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Kentucky by Heart: Brothers appearance in Sweet Sixteen would have made their grandfather proud

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist Uncle Donnie would have been “bustin’ his buttons” proud this past week watching his two grandsons play basketball for the Campbell County Camels in the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen. He’d love the fact that his alma mater’s team had “gone to state” and his daughter Tracey’s twins, Grant and Reid Jolly, were important cogs in its...

Trinity takes boys Sweet Sixteen state championship behind humble senior MVP David Johnson

By Mike Fields Kentucky High School Athletic Association David Johnson has to be one the most self-effacing, ego-averse MVPs in the history of the Sweet Sixteen. After the gifted 6-foot-5 senior had 22 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocked shots and 2 assists to spark Trinity past Scott County 50-40 in the finals of the 102nd Boys’ State Basketball Tournament in Rupp Arena on Sunday afternoon, he steadfastly...

Keith Taylor: Surprise journey to the Sweet Sixteen the reward for Wildcats

Kentucky’s players huddle late in the game of a 61-58 loss to Kansas State in the South Region finals Thursday night in Atlanta. The Wildcats ended the season with a 26-11 record. (Kentucky Today/Tammie Brown) ATLANTA — It was fun while it lasted. For a team that was unsure of itself more than a month ago, Kentucky did everything it could to make up for four straight setbacks to open February...

Elite Eight loss to Tar Heels can’t overshadow a particularly stellar season for Calipari’s Wildcats

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Kentucky saved its best for last despite coming up short against North Carolina in the NCAA South Region finals. The Wildcats won 14 of their last 15 games and finished with a 32-6 record, marking the fourth time John Calipari’s tenure Kentucky has won 30 or more games in a single season. Kentucky avenged an earlier-season loss to UCLA in the regional...

Covington Catholic bests Scott County in thriller for 59-51 Sweet Sixteen state title

The Covington Catholic Colonels held on for an overtime win Sunday to capture the school’s first KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen State Title.” (Photo by Byran Burke)   By Bryan Burke KyForward Correspondent   In an epic, overtime thriller of a state-championship game, Covington Catholic outlasted Scott County, 59-51, to win the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen...

Covington Catholic bests Scott County
in thriller for 59-51 Sweet Sixteen state title

The Covington Catholic Colonels held on for an overtime win Sunday to capture the school’s first KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen State Title.” (Photo by Byran Burke)   By Bryan Burke KyForward Correspondent   In an epic, overtime thriller of a state-championship game, Covington Catholic outlasted Scott County, 59-51, to win the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen...

KHSAA finalizes boys' and girls' 2014 high school basketball regional tournament sites

Locations for the girls’ and boys’ high school basketball regional tournaments were selected last week. (Photo from KHSAA)   The sites for the 2014 Basketball Regional Tournaments were finalized last week with the selection of Barren County (boys) and Allen County-Scottsville (girls) in the 4th Region. Regional basketball tournaments are scheduled for March 3-11, leading up to the...