BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pikeville High School’s softball program has waited a long time for this moment.

 

The Lady Panthers used a six-run, sixth inning to pull away from three-time defending 15th Region champion Johnson Central, leaving little doubt in an 11-4 at Pike County Central High School on June 1.

 

Pikeville, now 30-6, won its first regional championship since 2002, advancing to play Madisonville-North Hopkins yesterday at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro.

 

The Lady Panthers finished as state runner-up earlier this season in the All “A” Classic.

 

Johnson Central, which saw its season end 17-10, was playing in its seventh consecutive title game and eighth in the past 10 seasons.

 

This marked the fourth meeting between the two teams this season. In three regular-season games, a combined six runs decided the outcomes.

 

The Lady Panthers took an early lead and never looked back. Outfielder Lindsey Lockhart belted a three-run homer on the fence in centerfield to push Pikeville up 3-0. It came just one batter after it appeared winning pitcher Erika Conn had homered over the fence in left but it was ruled foul.

 

Conn, who was tabbed the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, had an RBI single in the top of the third inning to extend the lead to 4-1.

 

The Lady Eagles cut the deficit to a pair of runs in the home third when Abi Fannin delivered an RBI single.

 

Conn smashed a solo home run in the fifth to put the Lady Panthers up 5-2. She finished with three hits in the win.

 

Johnson Central had its chance in the bottom of the inning, but Pikeville’s defense cut down a pair of baserunners at home.

 

Pikeville broke the game open on Conn’s two-run double in the sixth and a two-run single off the bat of Cassidy Lowe. Emily Hughes’ RBI single capped off the six-run frame.

 

Fannin belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to cap the scoring for the Lady Eagles.

 

Alexis Stanley, Savanna Nunemaker and Camryn Slone were all-tournament selections from Pikeville while losing pitcher Micailyn Pierce, Alaina Castle and Fannin were chose from JC.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

(15th Region championship)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PK (30-6)….....................301 016 0 – 11-15-2

 

JC (17-10)…....................011 000 2 – 4-10-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Erika Conn

 

LP – Micailyn Pierce

 

Hitting: Erika Conn HR, 2b, 1b, 2r, 4 RBI; Lindsey Lockhart 3-r HR; Cassidy Lowe 2r-1B; Emily Hughes 1b, 1 RBI, Pikeville; Abi Fannin 2r-HR, 1b, 3 RBI, Johnson Central.

 

 

PLENTY TO CELEBRATE: Pikeville players celebrate following Lindsey Lockhart’s three-run homer in the 15th Region championship game against Johnson Central. Below, Erika Conn is shown at the plate. Conn had three hits, including a home run and double as the Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Eagles, 11-4. Pikeville won its first championship since 2002.
Medical Leader | Photos by TEDDY PAYNTER
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, June 9, 2017

Jensyn Kyle Jude, son of Kayla and Jimmy Jude Jr., born May 28; weight: 7 lbs., 9 oz.

 

Aubrey Gail Johnson, daughter of Amanda and Damian Johnson, born May 29; weight: 7 lbs., 15 oz.

 

Emory Kate Addington, daughter of Diana and Ethan Addington, born May 29; weight: 6 lbs., 10 oz.

 

Madilyn Kate Trivette, daughter of Megan and Gordon Trivette, born May 30; weight: 5 lbs., 15 oz.

 

Kaitlynn Leigh Scullion, daughter of Tammie Tucker and Daniel Scullion, born May 30; weight: 5 lbs., 14 oz.

 

Ezekel David Lee May, son of Virginia and Michael May, born May 30; weight: 7 lbs.

 

Kolton Ernest Seth Shortridge, son of Kari and Seth Shortridge, born May 30; weight: 6 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Brilan Kaiden Jace Iricks, son of Whitney Newsome and Anthony Iricks, born May 30; weight: 6 lbs., 3 oz.

 

Macie Jordyn Hampton, daughter of Megan Tackett and Jordan Hampton, born May 31; weight: 7 lbs., 4 oz.

 

Iris Jane Minnis, daughter of Ashley and Jordan Minnis, born May 31; weight: 7 lbs., 1 oz.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Amos Murphy, 95, of Edgarton, W.Va., passed away June 5. Funeral, June 8. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy.

