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District opponents McCracken County and Paducah Tilghman met on the basketball court on Friday night and brought half the county with them. The Blue Tornado played host to the Mustangs in an epic night of basketball that might not have put up a lot of points, but the shots that did fall were…

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Madisonville — The Lyon County Lyons squeaked by the Madisonville-North Hopkins Maroons 71-66 on Tuesday night in a real Second Region slugfest. Both teams are projected to be in the mix for the Second Region championship battle come tournament time.

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Current Ballard County Middle School softball coach Scott Alexander has been tabbed to guide the varsity Lady Bombers softball team for the 2022 season. Administrators sought to bring stability to the program and give it an opportunity to grow with its very young roster, said Dr. R.B. Mays, …

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The 2022 tournament season began for regional pickle ball players over the weekend at The Hub Recreation Center in Marion, Ill. Despite the challenging weather, 112 players, including 14 from Western Kentucky, traveled from near and far to compete in men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed …

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In their second game of a back-to-back schedule, the McCracken County Mustangs pulled off their second straight win, beating the visiting Carlisle County Comets 62-36 on Tuesday night.

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The Graves County Eagles snapped a three-game losing skid on Tuesday night, defeating the Vienna (IL) Eagles 71-49 in first-round action of the Superman Classic at Massac County High School.

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Hopkinsville — The Lyon County Lyons secured their second consecutive Second Region All “A” Classic title this past Saturday night. The Lyons claimed the championship trophy with a convincing 74-63 victory over the Caldwell County Tigers.

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After falling to Murray in the semifinals of the First Region All “A” Classic over the weekend, the St. Mary Vikings took to the court to play host to Fulton City. In what was the Vikings opening game of the season where they snagged their first win, this go around was much of the same, wher…

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The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association inducted a local name to the 2022 Hall of Fame class. McCracken County’s Geno Miller, former baseball coach, now Mustang athletic director is one of eight in the 2022 class inducted. As a coach for both Lone Oak and McCracken County high …

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The Kentucky 2A Championship had a representative from the First Region in Calloway County. After beating Hopkins Central 72-20 in the 2A section one championship game they advanced to take on section five champs Mason County. It was a tough battle the whole way through, but in a last push w…

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The always-classic matchups between the McCracken County Mustangs/Lady Mustangs and Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornado/Lady Blue Tornado scheduled for Friday evening has been postponed.

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With the 2021 high school football season in our rear view mirror, let us not forget about the outstanding coaches, players and teams that entertained us each and every Friday night under the lights this past fall. Two western Kentucky teams made it far in their respective class state tourna…

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MARION — The Crittenden County Rockets hosted the Lyon County Lyons in the opening round of the Second Region All “A” Classic in Marion on Tuesday night. The Lyons escaped with a hard fought 75-63 victory to advance to the tournament semifinals on Friday night.

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The First Region All “A” Classic got underway on Monday night for the girls and Tuesday night for the boys in preparation for a busy weekend of basketball at Mayfield High School Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Calloway County edged out Hopkins County Central with just six seconds left in the game to win 72-70 on Monday night. Eli Finley led the Lakers with 18 points, with teammates Matthew Ray and Conner Lockhart adding 16 points each. The Lakers trailed 57-49 heading into the final quarter of pla…

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The Lady Mustangs put on a dominant performance on Monday night as they played host to Vienna, IL and came out victorious with a 58-22 win. No matter which lineup is on the court, McCracken County can put up significant points while holding their opponents from scoring.

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Just three Kentucky teams competed in the Mustang Madness tournament held at McCracken County Jan. 6-9. Bad weather and travel issues pulled some teams out of the tournament but Lyon County, McCracken County and Paducah Tilghman all represented the Commonwealth well with a two of the three t…

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Thursday night was originally filled with boys and girls basketball games all across the First Region and beyond, but weather cancellations put them to a halt. Some games had to be outright canceled while other were able to be rescheduled.

