Kentucky golfer Anna Hack qualifies for U.S. Women’s Open

ST> LOUIS – Kentucky women’s golfer Anna Hack is headed to the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open in July after qualifying for the world’s premier golf championship during a sectional qualifier at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis on Tuesday.

After shooting a second-round 69, the lowest score of the qualifier, Hack edged professional Ember Shculdt on the third playoff hole to clinch one of two spots from the St. Louis sectional. Overall, Hack shot 4-over par in the 36-hole qualifier for second place.

Alabama knocks Cats out of SEC Tournament

May 24, 2016 - #9 Alabama vs #8 Kentucky

May 24, 2016 – #9 Alabama vs #8 Kentucky

HOOVER, Ala.  Sophomore shortstop Riley Mahan had a pair of hits, including an RBI double, but the Kentucky baseball team lost to Alabama 5-2 in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Tuesday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. 

Sophomore first baseman Evan White hit his fifth home run of the season in the fourth inning, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. It’s White’s second-longest streak of the season, trailing his 21-game hitting streak from earlier this year. 

Veteran Lil Dunn joins Matthew Mitchell’s staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With over 40 years of coaching experience, including nearly three decades in the collegiate ranks and a Women’s National Basketball Association championship title to her name, Lin Dunn has been named an assistant coach with the Kentucky women’s basketball team, Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday.

“I could not be more excited to get the chance to work every day with one of my greatest mentors and dearest friends in Lin Dunn,” Mitchell said. “When you think about those that helped paved the way for women’s sports, Lin Dunn is one of those names that comes to your mind. She has helped me become the coach and person that I am today and I am forever grateful. With our staff now complete, it’s time for us to turn the page and take this program to new heights.”

Art’s Dune Tour provides unforgettable experience

Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed Art's Dune Tour in Provincetown.

Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed Art’s Dune Tour in Provincetown.

By LARRY VAUGHT

PROVINCETOWN, Ma. — A dune tour? I wasn’t exactly sure what that would be when it was recommended we should make the drive to Provincetown to spend a few hours with Rob’s Dune Tours.

Am I ever glad that we did.

My wife and I have had a great time in Cape Cod and will leave with many special memories. None, though, will top the 2 1/2 hours we had on our off-road experience through the National Historic Dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore Park.

Kentucky to host Kansas on Jan. 28

funny signBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After putting together an overtime classic last season in Lawrence, Kan., the Kentucky men’s basketball team will get the Kansas Jayhawks in Rupp Arena during the 2016-17 season in the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

The Jayhawks’ return trip on Jan. 28 will mark the first time the two schools have met inside Rupp Arena since Jan. 9, 2005.

This marks the fourth season of the annual challenge between the Southeastern Conference and the Big 12 and the second straight season where all 10 games of the challenge will be played on the same day. A bye in the league schedule for participating teams was created to accommodate for the format.

Fayette County UK Alumni Club hosting Eddie Gran June 2

Eddie Gran

Eddie Gran

The Fayette County UK Alumni Club will host an evening with Kentucky football offensive coordinator Eddie Gran at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Hilary J. Boone Center, 500 Rose St., Lexington, Ky. 40506.

Gran, a 28-year coaching veteran, is the head coach of the offense and running backs coach. The reception begins at 6 p.m., with remarks from Gran at 6:30 p.m. Carl Nathe will emcee the event.

The cost is $25 for UK Alumni Association members and $30 for nonmembers and includes admission to the event and heavy hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar is also available. Deadline to register is Monday, May 30. To register, go to www.ukalumni.net/gran. For information, email Jill Smith at jillianne.smith@uky.edu or call 859-257-8906.

Kentucky meets Alabama tonight in SEC tourney

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will face Alabama in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on today at 5:30 p.m. ET at Hoover (Ala.) Metropolitan Stadium.

Kentucky (32-24 overall, 15-15 SEC) and Alabama (31-24, 15-15 SEC) tied for eighth place in the overall league standings. UK is slotted as the No. 8 seed and Alabama at No. 9 because the Wildcats won two out of three games between the teams earlier this season.  The game will be televised on the SEC Network and also will be available on the UK Sports Radio Network.

White, Beggs and Hjelle Earn All-SEC Honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Three Kentucky Wildcats, first baseman Evan White and pitchers Dustin Beggs and Sean Hjelle, received recognition on the Coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference Team announced Monday by the league office.

White was named second-team All-SEC and also earned a place as the first baseman on the SEC All-Defensive Team.  Beggs joined White as the pitcher on the All-Defensive Team.  Hjelle was chosen as the relief pitcher on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

White, a sophomore from Gahanna, Ohio, is batting .377 with 15 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 39 RBI.  He leads the team in batting average, doubles, triples and RBI.  He also has had a sparkling performance in the field, with numerous outstanding defensive plays and only one error all season.

1996 Cats continue to meet and greet Kentucky fans

Todd Meade of Bluegrass RV's with former UK players Wayne Turner, Cameron Mills, Jeff Sheppard, Derek Anderson and Jared Prickett.

Todd Meade of Bluegrass RV’s with former UK players Wayne Turner, Cameron Mills, Jeff Sheppard, Derek Anderson and Jared Prickett.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Matt DiLorenzo, CEO/Founder of Pro Player Solutions, could not have been happier with the way 1996 national championship team members at Kentucky were received during the “Official Grand Opening” of Bluegrass RV’s in Lexington Saturday.

“They chose to have members of UK’s 1996 National Championship Team be a part of their celebration since this year marks 20 years since the 1996 team won the championship,” DiLorenzo said.

Pilgrim Monument visit taught me a history lesson

View from top of Pilgrim Monument. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

View from top of Pilgrim Monument. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

PROVINCETOWN, Ma. — During my elementary and high school days, I prided myself on being a good student and always especially enjoyed history.

That’s why before we visited Provincetown on Saturday, I was sure I knew where the Pilgrims landed. But I was wrong.

The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum helped educate me to the fact that the Pilgrims’ fist landing on the Mayflower was in Provincetown in 1620, not Plymouth Rock. It’s also where the Pilgrims signed the historic Mayflower Compact.

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