 

Ervin Carl Scott, 70, of Jeffersonville, formerly of Phelps, passed away June 1. Funeral, June 5. Burial, Scott Family Cemetery, Phelps.

 

Floyd Smith, 90, of Phelps, passed away May 31. Funeral, June 4. Burial, Stump Family Cemetery, Smith Fork, Phelps.

 

Mary Jean Sellards McCoy, 48, of McAndrews, passed away May 29. Funeral, June 2, McVeigh United Pentecostal Church, McVeigh. Burial, Henry Taylor Cemetery, Brushy.

 

Brian Keith Fouts, 52, of Left Fork, Virgie, passed away June 4. Funeral, June 7. Burial, Bentley Fouts Cemetery, Left Fork, Virgie.

 

Ricky Dean Kelly, 54, of Shelby Gap, passed away May 31. Funeral, June 3. Burial, Rob Ratliff Cemetery, Elkhorn City.

 

Junus Blake Bowling, 72, of Caney Creek, passed away May 30. Funeral, June 2. Burial, Booker Fork Cemetery, Caney.

 

Shelba Jean Tackett, 78, of Bowling Green, formerly of Floyd County, passed away May 30. Funeral, June 3. Burial, Jack Osborne Cemetery, Turkey Pen.

 

Brian Keith Fouts, 52, of Left Fork of Long Fork, passed away June 4. Funeral, June 7. Burial, Bentley Fouts Cemetery.

 

John Thomas Francis, 40, of Meta, passed away June 5. Funeral, June 9. Burial, Scalf Cemetery, Sidney.

 

Bruce Flanary Keene, 63, of Harold, passed away June 3. Funeral, June 6. Burial, Johnson Memorial Cemetery.

 

Auborn Helvey, 93, of Pikeville, passed away June 4. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War I. Funeral, June 7. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Ronald Keith Hunt, 63, of Phyllis, passed away June 5. Funeral, June 10. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.

 

Patty Carol Champlin, 47, of Pikeville, passed away May 26. Memorial service, May 31.

 

George E. Gooslin, 63, of Freeburn, passed away May 30. Funeral, June 3. Burial, Gooslin Cemetery, Peter Fork, McCarr.

 

Arlene Bartrum, 61, of Kite, passed away June 5. Funeral, June 9, Providence Old Regular Baptist Church, Topmost. Burial, Bates Cemetery, Kite.

 

Virginia Little, 64, of Dwale, passed away June 3. Funeral, June 7, Martin Branch Freewill Baptist Church, Estill. Burial, Bradley Cemetery, Decoy.

 

Patricia Lynn Moore Yates, 48, of McDowell, passed away May 31. Funeral, June 4, Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church, McDowell. Burial, Greenberry Hall Cemtery, McDowell.

 

Orville Hamilton, 84, of Galveston, passed away May 30. Funeral, June 2, Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church, Harold. Burial, Hamilton Cemetery, Branham’s Creeks, Harold.

 

Annis Bolen Shepherd, 77, of Garrett, passed away June 1. Funeral, June 5. Burial, Robert and Opal Bolen Cemetery.

 

Daniel Ray Howell, 43, of Harold, passed away June 2. Funeral, June 6 at Lower Toler Church of Christ. Burial, Keathley Cemetery.

 

Alpha Poe, 47, of Prestonsburg, passed away June 3. Funeral, June 6. Burial, Marsillett Family Cemetery, Salyersville.

 

Edna Grace Mullins, 88, of Prestonsburg, passed away June 3. Funeral, June 6. Burial, Newman Cemetery, Hi Hat.

 

David Lee Copley, 80, of Virgie, passed away June 6. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral, June 9. Burial, Robert Newsome Cemetery, Little Robinson Creek.

 

John Trimble Blackburn, 93, of Pikeville, passed away May 30. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Funeral, June 2, Bent Branch Old Regular Baptist Church, Meta. Burial, William Blackburn Cemetery, Meta.

 

Phillip Lloyd Justice, 87, of Pikeville, passed away June 1. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. Funeral, June 4. Burial, Miller Cemetery, John’s Creek.

 

Link Jo (Bolton) Sowards, 56, of Pikeville, passed away June 2. Funeral, June 4. Entombment, R.H. Ratliff Whispering Woodland Mausoleum, Shelbiana.

 

Lorna Fay Rowe, 66, of Elkhorn City, passed away June 6. Funeral, June 8. Burial, Elkhorn City Cemetery.

