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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she h…

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MHS golf team to meet Monday

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FRANKFORT -- The constant heavy rain systems that plagued Kentucky all spring and early summer finally abated over the past few weeks. For the first time in two years, the brown, withered grass of late summer is a common sight in Kentucky. Usually, cracked ground and crunchy grass signal pot…

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LEXINGTON -- The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that participation reached another record in 2018-29 with 106,931 students rostered in its 13 sports and six sport-activities.

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The 83rd Annual Banterra Bank/Jim Smith Contracting Irvin Cobb Championships - set for this Saturday and Sunday at Paxton Park Golf Course - once again boasts its typical competitive field, stacked with local talent and visitors alike.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colin Moran wanted to hit the ball hard, and in the air, with two on in the ninth inning of a tied game. He didn't, but it turned out well anyway.

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Mayfield Middle baseball tryouts

Abram Morris (left) and David Jack Morris were winners in Thursday's West Kentucky Junior Invitational golf tournament at Mayfield-Graves Country Club. Abram Morris won in the 11-Under group with a 103, and David Jack Morris won the 14-16 age bracket with an 82.

COVINGTON -- The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control on Thursday stopped short of prohibiting the popular video game League of Legends for its esports competition, but took action out of concern over violence in the game.

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Graves County football players were back on the practice field Thursday after getting the 2019 season underway a day earlier.

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LEDBETTER -- Graves County's Nicole Taylor and McCracken County's Jessica Stephens could've quit in any moment. Especially in the dead heat of a dry Monday afternoon at Drake Creek Golf Club.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evan Longoria blamed himself for being overly aggressive in his first two at-bats against St. Louis pitcher Jack Flaherty, a byproduct of the spacious field at Oracle Park and Flaherty's dominance early on.

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LYON, France (AP) — After every goal celebration and all the confident posturing, the U.S. national team backed up its swagger at the Women's World Cup by winning it all.

FRANKLIN -- Two five-run innings and four balls launched over the fence from the Duelers offense led to the Railroaders' 13-5 defeat on Sunday night.

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Mark Greenslit had a long and successful golf career in California. But his Midwest roots beckoned him back.

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FRANKFORT - Kentucky deer hunters will have a longer period in the field with their crossbows.

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Being kin to the Lancaster family, Trey Barclay said he grew up with some kind of racket in his hand. So playing tennis, ping pong or any other similar sport, he felt he was pretty proficient in that realm, even against a stout quarterback at the University of Kentucky.

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LEXINGTON -- Fabled Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen remains "very sick" but his treatment has been effective since his hospitalization at the end of last week, according to a statement released Tuesday by his family.

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FULTON -- Fulton followed its no-hitter from Friday by allowing just one hit against Muhlenberg County in a 4-1 triumph in Ohio Valley League action from Lohaus Field on Saturday night.

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As some of you know, I am leaving the sports editor’s position with The Mayfield Messenger and will “officially” start my new role as news editor tomorrow. During this transition, I haven’t been able to keep up with as much sports as I had been when I was solely focused on that area.

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The fifth annual Mayfield High School Booster Club 3-Person Golf Scramble will be July 19 at Mayfield-Graves Country Club. Lunch will be held from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

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Graves County's softball team will hold a summer skills camp for girls in sixth grade and under on July 15-17 from 5-8 p.m. at the GCHS softball field.

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MADISONVILLE - Fulton and the hosting Madisonville Miners were locked in a 6-all tie heading into the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday when Madisonville went ahead then added a pair of runs in the eighth to win, 9-6.

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Graves County's soon-to-be junior Sophie Galloway won three events in the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship track and field meet this June at the University of Kentucky.

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PADUCAH - Fulton and Paducah went back and forth with the longball midway through their Ohio Valley League baseball battle at Brooks Stadium on Monday night. The Railroaders emerged with the lead after that exchange and a three-run sixth solidified their 11-7 victory over the Chiefs.

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Graves County High School soon-to-be junior Sophie Galloway won three events in the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Class 3A state championship track and field meet this June at the University of Kentucky. At virtually the same time, GCHS was notified that she is the 2019 Gato…

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Payton Croft wrapped up the summer basketball time with his new team Friday at the Jackson Purchase Medical Center Shootout, proud of what he saw in Mayfield's two-game split.

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A former coach of one of the Second Region’s powerhouse girls’ basketball programs was announced as the new skipper for one of the First Region’s stalwart teams.

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First Region baseball and softball coaches, along with selected media members named players to the respective 2019 All-Purchase teams this week, which included several Mayfield and Graves County players.

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In 2018, McCracken County's Ariel Fox -- just an eighth-grader then -- batted .167 for the Lady Mustangs, appeared sparingly as a pinch-runner and tacked on seven runs and two homers (both against Carlisle County). Fast forward a year, and the do-it-all freshman was nothing short of a sensation.

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Jacob Jenkins led off the top of the 10th for Hoptown with a homer over the right field wall at Lohaus Field. It was all the Hoppers would need to stop Fulton 6-5 in Tuesday night Ohio Valley league action.

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PADUCAH -- In a tournament field including the best amateur golfers in Kentucky, only eight players completed the first round in red figures at the Country Club of Paducah Tuesday in the first round of the 105th Clark's Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Amateur tournament.

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Last week, I wrote a story on Jordyn Naranjo and his development as a pitcher for the Fulton Railroaders. One thing I didn’t put into that story was about his faith.

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Summer is here and the time is right for … baseball.

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PADUCAH -- Some of the state's best golfers will be in town this week as the prestigious 105th Kentucky Amateur Championship -- sponsored by Clark's Pump-N-Shop -- begins this morning at Country Club of Paducah and ends, pending weather, with a champion on Thursday afternoon.

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Graves County and Mayfield freshman, junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball teams will face a series of games against Marshall, Calloway, Livingston, Lyon, Christian and Massac counties Friday.

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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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