Bobby Hamilton Jr., 67, of Teaberry, formerly of Pikeville, passed away Jan. 8. Funeral, Jan. 12, Samaria Old Regular Baptist Church, Teaberry. Burial, John Hamilton Jr. Cemetery, Teaberry.

 

Cecilia A. Johnson, 55, of Langley, formerly of Melvin, passed away Jan. 9. Funeral, Jan. 12, Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church, Price. Burial, Big BJ Cemetery, Melvin.

 

James Curtis Campbell, 58, of Mousie, passed away Jan. 7. Funeral, Jan. 12, Ball Ranch Old Regular Baptist Church, Mousie. Burial, Campbell Cemetery, Mousie.

 

James Eugene Rister, 66, of Mousie, passed away Jan. 7. Funeral, Jan. 10, Ball Ranch Old Regular Baptist Church, Mousie. Burial, Slone Cemetery, Softshell.

 

Ralph Dotson, 68, of Phelps, passed away Jan. 7. Funeral, Jan. 12, Jamboree Church of God. Burial, Hurley Family Cemetery, Phelps.

 

Shirley Ann Coleman, 81, of Pikeville, passed away Jan. 4. Funeral, Jan. 7. Entombment, Isaac Thacker Memorial Mausoleum, Annie E. Young Cemetery.

 

Paul Dean Stanley, 81, of Harold, passed away Jan. 6. Funeral, Jan. 10. Burial, Roberts and Howell Cemetery, Harold.

 

Alma Conley Burruss, 95, of Prestonsburg, passed away Jan. 6. Funeral, Jan. 11. Burial, Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

 

David Dwayne Prater, 63, of Deane, passed away Jan. 3. Graveside services, Jan. 6, Lackey Cemetery, Lackey.

 

Phyllis June Harris May, 76, of Ulysses, formerly of Thacker, W.Va., passed away Jan. 8. Funeral, Jan. 11, Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Louisa. Burial, Yatesville Memorial Gardens.

 

Judy Burgraff Simpkins, 63, of McCarr, passed away Jan. 8. Memorial service, Jan. 11.

 

Roy David Peck, 64, of Delbarton, W.Va., formerly of Newtown, W.Va., passed away Jan. 4. Funeral, Jan. 8. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va.

 

Mary Lois Cole, 75, of Robinson Creek, passed away Jan. 9. Funeral, Jan. 13. Burial, Cole Cemetery, Sugar Camp.

 

Foster Justice, 73, of Buckfield, passed away Jan. 8. Funeral, Jan. 12. Burial, R.H. Ratliff Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Margaret Benedict, 79, of Virgie, passed away Jan. 4. Funeral, Jan. 8. Burial, Benedict Family Cemetery, Virgie.

 

Spicy McPeek, 91, of Virgie, passed away Jan. 7. Funeral, Jan. 11. Burial, Newsome Branch Cemetery, Penny Road.

 

Sharon Newsome England, 73, of Pawpaw, formerly of Virgie, passed away Jan. 3. Funeral, Jan. 6. Burial, Alvis Newsome Cemetery, Little Robinson Creek.

 

Betty Jo Smith, 59, of Jenkins, passed away Jan. 5. She was employed as a nurse for Pikeville Medical Center's Educational Department. Funeral, Jan. 7. Burial, Ratliff Cemetery, Draffin.

 

Mildred Faye Smith, 90, of Williamson, W.Va., passed away Jan. 7. Graveside services, Jan. 10, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy.

 

Nish Edward Carroll, 41, of McAndrews, passed away Jan. 6. Funeral, Jan. 13, Octavia Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Pinson Cemetery, Sidney.

 

Michael Lewis Koch, 64, of Turkey Creek, passed away Jan. 7. He was owner and operator of Tug Valley Veterinary in Williamson, W.Va. Per his request, there will be no services.

 

Linda Fay Allen, 47, of Williamson, W.Va., passed away Jan. 6. Funeral, Jan. 10. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va.

 

James Howard Hensley Jr., 64, of Hamden, Ohio, formerly of Pike County, passed away Jan. 3. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Funeral, Jan. 6. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Ivel.

 

Jonas Lloyd Miller Jr., 92, of Pikeville, passed away Jan. 8. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II under General George Patton. Funeral Jan. 13. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.

 

Kenneth Ray Chapman, 71, of Louisville, formerly of Pike County, passed away Jan. 3. Funeral, Jan. 8. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.

 

James Franklin "Jimmy" Blair, 66, of Pikeville, passed away, Jan. 4. Funeral, Jan. 8, Cornerstone Christian Church. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park.

 

Linda Kaye Gooslin Butcher, 68, of Italy, Texas, passed away Dec. 31. Funeral, Jan. 8. Entombment, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy.

 

Brenda F. Duty, 66, of McCarr, passed away Jan. 3. Funeral, Jan. 6. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy.

 

Herman Anderson, 81, of Phyllis, passed away Jan. 7. Funeral, Jan. 11, Upper Grapevine Church of Christ. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.

 

George Swiney, 68, of Elkhorn City, passed away Jan. 6. Funeral, Jan. 10. Burial, Trace Fork Cemetery.

 

Geraldine Thacker, 86, of Shelbiana, passed away Jan. 6. Funeral, Jan. 8. Burial, Wilson Cemetery, Draffin.

 

James "Garnet" Anderson, 95, of Regina, passed away Jan. 4. Funeral, Jan. 7, Blessed Hope Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville.

 

Tammy Bennett Hall, 54, of Phyllis, passed away Jan. 3. Memorial service, Jan. 7.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Blakely Jet Karroll Jones-Anderson, daughter of Tiffany Chaney, born Dec. 27; weight: 7 lbs., 11 oz.

 

Brody Kyle Bearden, son of Bethan Jones and Timothy Bearden, born Dec. 27; weight: 9 lbs., 4 oz..

 

Aiden Christopher Stanley, son of Kaitlyn and Michael Stanley, born Dec. 27; weight: 6 lbs., 12 oz.

 

Michael Carter Elliott, son of Amanda Hicks and Michael Elliott, born Dec. 28; weight: 6 lbs., 12 oz.

 

Joshua Wade Hayton, son of Courtney and Joshua Hayton, born Dec. 28; weight: 5 lbs., 9 oz.

 

Jacob Ryan Darnell, son of Sasha Ratliff and Nicholas Darnell, born Dec. 29; weight: 6 lbs., 10 oz.

 

Rylie Paige Adkins, daughter of Mindy and Joseph Adkins, born Dec. 29; weight: 8 lbs., 5 oz.

 

Ezra Kain Stanley, son of Cearra and Sean Stanley, born Dec. 30; weight: 7 lbs., 5 oz.

 

Silas Cade Blair, son of Samantha and Canaan Lee Blair, born Dec. 30; weight: 6 lbs., 10 oz.

 

Liam Andrew Tackett, son of Tasia and Jeremy Tackett, born Dec. 30; weight: 7 lbs., 9.4 oz.

 

Kimmie River Damron, daughter of Telia and Nathan Damron, born Dec. 30; weight: 5 lbs., 13 oz.

 

Hayden Keegan Douglas Stewart, son of Emily Justice and Joseph Stewart, born Dec. 30; weight: 6 lbs., 2 oz.

 

Jaxon Reece Cure, son of Shelley and Michael Cure, born Dec. 31; weight: 8 lbs., 3 oz.

 

Macon Stone Brewer, son of Allison and Neil Brewer, born Dec. 31; weight: 7 lbs., 13 oz.

 

Cheyenne Faith Miller, daughter of Crystal Rose, born Dec. 31; weight: 6 lbs., 9.5 oz.

 

Cooper Ray Akers, son of Elisha and Ray Akers, born Dec. 31; weight: 8 lbs., 2 oz.

 

Emmitt Blake Clark, son of Jessica Huffman and Jordan Clark, born Dec. 31; weight: 7 lbs., 14 oz.

 

Mason Cole Blankenship, son of Stephanie Estep, born Dec. 31; weight: 6 lbs., 4 oz.

 

Addyson Lenay Rayne Keeton, daughter of Amber Blackburn, born Dec. 31; weight: 5 lbs., 4 oz.

