On Wednesday night, surrounded by family and friends at Lake Shore County Club, Madisonville-North Hopkins Senior Kaitlyn Zieba celebrated officially signing to continue her golf career at Murray State University.

The fall sports season wrapped up for Dawson Springs over the weekend as their cross country teams headed out to the Bourbon Cross Country Course for the KHSAA State Meet.

Dawson Springs will be sending their cross-country teams to the KHSAA State Meet as the Panthers won the Class A 1st Region meet at Trigg County for the third straight time while the ladies were the runner-up.

Dawson Springs had their final tune up before the 1st Region Meet at the King and Queen of the West Invitational at Hopkinsville this past weekend.

Madisonville North Hopkins alum Jackson Watts was named the SEC Freshman Runner of the Week on Tuesday after a solid performance for Kentucky in the NCAA Pre-Nationals at Florida State on Friday.

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It is right at the height of professional baseball season and usually I do a column around this time of year talking about the playoffs or some other local aspect of baseball.

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For the first time since 2005, Dawson Springs had a golfer in the KHSAA State Tournament in boys golf as Addison Whalen made the trip out to Bowling Green this past weekend. The last Panther to compete at state was Brett Roberts.

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With the first round of the 2021 KHSAA State Tournament wrapped up in Bowling Green, Madisonville North Hopkins sits in dead last in 12th with a team score of +64.

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Both of Dawson Springs’ golf teams competed in their respective 2nd Region Tournaments earlier this week, capped off with Addison Whalen qualifying for the KHSAA State Tournament next week. Cross Country was also in action over the weekend at the Marshall County Invitational.

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The Dawson Springs boys golf team picked up a victory over Caldwell County as they prepare for the 2nd Region Tournament next week. In cross country action, both teams made a short trip east for the Mustang Stampede at Muhlenberg County.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Pennyrile State Forrest Park golf course hosted the Dawson Springs Invitational over the weekend where the local golf programs had some success.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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A staple in Madisonville since 1969, the Eli Barron Invitational will be returning to Madisonville Country Club this weekend.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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The 2021 All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships are underway in Akron, Ohio and local Morgan Buntin has registered some early success on Thursday.

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The Madisonville Miners extended their winning streak to four games on Thursday with a 7-2 win over the Owensboro RiverDawgs at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

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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.

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A former Madisonville North Hopkins Maroon slugger was named an all-star in the Appalachian League this week and will play in the game on Tuesday.

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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.

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On Saturday, Aug. 7 there will be hunter education classes 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hopkins County Extension office on Island Ford Road in Madison- ville.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Wanda Rose Howton, 76, of Hanson, and formerly of Dawson Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at her son and daughter-in-law’s residence. She worked for Arvins’ and Ottenheimers’. She was a member of the Star of Bethlehem Church.

Judy A. Hunt, 72, of Dawson Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at Tradewater Health and Rehabilitation Center. She worked in medical records with the Hopkins County Hospital and was a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

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