WAYLAND — The small community of Wayland is nestled away deep in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.


This once booming coal town was home to more than 3,000 people. Wayland’s population today has dwindled to about 400.


Despite many changes over the years, the Floyd County community remains home to one of the greatest high school basketball stars of all time, “King” Kelly Coleman.


Coleman, who legendary University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp called, “the greatest high school player who ever lived,” is taking a backseat over the next five weeks to a new Smithsonian exhibit called, “Hometown Teams.”


The exhibit will be on display now through April 22 at the Wayland Historical Society. The interactive exhibit leads visitors on a journey through local sports history. Artifacts from the 1920s to present day are displayed.


“People will take you through the exhibition things,” Mountain Sports Hall of Fame Director Doug Kretzer said. “You can enjoy, whether you played sports or not, there is something here for you. We want to introduce you to it.”


The exhibit site is adjacent to the Wayland High School gymnasium, where Coleman guided the Wasps to the Sweet 16 in 1956, earning him the honor as Kentucky’s first-ever Mr. Basketball.


“The great thing about the exhibit being here, the first of 15 stops across the state, is we get to showcase our own schools and achievements,” Kretzer said.


Mountain Sports Hall of Fame has applied for a grant to renovate the old gymnasium to house memorabilia of schools from Region 13 through Region 16.


“We have state championship trophies, jerseys and so much local treasures it would be great to house those items next door [the gymnasium],” Kretzer added. “This grant would be a tremendous thing for the people of our region.”


Wayland Mayor Jerry Fultz said the exhibit is an opportunity for the eyes of the world to be on the small town.


“I hope what people see here over the next five years will inspire them,”




Fultz said. Our high school athletes that come through here will see this and realize what can be accomplished.”


Kentucky Humanities chose Mountain Sports Hall of Fame to host Hometown Teams as part of the Museum on Main Street project — a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.


The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., each Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday.


Kretzer said groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call and schedule a visit at 606-477-5180.


“We look forward to visiting with everyone over the coming weeks while spotlight our town,” Kretzer concluded.

Above: TALKING SPORTS: Mountain Sports Hall of Fame Director Doug Kretzer talks with visitors to the Smithsonian “Hometown Teams” exhibit running now through April 22 in Wayland. Bottom: KING KELLY: Visitors to the Smithsonaian exhibit, “Hometown Teams,” are greeted by Kentucky’s first-ever Mr. Basketball “King” Kelly Coleman.
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Teddy Paynter
Friday, March 24, 2017

PIKEVILLE — Pike County government and PRIDE came together this week at the courthouse to work on plans for the annual Spring Cleanup Campaign to help celebrate “A Generation of Change.”


This year marks the 20th anniversary of PRIDE and their efforts to protect and preserve the environment.


Since 1977, PRIDE and the region’s communities have achieved an impressive record of change. 432,921 volunteers devoted 1,436,192 hours to cleanup and education projects; 2,885 dumps removed from our region’s landscape; 189,463 junk appliances, 969,652 old tires, 181,244 tons of trash collected; and 29,000 homes now have access to sanitary water.


The region’s beauty comes to life in April. Now is the time to clean our roads, streams, and favorite areas, tourists and community members can experience everything our Appalachian region has to offer.


During the last several weeks PRIDE has been traveling across our 42 county region to conduct solid waste management workshops. These workshops provided local officials and volunteers with the knowledge and supplies needed to conduct a successful Spring Cleanup event.


In southern and eastern Kentucky, the PRIDE Spring Cleanup is a tradition that dates back to 1998 when the first cleanup event was held. Cleanup in Pike County will take place in April.


Local governments are working with individuals and groups to organize this year’s events. PRIDE will supply trash bags, gloves, and safety vests.


PRIDE continues to see positive change within communities during the month. By volunteering and picking up trash individuals can enjoy the natural beauty of the region and encourage others to do the same.


While a great deal has been accomplished, there is still more to do and PRIDE is reaching out to the region for help. PRIDE invites community members in our region to help remove trash from our roadways, waterways, and visitor attractions.


Several organizations throughout our region have given donations in support of PRIDE’s Spring Cleanup Campaign to help keep southern and eastern Kentucky clean.


In addition to donations, you can support PRIDE by shopping at Amazon.com and Kroger. PRIDE is part of the Amazon Smile program for Amazon Prime customers. If you are a Kroger customer, you can choose PRIDE as your charity through your Kroger Plus card.


