Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Illuminating the News for the Students by the Students

Lamplighter Media Productions

Mike Marshall

Mike Marshall, Sportswriting Editor

My name is Mike Marshall and this is my third year on the PLD Lamplighter staff. In my first year, I was a staff reporter and mostly kept up with schedules and rosters on the website. Last year I was the assistant sports editor and did a good amount of work. I had twenty-eight published articles last year and wrote a few that weren’t published. This year I’m the sports editor and I intend to break my personal record of twenty-eight articles this year. My goal is to make the sports page the premiere area of Lamplighter and I believe this is quite doable this year. I’m really looking forward to another year on staff and hope it is just as good as all the others have been so far. And as always with Lamplighter program first! 

All content by Mike Marshall

New Circus For The Clowney

April 23, 2020

Clowney was traded from the Texans to the Seahawks last season after holding out in hopes of getting traded or getting a new contract. After this past season in Seattle, he expressed interest in “Playing...

The signing of Title IX into law in 1972 opened the door to athletics for women and girls in sports, but it hasnt 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...

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...

Five Finger Death Punchs newest album, F8, sitting on a table

Five Finger Death Punch’s “F8” Revealed

February 28, 2020

Five Finger Death Punch's newest album, F8, sitting on a table

Dunbar student wiping down the screen of a school Chromebook to prevent the spread of germs.

KDE Issues Precautions to Stop Spread of Coronavirus

March 11, 2020

Since eight Kentuckians have been identified as carriers of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kentucky Department of Education has issued guidelines for schools. In addition, the Kentucky...

PLD Librarian Mrs. Summer Perry said that she decided to provide Clorox wipes at the library Chromebooks station so students can sanitize before and after each use.

What Qualifies as Necessary?

March 11, 2020

PLD Librarian Mrs. Summer Perry said that she decided to provide Clorox wipes at the library Chromebooks station so students can sanitize before and after each use.

The site of the crash at Harrodsburg Road and Old Higbee Mill Road

PLD Teachers Run to the Rescue

March 5, 2020

At an intersection near Harrodsburg and Old Higbee Mill roads, approximately 2.5 miles from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, band director Mr. Brian Morgan, physical education teacher Mr. Lee Jonas,...

Ryan Newman during a victory lap in the 2014 NASCAR Champions 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...

Dunbar Dominates Douglass in S.T. Roach Classic

Dunbar Dominates Douglass in S.T. Roach Classic

January 23, 2020

The Bulldogs faced off against the Broncos on January 21 in the S.T. Roach Classic. The starting line up for the Broncos was #4 Kourtesy Lee, #13 Allison Wallace, #15 Aquira Gary, #22 Ashanti Hollingsworth...

#31 Max VanDyke going up for a layup in the early stages of the game before having to sit fir the remainder of the game with an ankle injury.

Boys' Basketball Team Falls to Madison Central

January 9, 2020

#31 Max VanDyke going up for a layup in the early stages of the game before having to sit fir the remainder of the game with an ankle injury.

Marshall Law Podcast

November 13, 2019

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The logo of the Pac 12 Conference along with scripted letters

Who Will Win The PAC 12?

October 30, 2019

As of right now, there are three main teams that are competing to win the PAC 12: Oregon, USC, and Utah.   Oregon was one of the highly ranked preseason teams this year and for a good reason. They...

Junior Bella Burns was given a Powerade to help her while recovering.

World Language Opportunities at PLD

October 23, 2019

Junior Bella Burns was given a Powerade to help her while recovering.

The logo for the South Eastern Conference containing the letters S E C

Who Will Win the SEC?

October 19, 2019

The SEC is in a five-man race to the finish for who will win the conference. There are some crucial matchups happening soon that could shape the SEC, but this is going to try and predict who will win...

UK Football Reminds Us Why We Only Watch UK Basketball

UK Football Reminds Us Why We Only Watch UK Basketball

September 25, 2019

The game was set for a thrilling matchup. The sold-out crowd was filing in nicely and they were going crazy. Kentucky set up to kickoff and the speakers echoed those infamous words, “It’s football...

