Defense and special teams became the darlings of every football analyst discussing playoff games for a reason.
Georgetown College softball coach Thomas Thornton fondly remembers Abe Padilla, the cross country and track guru with whom he shared and office early in his Tiger tenure, as a strong persuader who “could convince an Eskimo to buy ice.”
Even if Great Crossing were at full strength, even if this weren't a season in which life and football are a day-to-day maelstrom of mayhem, Frederick Douglass would have been heavily favored on its home field Friday night.
Thirty-five days since its most recent football game, seven weeks this side of the last time it looked even remotely threatened, Scott County exhibited the opposite of rust Friday night.
With the exception of a few lacrosse games that dodged sub-freezing temperatures and snowflakes, an entire spring high school sports season was lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Head coach Chad Little along with assistants Nick Oswalt, Jeff Rhode and Bryan Banner took a team of 10-and-under football stars to Troy, Ohio, last weekend to participate in the 14th annual Trojan Horse Tournament.
She was born into a sports-minded family, in a time when opportunities for girls and women to excel on those fields and in those arenas are exploding.
In this time of socially distanced basketball benches, it takes three well-spaced rows of folding seats to fit the entire Georgetown College women's team into Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
“The Natural,” starring Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs, is on every baseball enthusiast's short list of required cinematic experiences.
The KHSAA both reaffirmed its commitment to host a high school football playoff and acknowledged a need to hit the reset button, announcing Saturday morning that it will postpone the start of that month-long tournament for a full week in deference to the well-documented, statewide spike in C…
Those who are anxious to see life return to “normal” received at least a momentary dose of fun familiarity from the Georgetown College men's basketball team Friday night.
In the strangest of football seasons that saw both teams lose two weeks to quarantine, Scott County and Great Crossing freshman teams still found a way to meet twice and split the city's ninth-grade bragging rights.
In the revolving door of last-second opponents for Great Crossing football, George Rogers Clark turned out to be more of a brick wall.
The county's most decorated male runner of recent vintage, Tyler Walker easily could have followed the athletic path that captivated most other boys born and raised in Georgetown.
For the second time this football season, George Rogers Clark will march into Birds' Nest Stadium in a marriage of geographical and COVID-19 convenience Friday night.
BEREA – It was a strange, star-crossed, injury-riddled season, but Great Crossing volleyball took another big leap closer to the Lexington schools that have long dominated the 11th Region.
The most anticipated regular-season game of the city's high school football season is off for a second time, and Scott County's campaign is in a holding pattern, if not jeopardy of a premature end.
Great Crossing volleyball players believe the rest of the 11th Region is sleeping on their chances to make a run in this week’s tournament.
Great Crossing High School boys’ cross country earned a collective trip to the KHSAA state championship meet for the first time in school history, while Scott County stars Tyler Walker and Erin Luckett punched their tickets with top-five individual performances in the Region 6 Class AAA meet…
On a night that felt more conducive to snowflakes than the previous evening’s unplayable lightning, the flurry of football firsts continued flying over Great Crossing.
FRANKFORT – Nine matches into this volleyball season was the closest Great Crossing had ever been to a crisis of confidence in its brief, successful history as a program.
My, how the atmosphere has changed for Great Crossing football in the year between its first two meetings with Grant County.
Scott County's Tyler Walker and Erin Luckett and the Great Crossing High School boys' team declared themselves ready for the regional and state cross country meets with peak performances in the final events of the regular season this past Saturday.
It has become a rite of autumn in 42nd District varsity volleyball: Scott County eliminates Sayre from the playoffs, then puts up a scrappy fight against perennial power Henry Clay as a swan song.
The top-ranked remaining girls’ soccer team in the state ended the most successful girls’ soccer season for the county in seven years Tuesday night.
FRANKFORT - Most of us are taking extra health precautions these days, but Great Crossing volleyball coach Adam Ivetic had more than COVID-19 complications on his mind Monday night.
RICHMOND – Saturday morning’s final horn sounded at Eastern Kentucky University, and the Great Crossing girls’ soccer team reacted with all the excitement as if it were a bell for the next class.
FRANKFORT - Coming off of its first win of the season last week against Montgomery County, Great Crossing football was looking to replicate that magic again this week, and they did so in dominating fashion.
MOUNT STERLING - It’s easy for Scott County football coaches, players and fans to become spoiled by past success and ultra-high expectations. There’s also a tendency to let that history foster a championship-or-bust mentality.
In Thursday night's 41st District girls' soccer championship, Great Crossing had to fight hack after falling behind in a game for the first time all season.
Scott County volleyball scored its initial 42nd District victory of the season Monday night, staving off Sayre at home in four sets.
It’s another road trip to face another apparently overmatched Class 5A district opponent Friday night as the Scott County football express continues to roll on.
Scott County's journey in the 41st District girls' soccer tournament mirrored last season's: A one-sided quarterfinal win over Bryan Station, and a valiant effort in a semifinal loss to Henry Clay.
Meren Patton has scored 21 of the 44 goals for Great Crossing girls' soccer this season, including four in about a half hour of real time Tuesday night.
MOUNT STERLING - Great Crossing went into Friday night's game against Montgomery County looking for revenge from a close loss last year and hoping to get first-year head coach Ricky Bowling his first win as Warhawks' head coach.
Alex Bennett, the first-ever representative for Great Crossing boys' golf at the KHSAA championship, shot 84 in his round Tuesday at Bowling Green Country Club.
DRY RIDGE - It had been a relatively quiet season for Jeremy Hamilton, two-way junior star for Scott County football, since he received his first Division I offer from the University of Cincinnati over the summer.