Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) celebrated Oncology Nurses Day on Tuesday, April 4. Cancer is a disease that affects people of all genders, nationalities and age groups, and oncology nurses are on the front lines of cancer treatment and care. They profoundly impact the lives of so many cancer patients and their families at PMC.

 

“Oncology nurses are a special group of people who develop close relationships with their patients,” said Amber Tackett, RN, Assistant Vice President of Patient Services. “They develop bonds and friendships that last forever.”

 

“Several of them are facing a life-altering diagnosis,” Tackett continued. “Oncology nurses are there to offer compassion and support during the most difficult times of their lives.”

 

Tackett said Oncology nurses make every day the best it can be for that patient.

 

PMC has approximately 29 oncology nurses working in radiation oncology, inpatient care and at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.

 

“The strength of an oncology nurse comes from the passion of helping another human being navigate a journey through one of the most difficult times in their lives,” said Cheryl Hickman, RN, Vice President-Assistant to President/CEO. “Not everyone can do oncology nursing, but those that do, have chosen a career that enables them to give skilled and compassionate care every day.”

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center call 606-218-2212.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, April 7, 2017

Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns--and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:26)

 

My cat is as happy as she can be. She comes every day to my door and just stares at me through the window.

 

Why?

 

Because she knows that I’m going to feed her and take care of her. The world around her may be in turmoil but she does not care.

 

All she knows is that I will take good care of her. Could it be that our pets have more faith in us than we do in our Heavenly father?

 

Something to think about.

 

~ PMC Chaplain Larry Penix may be reached at 606-218-3969.

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Barrett Wade Dillon, son of Kaitlin and Matthew Dillon, born March 29; weight: 7 lbs., 13 oz.

 

Colston Maverick Stacy, twin son of Candice and William Stacy, born March 29; weight: 5 lbs., 9 oz.

 

Cashton Parker Stacy, twin son of Candice and William Stacy, born March 29; weight: 5 lbs., 10 oz.

 

Nicholas Ryker Spears, son of Taylor and Nicholas Devon Spears, born March 29; weight: 10 lbs., 6 oz.

 

Karter Brady Wheeler, son of Kalli and Devin Wheeler, born March 28; weight: 8 lbs., 4.1 oz.

 

Carter Jace Griffith, son of Eden and Corey Griffith, born March 28; weight: 7 lbs., 9 oz.

 

Elijah Wade Carroll, son of Kayley and Brandon Carroll, born March 28; weight: 7 lbs., 4 oz.

 

Amelia Grace Rogers, daughter of Leslie Howell and Terry Rogers, born March 27; weight: 7 lbs., 0.9 oz.

 

Emberly Raven Miller, daughter of Golden Key and Jeffery Miller, born March 27; weight: 6 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Liam Elliott Hall, son of Tiffany Adkins and Anthony Hall, born March 25; weight: 6 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Joseph Alexander Ryan Tackett, son of Marissa Risner and Zachary Tackett, born March 25; weight: 9 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Brantlee Michael Wright, son of Amanda and Phillip Wright, born March 25; weight: 8 lbs.

 

Skylar Nichole Wolford, daughter of Ashley Hurley and Austin Wolford, born March 24; weight: 7 lbs., 12 oz.

 

Rilynn Daivanny Grace Ratliff, daughter of Jessica Ratliff and Thomas Booth, born March 24; weight: 7 lbs., 6 oz.

 

Nicholas Joe Moore, son of Sharon and Jamie Moore, born March 23; weight: 8 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Melody LeAnn Hutchinson, daughter of Allison and Brandon Hutchinson, born March 23; weight: 6 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Cameron Alexander Branham, son of Melinda Branham, born March 22; weight: 8 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Nathan Baker, son of Brandy and James Baker, born March 16; weight: 5 lbs., 4 oz.

Friday, April 7, 2017

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Families and their furry friends will celebrate the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers to cancer patients at the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event on April 22 at the Williamson Softball Field, West Williamson.

 

Registration will begin at 9:30am. The celebration will include doggie games, contests, food, and a one-mile walk.

 

Before the event, participants ask family and friends to support their efforts financially to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.