 

Noah Oscar Raines, 86, of Lexington, passed away May 29. Funeral, June 2. Burial, Raines Family Cemetery, Breaks, Va.

 

Larry Michael Raines, 61, of Pikeville, passed away May 26. Graveside service, June 7, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Phillip Bostic, 94, of Lily, passed away May 29. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral, June 2. Entombment, J.U. Thacker Mausoleum, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville.

 

Matilda Thacker, 89, of Pikeville, passed away June 2. Funeral, June 6. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.

 

Udale Flannery, 61, of Beaver, passed away June 3. Funeral, June 7. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Fred A. Stephens, 77, of Rome City, formerly of Floyd County, passed away May 30. Funeral, June 4. Burial, Campbell Family Cemetery, Mousie.

 

Betty Aileen Little Luxmore, 88, of Hi Hat, passed away May 26. Funeral, May 29. Burial, Boyd Cemetery, Hi Hat.

 

Virginia Lee Allen Spears, 90, of Cocoa Fla., formerly of Floyd County, passed away May 29. Funeral, June 3. Burial, Leonard Allen Cemetery, Maytown.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is teaming up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) again this year to host the Pike County Relay for Life event. Everyone is invited to Bob Amos Park in Pikeville on June 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight for this annual fundraiser to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

 

“Cancer affects the lives of so many families in our area,” said Nell Bedwell, RN, PMC Oncology Outreach Coordinator. “This event gives the community the opportunity to come together to recognize our patients and show them they are not alone.”

 

PMC’s theme this year is why do you relay? This theme was chosen because there are so many reasons individuals support Relay for Life. Some are there to honor a friend, encourage a spouse, or in remembrance of a loved one who lost their fight.

 

“Relay has brought the residents of Pikeville closer together in working to find a cure for cancer,” said Josh Johnson, Relay for Life Community Manager, Mid-South Division. “We have several teams that consist of families, churches and organizations that fundraise year round to help raise donations to help support the mission of the American Cancer Society.”

 

The event kicks off with the opening ceremony, as teams from all over the county gather to celebrate the hundreds of survivors who participate.

 

“Relay For Life is an opportunity for PMC employees to honor current and former patients, and raise awareness about cancer,” said Patty Thompson, PMC Public Relations Events Administrator.

 

“We also have a photo booth this year,” explained Thompson. “Please come by for a picture and share why you relay!”

 

Thompson encourages everyone to come by the PMC tent to say hello and enjoy refreshments. The PMC tent will serve as the first aid station for this event.

 

The survivors lap has become a very special part of the evening. Those who have won their fight against cancer are awarded a medal by the Survivor Committee and PMC chemotherapy nurses to celebrate their victory.

 

The caregivers lap gives those special people who take care of their loved ones with cancer a chance to be recognized.

 

After dark, the luminaria ceremony is held. Each candle represents someone special. Anyone can purchase a bag at the event and personalize it with a photo or message to remember loved ones lost or in honor of those still battling the disease.

 

The closing ceremony will begin at 11:30 p.m. to celebrate all that was accomplished and the commitment to continue the fight.

 

Relay For Life is a way for those affected by cancer to take action. It is a community’s opportunity to remember those lost and to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.

 

The ACS is the largest nongovernmental cancer research organization. For over 70 years the ACS has been funding research for cancer treatment and to find a cure. In fact, the ACS lists cancer as one of the leading causes of death in Kentucky. Money raised by events like Relay For Life help in their efforts to save lives.

 

Johnson projects that 300 people participate in the event this year. There is still time to organize a team. Register at relayforlife.org or call Johnson at 606-220-1017 for more information.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, June 2, 2017

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Mingo County was part of the trillion dollar coalfield which produced the black gold our country was built on.

 

Pike County, located just across the Tug River, was pulled into one of the most famous feuds in American history.

 

Together, this distinctive region offers unparalleled history.

 

This past weekend the official grand opening was held for the newly-opened Hatfield-McCoy Country Museum.

 

Adult visitors are asked to make a $5 donation while children 13 and under are asked for a $3 donation.

 

“This project has been three years in the making and has been under construction for the past two years,” West Virginia University Extension Professor Bill Richardson said.

 

Richardson said the current displays include primarily coal and Hatfield-McCoy history but will expand to include railroads and local history.