The Dunbar Bulldogs and the West Jessamine Colts faced off for the first down.

Bulldogs Pull Out Win Over Colts

September 23, 2019

It looked to be a tough match-up for both teams. The Dog Pound was vacant at kick-off, the fans were quiet, and the team seemed unenergized even though the weather conditions were perfect for the game. The...

The full moon on Friday the 13th proved to be a bad omen for their match-up against FDHS

Bulldogs Slaughtered on Friday the 13th

September 16, 2019

On Sept. 13, the Dunbar Bulldogs faced off against the Fredrick Douglass Broncos. Both teams had been preparing for a week leading up to the match-up for the other and had specific things they did to get...

Colton Dalton, Jason Marshall, Jason Garry, and Greg Heirferd at the the Gator Jay Fantasy Football draft. Doug is putting his pick on the board.

Fantasy Football Tips: Week Two

September 15, 2019

Runningbacks Don't start Tevin Coleman got 7.6 points in his team's matchup against Tampa Bay and suffered a high ankle sprain. he is considered to be a game by game decision by the team and is currently...

Colton Dalton, Jason Marshall, Jason Garry, and Greg Heirferd at the the Gator Jay Fantasy Football draft. Doug is putting his pick on the board.

Fantasy Football Tips: Week One

September 5, 2019

Running backs Running backs are one of the most valuable positions in fantasy football, but this year there are a ton of questions around who to start. Don’t Start or be Cautious Starting Melvin Gordon...

#8 Frank Illunga, receives a pass to go on to score a touchdown for the Bulldogs

Bulldogs Overcome Slow Start to Win Home Opener

August 25, 2019

The start didn't look hopeful. The Bulldogs slumped onto the field with low energy that was reflected by the crowd. On the opening kick, Dunbar got called for an offsides penalty allowing #6 Jacob...

Both teams come up to shake hands at the end of the game.

Dunbar Sweeps Ryle In Volleyball Home Opener

August 23, 2019

The pre-game atmosphere was set to be electrifying for the Bulldogs' first home game of the year. The Dog Pound filled up quickly as the boys' soccer team trickled in since their own game was canceled. The...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence depicted as a goat to show his stats as a player.

Is Trevor Lawrence The Next GOAT?

May 19, 2019

Trevor Lawrence had an amazing freshman season at Clemson. He won a National Championship, had 3280 yards passing, 30 touchdowns, and only threw 4 picks. Some people have even gone as far as to say he...

The 2014 NFL draft site set up with the screen reading on the clock

They’re Crazy, They’re Stupid, and They’re on The Clock

April 26, 2019

The First round was full of picks that were completely idiotic. There were players who weren't anywhere near first round talents taken high, players falling that should have been higher, and players who...

Freshman Victoria Bravo studying from an AP test review book

Pros and Cons of AP Exams

April 26, 2019

The main benefit of taking the AP test is getting college credit. However, depending on the course the college credit varies, and the test costs anywhere from $50-$85 with no guarantee of passing. "If...

Russell Wilson Overpaid and Overhyped

April 19, 2019

Russell Wilson is now the highest paid player in NFL history, with his new deal being for 4 years, $140 million, and $107 million of that amount guaranteed. This was a horrible move for the Seahawks,...

#7 Matt Hall congratulating #18 Cameron Baughman after he hit a homerun.

Knights Take Down Bulldogs

April 12, 2019

The weather conditions couldn't have more perfect. It was a warm and sunny day with little to no breeze. The Bulldogs were the home team and the Knights were the visitors. The Bulldogs started in the...

LeBron James standing with team mates Rajon Rondo and Kyle Kuzma.

NBA In Need Of A Face

April 10, 2019

At 34 years old, LeBron James' game has fallen off dramatically and the NBA needs to find a new face of the league because James doesn't have what's needed anymore. The face of the league has always...

Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski going up to catch the ball over an Eagles defender.

Gronk Retires Leaving Patriots Unaffected

April 5, 2019

The Patriots were are on high wave after they won their 6th Super Bowl with quarterback Tom Brady, but that high was brought down with the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. Gronk retiring doesn't affect the...

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