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96th KHSAA Boy’s Sweet 16 A Success

Rupp Arena has played host to the boy’s high school Sweet 16 for several years, but none can be much better than 2013. This event is always filled with thrilling finishes, heroic efforts and amazing stories, but 2013 seemed inordinately so. Maybe its because SO MANY people saw it in person. The event, which means more […]

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2013 Bluegrass Sports Awards Provides Memorable Moments

Sometimes the sequel doesn’t live up to the original. Not so with the 2013 Bluegrass Sports Awards (BSA), presented by Alltech. This year’s event made January 31 a very memorable night for the more than 400 in attendance and those watching online. Reverend Willis Polk, of the Imani Life Center in Lexington, kicked off the event […]

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Larry Vaught Wins Kentucky Tom Hammond Award

The Tom Hammond Kentucky Sports Media Award will be presented to Larry Vaught of the Danville Advocate-Messenger. A 1970 graduate of DanvilleHigh School and a 1974 graduate of the University of Kentucky, Vaught began his career working for his late father, Bill, in the sports department at The Danville Advocate in 1975. He became the sports editor in […]

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BSC to Honor the late Louis Stout

The Jim Host Youth Sports Award will honor the late Mr. Louis Stout. Mr. Stout worked for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) for 23 years. In 1994, he became commissioner of the association and was the first African-American to head a state high school athletic association in the country. In 2011, he was […]

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Ted Bassett Wins Jim Host Sports Business Award

The Sports Commission recently announced that legendary horeman, James E. “Ted” Bassett III, has been selected as the 2013 winner of the coveted Jim Host Sports Business Award. Ted was born in Lexington, Kentucky. After graduating from Kent School and Yale University, he served as an infantry officer in the Fourth Marine Regiment, Sixth Division, […]

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Dick Enberg Wins Tom Hammond Award

Dick Enberg joined CBS Sports in January 2000 as a play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS, college basketball and the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. He also contributes to the Masters and PGA Championship broadcasts. Enberg also called Thursday night NFL games on Westwood One and CBS Sports Radio during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Enberg […]

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BSC Announces 2013 Award Winners

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* November 30, 2012 Contact: *Amy Ratliff; aratliff@bluegrasssports.org; 859-258-3969; 859-229-2117 (cell) Bluegrass Sports Commission Announces 2013 Bluegrass Sports Award Winners LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Alltech are proud to announce the second annual Bluegrass Sports Awards will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort […]

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Central Kentucky Sporting Events

NCAA Basketball Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Alltech National Horse Show Run 4 The Roses KBA Youth Basketball Event Horsey Hundred Bourbon Chase Iron Horse Half Marathon KHSAA Boy’s Basketball KHSAA Tennis KHSAA Wrestling Kentucky Middle School Football UK Football UK Men’s Basketball UK Women’s Basketball UK Baseball Transylvania University Men’s Basketball Transylvania University Women’s Basketball […]

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Alltech Countryside Canter 5K

Thanks to all that came out to race Saturday morning. We are already working on ideas for next year, such as adding a 10K component and possibly a steeplechase race, as well… If you have thoughts or ideas on things you would like to see added in 2013, simply fill out this form… Click image […]

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Nominations Now Being Accepted For Jim Host Youth Sports Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2012   LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Jim Host Youth Sports Award. The honor will be presented at the second annual Bluegrass Sports Awards on Jan. 31, 2013, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa.   The award is named after […]

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