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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 2, 2023) — A notable change to Rule 10 of the NFHS Football Rules Book will eliminate the excessive penalty enforcements for offensive fouls that occur behind the line of scrimmage in high school football.

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BOWLING GREEN — Dontaie Allen scored 22 points and Western Kentucky limited UTSA to 27% shooting in the second half as the Hilltoppers rallied past the Roadrunners 81-74 in a Conference USA basketball game on Thursday night in E.A. Diddle Arena.

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On Wednesday evening, the Murray State Racers hosted their rival, the Belmont Bruins for their second matchup of the season. In the first matchup, the Bruins won convincingly with a 80-65 victory, however this time the Racers won the game and protected their home court with a 83-82 win.

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Backed against the wall and in desperate need of victories over the final 10 games, Kentucky overcame injury and adversity to record a 75-66 win at Ole Miss on Tuesday.

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Murray State football announced on Wednesday the addition of seven new signees set to join the program for its first season in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The additions to the class include transfers from four FBS programs, an FCS transfer, and two high school signings.

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The Kentucky High School Basketball Media Poll consists of 16 sports journalists from each of Kentucky’s 16 regions. The poll is released each Tuesday by the Courier Journal for both Girls and Boys basketball.

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The First Region bowling tournament took place over the weekend with the McCracken County boys claiming the boys team title and Graves County girls claiming the girls title. Additionally, Alena Ausbrooks and Ross Ramage advance for McCracken County after placing second in the Unified Divisio…

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Over the weekend, the Community Christian Academy Warriors traveled across the state to compete in the Kentucky Christian Athletic Conference State Tournament and returned home with the Championship title after going undefeated in the tournament, defeating Portland Christian, Heritage Christ…

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On Saturday, the McCracken County High School basketball program hosted the annual Organ Donor Shootout at Strawberry Hills Pharmacy Arena, honoring the late Kam Chumbler, who lost his life at 20 years old in 2015. Kam Chumbler graduated from McCracken County in 2014 and was a hero in the 20…

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Over the weekend, the Christian Fellowship Lady Eagles traveled to compete in the Kentucky Christian Athletic Conference state tournament. The Lady Eagles took down June Buchanan and Highlands Latin to earn the title, with senior Lillian Burnett selected as All-Tournament MVP for her perform…

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Murray State advanced to a 12-10 record on the season after beating Missouri State on Saturday. The 74-71 victory over the Bears gives the Racers a 7-5 Missouri Valley Conference record with just eight more games to play before the conference tournament.

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McCracken County’s Jack McCune (20) and Jackson Klope (35) on defense against Graves County’s Cole Mills (5) during the 55-51 Mustang victory on Friday night at Graves County High School. McCune led the Mustangs with 14 points, while Graves County’s Lukas Pigg led all scorers with 22 points.

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MAYFIELD — On Friday night, the Graves County Eagles hosted the visiting McCracken County Mustangs in the Eagles’ Nest. With the regular season winding down, both programs are looking to finish strong ahead of postseason tournaments in their respective districts and the First Region.

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Marshall County High School hosted a doubleheader on Friday night featuring their boys and girls basketball teams against Paducah Tilghman High School. Evenly matched teams for both games made for a competitive night of basketball with The Lady Marshals pulling away a 55-41 win, while The Bl…

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NEW MADRID — The McCracken County Wrestlers traveled west across the Mississippi River to close out their regular season schedule and tangled with some teams from southeast Missouri on Tuesday, January 24. They competed in a tri-meet at New Madrid County Central High School which also featur…

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While most First Region teams took Thursday night off, St. Mary and Hickman County’s girls basketball programs met on the hardwood for a small school battle. Hickman County now sits at 6-11 on the season after beating St. Mary, now 7-12, in a 43-30 contest.

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On Thursday night, the Christian Fellowship Lady Eagles traveled to Joseph K. Estes Gymnasium to compete against a familiar foe, the Community Christian Academy Lady Warriors. With senior Lillian Burnett leading all scorers, CFS took home a 60-17 victory.

