PIKEVILLE — There were plenty of smiles when Pikeville High School’s (PHS) varsity cheerleaders returned home earlier this week after competing on the national stage in Orlando, Fla.

 

The girls captured a second straight national championship and fourth in school history.

 

“Our theme this year was to believe in ourselves,” second-year head coach Kandice Branham said. “We wanted to stay focused on our routine and not worry about what the other teams were doing.”

 

Competing in the national spotlight has become routine for PHS. The squad also won national titles in 2001 and 2002.

 

The future is bright for the squad, which loses only seniors Christen Ousley and Catie Rowe.

 

“It’s just an unbelievable feeling to go out as a national champion,” Ousley said. “It doesn’t seem real…it’s just the greatest thing.”

 

Rowe said to go out her senior year with another title was a dream come true.

 

“To know that I’m a two-time national champion is really special for me,” Rowe said.

 

Coach Branham said her team handled the pressure well, especially after having the lead following their opening floor exercise.

 

“I thought our girls really were focused,” she said. “We went in as the favorite and did everything we had to do to win.”

 

Pikeville’s journey to Orlando began last July when the group attended UCA camp at the University of Kentucky.

 

Branham said her team’s practice schedule can run anywhere from five to six days a week, and even Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks sharpening their skills for the nationals.

 

“Once we get closer to nationals we try and compete or perform somewhere every weekend in January.

 

Branham said having a strong support staff of coaches and trainers is an added bonus for the program.

 

“Any time we learn a new stunt we have one group go and the rest of the team will stand around closely spotting ready to catch the top girl if needed,” she said.

 

Branham said the highlight of this year’s winning routine was the tumbling and end pyramid.

 

The final two squads were both from Kentucky. Branham said waiting to hear the runner-up school announced was heart-wrenching.

 

“To put on the white jacket for the first time was a wonderful feeling, but it was such a relief to know that everything we had worked on for so long paid off,” she concluded.

 

Can the team three-peat?

 

Tryouts will begin for the 2016-17 team in April.

Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, February 17, 2017

Gracie Annlynn Yates, daughter of Kayla Lester and Bryan Yates, born Feb. 7; weight: 7 lbs., 5 oz.

 

Ava Lynn Rowe, daughter of Amy and Andy Rowe, born Feb. 7; weight: 8 lbs., 10 oz.

 

Mika Ann Thacker, daughter of Courtney and Justin Thacker, born Feb. 7; weight: 6 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Bentlee Kade Williamson, twin son of Nakia Cantrell and Jimmy Williamson, born Feb. 7; weight: 6 lbs., 4 oz.; Brantley Kash Williamson, twin son, 6 lbs., 4 oz.

 

Mika Ann Thacker, daughter of Courtney and Justin Thacker, born Feb. 7; weight: 6 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Jenna Leigh Parks, daughter of Nikki and Jesse Parks, born Feb. 6; weight: 6 lbs., 3 oz.

 

Josie Marie Blevins, daughter of Ashley Damron and Joshua Blevins, born Feb 4; weight: 6 lbs., 3 oz.

 

Jaylen Marie Barton, daughter of Stephanie Morrison and Coby Barton, born Feb. 4; weight: 6 lbs., 5 oz.

 

Nathanial Blaze Turner Tackett, son of Leeann and Nathaniel Tackett, born Feb. 4; weight; 6 lbs., 14 oz.

 

Weston Gage Hamilton, son of Karissa Rocchi and Eric Hamilton, born Feb. 3; weight: 8 lbs., 7 oz.

 

Sophia Grace Bateman, daughter of Sarah and Corey Bateman, born Feb. 3; weight: 6 lbs.

 

Audrey Leigh Wampler, daughter of Cora Rutherford and Jonathan Wampler, born Feb. 3; weight: 6 lbs., 10 oz.

 

Mila Claire Prater, daughter of Priscilla and Michael Prater Jr., born Feb. 3; weight: 7 lbs., 2 oz.

 

Marcus Dale Tackett, son of Rachel and Evan Tackett, born Feb. 2; weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz.

 

Eli William Luke Howell, son of Sarai and Tivis Howell, born Feb. 2; weight: 7 lbs., 8.9 oz.

 

Landree Skylar Jo Akers, daughter of Amanda Smith and Jeremy Akers, born Feb. 2; weight: 5 lbs., 13.2 oz.

 

Paislee Jade Rose, daughter of Courtney Hunt and Terry Rose, born Feb. 2; weight: 7 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Hunter Keith Ray Clark, son of Kaitlen Bowling and Joshua Clark, born Feb. 2; weight: 5 lbs., 12 oz.

 

Alexis Lashae Williams, daughter of Miranda Cochran and Ronnie Williams, born Feb. 2; weight: 7 lbs.

 

Aubre Michelle Coleman, daughter of Hailey and Alex Coleman, born Feb. 2; weight: 7 lbs., 14 oz.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Eddie Phillips of Pikeville had a heart attack on Dec. 17, 2016. A completely normal day became a life changer for Phillips. What started as pressure in his chest ended in a surgery suite at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC).

 

Phillips said, “I was at home when I experienced pressure in my chest but I just thought it was indigestion. When the pain did not go away I headed for the hospital.”

 

He presented at the PMC Emergency Department (ED) and was taken straight to the cardiac catheterization (cath) lab.

 

“The cath procedure only took a little while because it was pretty clear there was a lot of work that had to be done,” said Phillips. “Dr. Halpin was on call and words cannot express how thankful I am for that.”

 

Phillips says PMC’s Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dermot P. Halpin, MD was ready to care for him.

 

“He put me at ease and I was not afraid,” said Phillips. “He knew what he was doing, he had a definite plan for my care and I will always be indebted to him for saving my life. In my opinion, Dr. Halpin is worth his weight in gold.”

 

Phillips had beds ready and waiting for him at two other well-known hospitals, but after discussing his condition with several additional physicians, Phillips followed their advice and chose PMC.

 

“They told me I really did not need to go anywhere else for heart care and they were absolutely right,” said Phillips.

 

Phillips praised the PMC Heart and Vascular Institute and said the people of eastern Kentucky are fortunate to have this strong team of professionals close to home.

 

“They are a great group,” he said. “Everyone in the ED, intensive care unit (ICU), the cath lab, surgery and on the floor did amazing work. I was treated like a baby, as was everyone else around me. I did not ask for anything that I did not receive, they are a great bunch.”

 

After his coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, Phillips says life is getting back to normal.

 

He is working in a local furniture store in Pikeville after retiring from a 23 year career in the insurance business. He is taking life a little slower now.

 

“I walk a lot, stay active and I listen to what my body is telling me,” said Phillips. “When you go from 10’ tall and bullet proof to 5’4” with the realization you really can be hurt, it is a game changer.”

 

He is currently a patient in PMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and says he is growing stronger each day.

 

Phillips turned to PMC at the most critical moment of his life and encourages anyone dealing with heart problems to do the same.

 

“I could not have received better treatment anywhere,” he said. “I encourage anyone with heart disease to take advantage of the heart program at PMC.”

 

Phillips says he has a different take on the American Heart Month now.

 

“Heart month is every month for me now,” he said. “I take better care of myself and I try to watch my stress levels. This is something I will get over but I will not forget it because my heart will not let me. “

 

To schedule an appointment with a physician in the PMC Heart and Vascular Institute call 606-218-2201.

Author Name: 
Carol Casebolt
Friday, February 17, 2017

The Wound Care Center at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) specializes in healing wounds that have resisted other treatments. Types of wounds that are difficult to heal include diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers or wounds associated with poor circulation just to name a few.

 

Kenny Frasure of Pikeville, a diabetic who suffers from chronic osteomyelitis, is having success with treatment at PMC’s Wound Care Center. Osteomyelitis is a bone infection in the foot which in the past was considered incurable.

 

“Before I started the treatments, I was in a lot of pain and discomfort,” said Frasure. “I was worried that I was going to lose my foot.”

 

Dr. Molly Meier, podiatrist, is treating Frasure with a combination of therapies.

 

“Wound care is a combination of the right treatment for each individual patient,” said Dr. Meier. “One therapy alone is never as successful as several together.”

 

Dr. Meier prescribed Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Frasure’s wound. In this treatment, patients lie in a pressurized chamber, breathing pure oxygen. The oxygen is forced into the blood stream which carries it to the wound site or infection. This creates the formation of new capillary beds in the wound which ultimately establishes healing.

 

Frasure was also fitted with a total contact cast by a casting specialist at the PMC Wound Care Center. This type of cast is designed to take weight off the ulcer to enable healing.