 

Mailie Ann Thornsbury, daughter of Jessica and Larry Thornsbury, born Dec. 31; weight: 5 lbs., 13 oz.

 

Kayden Ethan Kendrick, son of Randa Corbiere and Alex Kendrick, born Jan. 1; weight: 7 lbs., 9 oz.

 

Skylar Jace Hamilton, son of Crystal and Richard Hamilton, born Jan. 1; weight: 7 lbs., 5.1 oz.

 

Abbie Grace Cole, daughter of Racheal and Curtis Cole, born Jan. 1; weight: 9 lbs., 6 oz.

 

Amelia Jaymes Rose, daughter Ashley Rose, born Jan. 2; weight: 7 lbs., 7 oz.

 

Payton Jayce Brunty, son of Strassa Music, born Jan. 2; weight: 6 lbs., 13 oz.

 

Austin Tolby Grant Bowman II, son of Tiffany May and Austin Bowman I, born Jan. 3; weight: 7 lbs.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cancer survivors often come out the other side of the fight with a renewed purpose. This was definitely true for Tammy Schroder, former patient of Dr. Ruth Lavigne, Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Radiation Oncologist. This purpose inspired her brother, Bob Guthier, who was losing his own fight with cancer, to do as she had done.

 

Schroder began seeing Dr. Lavigne in 2013 for radiation treatments for breast cancer, back when her practice was still in Cincinnati. "When I initially met Tammy, I was struck with her sensitivity and empathy toward the patients around her," said Dr. Lavigne. "She has such a giving spirit, and tremendous faith."

 

Soon after, Dr. Lavigne informed Schroder that she and her husband, Dr. Brad Collett, were moving their practice to Pikeville. She explained that the instances of breast and lung cancers were high in this area and she felt like they could do the most good with their skills and treatment abilities.

 

"Dr. Lavigne and Dr. Collett are the heroes in this story," Schroder expressed. "They are the ones who gave up their life in the city to move to Pikeville to serve more patients."

 

Schroder visits Pikeville twice a year for her check-ups with Dr. Lavigne. Each time she visits, she brings gifts for the radiation oncology patients of PMC, primarily with breast cancer.

 

"While having cancer you are given a platform," Schroder explained. "And I just felt that I am blessed with so many friends and family, that they would join in my efforts to help cancer patients in Pikeville. So I just ask and people give."

 

The first time Schroder and her friends visited, they brought food. She made a simple request on Facebook and people in her community began bringing things to her home. "I compared it to the story in the Bible of the loaves and the fishes," Schroder said. "The food just multiplied on my porch."

 

"The fact that she and her friends give so selflessly to others, and the work they pour into the giving, speaks volumes," said Dr. Lavigne.

 

Now when they visit, they bring lovely handbags filled with items that Schroder knows first-hand are beneficial to breast cancer patients. "These gifts mean so very much to patients at such a critical time in their lives," Dr. Lavigne expressed. "Their impact can't be described in words, only by the looks on their faces."

 

The bags Schroder and her friends have put together are filled with personal care items, lotion, soap, body wash, a blanket, a hat, etc.

 

This act of generosity and kindness inspired her brother to request that she continue her work and not forget about the men fighting cancer. After her brother's death, Schroder and the close friends who had been helping with her efforts at PMC started the Bobby G. Memorial Fund.

 

"We asked in lieu of flowers, for donations to the Bobby G. Memorial Fund," said Schroder. "To date we have had $10,000 donated! With my brothers passing and his wishes to help send donations, it is a beautiful way to honor his legacy," said Schroder.

 

All of those close to him were encouraged to donate to this fund so that these friends could purchase Walmart gift cards to be added to the gifts given to PMC's radiation oncology patients. Dr. Lavigne and Dr. Collett use their own discretion to determine need to distribute the gift cards to their patients.

 

"The money will be used to support Dr. Lavigne and Dr. Collett as long as they are in Pikeville," Schroder said. This group of ladies met with the doctors on their last visit to Pikeville to find out what the needs of their male patients might be. More specialized gifts for men will be delivered on their next trip.

 

"This is not about me," said Schroder. "I had so much wonderful support during my cancer and I just wanted to give back. To whom much is given much is expected."

 

"Tammy has begun a movement of goodness, supported by her friends and the wishes of her brother at his own end-of-life due to cancer," Dr. Lavigne concluded. "We could not be more grateful to each and every one of them."

BLESSED: Pikeville Medical Center's Dr. Ruth Lavigne, right, is pictured with former cancer patient Tammy Schroder, center, and Schroder's friends. The group visits Pikeville twice each year to lift the spirit of other patients.
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Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, January 12, 2018

PIKEVILLE — The City of Pikeville's growth is continuing to move forward in 2018.

 

"In 2018, our focus will remain on economic development. We will continue working with Enterblu, AppHarvest, SilverLiner and Seven Peaks, which is one of our announced tenants, in moving those projects toward construction," City Manager Philip Elswick said. "We have some work to do as far as our infrastructure, so we will be working closely with them to do that."

 

Elswick said the Enterprise Industrial Park is essentially full.

 

"That's going to put roughly 1,200 people back to work. So, we expect to see an influx of cash into the local and regional economy. With that, people will drive one, maybe two hours to work for a company in the park," he said. "There's also going to be new people coming into town, so we are looking at potential areas for housing."

 

Elswick said officials will be working to attract downtown development.

 

"We're currently doing a project now on Second Street, which we call Second Street Street Escape. Essentially we're looking at ways to make it more pedestrian friendly and attract people downtown," he said. "Main Street Director Minta Trimble has other things planned for the spring, summer and fall months to highlight Second Street."

 

He said the city will continue to focus on bringing additional businesses along the U.S. 23 corridor.

 

"Beyond that we will also continue working on our broadband initiative, which is designed to bring gigabit service to every part of town," Elswick said. "This will likely be done in phases because of the enormous construction cost to that project."

 

The waste water treatment plant project is still in the works and under construction.

 

"We also have a number of other infrastructure projects such as the air water treatment plant. We're trying to upgrade the intake, so we can produce more water," he said.

 

Elswick said with the opening of Dueling Barrels, Second Street will become the backdoor of the distillery and the city can expect to have a lot more traffic, in addition to several downtown vendors.

 

"Dueling Barrels is projected to be open this spring. We anticipate that being added to the Bourbon Trail, so if that is the case we will have a significant number of people come through Pikeville each year so they can complete the trail," he said.

 

Asia Grill, MOD Pizza and Starbucks, which will be located in Food City, are working on creating a presence in Pikeville.

 

The city is continuing to work on its bike project, which looks to be completed before 2019.

 

"With the bike project, we want to make the area more pedestrian and bike friendly. So we hope that will open up more transportation alternatives," Elswick said.

 

He said they hope to get a Trail Town destination and will continue working on the initiative.

 

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) is in the construction process of building their advanced technology center.

 

"We're very excited for our city this year. We are thrilled about it, everything we're doing enhances the quality of life for the city, our residents and businesses," Elswick concluded.

 

Author Name: 
Abigail Gibson
Friday, January 12, 2018

PIKEVILLE — The City of Pikeville held an unveiling of the Pikeville City Blessing Box during a ceremony held outside the police station on Jan. 8.

 

The motto is simple – Take what you need, and leave what you can.

 

"The blessing box began because there were individuals in the community who wanted to serve," Pikeville City Commissioner Kim May-Downey said.

 

Individuals were making baskets and bags of supplies to give to people in need.

 

"The items were being taken to different places, like underneath bridges and other unsafe places," she said. "My concern became how people can do good things without putting themselves at risk or in danger, to make sure people who really need it have access to it."

 

City officials wanted to provide a safe place where things can be left and a safe place where things can be picked up by those who need it.

 

May-Downey said there is a need in our community for people who are unable to purchase food, toiletries and other items.

 

"This country has a problem with hunger, and with this blessing box in our community, we are trying to find ways to alleviate the issues of hunger for seniors, adults and also children," she said.

 

She praised first responders for playing a large role in this project.

 

"I want to thank our first responders who have taken on this challenge in constructing the blessing box on off-the-clock hours. I am so thankful for their hard work and dedication. They are so devoted to this community and serving this community," she said.

 

May-Downey said it's a fantastic feeling to see the blessing box is already off to a good start.

