This Week in Sports

Valhalla Golf Club to host 2024 PGA Championship

11/16/2017 10:24 AM

The PGA has announced that Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville will host the 2024 PGA Championship. Also announced on Thursday, Valhalla will host the Boys Junior PGA Championship in 2018 three weeks after the Girls Junior PGA Championship at Kearney Hill Links in Lexington. Mike Thomas, a PGA pro and the father of Louisville native and PGA champion Justin Thomas , was in attendance with the Wanamaker Trophy. The 2024 tournament will mark the fourth time Valhalla has hosted the PGA Championship. Valhalla... Read more 

Louisville Sports Commission kicks off Playing it Forward initiative

11/14/2017 09:49 AM

The Louisville Sports Commission’s Playing it Forward initiative kicks off during two special events on Saturday. The initiative was created to provide new and gently-used sporting equipment to low- and moderate-income children. The goal is to eliminate the cost of equipment and therefore the cost barrier to participating in organized sports. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: Southwick Community Center 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Park Hill Community Center 1 – 3 p.m. Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Boys In Purple Win 2017 USL Cup Final

11/14/2017 01:08 AM

The memorable season for Louisville City FC finished in the most memorable way possible, with a USL championship. LouCity FC beat Swope Park Rangers 1-0 in Monday night’s USL Cup Final. The difference was a goal by LCFC forward Cameron Lancaster in the 88th minute: After the game, Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with the hero of the night, Cameron Lancaster: It’s the first USL championship in the club’s short history. LCFC midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo was named the USL Cup Final’s MVP.  Read more 

USL SOCCER | Cup Final featuring two prolific offenses

11/10/2017 05:54 PM

Two of the USL’s top-5 offensive teams are squaring off in Monday’s championship game. The home team, Louisville City FC has taken more shots than any other team in the league this season, and its 64 goals scored are the second most in the USL. Louisville City’s opponent, Swope Park Rangers have the fifth highest goal total this season, which is set up by the highest passing accuracy percentage in the league. The championship game is set for 9:00... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Boys in Purple Preparing for USL Cup Final

11/09/2017 05:43 PM

Louisville City FC coaches, players and fans are counting down until Monday night’s USL Cup Final against Swope Park Rangers. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET inside Slugger Field. It will be LouCity’s first-ever appearance in the USL Cup Final. The Boys in Purple are coming off a victory over New York Red Bulls II in the USL Eastern Conference Finals. That match ended in penalty kicks and gave LCFC its first-ever Eastern Conference Championship victory. LouCity FC midfielders Mark-Anthony Kaye and... Read more 

BASEBALL | Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Preparing for Big Weekend

11/09/2017 09:20 AM

The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is getting ready for one of its biggest weekends of the year. The facility will honor Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas on Friday with its 2017 Living Legend Award. Thomas finished his career with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBI. “I’m so proud to be the recipient of this year’s Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s Living Legend Award,” said Thomas. “Hitting the baseball was how I made my living and Louisville Slugger could not... Read more 

Kentucky Derby Museum announces $6.5 million expansion

11/09/2017 08:54 AM

The Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville has announced plans for a $6.5 million expansion. The project will be the museum’s largest expansion since 1985 when it was constructed. The plan will add 11,000 square feet of new space and a renovation of 5,000 square feet in existing space. Additions and renovations will include a new stable on the ground floor for the museum’s resident thoroughbred and miniature horse; seating for educational programming; rental space; expanded exhibit space on the museum’s second floor... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | The Magic Continues for LCFC

11/06/2017 09:10 AM

Saturday night will be a night supporters of Louisville City FC will always remember. The outcome of the USL Eastern Conference Finals had to be a win for the Boys in Purple. It HAD to be. Too much of this season has gone according to plan. First off, the success on the field has been there again. This team is undoubtedly built for championships. There is a reason LCFC has advanced to the USL Eastern Conference Finals in every year the... Read more 

Spalding Soccer|McKenna Pfeiffer big come back

11/01/2017 04:59 PM

Spalding soccer Senior goalie is inspiring her teammates after a freak dune buggy accident in 2012. McKenna Pfeiffer was told by doctors that she may never walk or play any sports again. She had 3 units of blood lost, 5 surgeries and 6 months of rehab but that didn’t stop her. After seating out for two years and not playing she fought through and the rehab. Spalding head coach Shilo Rayburn was willing to take a chance on McKenna and... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | LCFC Getting Ready for Biggest Match of Year

11/01/2017 02:16 PM

Louisville City FC is hard at work preparing for their third-straight appearance in the USL Eastern Conference Finals. The Boys in Purple will host New York Red Bulls II on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET inside Slugger Field. The winner will advance to the 2017 USL Cup Final. LCFC enters the match fresh off a 1-0 win over Rochester last week. Defender Sean Totsch and midfielder Brian Ownby stopped by the Sports Night studio on Wednesday. They spoke with Andrew Chernoff about the... Read more 

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