Several events will be going on in Pike County throughout the month of April in honor of the PRIDE Spring Cleanup Campaign.


For more information about dates and times going on in Pike County follow Pike County Pride Clean Community Board on Facebook.


If you’re interested in learning more about PRIDE’s cleanup campaign and how your contribution can help make a difference in the landscape of southern and eastern Kentucky, call Tammie Wilson at 888-577-4339 or email twilson@centertech.com.


To participate in PRIDE events taking place in southern and eastern Kentucky visit kypride.org.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is observing National Poison Prevention Week March 19-25, 2017.


According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death in the United States.


“Household cleaners, personal care products and over-the-counter medications lead the list of poisons,” said PMC Pediatrician Kishore Gadikota, MD.


Caregivers of children need to be aware that poisons can be found indoors and outdoors and to always teach children to ask before putting unknown items in their mouths.


“Poisons are found both indoors and outdoors,” added PMC Pediatrician Shobha Haridas, MD. “Plants, berries, flowers and mushrooms that are commonly found in the summer months can make one very ill if ingested; therefore, children should be taught to never ingest them without checking with an adult to ensure they are edible or not.”


The Health Resources and Services Administration states the following safety tips can be used to keep children safe:


•All medicines and household cleaning products should be stored in locked cabinets, out of the reach and sight of children.


•Keep children where you can see them at all times, even when you go to answer the door or telephone.


•Never leave young children alone.


•Do not leave poisons on a counter or in an unlocked cabinet. 


•Never carry something that can be poisonous, such as a medicine, in a purse where children may find it.


Safety latches on drawers or cabinets, and child resistant caps on bottles, are helpful in keeping poisons out of the hands of children.


Dr. Gadikota reminds caregivers to keep the Poison Control Centers phone number where they can get to it quickly in instances when poisoning is suspected.


“Having the poison control center’s number posted on your refrigerator and in your cell phone will be very handy when you suspect poisoning,” said Dr. Gadikota. “If you suspect poisoning because of an odor, unexplained stains on clothing and/or around the mouth or an open or empty container of a toxic substance, call poison control immediately.” 


For poison emergencies or for more information, call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. For more information about PMC’s pediatric physician practice or to schedule an appointment, call 606-218-2207.

Author Name: 
Melinda Goodson
Friday, March 24, 2017

The smoking cessation program at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is all new this month. Freedom From Smoking is the new program designed by the American Lung Association that the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) will use in place of the Cooper Clayton method, that has been taught for years at the LLCC to help people quit smoking.


The first class of the new program begins on March 30 at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center, 172 S. Mayo Trail, Pikeville. Attendance to the first class is required to begin the program.


Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year. Forty million Americans are smokers and nearly half of them attempted to quit last year.


Freedom From Smoking is a highly effective smoking cessation program used by employers, hospitals and other organizations to help people become smoke-free for life.


The new program is led by Nell Bedwell, PMC Oncology Outreach Coordinator. She traveled to Louisville where she received training by the American Lung Association.


“This program was designed around scientific, behavior-based methods,” said Bedwell, “which is proven to have excellent results, even for heavy smokers.”


The Freedom From Smoking Program combines nicotine replacement therapy with a comprehensive smoking cessation program, including group discussions, to help people stop smoking. It aids smokers in changing the behavioral patterns that accompany smoking.


“This program offers in-person, online, phone and self-help support resources that helps people develop a plan of action leading to the actual day of quitting,” said Bedwell “and provides the support needed to remain smoke-free.”


The new program will adhere to the group based style that PMC has always used with smoking cessation classes. The small in-person group setting offers personalized attention and peer support.


“This program takes less time than our previous one,” said Bedwell. “The Freedom From Smoking program is only eight sessions over a seven-week period.”


The seven-week program gives participants time to prepare to quit and practice being smoke-free in a supportive environment.


Based on current addiction and behavior change models, the program addresses the difficulties of quitting in a sensitive, supportive style.


This program allows participants to continue to smoke the first few classes while learning the techniques needed to resist smoking after actually quitting. Patches are given free to those in the class to help curb the nicotine cravings.


No smoking cessation program is 100 percent effective, but the Freedom From Smoking program is successful for as many as 57 percent of smokers.


