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Georgetown College selects Laura Callihan and McKala Bozman as 2020 President’s Award recipients

Georgetown College has announced that the 2020 President’s Award winners are Laura Callihan and McKala Bozman. One of the most prestigious honors at Georgetown, the President’s Award is given to two students each year and chosen by the president of the college. It awards students who exemplify the values of Georgetown, those who excel academically and show themselves to be student-leaders ready...

Starting dates for Kentucky high school fall sports pushed back to September due to pandemic

By Terry Boehmker KyForward sports reporter Starting dates for Kentucky high school football games and other fall sports competition were pushed back to September by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Tuesday. During a virtual meeting that drew thousands of viewers, the KHSAA Board of Control voted in favor of changing the starting dates following the recent spike in COVID-19 cases around...

UK volleyball standouts Skinner, Stumler navigate challenging circumstances during pandemic

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people around the world do everything. And that includes college student-athletes, who had to stop in the middle of their regular schedules and adjust to the new way of the world. University of Kentucky volleyball senior Avery Skinner said that the changes that happened in the spring left herself, and the team, with...

KHSAA extends limited practice restrictions on most high school teams; golf season will start on time

By Terry Boehmker Special to KyForward Limited practice requirements placed on Kentucky high school sports teams due to the coronavirus pandemic will remain in effect through Aug. 2, but golf season can proceed as planned. Those are two of recommendations approved by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control on Friday during a meeting in Covington. Julian Tackett Golf got the go-ahead...

Fayette County Public Schools to begin phased-in return for outdoor athletics on June 29

Fayette County Public Schools will begin a phased-in return for outdoor athletics and extra-curricular activities on June 29. Practice will resume for fall sports at the high school level (cheerleading, cross country, dance, football, golf, soccer and volleyball) on June 29, followed by middle school sports and other high school sports on July 6. Manny Caulk“Nothing is more important than the safety...

Morehead State volleyball alum Liz Schuler helping patients in California as occupational therapist

By Matt Schabert Morehead State University You might call Morehead State volleyball alum Liz Schuler adventurous. Since her days as an Eagle, Schuler has lived in her hometown of Louisville, then in Texas and now nearly 2,500 miles away in Monterey, Calif. Her new adventure is one Schuler says she has strived for her entire life, and it was similar life experiences that led her to the field of occupational...

UK volleyball coach excited about athletic ability of incoming recruiting class — ranked No. 1 nationally

University of Kentucky volleyball head coach Craig Skinner and his staff have assembled the nation’s top recruiting class, according to PrepVolleyball. The Wildcats nabbed four of the nation’s top 27 recruits, a recruiting haul that Skinner believes can do big things in Lexington. “There is a great amount of respect for our class coming in by some of the volleyball media,” Skinner...

Louisville Manual volleyball standout Mosley chooses WKU; defensive specialist to add depth

Western Kentucky University volleyball head coach Travis Hudson has announced the addition of Louisville Manual High School’s Cameron Mosley to the incoming class of recruits. A defensive specialist, Mosley will add depth to the WKU back line. Mosley joins fellow incoming freshmen Sam Canner and Shannon Keck as the newest additions to the Lady Topper program that has now produced 20 consecutive...

Louisville volleyball star McHenry receives Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship

University of Louisville volleyball player Melanie McHenry was among 49 recipients of the 2020 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements....

Cardinal setter named All-European Global Challenge as USA National Team takes silver

  University of Louisville setter Katie George was named to the All-Tournament team as a member of the USA National Collegiate Team that won the silver medal at the European Global Challenge Tournament in Pula, Croatia.   Katie George was named All-Tournament at the European Global Challenge. (Photo provided) George, an Assumption High School graduate, played both setter and libero for the...