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Jon Hale: Anthony Davis earns my vote
for 2012 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year

When you think about the past year in Kentucky sports, it’s likely the first image that jumps to mind is the Wildcats’ run to the program’s eight national championship.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] But which face from that memorable season stands out above the rest?   That’s the question I posed to myself when assembling my ballot for the 2012 Lexington...

Team USA, Anthony Davis cap Olympics with gold medal in men's basketball

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis became the youngest American men’s basketball player to win a gold medal with Team USA’s 107-100 win versus Spain Sunday in one of the final events of the London Olympics.   Davis did not score in 37 seconds on the floor at the end of the game, but he did grab the last rebound of the...

Olympics roundup: Three countries with Ky. alumni qualify for men's relay final

Anthony Davis. (Photo by Jon Hale) Two former Kentucky college athletes competed in the 14th full day of competition at the London Olympics and two of the states other alumni could participate in a track and field final on Saturday after their teams qualified for the event Friday. You can see a rundown of those performances below:   Track and field   Former WKU runner Gavin Smellie ran the...

Olympics roundup: McCoughtry contributes as U. S. women advance to gold-medal game

Two Kentucky college athletes participated in the 13th full day of action in the London Olympics Thursday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA) Basketball   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored four points in Team USA’s semifinal-round 86-73 win versus Australia. McCoughtry added two assists and one...

Olympics roundup: Anthony Davis scoreless in Team USA quarterfinal win vs. Australia

Two Kentucky college athletes competed in the 12th full day of competition at the London Olympics Wednesday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Basketball   The U. S. men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals with a 119-86 win versus Australia. Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis played three minutes in the win but...

Olympics roundup: Former UK runners miss out on semifinals in track and field

Staff report   Three former Kentucky college athletes participated in the 11th full day of action at the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA) Basketball   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored 11 points in Team USA’s 91-48 win versus Canada in the quarterfinal round. McCoughtry...

Olympics roundup: Anthony Davis sees late playing time in U. S. rout of Argentina

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Just one Kentucky alum participated in Wednesday’s action at the London Olympics. You can see a brief recap of his performance below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored two points in seven minutes of action in Team USA’s 126-97 win versus Argentina. Davis added two rebounds and one blocked shot....

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay just misses Olympic medal in men's 100-meter dash

Staff report   Three former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the ninth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Track and field   Tyson Gay. (Photo from Team USA) Lexington native Tyson Gay missed a medal by .01 seconds in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. Gay finished behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt...

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay just misses
Olympic medal in men’s 100-meter dash

Three former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the ninth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Track and field   Tyson Gay. (Photo from Team USA) Lexington native Tyson Gay missed a medal by .01 seconds in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. Gay finished behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake and...

Olympics roundup: Donahue helps relay qualify for finals with strong butterfly

Claire Donahue. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Friday, the seventh full day of the London Olympics, was the busiest day yet for former Kentucky high school and college athletes. You can see a rundown of the performances from the five Kentucky athletes who competed Friday below:   Track and Field   Former UK runner Jenna Martin qualified 14th for the women’s 400-meter dash...

Olympics roundup: Davis joins party
in USA’s record-setting rout of Nigeria

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Two former Kentucky high school or college athletes participated in the sixth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds while playing for most of the second half in Team USA’s record-setting 156-73 blowout...

Olympics roundup: Davis joins party in USA's record-setting rout of Nigeria

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Two former Kentucky high school or college athletes participated in the sixth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds while playing for most of the second half in Team USA’s record-setting 156-73 blowout...

Lexington's Lee Kiefer, U. S. fencing team fall to South Korea, finish sixth in team foil

Lee Kiefer. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Paul Laurence Dunbar High School alum Lee Kiefer and her Olympic teammates attempt at a medal in the women’s team foil quarterfinals ended while most of her Lexington friends were still sleeping Thursday.   In a match that started at 5:30 a.m. EST, Kiefer and her U. S. teammates fell 45-31 to South Korea in the quarterfinal round of the...

Olympics roundup: Burckle finishes sixth in final of men's 200-meter breaststroke

Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA)   Staff report   Three Kentucky college or high school athletes took part in day five action from the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Swimming   Former Saint Xavier High School swimmer Clark Burckle finished sixth in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final. Burckle finished the race in 2:09.25, slightly...

Olympics roundup: Burckle qualifies for 200-meter breaststroke final

Clark Burckle. (Photo from Team USA) Two former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in day four of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of those performances below:   Swimming   Former Saint Xavier High School swimmer Clark Burckle qualified sixth for the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final for Team USA.   Burckle finished second in his semifinal heat in 2:09.11....

Olympics roundup: McCoughtry hits double digits in Team USA rout of Angola

Angel McCoughtry. (Photo from Team USA) Two Kentucky college athletes participated in day three of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below. For the full schedule of when Kentucky high school and college athletes are competing in the London Olympics, click here.   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored 10 points in Team USA’s 90-38...

Donahue qualifies for butterfly finals
to lead Kentuckians on Olympics first day

Four Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the first full day of the London Olympics Saturday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Swimming   Claire Donahue (Photo from USA Swimming) Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue qualified for the women’s 100-meter butterfly finals with the fifth fastest time. Donahue finished the event in 58.06 seconds in the preliminary...

Donahue qualifies for butterfly finals to lead Kentuckians on Olympics first day

Four Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the first full day of the London Olympics Saturday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Swimming   Claire Donahue (Photo from USA Swimming) Former WKU swimmer Claire Donahue qualified for the women’s 100-meter butterfly finals with the fifth fastest time. Donahue finished the event in 58.06 seconds in the preliminary...