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Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Jason:

Manual, St. Xavier, Sacred Heart and Trinity win swimming and diving team titles

Manual, St. Xavier, Sacred Heart and Trinity won swimming and diving team titles Saturday ahead of next week's state championship meet in Lexington. → Read More

Western basketball wins double-OT thriller over Butler, throws 22nd District into disarray

Western's thrilling win over Butler did nothing to clear up the traffic jam atop the 22nd District standings. → Read More

For Bob Baffert, it's now wait and see on whether he can run in 2023 Kentucky Derby

Baffert's lawyer expects Judge Rebecca Grady Jenning's ruling in 'next several days' after hours of argument and testimony in U.S. District Court. → Read More

Evangel Christian boys capture All 'A' Classic crown. Could Sixth Region title be next?

Making a statement Sunday, the Eagles showed they're a threat to make the Sweet 16 for first time ever. “That’s a state championship-contending team." → Read More

'He’s really irreplaceable': Soccer community mourns death of DeSales High coach Lee Smith

“His selfless acts were something I’d never seen in my 30 years of coaching," Corey Johnson said of DeSales soccer coach Lee Smith, who died Tuesday. → Read More

Kentucky High School Boys Basketball Media Poll: Warren Central is unanimous No. 1

This week's Kentucky High School Boys Basketball Poll includes a unanimous No. 1 and a new squad in the top 10. → Read More

Kentucky High School Girls Basketball Media Poll: Sacred Heart No. 1, new team in top 10

The Valkyries received 14 of 16 first-place votes in this week's Kentucky High School Girls Basketball Media Poll, and a new team entered the top 10. → Read More

Louisville Invitational Tournament: Can these 5 girls teams deny No. 1 Sacred Heart title?

Sacred Heart Academy, ranked No. 12 nationally by ESPN.com, is the favorite to win this week's LIT. Here are five teams that could deny the Valkyries. → Read More

Sacred Heart basketball falls to Missouri's Incarnate Word, which runs win streak to 83

Nebraska signee Natalie Potts leads way for Red Knights in victory at Mercy's Raatz Fence/O'Shea's Basketball Classic → Read More

KHSAA approves new alignment plan for football for 2023 and 2024 seasons. What that means

Board of Control decides against keeping alignment for a four-year cycle because enrollment numbers are "out of whack." → Read More

Kentucky High School Girls Basketball Media Poll: Sacred Heart on top, two enter rankings

The Valkyries received 15 of the 16 first-place votes. Manual received the other. Henderson County and Anderson County joined the top 10 this week. → Read More

Kentucky High School Boys Basketball Media Poll: Warren Central No. 1, 1 team joins top 10

The Dragons received 15 of the 16 first-place votes. Covington Catholic received the other. Mason County entered the top 10 in this week's poll. → Read More

How Ballard boys basketball beat Male for Louisville Invitational Tournament championship

Miles Franklin leads Bruins with 20 points, and Gabe Sisk fills the stat sheet on his way to MVP honors → Read More

Ballard basketball routs Manual, eyes revenge in Louisville Invitational Tournament final

"We haven't beat them in a few years." Ballard is itching for revenge against Male and has the perfect opportunity in Saturday's LIT final. → Read More

Manual volleyball star Nya Bunton takes home Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year award

Texas signee named Gatorade Kentucky Volleyball Player of the Year → Read More

After chasing pro football dreams, Mekale McKay back at Moore hoping to make a difference

“These kids look like me, have similar backgrounds to the one I have," Mekale McKay said. "I can relate to some of the things they’re facing." → Read More

Boys Louisville Invitational Tournament: Western, Manual, Ballard, Male make semifinals

Western moves one victory away from reaching first-ever LIT final; Manual rallies past Eastern in final minutes → Read More

Boys Louisville Invitational Tournament: Second-round action included upset of No. 2 seed

Tuesday's winner advanced to Wednesday's quarterfinal at Valley High School. → Read More

Bracket set for girls Louisville Invitational Tournament; Sacred Heart picks up No. 1 seed

The girls LIT is scheduled for Jan. 23-28; Bullitt East has won two straight titles. → Read More

Kentucky High School Basketball Media Poll: Top 10 girls teams, regional rankings

Along with the statewide rankings, voters rank the top five teams in their respective regions → Read More