 

The canine raising the most money before Bark For Life will be named TV Bark For Life Spokesdog 2017. The 2017 Spokesdog will be featured on the TV BFL promotional materials for the 2018 event.

 

“The Bark For Life event is an opportunity for people to celebrate canine companionship and fight back against cancer with their dogs,” said Chris Dotson, Relay For Life of Tug Valley, Event Lead. “Every person who has a dog in their life is invited to register for this event and join the fight against cancer. During our annual Relay For Life event to be held June 16 we are unable to allow non-service animals, including dogs, to participate but we recognize dogs are important in the lives of their families. We offer this special event for dogs and their families to enjoy together. ”

 

The event is part of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tug Valley. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society save lives by funding groundbreaking research, supporting education efforts, and providing free information and critical services for cancer patients.

 

Last year, more than 20,000 registered canine and caregiver participants at 300 Bark For Life events across the country raised $1.2 million.

 

Registration Fee for dogs is $15.00. Each registered participant will receive a goody bag at the event. To register or obtain more info contact Chris Dotson at 304-785-6773 or email chrisc100778@gmail.com

Friday, April 7, 2017

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley erupted for five runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off Betsy Layne late for a 10-6 win in the All “A” Classic matchup played at Dale Trivette Field on April 5.

 

Jacob Beverly tripled, singled, scored three times and knocked in a pair of runs as the Wildcats improved to 10-1. Ty Riddle had two hits, scored once and batted in four.

 

Grant Joyce was the winning pitcher while Sam Boyd took the loss as the Bobcats dropped to 1-8.

 

Jamison Stanley singled, scored and drove in two runs and Steven Boyd doubled, scored and knocked in one run.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

(All ‘A’ Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BL (1-8)….............................020 010 3 – 6-4-4

 

SV (10-1)…...........................520 300 x – 10-7-4

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Grant Joyce

 

LP – Sam Boyd

 

Hitting: Jamison Stanley 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Steven Boyd 2b, 1r, 1 RBI, Betsy Layne; Jacob Beverly 3b, 1b, 3r, 2 RBI; Ty Riddle 2-1b, 1r, 4 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Pikeville………........................18

 

Allen Central…......................…6

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville extended its winning streak to 13 straight games as the Panthers rolled to an 18-6 win over Allen Central in the All “A” Classic played at Davis Park on April 5.

 

Winning pitcher Peyton Hamilton had two hits, scored and drove in four runs while Andrew McNamee had two hits, including a triple, scored three times and knocked in three runs. Nate Brown tripled, singled, scored twice and batted in two runs while Jackson Hensley tripled, scored twice and collected a pair of RBI.

 

Losing pitcher Steven Howard doubled, scored and knocked in two runs for the Rebels, now 2-5. Matt Combs singled, scored and drove in two runs.

 

Pikeville (13-0) advanced to face Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

(All ‘A’ Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

AC (2-5)…................................003 00 – 6- 8-3

 

PK (13-0)…...............................712 8x – 18-16-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Peyton Hamilton

 

LP – Steven Howard

 

Hitting: Steven Howard 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Matt Combs 1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Allen Central; Peyton Hamilton 2-1b, 1r, 4 RBI; Andrew McNamee 3b, 1b, 3r, 3 RBI; Nate Brown 3b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Jackson Hensley 3b, 2r, 2 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg…....................…19

 

East Ridge……….......................4

 

LICK CREEK — Prestonsburg pounded out 11 hits and scored in all five innings to cruise past East Ridge, 19-4, in the All “A” Classic played at the Reservation on April 5.

 

Wesley Hager had a pair of hits and drove in two runs as the Blackcats advanced and improved to 8-3. Bryce Tucker added two hits and knocked in two runs while Tanner Hicks had two hits and Bailey Slone added two RBI.

 

Nick Caudill was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

(All ‘A’ Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PB (8-3)….................................525 34 – 19-11-3

 

ER (0-6)….................................040 00 – 4- 3-8

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Nick Caudill

 

LP – Dakota Miller

 

Hitting: Wesley Hager 2h, 2 RBI; Bryce Tucker 2h, 2 RBI; Tanner Hicks 2h; Bailey Slone 2 RBI, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Central, Va…….........................9

 

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

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Central (Va.) scored five times in the top of the first inning and went on to beat Pike County Central, 9-3, in a game played at the Hawks Nest on April 5.

