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Henry Clay takes down Bulldogs at home

Henry Clay takes down Bulldogs at home

January 13, 2019

January 10 marked the first game between Paul Laurence Dunbar and Henry Clay of the 2018-19 season. The game itself started off with multiple scores from Henry Clay who were able to gain a 3-point advantage on Dunbar 5-2. Henry Clay continues leading strong, even going up to 10-4. However, Dunbar was able to turn their fortunes around to score multiple layups, getting a 11-10 advantage by the time...

Dunbar Graduate Named SEC Player of the Year

Dunbar Graduate Named SEC Player of the Year

December 19, 2018

This fall has been of the University of Kentucky’s best seasons in history. With every cylinder firing in sync, Kentucky was able to defeat every team in the SEC, only dropping a total of six sets. Believe it or not, Dunbar has had a role in this road to victory. A notable alumnus, Leah Edmond, was a starter for the Wildcats and made great contributions to the team this year. When starting...

The Best Two and a Half Minutes

The Best Two and a Half Minutes

December 19, 2018

All 26 cheerleaders were sitting in a circle with our heads down and squeezing each other’s hands, anxiously waiting to see what place we got. The announcer starts stating the top three teams, starting with the third place winner. They looked at the sheet and said into the microphone “Paul Laurence Dunbar.” We released our hands, looking up at each other. We didn’t say much because the...

Bulldogs Lose Season Opener to Woodford County

Bulldogs Lose Season Opener to Woodford County

November 30, 2018

Dunbar's boys' basketball team lost their first game of the season to the Woodford County Yellow Jackets with a final score of 52-44. The Bulldogs were off to a promising start when they won the tip-off. Due to a turnover by Woodford, however, the first score was to the Yellowjackets. Throughout the game, the audience was on the edge of their seats as the teams battled it out. The first Bulldog score ...

Bryan Station defeats Bulldogs in Close Game

Bryan Station defeats Bulldogs in Close Game

October 21, 2018

The Dunbar Bulldogs faced off against the Bryan Station Defenders on Oct. 19, a suffered a loss 27-26. Dunbar won the toss and elected to receive the opening kick which went into the end zone for a touchback. The Dunbar offense took over on their own 20 yard line. With big runs from #27 Alex Bard (a 28 yard run), and #6 Mitchell Joseph (an 11 yard run) and a touchdown run, and #24 Evan VanDanik...

Boys’ Soccer Puts Up a Fight at District Tournament

Boys’ Soccer Puts Up a Fight at District Tournament

October 20, 2018

On Oct. 11, the boys’ soccer team went head to head with Lafayette at the district finals. Dunbar lost to Lafayette with a score of 0-0 during the game, with penalty kicks leading the score to 2-4. Earlier in the season, Dunbar beat Lafayette 3-2. During the first half, Dunbar had main possession of the ball. For the most part, Lafayette played a defensive game, blocking Dunbar’s many s...

Dunbar Advances to the Semi-Finals in the 11th Region

Dunbar Advances to the Semi-Finals in the 11th Region

October 18, 2018

This game is Dunbar’s first game in the 11th region championship, against Madison Central High School. This game is right off the heels of a loss to Lexington Catholic in the 43rd District Championship. The game began with good playing from Dunbar. The Bulldogs managed to score their first goal of the game about two and a half minutes into the game. It is scored by #6, Gracie Logan. Dunbar gains ...

Dunbar Gets the Win for Homecoming

Dunbar Gets the Win for Homecoming

September 16, 2018

Friday night brought the match-up of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Bulldogs against the McCreary Central Raiders. Dunbar played a fast pace game and used speed to their advantage. This win snapped Dunbar’s 16 game losing streak. Dunbar won the opening coin toss and elected to defer until the second half. Dunbar’s kick to McCreary went into the end zone for a touchback and was placed on McCreary’...

Dunbar’s Upsetting 37-14 loss to Tates Creek

Dunbar’s Upsetting 37-14 loss to Tates Creek

September 9, 2018

The Bulldogs faced a blowout by Tates Creek on Sept. 6. The Commodores won by a score of 37-14 resulting in Dunbar’s 3rd straight loss.  Sophomore players Jake Smith (QB) and Dre Thurston (WR, RB) came up big. Smith scored two touchdowns, and had 53 passing yards and 20 rushing while Thurston had 54 receiving yards, 21 rushing, and a series of big catches that sparked the teams' offense.  Oppo...

PLD Girls’ Soccer Crushes Lafayette

PLD Girls’ Soccer Crushes Lafayette

September 8, 2018

So far this season, PLD has been off to a stellar start, winning three games in a row, all with at least a 4 point lead. In the Sept. 6 match-up against Lafayette, the Bulldogs absolutely crushed Lafayette, not letting them get far on defense, and consistently threading the ball through the defenders on offense. Dunbar scored five points to Lafayette’s zero during the game. The first 5 min...