LEXINGTON — There's a delicate balance between respecting your opponent, especially in an elimination game, and staying sharp, healthy and prepared for the next one.

Tuesday’s start of the KHSAA golf state championships at Bowling Green Country Club represents the end of an amazing era for two county competitors.

UNION — All the anger, frustration and embarrassment in the world wouldn’t allow the Scott County football team to change what happened on its previous road trip.

As part of the Tournament of Titans a fundraiser Sept. 28-29 for the Royal Spring Middle School baseball team at the brand new Great Crossing Park, the Scott County 12U baseball all-star team defeated Louisville Legends, 7-4, in the championship. Scott County All Stars finished the season wi…

Play a word association game with the phrase “Scott County vs. Ryle football,” and if you're a seasoned Cardinals' fan, your mind absolutely reverts back to a frosty night in November 2016.

FRANKFORT — It isn’t the ultimate goal, but Tuesday night’s 3-0 win for Great Crossing boys’ soccer over Franklin County to clinch a clean sweep of the 41st District regular season schedule was a necessary first step.

LEXINGTON — Scott County and Great Crossing boys’ golf know the future challenge of earning the one-and-only KHSAA state team berth out of loaded Region 9 won’t be any picnic in the coming years.


In a recent post on Twitter, Virginia Tech football beat writer Chris Coleman noted that for the first month of the season, including all major NCAA Division I programs, only 27 true freshman offensive linemen have played 90 or more snaps for their team.

The road to becoming a weekly competitor on one of the nation’s top golf tours is long, winding and bumpy, but Georgetown’s Billy Tom Sargent is many mileposts closer after a strong performance last week at Korn Ferry Tour first stage qualifying in Mobile, Alabama.

The forecast that it would be difficult for Great Crossing (and every other team, for that matter) to reach the KHSAA state meet, thanks to region reassignments and tougher qualifying credentials, was proven true Monday.


Forget 200 wins. You probably won’t last long enough as a college football coach to win 20 without an ability to juggle personnel, the demeanor that keeps everyone positive during a losing streak, and a courage that occasionally throws caution to the wind.

Paul Lawrence Dunbar High may have spoiled Great Crossing High’s first Homecoming game 35-6, but Warhawks coach Paul Rains and players say they continue to see improvement every game. 

September's segment of the Georgetown College football schedule has emphasized just how much tougher it is to compete in the Mid-South Conference.

FRANKFORT — With two trays of celebratory cupcakes awaiting Bradyn Johnson and his Great Crossing boys' soccer teammates, the birthday boy – man, rather, as he turned 18 Thursday – served up the main course with a highlight-film game-winning goal against Western Hills.

Tuesday night volleyball action featured another impressive, straight-sets win by Great Crossing and continued improvement from Scott County against a tough 42nd District opponent.

Very soon, perhaps even in this this week's home opener, Georgetown College football will get rid of the unspoken distraction and put career win No. 200 for newly minted NAIA hall of fame coach Bill Cronin in the rear-view     mirror.

Rylea Marcum has been knocking at the door of a girls’ state championship in golf since finishing third in the KHSAA championship her freshman year.

Georgetown College football had to wait two weeks for another shot at coach Bill Cronin’s 200th win and two entire seasons to get its first look at relative Mid-South Conference newcomer Southeastern University.

NICHOLASVILLE - The 43-7 loss to East Jessamine was difficult, but Great Crossing football coach Paul Rains saw enough to be encouraged.