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Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

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Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Connor Roberts

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter

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Darius Williams puts on NM hat with T-shirt.

Dunbar star Darius Williams signs with Northeast Mississippi

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter May 14, 2016

6-4 Senior Darius Williams, a two-time first team all-state selection, and 2016 Kentucky Mr. Basketball front-runner signed to Northeast Mississippi on May 12, 2016. Williams, who played basketball...

PLD Makes Basketball History

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter March 22, 2016

LEXINGTON--“We just the champs, bruh.” As simple as that, top-ranked and tournament favorite, Paul Laurence Dunbar, went on to beat #6 Louisville Doss (30-6) 61-52 in the state finals on March 20,...

Darius Williams

Dunbar holds off Newport Central Catholic (55-47) for shot at State Title

Connor Roberts , Staff Reporter March 21, 2016

Sweet 16: check. Elite 8: check. Final 4: check. The Bulldogs of Dunbar (32-6) pulled away late Saturday night to beat Newport Central Catholic 55-47, giving them a shot at giving the school...

Hollingsworth’s hot hand sends top-ranked Dunbar to the Elite 8

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter March 17, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Ice in his veins. Junior star Taveion Hollingsworth was exceptional on Wednesday night as newly #1 Dunbar (30-6)battled #5 Mercer County (33-2) to a 58-55 victory for a bid to the...

Senior Darius Williams grabs the rebound over Scott County

#2 Dunbar Dances their way to Rupp Arena

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter March 8, 2016

Richmond-- In 1993, the Dunbar boys' basketball team, led by Darnell Burton, were State Runners-Up. In 1994, led by Cameron Mills (who was in attendance last night), the team repeated as State Runners-Up. In...

Superintendent Visits Dunbar Class

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter March 4, 2016

On Mar. 2, FCPS Superintendent Manny Caulk visited Mrs. Wendy Turner's B1 Senior English class to discuss their reading of Amanda Ripley's book, The Smartest Kids in the World. Superintendent Caulk will...

Dunbar has a Google Doodle Finalist

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter February 9, 2016

Dunbar junior Maggie Cook-Allen has placed in the top five nationally for her design in the Doodle4Google competition. Doodle4Google is a competition that Google holds annually that presents kids the...

Senior Darius Williams runs down the court.

No. 2 Dunbar rolls over No. 6 Lafayette in 31 point victory

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter January 27, 2016

Was it a jersey out, or a blow-out? Well last night it was both. On Jan. 26, 2016, the Dunbar Dawg Pound was packed and ready to cheer on their home team sporting different team jerseys - one of the numerous...

Taveion Hollingsworth (11) rises up for shot over defender. (

Taveion Hollingsworth Erupts for Career High 40 points

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter December 10, 2015

Lexington, KY—When forward Justin Kelley said, “We are going to beat them just as bad as all of the other teams we’ve played,” he wasn’t playing around. Tuesday night, junior Taveion Hollingsworth...

Senior Darius Williams, number 23,  looks onto the game.

Dunbar Stays Perfect after Impressive Win Over Madison Academy

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter December 8, 2015

Benton, KY— The motto for this year’s Bulldogs? Great teams beat other great teams. The 4 hour drive to Marshall County to take on defending 3A state champion Madison Academy was filled with anticipation...

Dunbar Crushes Bryan Station in First Home Game of the Season

Dunbar Crushes Bryan Station in First Home Game of the Season

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter December 4, 2015

Lexington, KY— Dunbar came into tonight’s match-up poised for revenge. After falling to the Defenders last year (59-76) on Dec. 5, 2014, the Bulldogs were determined to have a different outcome...

Vince Clark (center) scores at Bulldog Madness (Nov. 19).

Dunbar Basketball Snags First Win of the Season

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter December 1, 2015

VERSAILLES, KY--In the season opener held on Nov. 30, the Dunbar Bulldogs earned a commanding victory over the Woodford County Yellow Jackets (65-38). Entering this season, Dunbar coach Scott Chalk...



Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter November 24, 2015

Bang. Boom. Bang The sound of two helmets crashing together creates one of the most distinct sounds during a football game.  Whether or not you’re in the play, on the sideline, or in the bleachers,...

Most Likely To Succeed

Most Likely To Succeed

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter November 10, 2015

In a world that is embellished in tradition, our education system is no different. For about a century now, our school systems have kept the same layout for our schools. Education has changed a bare minimum...

Katie Shunk (left) and Leah Edmond (right) react to a play

PLD Volleyball Stars Moving on to Division 1 Teams

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter November 2, 2015

In her last game wearing the #13 jersey, UK commit Leah Edmond led the way for Dunbar one last time, totaling 27 kills. Coach Jenni Morgan said she is proud of what Leah has done for the program. "She...

A view from under the Varsity teams after game huddle, as the lady bulldogs come to the end of a season.

Henry Clay Ends Dunbar Volleyball’s State Tournament Hopes

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter October 30, 2015

After a grind-it-out 24-13 season, the Paul Laurence Dunbar Bulldogs battled with the Henry Clay Blue Devils (36-4) for a Region Final berth on Wednesday night. As they took the first set 25-22, Henry...

Kentucky Basketball 2015-16 Preview

Kentucky Basketball 2015-16 Preview

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter October 22, 2015

After an exhilarating shimmy from Matthew Mitchell, a few words from Drake and an electrifying speech from good ole Coach John Calipari, the BBN got their first look at the new 2015-16 Kentucky Men's Basketball...

Fantasy Football (for Dummies)

Fantasy Football (for Dummies)

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter September 10, 2015

Start scouting your players, start analyzing statistics, and start popping the popcorn, because it’s that time of year. The NFL season kicks off Thursday, September 9th, and hopefully you’re...

The team huddles up before the game.

Dunbar Girls Soccer vs. Lexington Catholic

August 24, 2015

The team huddles up before the game.

Lady Bulldogs Back in Action

Lady Bulldogs Back in Action

Connor Roberts, Staff Reporter August 31, 2015

Entering her 11th season as head coach, Jenni Morgan (268-110) and the Lady Bulldogs have their eyes set on success. Returning four of the six starters from last year’s final four team, the girls have...

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