Bob Kessling, Krysten Peek, Rachel Lawson will join me on Tuesday morning’s Leach Report

Krysten Peek with Quade Green.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Once again Tom Leach is going to trust me to host The Leach Report Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. since he will be in Knoxville getting ready for the Kentucky-Tennessee game Tuesday night.

Once again, I think we have a guest lineup that should make for an interesting show.

First up will be Bob Kessling, the radio play-by-play voice for Tennessee. He will be able to provide updates on the Vols and think back to last year’s game in Knoxville where Tennessee erased a 21–point UK lead and won.

A new voice for you will be Krysten Peek, a member of the Rivals.com staff who has been covering basketball for four years writing stories, interviewing players and posting game highlights. She’s seen UK signee Quade Green play often along with other members of Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class.

She has a different perspective on recruiting from other analysts that we hear and see often. She lives in Los Angeles but it going to join us at 6:30 a.m. her time to talk recruiting. I have a story today on lex18.com with her talking about Green but she will also have plenty to say about Hamidou Diallo, P.J. Washington, Nick Richards and Jarred Vanderbilt.

Plus, there is one other really unique fact about Peek.

“When I’m not at an AAU event or some random high school in the middle of nowhere tracking down a player, I’m out seeing the world. I’m one of the youngest people to ever complete a marathon on every continent. There is a club and there are less then 1,000 members,” Peek said.

“It took me seven years to complete the task and it was easily the hardest thing I’ve ever done but now I can say I’ve completed a marathon on Antarctica for the rest of my life and that’s pretty cool.”

Yes it is.

Rachel Lawson with the WLAP Sunday Morning Sports crew. (Amber Tyler Photo)

Finally, we’ll wrap up with Kentucky softball coach Rachel Lawson. She was part of the Softball/Baseball Fan Day Sunday that was a huge success.

Lawson has put UK softball on the national map but has a younger team this year after losing several key players off last year’s team.

“This will be the fastest team we have had. We are going to have a lot of dynamic players,” Lawson said.”We are so young we will probably run into outs but I will have to allow that to happen.

“We are going to have a diverse pitching staff, which is the way our sport is evolving. You are going to see a lot of young, exciting players on our team this year.”


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