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 •  October 16, 2017

When Paul Laurence Dunbar High football player Tyler Browning sustained a serious break to his leg Friday night in the school’s home game against Scott County, there was not an ambulance on site as recommended by Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules. It took 11 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at Dunbar to take Browning to the...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  September 19, 2017

With sweat dripping down his face and his eyes locked in laser focus, Jay Zavala punched with vigor to the cornerman's instruction. "One, one, two," the cornerman said as Zavala, 73, punched twice with one arm and raised his leg to kick the small punching target. The scene looked similar to what one might see at the Alpha Krav Maga boxing gym on...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  August 9, 2017

Kentucky is one of the safest states for high-school athletes, according to a recent study by the University of Connecticut. UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute established a series of polices regarding the best practices regarding prevention and treatment of the top causes related to sudden death and catastrophic injury in high school athletes: head...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  July 17, 2017

An attorney for the estate of Paul Laurence Dunbar boys’ basketball player Star Ifeacho, 15, who died at the school during an open gym in April, says Star wasn’t given life-saving treatment quickly enough. In a statement Monday to the Herald-Leader, Louisville attorney Sheila P. Hiestand, who represents Star’s estate and his mother, Peace Ifeacho,...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  July 2, 2017

When you try a new exercise, lift heavier weights or run steeper hills, muscles experience strain, and there’s micro-tearing at the cellular level. This leaves your muscles sore. Foam rolling, stretching and foods with anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce soreness, alleviate discomfort and get you back to your favorite exercise. Stretching...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  June 14, 2017

The University of Kentucky, supported in part by a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, on Wednesday unveiled the Sports Medicine Research Institute, dedicated to studying injury prevention and recovery and performance enhancement. “The elite warriors of the U.S. military are expected to be at peak performance in extremely...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  May 1, 2017

Paul Lawrence Dunbar students and community members paid tribute Monday night to a 15-year-old sophomore who died unexpectedly last Wednesday. More than 1,000 people congregated in the high school’s dimly lit gymnasium to remember Star Ifeacho with candles organized in the shape of a star and speeches from people like Scott Chalk, his basketball...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  April 26, 2017

The students of the Paris Independent School district now have a new one-stop shop for athletic training. A ribbon cutting for the Paris Greyhound All Sports Training Facility was held Tuesday, with many Bourbon County officials and Paris students in attendance. The project was announced last April, after what began as a private discussion between...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  June 13, 2016

In August, the University of Kentucky and the Jockeys’ Guild will kick off a three-year pilot study at the state’s Thoroughbred tracks designed to develop the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys. Supported by major industry stakeholders, including the racetracks, owners groups and trainers groups, the study will conduct a...

Lexington Herald Leader

 •  December 13, 2015

If you don’t, you may “lose it” and never get it back. Carl G. Mattacola is a professor and director of the Division of Athletic Training and the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky.