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Billy Reed: Louisville native Justin Thomas — not yet 24 — among the favorites for upcoming Masters

LOUISVILLE — Even as a kid, Justin Thomas was a clothes horse. He liked to look sharp from head to toe. When he got a shoe contract with Foot-Joy, which allows its clients to design their own golf shoes, “he took that to a new level,” says his dad, Mike, the golf pro at Harmony Landing for 28 years and still Justin’s teacher. As for his clothes, we can assume Justin is not exactly adverse...

St. Xavier stops Campbell County one game short of championship in KHSAA state baseball final

By Evan Merrill Special to KyForward The Campbell County baseball team’s impressive playoff run ended Saturday with a 1-0 loss to perennial power Louisville St. Xavier in the KHSAA championship game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. Appearing in the first state title game in program history, Campbell County had the tying run on third base when St. Xavier pitcher Conner Holden got the final...

UK junior Alex Meyer signs with Nationals just before Monday evening draft deadline

Kentucky junior right-handed starting pitcher Alex Meyer has agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals as a first-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the team announced just after the 11:59 p.m. deadline to sign draft picks Monday.   “Thanks to everyone in Lexington for all the support over the last three years,” Meyer said on Twitter. I “had the time of my life. Ready to start...

Central Hardin, Mercer County earn upset wins to reach KHSAA state baseball finals

Central Hardin jumps out to 6-0 lead to defeat No. 2 St. X Central Hardin High School, ranked No. 4 in the most recent Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association top 25 poll, jumped out to an early six-run lead in the second inning and held of a rally from St. Xavier High School to preserve an 8-6 win. Central Hardin sophomore shortstop Troy Squires was 3-4 with two doubles, one RBI and three...

St. X, Central Hardin advance to semifinals with wins in KHSAA baseball tournament

St. X uses four-run second inning to earn win over Central Hardin St. Xavier High School jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the third inning, then held off a Central Hardin High School rally to earn a 6-3 win in the quarterfinal round of the KHSAA state baseball tournament. St. X senior right fielder Matt Spalding, who was 29th round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 MLB draft and has signed to play...

Warren East, St. X, Apollo and Central Hardin earn wins at KHSAA state baseball tourney

UofL signee Biggs leads Warren East to first-round win Warren East High School scored two runs in the first inning then rode six strong innings from Toronto Blue Jays draftee Mark Biggs to a 6-2 win over Letcher County Central High School. Biggs, a senior pitcher and infielder who was the Blue Jays’ eighth-round pick in the 2011 draft, earned his fifth win of the season after surrendering two...

Madison Central is No. 1 in KHSBCA top 25

The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its weekly top 25 poll. Check out the rankings below: Madison Central St. Xavier Eastern Central Hardin Lafayette Lexington Catholic Paul Laurence Dunbar Male Apollo Pleasure Ridge Park Covington Catholic Tates Creek Hopkinsville Ballard Bryan Station Harrison County Allen County Scottsville Woodford County Lawrence County Danville Ryle Pikeville Trinity Henderson...