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Sports and fathers are typically synonymous. Dads are usually the ones teaching their sons and/or daughters about competitiveness, tenacity, teamwork, winning and sportsmanship while tossing a ball of some kind back and forth.

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FULTON -- After the Railroaders notched a run in each of the first two innings the Chiefs rallied to score a run in the fifth, seventh and ninth innings to win 3-2 on Thursday night at Lohaus Field.

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This year, the mother-daughter duo of Vicki and Mikki McLeary were spot on when it came to Wednesday's Lady Bug Scramble at Mayfield-Graves Country Club.

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OWENSBORO -- Landon Ezzell had three of Fulton's 14 hits in the Railroaders' 10-4 road win over the Owensboro Riverdawgs in Ohio Valley League action Wednesday night.

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ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have signed their first round draft pick (19th overall) in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft, left-handed pitcher Zack Thompson, out of the University of Kentucky.

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GREENVILLE -- With some wild momentum swings Tuesday night, Fulton fell out of second place in the Ohio Valley League Western Division with a 9-4 loss to Muhlenberg County. The Railroaders are now in third place; a half-game behind Hoptown and 1 1/2 games behind division-leading Paducah.

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FULTON -- After three games and five innings of sitting in dugouts, Jordyn Naranjo was a little bit anxious to get back onto the pitcher's mound.

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Josh Rhodes’ start Sunday wasn’t what he hoped for, but his finish made up for it to win the Independence Bank West Kentucky Amateur.

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MIAMI – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that RHP Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 10-day Injured List with a left hamstring strain effective Monday. Right-handed pitcher Ryan Helsley has been recalled from Triple-A Memphis.

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FULTON -- The Railroaders trailed the visiting Muhlenberg County Stallions 8-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning when the Train Gang's bats awoke and erupted for eight runs in the final four innings and the eventual winning run in the bottom of the 10th in their 11-10 win on Sunday night.

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FULTON -- Reid Rector singled three times and drove in three runs as Fulton dominated Henderson 12-2 in the only Ohio Valley League baseball game played on a wet Saturday night. The Railroaders moved into a tie for second in the Western Division with Hoptown; just a half-game behind Paducah.

ST. LOUIS -- The Mitel and MLB present London Series will be reprised in 2020 with a two-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on June 13-14, 2020, as was announced Friday by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the Mayor of London.

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At the closing of Chris Guhy's retirement ceremony Friday, he was presented with a Caribbean cruise as a parting gift by the booster club. But the former Mayfield basketball coach already knew he had been on quite the voyage over the past three decades.

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Despite enduring heavy afternoon rains, 10 golfers are in the championship flight hunt after Saturday’s first round of the Independence Bank West Kentucky Amateur.

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FULTON -- Davis Lott and Reid Rector both went 3-for-4 with three RBIs as Fulton overcame a 7-6 deficit after five innings to defeat Franklin, 11-9, in Ohio Valley League baseball action Friday night.

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Four baseball players from the First Region were recognized late Monday with end-of-season accolades from the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

FULTON -- Trailing 7-3 and running out of time, Fulton rallied with eight runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday at Lohaus Field to defeat Hoptown, 11-7, in the Railroaders' home opener.

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association today announced final counts for its "Triple Threat Award" and "Academic All-State" recognition programs for the 2018-19 academic year.

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HUNTINGBURG, Indiana — Fulton took its second loss in three games Sunday with a road loss to Dubois County, 13-5.

Independence Bank West Kentucky Amateur is June 8-9

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To say that this week’s announcement that Graves County’s new head football coach Morgan Cruce was stepping down was surprising would be an understatement. News broke late Thursday afternoon and a few hours later I was piecing together a story on Nick Kemp accepting the interim job.

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PADUCAH – In a month’s time from the start of the 2019 softball season, Graves County only had seven wins to show out of 17 games that concluded with an 8-0 loss to South Warren at the mid-April Marshall County Slugfest.

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LEXINGTON -- Fancy Farm may be known more for its pork and politics, but Graves County's doubles team of Isaac Carrico and Brady Ellegood are giving the north Graves County community quite a reputation when it comes to tennis.

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FULTON -- Depth is a luxury and a necessity in any sport. With a near 30-man roster going into this Oho Valley League baseball season, new Fulton Railroaders coach Tanner Wessling believes his team is in a better position to compete.

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Four and a half months after taking the head coaching post of Graves County’s football program, athletic officials confirmed Thursday that Morgan Cruce has stepped down, citing personal reasons.

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PADUCAH – Graves County softball coach Scott Tucker said after Monday’s 2-0 First Region Tournament opening win that it’s the time of year when you don’t care how you win, you just want to win.

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PADUCAH – Graves County coach Scott Tucker summed up Monday’s opening game of the First Region Softball Tournament, as well as today’s semifinal match with powerhouse McCracken County, this way:

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Thoughts while trying to avoid another sunburn at the region baseball tournament …

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PADUCAH -- If you look closely at the Paducah Tilghman logo, the tornado has a pair of boxing gloves. Graves County brought its own to Saturday's opener of the First Region Baseball Tournament and showed the Eagles were prepared for a knock down, drag out rumble.

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Royals hosting basketball skills camp

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Here is the list of Mayfield and Graves County qualifiers and events for this week's KHSAA State Track and Field Championships at the University of Kentucky:

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First Region boys doubles champions Brady Ellegood and Isaac Carrico of Graves County received a ninth seed for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tennis championships this week.