 

Josh Napier suffered the loss as the Hawks fell to 8-5.

 

Seth Conn had one hit and walked three times and Logan Hillerman walked twice.

 

Tyler Muncy was the winning pitcher as Central improved to 4-0. Tyler Vanover had three hits and drove in four runs.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

CN (4-0)…............................511 200 0 – 9-12-3

 

PC (8-5)….............................200 001 0 – 3- 3-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Tyler Muncy

 

LP – Josh Napier

 

Hitting: Seth Conn 1h, 3-bb, 1r, Pike Central.

 

 

 

Sheldon Clark…........................3

 

Phelps……….........................….2

 

INEZ — Phelps pounded out 10 hits and limited Sheldon Clark to just three but the Hornets came out on the short end a 3-2 decision played on April 5.

 

Kinser Dotson had three hits and Ronald Prater added two as the Hornets fell to 5-3.

 

Losing pitcher Dylan New had an RBI.

 

Braxton McGinnis was the winning pitcher for the Cardinals, now 5-5.

 

 

 

At Inez

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PH (5-3)…............................000 100 1 – 2-10-2

 

SC (5-5)….............................100 020 x – 3- 2-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Braxton McGinnis

 

LP – Dylan New

 

Hitting: Kinser Dotson 3h; Ronald Prater 2h, Phelps.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg……......................8

 

Paintsville…….......................…2

 

STONECREST — Prestonsburg pushed across three runs in the bottom

CELEBRATION: Shelby Valley’s Jacob Beverly (11) and Seth Bailey (15) are high fives after Beverly scored during a five-run, first inning against Betsy Layne in the All “A” Classic played at Dale Trivette Field on April 5.
Medical Leader | Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, April 7, 2017

ERMINE — Letcher Central made the most of six hits as the Cougars pulled away late to beat Belfry, 8-0, in a game played on April 1.

 

Max Baker and Trevor Hardin each singled, scored and drove in a pair of runs as LCC moved to 4-6. Winning pitcher Jonathan Potter added one hit and batted in one run.

 

Matt Fought suffered the loss as the Pirates dropped to 2-8.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (2-8)…...............................000 000 0 – 0-6-1

 

LC (4-6)…...............................010 052 x – 8-6-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jonathan Potter

 

LP – Matt Fought

 

Hitting: Max Baker 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Trevor Hardin 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Jonathan Potter 1b, 1 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Allen Central….....................…10

 

Pike Central……….....................7

 

BUCKELYS CREEK — Allen Central used a six-run, sixth inning to rally past Pike County Central, 10-7, in the nightcap of a doubleheader played at the Hawks Nest on April 1.

 

Matt Combs and Cameron Nelson both doubled, singled, scored and knocked in a pair of runs each as the Rebels improved to 2-4. Jesse Brown singled, scored and added an RBI to back the pitching of winner Chris Brown.

 

Brandon Clark suffered the loss as the Hawks fell to 7-4.

 

Evan Coleman doubled and drove in a pair of runs while Logan Dotson double, scored and knocked in two runs. Brice Elkins added two singles and scored three times. Austin Smith singled, scored and added an RBI.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

AC (2-4)….............................112 006 0 – 10-5-0

 

PC (7-4)….............................111 301 0 – 7-8-6

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chris Brown

 

LP – Brandon Clark

 

Hitting: Matt Combs 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Cameron Nelson 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Jesse Brown 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Allen Central; Evan Coleman 2b, 2 RBI; Logan Dotson 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Brice Elkins 2-1b, 3r; Austin Smith 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Pike Central.

 

 

 

Pike Central……........................7

 

Allen Central…......................…6

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central used a four-run, fifth inning to erase a deficit and beat Allen Central, 7-6, in a game played at the Hawks Nest on April 1.

