When the Kentucky High School Athletic Association issued a mandatory dead period for sports in the spring in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it didn’t take away from all the work the areas baseball, softball and track & field coaches had put in.

It might be hard to believe considering Landon Young’s size — 6-foot-7, 320 pounds — that anyone would not know he’s a football player but Haleigh Johnson says she did not know when she met him in class at the University of Kentucky. “My friend knew him. It’s usually easy to spot a UK athlet…

The last couple of days have definitely not gone the way I had expected them to, so I’m going to attempt to put some of my thoughts on paper.

He might be struggling with his shooting and turnovers. He might have even had confrontations with both coach John Calipari and teammate Nick Richards during UK’s loss to Tennessee that apparently led to him missing last week’s win at Florida.

Trigg County needed to really keep the game in the half-court if it wanted to walk out of Christian County High School on Friday night with an upset win over Henderson County girls’ Second Region Championship game. The Lady Colonels had other plans.

Since he grew up up in Columbus, Ohio, Kalil Branham’s dream was to play football in the Big Ten and he originally committed to Michigan. However, he later had a change of heart and the talented receiver signed with Kentucky.

Even before Colin Stevens stepped on the mat for the last time at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Championships in Lexington, he’d already set a new school record.

The Hopkinsville Tigers and Lady Tigers walked out of Cadiz with the sweep over Trigg County on Monday night. The boys walked out with a 69-53 win while the girls took home a 40-31 victory.

The Trigg County Lady Wildcats were dealt a loss Jan. 12 against Calloway County and despite their best attempt, one turned into two as they fell to state-ranked Madisonville-North Hopkins on Thursday in Cadiz.

The Trigg County wrestling team grappled its way to a fourth-place finish at Saturday’s Laker Invitational at Calloway County High School. The Wildcats held onto third place until dropping several matches during the semi-finals.

After playing a receiver at quarterback for eight games in 2019, it seems almost ludicrous to wonder if the Kentucky offense can be as productive in 2020 when the Cats figure to have a traditional quarterback — hopefully 2018 starter Terry Wilson who led UK to 10 wins before getting hurt in …

The Trigg County Lady Wildcats weren’t able to overcome to offensive prowess of Calloway County’s Charlee Settle but Cory Coble and company did something they’ve wanted to do all year – play good teams.

Three Trigg County wrestlers finished in the top four at Saturday’s Commodore Crush in Hendersonville, Tenn. The team was led by senior Colin Stevens, who brought home first at 170 pounds and the award for Best Match of the tournament.

MURRAY — As the minutes rolled down in the fourth quarter, Calloway County head coach Brad Cleaver had a smile on his face as he began pulling his starters and letting the bench grab some minutes.

Until this season, whenever Tyrese Maxey played a game, his father was always there. However, Tyrone Maxey didn't get to see his son play in person at Kentucky this year until the Cats beat Louisville in overtime Dec. 28 in Rupp Arena.

For a high school athlete to play at the next level, they usually will have to play all four years of high school but Trigg County's Clayton Setliff took an alternative route to get where he wanted to go.

Kentucky's game against Louisville Saturday is going to be a much bigger national story this year than it has been recently because the Cardinals are relevant again in the national title picture.

Former Kentucky basketball player Cameron Mills admits that a lot of UK basketball fans don't know the story of Reggie Warford -- something he hopes will change Christmas Day when his company's newest documentary, "Reggie Warford: Fight of His Life," airs on WKYT-TV at 4 p.m.

Before his team played Lexington Catholic this season Frederick Douglas coach Brian Landis watched eight game videos of Catholic quarterback Beau Allen. He was impressed then, but even more impressed after his team beat Catholic 42-31.

Eric Scott came to the University of Kentucky from Georgia to play tight end, catch touchdown passes and prepare for a career in the National Football League. He knew he liked UK and the football program, but he never thought of Kentucky being a life-time destination for him.

Unable to get anything going offensively, Trigg County fell to Union County 26-13 in the first round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class 3A State Playoffs Friday in Cadiz.

DIXON -- Webster County competed with Trigg County for spurts of Friday night's Class 3-A First District game between the two squads, but the Trojans were forced to play catch-up for the entire game after a sluggish start as the Wildcats notched a 61-30 victory at Trojan Field.