Today's Sports

  • Spring's the time to catch...

    For anglers who like to catch big fish and not worry about whether or not their favorite lake or stream is muddy, catfish are the answer.

    Kentucky has an abundance of cats, including big ones, and you can find them in most lakes and streams

  • Live racing returns Saturday

    After being closed last weekend for the Kentucky Derby, racing action returns to Bluegrass Speedway for Saturday’s 5th Annual Jerry Rucker Memorial.

  • Derby tragedy a sad reality of...

    One of the neat things about live television is that you never know what might happen when the cameras are rolling.

    Those cameras are there for a reason — to capture that great, triumphant moment when a great athlete does something eye-poppingly spectacular.

    It’s why we have those thrilling TV replays from eras past, such as when the U.S. hockey team won Olympic gold in 1980, or when Kirk Gibson hit that improbable pinch-hit homer against Dennis Eckersley in the 1988 World Series.

    But a “moment” isn’t always that one of joy and happiness.

  • Bourbon Open is next week

    The 63rd Bourbon Open is just around the corner.

    More than 450 golfers are signed up for the historic golf tournament, played May 16-18 at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course, and registrations are still being taken by event organizers.

    Last year’s winners include Gayle Crawford (ladies’ division), Ted Chapman (senior division), Bard Wise and David Pohlman (co-winners, open division), and there are other prizes and division winners awarded.

  • NC's Roby dazzles again

    She wasn’t quite perfect the second time around, but Morgan Roby sure was close, throwing a no-hitter Monday in a 10-0 Nelson County win against visiting Bullitt East.

    Roby, a sophomore, faced the minimum 27 batters last week in a perfect game no-hitter against Bullitt Central. Monday, she was poised to do it again, carrying a perfect game through four innings before a hit batsmen and a fielding error caused her to settle for a no-hitter.

    “She’s pitching really well right now — really confident,” Nelson County coach John Rogers said.

  • Former NCHS coach Brown named...

    Tom Brown, former principal of Boyle County High School who spent 19 years at Nelson County High School, has been named Bethlehem High School’s athletic director, Principal Chris Walsh announced Tuesday.

    Brown will also supervise Building and Grounds as well as Transportation for the Catholic high school.

  • Marlar snares second straight...

    Mike Marlar, Winfield, Tenn., took the race lead on lap 18 and never looked back in scoring his second consecutive win in the 11th Annual Spring Sizzler for the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Super Late Model division Saturday at Bluegrass Speedway. Other feature winners included Logan Whitis, Hustonville, in WBRT 1320-AM Sportsman and Benji Lee, St. Joe, in Kentucky Cooperage Modifieds.

  • Eagles progressing to coach...

    It’s just about halfway through the season and the Bethlehem Eagles are moving along just as new coach Roger Robinson had hoped they would. Robinson said his young squad has had its ups and downs this season — proven most recently by their 3-2 win Saturday over Washington County in eight innings, as the Eagles had lost to the Commanders 13-0 earlier in the week.

    “What we are emphasizing this year is for the players to improve on the fundamentals of the game and their mechanics and the rest will come as they get older,” Robinson said.

  • Nasty winter didn't stop...

    The exceptionally nasty weather last winter did little or nothing to slow down the growing populations of ticks.

    Ticks are out in force, people who enjoy the outdoors whether a picnic in the backyard, hiking, or turkey and mushroom hunting, should be prepared for ticks.

    Most people think of ticks being in the woods; and they are. However, they are just as likely to be found in tall grass in your neighborhood — maybe your own backyard.

  • Value can be found in this Derby

    When I sat down to write up this article, my theme was going to be something along the lines of why it’s not smart to bet on favorites at the Derby. It would be an easy case to make for someone like me who never bets the chalk when playing the ponies.

    But when I looked a little closer at the last five Derby charts, it occurred to me my standard strategy of approaching the race has been failing me.