 

Logan Hillerman had three hits, including a double, scored and knocked in one run as PCC improved to 7-2. Colton Lindsey doubled and drove in one run while Brice Elkins had two hits and scored twice.

 

Seth Conn was the winning pitcher while Dawson Stephens suffered the loss for AC, now 1-4.

 

Cameron Nelson had three hits and knocked in three runs while Jesse Brown singled, scored and added an RBI. Matt Combs had two hits and scored.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

AC (1-4)…..............................220 020 0 – 6-8-0

 

PC (7-2)…...............................021 040 x – 7-9-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Seth Conn

 

LP – Dawson Stephens

 

Hitting: Cameron Nelson 3-1b, 3 RBI; Jesse Brown 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Matt Combs 2-1b, 1r, Allen Central; Logan Hillerman 2b, 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Colton Lindsey 2b, 1 RBI; Brice Elkins 2-1b, 2r, Pike Central.

 

 

 

Paintsville……..........................8

 

Sullivan North, TN…..................7

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Paintsville pounded out 14 hits and held on late to nip Sullivan North (Tenn.), 8-7, in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 31.

 

Chayce Meade had three hits and drove in two runs as the Tigers improved to 5-4. Jonathan McKenzie collected a pair or RBI while Lucas Adkins had two hits.

 

Mason Moore earned the win.

 

 

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

(Cal Ripken Experience)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SN (1-4)….............................010 004 2 – 7- 6-2

 

PV (5-4)….............................111 221 x – 8-14-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Mason Moore

 

LP – Peyton Robinson

 

Hitting: Chayce Meade 3h, 2 RBI; Jonathan McKenzie 2 RBI; Lucas Adkins 2h, Paintsville.

 

 

 

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

 

Belfry……………........................8

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap a tie with Belfry and go on for an 11-8 win in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 30.

 

Winning pitcher Jacob Beverly doubled, singled, walked, scored twice and knocked in two runs as the Wildcats moved to 8-1. Jackson Wierwille had two hits, including a double, walked and drove in one run.

 

Cameron Catron doubled, singled and knocked in two as the Pirates fell to 2-7. Colton Cross tripled, scored twice and batted in one run. Losing pitcher Chase Varney had two hits and drove in two runs.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (2-7)….............................302 020 1 – 8-11-1

 

SV (8-1)….............................302 114 x – 11-7-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jacob Beverly

 

LP – Chase Varney

 

Hitting: Cameron Catron 2b, 1b, 2 RBI; Colton Cross 3b, 2r, 1 RBI; Chase Varney 2-1b, 2 RBI, Belfry; Jacob Beverly 2b, 1b, bb, 2r, 2 RBI; Jackson Wierwille 2b, 1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Pike Central……........................9

 

Allen Central……......................4

 

DRIFT — Pike Central used a five-run, eighth inning to pull away and beat Allen Central, 9-4, in a game played at Johnny Turner Field on March 30.

 

Logan Dotson had three hits, including a double, scored two runs and knocked in three as the Hawks improved to 6-2. D’Sean Pinkleton added two hits, scored and added a pair of RBI. Tanner Wood had two hits and batted in two runs while winning pitcher Seth Conn had two hits and scored three runs.

 

Losing pitcher Matt Combs doubled, scored twice and collected an RBI. Steven Howard double and scored.

 

 

 

At Drift

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (6-2)…...........................001 000 35 – 9-12-3

 

AC (1-3)….............................000 002 20 – 4-5-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Seth Conn

 

LP – Matt Combs

 

Hitting: Matt Combs 2b, 2r, 1 RBI; Steven Howard 2b, 1r, Allen Central; Logan Dotson 2b, 2-1b, 2r, 3 RBI; D’Sean Pinkleton 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Tanner Wood 2-1b, 2 RBI; Seth Conn 2-1b, 3r, Pike Central.

 

 

 

Jenkins………..........................15

 

East Ridge……..........................0

 

JENKINS — Jenkins erupted for 11 runs in the second inning and cruised to a 15-0 win over East Ridge in a game played on March 30.

 

Matthew Jessey had two hits and drove in four runs while Hayden Fleming collected a pair of RBI as the Cavaliers improved to 5-3.

