In just 25 days, the 2019 high school football season will officially kick off. For the McCracken County Mustangs, they're hoping an experience offense will lead them make a deep run in the KHSAA Class 6A Playoffs.

MAYFIELD, KY -- Just two months ago, Nick Kemp was getting ready to begin his 8th season as an assistant coach at Graves County. However, after Eagles head coach Morgan Cruce abruptly resigned his position, Kemp was quickly made the new head man.

BENTON, KY — Barney Thweatt, Neal Haley, and Tom Mathis share a bond that has lasted over 70 years. “It don’t feel like that long,” said Haley. “Seems like I can still feel those elbows on top of my head.” The three men are the remaining members of the undefeated 1948 Brewers Redmen high school basketball team. The last team…

PADUCAH, KY — On Thursday afternoon the Kentucky High School Athletic Association elected to adopt a new policy that will change the format of the boy’s and girl’s state golf tournaments starting next season. With the new format, only each region championship team will be eligible to advance to the state tournament, which is down from including the top two…

PADUCAH, KY — Marshall County junior Jay Nimmo has played in big golf tournaments all over the country, but is now preparing for the biggest one of his career, the United States Junior National Championship. “This is definitely the biggest of the year, the biggest of my career so far,” Nimmo said. “I am just hoping to just go out…

PADUCAH, KY — On Monday, Lyon County alum Cullan Brown received the phone call of a lifetime granting him a sponsors exemption into this yearsBarbasol Championship. It will be the first ever professional tournament for Brown, who most recently finished his freshman year with the University of Kentucky golf team “It was one of mainly shock,” Brown said about getting…

PADUCAH, KY — Earning a college scholarship was something that Cade Estes never dreamed about. “I get to go bike at college and be able to earn an education for the rest of my life,” Estes said. Riding his mountain bike started out as a hobby then eventually led him to a spot on the McCracken County cycling team. After…

PADUCAH, KY — To no surprise to many, McCracken County announced on Sunday afternoon that Zach Hobbs had been hired as their next head baseball coach. Hobbs takes over for Geno Miller who stepped down in June in order to take over as McCracken County’s director of athletics. Hobbs has spent the last four years as an assistant with the…

BENTON, KY — Filling the room at the Stilley House Assisted Living Community in Benton on Thursday, were some very special people for Barney Thweatt. “I’ve never been as surprised in my life ever,” Thweatt said. Family and old friends came to celebrate Thweatt, who has been inducted into numerous high school basketball halls of fame, as June 27th was…

MARTIN, TN — Although just 16-years old and heading into his sophomore year at Martin Westview, Ty Simpson is one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the country. “I never knew I would be in Nick Saban’s office with national championship rings,” Ty said. “Or in Lincoln Riley’s office with Jordan shoes or the Heisman Trophy.” Simpson has 21…

This is the time of year where high school basketball programs can get some work in as a team. Coming off a season filled with question marks and unknowns, there seems to finally be a sense of calm with the Marshall County Marshals. Monday was the start of the Lake Chem Credit Union Summer Shootout at Marshall County. Sixty to…

PADUCAH, KY — When Dan Morehead and his daughter Sarah get on the lake, nothing else matters. “It is just a way of life,” Dan said. “That is all we have ever done.” However, depending on the day, a bet or two may be the topic of conversation. “You get a dollar for the first fish, dollar for biggest fish,…

Tates Creek scored twice in the fifth inning to break a tie and held off McCracken County 4-2 to win the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. It’s the Commodores’ first state championship since 1986. McCracken County scored twice in the first inning to take an early lead after Logan Verble and Brandon Dodd each drove in runs. But the Mustangs…

Grant Davis’ sacrifice fly in the seventh inning lifted McCracken County past Louisville Trinity 6-5, and sent the Mustangs to their first-ever state championship game. McCracken will play Tates Creek for the title Sunday at 12:00pm central. Davis drove in three of McCracken’s six runs on the afternoon, but the top of the Mustang order was dominant all day. Ben…

McCracken County’s Jacob Ehling was brilliant on the mound, and Dylan Schneider came in to record the final out, as the Mustangs beat Rowan County 2-1 in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night in Lexington. After allowing a single and a walk to the first two batters he faced, Ehling was masterful the rest of the way….

