PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Wyatt Battaile reached a milestone this season when he went over 2,000 points for his career.

The senior standout was the major player in the Panthers reaching the Sweet 16 the past two years.

Battaile was named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year, announced this week. He averaged 24.1 points per game.

He is joined on the first team by a group of elite players, including Mingo Central senior Jeremy Dillon. The Miner averaged 20.1 ppg. Belfry senior Isiah Roblee averaged 22.3 ppg., and led the Pirates to the second round of the 15th Region tournament.

Other seniors include Floyd Central’s J.R. Tackett (18.5 ppg.), Pike Central’s Christian Mounts (19.6 ppg.) and Tug Valley’s Tyler May (19.5 ppg.).

Juniors named are Pikeville’s Connor Roberts (13.9 ppg.) and Johnson Central’s Jacob Rice (17.3 ppg.).

Shelby Valley sophomore Cody Potter (16.3 ppg.) and Paintsville freshman Mason Moore (17.4 ppg.) round out the first team.

Shelby Valley senior Blake Burke (15.8 ppg.) captains the second team. Two other seniors were named, including Pike Central’s L.J. Missick (14.2 ppg.) and Tug Valley’s Mason Layne (16.1 ppg.)

Second-team juniors include Floyd Central’s Brady Conn (14.4 ppg.), Letcher Central’s Gregory Kincer (14.4 ppg.) and Johnson Central’s Gabe Ferrel (11.5 ppg.).

Sophomores are Paintsville’s Seth Williams (16.7 ppg.), Phelps’ Trey Francis (17 ppg.) and Mingo Central’s Drew Hatfield (14 ppg.).

Johnson Central freshman Isaiah May (15.2 ppg.) rounds out the second team.

Letcher Central’s Elijah Raglin leads the third team as captain. The senior averaged 13.6 ppg.

Other seniors include Prestonsburg’s Phil Cornett (12.4 ppg.), Tug Valley’s Jonathan Blankenship (11.2 ppg.) and Belfry’s Devin Varney (14.5 ppg.).

Juniors include Betsy Layne’s Grant Orsborn (13.2 ppg.) and Byron Hammond (11.5 ppg.) and Shelby Valley’s Cameron Worrix (10 ppg.).

East Ridge sophomore Dalton Wellman (12.1 ppg.) rounds out the squad.

Pikeville’s Elisha Justice edged out Paintsville’s Landon Slone for Coach of the Year. Justice guided the Panthers back to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season.

 

Boys’ All-Area Team

 

Coach of the Year: Elisha Justice

Player of the Year: Wyatt Battaile

FIRST TEAM

Wyatt Battaile, Sr., Pikeville, 24.1 ppg. (Capt.)

Jeremy Dillon, Sr., Mingo Central, 20.1 ppg.

Isiah Roblee, Sr. Belfry, 22.3 ppg.

J.R. Tackett, Sr., Floyd Central, 18.5 ppg.

Connor Roberts, Jr., Pikeville, 13.9 ppg.

Jacob Rice, Jr., Johnson Central, 17.3 ppg.

Mason Moore, Fr., Paintsville, 17.4 ppg.

Christian Mounts, Sr., Pike Central, 19.6 ppg.

Cody Potter, So., Shelby Valley, 16.3 ppg.

Tyler May, Sr., Tug Valley, 19.5 ppg.

 

SECOND TEAM

Blake Burke, Sr., Shelby Valley, 15.8 ppt. (Capt.)

Isaiah May, Fr., Johnson Central, 15.2 ppg.

Brady Conn, Jr., Floyd Central, 14.4 ppg.

Gregory Kincer, Jr., Letcher Central, 14.4 ppg.

Seth Williams, So., Paintsville, 16.7 ppg.

Trey Francis, So., Phelps, 17 ppg.

L.J. Missick, Sr., Pike Central, 14.2 ppg.

Mason Layne, Sr., Tug Valley, 16.1 ppg

Drew Hatfield, So., Mingo Central,

Gabe  Ferrel, Jr., Johnson Central, 11.5 ppg.

