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On May 10, 2019, he broke the school record in discus throw — launching a personal-best 171 feet, 10 inches to win the McCracken County Invitational.

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2019 — In the First Region All “A” baseball tournament, Mayfield’s Ben Gloyd relieved Dominic Thomas with a 1-0 deficit in the first inning and held off Fulton County the rest of the way as the Cardinals topped the Pilots 13-2 in La Center.

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A look through past Sun sports pages on this date.

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Editor’s Note: The 2020 Boys Sweet 16 was postponed before it began because of the coronavirus pandemic. The stoppage of our annual high school basketball state tournament denied 16 schools and their communities — for many — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for recognition on one of Kentucky…

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For second-year St. Mary softball coach Zane Smithson, the 2020 season was going to be about new challenges. New expectations. New attitudes.

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MAYFIELD — With spring sports on the brink of full cancellation, many area athletes are still working to stay in shape and train for their next season, whether that be this summer or next fall.

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A look through past Sun sports pages on this date.

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On March 20, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear strongly recommended that the state’s golf courses — public and private — assist with “social distancing” norms required to curb the spread of COVID-19 by restricting the use of golf carts and asking players to walk the courses.

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FOOTBALL — The First Region Policy Board is accepting applications for an assigning secretary position for football. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a resume to: Joe Morris, Policy Board Chairman, Mayfield High School, 700 Douthitt St., Mayfield, KY 42066 …

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Each season, I ask for your submissions for the top five moments of each season. Here are the selections for those best moments of the girls basketball season. We’ll continue Wednesday with those from the boys basketball season.

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2019 — Ty Buchmeier went 3-for-3 for Marshall County in a 5-3 win over Clarksville (Tenn.) Northwest, while future Murray State Racer Brock Anderson struck out seven batters in four innings, helping the Marshals secure the win. … Murray State’s softball team split a doubleheader with Tenness…

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2019 — Wes Overstreet replaced his father — Greg, new coach at Paducah Tilghman — as the boys head basketball coach at St Mary. ... On the NCAA basketball tournament front, Kentucky’s men topped Houston 62-58 in the Midwest semifinals in Kansas City, Mo., with Tyler Herro hitting the go-ahea…

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2019 — After coaching the St. Mary boys basketball team for 15 years, Greg Overstreet returned to his alma mater to become the head coach of Paducah Tilghman boys basketball. ... In baseball, Marshall County won at Graves County by the football score of 14-10. Tyler Belcher drove in three ru…

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Since 1944, The Paducah Sun has conducted and organized a regional poll to recognize the area's top boys basketball players. Many are deserving, but only 10 are selected. All statistics listed are based on the 2019-20 regular season.

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It’s hard to make a team of 10. So here’s a few who could’ve been. These all were close, but fell just short. And, yet, they still did rule the court.

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2019 — For the first time this century, juniors were named Player of the Year on both the boys and girls All-Purchase basketball teams. McCracken County’s Jackson Sivills and Calloway County’s Charlee Settle are the juniors deemed worth of these honors. ... Marshall’s Gracey Murt and McCrack…

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Since 1976, The Paducah Sun has conducted and organized a regional poll to recognize the area's top girls basketball players. Many are deserving, but only 10 are selected. All statistics listed are based on the 2019-20 regular season.

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2019 — Paducah Tilghman’s Brady Betts and Jayce France combine to hold Livingston Central to one unearned run in an 11-1, six-inning win at Brooks Stadium ... Marshall County’s Riley Harris tosses eight strikeouts and yields only two hits in a 10-1 win over St. Mary in Draffenville.

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With an All-Purchase Team limited to just 10 players, there will perpetually be some talented players who narrowly miss the cut.

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While the All-Purchase Basketball Awards Banquet was itself canceled — an unfortunate side effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — we at The Paducah Sun wanted to ensure the student-athletes received their due recognition.

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2015 — Murray State fell short of a trip to Madison Square Garden when it lost 72-69 to Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia, in the quarterfinals of the Men’s NIT. Jeffery Moss nailed a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left to tie the game after MSU trailed by 10 with 3:39 to go. ODU’s Trey Freeman,…

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2019 — As Kentucky prepared to play N.C. State in Raleigh for a spot in the Sweet 16 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, Louisville punched its ticket with a 71-50 romp over Michigan at the Yum Center. Asia Darr led the Cardinals with 24 points; 12 of those in the first quarter. Murray State…

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Editor’s Note: The 2020 Boys Sweet 16 was postponed before it began because of the coronavirus pandemic. The stoppage of our annual high school basketball state tournament denied 16 schools and their communities — for many — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for recognition on one of Kentucky…

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For second-year St. Mary softball coach Zane Smithson, the 2020 season was going to be about new challenges. New expectations. New attitudes.