 

"I'm absolutely thrilled that the blessing box has been so well received by our community," she concluded. "It will be exciting to see what changes that it can bring into our community and the needs it can fulfill."

 

The City of Pikeville is also working on placing another blessing box at Fire Station One on Chloe Road, and is projected to be completed in the spring.

RIBBON CUTTING: The area's newest Blessing Box was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the Pikeville City Police Department on Jan. 8.
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Author Name: 
Abigail Gibson
Friday, January 12, 2018

Walking is low-risk and easy to start. It can help keep you fit and reduce your risk of serious diseases, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more.

 

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Nurse Practitioner Delfina Dixon said, "Walking is a safe and effective form of exercise to increase metabolism and decrease body fat. Walking helps maintain body flexibility and mobility. Walking over one mile everyday improves cardiac output and lowers blood pressure."

 

A regular walking program can also improve your cholesterol profile, lower blood pressure and stamina, boost bone strength and prevent weight gain.

 

All you need to get started are comfortable clothes and supportive shoes. Layer loose clothing, keeping in mind that brisk exercise elevates the body's temperature.

 

Work on your technique. Begin with short distances. Start with a stroll that feels comfortable (perhaps five to ten minutes) and gradually increase your time or distance each week by 10-20 percent by adding a few minutes or blocks.

 

Focus on posture. Keep your head lifted, tummy pulled in and shoulders relaxed. Swing your arms naturally. Avoid carrying hand weights since they put extra stress on your elbows and shoulders. Do not over stride. Select a comfortable, natural step length. If you want to move faster, pull your back leg through more quickly.

 

Breathe deeply. If you cannot talk or catch your breath while walking, slow down. At first, forget about walking speed. Just get out there and walk.

 

The end of your walk is an ideal time to stretch since your body is warmed up. Stretch your hamstrings and calves as well as your chest, shoulders and back. Hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.

 

Track your progress. Although experts recommend walking at least 30 minutes a day, there are no hard and fast rules. Walking 60 minutes/day and brisk intervals will help you burn more calories. Fit walking into your schedule whenever you can. That may mean three 10 minute walks over the course of a day. The best schedule is one that keeps you walking and keeps you fit.

 

For more information about wellness and weight loss call 606-218-2205 or visit www.pikevillehospital.org.

 

Source: American Heart Association

Author Name: 
Carol Casebolt
Friday, January 12, 2018

Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations in a time of national disaster.

 

The city of Jerusalem was destroyed, Israel was defeated, and many people were taken to Babylon. It was a time of great sadness.

 

It was a time when people were asking, "Does God love me?" In the midst of sadness, the prophet Jeremiah gave us this reminder in Lamentations 3:22-23, "The Lord's loving kindness indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

 

When confronted with a terrible event (illness or death), many people wonder about God's loving kindness.

 

They may ask why God allowed this event to happen. They may even wonder if God cares about them. Jeremiah reminds us all of the love that God has faithfully given to us every day.

 

He is always there for us because He loves us. His love is everlasting!

 

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

Author Name: 
Chris Dool
Friday, January 12, 2018

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pulled away from Belfry in the second half to earn a 70-55 win in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 9.

 

Wyatt Battaile poured in a game-high 22 points and Connor Roberts added 16 as the Panthers improved to 11-3. Cade Byers added 12.

 

Isiah Roblee tossed in 21 points for the Pirates, now 5-7. Wilson Harris finished with a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Devin Varney finished with 18.

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (5-7)…................................13 11 12 19 – 55

 

PK (11-3)….............................16 10 19 25 – 70

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (55) – Isiah Roblee 21; Wilson Harris 12; Koleston Blankenship 2; Devin Varney 18; and Dezmon Roblee 2. Totals: 17(5) 6-7 55.

 

Pikeville (70) – Wyatt Battaile 22; Evans Rhodes 9; Zach Hamilton 7; Connor Roberts 16; Kyle Watkins 4; and Cade Byers 12. Totals: 24(3) 13-27 70.

 

Tug Valley………......................40

 

Mingo Central…......................37

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley held on down the stretch to slip past Mingo Central a game played on Jan. 9.

 

Mason Layne finished with 14 points for the Panthers, now 5-3.

 

Jeremy Dillon led all scorers for the Miners (5-2) with 31 points.

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (5-2)…...................................4 15 8 10 – 37

 

TV (5-3)…..................................15 4 14 7 – 40

 

Scoring:

 

Mingo Central (37) – Jeremy Dillon 2(7) 6-6 31; Josh Reed 1 1-2 3; Drew Hatfield 0(1) 0-2 3; and Garrett Brown 0 0-2 0. Totals: 3(8) 7-10 37.

 

Tug Valley (40) – Jonathan Blankenship 1(1) 1-2 6; Bryson Preece 1 0-0 2; Tyler May 2(1) 0-0 7; Levi Davis 3 1-2 7; Colby Savage 2 0-0 4; and Mason Layne 7 0-0 14. Totals: 16(2) 2-4 40.

 

Betsy Layne….....................….50

 

Prestonsburg…....................…46

 

PRESTONSBURG — Betsy Layne erased a fourth-quarter deficit to rally past Prestonsburg, 50-46, in a district matchup played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 9.

 

Grant Orsborn tossed in a game-high 16 points for the Bobcats, now 7-8. Byron Hammond finished with 12 and Zach Bentley added 10.

 

Phil Cornett tallied nine for the Blackcats, who fell to 5-11.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (7-8)…..................................9 11 11 19 – 50

 

PB (5-11)...................................12 12 13 9 – 46

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (50) – Grant Orsborn 5(1) 3-9 16; Zach Bentley 2(2) 0-0 10; Jordan Frazier 1(1) 0-0 5; Morris Adkins 1 3-6 5; Byron Hammond 6 0-1 12; Nate Mims 0 1-4 1; and M.K, McKinney 0 1-2 1. Totals: 15(4) 8-22 50.

 

Prestonsburg (46) – Adam Slone 2 4-5 8; Drake Nunnery 3 0-2 6; Grant Justice 1 2-2 4; Austin Endicott 2 1-2 5; Graham Burchett 1 0-0 2; Gunnar Williams 2 2-2 6; Phil Cornett 1(2) 1-3 9; and Dalton Trusty 1 4-4 6. Totals: 13(2) 14-20 46.

 

GIRLS

 

Paintsville……........................53

 

East Ridge……........................49

 

LICK CREEK — Paintsville built a first-half lead and held on down the stretch to escape with a 53-49 win in a game played at the Reservation on Jan. 10.

 

Elizabeth Williams poured in a game-high 24 points as the Lady Tigers improved to 11-5. Presley Chirico chipped in 10.

 

Hannah Mullins and Britney Tackett tossed in 10 apiece to lead the Lady Warriors (9-8).

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (11-5)….............................15 17 6 16 – 53

 

ER (9-8)…............................…10 13 10 16 – 49

 

Scoring;

 

Paintsville (53) – Elizabeth Williams 4(5) 1-1 24; Presley Chirico 5 0-0 10; Katelyn Newsome 1 4-5 6; Anna Keeton 3 0-0 6; Allison Hall 2 0-0 4; and Katelyn Fitch 1 1-2 3. Totals: 16(5) 6-8 53.

 

East Ridge (49) – Hannah Mullins 5 1-3 11; Kelsi Slone 2 0-0 4; Sarah Tackett 4 0-0 8; Katie May 0(1) 2-2 5; Haylee Meade 2(2) 0-0 10; and Britney Tackett 4 3-4 11. Totals: 17(3) 6-9 49.

 

Shelby Valley…….....................68

 

Magoffin County…..................22

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley overcame a slow start to pull away and beat Magoffin County, 68-22, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 10.

 

Kayla Newsom tossed in a game-high 14 points for the Lady Kats, now 12-3. Alyssa Elswick followed with 12 while Cassidi Wright and Summer Rose added 10 each.

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (3-12)…..............................7 4 8 3 – 22

 

SV (12-3)….............................10 22 25 11 – 68

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (22) – Haley Barnet 1(1) 0-0 5; Morgan Damron 1 0-2 2; Kenlee Wireman 1 2-4 4; and Kennedi Stacy 3(1) 2-3 11. Totals: 6(2) 4-7 22.