 

THIRD TEAM

Grant Orsborn, Jr., Betsy Layne, 13.2 ppg.

Dalton Wellman, So., East Ridge, 12.1 ppg.

Phil Cornett, Sr., Prestonsburg, 12.4 ppg.

Jonathan Blankenship, Sr., Tug Valley, 11.2 ppg.

Devin Varney, Sr., Belfry, 14.5 ppg.

Byron Hammond, Jr., Betsy Layne, 11.5 ppg.

Elijah Raglin, Sr., Letcher Central, 13.6 ppg. (Capt.)

Cameron Worrix, Jr., Shelby Valley, 10 ppg.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Pikeville senior Wyatt Battaile was named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, April 6, 2018

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley senior Summer Rose was the heart and soul of Lady Cat basketball throughout the 2017-18 season.

She was a dominating force on both ends of the floor and guided Valley to the 15th Region All-A Classic championship and state-runners-up.

Rose has been honored by being named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year. She averaged 10.7 points per game as the Lady Cats finished 29-5.

She is joined by other seniors, including Betsy Layne’s Megan Frazier (19.7 ppg.), teammate Kayla Newsom (10.4 ppg.) and Jenkins’ Lala Watts (14.9 ppg.).

Juniors selected include Pike Central’s Cassidy Mullins (14.3 ppg.) and Pikeville’s Kelsey Jo Tackett (9.2 ppg.).

Phelps’ Danielle Prater (21.3 ppg.) is the lone sophomore. Rounding out the first team are Belfry freshman McKenzie Maynard (12.6 ppg.), Floyd Central freshman Katie Moore (15.1 ppg.) and Shelby Valley eighth-grader Cassidy Rowe (9.9 ppg.).

Pikeville senior Grace Bartley (10.1 ppg.) captains the second team. The only other senior is Paintsville’s Presley Chirico (10 ppg.).

Juniors include Johnson Central’s Ashley Belcher (12.1 ppg.), Pikeville’s Leslie Stewart (9.7 ppg.), Prestonsburg’s Reesce Endciott (17.9 ppg.), Letcher Central’s Emma Maggard (10.7 ppg.), Pike Central’s Kayla Stanley (13 ppg.) and Paintsville’s Anna Keeton (10 ppg.).

Sophomores are Pike Central’s Bailey Birchfield (10.4 ppg.) and Mingo Central’s Katie Ball (18.1 ppg.).

Mingo Central’s Xziah Rhodes captains the third team. The sophomore averaged 12 ppg.

Seniors on the team include Betsy Layne’s Destiny Compton (15.4 ppg.), Piarist School’s Lauren Wright (14.1 ppg.), East Ridge’s Hannah Mullins (11.7 ppg.) and Shelby Valley’s Kyleigh Tackett (6.5 ppg.).

Freshman are Jenkins’ Jerrica Thacker (11.6 ppg.), Johnson Central’s Sammi Sites (9.6 ppg.), Prestonsburg’s Alivia Slone (16.8 ppg.) and Tug Valley’s Makayla May (11 ppg.).

Floyd Central seventh-grader Abby Maggard (11 ppg.) rounds out the team.

Johnson Central’s Darrin Rice was named Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Eagles to the Sweet 16. The Lady Eagles finished 20-13 after starting the season 4-10.

Rice edged out Shelby Valley’s Rodney Rowe for the honor. He guided the Lady Cats to the 15th Region semifinals and All A crown.

 

Girls’ All-Area team

Coach of the Year: Darrin Rice, Johnson Central

Player of the Year: Summer Rose, Sr., Shelby Valley

FIRST TEAM
Summer Rose, Sr., Shelby Valley, 10.7 ppg., (Capt.)
Danielle Prater, So., Phelps, 21.3 ppg.
McKenzie Maynard, Fr., Belfry, 12.6 ppg.
Megan Frazier, Sr., Betsy Layne, 19.7 ppg.
Katie Moore, Fr., Floyd Central, 15.1 ppg.
Kayla Newsom, Sr., Shelby Valley, 10.4. ppg.
Cassidy Mullins, Jr., Pike Central, 14.3 ppg.
Kelsey Jo Tackett, Jr., Pikeville, 9.2 ppg.
Cassidy Rowe, 8th, Shelby Valley. 9.9 ppg.
Lala Watts, Sr., Jenkins, 14.9 ppg.

