Area Sports

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

By Editor | May 14, 2020

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…

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

By Editor | May 6, 2020

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…

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

By Editor | April 8, 2020

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…

Paris’ Cary Barr Selected As The 2019-2020 10th Region Athletic Director Of The Year

By Editor | April 6, 2020

  He’s Been Part Of The 10th Region For Over 45 years As A Coach, Administrator And Ambassador   PRESS RELEASE I For The Citizen   LOUISVILLE, KY. – Jamie Keene, President of the 10th Region Athletic Directors, has informed Paris High School’s AD Cary Barr that he has been selected by the 10th Region Athletic Directors as…

Promising Season Ends Early For Paris’ Zoe Strings

By Editor | April 3, 2020

“I’m Proud Of What My Team Accomplished, But I Wanted To Be Out There”   IVAN K. RICE l doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – Stats wise, Paris Ladyhound junior guard Zoe Strings was well on her way to having one of the best seasons ever by a Ladyhound basketball player before a serious ankle injury ended…

Paris Ladyhound Coach Named KABC And Coaches Association’s 10th Region Coach Of The Year

By Editor | April 2, 2020

Aaron Speaks Guided The Ladyhounds To Their Best Season In 16 Years   IVAN K. RICE l doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY – Although his team’s season didn’t end the way Coach Aaron Speaks would’ve liked, it still turned out to be their best season in 16 years after the Paris Ladyhounds finished off their 2019-2020 campaign with…

Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19) Brings Spring Sports To A Halt

By Editor | March 26, 2020

Is Springs Sports Officially Over For This Season? For The Sake Of The Seniors, Let’s Hope Not!   IVAN K. RICE l doctorofsports@aol.com   PARIS, KY –  The sporting world came to an abrupt halt earlier this month as league after league, high school, college and professional suspended, postponed or canceled operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Big Day On The Track For Bourbon’s Jesus Mendoza-solis And Bethany Simpson, As Well As Paris’ Taesha Speaks

By Editor | March 11, 2020

At The 2020 KTCCCA State Indoor Track And Field Championship   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   MAYSVILLE, KY – What a day for Bourbon County middle school seventh grader Jesus Mendoza-solis after he left the Mason County Indoor Athletic Complex with two state indoor titles after winning the 800 and 1600 meter run during…

Behind The Outstanding Play Of Eighth Grader Laiken Hardin, Lady Colonels Win First Region Tournament Game In 26 Years

By Editor | March 6, 2020

    Bourbon Will Play Campbell County Tonight With A Trip To The Title Game On The Line   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   ALEXANDRIA, KY – With his top guns struggling to put the ball in the basket against Mason County, Coach Bill Watson’s Bourbon County Lady Colonels needed someone to step up and…

Lady Colonels Will Take On The Lady Royals Tonight In The 10th Region Tournament

By Editor | March 3, 2020

Bourbon Will Be Looking For Their First Win At The Region Tournament In 26 Years   IVAN K. RICE I doctorofsports@aol.com   ALEXANDRIA, KY – From this area, they are the last team standing and the only hope of getting a local team to Rupp Arena. Tonight, at Campbell County Middle School, Coach Bill Watson’s Bourbon…