 

With only a few treatments left to complete, Frasure is very pleased with the results.

 

“The HBOT and the cast together have healed my foot, and the HBOT is even making the hair on my head grow back!” he laughed.

 

Frasure is not expecting his wounds to return but he is following up with Dr. Meier to keep a check on his feet.

 

“This hospital is the best thing to happen to eastern Kentucky,” continued Frasure. “They have the best doctors right here in Pikeville.”

 

The PMC Wound Care Center is staffed by professionals who are certified in wound care. Staff physicians include Dr. John Fleming, medical director, Dr. Tim Wright, surgeon and Dr. Molly Meier, podiatrist. David Thacker serves as the HBOT Safety Director and has completed training and certification in this field.

 

For more information on the PMC Wound Care Center call 606-218-4721.

Author Name: 
Kathy Atkins
Friday, February 17, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 2, from 7am to 2:30pm at the PMC Clinic – 11th floor. The drive is conducted by Kentucky Blood Center (KBC), PMC’s only source of blood and blood products.

 

This blood drive features a drawing for tickets to regional events and attractions including four grandstand tickets to the Keeneland Spring Meet in Lexington, two admission tickets to the Louisville Zoo, tickets to a Cincinnati Reds home baseball game and two general admission tickets to Kings Island.

 

“We are grateful to these organizations for their donations of tickets,” said Kathy Atkins, PMC blood donor chairman. “The tickets, along with t-shirts donated by KBC, encourages people to take the time to give blood.”

 

Giving blood is safe, simple and it saves lives.

 

KBC relies solely on volunteer blood donors to supply nearly 70 hospitals throughout the Commonwealth. The current demand for blood is 400 units a day. In order to meet this demand, Kentucky Blood Center works with community leaders to establish blood drives in schools, churches and places of business on a regular basis. There are five permanent blood donation locations including one in Pikeville. There is also a mobile blood collection team that travels throughout the Commonwealth daily.

 

At the blood drive when a donor arrives, they will be asked a short series of screening questions to establish whether they qualify to give. Once this is completed, the donor will then be able to participate in saving someone’s life by giving blood – a process that only takes about 12 minutes.

 

To be eligible to give blood, one must be in good health, weight at least 110 pounds, be at least 16 years of age (parental permission is required for 16-year-old donors), and show a photo ID such as a driver’s license.

 

There is no faster or easier way to know that a life has been saved than by giving blood. A donation of one pint of blood can save as many as three lives.

 

For more information about PMC’s upcoming blood drive, please call Kathy Atkins at 606-218-4609 or call Kentucky Blood Center at 606-432-4979.

Author Name: 
Kathy Atkins
Friday, February 17, 2017

Judy Faye Nelson, 65, of McDowell, died Feb. 10. Funeral service, Feb. 13. Burial, Nelson Family Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

 

Johnny Graham Hall, 61, of Ivel, died Feb. 9. Funeral service, Feb. 12 at Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, Harold. Burial, Stratton Cemetery, Ivel.

 

Wanda Inez Howard, 66, of Martin, died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 11. Burial, Jarvis Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

 

Duane Oden, 62, of Wheelwright, died Feb. 11. Funeral service, Feb. 18 at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens.

 

Sharon Marie Riley, 50, of Hueysville, died Feb. 13. Funeral service, Feb. 17. Burial, Banks-Turner Cemetery, Hueysville.

 

Bill Newman, 92, of Melvin, died Feb. 12. He was a WWII Army Veteran. Funeral service, Feb. 17. Burial, Newman Cemetery, Melvin.

 

Thurmal “Jake” Shepherd, 72, of Hueysville, died Feb. 7. Funeral service, Feb. 11. Burial, Shepherd Cemetery, Hueysville.

 

Larry Newsome, 59, of Hi Hat, died Feb. 10. Funeral service, Feb. 15. Burial, Burton Cemetery, Ligon.

 

Glenn Holbrook, 81, of Prestonsburg, died Feb. 11. Funeral service, Feb. 14. Burial, Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg.

 

Barbara Joyce Williamson, 80, of Pikeville, died Feb. 9. Funeral service, Feb. 12. Burial, Williams Cemetery, Kimper.

 

Donna Sue Holloway, 54, of Pikeville, died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 12 at Virgie Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park.

 

Herman “Oot” Stalker, 92, of Mount Sterling formerly of Elkhorn City, died Feb. 9. Funeral service, Feb. 12. Burial, Dow Brooks Cemetery.

 

Charles Adkins, 73, of Oxford, Miss. formerly of Draffin, died Feb. 11. Funeral service, Feb. 11. Burial, Wilson Cemetery, Draffin.

 

Anita Bentley Snodgrass Hillman, 51, of Louisville, died Feb. 12. Funeral service, Feb. 18. Burial, Snodgrass Cemetery, Joe’s Creek.

 

Williamson Earnest Griffey, 66, of Feds Creek, died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 16. Burial, Jones Cemetery, Steele.

 

Gary Dean Feldpusch, 79, of Elkhorn City, died Feb. 13. Funeral service, Feb. 13.

 

Keither Williams, 100, of Lick Creek, died Feb. 12. Funeral service, Feb. 16. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville.

 

Palmer Gene Bush, 69, of Harold, died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 12 at Betsy Layne Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Bush-Meade Cemetery, Toler Creek.

 

Ethel Mae Ramey Potter, 93, of Pikeville, died Feb. 13. Funeral service, Feb. 16. Burial, Conn Cemetery, Harold.

 

Thomas Jeffery Phillips, 59, of Pikeville, died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 10 at Full Gospel Fellowship Church.

 

Phillip Allen Collins, 35, of Varney, died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 11 at Pilgrim Home O Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Williamson Cemetery, Varney.

 

Ruth B. Deskins, 88, of Meta, died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 12. Burial, Deskins Family Cemetery, Meta.

 

Genevieve Haney, 77, of Borderland, W.Va., died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 12. Burial, Collins Cemetery.

 

Rush Muncy, 89, of Turkey Creek, died Feb. 7. Funeral service, Feb. 11. Burial, Sartin Cemetery.

 

Betty Jo LaRue, 67, of Ransom, died Feb. 11. Funeral service, Feb. 14.

 

Okey Simpkins, 92, of Bluff City, Tenn., died Feb. 13. Funeral service, Feb. 115. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va.

 

Amos Gibson, 63, of Garrett, died Feb. 7. Funeral service, Feb. 8 at the Gibson Family Cemetery, Garrett.

 

Freda Lou Campbell, 65, of Stanville, died Feb. 8. Funeral service, Feb. 11. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Edith Calhoun, 79, of Dorton, died Feb. 9. Funeral service, Feb. 13. Burial, Precious Memories Cemetery.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Geertruida Kints, MD, emergency medicine physician.

 

Dr. Kints received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Millersville State College in Pennsylvania. She received her medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Penn.

 

She is board certified in emergency medicine and is certified in advanced trauma life support. Dr. Kints is a licensed physician and surgeon.

 

“I chose emergency medicine to be able to provide medical needs at any time,” she said. “Our doors are always open.”

 

She looks forward to providing emergency care to the region.

 

“My goals for the emergency department are to provide compassionate quality care in a timely manner.”

 

Dr. Kints said her patients can expect compassionate care from her.

 

“I chose to practice medicine at PMC. I received recommendations from other physicians who work here. PMC is a state-of-the-art facility in a friendly, rural community. I look forward to providing care for the people of this region.”

 

When she’s not caring for her patients, Dr. Kints enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking and working in her garden.

Author Name: 
Amanda Jo Lawson
Friday, February 17, 2017

GOODY – Belfry took the lead early on against Allen Central and went on to score a 72-60 win in the home finale played on Feb. 14.

 

Isiah Roblee tossed in 16 points and Koleston Blankenship added 14 as the Pirates improved to 12-16.

 

Cameron Nelson paced the Rebels (12-16) with a game-high 23 points while Kolby Slone added 15.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

AC (12-16)….......................13 10 13 24 – 60

 

BF (12-16)……....................19 15 17 21 – 72

 

Scoring:

 

Allen Central (72) – Kolby Slone 7 1-2 15; Ethan Smith-Mills 2 2-2 6; Allen May 3(1) 0-1 9; Cameron Nelson 9 5-9 23; Dylan Caudill 1 0-0 2; Cody Haddix 0 2-4 2; and Riley Sammons 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 22(2) 10-17 60.