 

“We have world-class history right here at home and we are not taking advantage of it,” Richardson stated. “Other places have history, but not as famous as we do and they are using it as an economic engine.”

 

Museum visitors will have an opportunity to see one-of-a-kind artifacts from the region’s history and information displays about the Hatfield-McCoy Feud, coal heritage and more.

 

It features the largest collection of authentic Hatfield McCoy items in the world. Items on display include the burial records for Devil Anse, Johnse, Cap and Levicy Hatfield. “We have Johnse Hatfield’s signature and so much more.”

 

The museum also contains the Bee Ward Coleman collection – one of the richest collections of coal mining artifacts on display anywhere. Other key holdings include the not-guilty verdict for Sid Hatfield in his trial for the Matewan Massacre shootout. This document caused the largest battle in America since the Civil War.

 

Items in the museum have been featured on American Pickers, the History Channel and the Antiques Roadshow.

 

“We can go on and on about what we have here,” Richardson said. “We have the deed for the contested 5,000 acres of land that some believe started the feud; a gun found at the site of the feud’s climatic battle; the Battle of Grapevine and much more.”

 

Other attractions include the interior of a 1920’s coal camp house and an underground theatre that looks like the inside of a coal mine.

 

The museum is located in the former Williamson High School, 801 Alderson St., adjacent to Ambassador Christian Academy.

 

The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

 

For more details, visit hatfieldmccoycountrymuseum.com.

Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, June 2, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is observing Cataract Awareness Month in June to educate the public on a common eye disease that can cause blindness.

 

“A cataract clouds the lens of the eye and prevents clear vision,” said PMC Ophthalmologist Dr. Kay Hazelett. “Most cataracts are associated with aging but occasionally other conditions, medications or eye injuries are responsible for causing the cataract.”

 

The World Health Organization estimates that cataracts are responsible for 51 percent of blindness throughout the world. As people live longer, the number of people with cataracts is expected to grow.

 

Unlike many eye diseases, vision loss due to cataracts can be restored. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has a high percent success rate.

 

Dr. Hazelett said that with the technology today, cataract surgery is a quick procedure. “This surgery does not require patients to be put to sleep,” she said. “It is an outpatient surgery where patients can go home the same day.”

 

Cataracts usually form slowly in both eyes and as a result, changes in sight may not be noticed immediately. It generally does not cause pain.

 

These changes in vision and eyes may be signs of cataract:

 

• Cloudy, blurred or dimmed vision

• Difficulty with night vision

• Light sensitivity and/or glare especially when driving at night or in the rain

• Seeing “halos” around lights

• Progressive nearsightedness (unable to see things clearly unless they are close to the eye)

• Frequent and/or sudden changes in eyeglasses or contact lens prescription

• Fading and/or yellowing of colors

• Double vision in a single eye

• At times, a yellowish or milky spot on the eye’s pupil.

 

Diabetes and having a family history of cataracts can increase the risk for this disease.

 

For more information about cataracts or to schedule an eye exam with an ophthalmologist, call 606-218-2209.

 

Sources: Mayo Clinic, Prevent Blindness America

Dr. Kay Hazelette
Author Name: 
Kathy Atkins
Friday, June 2, 2017

How often in life do our plans get interrupted because of pressures of everyday life?

 

Hectic schedules, balancing budgets, illnesses and dealing with disagreeable people can disrupt our plans.

 

These disruptions can keep us from accomplishing our plans but not God’s plans for our lives.

 

As Job learned in Job 42:2, God… “can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” No matter what, God’s plans for our lives will always be accomplished. He will never be distracted or late when dealing with His people. If He promises us that He will always be there with us, then we can count on God keeping His promises to us. God will never forget His people nor will He neglect them.

 

Isn’t that an amazing truth and promise?

 

With all that is going on in the world around us, God always has time for each of us.

 

 

 

~ PMC Chaplain Chris Dool may be reached at 606-218-3969.

Friday, June 2, 2017

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The 18th annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon will take place during the Hatfield-McCoy Festival on June 10.

 

More than 1,000 runners are expected to take part in this year’s races entitled, “No Feudin,’ Just Running.’

 

The full marathon will begin at Food City in Goody and conclude in downtown historic Williamson. The 26.2 mile course will begin at 7 a.m.

