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Bowling Green keeps championships

By · July 20, 2011 · Filed in General Discussion · Comments Off on Bowling Green keeps championships


KHSAA commissioner says football, girls’ basketball title games will be back in BG

By CHAD BISHOP, The Daily News,
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:30 AM CDT

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Allen County-Scottsville’s Jacob Costello (right) catches a pass on the way to scoring a touchdown Dec. 3 against Boyle County in the 2010 Class 4A KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Houchens-Smith Stadium. The city of Bowling Green will host the state championships again in 2011.





Bowling Green wanted to keep its high school sports championships, and it looks like it got its wish.

Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett confirmed to the Daily News this morning that both the KHSAA football state championships and the KHSAA girls’ basketball state championship will be back in Bowling Green this upcoming season.

“We will be scheduling an announcement coming in the next couple of weeks,” he said. “We are trying to work out the final details of the sponsorship arrangements with a couple of the new entities in Bowling Green.”

The city’s contracts for football – played at Houchens-Smith Stadium at Western Kentucky University – and girls’ basketball – played at E.A. Diddle at WKU – expired this past season.

It was almost a given that the Houchens Industries KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen would return after a record 43,679 fans watched 15 games during four days in March.

But the football title games, played on the first weekend in December, saw fewer than 48,000 fans walk through the gates at WKU. A little more than 13,000 of those fans attended the Class 4A final between nearby Allen County-Scottsville and Boyle County.

“The most important thing we had to have was the corporate community step up,” Tackett explained. “Like it or not, it’s increased travel for a lot of our participants to come to Bowling Green. When you deal with land mass, it’s one thing as far as who’s east and west, but when you deal with population, (Kentucky’s is) primarily in the east. So we’ve tried to work that out so we could help with the travel expenses, et cetera. The Bowling Green people have stepped up.”

Tackett would not release the details of the negotiations or the specific sponsors that allowed the two championship events to stay at WKU.

“We have had some people step forward, some old friends of ours, and (Western Kentucky University) has stepped forward and we very much desired to keep those two championships in Bowling Green,” he said. “If I were the people down there, I would plan on the traffic jams at the same time of year.”

All Kids in Program

By · February 3, 2011 · Filed in General Discussion · No Comments »

All Kids In
c/o WK&T
P.O. Box 649
Mayfield KY,  42066

To Whom It May Concern:

Because of the economic obstacles that many families have faced over the last few years, it has become more difficult for parents to afford for their children to be involved in an athletic program.  The economic struggle has resulted in a growing number of children within our community who are unable to experience the joy of playing sports.

"All Kids In" was founded in 2003 by a group of concerned local citizens in order to raise money for under privileged children who live in this area.  We have aided many families by providing their child or children the opportunity to become a member of a team and make memories for a lifetime.

"All Kids In" has had the pleasure of working with many athletic groups throughout the years and we are very pleased to announce that this year all proceeds from the event will benefit the little league programs that each of our local high schools oversee plus a local soccer association.  The children who receive the scholarship from "All Kids In" will be provided any needed equipment and all uniform requirements at no cost to them.

Donations are what aid us in providing these scholarships to the children.  We are asking that your organization make a contribution towards this wonderful cause.

Please mail all donations to "All Kids In", c/o WK&T, 237 North 8th Street or P.O. Box 649, Mayfield KY  42066.

If you would like to discuss "All Kids In" or how you can provide us further assistance, please contact me at (270) 856-1000.


Trevor Bonnstetter

Kevin Weaks on Graves County’s playoff loss, more Mayfield dominance

By · November 19, 2010 · Filed in General Discussion · No Comments »

Mayfield Messenger sports editor Kevin Weaks makes his weekly visit to the Froggyland Sports Network, and Kevin opens this week’s visit with a look at Graves County’s season-ending loss at Louisville Male in the second round of the 6A playoffs.  Kevin details the way the Eagles battled the Bulldogs all night long, hanging tough until a late burst by Male put the game away on the way to a 42-20 win.  He saysLarry Brown played as well as he has all year for Graves County, and he says Zach Crawford’s fine all-around play provided a fitting finale in his final game as an Eagle.  Kevin talks about the many graduation losses that Graves will have to deal with, and he gives us a look at the key pieces returning and the young players that will have to step up.  Kevin then takes us through Mayfield’s 56-7 win over Ballard Memorial, a thoroughly dominant performance that keeps the Cardinals rolling toward Bowling Green.  He chronicles the big plays authored by the balanced offense, and he discusses the great defense that bottled up the Bombers talented offense.  Kevin then gives us a preview of Mayfield’s regional title matchup at Holy Cross, a team that excels behind a power running attack.  He believes Mayfield’s defensive front should be equal to the task, and he says the Cougars will have a hard time slowing down Mayfield’s multi-dimensional offensive juggernaut.