 

Belfry (60) – Isiah Roblee 2(4) 0-0 16; Koleston Blankenship 3(1) 5-9 14; Ryan Jessie 3 3-4 9; Jovie Stack 3(1) 0-0 9; Jaret James 1(2) 0-0 8; Austin Woolum 2 0-0 4; Devin Varney 2 0-0 4; Cameron Catron 2 0-0 4; Brett Coleman 1 0-0 2; and Tyelin May 0 2-3 2. Totals: 19(8) 10-16 72.

 

 

 

Tug Valley….......................…105

 

Man, W.Va...............…………….41

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley erupted for 30 points in the opening period and cruised to a 105-41 win over Man in a game played on Feb. 14.

 

Tyler May poured in a game-high 27 points and Garret Brown followed with 19 as the Panthers moved to 12-8. Mason Layne chipped in 12 and Colby Savage added 10.

 

Logan Whitt finished with 11 points for the Hillbillies, now 0-19.

 

 

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MN (0-19)…............................5 13 7 16 – 41

 

TV (12-8)…...........................30 25 20 20 – 105

 

Scoring:

 

Man (41) – Logan Whitt 2(1) 4-6 11; Mike Sorrell 1 0-0 2; Trey Whitt 0 (2) 1-2 7; Cutler Workman 2(1) 0-1 7; Tyler Elkins 1 0-2 2; Matt Spaulding 0(1) 0-0 3; Nathan Mitchell 2(1) 0-0 7; and Quentin Moddy 1 0-0 2. Totals: 9(6) 5-11 41.

 

Tug Valley (105) – Jonathan Blankenship 4 0-0 8; Bryson Preece 2 5-6 9; Tyler May 4(6) 1-1 27; Brady Spaulding 2 4-4 8; Ethan Varney 0 2-4 2; Brady Newsome 0 2-2 2; Garret Brown 5(3) 0-0 19; Levi Davis 1 4-4 6; Colby Savage 4 2-3 10; and Mason Layne 4 4-7 12. Totals: 27(9) 24-31 105.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................64

 

Hazard………….....................…59

 

ERMINE — Letcher Central rallied from a double-digit deficit to defeat Hazard, 64-59, in a game played on Feb. 14.

 

Torrell Carter stripped the nets for a game-high 30 points and Austin Caudill added 12 as the Cougars improved to 20-8.

 

Cheikh Ndiaye and Reese Fletcher led the Bulldogs (13-12) with 11 points each.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

HZ (13-12)…...........................16 17 13 13 – 59

 

LC (20-8)……...........................20 7 11 26 – 64

 

Scoring:

 

Hazard (59) – Ryan Smith 2(1) 0-0 7; Cheikh Ndiaye 2(2) 1-1 11; Wade Pelphrey 3 0-0 6; Jacob Johnson 4 0-1 8; Logan Hall 1 2-2 4; Chase Pennington 3 4-7 10; Reese Fletcher 3 5-6 11; and Dylan Campbell 0 2-2 2. Totals: 18(3) 14-19 59.

 

Letcher Central (64) – Torrell Carter 9(1) 9-13 30; Austin Caudill 0(3) 3-4 12; Austin Banks 1(2) 0-0 8; Elijah Raglin 3 1-2 7; Gregory Kincer 2 1-2 5; and Dakota Shepherd 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(6) 14-21 64.

 

Belfry……............................…64

 

Paintsville…...........................61

 

PAINTSVILLE — Belfry held off Paintsville in the closing minute to escape with a 64-61 win in a game played at Paintsville Fieldhouse on Feb. 13.

 

Isiah Roblee paced the Pirates (11-16) with a game-high 19 points. Austin Woolum followed with 11 while Cameron Catron and Devin Varney chipped in 10 apiece.

 

Mason Moore led the Tigers, now 7-18, with 18 points and Trent Vanover followed with 16 while Seth Williams added 13.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (11-16)…...........................21 11 10 22 – 64

 

PV (7-18)….............................15 11 9 26 – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (64) – Austin Woolum 3(1) 2-3 11; Cameron Catron 5 0-0 10; Isiah Roblee 3(4) 1-2 19; Ryan Jessie 3 0-0 6; Koleston Blankenship 2 2-3 6; Devin Varney 5 0-1 10; and Jaret James 1 0-0 2. Totals: 21(6) 5-9 64.

 

Paintsville (61) – Trent Vanover 16; James Allen 3; Seth Williams 13; Nick Norton 1; Mason Moore 18; Ryan Moore 2; Brandon Richmond 3; Chris Allen 3; and Ryan Gibson 1. Totals: 13(6) 17-25 61.

 

 

 

Pike Central…........................53

 

Shelby Valley….......................48

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Pike Central held on down the stretch to turn back Shelby Valley, 53-48, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 13.

 

Seth Conn and Blake Wallace tossed in 13 points apiece to lead the Hawks, now 15-13. Ryan Eads followed with 11.

 

Blake Burke led the Wildcats (15-12) with 13 points to share game-high scoring honors with Conn and Wallace.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (15-13)…............................12 12 11 16 – 53

 

SV (15-12)…............................10 10 16 22 – 48

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (53) – Seth Conn 13; Ryan Eads 11; Blake Wallace 13; Corey May 3; Levard Missick 8; and Brady Adkins 5.

 

Shelby Valley (48) – Blake Burke 5 3-5 13; Tanner Bentley 1(1) 4-4 9; Peyton Blackburn 2 1-2 5; Zach Honaker 1(2) 0-0 8; Seth Johnson 1 2-4 4; Orbie McPeek 2 2-2 6; and Cody Potter 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 12(4) 12-17 48.

 

 

 

June Buchanan…....................61

 

Betsy Layne………...................60

 

PIPPA PASSES — Betsy Layne saw a fourth-quarter lead get away as June Buchanan rallied for a 61-60 win in overtime in a game played on Feb. 13.

 

Jordan Kendrick led the Bobcats (5-22) with 17 points while Grant Orsborn followed with 16 and Nate Hall tallied 13.

 

Elijah Branham tossed in a game-high 28 points for the Crusaders, now 4-24.

 

 

 

At Pippa Passes

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (5-22)….........................15 18 7 14 (6) – 60

 

JB (4-24)…..........................16 9 7 22 (7) – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (60) – Grant Orsborn 6(1) 1-2 16; Nate Hall 2(3) 0-1 13; Jordan Kendrick 8 1-3 17; Josh Hall 0(1) 0-0 3; Zach Bentley 1(1) 0-0 5; and Byron Hammond 2 2-2 6. Totals: 19(6) 4-8 60.

 

June Buchanan (61) – Elijah Branham 5(3) 9-16 28; Dalton Hylton 2 2-2 6; Caleb Cox 0(1) 2-2 5; Lucas Hall 2(1) 2-2 9; Evan Caudill 1(2) 0-0 8; and Jared Hall 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 11(8) 15-22 61.

 

 

 

GIRLS

 

Shelby Valley…….....................75

 

Prestonsburg……....................38

 

ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley used a second-quarter surge to pull away and beat Prestonsburg, 75-38, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 14.

 

Tori Hampton led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Kats (23-4) with a game-high 16 points. Summer Rose and Cassidi Wright followed with 12 each while Kayla Newsom chipped in 11.

 

Allison Hall and Jana Jarvis had eight apiece for the Lady Blackcats, who fell to 7-21.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PB (7-21)…..............................16 9 8 5 – 38

 

SV (23-4)…..............................23 19 21 12 – 75

 

Scoring:

 

Prestonsburg (38) – Reesce Endicott 7; Allison Hall 8; Jenna Layne 4; Alivia Slone 6; Courtney Stamper 5; and Jana Jarvis 8.

 

Shelby Valley (75) – Summer Rose 12; Cassidy Rowe 8; Kyleigh Tackett 2; Cassidi Wright 12; Tori Hampton 16; Sadie Compton 2; Kaitlyn Adkins 2; Alex Stanley 3; Kayla Newsom 11; Kylie Hall 2; and Alyssa Elswick 5.

 

 

 

Belfry………............................54

 

Prestonsburg….......................52

 

PRESTONSBURG — Belfry rallied in the final eight minutes to edge Prestonsburg, 54-52, in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Feb. 13.

 

Lena Hairston fired in a game-high 21 points and Kailee Rash added 16 as Belfry improved to 15-10.

 

Allison Hall led the Lady Blackcats (7-20) with 17 points while Jana Jarvis and Reesce Endicott finished with 10 each.

 

 

 

At Prestonsburg

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (15-10)…..............................13 17 7 17 – 54

 

PB (7-20)…...........................…10 9 21 12 – 52

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (54) – Lena Hairston 5(2) 5-8 21; Kailee Rash 3(3) 1-1 16; Kenzie Keene 1 0-3 2; Robbi-Ann Brewer 0(1) 0-0 3; McKenzie Maynard 1 0-0 2; and Linzee Phillips 4 2-4 10. Totals: 14(6) 8-17 54.