For more information or to register for the class, call Bedwell at 606-218-4682.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, March 24, 2017

Nannie Hall, 68, of Wheelwright, died March 14. Funeral, March 18 at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Hall Cemetery, Bypro.


Samuel Davis, 42, of Melvin, died March 13. Funeral, March 18. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.


Glenda Little, of Virgie, died March 16. Funeral, March 20 at Long Fork Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Amil Little Memorial Cemetery.


Kenneth G. Robinson, 56, of Caney Creek, died March 20. Funeral, March 23. Burial, Dixie Bowling Cemetery.


June Bevins, 78, of Kimper, died March 15. Funeral, March 18 at Upper Grapevine Church of Christ. Burial, Reynolds Family Cemetery.


Bertha Bolden, 78, of Kimper, died March 17. Funeral, March 20 at Cedar Bottom Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Bolden Cemetery.


Alora Mullins, 87, of Myra, died March 18. Funeral, March 21 at Pilgrim Rest Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Harold Mullins Cemetery.


Garry Keith Thornsberry, 69, of Pikeville, died March 18. Funeral, March 22. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.


Eugene Fields, 73, of Allen, died March 21. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Jones Cemetery, Allen.


Shirley Tackett, 71, of Louisville, formerly of Floyd County, died March 20. Funeral, March 24, Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Hamilton Cemetery, Teaberry.


Danny Keathley, 56, of Pikeville, died March 14. Funeral, March 17 at Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, Harold. Burial, Kidd Keathley Cemetery, Grethel.


Rita Jo Roberts, 62, of Banner, died March 15. Funeral, March 18. Burial, Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg.


Amanda Lee Rose Price, 39, of Blue River, died March 16. Funeral, March 25.


Mable Shepherd Clay, 79, of Dwale, died March 20. Funeral, March 23. Burial, Hackworth-Webb Cemetery, Salyersville.


Georgia Marie James Blackburn, 91, of Beckley, W.Va., died March 12. Funeral, March 19. Burial, Clarence James Cemetery, McCombs.


Sidney Lee Robinette, 78, of Pikeville, died March 15. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral, March 19.


Brook Edward Kelley Jr., 75, of Pikeville, died March 15. Funeral, March 19. Entombment, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.


Terry Wayne Sturgill, 59, of Harold, died March 19. Funeral, March 22. Burial, Sturgill Cemetery, Toler.


Virginia Ruth Deskins, 90, of Meta, died March 18. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Bent Ridge Cemetery.


John Walter Scott, 69, of Pikeville, died March 20. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.


William Luther “Bill” Smith Sr., 75, of North Palm Beach, Fla., died March 19. Graveside service, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.


Curtis Burchett, 82, of Lexington, formerly of Emma, died March 21. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.


Ivalene Conn Hall, 73, of Dana, died March 20. Funeral, March 24. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.


Sheila Lawson, 69, of Honaker, died March 15. Funeral, March 18. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.


Elizabeth “Lizzie” Smith, 74, of Garrett, died March 19. Funeral, March 23 at Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Smith Family Cemetery.


Kelsie Charles, 71, of Shelbiana, died March 18. Funeral, March 21. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.


Sharon Gail Robinson, 66, of Pikeville, died March 18. Funeral, March 21. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.


Harry Jessie Flanery, 65, of Pikeville, died March 19. Funeral, March 22. Burial, Flanery Cemetery.


Delores Ann Thorn, 64, of Williamson, W.Va., died March 16. Memorial Service, March 24 at Christ Temple Church.


Roger Frank Ratliff, 60, of Pikeville, died March 20. Funeral, March 23. Burial, Family Cemetery, Elkhorn City.


John Stephen Maderic III, 48, of Milton, died March 14. Funeral, March 17. Burial, Brookland Cemetery.

Friday, March 24, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), mumps is no longer very common in the United States. From year to year, mumps cases can range from a few hundred to a couple thousand.


For example, in 2012, there were only 229 and in 2016, there were 5,311 cases reported to the CDC . Before the mumps vaccination program started in the United States in 1967, about 186,000 cases were reported each year, but the actual number of cases was likely much higher due to underreporting. There has been a more than 99 percent decrease in mumps cases in the United States since the pre-vaccination era.


Mumps is a disease caused by the mumps virus. Following natural infection, 10 percent of infected individuals remain asymptomatic. The most common symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite, ear pain and other respiratory symptoms.