 

Shelby Valley (68) – Cassidi Wright 1(2) 2-6 10; Summer Rose 4 2-3 10; Alyssa Elswick 6 0-0 12; Kayla Newsom 7 0-0 14; Cassidy Rowe 1(2) 0-0 8; Tori Hampton 1 3-4 5; Makayla Elswick 0(1) 0-0 3; Kaitlyn Adkins 1 0-0 2; Alyssa Newsom 1 0-0 2; and Kyleigh Tackett 0 2-2 2. Totals: 22(5) 9-11 68.

 

Shelby Valley……....................54

 

Belfry……………......................41

 

GOODY — Shelby Valley took charge early on and cruised to a 54-41 win over Belfry in a game played on Jan. 9.

 

Kayla Newsom tossed in 16 points to share game-high scoring honors as the Lady Kats moved to 11-3. Cassidy Rowe followed with 13.

 

Kailee Rash finished with 16 for the Lady Pirates, now 9-7. McKenzie Maynard chipped in 10.

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SV (11-3)……..........................15 17 11 11 – 54

 

BF (9-7)……..........................…8 11 5 17 – 41

 

Scoring:

 

Shelby Valley (54) – Kayla Newsom 7 2-2 16; Cassidy Rowe 2(3) 0-0 13; Summer Rose 2 2-2 6; Cassidi Wright 1(1) 0-0 5; Kyleigh Tackett 1 3-4 5; Tori Hampton 1(1) 0-0 5; and Alyssa Elswick 2 0-0 4. Totals: 16(5) 7-8 54.

 

Belfry (41) – Kailee Rash 2(3) 3-6 16; McKenzie Maynard 3 4-5 10; Lyndsey Miller 1 3-8 5; Robbi-Ann Brewer 0(1) 1-2 4; Ariel Mounts 0(1) 0-0 3; and Linzee Phillips 1 1-2 3. Totals: 7(5) 12-23 41.

 

Pike Central…......................…69

 

Phelps…………........................45

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central ran out to a halftime lead against Phelps and went on to score a 69-45 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Jan. 9.

 

Kylea Stanley led all scorers for the Lady Hawks (13-3) with 20 points. Cassidy Mullins followed with 13 and Bailey Birchfield chipped in 11.

 

Danielle Prater paced the Lady Hornets, now 8-6, with 14 points. Gabbi McCoy added eight.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (8-6)….................................6 10 10 19 – 45

 

PC (13-3)….............................14 19 21 15 – 69

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (45) – Danielle Prater 5 4-4 14; Chloe Smith 1(2) 0-0 8; Gabbi McCoy 3 3-5 9; Britnee McCoy 1 0-0 2; Alyssa Sargent 1 2-2 4; and Kacie Dotson 2 4-4 8. Totals: 13(2) 13-15 45.

 

Pike Central (69) – Cassidy Mullins 6 1-2 13; Hailey Boyd 3 0-0 6; Lexi Newsome 0(2) 0-0 6; Bailey Birchfield 1(3) 0-0 11; Kylea Stanley 10 0-1 20; Kelsi Brinager 4 0-0 8; and Rebecca Diamond 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 25(6) 1-3 69.

 

Betsy Layne….........................62

 

Prestonsburg….......................55

 

PRESTONSBURG — Betsy Layne held off Prestonsburg in the second half to earn a hard-fought 62-55 win in a district showdown played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 9.

 

Megan Frazier poured in a game-high 27 points as the Lady Bobcats moved to 5-9. Destiny Compton followed with 17.

 

Reesce Endicott led the Lady Blackcats (4-10) with 16 points while Alivia Slone and Allison Campbell chipped in 11 each.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (5-9)…................................15 16 14 17 – 62

 

PB (4-10)…..............................10 12 17 16 – 55

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (62) – Megan Frazier 12(1) 0-0 27; Destiny Compton 6 5-6 17; Caroline Ariaz 1(1) 1-5 6; Lauryn Watkins 2 2-2 6; Alex Jarvis 2 0-0 4; and Kenadie Boyette 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(2) 8-12 62.

 

Prestonsburg (55) – Grace Trusty 1 0-0 2; Reesce Endicott 4(2) 2-4 16; Alivia Slone 3(1) 2-2 11; Allison Campbell 4(1) 0-1 11; Nicole Burchett 3 2-5 8; Celina Mullins 1(1) 0-2 5; and Maddy Rainey 1 0-1 2. Totals: 17(5) 6-13 55.

LOOSE BALL: Pikeville's Evan Rhodes (5) has the ball slapped away by Belfry's Devin Varney (3) during a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 9. The Panthers pulled away to beat the Pirates.
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PRESTONSBURG — Floyd Central jumped out to an early lead against Prestonsburg and cruised to a 75-33 win in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 6.

 

Brady Conn led a balanced attack with a game-high 18 points as the Jaguars moved to 9-6. Kolby Slone followed with 13 and J.R. Tackett chipped in 11.

 

Drake Nunnery tossed in 11 points for the Blackcats, now 4-10.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (9-6)…...............................22 18 18 17 – 75

 

PB (4-10)..............................….7 12 9 5 – 33

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (75) – J.R. Tackett 3 5-7 11; Brady Conn 7 4-8 18; Dylan Caudill 3 0-0 6; Ethan Smith-Mills 3(1) 0-0 9; Blake Johnson 2 0-0 4; Rylee Samons 1(2) 0-0 8; Caleb Hager 0(1) 1-2 4; Payton Tackett 0 2-2 2; and Kolby Slone 5(1) 0-0 13. Totals: 25(4) 12-19 75.

 

Prestonsburg (33) – Adam Slone 1 0-0 2; Chandler Nelson 1 0-2 2; Drake Nunnery 3 5-15 11; Grant Justice 1 2-2 4; Graham Burchett 0(1) 1-3 4; Gunnar Williams 1(1) 0-0 5; Garrison Yates 0 1-2 1; and Alex Osborne 2 0-0 4. Totals: 9(2) 9-24 33.

 

Simon Kenton……...................77

 

Johnson Central…...................63

 

RUSSELL — Johnson Central

 

iod against Simon Kenton and fell 77-63 in the Marvin Meredith Classic played at Russell High School on Jan. 6.

 

Jacob Rice finished with 24 points to lead the Golden Eagles, now 8-8. Cory VanHoose added 14.

 

Kelly Niece led all scorers for the Pioneers (10-4) with 27 points.

 

At Russell

 

(Marvin Meredith Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (8-8)…................................20 14 10 19 – 63

 

SK (10-4)..............................…19 14 24 20 – 77

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (63) – Cory VanHoose 6 2-5 14; Jacob Rice 6(4) 0-0 24; Isaiah May 2(1) 0-0 7; Bryson Hackney 0 2-2 2; Gabe Ferrel 3 0-2 6; Dawson Burton 1 1-3 3; Braxton Bentley 2 1-2 5; and Evan Adkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21(5) 6-14 63.

 

Simon Kenton (77) – Andrew Robinson 2 0-0 4; Kelly Niece 10(2) 0-0 26; Jon Hensley 3 2-4 8; Chaz Kitchens 2 2-2 6; Zach Kelch 6 6-8 18; Jeremy Davis 1(1) 0-0 5; Connie Perry 1(2) 0-0 8; Bailey Martin 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26(5) 10-14 77.

 

Tug Valley…….........................63

 

Notre Dame…......................…53

 

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Tug Valley snapped a three-game losing streak with a 63-53 win over defending Class A champion Notre Dame in a game played on Jan. 6.

 

Tyler May poured in a game-high 18 points as the Panthers moved to 4-3. Levi Davis followed with 17 and Jonathan Blankenship added 12.

 

Gabe Zummo paced the Irish (5-2) with 17 points.

 

At Clarksburg, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

TV (4-3)…...........................…12 21 15 15 – 63

 

ND (5-2)…...........................…13 21 6 13 – 53

 

Scoring:

 

Tug Valley (63) – Tyler May 18; Levi Davis 17; Jonathan Blankenship 12; Bryson Preece 4; Caleb May 2; Colby Savage 6; and Mason Layne 4. Totals: 11(6) 23-25 63.

