Jul 282010

Jared Baize pounds Chris Simpson's rims into the dirt while Mike Rozzi looks on.

Danny Mayer

“Huffine factor” key to championship ride

By Danny Mayer

Coolavin Park

After a series of crushing tournament defeats, including a second place finish here at the BG State Games this time last year, Chris Simpson can finally silence his critics and add a tournament championship to his growing bike polo resume. Simpson and his Bourbonic Plague teammates Nick Redbeard and Henry Huffine outscored and generally out-pedaled the fourteen team polo field gathered in pursuit of last Saturday’s Bluegrass Games State Bike Polo championship.

Things kicked off at 12:22 when players and journalist gathered around BG State Games Commisioner of Bike Polo Brian Turner for roll call and a collective discussion surrounding some finer points of game rules over the double elimination tournament. No T-Boning, no high-sticking, and for godsakes, no striking the ball while using your foot for balance on the court walls, if you can help it. Continue reading »

Jul 282010

NoC Sports

With nearly 70 players participating in this year’s July 17 festivities at Veteran‘s and Shillito Parks, a 50 percent increase from last year, disc golf seems to be ever growing in the greater Lexington area. Of those 70 disc golfers, the top three from each of the 15 divisions were awarded either gold, silver or bronze medals. Here’s a quick rundown of each divisions medalists: Continue reading »