About 30 to 40 percent of patients develop swollen salivary glands (parotitis) on one or both sides of the face. Complications from the mumps virus can be severe. These conditions can include meningitis, deafness, pancreatitis or orchitis.


The mumps virus replicates in the upper respiratory tract and spreads through direct contact with respiratory secretions or saliva, eating utensils or clothes. The risk of spreading the virus increases the longer and the closer the contact a person has with someone who has mumps.


When a person is ill with mumps, he or she should avoid contact with others from the time of diagnosis until at least five days after the onset of parotitis by staying home from work or school and staying in a separate room if possible. Exposed non-immune people should be considered infectious from the 12th to the 25th day after exposure whether or not they have symptoms.


Treatment of the symptoms includes giving plenty of fluids. Tylenol or acetaminophen may be given for a fever and pain. There is no specific antiviral treatment. Aspirin should not be given to children under 12 years of age unless specifically recommended by a doctor.


Prevention is to exclude the person with mumps from childcare, preschool, school and work for five days after the onset of swelling. Tissues and other objects soiled with nasal secretions should be disposed of appropriately.


Mumps is best prevented by the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) combination vaccine, or the measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (MMRV) combination vaccine. Almost 100 percent of people who have had two doses of a mumps-containing vaccine will be protected against mumps. Vaccination after contact or exposure to an infected person will not stop the infection, though it will protect against future exposures.


To make an appointment with any Family Practice physician at PMC, please call 606-218-2213.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Kayd Douglas Branham, twin son of Amanda and Zackery Branham, born March 8; weight: 6 lbs., 15 oz.


Klaira James Branham, twin daughter of Amanda and Zackery Branham, born March 8; weight: 6 lbs., 6 oz.


Terra Rain Bevins, daughter of Christian Stewart and Berney Bevins, born March 9; weight: 6 lbs., 5 oz.


Brantlee Sawyer Tackett, son of Rachael Ritz and Billy Don Tackett, born March 9; weight: 8 lbs., 9 oz.


Lydia Grace Runyon, daughter of Megan Blanche Tackett and Franklin Scott Runyon, born March 10; weight: 8 lbs., 8 oz.


Alanna Grace Sargent, daughter of Kristen Sisk and Bobby Sargent, born March 10; weight: 6 lbs., 6 oz.


Jordyn Rylee Trout, daughter of Chelsea Leedy and Donald Glenn Trout, born March 11; weight: 8 lbs., 11 oz.


Raiden Link Quesenberry, son of Keleigh Kendrick and Chad Quesenberry, born March 11; weight: 7 lbs.


Owen Zakkary Emmons, son of Makayla Bolden and Dylan Emmons, born March 11; weight: 9 lbs., 12 oz.


Emalyn Mae Underwood, daughter of Latasha and Justin Underwood, born March 13; weight: 10 lbs., 4 oz.


Isabella Grace Silket, daughter of Shakia Case and Lewis Clayton Silket, born March 13; weight: 7 lbs., 8 oz.


Eli Cole Stumbo, son of Samantha and Jeremy Stumbo, born March 14; weight: 9 lbs., 1 oz.


Mason Dewayne Thacker, son of Dedra Kilgore and Matthew Jennings Thacker, born March 15; weight: 4 lbs., 1 oz.


Leighton Nicole Skye Wallace, daughter of Brandy Brown and David Aaron Wallace, born March 15; weight: 7 lbs., 15 oz.

Friday, March 24, 2017

PAINTSVILLE — Dennis Rohrer remembers something a friend told him a long time ago.


“The friend said, ‘You only have a short amount of time here, so you got to leave it better than you found it.’”


That adage never rang more true than on Friday, March 17 when American Metal Works held a ribbon cutting and open house at its new location on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).


The event, hosted by the college and the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, was a culmination of months of hard work from Rohrer and James Glass, the co-founders of American Metal Works, and many partners who helped turn this dream into a reality.


The dream started last year when Rohrer and Glass visited a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) facility in Vincennes, Indiana.


“We attended a graduation ceremony that had three Eastern Kentucky residents in the program,” recalled Rohrer. “I remember one of the instructors looking at me and saying, ‘You have the best resources – the people and their work ethic.”


That spawned the dialogue of conversation among Rohrer and Glass, who had suffered from the downturn in the oil and gas industry in eastern Kentucky. They both wanted to make a difference and provide an opportunity for people to be trained and find meaningful work in the region.