 

The half mountain marathon will be at 7 a.m., at the same location and finish in historic downtown Matewan, W.Va.

 

Runners taking part in the River Road half marathon race will gather in downtown Matewan and the race will conclude in Williamson.

 

The double half marathon will begin at Food City. The first half will finish in Matewan and the second half will finish in Williamson.

 

This is a very unique race, especially for runners who want to capture two separate states on their running resume. The runs are scored and timed separately.

 

The HM 5K race begins and ends in Williamson. The race will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

 

The Hatfield McCoy Marathon was founded in 2000 and sponsored by the Tug Valley Road Runners Club. The inaugural race began with just 13 runners.

 

Upon registration you will be assigned to either the True Hatfields or the Real McCoys. Finishers times will be averaged and the fastest clan earns bragging rights. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tug of War stretches from West Virginia to Kentucky

 

 

 

MATEWAN, W.Va. — Hatfield descendants pull from the banks of West Virginia. McCoy descendants pull from the banks of Kentucky.

 

The Tug of War event held each year during the Hatfield-McCoy Reunion Festival is a signature event that draws the biggest crowd.

 

This year’s tug will begin at 4 p.m. on June 10.

 

Many who take part in the event tie it deeply with the Hatfield-McCoy Feud, fueled by Devil Anse Hatfield and Randolph McCoy.

 

It’s clear from all indications, there was no true winner in the feud, unless historical notoriety counts.

 

Feuds are a mighty struggle between two equals, or nearly equal, clans.

 

By day’s end, one clan or the other will take with them the bragging rights for another year.

 

No shots will be fired to end this stretch of rope from West Virginia to Kentucky – just muscle power.

 

 

 

 

 

Festival schedule of events

 

 

 

June 10

 

MATEWAN

 

8 a.m.: Vendor setup

 

8 a.m.: Kayak float

 

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Inflatables for kids

 

4 p.m.: Tug of War

 

7 p.m.: Photo contest awards

 

Train rides for kids all day

 

Air Boat tours all day

 

Mine Wars Museum opens at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

Entertainment Schedule

 

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Buchanan Bluegrass

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Mystery Mountain Boys

 

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Lowdown South

 

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Jim Harvey and Blackberry Jam

 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Lewis McCoy Band

 

8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Black Horse

 

June 10

 

 

 

WILLIAMSON

 

7 a.m. – Hatfield-McCoy Marathon

 

11 a.m. – Vendor setup

 

5 p.m. – Hatfield-McCoy Shindig

 

5 p.m. – Williamson Night Market

 

8 p.m. – Square Dance

 

5 p.m. — Midnight – Music

Friday, June 2, 2017

JACKSON — Letcher Central was limited to just a pair of hits as Hazard eliminated the Cougars from the 14th Region tournament with a 5-0 win in a game played at Breathitt County High School on May 30.

 

Central closed out its season at 19-15 while the Bulldogs, now 29-8, advanced to the finals against Perry County Central.

 

Max Baker went the distance and suffered the loss. He allowed only two earned runs. John Potter had one hit and walked twice.

 

Devin Morris struck out 14 batters and allowed two walks.

 

 

 

At Jackson

 

(14th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

HZ (29-8)…............................020 021 0 – 5-6-0

 

LC (19-15)…...........................000 000 0 – 0-2-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Devin Morris

 

LP – Max Baker

 

Hitting: John Potter 1b, 2-bb, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Johnson Central…...................10

 

Allen Central………....................0

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Johnson Central’s Trevor May went the distance tossing a three-hit shutout to lead the Golden Eagles to a 10-0 win in the opening round of the 15th Region tournament being played at Pike County Central on Memorial Day.

 

It was the last sporting event in Allen Central history, which will combine with South Floyd this fall to form Floyd Central High School. Allen Central opened in 1971-72, a consolidation of Garrett, Martin, Maytown and Wayland.

 

Johnson Central, now 29-7, was led by Jacob Patton’s two doubles and three runs batted in. Geordon Blanton added a two-run double.

 

Steven Howard, Cameron Nelson and Braydon Hamilton each had singles for the Rebels, who finished 10-26.

 

Chris Brown took the loss.