 

Prestonsburg (52) – Allison Hall 17; Jana Jarvis 10; Reesce Endicott 10; Alivia Slone 9; Jonna Layne 5; and Maddy Rainey 1. Totals: 15(1) 18-36 52.

 

 

 

East Ridge…...........................64

 

Piarist School…......................34

 

LICK CREEK — East Ridge dominated from the opening tip as the Lady Warriors rolled past Piarist School, 64-34, in a game played at the Reservation on Feb. 13.

 

Alli Slone led the Lady Warriors, now 10-17, with 15 points while Britney Tackett tossed in 10.

 

Kennedy Bowen paced the Lady Knights (3-21) with 15 points while Lauren Wright followed with 12.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PS (3-21)…...............................2 5 10 17 – 34

 

ER (10-17)...............................21 12 10 21 – 64

 

Scoring:

 

Piarist School (34) – Lauren Wright 5 2-3 12; Katie Howard 1(1) 0-0 5; Kennedy Bowen 0(5) 0-0 15; and Sydney Francis 1 0-0 2. Totals: 7(6) 2-3 34.

 

East Ridge (64) – Alli Slone 0(5) 0-0 15; Katie May 2 0-0 4; Hannah Mullins 3(1) 0-0 9; Britney Tackett 4 2-3 10; Sarah Tackett 4 0-0 8; Haylee Meade 1 0-0 2; Haley Parks 0(1) 0-0 3; Karosta May 0 1-2 1; Courtney Standifur 2 3-4 7; Macy Bell 0(1) 0- 3; and Alexis Thacker 0 2-2 2. Totals: 16(8) 8-11 64.

 

 

 

Johnson Central…...................69

 

Betsy Layne……......................42

 

BETSY LAYNE — Johnson Central built a commanding halftime lead against Betsy Layne and cruised to a 69-42 win in a game played at D.W. Howard Fieldhouse on Feb. 13.

 

Lauren Preston fired in a game-high 24 points for the Lady Golden Eagles (23-6) while Ali May chipped in nine.

 

Megan Frazier led the Lady Bobcats, now 12-16, with 17 points and Destiny Compton tallied 14.

 

 

 

At Betsy Layne

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (23-6)…..........................…27 20 10 12 – 69

 

BL (12-16)…..............................9 10 14 9 – 42

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (69) – Lauren Preston 8(2) 2-5 24; Lauryn Salyer 4 0-2 8; Alaina Castle 2 0-0 4; Sammi Sites 0(2) 0-0 6; Ali May 2(1) 2-2 9; Cheyenne Ross 3 0-0 6; Trerra Montgomery 2 0-0 4; Hannah Fitch 3 0-1 6; and Faith Fairchild 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25(5) 4-8 69.

 

Betsy Layne (42) – Alex Sisco 1 0-2 2; Megan Frazier 5(1) 4-6 17; Kaitlin Kidd 0(1) 0-0 3; Destiny Compton 6 2-6 14; Summer Johnson 2 0-0 4; and Lauryn Watkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15(2) 6-14 42.

 

 

 

Pikeville……...........................70

 

Allen Central..........................13

 

EASTERN — Pikeville’s Savanna Nunemaker scored 14 points and went over 1,500 for her career as the Lady Panthers rolled past Allen Central, 70-13, in a game played at J.E. Campbell Arena on Feb. 13.

 

Kirsten Cole added 13 while Leslie Stewart and Grace Bartley followed with 12 points each as Pikeville improved to 18-7. Alexia Wilkerson chipped in 10.

 

 

 

At Eastern

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (18-7)…...............................28 23 7 12 – 70

 

AC (7-21)…................................6 2 4 1 – 13

 

Scoring;

 

Pikeville (70) – Savanna Nunemaker 3(2) 2-2 14; Leslie Stewart 6 0-0 12; Grace Bartley 0(4) 0-0 12; Jade Edmonds 2 0-0 4; Alexia Wilkerson 3(1) 1-2 10; Kelsey Jo Tackett 1(1) 0-0 5; Ajaree Massaquoi 0 0-2 0; and Kirsten Cole 6 1-1 13. Totals: 21(8) 4-5 70.

 

Allen Central (13) – Savannah Watkins 1 2-4 4; Allison Turner 0(1) 0-0 3; Kacie Poston 1 0-0 2; Elizabeth Jones 0 2-2 2; and Kayci Stumbo 1 0-0 2. Totals: 3(1) 4-6 13.

 

 

 

South Floyd…......................….71

 

Buckhorn……......................….40

 

BUCKHORN — South Floyd built a double-digit, halftime lead as the Lady Raiders stormed past Buckhorn, 71-40, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Taylor Berger led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points while Kennedy Blevins added 16 as South Floyd improved to 20-7. Katie Moore chipped in 11.

 

Kelly Estes led Buckhorn (10-18) with 16 points.

 

 

 

At Buckhorn

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SF (20-7)…................................26 16 21 8 – 71

 

BK (10-18)…...............................10 5 9 16 – 40

 

Scoring:

 

South Floyd (70) – Katie Moore 3(1) 2-3 11; Brooke Stumbo 2 1-2 5; Taylor Berger 8 3-9 19; Cheyenne Light 2(1) 0-0 7; Kaylee Moore 3 2-4 8; Kennedy Blevins 2(4) 0-1 16; Hannah Tackett 1 0-0 2; and Kamryn Shannon 1 1-2 3. Totals: 22(6) 9-21 71.

 

Buckhorn (40) – Kelly Estes 2(4) 0-2 16; Ally Lopez 1 5-8 7; Kenzie Herald 2 2-3 6; Kristen Hurley 1 0-2 2; Abi Griffith 1 3-4 5; and Kendra Cole 2 0-0 4. Totals: 9(4) 10-18 40.

 

 

 

South Floyd………....................55

 

Lawrence County…..................41

 

HI HAT — South Floyd used a big second half to rally past Lawrence County, 55-41, in a game played at Raider Arena on Feb. 10.

 

Cheyenne Light led a balanced attack for the Lady Raiders, now 19-7, with 15 points. Katie Moore followed with 14 and Kaylee Moore added 11.

 

Alexis Ratliff led the Lady Dawgs (7-20) with 14 points.

 

 

 

At Hi Hat

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (7-20)….................................9 12 7 13 – 41

 

SF (19-7)…................................10 9 15 21 – 55

 

Scoring:

 

Lawrence County (41) – Hannah Rucker 1(1) 0-1 5; Kelly Davis 1 4-8 6; Sheree Hay 0(1) 0-0 3; Kylie Maynard 4 0-0 8; Alexis Ratliff 6 2-6 14; and Kassidi Cavins 2 1-2 5. Totals: 14(2) 7-17 41.

 

South Floyd (55) – Katie Moore 4(1) 3-4 14; Brooke Stumbo 1 0-0 2; Taylor Berger 1 2-2 4; Cheyenne Light 3(3) 0-2 15; Jessie Tackett 1(2) 1-3 9; and Kaylee Moore 5 1-3 11. Totals: 15(6) 7-14 55.

HOME FINALE: Belfry’s Cameron Cateron, left, attempts a shot as Allen Central’s Kolby Slone defends during a game played on Feb. 14. The Pirates defeated the Rebels, 72-60.
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PIPPA PASSES – South Floyd took charge in the second period and went on to knock off June Buchanan, 90-55, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

J.R. Tackett and Jacob Collins poured in 24 points apiece for the Raiders (16-11) to share game-high scoring honors. Brady Conn added 14 and Kyle Isaac chipped in 10.

 

Elijah Branham paced the Crusaders (3-24) with 14 points.

 

 

 

At Pippa Passes

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SF (16-11)…............................21 21 22 26 – 90

 

JB (3-24)…...........................…20 11 11 13 – 55

 

Scoring:

 

South Floyd (90) – Jacob Collins 12 0-0 24; Brady Conn 7 0-0 14; Elijah Cotton 1 0-0 2; Kyle Isaac 2(2) 0-0 10; Blake Johnson 2 1-2 5; Shane Kidd 0(3) 0-0 9; Kendal Little 1 0-0 2; and J.R. Tackett 7(2) 4-6 24. Totals: 32(7) 5-8 90.

 

June Buchanan (55) – Elijah Branham 1(2) 6-6 14; Caleb Cox 3 2-4 8; Jared Hall 2(1) 0-0 7; Lucas Hall 2(1) 6-6 13; Dalton Hylton 6 0-0 12; and Trey Moore 0 1-2 1. Totals: 14(4) 15-18 55.