Enter American Metal Works.


“This truly shows the ability and capability of our region,” said Rohrer. The company is leveraging resources such as the eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute in Paintsville to provide a pipeline of highly-skilled employees as the company grows. “I truly believe this is the dawning on a new day for eastern Kentucky.”




American Metal Works uses state-of-the-art CNC machining to provide services to industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical device and general manufacturing.


Glass told those in attendance that American Metal Works is a “perfect example of how a public and private partnership can improve lives and improve the region.”


“This marks the culmination of an idea,” added Glass. “How can we keep the talented workforce in the area and create businesses that capitalize on the skills of those displaced from the coal and oil and gas industries?”


Jared Arnett, executive director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) said Rohrer and Glass exemplify the attitude of his organization.


“James and Dennis put a lot on the line and a lot of risk not to make money but to make a difference,” said Arnett. “The reality of this project is that the impact is real and it is real to the people it will serve.”


Some of the organizations that worked with the American Metal Works project included: Kentucky Power, Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation, Mountain Tech Media, Congressman Hal Rogers, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc., Small Business Development Center, SOAR and the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center.


For more information on the Business Incubator at BSCTC, contact Tonkin at (606) 788-2812 or email wtonkin0001@kctcs.edu.

MOVING FORWARD: Officials from American Metal Works, the Paintsville/Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and other organizations held a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the American Metal Works facility on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College on Friday, March 17.
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Friday, March 24, 2017

After the bleakness of Winter, a stroll outside will reveal a newness in the air.


All the flowers displaying their vast arrays of colours and trees budding out makes one feel a certain amount of joy and optimism. There is a revival of life.


Springtime is when we celebrate in the course of our long calendar year the Resurrection of Christ and how he defeated death on that Easter morning long ago.


For us, as Christians, his sacrifice on the cross gave us a new life and a new beginning. That selfless act allowed us to have a union with God that is so precious and should never be taken lightly.


We should evermore be mindful of Christ’s words; ‘I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die! (St John 11:25-26)




~ PMC Chaplain Stephen Thacker may be reached at 606-218-3969.

Friday, March 24, 2017

STONECREST — Johnson Central took charge late against Prestonsburg as the Golden Eagle snapped a 1-1 tie with a three-run, fifth inning en route to a 10-1 win in a game played at Stone Crest Sports Complex on March 21.


Geordon Blanton had two hits, walked twice and drove in three runs as Johnson Central improved to 2-1.


Blake Delong added two hits and knocked in a pair of runs to back winning pitcher Tate Meade. Austin Davis collected two hits.


Reece Ison suffered the loss for the Blackcats, now 1-1.




At StoneCrest




JC (2-1)…..............................001 034 2 – 10-9-1


PB (1-1)….............................100 000 0 – 1-4-8




WP – Tate Meade


LP – Reece Ison


Hitting: Geordon Blanton 2h, 2-bb, 3 RBI; Blake Delong 2h, 2 RBI; Austin Davis 2h, Johnson Central.




Pike Central…......................…19


South Floyd…….........................0


BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central made the most of seven hits as the Hawks erupted by scoring 16 runs in the final two innings for a 19-0 win over South Floyd in a game played at the Hawks Nest on March 21.


Seth Conn had a pair of doubles, scored twice and knocked in five runs as the Hawks improved to 3-2. Logan Hillerman tripled, scored three times and added a pair of RBI while Logan Dotson doubled, scored and knocked in three runs.


Brice Elkins and Colton Lindsey both scored three runs and batted in one apiece.


D’Sean Prinkleton was the winning pitcher while Brant Potter took the loss in the Raiders’ season opener.




At Buckleys Creek




SF (0-1)…...................................000 00 – 0-1-4


PC (3-2)…..................................102 97 – 19-7-2




WP – D’Sean Prinkleton


LP – Brant Potter


Hitting: Daniel Thornsberry 1b, South Floyd; Seth Conn 2-2b, 2r, 5 RBI; Logan Hillerman 3b, 3r, 2 RBI; Logan Dotson 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Brice Elkins 3r, 1 RBI; Colton Lindsey 3r, 1 RBI, Pike Central.


Shelby Valley….....................…11




ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley erupted for nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull away and beat Jenkins, 11-3, in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 21.