 

Josh Delph was the winning pitcher.

 

Corey Deskins and losing pitcher Braeden Ward had a hit each for the Warriors, who fell to 0-5.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

ER (0-5)…........................…0 00 00 – 0-4-4

 

JK (5-3)….......................…2(11)2 0x – 15-8-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Josh Delph

 

LP – Braeden Ward

 

Hitting: Corey Deskins 1h; Braeden Ward 1h, East Ridge; Matthew Jessey 2h, 4 RBI; Hayden Fleming 2 RBI, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................13

 

Leslie County……......................3

 

ERMINE — Letcher Central snapped a three-all tie and pulled away to defeat Leslie County, 13-3, in a game played on March 30.

 

Cameron Whitaker and John Potter had a pair of hits each and knocked in a pair of runs as LCC moved to 3-6. Colton Yonts collected three RBI.

 

Max Baker was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LS (4-5)…............................003 000 – 3- 7-4

 

LC (3-6)…...........................300 154 – 13-10-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Max Baker

 

LP – Seth Melton

 

Hitting: Cameron Whitaker 2h, 2 RBI; John Potter 2h, 2 RBI; Colton Yonts 3 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Paintsville……........................13

 

North Shore, IL…......................3

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Paintsville erased an early three-run deficit and stormed back to beat North Shore (Ill.), 13-3, in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 30.

 

Jonathan McKenzie had two hits and knocked in four runs as the Tigers improved to 4-4. Mason Moore had two hits and Chayce Meade collected a pair of RBI.

 

Tanner Smith was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

(Cal Ripken Experience)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

NR (1-2)…..................................201 00 – 3-3-7

 

PV (4-4)…..................................006 61 – 13-9-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Tanner Smith

 

LP – Andrew Potter

 

Hitting: Jonathan McKenzie 2h, 4 RBI; Mason Moore 2h; Chayce Meade 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

SOFTBALL

 

Trinity, Pa……...........................7

 

Letcher Central.........................4

 

COCOA, Fla. — Letcher Central pounded out 12 hits but came up short as Trinity (Pa.) defeated the Lady Cougars, 7-4, in the Space Coast Spring Training Classic played on April 2.

 

Grayson Collier finished with three hits while Madison Parsons collected two as LCC fell to 4-4. Hannah Wampler walked four times.

 

Rachel Spangler suffered the loss.

 

At Cocoa, Fla.

 

(Space Coast Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

TN (3-0)…........................010 013 002 – 7-11-2

 

LC (4-4)….........................001 201 000 – 4-12-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jenna Barone

 

LP – Rachel Spangler

 

Hitting: Grayson Collier 3h; Madison Parsons 2h; Hannah Wampler 4-bb, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Pikeville…..........................….12

 

Letcher Central…......................2

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pounded out 11 hits and cruised to a 12-2 win over Letcher Central in a game played at Myers Field on April 1.

 

Alexis Stanley led the attack for Pikeville, now 5-3, with four hits while Savanna Nunemaker added two. Camryn Slone knocked in two runs.

 

Erika Conn was the winning pitcher while Rachel Spangler took the loss.

 

Makayla Whitt and Savannah Parson each drove in one run. Kaytlin Morgan singled.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (4-3)…...............................001 100 – 2- 5-8

 

PK (5-3)…...............................133 302 – 12-11-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Erika Conn

 

LP – Rachel Spangler

 

Hitting: Kaytlin Morgan 1h; Makayla Whitt 1 RBI; Savannah Parson 1 RBI, Letcher Central; Alexis Stanley 4h; Savanna Nunemaker 2h; Camryn Slone 2 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................19

 

Prestonsburg……......................0

 

STONECREST — Letcher Central exploded for 16 runs in the top of the first inning and made quick work of Prestonsburg, winning 19-0 in a game played at the StoneCrest Sports Complex played on March 31.

 

Hannah Wampler had two hits and drove in two runs as the Lady Cougars improved to 4-2. Savannah Parson and Victoria Lumpkins each had an RBI.

