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Kentucky Soccer Fan Day to be Held August 12 at The Bell

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The annual Kentucky Soccer Fan Day will be held on August 12, it was announced by the men’s and women’s soccer programs on Wednesday afternoon.

The 2017 event will start at 2 p.m. ET, when fans can walk in and get a first-hand look at a women’s training session, as the team will hold an open training session for an hour. During that time the Bell Soccer Complex will be open for exploration, where fans can walk around the facility and get a first-hand look at the facilities that the coaches and student-athletes use on a daily basis.

Real Good Samaritan helps save injured cyclist

John Anderson, left, needed help from a stranger Tuesday after a wreck on his bicycle. (Derik Hunt Photo)


It seems that too often we wonder if there are still good, kind people willing to help others no matter what.

On Tuesday, a true Good Samaritan probably helped save a man’s life.

Danville’s John Anderson, an avid runner and cyclist, was hurt when he crashed his bike in Marion County.

Here’s what his sister, Emily, posted on Facebook several hours after the accident:

Mercer County’s Chris Souder easy choice for Melton’s Deli Bill Vaught Memorial Area Coach of the Year

Chris Souder (Larry Vaught Photo)


This is the 21st year for the Bill Vaught Memorial Area Coach of the Year — and second year it has been on and sponsored by Melton’s Deli after being part of The Advocate-Messenger for 19 years.

It was started in 1997 in honor of  my father after his passing. He devoted his life to working at the newspaper and this was a way to honor him and then Advocate management, readers and area coaches agreed this award was the perfect way to honor him.

Danielle Galyer Named SEC’s NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Kentucky swimmer Danielle Galyer has been named one of the Southeastern Conference nominees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year, the league office announced Monday.

From the initial 543 nominees, Galyer was chosen along with former Georgia swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem to represent the SEC.

The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

UK signee Sydney McLaughlin on cover of Sports Illustrated

UK signee Sydney McLaughlin on the cover on this week’s Sports Illustrated

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Just weeks away from starting her freshman year at the University of Kentucky as part of the track and field team, Sydney McLaughlin – an Olympian as a junior in high school – landed on the cover of the Sports Illustrated July 17 issue.

McLaughlin, and fellow Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year MacKenzie Gore, graced this week’s cover. She became the first person to win Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year for a second time in a row.

Mark Stoops: “We’re certainly not backing up.”

Florida’s defense overpowered UK’s offense last year. (Vicky Graff Photo)

During the SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., Wednesday, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was asked about Kentucky’s long losing streak to Florida.

Q. Coach, I just wanted to ask, just to follow up with the Florida question, are your kids aware — I know it’s been like 30 years since they’ve beaten Florida, and how close are you, not just to Florida, but overall in the SEC East, how close do you think you are to contending for the division?
COACH STOOPS: Yeah. I think our players are probably well aware of that, because what we’re a month or two months away from playing Florida. And it’s getting talked about right now. So I think they’ll hear that a few times between right now and the time we play them. So, we don’t hide from that, but it’s not something I talk about.

Curry, Edmond Make 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After spending 10 days training with the 16-player U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team, Kentucky volleyball players Gabby Curry and Leah Edmond made the cut for the 12-player squad that will represent the USA in the U20 World Championships in mid-July.                                 

“It’s a tremendous honor for these two to represent the USA at the U20 World Championships,” Kentucky head coach Craig Skinner said. “They have elite talent and are great competitors. In May, Madison (Lilley) helped this team qualify in Costa Rica and now these two are going to Mexico. Kentucky fans everywhere should be proud of their Wildcats.”

USA U19 Men Fall To Canada 99-87 In Semifinals

Austin Wiley (Right) recorded 13 points and tied a USA U19 single-game record with 17 rebounds, but the USA fell 99-87 to Canada in the FIBA World Cup semifinals. (USA Basketball Photo)

CAIRO, EGYPT (July 8, 2017) – The USA’s pursuit of a third-consecutive FIBA U19 World Cup for Men title came to an end in the semifinals on Saturday night in Cairo, Egypt, when Canada (5-1) handed the USA a 99-87 loss.   

Winners of the 2013 and 2015 U19 World Cups, the USA will meet Spain (5-1) in Sunday’s bronze medal game at 1 p.m. EDT.  Canada and Italy (5-1), which defeated Spain 66-63 in the day’s other semifinal game, will play for the gold medal.

UK target Immanuel Quickley trying to be the best teammate he can on Team USA

Immanuel Quickley, John Calipari (USA Basketball Photo)

Here is what John Calipari, UK recruiting target Immanuel Quickley and Auburn’s Austin Wiley had to say Sunday after Team USA routed Angola 109-68 Sunday in Cairo.

USA head coach John Caipari

Kentucky’s Hanna Carr Wins USA Shooting Women’s Smallbore National Title

Hanna Carr (UK Athletics Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Junior Hanna Carr claimed the USA Shooting Women’s and Junior National Titles in women’s three-position rifle on Saturday. UK’s All-American fired 1183 in the open division and 1180 in the junior division.

“I had a great time this week,” Carr said. “It was a great opportunity to get back to the basics and remind myself of the shooter that I am. I just enjoyed myself, tried to keep things simple, and stayed in the mindset I used to shoot with. There was some great competition, and it was a great atmosphere.”

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