LONDON—After an injury ended Jacob Robinson’s senior football season early, he was looking forward to getting himself back out there to finish out the track and field season but with spring sports canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he didn’t that chance.
Today’s story is part of a series of stories the staff of the Sentinel-Echo and Times-Tribune sports departments will be running for the next few weeks from head coaches of football and soccer programs in the Tri-County.
LONDON — Though an in-person event cannot be held, the Sixth Annual South Laurel CARDSPY Awards will still be happening this year with a virtual awards ceremony.
Work is underway at North Laurel High School’s football/soccer field to prepare it for future installation of what will be its new playing surface — synthetic turf. Heavy equipment was moved in last Wednesday while work began on Friday. The completion date for the installation of the new pla…
This year, the North Laurel bass fishing team was looking to return a lot of talented student-athletes, and North Laurel Coach Nathan Stewart thought 2020 was going to be a special year for the Jaguars.
With a lot of talent returning for the 2020 season, South Laurel Coach Dave Evans felt like this year’s South Laurel boys and girls track and field team was going to be highly competitive and may have even made some big runs at the state level.
Eight seniors would have led the South Laurel boys and girls track and field team this season but with the cancellation of the spring sports season, South Laurel Coach Dave Evans is looking back on the dedication of these seniors and what could have been of the 2020 season.
LONDON — North Laurel boys and girls track and field coach Rachel Gaynor expected to see a competitive team this season but with the cancellation of spring sports, the team and coaching staff won’t get a chance to see what the Jaguars could have accomplished this season.
GEORGETOWN — Former South Laurel star quarterback Ricky Bowling, 30, has been named head coach of the Great Crossing football program Saturday after spending a year as former Warhawks’ coach Paul Rains’ assistant head coach in 2019.
LEXINGTON -- Joel Justus is gaining respect from his peers as one of the top assistant coaches in the country and he received a big honor Wednesday.
LONDON -- South Laurel softball coach Carly Mink had high expectations for her Lady Cardinals coming into the 2020 season.
This year's version of the North Laurel boys and girls track and field team would have had 10 seniors leading the way.
LONDON -- With the recent guidelines stating that June 15 will allow for low-touch, outdoor youth sports to resume throughout the state, North Laurel and South Laurel Little Leagues are preparing to offer local youth a full little league season.
In recognition of its spring student-athletes and Class of 2020 student-athletes, North Laurel High School turned on the lights this past Friday night at the tennis courts, baseball, softball, and football fields for 20 minutes and 20 seconds to honor the 2020 seniors.
While I'll admit I wasn't one of the over six million viewers to tune into Sunday's NASCAR race, which was the country's first major sport to return to its season during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I have to say, I was certainly impressed.
The Bush Elementary archery team took fourth place in the 2020 Kentucky NASP State Tournament in the elementary division while Bush Elementary fifth-grader Olivia Barnard took first place in elementary girls.
LONDON — Four South Laurel Cardinals will be making their new homes in Barbourville as they have all committed to continuing their baseball and academic careers at Union College.
LONDON—After receiving pink slips last week stating that their contracts would not be renewed for the 2020-21 school year, Laurel County Superintendent Dr. Doug Bennett confirmed on Wednesday that the non-renewal letters of all high school head coaches has been rescinded.
South Laurel High School announced 22 student-athletes that will be continuing their academic and athletic careers at various schools at the college level. Attached are senior photos of each student-athlete along with the college they will be attending and the sport they will be participatin…
Seniors Noah Boggs and Ahmed Khan won’t get to see what could have been in their senior season with the North Laurel Jaguars tennis team due to the cancellation of the season that was brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The North Laurel Lady Jaguars tennis team was going to be packed with seniors this season and Coach Bob Smith was excited to see them compete but unfortunately, seven senior Lady Jaguars won’t be getting to finish out their senior seasons with the North Laurel girls tennis team.