SECOND TEAM
Presley Chirico, Sr., Paintsville, 10 ppg.
Bailey Birchfield, So., Pike Central, 10.4 ppg.
Grace Bartley, Sr., Pikeville, 10.1 ppg. (Capt.)
Ashley Belcher, Jr., Johnson Central, 12.1 ppg.
Leslie Stewart, Jr., Pikeville, 9.7 ppg.
Reece Endicott, Jr., Prestonsburg, 17.9 ppg.
Emma Maggard, Jr., Letcher Central, 10.7 ppg.
Kayla Stanley, Jr., Pike Central, 13 ppg.
Katie Ball, So., Mingo Central, 18.1 ppg.
Anna Keeton, Jr., Paintsville, 10 ppg.

THIRD TEAM
Abby Maggard, 7th., Floyd Central, 11 ppg.
Destiny Compton, Sr., Betsy Layne, 15.4 ppg.
Jerrica Thacker, Fr., Jenkins, 11.6 ppg.
Sammi Sites, Fr.,Johnson Central, 9.6 ppg.
Lauren Wright, Sr., Piarist School, 14.1 ppg.
Hannah Mullins, Sr., East Ridge 11.7 ppg.
Alivia Slone, Fr., Prestonsburg, 16.8 ppg.
Kyleigh Tackett, Sr., Shelby Valley, 6.5 ppg.
Makayla May, Fr., Tug Valley, 11 ppg.
Xziah Rhodes, So., Mingo Central, 12 ppg. (Capt.)

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Shelby Valley senior Summer Rose was named The Medical Leader’s Player of the year after leading the Lady Cats to the All-A state tournament and semifinal-round berth in the 15th Region Tourney.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, April 6, 2018

Every April, the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life (TFL) and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) celebrate National Donate Life Month. 

This a time to focus national and local attention on every individual’s power to make life possible by registering his or her decision to be a potential organ and tissue donor, and learning more about living donation.

The Trust for Life and KODA partner with Donate Life America each year during National Donate Life Month (NDLM).

To help illustrate the message of donation, Donate Life America creates unique artwork for each National Donate Life Month. The 2018 National Donate Life Month art was inspired by the image of a rainbow, and Maya Angelou’s quote, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

Donate Life America chose this year’s artwork because often following a storm, the presence of a rainbow provides optimism and motivates us to endure through dark times. Organ and tissue donation is the bridge of comfort and hope between one family’s mourning and another’s healing — turning tragedy into renewed life.

The Donate Life rainbow in the National Donate Life Month artwork rises from stormy clouds, recognizing that it takes both rain and light to create the gift of a rainbow.

Maya Angelou’s message applies to people of all backgrounds and experiences, according to Lauren Salyer, community and hospital outreach coordinator.  “By registering to be a donor and considering living donation, you can change one ray of light into a spectrum of healing and compassion.” 

Salyer said that one of the ways her organizations will celebrate locally is with 51 billboards across Kentucky and adjoining counties.  “We are thrilled to be able to feature donor families and recipients on our billboards during National Donate Life Month 2018” she said. “From Kendall in Carroll County, who had a heart transplant as a baby and is now in college, to LaVerne in Pike County who is a kidney recipient, now enjoying her children and grandchildren; the faces on the billboards embody hope and a second chance at life.” 

One can register the decision to be a potential organ and tissue donor by going online at donatelifeky.org or organdonor.gov (and choosing one’s state).

Also, registration is possible at RegisterMe.org (or in the Medical ID tab of the iPhone Health app). To learn more about being a living donor, visit DonateLife.net.

