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Sports Talk Column

  • Sports Talk: Praise for the Lady Rebels

    Living in the basketball-centric state that we do, it is always exciting when Casey County has a successful basketball team. District titles are always a major celebration and even runner-up is an accomplishment. Regional titles are a whole other ball game of excitement.

  • Back-to-back championship teams are rare

    Sorry all of you hard core Wildcat fans — one more week of Cardinal love from this sports fan.
    On one hand I can understand those that call themselves “true blue” fans who will never cheer for Louisville — because that was me on Monday night, the true Buckeye fan that would never find herself cheering for those dirty Wolverines.
    But stinkin’ Michigan being the opponent or not, my reason for staying up late when I had to wake up extra early to work in Louisville in the morning was 100 percent to do with cheering on the Cards.

  • Sports Talk: Proud to be part of supportive community

    I wanted to write on this topic last week after the Lady Rebels’ home game against Russell County on Jan 28; however, I couldn’t exactly postpone running the Super Bowl predictions until after the Super Bowl. It kind of loses its point…

  • Sports Talk: Proud to be part of supportive community

    I wanted to write on this topic last week after the Lady Rebels’ home game against Russell County on Jan 28; however, I couldn’t exactly postpone running the Super Bowl predictions until after the Super Bowl. It kind of loses its point…

  • Sports Talk: Area Super Bowl fans make predictions about Sunday’s game

    I won’t claim to be very knowledgeable about predicting the outcome on the big game on Sunday, but I will say I could have predicted the array of topics my Feedback For Rita Peat question would bring in.
    We all know the hype of the Super Bowl has less to do with the two teams than it does the glitz and glamor (and $$$DOLLARS$$$) put into the media and entertainment that surrounds it.  It only makes sense that many, many of us tune in for the fun rather than the competition.

  • Sports Talk: Love seeing students fill up pep section

    Casey County sporting events may not draw the massive crowds of some high schools in the Bluegrass state, but I have thoroughly enjoyed some of the recent home basketball games, and not only for the games themselves, but the student body in general as well.
    I know I didn’t graduate a really long time ago, but there are already distinct differences in the high school experience of today as compared to what I remember it to be and technology is one of the biggest proponents of the changes.

  • Sports Talk: I’m recruiting YOU for sports commentary

    I was already scolded by my mother for not keeping my word and I cannot be sure how many of you other faithful readers of my column might have shaken a finger at me for not following through last week and explaining my second new year’s resolution as promised… (I just got a little excited about the Sugar Bowl is all!)
    So here goes…

  • Sports Talk: Hopeful Sugar Bowl win is sign of future in Ky.

    I know I am somewhat of a rare breed with my love of Kentucky sports teams as a whole (ie, I like both UK and UofL.), but let me just say, for those of us who can take joy and pride in both, it’s been a pretty nice year — a basketball championship last March and then a completely unexpected Sugar Bowl title last week.
    I have probably mentioned before that I follow college football a little more than college basketball. This probably springs from being raised in a Buckeye-influenced environment. I love the idea of good football in our state though.

  • Sports Talk: The top 15 sports stories of 2012

    I love lists and I love Top 10’s; however, I hate making decisions.
    I should have had the foresight of writing a year-in-review article and taken notes throughout 2012 rather than trying to flip through old Word documents to make sure I wasn’t leaving anything out.
    Nevertheless, I’ve made a list and I hope no one takes offense to the order — as these were all memorable and proud moments for Casey Countians. (You’ll note I couldn’t cut the list down and it is a Top 15 instead of 10.) If I left something out, forgive me.

  • Sports Talk: Christmas break means holiday tournaments

    No matter who you are or how old you get, Christmas break is a thrill. Of course, as we get older, the profession we choose oftentimes shrinks the amount of time our “break” consists of and hopefully we at least get the 25th itself!
    The break while in school, though, is always such a relief. No studying, no books, no class, or waking up early. However, as a basketball player, it usually meant holiday tournament time.