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Joey Fosko previews 2A and 1A regional title tilts

By · November 19, 2010 · Filed in General Discussion · No Comments »

In part two of his visit to the Travis Turner Sports Show, the Paducah Sun’s Joey Fosko turns his attention to the 2A and 1A regional championship games. Joe says Murray’s 49-15 demolition of Fort Campbell was very impressive, and he believes that the Tigers trip to Owensboro Catholic could yield the state’s best third-round game. Joe talks about the extreme difference between the two clubs, with the Aces excelling with their wide-open spread offense and the Tigers rolling behind their sledgehammer run game. He believes the most interesting matchup of the night could be the Aces passing game against that stout Murray defense. In Class A, Mayfield heads to Louisville as the favorite, and Joe says Holy Cross must run the football well and keep the Cardinals offense off the field if they hope to make things interesting. Speed caused the Cougars a lot of problems in their loss to Paducah Tilghman, and Joe says the Mayfield playmakers should take advantage of that often enough to keep moving on toward Bowling Green. Joe also down-sizes to the Foz-tastic Four, as he ranks the four outstanding clubs left standing from far western Kentucky.

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Kevin Weaks on Graves County’s second efforts, title bout between Mayfield Cardinals and Crittenden Rockets.

By · October 21, 2010 · Filed in General Discussion · No Comments »

Listen to The Mayfield Messenger’s Kevin Weaks on Graves County’s second efforts, title bout between Cards and Rockets

Mayfield Messenger sports editor Kevin Weaks makes his weekly visit to the Froggyland Sports Network, and this week Kevin opens by talking about Graves County’s remarkable 34-point second-half that allowed the Eagles to rally to a 37-21 win over Apollo and give Lance Gregory’s team the #2 seed in 6A’s First District.  He details the play of Evan Smith, who stepped in for the injured Zach Crawford in the Eagles backfield, and he talks about defensive lineman Hunter McGuire’s trip to the end zone on an interception return.  Graves County hosts Daviess County this week as they wrap up district play, and Kevin tells us they’ll be favorites as they try to finish the regular season with a flourish and eventually get to 5-5.  Kevin also takes us inside Mayfield’s district title bout with Crittenden County, as the Cardinals welcome the Rockets to War Memorial Stadium after re-charging during the bye week.  He knows Mayfield hasn’t forgotten the Rockets regular season win at War Memorial in 2008, and he expects Class A’s #1 team to be fully motivated on Friday night.

The Boys of fall (About HS football)

By · August 9, 2010 · Filed in General Discussion · Comments Off on The Boys of fall (About HS football)

I found this video and anybody that is a fan of high school football will appreciate it.

Calloway’s Willis signs with top JUCO program

By · March 26, 2010 · Filed in General Discussion · No Comments »

Here is the link:

Willis signs with top JUCO program

Paducah Tilghman Schedule

By · March 24, 2010 · Filed in General Discussion · No Comments »

I found this link to Tilghman’s schedule, looks like we are playing them on the 3rd of September.  Anybody ever heard of Gateway Academy in St. Louis?  I figure it is some private football powerhouse.  Gotta give kudos for looking for teams to test their team.

Paducah Tilghman Schedule

We need your help!!

By · March 24, 2010 · Filed in General Discussion · No Comments »

Hey, if you are a sports writer, photographer or just a fan that has access to any information or stats or facts, we need your help!!  I can’t provide all this information by myself so I am asking for any volunteers that are willing to devote their time and efforts to making this site all it can be.

We have access to at least 50 old games, possibly lots more, but we need somebody that can covert these old games to digital.  If you or someone you know would be willing to do this for us so we can get these games on the site it would be great.   (Some Of The Games Are Tilgham Games late 80′ Early 90’s  with Danville,Corbin Graves ect.)

Just fill out the contact form or send an email to, thanks for visiting the site!!

Welcome to the Mayfield High School Sports Page!!

By · March 18, 2010 · Filed in General Discussion · No Comments »

Welcome to the Mayfield High School Sports Site!!  We hope to finally have a site going that will be maintained by fans and coaches alike and will have up to date information on it.  This will be ran as a not for profit site in hopes that all proceeds go towards the school.