Currently, 56 percent of U.S. adults have registered their decision to make LIFE possible and be organ and tissue donors if that is possible when they die.  Yet the number of people in need of transplants continues to outpace the number of organs donated. Currently, 116,000 people are waiting for a transplant and a second chance at life. On average, 22 people die each day because the organ they need is not donated in time—that is almost one person dying every hour. You can help by registering your decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor, and learning more about living donation.

— Submitted for publication by Donate Life Kentucky

Friday, March 30, 2018

WILLIAMSON, W.VA. — The Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce held their first-ever Women’s Think-In last week for business women to share their experiences and knowledge with others.

“The Women’s Think-In was our Chamber President Leigh Ann Ray’s idea. We have a ton of women-owned successful businesses, political leaders, as well as women in high positions in banks and hospitals,” Executive Director Natalie Taylor said. “So, we decided that was a cause for celebration and the Think-In was born.”

During the two day session, twenty-one people were in attendance.

“We hope that they left feeling empowered, armed with a bit more knowledge and reassured that there are many successful women to learn from and lean on,” Taylor said. “We hope they’re able to use the resources provided, and reach the next step in their goals and dreams.”

Diann Hannah, guest speaker, spoke about getting her start in the business world. She talked about successes, failures and encouraged those in attendance to never give up.

“We also wanted to connect businesswomen to resources available to them,” she said.

Another speaker, Pauline Sturgill addressed the crowd and spoke about her experience working with the Williamson Housing Authority. Her background provided insight for women to engage and build trust among each other. She also discussed self-worth and determination.

“The first time you do something you never know what to expect or how exactly it will flow, but we felt like those who attended benefited from their experience. Overall we were pleased,” Taylor said. “We received positive feedback from attendees and can better plan next year’s event.”

She said they are planning on continuing this event for years to come.

“We feel like it has a lot of potential to expand and reach more women,” Taylor said.

Author Name: 
Abigail Gibson
Friday, March 30, 2018

Jenny Cole, 61, of Hatfield Bottom, Matewan, W.Va., passed away March 25. Graveside service, March 29, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va.

 

Chester Ray Harrison, 80, of Riverfront Road, Martin County, passed away March 26. Funeral, March 30, Mary Elizabeth Baptist Church. Burial, Stepp Cemetery, Hatfield.

 

Charlie Lee Stewart, 85, of Hatfield, passed away March 25. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. Funeral, March 28. Burial, Smith Cemetery, Sidney.

 

Christine Justice Hall, 96, of Lexington, formerly of Pikeville, passed away March 22. Funeral, March 27. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.

 

Esta Mae Sayers, 86, of Lick Creek, passed away March 24. Funeral, March 28, Lick Creek Holiness Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery, Mouthcard.

 

Bobby King, 74, of Belcher, passed away March 23. Funeral, March 26, Lick Creek Holiness Church. Burial, Spears Cemetery, Belcher.

 

Edna Mae Taylor, 73, of Dandridge, Tenn., formerly of Pike County, passed away March 19. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Elkhorn City Cemetery.

 

Virginia B. “Jenny” Jarrell, 94, of Dana, passed away March 23. Funeral, March 29, Little Salem Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Wilford Boyd Cemetery, Dana.

 

Stevie Eugene Crum, 46, of Harold, passed away March 20. Funeral, March 24. Entombment, O.T. Hinton Mausoleum, Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville.

 

Imogene Anderson, 81, of Elkhorn City, passed away March 25. Funeral, March 27. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Zelma B. Johnson, 94, of Pikeville, passed away March 23. Funeral, March 26. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park.

 

Jay T. Mullins, 74, of Hellier, passed away March 22. Funeral, March 26, Alleghany Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Buddy Ratiff Cemetery, Poor Bottom.

 

Erva Jean Chaney Cook, 78, of Shelbiana, passed away March 22. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Chaney Cemetery.

 

Ray Williams, 71, of Pikeville, passed away March 21. Funeral, March 24. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Robert Bruce Brewer, 56, of Forest Hills, passed away March 20. Funeral, March 23. Burial, Brewer Family Cemetery, Forest Hills.

