Taking a short hiatus

July 31, 2017

Messenger-Inquirer sports writer Joseph Russell announces that On The Board will be on short hiatus until the week leading to the start of the high school football season. Listener feedback is encouraged at @JosephRussellMI or jrussell@messenger-inquirer.com so we can provide the best podcast possible. See you again soon!


Ep. 14 A fond farewell

July 25, 2017

Sports editor Jim Pickens joins host Joseph Russell to discuss his departure from the Messenger-Inquirer. Pickens shares some of his favorite memories and expresses his thanks to the community and others following a 37-year career in the newspaper business.


Ep. 13 Back to the gridiron

July 17, 2017

Messenger-Inquirer sports writers Joseph Russell and Mark Mathis discuss the annual SEC Media Days conference from last week, as well as what to expect from the University of Kentucky heading into the 2017 season.


Ep. 12 Basketball never stops Pt. 2

July 10, 2017

The Messenger-Inquirer's Joseph Russell and sports editor Jim Pickens discuss the strides being made by Western Kentucky University heading into coach Rick Stansbury's second season, as well as the improvements happening to the Brescia men's basketball program.


Ep. 11 Basketball never stops

July 3, 2017

Messenger-Inquirer sports writers Joseph Russell and Mark Mathis discuss what's going on with Kentucky Wesleyan's recruiting class for 2017-18, the latest rumors circling University of Kentucky coach John Calipari and what the FIBA Team USA U19 Team is up to in Cairo, Egypt.


Ep. 10 Here comes summer

June 26, 2017

The Messenger-Inquirer's Joseph Russell, Jim Pickens and Mark Mathis look ahead to some of the Owensboro area's premiere summer events — Ellis Park horse racing, Dust Bowl outdoor basketball tournament and youth baseball all-star games.


Ep. 9 Taking the next step

June 19, 2017

With the 2017 NBA Draft just days away, the Messenger-Inquirer's Maddie Lee, Mark Mathis and Joseph Russell take a look at draft hopefuls from the University of Kentucky (and Louisville) — and give their thoughts on who the top five picks should be. Also, Maddie gives her farewell to Owensboro.


Ep. 8 Ye olde time state tourney

June 12, 2017

With another KHSAA State Softball Tournament in the books, the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer's Maddie Lee and Jim Pickens remenisce about past state tournaments and Owensboro's rich history of hosting them.


Ep. 7 State is ‘the dessert’

June 5, 2017

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer's Maddie Lee is joined by Owensboro Catholic softball coach George Randolph to talk about the Lady Aces' region tournament sucess and their preparation for the state tournament.


Ep. 6 Flipping the switch

May 29, 2017

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer's Maddie Lee, Jim Pickens and Joseph Russell run down the crazy twists and turns of the 9th District baseball and softball tournaments and analyze the 3rd Region competition. They end the show with Jim remembering Nicky Hayden and what he meant to the city of Owensboro.