 

Notre Dame (53) – Joel Maurer 13; Jared Fagen 5; Justin Frazier 3; Gabe Zummo 17; Andrew Rogers 8; Todd Griffith 6; and Elijah Goodman 1. Totals: 12(6) 11-19 53.

 

Paintsville……........................74

 

Sheldon Clark…......................66

 

WARFIELD — Paintsville held off Sheldon Clark down the stretch to earn a hard-fought 74-66 win in a game played at Martin County Middle School on Jan. 5.

 

Mason Moore poured in 22 points for the Tigers, who improved to 11-4. Ryan Moore followed with 18 and Seth Williams tallied 16.

 

Brady Dingess paced the Cardinals (6-9) with 26 points.

 

At Warfield

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (11-4)….............................18 26 13 17 – 74

 

SC (6-9)…............................…12 20 14 20 – 66

 

Scoring:

 

Paintsville (74) – Mason Moore 6(2) 4-6 22; Ryan Moore 5(2) 2-2 18; Seth Williams 4(1) 5-7 16; Jaxon Watts 2 0-0 4; James Allen 0(1) 0-0 3; Ryan Gibson 1 0-0 2; and Nick Keeton 4 1-3 9. Totals: 22(6) 12-18 74.

 

Sheldon Clark (66) – Brady Dingess 5(1) 13-15 26; Austin Horn 0(3) 0-0 9; Ethan Colegrove 2 1-4 5; Trey James 6 1-3 13; Ian Reed 1(3) 0-0 11; and Braden Walker 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(7) 15-22 66.

 

Johnson Central…...................80

 

Belfry……………......................78

 

GOODY — Johnson Central's Isaiah May hit the game-winning shot in the second overtime as the Golden Eagles escaped Belfry, 80-78, in a game played on Jan. 5.

 

The game was close throughout as Johnson Central improved to 8-7 while Belfry dropped to 5-6.

 

Jacob Rice tossed in 30 points to lead the Golden Eagles. Cory VanHoose followed with 24 and May added 14.

 

Isiah Roblee led all scorers for the Pirates with 33. Wilson Harris finished with 20 and Koleston Blankenship added 13.

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (8-7)…...................15 13 22 18 (5) (7) – 80

 

BF (5-6)…....................23 7 21 17 (5) (5) – 78

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (80) – Cory VanHoose 9(1) 3-4 24; Jacob Rice 6(4) 6-8 30; Isaiah May 6 2-5 14;

 

Gabe Ferrel 2 4-4 8; Braxton Bentley 1 0-0 2; Grant Davis 0 0-2 0; and Evan Adkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25(5) 15-23 80.

 

Belfry (78) – Isiah Roblee 6(6) 3-3 33; Wilson Harris 9 2-2 20; Koleston Blankenship 4 5-5 13; Justin Adkins 1 0-0 2; Ryan Jessie 0 2-2 2; Ty May 1 0-0 2; and Devin Varney 3 0-0 6. Totals: 24(6) 12-19 78.

 

Mingo Central……...................65

 

Herbert Hoover…..................…44

 

ELKVIEW, W.Va. — Mingo Central ran out to a big lead early on and rolled to a 65-44 win over Herbert Hoover in a game played at Elkview Middle School on Jan. 5.

 

Drew Hatfield poured in a game-high 21 points and Jeremy Dillon added 20 as the Miners improved to 6-1.

 

Grant Bonner paced the Huskies (0-7) with 12 points.

 

At Elkview, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (6-2)…..............................19 17 18 11 – 65

 

HH (0-7)……............................7 10 11 16 – 44

 

Scoring:

 

Mingo Central (65) – Jeremy Dillon 6(2) 2-2 20; Josh Reed 2 0-0 4; Drew Hatfield 6(3) 0-0 21; Garrett Brown 3(3) 0-0 15; Chase Warden 1 1-2 3; Nathan May 0 0-2 0; and Rickey Mullins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19(8) 3-6 65.

 

Herbert Hoover (44) – Grant Bonner 2(2) 2-2 12; Evan McGraw 0(1) 0-0 3; Gavin Robertson 2(1) 0-0 7; Rhett White 1(1) 0-0 5; Austin Stafford 1(2) 0-0 8; Josh Swecker 2 0-0 4; George Chapman 1 0-0 2; and Christian Buckley 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 9(8) 2-2 44.

 

University Heights…................64

 

Floyd Central………..................52

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central fell behind early on to University Heights and the Jaguars came up on the short end of a 64-52 decision in the Traditional Bank Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 28.

 

J.R. Tackett fired in 18 points to lead the Jaguars, now 8-5. Dylan Caudill followed with 12 and Kyle Isaac chipped in 11.

 

Taquan Hollowell finished with a game-high 23 points for UH (6-4).

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (8-5)….................................8 14 10 20 – 52

 

UH (6-4)…..............................12 17 17 18 – 64

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (52) – J.R. Tackett 6 6-6 18; Dylan Caudill 4 4-6 12; Kyle Isaac 1(3) 0-0 11; Brady Conn 2 0-0 4; Cameron Nelson 2 0-0 4; Ethan Smith-Mills 1 0-0 2; and Rylee Samons 0 1-2 1. Totals: 16(3) 11-14 52.

 

University Heights (64) – Taquan Hollowell 5(3) 4-6 23; Malik Lovan 5(1) 2-3 15; Drew McGowan 3(1) 0-0 9; Dekeyvan Tandy 1(1) 3-6 8; D.J. Quarles 0(1) 0-2 3; C.J. Crump 2 0-0 4; and William Bryan 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(7) 9-17 64.

 

Floyd Central….......................65

 

Knott Central......................….55

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central took the lead away from Knott Central in the second half and went on to score a 65-55 win in the Traditional Bank Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 27.

 

J.R. Tackett poured in a game-high 21 points for the Jaguars, now 8-4. Brady Conn followed with 16 while Jake Collins added 11.

 

Isaac Couch paced the Patriots (8-3) with 16 points.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

KC (8-3)…...............................14 12 11 18 – 55

 

FC (8-4)…….............................9 17 17 23 – 66

 

Scoring:

 

Knott Central (55) – Isaac Caudill 4(1) 5-5 16; Branson Couch 2(1) 3-4 10; Gannon Couch 1 0-0 2; Kolton Hofsess 3 1-3 7; Josh McGuire 3 0-0 6; Colby Napier 0(2) 0-0 6; and Khalil Slone 1(2) 0-0 8. Totals: 14(6) 9-12 55.

 

Floyd Central (65) – Jake Collins 3(1) 2-4 11; Brady Conn 4(1) 5-5 16; Kyle Isaac 0(1) 0-0 3; Cameron Nelson 2 1-1 5; Rylee Samons 0(2) 0-0 6; Ethan Smith-Mills 2 0-0 4; and J.R. Tackett 8(1) 2-5 21. Totals: 19(6) 10-15 66.

 

Skill Factory, Ga…...................62

 

Floyd. Central…...................…46

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central struggled offensively against Skill Factory (Ga.) and the Jaguars fell, 62-26, in the Traditional Bank Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 26.

 

J.R. Tackett finished with a game-high 19 points for Central, which dropped to 7-4. Jake Collins chipped in 10.

 

J.R. Tackett finished with a game-high 19 points for Central, which dropped to 7-4. Jake Collins chipped in 10.

 

Aaron Houston paced Skill (9-2) with 16 points.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (7-4)…...............................10 11 11 14 – 46

 

SF (9-2)…................................17 10 15 20 – 62

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (46) – J.R. Tackett 7 5-7 19; Ethan Smith-Mills 0 2-2 2; Cameron Nelson 0 2-2 2; Kyle Isaac 1 0-0 2; Brady Conn 2 5-6 9; Jake Collins 1(2) 2-2 10; and Dylan Caudill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12(2) 16-19 46.

 

Skill Factory, Ga. (62) – Kon Chon 0(1) 0-0 3; Chan Rouch 5 0-0 10; Aaron Houston 5(2) 0-1 16; Josh Jackmon 3 2-3 8; Ronald Elloie 1 0-0 2; Aguir Agau 4(1) 0-0 11; Tristan Mullens 1(2) 0-1 8; and Dimitar Panden 2 0-0 4. Totals: 21(6) 2-5 62.

