wars and Rocky, not many entertainment enterprises can keep up with the number or quality of installments in this year's Scott County-Frederick Douglass boys' basketball rivalry.
No, the Great Crossing girls’ basketball team hasn’t knocked off Region 11 favorites Scott County and Franklin County in five tries this inaugural season.
All alternatives considered, the three surviving county basketball teams received good news when the draw for Region 11 tournament assignments was held Saturday morning,
Scott County girls' basketball brought home the city's only title on a busy Friday night of basketball, overpowering Bryan Station, 81-47, to take the District 42 championship for the fourth consecutive year.
Time, and probably the law of averages, weren't on the side of Scott County boys' basketball in the District 42 semifinals at home Wednesday night.
Fourth-grade Scott County Warhawks won the Hardwood Classic in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for the second year in a row this past weekend. They went 4-0, capped by a win over Tempo Sports Academy out of South Carolina in the championship, 56-50. The tournament consisted of 10 teams from six diffe…
The inaugural Great Crossing girls' basketball team has no seniors and one healthy junior. Two sophomores, two freshmen and two eighth-graders are part of its regular rotation.
The inaugural Great Crossing girls' basketball team has no seniors and one healthy junior. Two sophomores, three freshmen and two eight-graders are part of its regular rotation.
Nineteen other district tournaments have come and gone in Scott County girls' basketball coach Steve Helton's career, leaving him well acquainted with the reality that there are no foregone conclusions in the win-or-else semifinal round with a region berth at stake.
FRANKFORT — The beauty of the Kentucky boys' basketball tournament was on display late Tuesday night at Franklin County High School. Or the danger and immediate, gut-wrenching sadness of it, depending upon which side you were on in the District 41 semifinals.
“Tale of two halves” doesn't do Friday night's East Jessamine at Great Crossing girls' basketball game justice. The two sides of intermission were so distinct that they could have been played in different gyms on opposite ends of the state.
For the second time this month at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym, we saw Saturday what probably is the biggest obstacle to back-to-back NAIA championships for the Georgetown College men’s basketball team.
On one hand, only one of the city's four varsity basketball teams — the Scott County High School girls — finished the regular season with a winning record in this initial year of the two-school era.
Scott County girls' basketball appeared to outrun any early-season identity crises during a 16-game winning streak that saw the Lady Cards return to consensus top-10 status in the state.
Scott County High School won the NASP Region 7 championship last weekend. Team members pictured, in alphabetical order: Colin Adams, Emma Baize, Kanjaya Baramee, Jada Behr, Jasmine Behr, Christian Best, Mia Best, Chelby Black, Colin Bond, Laurel Brandenburg, Phitchada Chantarakarn, Grant Ch…
A two-point third quarter doused any hopes of a second straight signature win Thursday night for the Great Crossing boys' basketball team.
Clayton Shaddix became the first podium finisher in Great Crossing High School history at the KHSAA wrestling championship last Friday and Saturday, finishing eighth in the 106-pound division at Kentucky Horse Park.
LEXINGTON — One, last look at itself in perhaps the lowest point of its inaugural season helped inspire Great Crossing boys' basketball to the pinnacle, so far, on Tuesday night.
LEXINGTON — Scott County couldn't catch or overtake Henry Clay in Tuesday night's showdown for a share of the District 42 boys' basketball title at Al Prewitt Gymnasium.
LEXINGTON — Nobody else in District 42 boys' basketball has known an easy time with feisty, last-place Sayre this season, and Scott County knew it wouldn't be treated any differently Monday night in the compact confines of Whitney Memorial Gym.
Georgetown College men's basketball stepped outside of conference play for a Saturday afternoon show down with Carver College. The No. 1 Tigers (24-1) did not waste any time racing out and cruising to a 108-54 win.