Ryann Thomas has become the second Great Crossing High School volleyball player to make an NCAA Division I commitment, declaring her intentions this past weekend to play at Arkansas State University.

Playing against high school and even college golfers four and five years his senior, Alex Bennett of Georgetown continues to excel on the local links.

For the first time in more than a half-century, Georgetown College could be represented in a Major League Baseball game this summer.

Malea Williams’ remarkable senior season and career at Scott County High School ended Sunday with a virtual Mr. and Miss Basketball banquet.

Inseparable even during this most socially distanced of senior seasons, Scott County High School multi-sport standouts Lydia LeDet and Micah McClave also plan to be a power couple at the next level.

Of all the Eastern Kentucky men’s basketball personalities who have transformed the Colonels’ locker room at Alumni Coliseum into Scott County South, nobody got into coach A.W. Hamilton’s pipeline any earlier than Blake Harris.

Scott County High School boys’ basketball and its large delegation of followers flexed their muscles — of the keyboard variety, at least — in a “virtual state tournament” on Twitter last week.

One of the state’s tallest high school basketball recruits, and with arguably the highest ceiling for her potential, Malea Williams wanted to join forces with a college that could help her reach the mountaintop.

Tommy Castle, who took over the Scott County High School wrestling program in its infancy and guided the Cardinals to substantial state and regional acclaim, died Tuesday after an extended illness.

Scott County product Billy Tom Sargent shot one of the most impressive rounds of his golf career this week with a 9-under 62 in Tuesday’s opening round of the Unbridled Tour event at Fleming Island Golf Club in Jacksonville, Florida.

Former Scott County High School and Western Kentucky University star Billy Tom Sargent, now looking to make his mark in the professional golf ranks, finished 10th last week in the season-opening event of the Unbridled Tour at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond.

After a thoughtful, 90-minute discussion that addressed the many health and socioeconomic challenges facing the state as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the KHSAA Board of Control voted Thursday to forgo the summer dead period that traditionally precedes the fall sports season.

After waiting almost two months with hopes of being able to salvage its annual in person banquet, the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation will present the first-ever virtual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 28.

Although the “interim” tag was never officially attached to Paul Rains’ title as Great Crossing High School football coach, it was evident that the twice-retired leader’s role was to light the torch and briefly fan the flame before passing it to someone else.

Georgetown College men’s basketball legend and 1972 United States Olympian Kenny Davis has been selected for induction into the Small College Basketball national hall of fame.

Bronson Brown, who rushed for more than 2,500 yards and scored 40 touchdowns in his career as a two-way starter at Scott County High School, has committed to continue his football exploits at Georgetown College.

In a turbulent time of sports seasons, athletic programs and even entire colleges closing their doors, the Georgetown College athletic department is actually growing.

Both family and community traditions continued this week when Leilani “Nani” Valencia, a rising senior at Great Crossing High School, announced her commitment to the NCAA Division I softball program at Western Kentucky University.

After two months of conducting much of their learning remotely through Zoom meetings, Great Crossing High School senior student athletes didn’t think it unique or unusual to use the video conferencing technology and salvage their senior signing day.


Paul Rains was a week away from retirement as a teacher last spring when he was lured back to the sideline and into the hallway one final time at Great Crossing High School.

Kyle VanValkenburg, a member of the Scott County High School golf team, achieved a milestone in his young career last week in Lexington. VanValkenburg used a gap wedge to register his initial hole-in-one. He aced No. 16 at Meadowbrook Golf Course, which played at just under 100 yards on the …

Carly Oliver, who was part of KHSAA state championship softball teams at Scott County High School in 2016 and 2018, earned high marks for her abbreviated freshman campaign at Georgetown College as well.

Aaron Leake was already an unknown quantity to many outside the Scott County boys’ basketball program, having waited his turn while the Cardinals’ parade of upper-class talent stormed to 11th Region championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019,

He didn’t receive his full opportunity to shine as a senior with the Scott County baseball program, but Sky Reeves scored quite a consolation prize on Thursday.

We all knew it was coming, and in the grand scheme, sports and entertainment are lesser details in the scourge that is the COVID-19 pandemic.

Underrated and overlooked like the rest of his Scott County High School boys’ basketball team after an uncommon stretch of success by older teammates, Terrin Hamilton’s future in hoops is starting to come into focus.

A month after Scott County’s bid for a third consecutive 11th Region girls’ basketball fell only four points shy, the accolades keep rolling in for the two seniors who helped provide the foundation for that powerful program in recent times.

With the likelihood of no additional school or extracurricular activities this school year increasing by the day due to the COVID-19 quarantine, baseball and softball fields around the county have been eerily quiet this spring.


With almost all social and recreational activities closed or at least significantly modified to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Georgetown’s three public golf courses are in a unique position as the only game in town.