 

Floyd Central….......................55

 

Letcher Central…....................52

 

MOREHEAD — Letcher Central's second-half rally came up short against Floyd Central as the Jaguars held on for a 55-52 win in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 23.

 

Kyle Isaac tossed in a game-high 17 points for the Jaguars, now 7-3. Jake Collins finished with 12 and Ethan Smith Mills chipped in 10.

 

Elijah Raglin paced the Cougars (3-8) with 14 points while Gregory Kincer followed with 12 and Tyler Stacy tossed in 10.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (7-3)….................................18 16 12 9 – 55

 

LC (3-8)…................................13 3 17 19 – 52

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (55) – J.R. Tackett 1 3-4 5; Ethan Smith-Mills 3(1) 1-3 10; Kyle Isaac 1(4) 3-3 17; Brad Conn 4 1-2 9; Jake Collins 5 2-2 12; and Dylan Caudill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(5) 10-14 55.

 

Letcher Central (52) – Tyler Boggs 1 0-2 2; Trevor Hardin 2(1) 0-0 7; Gregory Kincer 2(1) 5-11 12; Dalton Martin 0 1-2 1; Elijah Raglin 7 0-0 14; Tyler Stacy 2(2) 0-0 10; and Caleb Stidham 1(1) 1-3 6. Totals: 15(5) 7-18 52.

 

Madison Central…..................68

 

Floyd Central……....................44

 

MOREHEAD — Floyd Central struggled offensively early on and came up short as Madison Central rolled to a 68-44 win in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 22.

 

Brady Conn tossed in a game-high 16 points and J.R. Tackett added 15 as the Jaguars fell to 6-3.

 

Dustin Geralds led Madison Central (9-1) with 14 points.

 

At Morehead

 

(Kentucky Bank Challenge)

 

FC (6-3)…..................................9 13 14 8 – 44

 

MC (9-1)…..............................20 22 14 12 – 68

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (44) – J.R. Tackett 6(1) 0-0 15; Ethan Smith-Mills 1 0-0 2; Cameron Nelson 1 0-0 2; Kyle Isaac 1 0-0 2; Brady Conn 7 2-6 16; Jacob Collins 1(1) 0-0 5; and Dylan Caudill 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(2) 2-6 44.

 

Madison Central (68) – Isaiah Minter 2(1) 2-2 9; Jacori Miller 1(3) 2-2 13; Kenyon McKee 1(1) 4-4 9; Dustin Geralds 7 0-0 14; Isaiah Cozart 6 1-2 13; Quaezhan Charlton 0 4-4 4; and Kole Brown 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals: 17(7) 13-14 68.

 

Chapmanville, W.Va…..............74

 

Floyd Central………..............….60

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Floyd Central's fourth-quarter comeback fell short as Chapmanville (W.Va.) earned a 74-60 win in the Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout played at Pike County Central on Dec. 16.

 

J.R. Tackett stripped the nets for 29 points as the Jaguars fell to 6-2.

 

Drew Williamson led all scorers for the Tigers (3-0) with a game-high 31 points.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

(BWW Shootout)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

CP (3-0)…...............................18 24 21 11 – 74

 

FC (6-2)…...............................16 9 13 22 – 60

 

Scoring:

 

Chapmanville, W.Va. (74) – Kyle Browning 2(1) 1-2 8; Dylan Smith 4 4-5 12; Devin Collins 0(2) 0-0 6; Drew Williamson 4(6) 5-7 31; Obinna Anochili-Killen 3(1) 2-2 11; Phillip Mullins 0 2-2 2; Jordan Kish 0(1) 0-0 3; and Brandon Elkins 0 1-2 1. Totals: 13(11) 15-20 74.

 

Floyd Central (60) – J.R. Tackett 9 11-11 29; Jake Collins 1 0-0 2; Kyle Isaac 1(1) 0-0 5; Cameron Nelson 4 1-2 9; Brady Conn 3 0-4 6; and Ethan Smith-Mills 1(2) 1-2 9. Totals: 19(3) 13-19 60.

 

GIRLS

 

Floyd Central….......................79

 

Prestonsburg….......................75

 

PRESTONSBURG — Floyd Central erased a huge second-half deficit to stun Prestonsburg, 79-75, in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 6.

 

Katie Moore had a career game, scoring a game-high 43 points as the Lady Jaguars improved to 10-5. Abby Maggard followed with 14.

 

Reesce Endicott paced the Lady Blackcats (4-9) with 29 points and Alivia Slone followed with 23.

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (10-5)…..............................10 14 21 34 – 79

 

PB (4-9)…............................…13 22 18 22 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (79) – Brooke Stumbo 3 1-2 7; Katie Moore 17 9-13 43; Abby Maggard 3(1) 5-6 14; Kaylee Moore 2 1-3 5; Grace Martin 2 0-2 4; Savannah Watkins 1(1) 0-1 5; and Amelia Wallace 0 1-2 1. Totals: 28(2) 17-29 79.

 

Prestonsburg (75) – Gracie Trusty 1 0-0 2; Alivia Slone 6 11-12 23; Reesce Endicott 6(3) 8-11 29; Alison Campbell 3 2-3 8; Nicole Burchett 3 0-0 6; Celina Mullins 1(1) 0-0 5; and Faith Lazar 1 0-2 2. Totals: 21(4) 21-28 75.

 

Phelps……..............................58

 

Piarist School…......................28

 

PHELPS — Phelps took charge early on against Piarist School and rolled to a 58-28 win in a game played at the McCoy Athletic Center on Jan. 6.

 

Danielle Prater poured in a game-high 23 points and Chloe Smith added 14 as the Lady Hornets moved to 8-5.

 

Kylie Tackett finished with nine for the Lady Knights, now 3-10.

 

At Phelps

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PS (3-10)…................................6 5 5 6 – 22

 

PH (8-5)…...............................23 13 12 10 – 58

 

Scoring:

 

Piarist School (22) – Kylie Tackett 0(3) 0-0 9; Lauren Wright 1(1) 0-0 5; Kennedy Bowen 0(2) 0-0 6; and Jaiden Greene 0 2-2 2. Totals: 1(6) 2-2 22.

 

Phelps (58) – Danielle Prater 10(1) 0-1 23; Chloe Smith 4(2) 0-0 14; Gabbi McCoy 3 1-2 7; Brittnee McCoy 1 0-0 2; Alyssa Sargent 2(1) 0-0 7; and Kacie Dotson 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 20(5) 3-5 58.

 

Pikeville………........................63

 

East Ridge……........................47

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville used a solid second-half performance against East Ridge to earn a 63-47 win in a district matchup played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 5.

 

Alivia Gearheart led a balanced attack for Pikeville, now 10-2. Kelsey Jo Tackett finished with 12 and Leslie Stewart chipped in 10.

 

Kelsi Slone led the Lady Warriors (8-7) with 13 points. Britney Tackett added 10.

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (8-7)….................................7 20 10 10 – 47

 

PK (10-2)..............................…10 14 18 21 – 63

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (47) – Britney Tackett 4 2-5 10; Haylee Meade 2 2-2 6; Katie May 2 1-2 5; Sarah Tackett 1 0-0 2; Kelsi Slone 4(1) 2-2 13; Hannah Mullins 4 1-2 9; and Haley Parks 0 2-2 2. Totals: 17(1) 10-16 47.

 

Pikeville (63) – Grace Bartley 0(3) 0-0 9; Leslie Stewart 4 2-2 10; Kaitlyn Keathley 0 4-4 4; Jaden Edmonds 3 0-2 6; Alivia Gearheart 1(1) 9-9 14; Kelsey Jo Tackett 2(2) 2-4 12; Kirsten Cole-Williamson 1 0-0 2; Madison Thacker 2 2-4 6. Totals: 13(6) 19-25 63.

 

Pike Central…........................75

 

Piarist School......................…15

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central dominated from the opening tip against Piarist School and steamrolled to a 75-15 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Jan. 5.

 

Kylea Stanley led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Hawks, now 12-3, with a game-high 16 points. Cassidy Mullins followed with 14 and Bailey Birchfield chipped in 12.

 

Kylee Tackett scored six for the Lady Knights, now 3-9.

