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Despite a season of ups and downs, the Paducah Chiefs skirted into the Ohio Valley League playoffs with a 7-6 victory of the Franklin Duelers in a play-in game on Thursday night.

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In their second year of play, the Purchase Area Taylor 3.5 18 and up team made a name for themselves in the USTA Tournament. Representing the local area, the tennis team is looking to bring home a national title.

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While those of us who track such things may sense that hummingbirds have barely arrived for the season, they are already making their travel plans to skedaddle for the fall migration.

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The OSSA Sports Academy returned this week to host a baseball and softball camp for young and upcoming athletes to improve their skills on the diamond at Noble Park.

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The 2020 Murray State University Hall of Famer Patrick Newcomb scored his second win on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica with a stunning victory in Tulum, Mexico.

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Marshall County’s Megan Hertter joined the long list of influential women who have won The Paducah Sun’s Florence Paxton Memorial Golf Tournament. Hertter earned the title of champion in the 68th annual event.

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When Megan Hertter teed it up in The Paducah Sun’s 68th Florence Paxton Memorial on Monday morning, she wasn’t in the group of defending champions.

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The 2021 American Water Ski Association (AWSA) Southern Regional Water Ski Championships was hosted this past weekend by Rodgers Ski Lake in Greenwood, South Carolina.

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The first renewal of the Cullan Brown Invitational kicked off at Paxton Park on Thursday and finished up with clear skies and perfect weather at the Calvert City Golf and Country Club on Friday afternoon.

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Cathryn Brown is all smiles during the Cullan Brown Invitational at Paxton Park on Thursday afternoon. The event honors Cathryn’s late brother and University of Kentucky golfer who passed away in 2020. Brown was the recipient of the Cullan Brown Award after last year’s event.

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Brant Brown and Ben Higdon each slugged a grand slam, as the Paducah Chiefs blasted the Franklin Duelers 21-10 in Ohio Valley League action Wednesday at Franklin.

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The Kentucky Wildcats landed one of the country’s most versatile players in the transfer portal this offseason with the addition of former Nebraska wideout Wan’Dale Robinson. In two seasons at Nebraska, Robinson totaled 91 receptions for 914 yards and three touchdowns while also logging 134 …

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The Bluegrass Golf Tour continued on Emma Talley’s home course at Princeton Golf Club on Tuesday, with local talent finishing at the top of the leaderboard.

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HOOVER, Ala. — Mark Stoops is nearing a decade as football coach at the University of Kentucky and remains focused on turning the Wildcats into a national title contender.

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The Second Annual Cullan Brown Invitational will kick off on Thursday at Paxton Park and continue on Friday at the Calvert City Country Club.

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The Paducah Independent School District Board on Monday approved a stipend for a coach for an eSports team at Paducah Tilghman High School.

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McCracken County High School prepares for the upcoming season during the 7-on-7 tournament in the rain on Friday night.

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Paxton Park’s Director of Golf and Operations Danny Mullen (right) presents Ryan Stokes with a trophy for winning the junior division in the 85th Annual Irvin Cobb Golf Championships. Stokes finished with a score of 74.

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McCracken County High School prepares for the upcoming season during the 7-on-7 tournament in the rain on Friday night. 

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McCracken County head coach Marc Clark talks with his team during the 7-on-7 tournament on Friday night. The Mustangs fell in the championship game against Rochester High School (IL). 

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Paxton Park professional Danny Mullen (right) presents Drake Stepter with the amateur division trophy for his first-place finish in the 85th Annual Irvin Cobb Golf Championships. Stepter finished ahead of the pack with a score of 9-under 62. 

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Paxton Park's Director of Golf and Operations Danny Mullen (right) presents Ryan Stokes with a trophy for winning the junior division in the 85th Annual Irvin Cobb Golf Championships. Stokes finished with a score of 74. 

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Taking place at Paxton Park with lots of homegrown talent, the 85th Annual Irvin Cobb Golf Championships had two full days of exhilarating competition before inclement weather cut the tournament short on Sunday.

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Murray State quarterback Preston Rice (5) and offensive lineman Jacob Vance (61) were among 10 Racer players named to the Preseason All-OVC football team.

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Murray State quarterback Preston Rice (5) and offensive lineman Jacob Vance (61) were among 10 Racer players named to the Preseason All-OVC football team. 

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MURRAY — For the first time since 1996 and just the third time in program history, the Murray State football team has been picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference in an annual vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. In addition, 10 Racers were named to the Presea…

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Sunday's final round of the Irvin Cobb Championships has been canceled due to rain. Saturday's results stand as final. See more in Tuesday's Sun.

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There is a slice of baseball heaven in the heart of Paducah, where young and old enjoy the dynamic crack of a bat, the smell of ballpark snacks, and the seventh-inning stretch.

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Two big hits proved to be the difference, as Muhlenberg County topped Paducah 5-2 in Thursday’s Ohio Valley League action at Brooks Stadium.

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Gabe Suiter and Trey Wall celebrate their winnings in the Boys 15-18 division of the Independence Bank Western Kentucky Junior Championships. Wall finished first with a 151, and Suiter finished with a 158. 

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Claire Reynolds and Ellie Roof celebrate their winnings in the Girls 15-18 division during the Independence Bank Western Kentucky Junior Championship on July 12-13 at the Country Club of Paducah. Roof finished in first place with a total gross of 162, while Reynolds finished second with a 172.

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Peyton Courtney and Gage Norman celebrate their winnings for the Boys 10 & Under division during the Independence Bank Western Kentucky Junior Championships held on July 12-13 at the Country Club of Paducah. Courtney finished in first with an 88, and Norman finished with a 96.

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The Independence Bank Western Kentucky Junior Championship took place at the Country Club of Paducah on Monday and Tuesday, with local area talent shining brightly.

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Claire Reynolds and Ellie Roof celebrate their winnings in the Girls 15-18 division during the Independence Bank Western Kentucky Junior Championship on July 12-13 at the Country Club of Paducah. Roof finished in first place with a total gross of 162, while Reynolds finished second with a 172.

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Following a three-day hiatus thanks to a pair of rainouts, the Paducah Chiefs returned to the diamond on Wednesday night and suffered six errors in a 9-3 loss to the Fulton Railroaders at Brooks Stadium.

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Due to last year’s COVID-19 pandemic, professional golf tours were put in a state of flux and tournaments had to be adjusted weeks and months from their allotted dates. With that, some golfers kept their skills sharp by competing on local links.

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MAYFIELD — Summer months are most often used as a down period for high school sports as athletes across western Kentucky use their free time for vacations, personal leisure and, of course, more training.

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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker dribbles past Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton during Game 2 of the NBA Finals Thursday in Phoenix. Booker said he learned what it took to be a professional athlete in his one season at the University of Kentucky.

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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker dribbles past Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton during Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Phoenix. Booker said he learned what it took to be a professional athlete in his one season at the University of Kentucky.

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Two campers battle for possession during a morning session at the Soccer Factory in Mayfield. The Soccer Factory and professional soccer club Santiago Morning have teamed up this summer for a week-long soccer camp available to local athletes aged 7-14.

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Two campers battle for possession during a morning session at the Soccer Factory in Mayfield. The Soccer Factory and professional soccer club Santiago Morning have teamed up this summer for a weeklong soccer camp available to local athletes aged 7 to14.