When you have been to the state tournament six straight years, and you’ve been to the state semifinals in each of the last three years, you’re bound to have plenty of state tournament experience. The McCracken County Mustangs certainly have that, especially with their starting pitching. Senior Dylan Schneider threw a complete game in their semi-state win Saturday against Hopkinsville….

PADUCAH, KY — For the sixth straight year, the McCracken County Mustangs are preparing to play a baseball game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in the KHSAA State Tournament. During that run the Mustangs have played 12 games in the state tournament, which is tied with St. Xavier for the most appearances in that stretch. So when it comes to getting…

PADUCAH, KY — The McCracken County Mustangs advanced to the KHSAA State Baseball Quarterfinals win a 14-1 win over Hopkinsville at semi-state round of the state tournament in Bowling Green on Saturday. The Mustangs wasted no time in getting on the board first with two runs in the top of the first inning. They would then add six more runs…

PADUCAH, KY — For the second time in the last three years, the Goreville Blackcats are bringing home the IHSA 1A State Softball Championship as they defeated Illini Bluffs 4-2 on Saturday. The Blackcats found themselves in a 2-0 hole heading into the bottom of the 6th inning. That is when everything changed. Goreville plated four runs in the inning…

(Al Wilman – Paducah Sun) PADUCAH, KY — Graves County sophomore Sophie Galloway lived up to the massive expectations placed on her by winning three state titles on Saturday at the KHSAA 3A State Track and Field meet. Galloway won in the 100 meter hurdles, long jump, and triple jump. In the triple jump, Galloway set state records in her…

PADUCAH, KY — The Marshall County Lady Marshals won their second straight 1st Region Softball Championship with a 7-5 win over Graves County on Friday night. Marshall County scored the games first four runs and led 4-0 through two and a half innings. But in the bottom of the 3rd, Graves County answered with five runs of their own to…

(Al Willman – Paducah Sun) PADUCAH, KY — Paducah Tilghman senior Valesha Watson won the triple-crown for the second straight year at the KHSAA 2A State Track & Field meet on Friday. Watson won the 100, 200, and 400 meter dash events for the second straight year to accomplish the triple-crown. The final two events of the 2A State Track…

PADUCAH, KY — McCracken County’s Sophia Shiben punched her ticket to the KHSAA Girl’s Singles semifinals with two wins on Friday afternoon. Shiben defeated Henry Clay’s Katie Robeson 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (5) to advance to the semifinals for third straight year. Shiben will compete in the semifinals on Saturday at 9:00am ET. For a complete list of results from day…

Three singles players and three doubles teams from west Kentucky are into the Round of 16 at the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament in Lexington. In boys singles, Paducah Tilghman’s Davis Rowton won his two matches 6-0, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-3. In boys doubles, the Graves County duo of Isaac Carrico and Brady Ellegood won their matches 6-0, 6-0 and 6-3,…

(Photo courtesy: Al Willman – Paducah Sun) Four local student-athletes closed out the 2019 Track & Field season by winning state championship Thursday in the KHSAA 1A Meet. Mayfield’s Barrett Henley won a state title in the shot put for the second-straight year with a throw of 15.91 meters. Fulton County’s Corey Smith won the triple jump with a leap…

Below is a list of reported high school baseball and softball tournament scores from Tuesday, May 28th. Baseball: KHSAA 1st Region Championship McCracken County 3, Paducah Tilghman 1 KHSAA 2nd Region Semifinals Caldwell County 6, Christian County 2 Hopkinsville 7, Henderson County 3 Softball: KHSAA 1st Region Semifinals Graves County 10, McCracken County 0 Marshall County 17, Paducah Tilghman 7…

Below is a list of reported high school postseason scores from Monday, May 27th. Baseball: KHSAA Region 1 Semifinals Paducah Tilghman 11, Marshall County 1 McCracken County 15, Hickman County  0 KHSAA Region 2 Quarterfinals Caldwell County 4, Union County 1 Christian County 13, Crittenden County 1 Hopkinsville 4, Madisonville-NH 3 Henderson County 2, Lyon County 0 Softball: KHSAA Region…

