Area Sports

Play Ball! Youth Baseball Off And Swinging At Garrard Park

It Was A Late Start Because Of Covid-19   WARREN TAYLOR I For The Citizen The pings of aluminum bats and the hollers of an adoring crowd are back at Garrard Park as Youth Baseball of Paris’ season is finally underway. The kids of summer’s return to the diamond was delayed this season due to the…

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COVID-19 Brought In The (Ace) To “Shut It Down”

From The Desk Of The Doctor Of Sports: Senior Spring Sports Athletes Didn’t Get Their Chance To Finish What They Started   PARIS, KY – Starting out playing sports at an early age, you really don’t think about much other than playing the game and having fun with your teammates and friends. However, as you…

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Emily Sams Was A Promising Athlete; She Enjoyed Life And Volleyball

Senior Katie Ritchie Receives The Emily Sams Memorial Scholarship   IVAN K. RICE l doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – Nearly five years ago, on May 23rd, 2015, Bourbon County eighth grader Emily Sams, riding in a westbound pickup truck with her parents, Jeff and Shella Sams, on that early Saturday morning, was on her way to…

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Hannah Hamelback Named Doctor of Sports’ Breakout Player Of The Year

This Former Dancer Turned Herself Into A Baller By Putting In The Work   IVAN K. RICE l doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – Many could’ve easily won the basketball award that is given out annually by the Doctor of Sports, but after seeing the breakout season that Bourbon County Lady Colonel junior forward Hannah Hamelback had…

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