 

 

 

Pikeville………........................70

 

Pike Central…........................31

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville used a dominating performance to cruise past Pike County Central, 70-31, in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 11.

 

The Panthers, now 17-7, were led by Wyatt Battaile’s game-high 18 points while Kyle Watkins tossed in 12 and Evan Rhodes added 10.

 

Seth Conn had nine for the Hawks, who fell to 14-13.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PC (14-13)............................…11 0 10 10 – 31

 

PK (17-7)…..............................23 14 19 14 – 70

 

Scoring:

 

Pike Central (31) – Blake Wallace 3 0-0 6; Corey May 1 0-0 2; Ryan Eads 0(1) 3-4 6; Seth Conn 3(1) 0-0 9; Austin Charles 0 3-4 3; Hunter Lowe 0 0-2 0; and Danny Adkins 1 3-4 5. Totals: 8(2) 9-14 31.

 

Pikeville (70) – Kyle Watkins 3(2) 0-0 12; Wyatt Battaile 7 4-4 18; Evan Rhodes 1(1) 5-7 10; Conner Roberts 2 0-0 4; Conner Risner 4 0-2 8; Cade Byers 1 4-4 6; Zach Hamilton 2 0-0 4; Christian Billiter 2 0-0 4; Michael McDonald 1 0-0 2; and Noah Atkins 1 0-0 2. Totals: 24(3) 13-17 70.

 

 

 

Johnson Central…...................64

 

Ashland-Blazer…....................61

 

ASHLAND — Johnson Central erased a double-digit deficit in the final eight minutes to escape Ashland-Blazer, 64-61, in the 811 Classic played at Anderson Gymnasium on Feb. 11.

 

Mason Blair finished with a game-high 29 points as the Golden Eagles improved to 22-6. Cole Crace followed with 21.

 

Hunter Copley tossed in18 points for the Tomcats, now 11-16.

 

 

 

At Ashland

 

(811 Classic)

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (22-6)…...............................10 14 11 29 – 64

 

AB (11-16)................................18 17 12 14 – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (64) – Cole Crace 8 5-6 21; Jacob Rice 0(2) 0-0 6; Mason Blair 3(5) 8-9 29; Gabe Ferrall 0(1) 0-0 3; Austin Davis 0 0-2 0; and Isaiah May 1(1) 0-0 5. Totals: 12(9) 13-17 64.

 

Ashland-Blazer (61) – Chase Villers 2(3) 3-3 16; Devaunte Robinson 6 2-2 14; Daniel Heaberline 3 0-0 6; Tate Dowdy 0 4-5 4; Hunter Copley 6 6-11 18; and Tyler Conway 0 3-5 3. Totals: 17(3) 18-27 61.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................83

 

Union, Va……….......................67

 

ERMINE — Letcher Central erupted for 35 points in the final quarter to pull away and beat Union (Va.), 83-67, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Torrell Carter stripped the nets for a game-high 44 points as the Cougars improved to 19-8. Elijah Raglin added 17.

 

James Mitchell paced the Bears (16-5) with 26 points.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

UN (16-5)….............................15 16 19 17 – 67

 

LC (19-8)…..............................12 20 16 35 – 83

 

Scoring:

 

Union, Va. (67) – Braxton Back 6 0-0 12; Wes Slagle 3(2) 0-0 12; Noah Garrison 0(2) 0-0 6; Adrion Jenkins 1 0-0 2; James Mitchell 9 8-10 26; Andy Gibson 0(3) 0-0 9. Totals: 19(7) 8-10 67.

 

Letcher Central (83) – Torrell Carter 14(1) 13-15 44; Austin Banks 1(2) 0-0 9; Austin Caudill 0 2-2 2; Elijah Raglin 6 5-5 17; Gregory Kincer 2 0-0 4; Dakota Shepherd 2 4-4 8. Totals: 25(3) 24-26 83.

 

Betsy Layne….........................68

 

Jenkins………..........................67

 

JENKINS — Betsy Layne went on the road and scored a 68-67 win over Jenkins in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Grant Orsborn tossed in 19 points and Colby Bentley added 13 as the Bobcats moved to 5-21. Jordan Kendrick chipped in 11.

 

Hayden Fleming paced the Cavaliers (3-23) with a game-high 23 points and Coty Wright tossed in 16. Payton Rose chipped in 12.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (5-21)…..............................20 15 13 20 – 68

 

JK (3-23)…..............................…7 18 22 20 –67

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (68) – Nate Hall 1 4-8 6; Grant Orsborn 4(2) 5-9 19; Jordan Kendrick 4 3-6 11; Colby Bentley 3(2) 1-5 13; Byron Hammond 2 5-6 9; Josh Hall 1(1) 1-2 6; and Jordan Frazier 2 0-0 4. Totals: 17(5) 19-36 68.

 

Jenkins (67) – Hunter Adams 1 1-3 3; Coty Wright 5 6-8 16; Jason Sandin 1 0-0 2; Payton Rose 3(2) 0-0 12; Mason Jessey 1 0-0 2; Hayden Fleming 2(5) 4-6 23; Chad Fleming 0 1-4 1; and Ethan Cummings 2 4-4 8. Totals: 15(7) 16-25 67.

 

 

 

Johnson Central….................106

 

Paintsville………..................….77

 

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central’s Mason Blair poured in a game-high 47 points and became the school all-time single season scoring leader in the Golden Eagles’ 106-77 win over Paintsville in a game played at Paintsville Fieldhouse on Feb. 10.

 

Cole Crace added 26 points and Jacob Rice tossed in 11 as Johnson Central improved to 21-6.

 

Mason Moore led the Tigers (7-16) with 17 points while Trent Vanover added 11 and Seth Williams tallied 10.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (21-6)…............................21 28 23 34 – 106

 

PV (7-16)…...........................11 21 24 21 – 77

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (106) – Leon Moshefy 1 3-4 5; Austin Davis 1 0-0 2; Cole Crace 9(1) 5-6 26; Mason Blair 8(8) 7-9 47; Jacob Rice 5 1-3 11; Blake Delong 1 0-0 2; Gabe Ferral 1(1) 1-2 6; Isaiah May 1 0-0 2; Jarrett Blair 0(1) 0-0 3; and Cory VanHoose 1 0-0 2. Totals: 28(11) 17-24 106.

 

Paintsville (77) – Nick Keeton 2 0-0 4; Seth Williams 2(2) 0-2 10; James Allen 1(2) 1-2 9; Chris Allen 2 0-3 4; Mason Moore 4(3) 0-0 17; Trent Vanover 3(1) 2-3 11; Braxton Tharp 1 4-4 6; Brandon Richmond 1(1) 0-0 5; and Ryan Moore 5 1-3 11. Totals: 21(9) 8-20 77.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley….......................79

 

Jenkins………......................….36

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley dominated from the opening tip as the Wildcats rolled past Jenkins, 79-36, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 10.

 

Blake Burke poured in a game-high 29 points as the Wildcats moved to 15-11. Cody Potter added 13.

 

Coty Wright and Cody Snell scored seven each for the Cavaliers, now 3-22.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JK (3-22)…................................12 12 10 2 – 36

 

SV (15-11)…..............................24 17 29 9 – 79

 

Scoring:

 

Jenkins (35) – Ethan Cummings 2 1-2 5; Hayden Fleming 1(1) 0-0 5; Mason Jessey 0 1-2 1; Payton Rose 0(2) 0-0 6; Dallas Simon 1(1) 0-0 5; Cody Snell 2 3-4 7; and Coty Wright 2(1) 0-0 7. Totals: 8(5) 5-8 36.

 

Shelby Valley (79) – Tanner Bentley 1 1-4 3; Peyton Blackburn 2 0-0 4; Blake Burke 9 11-14 29; Cody Hamilton 0(1) 0-0 3; Zach Honaker 0(3) 0-0 9; Seth Johnson 1 4-4 6; Chris Keene 1(1) 2-2 7; Cody Potter 4 5-6 13; Sam Stanley 2 0-0 4; and Dalton Wellman 0 1-2 1. Totals: 20(5) 24-30 79.

 

Tug Valley…............................80

 

St. Joseph…............................62

 

NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — Tug Valley doubled up Saint Joseph Central in the opening half and went on to score an 80-62 win in a game played on Feb. 10.

 

Tyler May finished with a game-high 21 points and Levi Davis added 20 as the Panthers improved to 11-8. Garret Brown chipped in 11.

