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Staff are working hard to distribute Covid-19 supplies to the people

How Athletes are Giving Back to their Communities

April 4, 2020

With COVID-19 now reaching all 50 states in the nation and forcing many to go into quarantine, it has become pretty evident how serious the virus is. Not only has it resulted in the death of over 90,000 people, but it also has shut down the nation's economy. With shops and restaurants closing all over the United States, many Americans have lost their source of income and slowly etch towards poverty...

The signing of Title IX into law in 1972 opened the door to athletics for women and girls in sports, but it hasn't been enough.

Female Athletes Still Struggling for Equality

March 24, 2020

Male and female athletes have yet to maintain an equal playing field. Whether these biases come from expectations, familial roles, or physical and verbal treatment, it's clear that men and women are held to different standards. The conflict was temporarily leveled when Bobby Riggs, who according to Biography.com “had assumed an overly chauvinistic persona,” wanted to play the top female tennis players in the world. In May of 1973, Riggs...

The stands at the PLD Baseball field. The stands are empty due to all the sports cancelations due to COVID 19.

Athletics Shut Down During Coronavirus Outbreak

March 14, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak precautions and closures now include canceling and postponing sports leagues such as the NBA, NHL, and MLB. But it's not just the pros, it's affecting athletes at all levels--including high school. The PLD athletic department is making plans to keep working even if their season ends up being canceled. Dunbar's Head Football Coach, Wes Johnson, said that he has plans for his playe...

#23 goes up for the layup to get points for PLD.

Lady Bulldogs Advance in the 11th Region Tournament

March 3, 2020

Dunbar faced off against Berea right in the Dawg Pound. The Lady Bulldogs immediately took charge, winning the tip-off. After a small work-around, Dunbar’s #5 junior Elise Ellison-Coons easily scored a three-pointer.  Throughout the first quarter, Ellison-Coons maintained a very strong performance, scoring all 12 of Dunbar’s points for the quarter. The Lady Bulldogs also worked together very we...

Haley Gadd, #42, goes up for the rebound to get the ball from Lexington Catholic.

Dunbar Defeats Lexington Catholic in the 43rd District Semifinal

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 26, the Dunbar Bulldogs met the Lexington Catholic Knights to play for a chance in the 43rd District Championship.  Lexington Catholic started the game-winning the tip-off, but struggled from then on, sending the ball right out of bounds. The Lady Knights started off with a strict man-to-man defense, but that still didn’t keep Dunbar out of their basket. The first point of the game was put o...

Boys' Swim Team Sweeps the State Finals

Boys’ Swim Team Sweeps the State Finals

February 25, 2020

The Dunbar Swim and Dive team was undefeated for the entirety of their regular season. Plus, they won the regional meet for the 13th year in a row. The athletes entered their state meet with confidence from their success of the season. 11 boys qualified for the Kentucky State Championship from their accomplishments at regionals.  In swimming, there are 24 events. 1 event for each race, includi...

Kobe Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers as number 24.

Kobe’s Impact on PLD’s Basketball Players

February 25, 2020

The death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant along with eight others in a helicopter crash was a shock to the nation on Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant’s memorial service was held on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center where people came to pay tribute to the icon. Beyonce and Alicia Keys performed along with Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Vanessa Bryant's speeches. The tragic accident impacted people around the nation, e...

Ryan Newman during a victory lap in the 2014 NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas, NV.

Driver in Serious Condition after Daytona 500 Crash

February 18, 2020

The annual Daytona 500 is widely known for intense speeds and frequent crashes, and the 2020 race was no exception. After a short rain-delay, it continued as a typical race until a 19-car pileup in the final stages sent 42-year-old Ryan Newman to the hospital with serious injuries. Near the end of the first stage, driver William Bryon hit the inside wall bringing out caution flags in lap 59. O...

The XFL league lis starting back up for the first time since 2001.

The Comeback of XFL

February 9, 2020

The XFL, a professional football league that ran for only one season in 2001 is looking to start back up. With its first game back on Feb. 8, the Sea Dragons faced off against the DC Defenders. The Defenders won the game 31 to 19. The league is owned by Alpha Entertainment LLC with headquarters stationed in Stamford, Connecticut. The president of the league is Jeffrey Pollack and the commissioner is none oth...

Kobe Bryant at a 2014 Lakers game against the Washington Wizards.

Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

January 27, 2020

NBA basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA  on the morning of Jan. 26. His thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna, was with him. Others who died in the crash included Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and his daughter, Alyssa. The group was on their way to Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy so that the girls could com...

Russel Wilson Handing the ball of to the running back Rawls

Top Candidates for NFL’s Most Valuable Player

December 12, 2019

As the mid-way point of the NFL season is upon us, here are some candidates for the MVP award for this year’s trophy. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson is leading the Seahawks to a 5-2 record and 2nd in the division while having a 15-1 touchdown/interception ratio this season. He’s thrown for 1945 yards on a 68% completion percentage. Wilson hasn’t looked this good throwing ...