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Eight seconds left on the clock, St. Mary in-bounds the ball at mid court, with the score all tied up at 47 points apiece. Senior guard Cade Fleming passed the ball to freshman Luke Sims who quickly passes back to Fleming. He dribbles right side, teammates all on the left. Fleming takes the …

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A battle for a spot in the 2A sectional tournament took place on Tuesday night between the Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornado and Union County Braves. Both teams entered the contest with impressive records, with the home team boasting an 8-2 record and 8-3 for the visitors. After a close opening …

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EDDYVILLE — The Lyon County Lyons closed the 2021 calendar and began the New Year with a Fifth District home matchup against the Crittenden County Rockets at Jason White Gymnasium. The Lyons were unruly hosts and blasted the Rockets 79-41 with their 2-2-1 full court pressure defense and fast…

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Spectators at Strawberry Hills Pharmacy Arena were given a sweet treat on Tuesday night when McCracken County took its familiar rival, the Marshall County Marshals, and earned two victories tonight. With both teams feeling the pressure and intensity on the court, it was a matchup that the Fi…

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After a slow start and physical second half, the Calloway County Lakers pulled off a 54-51 win over visiting Carlisle County Comets on Monday, for the first game of the New Year. From halftime on, it was a neck-and-neck battle for the lead with multiple lead changes, but a strong performance…

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Carlisle County had both a player and a coach hit major milestones on Thursday when the Comets beat Tecumseh (Lynnville), IN 57-48. Senior guard Garrett Hayden hit the 1,000-point mark during the game and the win gave head coach Brian O’Neill his 400th career win. Hayden has racked up 301 po…

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After a busy week playing in the Gibson Co. Christmas Classic in Dyer, TN, the Hickman County Falcons had one last game in them before the New Year. The Falcons played a pair of games in the tournament and split the pair, losing to Gleason, TN 59-50 and beating Lake County (Tiptonville), TN 65-59.

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McCracken County’s Claire Johnson was named the Prep Girls Hoops Kentucky Player of the Week. Johnson is averaging 12.2 points per game and has scored 158 points for the Lady Mustangs through the first 13 games of the season.

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OWENSBORO — The Lyon County Lyons were run out of the Owensboro Sportscenter 99-58 on Thursday afternoon by the Liberty Patriots out of Powell, Ohio in the Independence Holiday Classic. The Patriots scored the first bucket of the game and never relinquished the lead the entire contest.

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Christmas tournaments got right back into action after the break, taking First Region teams all over the state and beyond to show off their skills. Some hosted their own tournaments, others traveled to surrounding states and as far as Florida, and others are playing regularly scheduled games…

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PRINCETON — The Lyon County Lyons played the home standing Caldwell County Tigers in the West Kentucky Hoops Classic on Tuesday night. The rivalry between these two schools has been well documented for years and it was on full display in this contest. A late fourth quarter rally by Lyon Coun…

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Luke Sims was the man of the hour for the Vikings when he put up an impressive 25 points, including nine from deep and eight free throws. Unfortunately for the Vikings, they couldn’t finish when it came to the end and St. Mary fell to Ludlow 66-59 in their first game of the Independence Bank…

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One of the main things that the McCracken County Lady Mustangs basketball team has going for them is the ability to have a variety of players step up and lead the charge in scoring from game to game. One night it could be Claire Johnson, the next it could be Mikee Buchanan and in the instanc…

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After playing in the Queen of the Commonwealth tournament last week, the Lady Mustangs of McCracken County got right back to work hosting their own 2-day tournament. The tournament consists of two pools, each with three teams all boasting impressive talent.

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The McCracken County wrestling team took second place as a team overall in the Evansville North Border Brawl on Wednesday. This would be the start to a busy few days before taking some time off for the Christmas holiday.

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It took beating Community Christian Academy 59-54 and Hickman County 59-44, for the Eagles of Christian Fellowship to make it to the championship game of the Community Christian Academy Christmas Tournament, but they did it. The tournament took place over three days, starting on Friday, Dec.…

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LOUISVILLE — The Lyon County Lyons participated in the prestigious “King of the Bluegrass” basketball tournament in Louisville this past weekend. The host Fairdale High School tournament officials invited twelve other ranked or highly regarded teams from Kentucky and three top notch teams fr…

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In what they hope was the first of many, the St. Mary Vikings hosted their St. Mary Vikings Christmas Classic Tournament on Dec. 18, 20-21. The Vikings kicked things off on Saturday afternoon when they squared off against Livingston Central, followed by a match between Carlisle County and Ba…

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Paducah Tilghman High School is the second school in Kentucky history to get to the 2,000 win mark and the first school in the country to have a basketball team reach 2,000 wins and a football team get to 800 wins. Their 2,000th win came on Saturday, Dec. 18 when they beat Meridian (Mound), …

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Saturday Boys Basketball Evansville Reitz, IN 59 vs McCracken County 53The Mustangs fell in just their second game this season on Saturday when they travelled the Evansville, Ind.

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It’s the holiday season that gets us in the gift giving spirit no matter what holiday you celebrate, and those who have much, take the time to give to those that don’t. Former Paducah Tilghman football player turned Tennessee Titans Safety, George Wilson and the George Wilson Safety Foundati…