I know we have a lot of Murray State alumni and Murray State fans in our area. Likewise, even if you are not a Murray State fan but just a casual fan of college sports, you have to ask the basic question: What is going on in college football and particularly in the Ohio Valley Conference?
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Dawson Springs hit the links in Richmond for the All-A State Golf Tournament. The entire boys golf team made the trip while Maddie Huddleston competed for the girls.
It was another busy weekend for the Dawson Springs athletic programs as the cross country teams headed west to run in Murray at the Calloway County Invitational, while the golfers teed it up at Calvert City Country Club for the Marshall County Invitational.
Dawson Springs sent their cross country runners to Madisonville North Hopkins last weekend where the guys had a fourth place finish as a team.
Dawson Springs will be sending their boys golf team to Richmond to compete in the All-A State Tournament after the Panthers won the regional tournament at Princeton on Saturday.
The Dawson Springs Panther golf team picked up a win at Pennyrile State Park over Fort Campbell on Tuesday. On Monday, the 2021 cross country season got underway with a couple of Lady Panthers making the top 10 at the Mike Wright Classic at Trigg County.
The Southeastern Conference made big news recently when they agreed to extend the invitation to the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma to join the SEC by 2025.
With defending champion Curtis Gamblin leading by a couple of strokes heading into Sunday’s play at the Eli Barron, Jonathan Grabara put together a solid closing round to secure the victory at Madisonville Country Club.
The field is set, the practice rounds are finished and the Gold Tee Shootout on Friday afternoon marked the beginning of the Eli Barron Invitational this weekend at Madisonville Country Club.
Melanie Brister, left, and Cheryl Tucker won gold in the women’s doubles at a tournament put on by the Henderson Pickleball Club. Tucker also won silver in mixed doubles with her playing partner, Nathan Carmin. Tucker, Brister and Carmin are members of the Pennyrile Pickleball Association an…
The Madisonville Miners went into game two of the first-round series against the Henderson Flash hoping to force a game three on Saturday, but came up short in a 7-4 loss.
After automatically advancing due to the forfeit of Muhlenberg County earlier this week, the Madisonville Miners made the trip to Henderson for game one of a best of three series against the Flash. The Miners will take the series to Madisonville trailing 0-1 after falling to Henderson 7-5 on…
Following suit with many other programs in western Kentucky, Hopkins County Central held their summer youth basketball camp as the boys and girls programs joined forces with head coach Michael Fraliex and Phillip Cotton hosting the players.
The Madisonville Miners were supposed to face Muhlenberg County in a winner take all play-in game tonight, but on Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio Valley League announced that Muhlenberg had to forfeit due to player departures. According to a press release by the Ohio Valley League, multiple pl…
Local youth softball players will have a chance to learn from two of the best from Madisonville North Hopkins as former Lady Maroon players Kaylee Tow and Mallory Peyton will offer a couple of camps in western Kentucky.
The Madisonville Miners hoped to end the regular season on a high note in Owensboro, but some costly mistakes in the early innings doomed the guys in black and gold as the Owensboro RiverDawgs took a 3-2 victory.
Despite a couple of losses on the road at Full Count and Dubois County, the Madisonville Miners had a strong finish to the home-half of their 2021 season with a win over the Full Count Rhythm in the home finale on Sunday. The Miners won their last five games at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
Lukas Ramey received the 2020 President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award at the 2021 All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio, from Mark Gerberich, president and CEO of the All-American Soap Box Derby. The award is given to an individual who has clocked in countless hours of volunteer servi…
The Madisonville Miners have plenty of guys on the roster with Kentucky connections. Some attended high school nearby, while others go to college in the commonwealth. For relief pitcher Myles Martinez, the connection is strictly Big Blue.
The Madisonville Miners are getting hot at the right time as they picked up their third straight win with an 8-3 victory over the Dubois County Bombers at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Wednesday.
The Madisonville Miners are picking up wins at the right time as they squeaked out a 6-5 win over the Franklin Duelers via the walk-off by J.T. Rice in the bottom of the ninth in front of the home crowd.
In baseball, a player is considered a great hitter if he gets a hit three times every 10 at-bats. For the Madisonville Miners’ Reed Latimer, he’s found a way to get at least one hit in the past 22 games entering play on Tuesday while also hitting above .400.
Madisonville went into the weekend riding high following a walk-off win on Friday, but a doubleheader weep by Henderson at home Saturday and a rainout in Hopkinsville Sunday took some of the air out of the team’s sails.
The Madisonville Miners (10-23) hosted the Full Count Rhythm out of Hendersonville, Tennessee Friday night for the first time at Elmer Kelley Stadium, and the Miners’ fans were given a treat as Brennon Williams walked it off in the bottom of the ninth in a 6-5 victory.
The ball was picked up from the hole and the scorecards were signed for the last time in 2021 on the Go Junior Golf Series at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club on Thursday for the Southern Series Championship.
The Madisonville Miners dropped road games on Wednesday and Thursday — a 9-6 contest in Muhlenberg and a 13-6 setback in Hopkinsville. The two losses have the Miners at 9-23 for the season and in last place in the OVL North division.
Tomorrow is the deadline to register for the Dawson Springs BBQ Golf Tournament sponsored by Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park and the Dawson Springs Community Center.
The Madisonville Miners fought an uphill battle but managed to tie the game up going into the final two innings against Fulton Tuesday before the Railroaders exploded for seven runs in the eighth to secure a 16-12 win at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
Rain and baseball just simply do not mix as the Madisonville Miners had a couple of games rained out over the weekend. They were able to get Saturday’s game in at Fulton with the Miners falling short of the Railroaders by a score of 12-9.
The Pennyrile Soap Box Derby Association are sending three racers from Madisonville and one from Providence to the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron, Ohio July 19-24.
The GO Junior Golf Series played their last tournament of the regular season at Panther Creek in Owensboro on Thursday before the Northern and Southern Series Championships begin next week.
The Madisonville Miners had two home games on Thursday and Friday and the guys in black and gold split both. After a two-hour delay on Thursday due to rain and getting the field prepped, the Miners fell to the Paducah Chiefs by a score of 9-2, but bounced back and Reed Latimer walked it off …
Inclement weather in Hopkins County delayed the Madisonville Miners game against the Paducah Chiefs about two hours, with the first pitch thrown around 8:30 p.m.
Kenneth Elwood Putty, 92, of Providence, KY, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday September 7, 2021 at the Lucy Smith King Care Center in Henderson, KY.
SLAUGHTERS — Lawrence Hust, 89, of Slaughters, passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at Deaconess Henderson Hospital.
Charlene Louise Roberts, 75, of Dawson Springs, journeyed to heaven from her earthly home on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at her residence. Ms. Roberts was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Evansville, Indiana, to the late Melvin Brasher Brooks and Helen Louise Travers Brooks. She worked for many years in re…
Mary Ellen Loyd, 67, of Madisonville, passed away Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2021, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home.
LINDEN, Mich. — Harold Donald “Donnie” Fugate, 83, of Linden, Michigan, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, surrounded by his family.
Editor’s note: This is an open letter from Dawson Springs Superintendent Lenny Whalen to all parents and guardians of kids in the Dawson system.