Had it not been for a bipartisan throng of 7,000 crowding every nook and cranny of Birds' Nest Stadium at its christening Aug. 23, 2019, nobody associated with Scott County and Great Crossing football would know what they're missing.
After knocking at the door in two tough matches against highly regarded 11th Region volleyball opponents to start the season, Scott County finally kicked it down Tuesday night with a 3-1 win at Lexington Catholic,.
Senior day tiptoed up on Scott County High School boys' golf seniors Kyle VanValkenburg and Ethan Flanders more quickly than it did on some of their teammates in years past.
Campton Martin redeemed the Scott County defense and revived a stunned crowd with one unabated rush and headfirst lunge to swat an extra point attempt.
VERSAILLES - Great Crossing opened its 2020 football season against the Woodford County Yellow Jackets, a team that beat them by a score of 37-14 last fall.
It only takes a memory long enough to recall last year's district championship game to know that the Great Crossing boys' soccer team won't quit on any game until the closing seconds.
The county's high school volleyball rivalry is already living up to that throw out the records, rankings and reputations standard.
Three days before the long-awaited kickoff of the high school football season, Great Crossing’s freshman gridiron group and its varsity cheerleading squad have been placed in a holding pattern due to a positive COVID-19 test on each team.
Even in a one-sided victory – something that’s uncharted territory for a rising Great Crossing girls’ soccer program – the score was almost secondary Monday evening.
Birds Nest Broadcasting, a partnership of the News-Graphic and Scott County Schools, returns for its second season with the delayed start of KHSAA high school sports next week.
Brady Parker, a seventh-grader who already competes for the Scott County High School golf team, went back to taking on the players in his age group over the weekend and walked away with some impressive hardware. Parker shot even-par 54 and bested a field of more than 30 middle school competi…
In a delayed season that saw every team in Scott County Youth Baseball learn a little something about perseverance, the Minor Division’s Reds and Red Sox each took that to a higher level.
While expressing substantial concerns about its potential impact, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday afternoon at his COVID-19 briefing that he will not overturn the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's vote last week to move forward with fall sports.
It's probably no surprise that a graduate student in the University of Kentucky's athletic training program has met football stars Lynn Bowden Jr. and Josh Paschal or has only a thin degree of separation from Benny Snell Jr. and Kash Daniel.
The road to some semblance of a traditional fall sports season cleared a major obstacle Thursday morning when the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s board of control voted to move forward with its previous calendar for practices and games.
From a state championship at Scott County High School to a national prep title as coach at Hargrave Military Academy to a rapid rebuild of the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball program, A.W. Hamilton is a proven winner.
Scott County High School products Justin Warman and Brody Webb have advanced to the Kentucky Amateur golf tournament next month as a result of their efforts in a hometown qualifier at Cherry Blossom.
Job one, ensuring that everyone maintained the best odds of staying healthy. And two, giving 114 players from all over the state a chance to enjoy golf on a sun-drenched Saturday.
Like everything else in this most unusual year, the second-annual Scott County Cardinals Invitational boys’ golf tournament will look completely different.
Scott County High School graduates Trace Willhoite, left, and Kyle Harbison have advanced along with their Gold team to the championship round of the Commonwealth Collegiate Baseball League. That title game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Willhoite, a corner infiel…
Cam Hill, a 2017 Scott County High School graduate and current University of Kentucky baseball standout, was one of 92 UK athletes to earn a place on the 2020 Southeastern Conference Spring Sports academic honor roll.
Golf received the green light ahead of all other KHSAA sports this fall, and the Scott County and Great Crossing high school boys’ teams have taken full advantage in an ambitious opening week.
In addition to the COVID-19 complications all athletes have been forced to battle in order to compete this summer, Georgetown golfer Madison Easterling has dealt with the daunting prospect of a broken right arm. It hasn’t stopped her from keeping her place as one of the top competitors in th…
Two-time Kentucky Mr. Golf and NCAA championship qualifier Billy Tom Sargent, now a year into his professional golf career, led a talented pack of Scott County players at last week’s 101st Kentucky Open.
Larry Jones’ professional wrestling journey started thanks to friends — and therefore, who really needs enemies? — pelting him with barbed-wire bats and folding chairs in a backyard “ring” reinforced with well-worn tires.
Basketball fans who haven't yet viewed “Leader of the Pack,” a News-Graphic documentary on the life and career of legendary Scott County High School boys' basketball coach Billy Hicks, have a new opportunity to view or purchase the film in a convenient forum.
The NAIA Council of Presidents voted Friday to move football's 2020 championship to spring 2021.
Tuesday evening the NAIA announced for the safety of all student-athletes, coaches and staffs the national organization is moving 2020 fall sports championships in cross country, women's volleyball, men's soccer and women's soccer to a 2021 spring competition model due to the continued sprea…
If there is a high school football season — and the KHSAA (see related story) is taking all possible steps to make one happen — there will be a second-annual Battle of the Birds.
Fluid. Tentative. New normal. All the buzzwords that have become part of our lives the past five months were used, but after Tuesday's three-hour, marathon meeting of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control, you can add another catch phrase.
Over the weekend of July 17 to 19, the 8U Kentucky Storm baseball team won the USSSA AA World Series Championship in Indianapolis. The team went a perfect 6-0 over the weekend. There are two kids from Scott County on this team, Jaxon Happy and Brady Robinson. Robinson was responsible for the…
“If” and “when” have been the burning questions for all stakeholders of Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) athletics since the second week of March.
Some teams and fan bases would find it worrisome if a trio of players with Chris Coffey, Eljay Cowherd and Jacob Conway’s talent walked out of the gym for the final time in the same year.
We’re all anxiously awaiting the definitive word about the 2020 fall season of KHSAA sports. A meeting of the group’s board of control this Tuesday, July 28 is expected to clear up many of the particulars.
Nobody’s certain about the 2020 football season right now, but that hasn’t stopped NCAA Power Five schools from licking their chops at the thought of Great Crossing High School junior Kalib Perry wearing their uniform someday.
Georgetown College's athletic staff is getting excited for the coming weeks as student-athletes are less than a month away from moving back on campus.
Addressing a group of scholastic policy makers for the second time in less than a week Friday morning, KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett doubled down on the organization’s intentions to restart high school sports.
it was a cruel spring for Scott County’s Savannah Merriman and Ashley Adkins and other seniors statewide who lost their final softball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.