 

Brooklyn Collins was the winning pitcher while Megan Music suffered the loss for the Lady Blackcats, now 1-5.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (4-2)…..................................... (16)3 – 19-4-0

 

PB (1-5)……........................................00 – 0-0-8

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Brooklyn Collins

 

LP – Megan Music

 

Hitting: Hannah Wampler 2h, 2 RBI; Savannah Parson 1 RBI; Victoria Lumpkins 1 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

HAZARD — Shelby Valley fell behind early on to Perry Central and came up on the short end of an 8-4 decision in a game played on March 30.

 

Krista Hampton had three hits for the Bat Kats, now 2-5. Taylor Newsome collected two hits and drove in one run while Angel Newsome added two hits.

 

Lauryn Amburgey was the winner for the Lady Dores, now 7-0. McKenzie Johnson suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (2-5)….............................001 002 1 – 4-13-2

 

PC (7-0)….............................240 020 x – 8-10-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Lauryn Amburgey

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Krista Hampton 3h; Taylor Newsome 2h, 1 RBI; Angel Newsome 2h, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................10

 

Pike Central…….....................…0

 

ERMINE — Letcher Central pounded out 13 hits and rolled to a 10-0 win over Pike Central in a game played on March 30.

 

Hannah Wampler had three hits and drove in two runs while Grayson Collier and Alyssa Franklin added a pair of RBI as LCC improved to 3-2.

 

Rachel Spangler was the winning pitcher while Haley Howell suffered the loss for Pike Central, 2-3.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

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

 

LC (3-2)…...............................221 401 – 10-13-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Rachel Spangler

 

LP – Haley Howell

 

Hitting: Hannah Wampler 3h, 2 RBI; Grayson Collier 2 RBI; Alyssa Franklin 2 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Phelps………...........................10

 

Mingo Central..........................4

 

PHELPS — Phelps erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning to take the lead away from Mingo Central and roll to a 10-4 win in a game played on March 30.

 

Kryslin Obermueller had two hits and drove in two runs as Phelps improved to 4-0. Lakyn Dotson knocked in three runs and Samantha Hurley drove in two while Lauren Briggs collected two hits.

 

Hannah Layne was the winning pitcher

 

At Phelps

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PH (4-0)…..000 071 2 – 10-8-1

 

MC (1-5)….001 100 2 – 4-4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hannah Layne

 

LP – Cisco

 

Hitting: Kryslin Obermuller 2h, 2 RBI; Lakyn Dotson 3 RBI; Samantha Hurley 2 RBI; Lauren Briggs 2h, Phelps.

 

 

 

Van, W.Va……...........................8

 

Tug Valley……...........................6

 

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Tug Valley fell behind early on and came up short against Van, falling 8-6 in a game played on March 30.

 

Taylor Mitchell belted a home and drove in two runs as the Lady Panthers fell to 1-4. Abby Spence added two hits and knocked in one run while Hailey Wilson singled and batted in two.

 

 

 

At Williamson, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

VN (2-1)…..............................340 000 1 – 8-8-0

 

TV (1-4)…...............................000 002 4 – 6-7-5

 

Hitting: Taylor Mitchell HR, 2 RBI; Abby Spence 2-1b, 1 RBI; Hailey Wilson 1b, 2 RBI, Tug Valley.

 

 

 

Paintsville……..........................6

 

Powell County.......................….2

 

JACKSON — Paintsville snapped a one-all tie with a three-run, fifth inning and the Lady Tigers went on to beat Powell County, 6-2, in the second annual Game On Kentucky Classic played at Breathitt County High School on March 30.

 

Jordan Mulcahy had two hits and knocked in one run as Paintsville improved to 7-3. Winning pitcher Anna Keeton drove in two runs and Swoop Williams added two hits.

 

 

 

At Jackson

 

(Game On Kentucky Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (7-3).............................…100 031 1 – 6-10-2

 

PC (2-4)….............................001 001 0 – 2- 8-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – Lexie Brewer

 

Hitting: Swoop Williams 2h; Jordan Mulcahy 2h, 1 RBI; Anna Keeton 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

East Ridge….........................….4

 

Phelps………..........................…0

 

PHELPS — East Ridge pitcher Caitlyn Coleman scattered seven hits as the Lady Warriors blanked Phelps, 4-0, in a game played on March 30.