 

Deandre Murphy paced the Irish (11-9) with 19 points.

 

 

 

At Naugatuck, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SJC (11-9)…............................12 9 17 24 – 62

 

TV (11-8)….............................21 19 21 19 – 80

 

Scoring:

 

St. Joseph Central (62) – Deandre Murphy 5(3) 0-0 19; Joseph Faucette 0 1-2 1; Owen Huffman 1(1) 0-0 5; John Morrison 3(2) 0-1 12; Bronson Barker 0 2-2 2; Garrick Hopkins 1 3-5 53; Isaac Bias 3(1) 3-4 12; Gabriel Giompalo 1 0-0 2; and Noah Bolton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16(7) 9-14 62.

 

Tug Valley (80) – Jonathan Blankenship 4 0-1 8; Bryson Preece 1 1-2 3; Tyler May 2(5) 2-2 21; Brady Spaulding 1 0-1 2; Garret Brown 1(3) 0-0 11; Levi Davis 8(1) 1-3 20; Colby Savage 3 0-0 6; and Mason Layne 4 1-2 9. Totals: 24(9) 5-11 80.

 

 

 

South Floyd……....................…80

 

Magoffin County…..................74

 

HI HAT — South Floyd used balanced scoring to knock off Magoffin County, 80-74, in a game played at Raider Arena on Feb. 9.

 

The victory helped the Raiders climb to 15-11 while dropping the Hornets to 15-10.

 

Jacob Collins finished with 24 points while Brady Conn and J.R. Tackett tossed in 21 apiece.

 

Jaren Lovely led all scorers for the Hornets with 35 points. Trent Russell canned 23.

 

 

 

At Hi Hat

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (15-10)…..........................13 20 21 20 – 74

 

SF (15-11)….........................…19 19 20 22 – 80

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (74) – Trent Russell 7(1) 6-6 23; Jaren Lovely 11(4) 1-3 35; Ryan Mullins 1 0-2 2; Dalton Peters 2 2-4 6; and Austin Gibson 1(2) 0-0 8. Totals: 22(7) 9-17 74.

 

South Floyd (80) – Blade Slone 0(2) 0-0 6; Shane Kidd 1(1) 1-1 6; Jacob Collins 8(1) 5-7 24; Brady Conn 10 1-2 21; J.R. Tackett 10 1-4 21; and Blake Johnson 0 2-3 3. Totals: 29(4) 10-17 80.

 

 

 

Allen Central….......................46

 

June Buchanan…....................36

 

PIPPA PASSES — Allen Central relied on its defense to earn a hard-fought, 46-36, win over June Buchanan in a game played on Feb. 9.

 

Allen May tossed in 13 points as the Rebels improved to 12-15.

 

Elijah Branham finished with a game-high 14 points for the Crusaders, now 3-23.

 

 

 

At Pippa Passes

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

AC (12-15)…...............................17 9 11 9 – 46

 

JB (3-23)……...............................8 12 12 4 – 36

 

Scoring:

 

Allen Central (46) – Kolby Slone 4 1-1 9; Ethan Smith-Mills 1(2) 0-2 8; Allen May 4 5-6 13; Cameron Nelson 4 0-3 8; Dylan Caudill 2 0-4 4; Cody Haddix 1 0-0 2; and Payton Tackett 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(2) 6-16 46.

 

June Buchanan (36) – Elijah Branham 3(1) 5-6 14; Dalton McCown 2 0-1 4; Caleb Cox 1 0-0 2; Dalton Hylton 3 0-0 6; Lucas Hall 1(1) 0-0 5; and Evan Caudill 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 10(3) 7-9 36.

 

 

 

Betsy Layne……......................79

 

June Buchanan…....................57

 

BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne took control early on against June Buchanan and rolled to a 79-57 win in a house on Feb. 8.

 

Byron Hammond led a balanced attack for the Bobcats (4-21) with a game-high 22 points while Grant Orsborn followed with 17 and Colby Bentley added 11.

 

Elijah Branham had 15 points and Evan Caudill added 14 for JBS, which fell to 3-22.

 

 

 

At Betsy Layne

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JB (3-22)................................….9 13 15 20 – 57

 

BL (4-21)…...............................18 23 21 17 – 79

 

Scoring:

 

June Buchanan (57) – Elijah Branham 4 7-8 15; Dalton McCown 2 2-2 6; Caleb Cox 0(1) 0-0 3; Dalton Hylton 1 0-0 2; Lucas Hall 3(2) 0-2 12; and Evan Caudill 1(4) 0-0 14. Totals: 11(7) 9-11 57.

 

Betsy Layne (79) – Byron Hammond 8 6-7 22; Grant Orsborn 7(1) 0-0 17; Colby Bentley 4(1) 0-0 11; Joshua Hall 1(1) 2-2 7; Nathan Hall 3 1-3 7; Jordan Kendrick 2 2-2 6; Zach Bentley 3 0-0 6; Nathaniel Mims 1 0-0 2; and Jordan Frazier 0 1-2 1. Totals: 29(3) 12-16 79.

 

 

 

Allen Central….......................82

 

Jenkins………….......................48

 

JENKINS — Allen Central pulled away in the second period and the Rebels cruised to an 82-48 win over Jenkins in a game played on Feb. 8.

 

Cody Haddix finished with a game-high 22 points and Cameron Nelson added 21 as the Rebels moved to 11-15. Ethan Smith-Mills finished with a baker’s dozen.

 

Payton Rose tossed in 14 points and Hayden Fleming added 10 for the Cavaliers, who fell to 3-21.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

AC (11-15)…...........................16 23 19 24 – 82

 

JK (3-21)……..........................12 7 16 13 – 48

 

Scoring:

 

Allen Central (82) – Kolby Slone 2 0-2 4; Ethan Smith-Mills 4(1) 2-2 13; Allen May 1 0-0 2; Cameron Nelson 8(1) 2-7 21; Dylan Caudill 3 1-2 7; Cody Haddix 3(4) 4-5 22; Payton Tackett 0 2-2 2; Matt Combs 0(1) 0-0 3; Luke Manns 0(1) 0-0 3; and Riley Sammons 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 21(9) 13-22 82.

 

Jenkins (48) – Cody Snell 4 1-5 9; Dallas Simon 2(1) 0-0 7; Coty Wright 1 0-0 2; Ethan Cummings 0 2-2 2; Payton Rose 2(2) 4-6 14; Hayden Fleming 1(2) 2-2 10; and Chad Fleming 1 2-2 2. Totals: 11(5) 11-17 48.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…....................69

 

Cordia…………........................59

 

CORDIA — Letcher Central took control in the second period against Cordia and went on to score a 69-59 win in a game played on Feb. 7.

 

Torrell Carter poured in a game-high 39 points as the Cougars improved to 17-8. Gregory Kincer followed with 12 and Austin Caudill added 11.

 

Ramon Mercado paced the Lions (12-7) with 18 points.

 

 

 

At Cordia

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

LC (17-8)…..............................14 18 17 20 – 69

 

CR (12-7)…..............................15 7 15 22 – 59

 

Scoring:

 

Letcher Central (69) – Torrell Carter 11(1) 14-17 39; Austin Caudill 4(1) 0-0 11; Elijah Raglin2 0-0 4; Gregory Kincer 5 2-3 12; Dakota Shepherd 1 1-2 3. Totals: 23(2) 17-22 69.

 

Cordia (59) – Marquis Frazier 2 1-2 5; Malik Henry 4 3-3 11; Oumar Keita 2 3-4 7; Kareem McDonald 3(2) 0-0 12; Ramon Mercado 3(3) 3-4 18; and DAndre Reed 2 2-5 6. Totals: 16(5) 12-18 59.

 

 

 

GIRLS

 

East Ridge……….....................66

 

Magoffin County…..................49

 

LICK CREEK — East Ridge’s inside game overwhelmed Magoffin County as the Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Hornets, 66-49, in a game played at the Reservation on Feb. 11.

 

Britney Tackett finished with 27 points and Hannah Mullins added 16 as East Ridge moved to 9-17.

 

Alexis Montgomery scored a game-high 28 points for Magoffin County, which dropped to 9-17.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (9-17)…..............................12 5 18 14 – 49

 

ER (9-17)……............................7 17 22 20 – 66

 

Scoring:

 

Magoffin County (49) – Alexis Montgomery 5(4) 6-6 28; Kennedi Stacy 2(1) 1-2 8; Shana Howard 1 1-2 3; Kenlee Wireman 1(2) 0-0 8; and Destiny Conley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10(7) 8-10 49.