 

Johnson Central advanced to face Pike Central in the semifinals.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(15th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

AC (10-26)…..............................000 00 – 0-3-8

 

JC (29-7)……..............................051 4x – 10-8-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Trevor May

 

LP – Chris Brown

 

Hitting: Steven Howard 1b; Cameron Nelson 1b; Braydon Hamilton 1b, Allen Central; Jacob Patton 2-2b, 3 RBI; Geordon Blanton 2b, 2 RBI, Johnson Central.

 

Pike Central….......................….6

 

Pikeville……….......................…5

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central rallied to score five runs in the top of the seventh inning to stun Pikeville, 6-5, in the opening round of the 15th Region tournament being played at Pike County Central on Memorial Day.

 

Colton Lindsey’s RBI single tied the game at five and D’Sean Pinkleton’s RBI single put the Hawks in front.

 

The Hawks, now 21-16, advanced to the semifinals to face Johnson Central while Pikeville’s season ends at 24-8. The two teams had split during the regular season.

 

Seth Conn had two singles, scored and drove in one run while winning pitcher Brice Elkins singled and scored a pair of runs. Pinkleton collected two hits and batted in one run.

 

Andrew McNamee had two hits, including a double, and scored one run while losing pitcher Nate Brown added two hits, including a double. Tyler Elkins singled, scored twice and drove in one run.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(15th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (21-16)…............................100 000 5 – 6-7-4

 

PK (24-8)….............................001 400 0 – 5-8-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Brice Elkins

 

LP – Grayson Harris

 

Hitting: Seth Conn 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Brice Elkins 1b, 2r; D’Sean Pinkleton 2-1b, 1r, Pike Central; Andrew McNamee 2b, 1b, 1r; Nate Brown 2b, 1b; Tyler Elkins 1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

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

 

Prestonsburg……......................2

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Shelby Valley’s Chris Gunter blasted a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to highlight a four-run outburst that carried the Wildcats to a 4-2 win over Prestonsburg in the opening round of the 15th Region tournament being played at Pike County Central on Memorial Day.

 

Winning pitcher Jacob Beverly singled, scored and drove in one run as the Wildcats improved to 22-8 and advanced to the semifinals against Paintsville.

 

Shelby Valley managed just three hits. Hunter Mullins singled while Logan Billiter and Ty Riddle each scored.

 

Beverly went the distance, scattering five hits. He struck out seven and walked just one in the complete-game win.

 

Losing pitcher Scott Stapleton had an RBI single in the first inning, scoring Wes Hager who had walked. Stapleton had three hits in the game.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(15th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (22-8)….............................400 000 0 – 4-3-4

 

PB (24-10)…...........................100 100 0 – 2-5-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jacob Beverly

 

LP – Scott Stapleton

 

Hitting: Chris Gunter 3r-HR; Jacob Beverly 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Logan Billiter 1r; Ty Riddle 1r, Shelby Valley; Scott Stapleton 3-1b, 1 RBI, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

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

 

Lawrence Co…..........................1

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Paintsville’s Ben Daniels went 4-for-4 at the plate, including a pair of doubles, and drove in two runs to help lead the Tigers to a 4-1 victory over Lawrence County in the opening round of the 15th Region tournament being played at Pike County Central on Memorial Day.

 

Jake Hyden singled, scored and knocked in one run as the Tigers improved to 18-16 and advanced to face Shelby Valley in the semifinals.

 

Winning pitcher Mason Moore struck out 10 batters, walked two and scattered six hits in going the distance.

 

Tanner Smith doubled and scored.

 

C.J. Fairchild suffered the loss as Lawrence County’s season ends at 22-12.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(15th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (18-16)…...........................201 001 0 – 4-7-1

 

LC (22-12)…...........................000 010 0 – 1-6-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Mason Moore

 

LP – C.J. Fairchild

 

Hitting: Ben Daniels 2-2b, 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Jake Hyden 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Tanner Smith 2b, 1r, Paintsville.

 

 

 

SOFTBALL

 

Pikeville…………......................13

 

Belfry……………........................3

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pikeville punched its ticket to the 15th Region tournament championship game with a 13-3 win over Belfry in the second semifinal game played at Pike County Central on May 30.

 

Alexis Stanley and winning pitcher Erica Conn had three hits apiece and each drove in one run as Pikeville improved to 29-6 and advanced to face Johnson Central for the right to advance to the state tournament.