 

Kailee Slone had three hits and drove in two runs as East Ridge improved to 3-1. Kelsey Damron added two hits and knocked in one run. Haley Parks collected two hits.

 

Hannah Layne suffered the loss as the Lady Hornets fell to 1-4.

 

 

 

At Phelps

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

ER (3-1)…..............................000 002 2 – 4-10-0

 

PH (4-1)…..............................000 000 0 – 0-7-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Caitlyn Coleman

 

LP – Hannah Layne

 

Hitting: Kailee Slone 3h, 2 RBI; Kelsey Damron 2h, 1 RBI; Haley Parks 2h, East Ridge.

 

Paintsville….............................7

 

Leslie County….........................2

 

JACKSON — Paintsville pounded out 12 hits and cruised to a 7-2 win over Leslie County in the second annual Game On Kentucky Classic played at Breathitt County High School on March 30.

 

Clara Blair had two hits and drove in two runs as Paintsville moved to 7-3. Cloe Lafferty added two hits and knocked in one run while Morgan Williams collected two hits.

 

Kate Fitch added an RBI to back the pitching of winner Anna Keeton.

 

 

 

At Jackson

 

(Game On Kentucky Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (7-3)….............................020 010 4 – 7-12-1

 

LC (5-4)….............................020 000 0 – 2- 7-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – Kameron Turner

 

Hitting: Cloe Lafferty 2h, 1 RBI; Clara Blair 2h, 2 RBI; Morgan Williams 2h; Kate Fitch 1 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Paintsville…….......................…4

 

Father Ryan, TN…......................3

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Paintsville built a four-run lead against Father Ryan (Tenn.) and held on for a 4-3 win in the Jackson County Softball Tournament played on March 25.

 

Cloe Lafferty had two hits and Swoop Williams knocked in one run as the Lady Tigers improved to 5-3.

 

Anna Keeton was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Cookeville, Tenn.

 

(Jackson County Tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

FR (1-4)…...................................000 003 – 3-5-0

 

PV (5-3)…...................................001 30x – 4-8-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – Rowan Jordan

 

Hitting: Cloe Lafferty 2h; Swoop Williams 1 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Lake Park, IL….....................…15

 

Paintsville…….....................…..1

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Paintsville hurler Anna Keeton was roughed up in the early innings as the Lady Tigers fell to Lake Park (Ill.), 15-1, in the Jackson County Softball Tournament played on March 25.

 

 

 

At Cookeville, Tenn.

 

(Jackson County Tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (4-3)……..............................001 0 – 1- 4-4

 

LP (3-2)……...............................474 x – 15-15-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Brianna Pisauro

 

LP – Anna Keeton

ON THE HILL: Letcher Central pitcher Max Baker delivers a pitch during a recent game.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, April 7, 2017

Pictured are PMC employees who recently completed hospital orientation. PMC welcomes these new staff members!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April is National Donate Life Month. Donation month is held to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation.

 

Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Trauma Department and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) will collaborate to bring awareness to organ, eye and tissue donation by hosting a kickoff event on the 11th floor Clinic Atrium on April 7. The event will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

KODA will be onsite providing information to those interested in becoming a donor, while providing registration materials and sign up forms.

 

“Our trauma department will be onsite to educate those in attendance regarding Traumatic Brain Injury and help clarify medical factors that determine someone being able to become a donor,” PMC Trauma Outreach Injury Prevention Coordinator Angie Reed said.

 

Reed said Trauma APRN Scott Suttles will be on hand to educate the public about becoming a donor and the impact it has on others.

 

Suttles is scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m.

 

“In the spirit of providing hope to those waiting and helping raise awareness of becoming a donor, our department and KODA have teamed up to hold this event,” Community and Hospital Outreach Coordinator for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Lauren Salyer said.

 

Drawing for gift cards will be held every two hours for those who register on the organ donor registry.

 

“We will have KODA Ambassador Bruce Smith onsite speaking about his experience with donation and how KODA has supported him post-transplant. Hearing a real life testimony can be life changing and really shows the importance organ donation can have,” Salyer added.

