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World Footbrake Challenge VIII being held at Bristol Dragway

BRISTOL, Tenn. - One of the country’s largest footbrake races descends on Bristol Dragway this weekend as BTE World Footbrake Challenge VIII rolls into Thunder Valley. The best footbrake racers in the country are set to slug it out for some big checks at the July 10-13 bracket races.In footbrake competition, drivers are not allowed to use electronic equipment in their pursuit of a perfect start off the tree. Friday, Saturday and Sunday winners receive a hefty $10,000 prize an...

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Dupree on Bronko Nagurski Watch List

LEXINGTON - For the second time this week, University of Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree has found himself on a national watch list which names college football’s defensive player of the year as the Football Writers Association of America and Charlotte Touchdown Club named Dupree to the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List on Thursday.Dupree, who on Monday was named to the Chuck Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List, is one of 81 defensive players...

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Rules changes approved in high school baseball, softball

INDIANAPOLIS - Beginning with the 2015 high school baseball season, teams will be allowed to use video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes during games.This revision to Rule 3-3-1 was one of five changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee at its June 8-10 meeting in Indianapolis. The committee’s recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.Previously,...

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Frasure named Preseason Class 2A, District 8 Player of the Year

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg junior running back/tight end Dalton Frasure has been named the 2014 Preseason Class 2A, District 8 Player of the Year. Frasure, who has emerged as one of the state’s top high school football players, occupies the top player spot in The Cats’ Pause 2014 Kentucky Football Yearbook’s Class 2A, District 8 Preview.As a sophomore, Frasure scored 26 touchdowns for the Blackcats.Frasure rushed 209 times for a team-high 1,240 yards a...

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VanDyke sweeps Independence Clash weekend

COEBURN, Va. – Nearly three days after Kres VanDyke celebrated his weekend sweep in victory lane at Lonesome Pine Raceway, he was officially awarded the victory Tuesday evening.Lance Gatlin qualified on the pole for the 125-lap Independence Clash LMSC race.With the green flag waving, Gatlin would place his No. 52 machine out front. Lap-by-lap, Gatlin would extend his lead until lap 53 when the first caution waved for debris on the back-straightaway.Gatli...

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Kinzer competes in two high profile events

ALLEN - Kinzer Motorsports returned to Dirt Late Model action in a pair of special events staged from July 3-5 in the states of Ohio and Kentucky. On Thursday, July 3 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, an unsanctioned show featuring a $5,000 winner’s check was held. Veteran Late Model driver Brandon Kinzer timed in 10th fastest in qualifying and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap headliner...

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EKU men’s basketball announces trip to Australia

RICHMOND – The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will take a summer trip to Australia in August, EKU head coach Jeff Neubauer announced Wednesday.The Colonels will depart on August 5 and return on August 16. EKU will play four games in four cities – Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane and Cairns.“This is going to be a great experience for our guys,” Neubauer said. “On the basketball side, this will be a challenge. The teams we...

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