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PS (3-9)...............................…..0 3 4 8 – 15

 

PC (12-3).................................35 12 17 11 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Piarist School (15) – Kylee Tackett 0(2) 0-0 6; Julia Collinsworth 1 0-0 2; Kennedy Bowen 0(1) 0-0 3; and Lauren Wright 2 0-1 4. Totals: 3(3) 0-1 15.

 

Pike Central (75) – Cassidy Mullins 7 0-0 14; Hailey Boyd 3 0-0 6; Lexi Newsome 1 2-2 4; Bailey Birchfield 3(2) 0-0 12; Kylea Stanley 8 0-1 16; Kelsi Brinager 2 0-0 4; Kendra Collins 2 0-0 4; Alexis Taylor 3 0-0 6; and LaCota Johnson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 32(3) 2-3 75.

 

Sheldon Clark…......................59

 

Paintsville……….....................48

 

WARFIELD — Sheldon Clark took the lead in the second quarter and went on to beat Paintsville, 59-48, in a game played at Martin County Middle School on Jan. 5.

 

Elizabeth Williams paced the Lady Tigers (10-5) with a game-high 19 points. Anna Keeton tossed in 10.

 

Paige Maynard paced the Lady Cardinals (6-9) with 18 points.

 

At Warfield

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PV (10-5)…..............................10 13 5 20 – 48

 

SC (6-9)……............................10 21 14 14 – 59

 

Scoring:

 

Paintsville (48) – Elizabeth Williams 6 7-8 19; Presley Chirico 3 2-2 8; Camilia Ruiu 0 1-2 2; Anna Keeton 5 0-0 10; Clara Blair 0(1) 0-0 3; Sonia Williams 1 0-0 2; Ava Hyden 0 3-6 3; and Allison Hall 0 2-2 2. Totals: 15(1) 15-20 48.

 

Sheldon Clark (59) – Paige Maynard 0(5) 3-4 18; Madison Thompson 5 2-4 12; Ann Oettinger 2 9-10 13; McKenzie Preston 2 3-4 7; Fallyne Wefenstette 1 5-8 7; and Kristen Isaac 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11(5) 22-30 59.

 

Phelps……..............................54

 

Tug Valley............................…53

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Phelps held off Tug Valley in the closing seconds to earn a thrilling 54-53 win in a game played on Jan. 4.

 

Danielle Prater poured in a game-high 29 points and Gabbi McCoy added 14 as Phelps moved to 7-5.

 

Emily Colegrove led the Lady Panthers (1-7) with 15 points and Allison Newsome followed with 11.

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PH (7-5)…................................ 15 9 15 15 – 54

 

TV (1-7)…................................11 11 11 20 – 53

 

Scoring:

 

Phelps (54) – Danielle Prater 10(2) 3-5 29; Chloe Smith 1(1) 0-0 5; Gabbi McCoy 1 12-14 14; Alyssa Sargent 1 0-0 2; and Kacie Dotson 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15(3) 15-19 54.

 

Tug Valley (53) – Emily Colegrove 2(2) 5-8 15; Allison Newsome 4 3-5 11; C Spaulding 4 1-1 9; Rebekah White 1 1-4 3; M May 2 4-6 8; and Breanna Thompson 2(1) 0-2 7. Totals: 15(3) 14-26 53.

 

Betsy Layne….........................53

 

Model………...........................32

 

HYDEN — Betsy Layne dominated from the opening tip and raced past Model, 53-32, in the Hyden Bank Classic played at Leslie County High School on Dec. 30.

 

Destiny Compton tossed in a game-high 14 points and Megan Frazier added 12 as the Lady Bobcats moved to 3-8.

 

Savanna Gullett led Model (1-8) with 10 points.

 

At Hyden

 

(Hyden Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MD (1-8)…..................................2 10 6 14 – 32

 

BL (3-8)…..................................22 12 14 5 – 53

 

Scoring:

 

Model (32) – Lexi Daniel 3 0-2 6; Morgan Barnes 0 0-2 0; Peyton Erslan 1 5-8 7; Savanna Gullett 1 8-8 10; Keaton Hall 1 0-2 2; McKenzie Johnson 0 1-2 1; Bella Slinker 1 1-2 3; Mary Taylor 1 0-0 2; and McKenna Tuttle 0 1-2 1. Totals: 8 16-26 32.

 

Betsy Layne (53) – Lauryn Watkins 1 0-0 2; Madilyn Meade 2 1-2 5; Katie Kidd 2 0-0 4; Alexandra Jarvis 2 1-4 5; Megan Frazier 4 4-8 12; Destiny Compton 4 6-9 14; Amelia Blackburn 1 5-6 7; and Caroline Ariaz 2 0-0 4. Totals: 18 17-31 53.

 

Knox Central…........................63

 

Betsy Layne……......................54

 

HYDEN — Betsy Layne fell behind early on to Knox Central and came up on the short end of a 63-54 score in the Hyden Bank Classic played at Leslie County High School on Dec. 29.

 

Caroline Ariaz paced the Lady Bobcats (2-8) with a game-high 18 points. Megan Frazier finished with 16 and Destiny Compton added a baker's dozen.

 

Presley Partin tossed in 14 for Central, now 6-3.

 

At Hyden

 

(Hyden Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

KC (6-3)…...............................19 12 15 17 – 63

 

BL (2-8)…................................14 10 16 14 – 54

 

Scoring:

 

Knox Central (63) – Emily Davis Emily Davis 5 1-3 11; Abigail Mills 4 2-5 10; Presley Partin 3(1) 5-6 14; Maddie Pennington 2(2) 2-2 12; Ryleigh Swafford 2 0-0 4; Madison Taylor 3 0-0 6; and Morgan Warren 0(2) 0-0 6. Totals: 19(5) 10-16 63.

 

Betsy Layne (54) – Caroline Ariaz 6(1) 3-7 18; Destiny Compton 5 3-4 13; Megan Frazier 5 6-10 16; Katie Kidd 0 3-4 3; Hannah Tackett 1 0-0 2; Madilyn Meade 0 0-1 0; and Lauryn Watkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(1) 15-16 54.

 

Nicholas County…...................57

 

Floyd Central……....................37

 

MOUNT STERLING — Floyd Central struggled throughout the second half as Nicholas County pulled away for a 57-37 win in the Gateway Holiday Classic played at Montgomery County High School on Dec. 30.

 

Grace Martin and Kim Akers scored eight each to lead the Lady Cougars, now 8-5.

 

Shelby Stafford poured in a game-high 20 points for Nicholas County (9-4).

 

At Mount Sterling

 

(Gateway Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

NC (9-4)…..............................14 13 12 18 – 57

 

FC (8-5)……...........................12 9 10 6 – 37

 

Scoring:

 

Nicholas County (57) – Shelby Stafford 5 10-14 20; Trina Hughes 7 1-2 15; Samantha Sowell 3 1-3 7; McKenna Rice 1 0-0 2; Sydni Gifford 2 0-0 4; Audra Felts 1 0-0 2; Megan Cobb 2 0-0 4; Alexia Buchanan 0 1-2 1; and Autumn Adams 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 13-20 57.

 

Floyd Central (37) – Abby Maggard 1(1) 0-0 5; Katie Moore 3 0-0 6; Brooke Stumbo 0 1-2 1; Kacie Poston 2(1) 0-0 7; Grace Martin 4 0-2 8; Kim Akers 4 0-0 8; Kylie Stephens 1 0-0 2; and Savannah Watkins 0 0-4 0. Totals: 15(2) 1-8 37.

 

Dunbar………..........................75

 

Floyd Central.......................…38

 

MOUNT STERLING — Paul Lawrence Dunbar built a big halftime lead against Floyd Central and sent the Lady Jaguars to a 75-38 setback in the Gateway Holiday Classic played at Montgomery County High School on Dec. 29.

 

Brooke Stumbo tossed in 12 points to lead Central, which fell to 8-4.

 

Mashayla Cecil led Dunbar (7-5) with a game-high 25 points.

 

At Mount Sterling

 

(Gateway Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (8-4)…................................13 9 10 6 – 38

 

DB (7-5)…...............................17 19 24 15 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (38) – Abby Maggard 3 0-1 6; Katie Moore 2 0-0 4; Brooke Stumbo 5 2-3 12; Grace Martin 4 0-0 8; and Kim Akers 4 0-0 8. Totals: 18 2-3 38.

