Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted June 19, 2019 at 8:20 am

Kentucky’s best known basketball legend dies at 80

Of course I never saw him play, but for as long as I can remember being a fan of high school basketball, I knew the name of the greatest scorer to ever don a high school boys’ basketball uniform in this roundball crazy state.

King Kelly Coleman, who earned the title of Mr. Basketball in Kentucky after his senior season for tiny Wayland High School in Floyd County in 1956, died Sunday in Hazard at the age of 80.

As a young boy and young man attending the KHSAA Sweet 16, you would spot Coleman from time to time at one of the sessions and it was easy to pick him out – he was

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 12, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Long distance 3-point shot comes to NCAA

    Not all changes are good, and some may not even matter on down the road, which I believe will be the case with the rule of changing, or extending, the

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 23, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Summer 2019 – let the games begin

    We may still have one “winter” to go, although Stump Winter may have intertwined with the recent Linsey Woolsey Britches Winter – or not, but in any event, the calendar

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Local sports news is still ‘summer thin’ but golf fans have a special opportunity this weekend

    Local sports activities are still pretty thin as far as reporting activities goes, as we are still into the dog days of

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 11, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    It’s still summer – organized sports are few

    While there are a few traveling baseball and softball teams on the move here and there with Clinton County ties, for the most part, it’s still summer and organized sporting

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    ‘Fore the Kids’ another success

    From all indications, the annual “Fore the Kids” benefit golf tournament was another success, both in terms of competition as well as in the fundraising category as well.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 27, 2018 at 8:17 am

    KHSAA dead period – gives everyone a little break

    It almost seems these days that high school sports is a 52 week long activity in some form or another, given all of the summer camps that go on

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Jackson’s uniform will change from blue to red in 2019

    You read in this space last week that following his performances during the week at the Western Kentucky University team camp, head

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    Fore the Kids

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Golf Tournament

    The annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament to support CCHS boys and girls golf teams, will be Saturday, June 23 at Dale Hollow Lake State Park. It will be four-person

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