 

Charlene Lawson, 80, of Varney, passed away March 20. Funeral, March 23, Pilgrim Home Old Regular Church. Burial, Young Family Cemetery, Varney.

 

Billy Eugene Fitch, 62, of Pikeville, passed away March 22. Memorial service, March 28, Jubilee Christian Assembly of God.

 

Dennis Varney, 68, of Phyllis, passed away March 24. Funeral, March 28, Greasy Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Varney Family Cemetery, Grapevine.

 

John Abner Justice, 77, of Island Creek, passed away March 20. Funeral, March 24, Island Creek Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Justice Family Cemetery, Island Creek.

 

Betty Sue Stanley Maynard, 69, of Varney, passed away March 25. Funeral, March 29, Pilgrim Rest Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Maynard Cemetery.

 

Betty Jane Little, 92, of Pikeville, passed away March 19. Funeral, March 22. Burial, Johnson Memorial Park.

 

Roscoe Williamson, 92, of Sidney, passed away March 25. Funeral, March 29. Burial, Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy.

 

Derek Lee James, 26, of Huddy, passed away March 23. Funeral, March 26.

 

Betty Lou Harris, 69, of Turkey Creek, passed away March 20. Funeral, March 24.

 

Jack Denton Shepherd, 68, of Langley, passed away March 23. Funeral, March 26. Burial, Bailey Shepherd Cemetery, Langley.

 

Sie B. Hamilton, 85, of Harold, passed away March 21. Funeral, March 24. Burial, Newsome Branch Cemetery, Virgie.

 

Robert James Campbell, 21, of Prestonsburg, passed away March 20. Funeral, March 23. Burial, Gethsemane Gardens, Prestonsburg.

 

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Jackson Adam Coleman, son of Brittney Bentley and Levi Coleman, born March 22; weight: 8 lbs., 5.4 oz.

 

Alexander Blaze Gibson, son of Joyce and Ronald Gibson Jr., born March 21; weight: 7 lbs., 8 oz.

 

Kynlee Harper Lucas, daughter of Kaci and Logan Lucas, born March 21; weight: 8 lbs., 1 oz.

 

Kayden Jace Slone, son of Kayla Hopkins and Jeffery Slone, born March 21; weight: 5 lbs., 10.6 oz.

 

Hallie Lorin Stump, daughter of April Burchett and Chad Stump, born March 21; weight: 8 lbs., 10 oz.

 

Alexa Marthalyn Varnes, daughter of Marlena and Duane Varnes, born March 21; weight: 6 lbs., 4.7 oz.

 

Isaac Jude Johnson, son of Jonna Willis and Marcus Johnson, born March 20; weight: 6 lbs., 7 oz.

 

Jaxon Bryant Combs, son of Kaela Combs, born March 20; weight: 8 lbs., 10 oz.

 

Jaxson Scott Fletcher, son of Tara Arnett and Keven Fletcher, born March 19; weight: 7 lbs., 12 oz.

 

Chloe Renae Maynard, daughter of Marie and Edgar Maynard Jr., born March 19; weight: 8 lbs., 8 oz.

 

Shaelyn Marie O’Quinn, daughter of Melissa and Austin O’Quinn, born March 18; weight: 8 lbs.

 

Kenzley Marie Mulkey, daughter of Ruby and Jonathan Mulkey, born March 18; weight: 5 lbs., 3 oz.

 

Aniston Jayce Marie Shaffer, daughter of Chelsea and James Shaffer, born March 17; weight: 6 lbs.

 

Owen Gunner Tackett, son of Kayla and Jeremy Tackett, born March 17; weight: 4 lbs., 8.4 oz.

 

Jaide Memphis Bartley, daughter of Kaila and Casey Bartley, born March 16; weight: 7 lbs., 5 oz.

 

Levi Branch Keene, son of Bridgette and Derek Keene, born March 16; weight: 7 lbs., 15 oz.

