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Sports Talk Column

  • Good memories of a great coach’s career

     In his second to last regular season home game last Saturday, parents, players, alums, fans and friends celebrated the career of 19-year Lady Rebel Coach Randy Salyers. 

    For those who missed it, I encourage you to be there this Friday in his final regular season home game.

    It just so works out that Coach Salyers gets a couple extra (hopefully two!) games in the Rebel gymnasium since CCHS is the host of this year’s district tournament.

  • High school rivalries are great fun even with toilet paper

     What are high school sports without some rivalry fun involved?

    For as long as I remember the Russell County Lakers have been Casey’s biggest rival--and I cannot even tell you why, other than they are a short trip down 127. I’m sure somebody knows...

  • Resolve to follow resolutions

     January is over so it’s time we all ask ourselves... How are those New Year’s resolutions going??

    Good, great or not so great, is not the point. The point should be that no matter how you’re doing on a goal you’ve set for yourself, any day can be the day to buckle down; not just the start to the year. 

    If you’re looking for something to give you a little extra motivation on a fitness related goal, I have just the thing for you: the Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon.

  • Looking forward to the 2014 Winter Olympics

     Still two and a half weeks out, I can’t help myself but to go ahead and start talking about the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. 

    With so much happening in such a short span of time, it is difficult to determine what to write about in this column. And this year, there will be more activity than ever before, literally, as there more events than in any past Winter Olympics. 

    Four new events for both men and women as well as one new event for women and three new team events have been added to this year’s games. 

  • Sports Talk: It’s Q & A time for sports fans

     It was time to hit the streets (or the ‘book’...as in Facebook) again and find out how YOU feel about some recent big news in the Bluegrass sports world. 

    Thanks again to the admins of the The Kentucky Sports Rivalry Facebook page, I was able to get some area feedback on last week’s hubbub over the University of Louisville football program.

    The situation: First came the announcement that Charlie Strong was hanging up his Cardinal hat and heading to Texas. 

  • Sports Talk: This Auburn fan is happy with end of the BCS

     After 16 years, it has come to an end, and it was the perfect show for closing the curtain on the BCS...and I’m an Auburn fan!

    Ok, so probably not as hardcore of a fan as those who were heartbroken in the stands on Monday night, but I’ve chanted, “War Eagle” in my day. My older brother attended the school’s veterinary program which made my family begin following the Tigers more closely about eight years ago.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed their play this season and particularly their last minute victory over Alabama. 

  • 2013 was a great year for the Louisville Cardinals in sports

     “The time has come,” the sports fan said,

    “To talk of many things:

    Of games--and players--and team records

    of championship rings...”

    The year 2013 is officially behind us. As great or as bad of a year as it may or may not have been for your teams and players in the world of sports, it is now time to move on and let go.

    This could be a good or bad thing in your book. 

  • Sports Talk

    2013 was a great year for sports at Casey County High School, with the women’s basketball team earning back-to back district titles, among other highlights.

    1. Track & Field State Champions: Micah Smith & Shelby Stringer

  • A look back at 2013 sports highlights

     2013 was a great year for sports at Casey County High School, with the women’s basketball team earning back-to back district titles, among other highlights.

    1. Track & Field State Champions: Micah Smith & Shelby Stringer

  • Get out of the house this season and support the Rebs, Lady Rebs

     I’ve always enjoyed basketball and I’ve especially always enjoyed Casey County basketball. I suppose it’s kind of a natural thing when you grow up playing for a team and cheering for them, that even in their weakest moments and seasons, you find yourself the optimist and rooting them on and finding the highlights.