Mark Maloney, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Past articles by Mark:

High school softball preview: Seniors give Dunbar strength but several teams in hunt

High school softball season is underway in Kentucky. Here is a look at teams in Lexington this season. → Read More

Kentucky softball takes second straight from No. 1 LSU

Friday, Kentucky's softball team picked up its first win against a top-ranked team. Saturday, the 15th-ranked Wildcats ensured their first series win against a No. 1, rallying to drop LSU 5-2 at John Cropp Stadium. → Read More

UK softball opens series with win over No. 1 Tigers

Playing amid snow flurries, Kentucky looked like one hot softball team Friday. → Read More

Girls soccer: Host Henry Clay opens girls' Fayette County Soccer Spectacular with a win

Kristina Ralenkotter, who sat out last season due to ACL surgery, scored twice Monday to lead Henry Clay to a 2-1 season-opening victory over visiting South Oldham. → Read More

West Jessamine soccer comes back strong from Paul George-like injury

When Savannah Layne heard about what happened to Paul George, a thought crossed her mind: I feel your pain. Layne, a junior on the West Jessamine High School girls' soccer team, suffered essentially the same injury that recently knocked George out of the Team USA men's basketball camp. → Read More

Veteran Morehead State all business for Bahamas basketball trip

Like Kentucky, Morehead State is preparing for a preseason basketball trip to the Bahamas. In Nassau, the Eagles will play exhibition games against former NCAA Division I and II players on the Grand Bahamas All-Stars, Real Deal Shockers and Pyramid Food Rockets, Aug. 9-11. → Read More

Bengals eager for playoff breakthrough but know season comes first

The Bengals reached the playoffs each of the last three seasons, but did not win a post-season game. Cincinnati aims to do better this time, starting Thursday when training camp opens. → Read More

Lexington's 'Rocky' Kinchen packs a punch at 14 years old

William "Sarge" Farris isn't one to mince words, especially when the coach is talking about one of his prized pupils at Lexington Legends Boxing Inc. → Read More

Softball: Scott County edges McCracken County for state softball title

OWENSBORO — From the outhouse to the penthouse on one wild Saturday. → Read More

Kentucky women finish 4th in SEC Track and Field Championships

The host Wildcats wound up fourth as the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships finished a four-day run. → Read More

SEC track and field: Neal wins 1,500, Dykystra wins javelin for UK

Host Kentucky had two winners on the last day of the men's competition at the SEC Track and Field meet Sunday. Raymond Dykstra dominated the javelin and Keffri Neal came from behind to win the 1,500-meter run. → Read More

UK's Evans backs up national status with discus title in SEC Championships

Perhaps the most difficult part of being the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference discus title is, well, being favored. → Read More

Kentucky in third place after first day of SEC track and field championships

Coach Edrick Floreal pronounced Friday's showing as "Pretty good. This is kind of in range of what we expected; we're a few points ahead of what we thought." → Read More

Marine veteran from Georgia wins first event of SEC track championships

A 26-year-old Marine veteran claimed the first win of the Southeastern Conferenece Track and Field Championships, which opened a four-day run Thursday at the University of Kentucky. → Read More

SEC Track and Field Championships: 17 top 25 squads — including UK men and women — to compete in Lexington

The Southeastern Conference Championships open a four-day run Thursday at the University of Kentucky outdoor track and field complex. The SEC leads the nation with 17 men's and womens' teams listed among the top 25 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association team computer rankings. → Read More

Javelin is second sport for UK record-setter Dykstra

Raymond Dykstra was in ninth grade when he was cut from the soccer team at Grimsby Secondary School in Ontario, Canada. → Read More

Cats rally for first walk-off win of season

It took until the final home game of the season, but Kentucky finally scored a walk-off victory Sunday. → Read More

Reed hits 21st HR as UK baseball tops Auburn 6-3

A.J. Reed pitched eight strong innings and smacked his NCAA-leading 21st home run Friday night as Kentucky topped Auburn 6-3 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. → Read More

College softball: Cats blow lead, then blow out Cardinals 7-3

LOUISVILLE — Having blown a two-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, Kentucky erupted for four runs in the eighth Wednesday en route to a 7-3 victory over archrival Louisville. → Read More

Reed hits 18th and 19th homers, but UK falls to Ole Miss 18-5

Mississippi beat Kentucky every which way it could Saturday. The 12th-ranked Rebels clinched a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series by thrashing the No. 17 Wildcats 18-5 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. → Read More