 

East Ridge (66) – Alli Slone 0(1) 0-0 3; Katie May 1(1) 0-0 5; Hannah Mullins 6 4-5 16; Britney Tackett 10 7-10 27; Sarah Tackett 4 1-2 9; Haylee Meade 1 2-2 4; Kelsi Slone 1 0-0 2; and Haley Parks 0 0-1 0. Totals: 23(2) 14-20 66.

 

 

 

Jenkins…….............................53

 

Betsy Layne….........................50

 

JENKINS — Jenkins rallied in the final quarter to turn back Betsy Layne, 53-50, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Kristen Thacker finished with a game-high 23 points for the Lady Cavaliers (5-23) while Jerrica Thacker followed with 15 and Lala Watts chipped in 12.

 

Destiny Compton paced the Lady Bobcats, now 12-15, with 20 points. Megan Frazier added 13.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (12-15)…............................14 10 15 11 – 50

 

JK (5-23)…….............................6 14 17 16 – 53

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (50) – Megan Frazier 3(1) 4-8 13; Kaitlin Kidd 2 1-2 5; Destiny Compton 8 4-9 20; Summer Johnson 0 1-2 1; Lauryn Hall 2 0-1 4; and Caroline Ariaz 2(1) 0-0 7. Totals: 17(2) 10-22 50.

 

Jenkins (53) – Lala Watts 4 4-12 12; Kristin Thacker 1(7) 0-4 23; Jerrica Thacker 3(3) 0-1 15; Kaylee Bentley 0 1-4 1; and Lindsey Rose 1 0-1 2. Totals: 9(10) 5-22 53.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley….......................35

 

Letcher Central.......................26

 

ERMINE — Shelby Valley’s defense was the difference in a 35-26 win over Letcher Central in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Summer Rose and Kayla Newsom tossed in eight points each as the Lady Kats moved to 22-4. Emma Maggard and Sydney Caudill scored nine each to share game-high honors for the Lady Cougars (16-12).

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

SV (22-4)…...................................12 7 7 9 – 35

 

LC (16-12)…....................................9 7 3 7 – 26

 

Scoring:

 

Shelby Valley (35) – Cassidi Wright 0(1) 0-0 3; Kyleigh Tackett 3 1-1 7; Cassidy Rowe 2 0-0 4; Summer Rose 1(2) 0-0 8; Kayla Newsom 4 0-0 8; Tori Hampton 0 3-4 3; and Sadie Compton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11(3) 4-5 35.

 

Letcher Central (26) – Shelby Hall 6; Brooklynn Collins 2; Emma Maggard 9; and Sydney Caudill 9.

 

 

 

Mingo Central…......................64

 

Van, W.Va...............……………..43

 

VAN, W.Va. — Mingo Central pulled away in the second period from Van and the Lady Miners went on to post a 64-43 win in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Katie Ball fired in 17 points and Xziah Rhodes added 13 as the Lady Miners improved to 15-6. Tyshira Joplin and Kylee Varney added 11 each.

 

Karlie Lafauci had eight for the Lady Bulldogs, now 10-11.

 

 

 

At Van, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (15-6)…............................15 24 11 14 – 64

 

VN ( 10-11)…..........................11 9 12 11 – 43

 

Scoring:

 

Mingo Central (64) – Katie Ball 17; Tyshira Joplin 11; Xziah Rhodes 13; Kylee Varney 11; Alyssa Pack 4; and Cassidy Cline 8.

 

Van (43) – Karlie Lafauci 8; Casey Belcher 4; Abigail Sampson 7;Michaela White 5; Kensley White 7; Leah Grant 2; Jordyn Joseph 5; Baylee Niday 2; and Jenna Lilly 3.

 

 

 

Johnson Central…...................47

 

Ashland-Blazer…....................38

 

ASHLAND — Johnson Central held Ashland-Blazer to just a single basket in the third quarter as the Lady Golden Eagles won, 47-38, in a game played on Feb. 11.

 

Ali May tossed in 15 points and Lauryn Salyer added 11 as Johnson Central improved to 22-6.

 

Julia Parker led all scorers for the Lady Tomcats (9-16) with 19 points.

 

 

 

At Ashland

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (22-6)…...............................13 13 15 6 – 47

 

AB (9-16)…...............................8 16 2 12 – 38

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (47) – Ali May 15; Lauryn Salyer 11; Lauren Preston 9; Alaina Castle 4; Cheyenne Ross 1; Hannah Fitch 5; and Sammi Sites 2.

 

Ashland-Blazer (38) – Julia Parker 6(1) 4-4 19; Sarah Rymer 2 2-2 6; Madeline Garner 0(1) 0-0 3; Miranda Martin 1(1) 3-3 8; and Morgan Bradley 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10(3) 9-9 38.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg….......................61

 

East Ridge……........................59

 

LICK CREEK — Prestonsburg held on in the closing seconds to turn back East Ridge, 61-59, in a game played at the Reservation on Feb.10.

 

Allison Hall poured in a game-high 22 points for the Lady Blackcats, now 7-19. Reesce Endicott followed with 20 and Jana Jarvis hit for 14.

 

Britney Tackett paced the Lady Warriors (8-17) with 19 points while Katie May added 12 and Alli Slone chipped in 10.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PB (7-19)…..............................16 13 13 19 – 61

 

ER (8-17)…..............................17 12 13 17 – 59

 

Scoring:

 

Prestonsburg (61) – Allison Hall 7 8-11 22; Jana Jarvis 3(1) 5-7 14; Reesce Endicott 8 4-4-8 20; Alivia Slone 0 1-4 1; and Jenna Layne 2 0-0 4. Totals: 20(1) 18-26 61.

 

East Ridge (59) – Alli Slone 0(2) 4-4 10; Katie May 1(3) 1-2 12; Hannah Mullins 4 1-2 9; Britney Tackett 5(1) 6-6 19; Sarah Tackett 2 0-0 4; and Kelsi Slone 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 12(7) 14-16 59.

 

 

 

Paintsville…........................…65

 

Johnson Central...................…59

 

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville captured the top seed in the upcoming 57th District tournament for the first time in school history with a 65-59 win over cross-town rival Johnson Central in a game played on Feb. 10.

 

The victory was the 23rd in 26 games for the Tigers, securing the most wins in a single season.

 

Paintsville built a double-digit lead in the second half behind Elizabeth Williams’ game-high 21 points. Anna Keeton added 14 and Presley Chirico finished with 12.

 

Lauren Preston paced JC, now 21-6, with 19 points and Ali May tallied 13.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JC (21-6)…...............................15 9 12 23 – 59

 

PV (23-3)….............................13 14 20 18 – 65

 

Scoring:

 

Johnson Central (59) – Lauren Preston 7 5-5 19; Lauryn Salyer 0 0-2 0; Alaina Castle 3 2-2 8; Sammi Sites 0(1) 0-0 3; Ashley Belcher 1 1-2 3; Ali May 2(3) 0-0 13; Cheyenne Ross 4 1-2 9; and Hannah Fitch 2 0-0 4. Totals: 19(4) 9-13 59.

 

Paintsville (65) – Elizabeth Williams 2(3) 8-10 21; Presley Chirico 5 2-2 12; Anna Keeton 3(2) 2-3 14; Katelyn Fitch 4 0-0 8; Eleanora Lanzani 2 2-4 6; and Abby James 2 0-1 4. Totals: 18(5) 14-20 65.

 

 

 

Pikeville………........................72

 

Jenkins……….......................…46

 

JENKINS — Pikeville took control early on against Jenkins and went on to score a 72-46 win in a game played on Feb. 10.

 

Savanna Nunemaker scored 14 points as the Lady Panthers improved to 18-7. Grace Bartley, Alivia Gearheart, Alexia Wilkerson and Kelsey Jo Tackett chipped in 10 apiece.

 

Tobulayefa Watts led all scorers with 17 points for the Lady Cavaliers, now 4-23.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

PK (17-7)….............................20 20 18 14 – 72

 

JK (4-23)…...............................10 7 15 14 – 46

 

Scoring:

 

Pikeville (72) – Savanna Nunemaker 3(2) 2-4 14; Rachael Blackburn 1 1-2 3; Leslie Stewart 1 2-2 4; Grace Bartley 2(1) 3-7 10; Jaden Edmonds 0 2-2 2; Alivia Gearheart 2(1) 3-3 10; Alexia Wilkerson 3 4-5 10; Kelsey Jo Tackett 2(2) 0-0 10; Kirsten Cole 2 1-2 5; Madison Thacker 1 0-0 2; and Ajaree Massaquoi 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18(6) 18-27 72.