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MAYFIELD — With spring sports on the brink of full cancellation, many area athletes are still working to stay in shape and train for their next season, whether that be this summer or next fall.

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A look through past Sun sports pages on this date.

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On March 20, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear strongly recommended that the state’s golf courses — public and private — assist with “social distancing” norms required to curb the spread of COVID-19 by restricting the use of golf carts and asking players to walk the courses.

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FOOTBALL — The First Region Policy Board is accepting applications for an assigning secretary position for football. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a resume to: Joe Morris, Policy Board Chairman, Mayfield High School, 700 Douthitt St., Mayfield, KY 42066 …

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Each season, I ask for your submissions for the top five moments of each season. Here are the selections for those best moments of the girls basketball season. We’ll continue Wednesday with those from the boys basketball season.

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2019 — Ty Buchmeier went 3-for-3 for Marshall County in a 5-3 win over Clarksville (Tenn.) Northwest, while future Murray State Racer Brock Anderson struck out seven batters in four innings, helping the Marshals secure the win. … Murray State’s softball team split a doubleheader with Tenness…

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2019 — Wes Overstreet replaced his father — Greg, new coach at Paducah Tilghman — as the boys head basketball coach at St Mary. ... On the NCAA basketball tournament front, Kentucky’s men topped Houston 62-58 in the Midwest semifinals in Kansas City, Mo., with Tyler Herro hitting the go-ahea…

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2019 — After coaching the St. Mary boys basketball team for 15 years, Greg Overstreet returned to his alma mater to become the head coach of Paducah Tilghman boys basketball. ... In baseball, Marshall County won at Graves County by the football score of 14-10. Tyler Belcher drove in three ru…

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Since 1944, The Paducah Sun has conducted and organized a regional poll to recognize the area's top boys basketball players. Many are deserving, but only 10 are selected. All statistics listed are based on the 2019-20 regular season.

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It’s hard to make a team of 10. So here’s a few who could’ve been. These all were close, but fell just short. And, yet, they still did rule the court.

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2019 — For the first time this century, juniors were named Player of the Year on both the boys and girls All-Purchase basketball teams. McCracken County’s Jackson Sivills and Calloway County’s Charlee Settle are the juniors deemed worth of these honors. ... Marshall’s Gracey Murt and McCrack…

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Since 1976, The Paducah Sun has conducted and organized a regional poll to recognize the area's top girls basketball players. Many are deserving, but only 10 are selected. All statistics listed are based on the 2019-20 regular season.

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2019 — Paducah Tilghman’s Brady Betts and Jayce France combine to hold Livingston Central to one unearned run in an 11-1, six-inning win at Brooks Stadium ... Marshall County’s Riley Harris tosses eight strikeouts and yields only two hits in a 10-1 win over St. Mary in Draffenville.

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With an All-Purchase Team limited to just 10 players, there will perpetually be some talented players who narrowly miss the cut.

editor's pick exclusive
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While the All-Purchase Basketball Awards Banquet was itself canceled — an unfortunate side effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — we at The Paducah Sun wanted to ensure the student-athletes received their due recognition.

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2015 — Murray State fell short of a trip to Madison Square Garden when it lost 72-69 to Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia, in the quarterfinals of the Men’s NIT. Jeffery Moss nailed a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left to tie the game after MSU trailed by 10 with 3:39 to go. ODU’s Trey Freeman,…

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2019 — As Kentucky prepared to play N.C. State in Raleigh for a spot in the Sweet 16 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, Louisville punched its ticket with a 71-50 romp over Michigan at the Yum Center. Asia Darr led the Cardinals with 24 points; 12 of those in the first quarter. Murray State…

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It’s early Saturday afternoon, two days before traveling to Marion for a season-opening matchup against a cadre of talent at Crittenden County High School.

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This is a new feature in the Sun highlighting local sporting events of days gone by:

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MURRAY – The first two dominoes of the 2020-21 Murray State men's basketball roster fell into place on Saturday afternoon, when noted online recruiting service verbalcommits.com announced that two Racers – junior guard Jason Holliday and freshman guard Noah Kamba – have entered the transfer portal.

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In the first week of February, Community Christian Academy was in the middle of coalescing efforts for its first-ever season of high school fastpitch softball.

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Lance Freeman of Murray and a Lyon County native is The Bass Federation’s top boater after winning the amateur fishing organization’s recent 2020 Federation National Championship on the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees at Grove, Oklahoma.

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Any other night at the Paducah Athletic Club, the privately-owned health and fitness facility would be brimming with locals in search for an endorphin kick. Pumping iron. Swimming. Jogging.

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With the remainder of high-school basketball season and the entirety of spring sports in limbo, an unpleasant effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Valley League, a wooden-bat summer baseball league with teams throughout western Kentucky — including in Paducah and Fulton — still …