 

Dunbar (75) – Mashayla Cecil 5(4) 3-6 25; Tanaya Cecil 1 1-2 3; Elisa Ellison-Coons 9 5-9 23; Riley Feddock 0 2-2 2; Cheyenne Fullwood 2(1) 2-2 9; Peyton Humphreys 4 2-2 10; DelTarria Jackson 1 0-0 2; and Janae Stevenson 0 1-2 1. Totals: 22(5) 16-25 75.

 

Floyd Central….......................70

 

Frederick Douglass…..............45

 

MOUNT STERLING — Floyd Central jumped ahead early and went on to beat Frederick Douglass, 70-45, in the Gateway Holiday Classic played at Montgomery County High School on Dec. 28.

 

Katie Moore fired in 22 points and Grace Martin added 19 as Central improved to 8-3.

 

Destyne Jackson led all scorers for FD (4-8) with 26 points.

 

At Mount Sterling

 

(Gateway Holiday Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FD (4-8)…...............................12 9 12 12 – 45

 

FC (8-3)…...............................16 18 18 18 – 70

 

Scoring:

 

Frederick Douglass (45) – Destyne Jackson 9(1) 5-6 26; Niyaune Gentry 0 4-6 4; Timothi Williams 0 2-2 2; Allison Wallace 0 0-1 0; Shawna Fogle 0 1-2 1; Ashanti Hollinsworth 1 4-8 6; and Shelby Frazier 3 0-1 6. Totals:13(1) 16-26 45.

 

Floyd Central (70) – Abby Maggard 2 0-0 4; Katie Moore 8(1) 3-4 22; Brooke Stumbo 0 6-6 6; Kacie Poston 3 0-0 6; Grace Martin 9 1-1 19; Kim Akers 2 0-0 4; and Savannah Watkins 3(1) 0-0 9. Totals: 27(2) 10-11 70.

 

Leslie County….......................70

 

Betsy Layne……......................43

 

HYDEN — Betsy Layne struggled offensively as 14th Region power Leslie County cruised to a 70-43 win in the Hyden Bank Classic played at Leslie County High School on Dec. 28.

 

Destiny Compton tossed in 19 points to lead the Lady Bobcats, who fell to 2-7. Caroline Ariaz chipped in 12.

 

Lexi Meyers finished with a game-high 20 points for the Lady Eagles (9-2).

 

At Hyden

 

(Hyden Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (9-2)…................................21 9 21 19 – 70

 

BL (2-7)…...................................5 12 6 20 – 43

 

Scoring:

 

Leslie County (70) – Haley Simpson 1 3-7 5; Iris Napier 2 0-0 4; Kailee Mullins 2 0-0 4; Hailee Mullins 4 0-2 8; Lexi Meyers 5(2) 4-4 20; Jess Maggard 0 1-3 1; Kaley Horton 5 5-6 15; Kelsey Harvey 2 1-3 5; Hannah Gay 1(1) 0-0 5; Macy Fee 1 0-0 2; and Caroline Buckley 0 1-2 1. Totals: 23(3) 15-27 70.

 

Betsy Layne (43) – Caroline Ariaz 3 6-12 12; Destiny Compton 9 1-4 19; Megan Frazier 2(1) 0-0 7; Madilyn Meade 1 0-0 2; Hannah Tackett 0 1-2 1; and Lauryn Watkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(1) 8-18 43.

 

Scott…………......................….79

 

Floyd Central….......................40

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central fell behind early and never recovered as Scott pounded the Lady Jaguars, 70-40, in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 22.

 

Abby Maggard and Grace Martin paced the Lady Jaguars (7-3) with 12 points each.

 

Anna Clephane led all scorers for Scott, now 6-4, with 33 points.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

ST (6-4)…..................................27 21 22 9 – 79

 

FC (7-3)…..................................14 13 6 7 – 40

 

Scoring:

 

Scott (79) – Anna Clephane 7(5) 4-5 33; Sofia Allen 4(1) 0-0 11; Laci Reinhart 3 4-4 10; Payton Fields 1(2) 0-1 8; Kiana Dauwe 1(1) 0-0 5; Emma Proffitt 2 0-0 4; Summer Secrist 1 1-2 3; Elise Henderson 0(1) 0-0 3; and Ava Coleman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20(10) 9-12 79.

 

Floyd Central (40) – Katie Moore 3 0-0 6; Abby Maggard 2(2) 2-2 12; Amelia Wallace 0 6-8 6; Grace Martin 5 2-2 12; Kennedi Harvell 1 0-0 2; and Kam Shannon 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12(2) 10-12 40.

 

Cooper…….............................75

 

Floyd Central….......................46

 

LEXINGTON — Floyd Central was no match for Cooper as the Lady Jaguars dropped a 75-46 decision in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic played at Lexington Catholic on Dec. 20.

 

Abby Maggard finished with 19 points to lead Central, now 7-2.

 

Asyah Mitchell poured in a game-high 32 points for Cooper, which moved to 3-6.

 

At Lexington

 

(Traditional Bank Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

FC (7-2)….................................10 17 11 8 – 46

 

CP (3-6)….................................25 22 20 8 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Floyd Central (46) – Katie Moore 2 0-0 4; Abby Maggard 4(2) 1-1 15; Amelia Wallace 2 2-2 6; Grace Martin 4 1-2 9; Kim Akers 2 0-0 4; Kacie Poston 3 0-0 6; and Jada Johnson 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(2) 4-6 46.

 

Cooper (75) – Lexi Held 8(3) 0-1 25; Allie Howard 1 0-0 2; Lindsey Junda 1 0-0 2; Kennedy Maydak 2(1) 2-4 9; Asyah Mitchell 11(2) 4-4 32; Taylor Neltner 0(1) 0-0 3; and Elena Rivera 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(7) 6-9 75.

DISTRICT SHOWDOWN: Prestonburg's Grace Trusty passes the basketball while falling to the floor as Floyd Central's Katie Moore (12) attempts to knock it away. Looking on are Central's Abby Maggard (1) and Prestonburg head coach Brandon Kidd and players. The Lady Jaguars rallied from a double-digit deficit to stun the Lady Blackcats.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, January 12, 2018

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is remembering the life of Betty Jo Smith, a staff development nurse specialist for Hospital Education.

 

Smith began her career at PMC February 5, 1991. She was dedicated, dependable, well-liked and respected by her co-workers, patients and patient families.

 

Smith, who resided in Jenkins, worked at PMC for nearly 27 years. Smith was 59 years old when she passed.

 

PMC President and Chief Executive Officer Walter E. May extends sympathy to her family on behalf of the organization.

 

"We're grieving as a work family during this time of loss," May said. "It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of more than an employee, but a family member. Our thoughts and prayers are with Betty's family."

 

Smith was born June 13, 1958, daughter of the late Jessie and Marie Adkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Zetta Tackett, and one brother, Billy Adkins.

 

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy; one son, James Aaron (Amy) Smith; one daughter, Bridget Michelle (Brad) Bingham; one brother, Kenneth Ratliff; five sisters, Tena Hackney, Audrey Clevinger, Edith Owens, Robbie Damron and Sherry Smith; three grandchildren, Sophie Marie Smith, Briggs Isaac Bingham and Brynnley Grace Bingham; and a number of other loving family and friends.

 

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jenkins.

 

The PMC family will remember Betty and all her wonderful contributions to this organization.

 

"Betty always had a smile on her face and was a true joy to be around," said PMC Chief Nursing Officer Michelle Rainey. "Betty touched so many lives, from nurses to patients to staff members. Betty was a true example of compassion, wisdom and knowledge and was honored with the much deserved title of 2016 PMC Nurse of the Year. Betty will be missed by our organization and our community and my deepest sympathies go out to her family."

 

Rainey said words spoken about Smith from the 2016 PMC Nurse of the Year ceremony included her being the face of PMC nursing.

 

'She was dependable, took pride in her job, exemplified teamwork, went above and beyond her duties, led by example and would walk through fire for her patients and colleagues," Rainey added.

 

Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home. Burial followed in Ratliff Cemetery, Draffin.

Author Name: 
Amanda Jo Lawson
Friday, January 12, 2018

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