August 2018 archive

Offensive Onslaught Leads No. 16 Kentucky Past Dayton, 3-0

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Led by a sparkling offensive performance the No. 16 Kentucky volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-16) win over visiting Dayton on Saturday evening. The Wildcats boasted 54 kills on a sizzling .451 hitting percentage with four players totaling nine or more kills and all utilizing a .370 attacking percentage or better in the win.

“I’m really pleased with how efficient we were and how we played defense,” head coach Craig Skinner said. “Our first contact was really effective to get Madison (Lilley) the ball and get all of our hitters involved. It was a great night offensively.”

Leah Edmond’s 25 kills lead UK over College of Charleston

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Behind 25 kills from junior Leah Edmond, the No. 16 Kentucky volleyball team earned a 3-1 (25-20, 25-27, 25-21, 25-19) win over the College of Charleston in its home opener.

“It was a good win,” head coach Craig Skinner said. “Offensively we were very good most of the match. Seventy kills in four sets is a lot. We had too many unforced errors early, but we eliminated that and had our best set in terms of that in the fourth. Charleston is a good team and they’re going to win a lot of matches, so we’re happy to come away with the win.”

Photo gallery from WKYB-FM remote at Melton’s Deli with coaches, other personalities and lot of customers

We had a great time with our WPBK-FM remote at Melton’s Deli in Danville today. Tim Estes and myself were joined on air by Boyle County coach Chuck Smith and Danville coach Clay Clevenger to discuss tonight’s Danville-Boyle football game and Centre College women’s soccer coach Jay Hoffman and players Alana Hughes, Keeghan Francis and Riley Britton to discuss their opening weekend of play.

Former Miss Kentucky Maria Montgomery,  a one-time Boyle cheerleader as well as an elementary student of Hoffman’s, was there along with Allison Tamme, a former Boyle football “water girl” and wife of former Boyle, UK and NFL player Jacob Tamme.

Jacob Tamme provided life-changing guidance to then Denver teammate Julius Thomas

Jacob Tamme (Keyli Chisesi/Gobigbluecountry.com)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Tight end Julius Thomas had 226 receptions for 2,406 yards and 36 touchdowns after being selected in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.

He played four seasons for Denver and then two years with Jacksonville. He signed a five-year deal with the Jaguars in 2015 but was traded to the Miami Dolphins after two seasons. Now he’s decided to retire

homas, selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft by the Broncos, spent last season with the Dolphins after playing two years with the Jaguars and four seasons with Denver. He says he now plans to pursue a doctorate in psychology.

Stoops looking for “clean” game against Central Michigan

Mark Stoops (Jeff Houchin Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Mark Stoops knows that Central Michigan, Kentucky’s opening game opponent Saturday, will be another well-coached, good team from the MAC that will not beat itself even against a Southeastern Conference opponent. Plus, Central Michigan has had plenty of success in recent years against Power-5 teams.

“You can’t just roll out there and win a football game against this team and quite a few of them in that league. You have to go win the game. You have to play well,” Stoops said Thursday.

Mark Stoops “anxious” to see QB Terry Wilson play

Terry Wilson (Vicky Graff Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Starting quarterback Terry Wilson has been good with ball security in practice, but coach Mark Stoops knows the real test comes when Kentucky opens the season Saturday against Central Michigan.

“He’s not taken the hits that he’s going to take. He did play a year ago (in junior college),” Stoops said. “That’s the good thing. It’s not like it’s been that long. He’s played a lot of football, but it’s different. I think you always worry about that some.”

Wilson has been held out of full contact during preseason practice. Obviously, that changes Saturday.

UK volleyball hopes home schedule with Bluegrass Battle

Leah Edmond, Avery Skinner

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The No. 16 Kentucky volleyball team will be back in action with its annual Bluegrass Battle on Friday and Saturday, welcoming College of Charleston, Dayton, and Kansas to Memorial Coliseum for the Wildcats home-opening weekend.

UK will play two matches on Friday, facing Charleston at noon and Dayton at 8:30 p.m., while matching up with Kansas on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Wildcats look to rebound from a tough 0-3 opening week after facing some of the nation’s best in No. 10 USC and No. 13 Creighton at the Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles.

Kentucky will honor John Schlarman, Josh Paschal at each game

By LARRY VAUGHT

Mark Stoops indicated earlier this week that Kentucky would have a way to honor offensive line coach John Schlarman and defensive lineman Josh Paschal this season.

Paschal played in 13 games last year and was being counted on as a potential defensive stopper this year but he’s unable to play because he has malignant melanoma on his foot

Schlarman is also fighting cancer and undergoing chemotherapy even though he’s not had to miss a day of practice yet.

Great food, great guests during Melton’s Deli remote on WKYB-FM Friday

Nate Schepman and Melanie Harris will host WKYB-FM remote at Melton’s Deli Friday from 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

If you happen to be in the Danville area Friday, come by Melton’s Deli 2 next to the Danville Cinemas and join us during our live remote from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on WPBK (107.5 FM, wpbkfm.com).

Tim Estes and myself will be joined on air by Nathan Schepman of Melton’s to open the show and have a variety of others that will be on with us during our two hours.

Nancy Cox returns to WLEX-TV anchor spot on September 10

Nancy Cox (LEX18 Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

The wait is almost over.

Nancy Cox will be back in her familiar role anchoring the 6 p.m. news on WLEX-TV again starting Sept. 10 after almost a five-month break due to back surgery and then her rehabilitation/recovery.