 

Stanley scored three times and Conn twice while Camryn Slone and Catie Rowe had two hits each and drove in one run. Rowe scored twice. Savanna Nunemaker had one hit, scored and batted in two while Emily Hughes added one hit, scored and added an RBI.

 

Kailee Rash suffered the loss as Belfry’s season ended at 22-14.

 

Taylor Maynard had an RBI while Kaelyn Stafford and Linzee Phillips had one hit apiece.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(15th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (22-14)…............................002 10 – 3- 3-6

 

PK (29-6)…..............................045 13 – 13-11-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Erica Conn

 

LP – Kailee Rash

 

Hitting: Alexis Stanley 3h, 3r, 1 RBI; Erica Conn 3h, 2r, 1 RBI; Camryn Slone 2h, 1 RBI; Catie Rowe 2h, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Johnson Central….....................9

 

Lawrence County......................2

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Johnson Central punched its ticket to the 15th Region tournament championship game with a 9-2 win over Lawrence County in the first semifinal game played at Pike County Central on May 30.

 

Morgan Hopson’s line a three-run triple to break open a close game and sent the Lady Eagles to their 17th win. JC will face Pikeville for the right to advance to the state tournament.

 

Courtney Collins added a solo home run and scored three times while Alyssa Hedrick collected two hits, scored twice and knocked in two runs. Annie Vanhoose added a solo home run.

 

Micailyn Pierce was the winning pitcher while Ciana Bowen suffered the loss.

 

Kassidi Cavins belted a solo home run and drove in two runs while Halli Caudill added four singles as LC finished 17-17.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(15th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (17-17)…........................000 000 2 – 2- 7-2

 

JC (17-9)…...........................101 143 x – 9-10-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Micailyn Pierce

 

LP – Ciana Bowen

 

Hitting: Morgan Hopson 3b, 3 RBI; Courtney Collins solo-HR, 3r; Alyssa Hedrick 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Annie Vanhoose solo-HR, Johnson Central.

 

 

 

Pikeville……...........................14

 

Magoffin County…....................4

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pikeville pounded out 11 hits, including a pair of home runs, and the Lady Panthers cruised to a 14-4 win over Magoffin County in the opening round of the 15th Region tournament being played at Pike County Central on Memorial Day.

 

Winning pitcher Erica Conn and outfielder Savanna Nunemaker each had two hits, including a home run each, as Pikeville improved to 28-6 and advanced to face Belfry in the semifinals.

 

Conn also doubled, scored one run and drove in three while Nunemaker added a double, scored twice and batted in two runs.

 

Alexis Stanley had three hits, including a triple and double, scored four runs and knocked in two while Lindsey McNamee had two hits, scored two runs and batted in one run.

 

Mahallie Ratliff suffered the loss as the Lady Hornets finished 11-13.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(15th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

MC (11-13)…...........................002 02 – 4- 3-6

 

PK (28-6)….........................(10)20 2x – 14-11-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Erica Conn

 

LP – Mahllie Ratliff

 

Hitting: Erica Conn HR, 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Savanna Nunemaker HR, 2b, 2r, 2 RBI; Alexis Stanley 3b, 2b, 1b, 4r, 2 RBI; Lindsey McNamee 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

 

Johnson Central….....................2

 

East Ridge……….......................1

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Johnson Central pitcher Micailyn Pierce outdueled East Ridge hurler Caitlyn Coleman as the Lady Eagles edged the Lady Warriors, 2-1, in the opening round of the 15th Region tournament being played at Pike County Central on Memorial Day.

 

Pierce allowed just two hits as Johnson Central improved to 16-9 and advanced to the semifinals against Lawrence County. East Ridge’s season ends at 17-15.

 

Alaina Castle and Abbi Fannin had two hits each and both drove in one run to lead the Lady Eagles.

 

Britney Tackett collected two hits and drove in the lone East Ridge run.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(15th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

ER (17-15)…...........................000 000 1 – 1-2-0

 

JC (16-9)…..........................…100 010 x – 2-7-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Micailyn Pierce

 

LP – Caitlyn Coleman

 

Hitting: Britney Tackett 2h, 1 RBI, East Ridge; Alaina Castle 2h, 1 RBI; Abbi Fannin 2h, 1 RBI, Johnson Central.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................14

 

Wolfe County……......................4

 

HINDMAN — Letcher Central’s Hannah Wampler had four extra base hits, including a home run and triple, to power the Lady Cougars to a 14-4 win over Wolfe County in the opening round of the 14th Region tournament being played at Knott County Central on Memorial Day.