LONDON — South Laurel seniors Kelsey Dezarn and Kenzie Jervis had hopes of leading the Lady Cardinal softball program to its first 13th Region championship since 2014 this spring but didn’t get the chance due to the COVID-19 pandemic putting an end to the spring sports season in the state be…
UPDATE: After receiving pink slips last week stating that their contracts would not be renewed for the 2020-21 school year, Laurel County Superintendent Dr. Doug Bennett has confirmed that the non-renewal letters of all head high school coaches has been rescinded. Bennett released the follow…
High school baseball in the Tri-County had a lot of good storylines going into its respective seasons with Cody Philpot’s Corbin Redhounds looking to three-peat as 13th Region champions while teams such as Whitley County, North Laurel, South Laurel and Knox Central planned to make some noise…
“North Laurel High School is proud to announce the signing of eight student-athletes to continue their academic and athletic futures. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately cannot hold these signings at North Laurel High School. (Pictured) are great senior photos of each individual a…
We’ve all experienced some kind of drastic change or loss through this COVID-19 pandemic and for our senior student-athletes, the sting from the loss of their senior seasons are still being felt.
The recent announcement of Little League International’s cancellation of the 2020 World Series and Region Tournaments didn’t come as much of a surprise after seeing sports tournaments and seasons canceled throughout the sports landscape over the past month and a half due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior year — it’s what every high school student dreams of and for those high school student-athletes, their senior year is a big one. It’s the year for the seniors to really shine and show off all the hard work they have put in over the years while soaking up every last minute of their tim…
North Laurel Coach Doug Gregory was expecting big things out of his Lady Jaguars this season after coming up just short of a district and region title last year.
LONDON — Much like all spring season coaches, North Laurel Coach Doug Gregory is heartbroken for his senior student-athletes who won’t have an opportunity to finish out their final season with the Lady Jaguars.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After a thorough assessment of the impact the devastating COVID-19 pandemic has had on 6,500 community-based Little League® programs in 84 countries and based upon the direction of governmental and public health authorities, and in consultation with medical professi…
THESE REVISIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THE PERIOD OF MAY 1 to MAY 31.THESE POLICIES WILL BE REVIEWED REGULARLY FOR EXTENSION AFTER THAT PERIOD OR REVISION DURING THAT PERIOD AS NECESSARY AS STATE, FEDERAL AND CDC POLICIES AND DIRECTIVES CHANGERESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE CAMPUS OF ANY KHSAA MEMB…
LONDON — Darren McWhorter’s North Laurel Jaguars were hoping to have a big season this spring, but those came to an end last week after the KHSAA canceled the spring sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One senior South Laurel Lady Cardinal was so close to making history this season and won’t get that chance because of the 2020 spring season cancellation.
Six teams, Boys — Corbin (2009), Knox Central (2017) and Barbourville (2006); Girls — South Laurel (2020), North Laurel (2019) and North Laurel (2020), have punched their tickets to the Final Four in the Boys and Girls March Madness 13th Region Realignment Tournaments with two more teams joi…
LONDON — Nearly two months ago, the South Laurel Lady Cardinals were still celebrating their first round win over Sacred Heart when Coach Chris Souder and the Lady Cardinals learned that the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 had been postponed indefinitely.
At 5 years old, Gene King would sit in front of the TV with his grandfather on Saturday mornings, mesmerized by the wrestlers he saw performing before him.
VINCENNES, INDIANA – Former South Laurel Cardinal JJ Ramey will be joining the Vincennes University Trailblazers for his sophomore season.
With the announcement Monday of the recommended closure of all K-12 schools to in-person instruction throughout Kentucky for the remainder of the school year, the KHSAA Board of Control Tuesday approved the Commissioner’s recommendation and announcement by unanimous vote that the 2020 state …
This Week's Circulars
John Henry Robinson, 76, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was the father of Rhonda Robinson. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial at Dunn Cemetery. Visitation 1:30 p.m. until the funeral hour Thursday.
Jack Miller, 68, of London, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at The Heritage in Corbin. He is survived by his siblings, Kathy Miller and Patricia Eubank. There were no services.
Donna M. Hernon, age 62, of London, Kentucky passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky. She leaves behind her sister, Deborah M. Hernon of Cape May, NJ; her best friend, Jan Simmons of London, KY, plus a host of other friends and family to mourn her passing.…
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- Local teen wins several awards in L.A. modeling competition
- South Laurel High School: Senior scholarships and graduation honors
- Goforth pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing set for June 9
- The Hammons raise two families without making differences
- Gordmans going out of business
- Kentucky students eligible for new emergency food benefits
- Food banks receive large donation of burgers, cheese to feed hungry
- Secretary of State and Laurel County Clerk urging voters to vote absentee