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Thursday will bring Groundhog Day, after which spring weather will be along whenever it pleases with no regard for mammalian observations.

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Western Kentucky University plans to retire a jersey of late Hilltopper basketball great Dwight Smith, a Princeton native, during a halftime ceremony on Feb. 4 at E.A. Diddle Arena.

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The Paducah Chiefs will head back to Paducah’s historic Brooks Stadium this summer as the organization announced the upcoming 2023 full-season schedule. The Ohio Valley League baseball club will kick off the season for local fans on June 1, 2023, with the Home Opener against the Fulton Railroaders.

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Jacob Sullivan, a member of the McCracken County Stars goes for a basket over the weekend at Marshall County High School. The Stars played in two games of the weekend in the Special Olympics Winter Blast, losing to the Marshall 3 team 15-14 and beating Russellville 32-9. The McCracken Stalli…

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On Wednesday morning, the Murray High School Athletic Department held a send-off celebration for the Tigers as they traveled to Richmond to compete in the All A State Tournament at Eastern Kentucky University. The Tigers will battle against the Evangel Christian Eagles on Thursday morning.

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The Carlisle County High School Lady Comets left for Richmond on Tuesday morning to compete in the All “A” State Tournament at EKU’s McBrayer Arena. The Lady Comets, coached by Ember Wright, will take on the Pikeville Lady Panthers Wednesday afternoon.

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The McCracken County Mustangs hosted the visiting St. Mary Vikings on Tuesday night at Strawberry Hills Pharmacy Arena in a Second District showdown. The Mustangs added win No. 19 to first-year head coach Dustin Roberts’s resume with a 70-44 finish as senior Carson Purvis tallied six 3-point…

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The Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornado hosted the Massac County Patriots on Tuesday night for their second game in as many nights. Coming off a big win against Mayfield, the Blue Tornado kept their momentum going, posting a 70-49 win against the Patriots.

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The Paducah Tennis Association works with adults with intellectual disabilities in Metropolis IL. These adults are participants in Rolling In Faith ministry, a non profit organization instilling purpose belonging and passion in the lives of people with disabilities. PTA is open to working wi…

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After coming off a Saturday loss to Bowling Green, the McCracken County Mustangs hosted the visiting University Heights Blazers at Strawberry Hills Pharmacy Arena on Monday night. The Mustangs ended UHA’s six-game winning streak with a 76-62, adding win No. 18 to the season.

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Murray State baseball announced its 2023 schedule on Monday morning including 31 home games at Johnny Reagan Field in Murray, Kentucky.

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With Jayvion Powell on the court, the Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornado are a tough team to beat and a battle against Mayfield on Monday night proved that. The Blue Tornado traveled to Mayfield looking to bounce back from a loss against McCracken County and pulled off the 61-57 victory over the …

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The McCracken County High School wrestling team was on the road last week with trips to Harrisburg, Illinois, and Warren County. Although the Mustangs fell short against Marion High School, they went on to defeat the following three schools they competed against in the Harrisburg Tri-Meet an…

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This regal raptor, our national symbol, is a really large bird. An adult stands about 2 feet high and can have a wingspan up to 8 feet wide. They weigh 8-14 pounds, a bunch for a hollow-boned bird. Females are slightly larger than males.

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Kentucky deer hunters can pack away their gear for several months with another hunting year — one with the fourth highest harvest ever — in the books.

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A Second District meeting between St. Mary High School and Community Christian Academy took place on Friday night at The Vikings Ship with a boys and girls doubleheader. Similar to their last meeting, St. Mary claimed both games on the night, the Lady Vikings winning 55-21 and the Vikings wi…

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On Friday night, the crosstown rivalry continued at Strawberry Hills Pharmacy Arena with a meeting between the Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornado and host McCracken County. The Mustangs added program win No. 18 against Paducah Tilghman since the school’s inception with a 62-52 victory.

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The 2023 NFL Draft is still more than three months away, but as the season begins winding down, talks of the upcoming draft have only picked up steam.