 

Jenkins (46) – Kaylee Bentley 0(1) 0-0 3; Lindsey Rose 3 0-0 6; Jerrica Thacker 2 0-0 4; Kristin Thacker 6(1) 1-1 16; and Tobulayefa Watts 5 7-7 17. Totals: 16(2) 8-8 46.

 

 

 

Pikeville……...........................62

 

East Ridge…........................…53

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pulled away from East Ridge in the final period to score a 62-53 win in a 59th District matchup played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 9.

 

Leslie Stewart finished with a game-high 21 points as the Lady Panthers improved to 16-7. Alivia Gearheart added 12.

 

Britney Tackett led East Ridge (8-16) with 16 points and Alli Slone added 10.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

ER (8-16)…................................12 22 11 8 – 53

 

PK (16-7)….............................15 15 15 17 – 62

 

Scoring:

 

East Ridge (53) – Alli Slone 2(2) 0-0 10; Katie May 2(1) 0-0 7; Hannah Mullins 1 0-0 2; Britney Tackett 6 4-7 16; Sarah Tackett 3 3-4 9; Haylee Meade 2(1) 0-0 7; and Kelsi Slone 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17(4) 7-11 53.

 

Pikeville (62) – Savanna Nunemaker 3 3-4 9; Rachael Blackburn 0 2-2 2; Leslie Stewart 7 7-8 21; Grace Bartley 1(1) 4-4 9; Alivia Gearheart 3 6-7 12; Alexia Wilkerson 0(1) 0-0 3; Kelsey Jo Tackett 1 0-0 2; and Kirsten Cole 2 0-0 4. Totals: 17(2) 22-25 62.

 

 

 

Betsy Layne….........................50

 

Lawrence County…..................47

 

LOUISA — Betsy Layne overcame a slow start against Lawrence County to earn a 50-47 win in a game played on Feb. 9.

 

Megan Frazier poured in a game-high 22 points and Destiny Compton added 13 as the Lady Bobcats improved to 12-14.

 

Lexi Ratliff paced the Lady Dawgs (7-19) with 18 points and Hannah Rucker tossed in 14.

 

 

 

At Louisa

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BL (12-14)…..............................2 15 16 16 – 50

 

LC (7-19)……............................7 6 21 13 – 47

 

Scoring:

 

Betsy Layne (50) – Alex Sisco 1 1-4 3; Megan Frazier 7(1) 5-10 22; Kaitlin Kidd 1 0-0 2; Destiny Compton 4 5-11 13; Summer Johnson 1(1) 3-4 8; and Caroline Ariaz 1 0-4 2. Totals: 15(2) 14-23 50.

 

Lawrence County (47) – Hannah Rucker 3(2) 2-2 14; Shelby Skeens 1 0-0 2; Lexi Ratliff 5 8-10 18; Kelly Davis 3 0-2 6; Sherre Hay 0(1) 0-0 3; and Kylie Maynard 2 0-0 4. Totals: 14(3) 10-12 47.

 

Magoffin County…..................50

 

Belfry………………...................36

 

SALYERSVILLE — Belfry struggled offensively as Magoffin County took advantage to earn a 50-36 win in a game played on Feb. 9.

 

Lena Hairston tossed in 14 points and Kailee Rash added 13 as the Lady Pirates fell to 14-10.

 

Kennedi Stacy finished with a game-high 28 points and Alexis Montgomery added 14 as the Lady Hornets moved to 9-16.

 

 

 

At Salyersville

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

BF (14-10)…................................11 8 8 9 – 36

 

MC (9-16)….........................…11 14 12 13 – 50

 

Scoring:

 

Belfry (36) – Lena Hairston 5(1) 1-4 14; Kenzie Keene 1(2) 1-2 9; and Kailee Rash 2(3) 0-0 13. Totals: 8(6) 2-6 36.

 

Magoffin County (50) – Alexis Montgomery 14; Kennedi Stacy 28; Haley Barnett 6; Destiny Conley 2. Totals: 11(5) 13-17 50.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley…........................61

 

Jenkins………….......................29

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley pulled away from Jenkins in the second quarter and cruised to a 61-29 win in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 8.

 

Summer Rose and Kayla Newsom finished with a game-high 14 points each as the Lady Kats improved to 21-4. Cassidi Wright chipped in 10.

 

Jerrica Thacker led the Lady Cavaliers (4-22) with 11 points.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

JK (4-22)…...........................…13 9 2 5 – 29

 

SV (21-4)…..........................…16 22 11 12 – 61

 

Scoring:

 

Jenkins (29) – Jerrica Thacker 11; Emilee Rose 2; Kristin Thacker 8; and Tobulayefa Watts 8.

 

Shelby Valley (61) – Summer Rose 0(4) 2-2 14; Kayla Newsom 5 4-4 14; Cassidi Wright 2(2) 0-0 10; Cassidy Rowe 0(2) 1-2 7; Kyleigh Tackett 2 2-4 6; Alyssa Elswick 3 0-0 6; Alex Stanley 1 0-1 2; and Sadie Compton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 14(8) 9-13 61.

 

 

 

Mingo Central…......................64

 

Scott…………….......................22

 

MADISON, W.Va. — Mingo Central ran out to a big lead early against Scott and went on to score a 64-22 win in a game played on Feb. 9.

 

Xziah Rhodes fired in a game-high 26 points and Tyshira Joplin added 11 as the Lady Miners moved to 14-6.

 

Allison Matthews paced the Lady Skyhawks (8-11) with eight.

 

 

 

At Madison, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

 

MC (14-6).............................….29 11 15 9 – 64

 

ST (8-11)….............................…8 6 5 3 – 22

 

Scoring:

 

Mingo Central (64) –Katie Ball 7;Xziah Rhodes 26; Tyshira Joplin 11;, Mikazia Rhodes 2; Kylee Varney 7; Molli Ferguson 2; Ashton Ferguson 2; Maliyah Martin 4; and Cassidy Cline 3.

 

Scott (22) –Kaylee Justice 1; Brooke Burns 3; Allison Matthews 8; Diana Birchfield 6; and Sarah Mayse 4.

UP AND IN: East Ridge’s Hannah Mullins fires up a jump shot during the Lady Warriors’ 66-49 win over Magoffin County on Feb. 11. Mullins finished with 16 points.
Medical Leader│Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, February 17, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) Heart Institute is one of the first hospitals in Kentucky to receive new technology for mapping electrical systems in the heart.

 

The software, called EnSite Precision, is in its early phase and is available in only 25 centers across the country.

 

“This is truly the latest and greatest in the world of electrophysiology,” said PMC Electrophysiologist Chase Reynolds, MD.  

 

This system is used in ablation procedures for patients with arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythms) and is designed to enable faster and more accurate maps of the heart.

 

The most common arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation (AFib).

 

“AFib affects about 6 to 7 million people in the US at the present time and that number is expected to grow to 15 million by about 2030,” said PMC Electrophysiologist Michael Antimisiaris, MD.

 

Dr. Reynolds said, “This new system is a tool that improves our ability to reach our goal and improve the outcomes for our patients who undergo ablation procedures.”

 

PMC electrophysiologists say their goal is to bring a patient, who has an abnormal heart rhythm, to the electrophysiology lab and when they leave the lab they will have gone through a procedure that prevents that rhythm from occurring at any point in the future.

 

“Certainly everybody would want this new technology but it could not be released to the whole US or the whole world at the same time,” said Dr. Antimisiaris. “They selected a group of hospitals that could produce good results during the initial trials. When they offered it to us, obviously, we accepted it without hesitation.”

 

Dr. Antimisiaris says the procedure uses electrical signals from inside the heart to help identify where the tips of the catheter and other electrodes are located along with a magnetic component that constructs the geometry of the heart in three dimension.

 

“This process gives us a 0.2 mm accuracy,” said Dr. Antimisiaris. “We are talking about the kind of accuracy that gives us a ten-fold improvement.”

 

“The precision is unbelievable,” said Dr. Reynolds. “Before, when we would map these arrhythmias, we were limited to one or two reference points that we could record at the same time. Now, with this new system, there is not realistically a limit to the number of data points we can obtain.  With one extra beat we can do multi-point mapping, which means obtaining electrical activity from every single catheter that is in the heart at that time.”

 

The expected results from the Precision System should improve the accuracy of the procedure as well as reduce procedure time which is better and safer for the patient.

 

For more information about EnSite Precision or to schedule an appointment, contact the PMC Heart and Vascular Institute at 606-218-2201.

 

Author Name: 
Carol Casebolt
Friday, February 10, 2017

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