PADUCAH, KY — The 2019 KHSAA 1st Region Baseball Tournament began on Saturday afternoon with eight teams fighting for a chance to advance to this years state tournament in Lexington. After four games, only four teams would remain advancing to the region semifinals on Monday night at Brooks Stadium in Paducah. 1st Region – Quarterfinals Paducah Tilghman 12, Graves County…

PADUCAH, KY — The brackets are set for the KHSAA Region 2 baseball and softball tournaments. Union County is hosting the baseball tournament, while Webster County will play host to the softball tournament. Each tournament will begin on Monday, June 27th. Below is list of opening round match-ups, from top-to-bottom in the bracket. BASEBALL @ Union County High School: Caldwell County…

The brackets are set for the KHSAA Region 1 baseball and softball tournaments. Paducah Tilghman is hosting each of the tournaments. The baseball tournament will begin Saturday, May 25th, while the softball tournament will start on Monday, May 27th. Below is list of opening round match-ups, from top-to-bottom in the bracket. Baseball: Graves County vs. Paducah Tilghman – Saturday 11:00am…

PADUCAH, KY — Check out the scores and highlights from a busy Monday night for area high school baseball and softball teams as the postseason gets underway. For scores from Monday night, click here.

Courtesy: Al Willman (Paducah Sun) Murray’s boys and girls track & field teams won the Class A Region 1 championships on Saturday. The boys edged Mayfield for the title, while the Lady Tigers breezed past University Heights to win the crown. For a look at the boys and girls standings, click here. For a look at individual race results, click…

Behind a pair of Eric Riffe home runs, Paducah Tilghman beat Marshall County 10-0 Thursday night in Draffenville. The Blue Tornado improve to 21-7 on the season. For highlights of the game, click on the video below. For the rest of Thursday’s high school scores, click here.

Murray High announced the hiring of four new coaches on Thursday afternoon, including Tom Foust as new girls basketball coach. Foust takes over for his brother Wyatt, who recently left the Lady Tiger program to take over at Louisville Butler. Tom Foust has been an assistant under his brother the last two years as Murray won a pair of Region…

Below is a list of Region 1 Tennis Tournament championship matches: Girls Singles: Sophia Shiben (McCracken) d. Lilli Smith (McCracken) 6-0, 6-2 Girls Doubles: Danni Poat/Shelby Puryear (McCracken) d. Isabella McKinney/Emily Dew (McCracken) 6-0, 6-0 Boys Singles: Davis Rowton (Paducah Tilghman) d. Jaron Hale (Graves County) 6-0, 6-0 Boys Doubles: Isaac Carrico/Brady Ellegood (Graves County) d. Kobe Morris/Tate Puckett (Mayfield)…

Below is a list of results from the Region 1 Tennis Tournament Semifinals: Girls Singles: Sophia Shiben (McCracken) d. Emily Kinsey (Murray) 6-1, 6-0 Lilli Smith (McCracken) d. Aya Iwasaki (Ballard Memorial) 6-0, 6-1 Girls Doubles: Poat/Puryear (McCracken) d. Null/Null (Mayfield) 6-0, 6-0 Dew/McKinney (McCracken) d. Lansden/West (Paducah Tilghman) 6-2, 1-6, 10-8 Boys Singles: Davis Rowton (Paducah Tilghman) d. Cannon…

PADUCAH, KY — Below is a list of scores from the quarterfinals of the 1st Region Tennis Tournament held at the Heflin Tennis Center on Monday afternoon. BOY’S SINGLES Davis Rowton (PT) def. Enrique Travesi (Cal) 6-0, 6-0 Ty Crabtree (MC) def. Sam Kirchoff (PT) 6-1, 6-2 Cannon LaFont (MC) def. Addicus Hughes (CCA) 6-3, 6-2 Jaron Hale (GC) def….

DRAFFENVILLE, KY — For 14 years, the Marshall County baseball team has made it their mission to raise money for local charities through a fundraising tournament. This year, the Marshals raised $1,270 for the Preston Cope Scholarship fund. Starting last season, what was known as the Dreammaker Classic was renamed the Preston Cope Classic in honor of the late Preston…

CALVERT CITY, KY — Chase Oglesby and Ty Meacham from Trigg County sat in the lead with a day two total of 12 lbs, 9 oz, but it would not hold up as the team from South Laurel would win the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championships on Saturday. Shawn Coots and Trent Keltner of South Laural brought in a two…