Gabriel Brown doubled, scored and batted in three runs as the Wildcats improved to 3-1. Ty Riddle collected three hits, including a double and drove in a pair of runs.


Logan Billiter added two runs and scored twice while Jackson Wierwille singled, scored and added an RBI.


Grant Joyce was the winning pitcher.


Hayden Fleming had two singles and batted in one run for the Cavaliers, now 1-3. Brady Addington doubled, scored and added an RBI. Mason Jessey had two hits, scored and collected an RBI.


Coty Wright suffered the loss.




At Robinson Creek




JK (1-3)….............................000 020 1 – 3-5-2


SV (3-1)….............................001 910 x – 11-9-2




WP – Grant Joyce


LP – Coty Wright


Hitting: Hayden Fleming 2-1b, 1 RBI; Brady Addington 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Mason Jessey 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Jenkins; Gabriel Brown 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Ty Riddle 2b, 2-1b, 2 RBI; Logan Billiter 2-1b, 2r; Jackson Wierwille 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.




Lawrence County…..................11




GOODY — Lawrence County’s C.J. Fairchild allowed just a double off the bat of Belfry’s Austin Woolum as the Bulldogs cruised to an 11-0 win in a game played at Massey Energy Field on March 21.


Kaleb Taylor suffered the loss as the Pirates dropped to 1-3.


Peyton Cyrus singled, scored and added an RBI while Fairchild singled and knocked in one run as Lawrence County improved to 3-1.




At Goody




LC (3-1)….................................252 20 – 11-15-0


BF (1-3)…..................................000 00 – 0- 1-6




WP – C.J. Fairchild


LP – Kaleb Taylor


Hitting: Peyton Cyrus 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; C.J. Fairchild 1b, 1 RBI, Lawrence County; Austin Woolum, 2b, Belfry.






Magoffin County...................….5


PIKEVILLE — Pikeville used a three-run, fifth inning to snap a tie with Magoffin County and go on to win, 13-5, in a game played at Davis Park on March 21.


Clay Slone had three hits, scored a pair of runs and knocked home three as the Panthers improved to 5-0. Tanner Thompson and Nate Brown added one hit, scored twice and batted in two runs apiece while Cade Byers tripled, singled, and scored twice.


Christian Tackett was the winning pitcher while Ryan Mullins took the loss.




At Pikeville




MC (1-1)…..........................011 021 0 – 5- 8-3


PK (5-0)…...........................130 036 x – 13-13-1




WP – Christian Tackett


LP – Ryan Mullins


Hitting: Ethan Collins 2b, 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Magoffin County; Cade Byers 3b, 1b, 2r; Nate Brown 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Tanner Thompson 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Clay Slone 3-1b, 2r, 3 RBI, Pikeville.




Sheldon Clark……...................10


Betsy Layne……….....................0


INEZ — Sheldon Clark’s Ethan Osborne tossed a no-hitter to lead the Cardinals to a 10-0 win over Betsy Layne in a game played on March 21.


Osborne also had two hits and drove in three runs as the Cardinals moved to 1-2. Dylan Stafford and Braxton McGinnis added a pair or RBI each.


Stevie Boyd took the loss as the Bobcats fell to 1-3.




At Inez




BL (1-3)….................................000 000 – 0-0-4


SC (1-2)….................................010 072 – 10-4-0




WP – Ethan Osborne


LP – Stevie Boyd


Hitting: Ethan Osborne 2h, 3 RBI; Dylan Stafford 1h, 2 RBI; Braxton McGinnis 2 RBI, Sheldon Clark.




Shelby Valley…….......................4




GOODY — Shelby Valley winning pitcher Jacob Beverly singled home the winning run in the top of the seventh inning to rally the Wildcats past Belfry, 4-3, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on March 20.


Seth Bailey added two hits, including a double, scored and batted in one run as the Wildcats improved to 2-1.


Cameron Catron doubled, scored and knocked in one run for the Pirates (1-2) while Sean Cochran collected an RBI.




At Goody




SV (2-1)…...............................002 010 1 – 4-2-2


BF (1-2)…...............................012 000 0 – 3-4-3




WP – Jacob Beverly


LP – Colton Cross


Hitting: Seth Bailey 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jacob Beverly 1b, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley; Cameron Catron 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Sean Cochran 1 RBI, Belfry.




Betsy Layne….........................14


East Ridge……..........................3


LICK CREEK — Betsy Layne used a seven-run, third inning to fuel a 14-3 win over East Ridge in a game played at the Reservation on March 20.


