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Dixon places 2nd in Motocross championship

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Mason Dixon, formerly of Cumberland, placed second in the 2014 AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.This is the largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. He participated in a two-step qualifying process where only 42 of the top riders in the country advanced to the national event.Following the national, Mason had the honor of becoming a member of the Cobra Factory Elite Team and Allegan Motorsports. His sponsors also include: Fly Racing, Race Tech, Lucas Oil, Leatt, Scott Goggles, Bell Helmets and Motocross Vests.

 

Williamsburg claims playoff win over Pats

WILLIAMSBURG — Unable to slow the high-powered Williamsburg offense, the New Harlan Patriots needed a flawless game offensively to stay alive in the middle school state playoffs on Saturday. The Patriots turned the ball over three times and were unable to recover any onside kicks, a trademark during their recent six-game winning streak, in falling 48-24 in the Region 3 semifinals.Dalton Ponder, Williamsburg’s talented seventh-grade quarterback, made big plays with his a...

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HCHS, Bell advance to 52nd District finals

Harlan County moved into the finals of the 52nd District Tournament with a four-set win Monday over Middlesboro in the opening match of the tournament at Harlan High School.HCHS rolled to wins in the first two sets, 25-18 and 25-10, before running into trouble in the third as the Lady Jackets raced to a 15-5 lead and coasted to a 25-16 win.Hoping to avoid a decisive fifth set, the Lady Bears got contributions from several sources to win 25-19 over the 5-24 Lady Jackets....

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HCHS teams sweep Area 9 championships

Harlan County won both the boys and girls divisions on Saturday in the Area 9 meet at the HCHS course.I’m very proud of our kids today,” Harlan County coach Ryan Vitatoe said. “The boys winning the first Area 9 title in school history is a big deal for our program. I told them all week, there will only be one first team to win this title and that’s something that will never be taken from you. They took that message to heart and came out running hard to win t...

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Favorites advance in county tourney

The favorites moved on and moved on in dominating fashion Saturday in the county fifth- and sixth-grade tournament at James A. Cawood Elementary School.Jacey Lewis scored 10 points and Keely North added eight as top-seeded Rosspoint rolled past Green Hills 34-7.Cawood downed Cumberland 41-5 as Amber Irvin scored 15 and Willis Gailey added 10 for the Lady Comets.Kaylee Leslie poured in 20 points as James A. Cawood downed Black Mountain 32-9.Hayley Ke...

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Louisville hopes to get offense on track against UNC

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Bobby Petrino isn’t used to this.The first-year Louisville coach with a reputation for creating high-powered offense has had to watch the Cardinals (5-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) take small steps forward in his second stint with the program. The journey has been bumpy, as evidenced by five false start penalties in last week’s 23-17 loss at Clemson.Sophomore Will Gardner and freshman Reggie Bonnafon have started multiple games at ...

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Allison’s kick rescues Dragons

Boone Allison had practiced the moment hundreds of times since he started kicking in middle school. Reality, as it turns out, was much scarier and thrilling for the Harlan sophomore, especially when his 25-yard field goal went inside the left upright with three seconds left to send the Green Dragons to a 23-21 win Friday over visiting Pineville in the annual Battle of U.S. 119.

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Whitley rallies

The Harlan County Black Bears learned Friday that good things can happen if you stop shooting yourself in the foot. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the last lesson they learned.After being flagged six times for 45 yards in the first quarter, the Black Bears exploded for 20 points in the second quarter, but fourth-quarter penalties and Whitley County’s Luke Woods combined to doom Harlan County in a 34-32 loss to the visiting Colonels.After claiming a 32-14 lead early in the f...

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Calipari likes Wildcats’ depth

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky’s John Calipari said the Wildcats are so deep it feels like he is coaching two teams.Besides returning six regulars from last year’s NCAA runner-up squad, the Wildcats added four high school All-Americans and begin another season with expectations of another championship.Their frontcourt returns 7-footers Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson, along with forwards Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress.Twin 6-6 guards Aaron a...

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Pairings set for girlscounty tournamentsThe girls county middle school basketball tournaments will be played over the next two weeks, opening Saturday at James A. Cawood with the fifth- and sixth-grade first-round round games.The schedule includes:5-6SaturdayRosspoint vs Green Hills, 10:30 a.m.Cawood vs Cumberland, noonJames A. Cawood vs Black Mountain, 1:30 p.m....

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Bengals kiss the sister once again with tie

Time to update the weekly scorecard. Despite the sidestep caused by last week’s tie game in Cincinnati — which seems to have a reputation for such things — the prediction record took a bit of a jump last week with an 11-3 record.Although there were 15 games played, ties are disqualified because they’re just not supposed to happen. (Never leave it up to the kicker!) Thus the pick record stands at 58-32 for a .644 average, which is OK for the first third of th...

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Numerous Cats contributing

LEXINGTON (AP) — One of the most satisfying aspects of Kentucky’s best start in seven years is that multiple players have contributed on offense.Shared responsibility between Wildcats running backs and receivers has culminated in an offense that ranks sixth in the Southeastern Conference at 448.5 yards per game. And Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 SEC) aims to use everybody available on Saturday night at LSU (5-2, 1-2).Four backs and quarterback Patrick Towles have at lea...

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Battling in the trenches

The Harlan County linemen worked out during a recent...

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Battling in the trenches

The Harlan County linemen worked out during a recent...

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