 

Smith is set to speak at noon at the event.

 

Refreshments and other giveaways will be available throughout the day.

 

For more information call 606-422-4950, or sign up at donatelife.org.

Author Name: 
Amanda Jo Lawson
Friday, March 31, 2017

PRESTONSBURG — Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held a Women’s History Conference as part of its Library Seminar Series. Judy K. Howell began the series in 1996 as a celebration that focuses on diversity. Throughout the day the class heard from regional professors.

 

Dr. Shirley Thomas opened up the conference by giving an overview of fashion throughout history and beauty treatments.

 

She discussed past fashion statements based on culture and ethnicity.

 

Following Thomas, Dr. Patsy Jackson gave insight on the importance of common health concerns faced by women. She encouraged attendees to review appropriate screenings to improve overall health.

 

The class also heard from, Dr. Donald Barlow, who discussed the challenges nurses faced during the time of wars of the past, such as, World War I, The Great War and World War II.

 

Professor Mike Austin presented success of social media outlets and how they provide new avenues of communication with others in our community and around the world. He also touched on the pros and cons of social media and provided advice for social media users.

 

Garrison Turner discussed the computers in the Space Program and how most were talented women in mathematics, physics and engineering. Those women were responsible for all calculations needed to put satellites and humans in space.

 

Following Turner, Michelle Fields spoke about Boudicca’s story – a fiery tale of a warrior queen who sought revenge against the mighty Roman Empire.

 

Her statue stands a stone’s throw from Big Ben.

 

Laura Ford Hall, the final speaker, discussed the top five communication challenges professional women face in the workplace and how these challenges can be overcome.

 

During the spring each year, BSCTC has presentations and performances that focus on different topics. In January the focus was on Appalachian History, February was Black History and March is Women’s History.

 

The BSCTC library works with the Campus Environment Team and Prestonsburg Women’s Club to provide this opportunity free of charge for citizens of the area.

 

Those in attendance were welcomed by Judy K. Howell and breakfast was provided by the Prestonsburg Women’s Club.

GUEST SPEAKERS: Laura Ford Hall, associate professor of communications at Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), far right, gave a presentation on communication challenges facing professional women during the Women’s History Conference on Friday, March 24 on the Prestonsburg campus of BSCTC. Shown are: Kay Johnson, Virginia Williamson Jones, Kathy Wagner and Hall.
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Author Name: 
Abigail Gibson
Friday, March 31, 2017

When Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Emergency Physician Cody Reynolds recently took his family on a vacation trip to Florida he never imagined his professional skills would save the life of a total stranger.

 

Reynolds was relaxing in his hotel room near the ocean when he noticed a man in distress while swimming.

 

It was then he rushed from his room across the street and pulled the man from the water.

 

“We noticed a young man that was staggering up the beach,” Dr. Reynolds recalled. “He was obviously intoxicated. We watched as he made his way up the beach and got closer and closer to the shore and eventually entered the water.”

 

Dr. Reynolds and his wife, Chelsea, became concerned when the couple noticed ocean waves knocking the man down, and then suddenly sweeping him off the shoreline and into the water.

 

“My instinct just kicked in,” Dr. Reynolds said as he rushed from his 12th floor hotel room across the street. “I rushed to the deserted beach as it was getting ready to storm.”

 

When Dr. Reynolds arrived along the shoreline the man was face down in the water and making little effort to get away from the high tide.

 

“I was so scared that Cody wasn’t going to make it in time,” Chelsea said. “I literally thought I was going to watch this man die.”

 

Dr. Reynolds grabbed the man, who was unaware of what was taking place and pulled him out of the water.

 

He then took the man to a lifeguard station several hundred feet away.

 

“I never thought twice about not going. That’s just in me. I want to save people. We do it every day. Hopefully I changed a young man’s life that day,” Dr. Reynolds concluded.

 

Dr. Reynolds, just one of the many dedicated physicians at PMC, focused on intervening to save the life of a stranger while miles and miles away from the comfort of his office.

Author Name: 
Amanda Jo Lawson
Friday, March 31, 2017

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