Winning pitcher Stevie Boyd, Zach Bentley and Kolby McGuire knocked home a pair of runs each as the Bobcats won for the first time in three games.


Dakota Miller took the loss in East Ridge’s seasonal opener.




At Lick Creek




BL (1-2)…...................................107 33 – 14-8-1


ER (0-1)…...................................000 03 – 3-1-4




WP – Stevie Boyd


LP – Dakota Miller


Hitting: Stevie Boyd 2 RBI; Zach Bentley 2 RBI; Kolby McGuire 2 RBI, Betsy Layne.






Letcher Central…....................11




JENKINS — Letcher Central scored seven times in the top of the first inning and rolled to an 11-1 win over Jenkins in a game played on March 20.


Alec Fields collected three hits and drove in six runs as the Cougars won for the first time in four games. Jonathan Potter and Trevor Hardin both knocked in a pair of runs each while Israel Terry had two hits.


Max Baker allowed just three hits to earn the win.


Cody Snell had two hits for the Cavaliers, who fell to 1-2. Matthew Jessey suffered the loss.




At Jenkins




LC (1-3)................................….700 301 – 11-4-0


JK (1-2)…..................................001 000 – 1-3-3




WP – Max Baker


LP – Matthew Jessey


Hitting: Alec Fields 3h, 6 RBI; Jonathan Potter 2 RBI; Trevor Hardin 2 RBI; Israel Terry 2h, Letcher Central; Cody Snell 2h, Jenkins.






Pike Central…..........................3


PIKEVILLE — Pikeville took an early lead against Pike County Central and went on to score a 9-3 win in a game played at Davis Park on March 20.


Cade Byers singled and scored twice while Nate Brown scored and drove in one run as Pikeville moved to 4-0. Andrew McNamee singled and drove in one run while Peyton Hamilton and Clay Slone each singled and scored.


Kevin Justice was the winning pitcher.


Brice Elkins had two hits, scored and knocked home one run as the Hawks fell to 2-2. D’Sean Prinkleton singled and scored while losing pitcher Seth Conn added an RBI.




At Pikeville




PC (2-2)…...............................001 000 2 – 3-3-3


PK (4-0)…...............................110 151 x – 9-5-1




WP – Kevin Justice


LP – Seth Conn


Hitting: Brice Elkins 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; D’Sean Prinkleton 1b, 1r; Seth Conn 1 RBI, Pike Central; Cade Byers 1b, 2r; Nate Brown 1r, 1 RBI; Andrew McNamee 1b, 1 RBI; Peyton Hamilton 1b, 1r; Clay Slone 1b, 1r, Pikeville.




Johnson Central….....................5




PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central’s seventh-inning rally carried the Golden Eagles to a 5-4 win over Russell in the season opener played on March 18.


Trevor May was the winning pitcher in relief. Riley Preece had an RBI.


Jacob Patton took the loss for Russell, now 2-1.




At Paintsville




RS (2-1)…............................…000 220 0 – 4-6-0


JC (1-0)……............................002 000 3 – 5-4-4




WP – Trevor May


LP – Jacob Patton


Hitting: Brandon Brewer 2h, 2 RBI; Nick Conley 2h, 1 RBI, Russell; Riley Preece 1 RBI, Johnson Central.




Perry Central……......................8


Johnson Central….....................7


PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central saw a six-run lead slip away as Perry County Central rallied to stun the Golden Eagles, 8-7, in a game played on March 18.


Tate Meade suffered the loss in relief of Braxton Kelly.


Geordon Blanton and Riley Preece each reached base twice on walks while Blake Gamble added a single.


Ryan Couch was the winner for the Commodores, now 4-0.




At Paintsville




PCC (4-0)…........................000 005 3 – 8-6-4


JC (1-1)…….........................120 300 1 – 7-3-5




WP – Ryan Couch


LP – Tate Meade


Hitting: Blake Gamble 1b; Geordon Blanton 2-bb; Riley Preece 2-bb, Johnson Central.

BACK SAFELY: Pikeville second baseman Andrew McNamee, right, applies the tag late on Magoffin County’s Jaren Lovely during a game played at Davis Park on March 21. The Panthers snapped a 4-all tie late to beat the Hornets, 13-5.
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Friday, March 24, 2017