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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Remote trail cameras provide hunters extra set of eyes

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  By Kevin Kelly Special to KyForward   A few paces inside a tree line that borders an open field thick with chest-high grass lies a tangle of narrow, sun-dappled game trails just a stone’s throw from the Kentucky River …

UK’s Christina Bechtel makes national team debut at World University Games in S. Korea

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  Kentucky swimmer Christina Bechtel will make her USA Swimming National Team debut this week at the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. A five-time All-American and one of the most decorated swimmers in UK history, it marks the …

Legends kick off busy 10-game homestand with Independence Day fireworks show

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  The Lexington Legends will open a nine-day, 10-game homestand Saturday night, July 4, at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   The homestand includes a doubleheader Thursday, July 9, against Savannah. The doubleheader is being played to make up a game that …

Hood adds former Florida standout Skalaski to football staff as EKU associate head coach

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Charlie Skalaski, III will join the Eastern Kentucky University football program as associate head coach, wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, head coach Dean Hood said.   Skalaski brings a host of collegiate and professional coaching experience with him to …

Braves grab early lead, Legends struggle to put runs on the board in 5-1 road loss

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  The Rome Braves took a first-inning lead and never looked back as they went on to a 5-1 win over the Lexington Legends Thursday night in Rome.   The Legends had 11 hits, but left 12 men on base …

NASCAR revises World Truck Series format; takes effect first at Kentucky Speedway

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  NASCAR announced revisions Thursday to its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Keystone Light Pole qualifying procedures at all intermediate tracks. Effective immediately, qualifying on tracks 1.5 miles or longer will consist of two rounds with trucks taking one …

Former Georgia State, Duke assistant named new head baseball coach at Eastern Kentucky

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Edwin Thompson, who in the last five seasons has recruited and coached 11 All-Americans and 24 players who went on to play professional baseball, has been named the new head baseball coach at Eastern Kentucky University, Director of Athletics Steve …

No. 22 finish in latest Directors’ Cup standings second-highest for UK athletics

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  The University of Kentucky has placed in the top-25 athletics programs for the third consecutive year with a No. 22 finish in the 2014-15 Directors’ Cup national all-sports standings.   Final rankings were determined following the conclusion of the …

Baseball Across the Region uses volunteers to promote All-Star game; Legends rained out

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  Baseball Across the Region, a celebration of All-Star Summer in Cincinnati, recently made a stop in Lexington, and is continuing to regionally promote events leading up to the July 14 mid-summer classic.   The event has been made possible …

Bluegrass Adventures: As summer warms up, be alert for signs of heat distress on the trail

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  By Daniel Leathers KyForward columnist   Hank couldn’t believe his luck, an entire week off from work and he was going to get to spend it on the trail with his best friends, Scout, Thomas and Phil. They had …

Aaron Harrison joins Hornets’ summer league roster, all seven ex-Cats now on NBA squad

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  Aaron Harrison was officially added to the Charlotte Hornets summer league roster on Wednesday, becoming the seventh Wildcat from the 2014-15 Final Four squad to earn selection to an NBA squad.   Harrison was listed as a member of …

Midway has new name, but will keep same athletics mascot, school colors, conference

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Midway College officially says goodbye to the name it had held since 1978 and becomes Midway University, beginning Wednesday.   The first of many transformations took place Tuesday as the new Midway University sign was installed at the main entrance …

WKU’s Clark-Heard, UK’s Harper provide Bluegrass tint to U.S. Pan American team

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  Western Kentucky women’s head coach Michelle Clark-Heard will depart for Colorado Springs, Colo., this week to begin serving as an assistant coach for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team.   She is joined on the staff by …

National acclaim continues to roll in for Louisville freshman standout McKay

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  A new day and new honors for Louisville lefthanded pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay, who was named national Freshman of the Year and First Team All-America by Perfect Game.   The awards and accolades for McKay have continued …

It’s Official: Northern Kentucky University becomes 10th member of the Horizon League

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Northern Kentucky University’s department of athletics ushered in a new era on July 1, becoming an official member of the Horizon League. As the 10th member of the League, the Norse will play a full conference slate in all sports …