 

Wampler scored four times and knocked in three runs as LCC improved to 22-17 and advanced to face Leslie County in the semifinals.

 

Alyssa Franklin added four hits, including a triple and double, scored twice and drove in four runs while Savannah Parson doubled twice, singled, scored a pair of runs and batted in three. Grayson Collier added four hits, including a double, scored four times and knocked in two runs.

 

Rachel Spangler was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Hindman

 

(14th Region tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (22-17)…...........................004 253 – 14-23-1

 

WC (20-11)…..........................003 010 – 4- 8-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Rachel Spangler

 

LP – Edith Kelley

 

Hitting: Hannah Wampler HR, 3b, 2-1b, 4r, 3 RBI; Alyssa Franklin 3b, 2b, 2-1b, 2r, 4 RBI; Savannah Parson 2-2b, 1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Grayson Collier 2b, 3-1b, 4 r, 2 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL PLAY: Pike County Central shortstop Ryan Eads (15) leaves second base to field the ball on a stolen base by Johnson Central’s Geordon Blanton (7). Meanwhile, PCC’s Brice Elkins (10), below, gets back to first base in time as JC first baseman Jacob Patton (4) waits on the throw. JC rolled, 10-0.
Medical Leader | Photos by TEDDY PAYNTER
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Liam Grayson Mitchell, twin son of Kayla Rogers and Chad Mitchell, born May 27; weight: 3 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Carl Kash Mitchell, twin son of Kayla Rogers and Chad Mitchell, born May 27; weight: 4 lbs., 7 oz.

 

Bayleigh McKenna KayLynn Akers, daughter of Terra Hamilton and Derek Akers, born May 26; weight: 5 lbs., 15 oz.

 

Miranda Kaye Campbell, daughter of Misty Collins and Randy Campbell, born May 25; weight: 7 lbs., 13 oz.

 

Callie Reese Cline, daughter of Shana and James Cline, born May 25; weight: 8 lbs., 2 oz.

 

Scarlett Fay Wright, daughter of Amber and Barry Wright, born May 24; weight: 9 lbs., 15 oz.

 

Carrigan Belle Davis, daughter of Amber and Randy Davis, born May 24; weight: 6 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Ellie Brooke Bailey, daughter of Danelle and Timothy Bailey, born May 24; weight: 6 lbs., 6.6 oz.

 

Kaden Michael James Hunt, son of Samantha and Kevin Hunt, born May 24; weight: 7 lbs., 3 oz.

 

Mazy Grace Thacker, daughter of Candace Burchett and Joseph Thacker, born May 24; weight: 6 lbs., 13 oz.

 

Bentley Marie Arnett, daughter of Janay Selvage and Patrick Arnett, born May 23; weight: 7 lbs., 4 oz.

 

Grayson Edward Sesco, son of Ashley and Jason Sesco, born May 23; weight: 8 lbs., 14 oz.

 

Taylee Rena Eden Swiger, daughter of Destiny and Evan Swiger, born May 23; weight: 5 lbs., 14.5 oz.

 

Bentley Walton Lowe, son of Heather Ray and Jamie Lowe, born May 23; weight: 7 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Liara Paige Hall, daughter of Elizabeth Lowe and Joshua Hall, born May 23; weight: 7 lbs., 2 oz.

 

Erika Gracelin Blankenship, daughter of Jerrika Fields and Eric Blankenship, born May 22; weight: 4 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Raylee Geane Oaks, daughter of Mickayla and Robert Oaks III, born May 22; weight: 6 lbs., 14 oz.

 

Kylie Jade Childers, daughter of Brandie and Bradley Childers, born May 22; weight: 7 lbs., 3.7 oz.

 

RaeLee Faith McCoy, daughter of Shawna Bailey and Edwin McCoy Jr., born May 20; weight: 7 lbs., 2 oz.

 

Camden Harper Rose, daughter of Bethani and Nathan Rose, born May 19; weight: 7 lbs., 13 oz.

 

Aubrey Nikole Hurley, daughter of Kace Chapman and Brandon Hurley, born May 19; weight: 7 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Robert Miles Lawson, son of Michelle Stepp and Mitchell Lawson, born May 18; weight: 8 lbs.

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