 

Sa’Fire Elizabeth Newhouse, daughter of A’Miracle Drain and Kayne Newhouse, born March 15; weight: 7 lbs., 3 oz.

Friday, March 30, 2018

ERMINE — Letcher Central erupted for 15 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 21-2 win over Jenkins in a game on March 27.

Isarel Terry had two hits and drove in four runs while Keaston Maggard collected two hits and knocked home two runs. Cameron Whitaker batted in three runs.

Ryan Leburn was the winning pitcher. Alex Belcher suffered the loss.

 

At Ermine

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

JK (1-3)….................................002  00 –   2-  2-3

LC (1-1)...............................(15)30  3x – 21-14-1

Pitching:

WP – Ryan Leburn

LP – Alex Belcher

Hitting: Israel Terry 2h, 4 RBI; Keaston Maggard 2h, 2 RBI; Cameron Whitaker 3 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

Pike Central……......................11

Magoffin County…....................3

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central pitcher D’Sean Prinkleton had two hits, including a home run, to power the Hawks to an 11-3 win over Magoffin County in a game played at the Hawks Nest on March 27.

Prinkleton added a single and drove in four runs.

Jonathan Prater doubled, singled, scored and knocked in a pair of runs while Seth Conn doubled, singled, scored twice and added an RBI.

Jaden Sowards took the loss for the Hornets.

 

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

MC (0-3)….........................000  101  1 –   3-  7-1

PC (4-1)…..........................042  302  x – 11-11-0

Pitching:

WP – D’Sean Prinkleton

LP – Jaden Sowards

Hitting: D’Sean Prinkleton HR, 1b, 1r, 4 RBI; Jonathan Potter 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Seth Conn 2b, 1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Pike Central.

 

Lawrence County….............19-11

Prestonsburg………................0-1

STONECREST — Lawrence County put up big numbers in rolling past Prestonsburg, 19-0 and 11-1 in a doubleheader played at StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 27.

Owen Greene and losing pitcher Ben Welch had the only hits for the Blackcats in the nightcap loss. Blake Sizemore drove in the lone run.

Bryce Blevins was the winning pitcher.

In the opener, Welch singled for the lone hit. Andrew Hale took the loss.

 

At StoneCrest

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

LC (5-0)……............................406  001 – 11-7-4

PB (0-4)……............................100 000 –   1-2-4

Pitching:

WP – Bryce Blevins

LP – Ben Welch

Hitting: Owen Greene 1h; Ben Welch 1h; Blake Sizemore 1 RBI, Prestonsburg.

At StoneCrest

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

LC (4-0)…..................................356  14 – 19-7-1

PB (0-3)…..................................000  00 –   9-1-9

Pitching:

WP – Kade Sword

LP – Andrew Hale

Hitting: Ben Welch 1h, Prestonsburg.

 

West Springfield, Va….............20

Pikeville………………..................0

TOPSAIL, N.C. — Pikeville was limited to just one hit as West Springfield (Va.) rolled to a 20-0 win over the Panthers at the Topsail Tournament on March 27.

Kevin Justice was tagged with the loss. Nate Brown had the lone hit.

 

At Topsail, N.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

WS (NA)…........................131  10(14) – 20-14-1

PK (1-3)….....................…000  00     0 –   0-  1-3

Pitching:

WP – Chase Pastel

LP – Kevin Justice

Hitting: Nate Brown 1h, Pikeville.

 

Paintsville……........................10

Revere, OH…….........................0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Paintsville broke open a scoreless game with a five-run, third inning and the Tigers went on to beat Revere (OH), 10-0, at the Cal Ripken Experience on March 27.

Ben Daniels had three hits and knocked in one run while Tanner Smith collected three hits and drove in three runs. Ryan Gibson had one hit and added a pair of RBI.

Ryan Moore was the winning pitcher.

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PV (4-2-1)…...............................005  50 – 10-8-0

RV (NA)…..................................000  00 –   0-4-4

Pitching:

WP – Ryan Moore

LP – Karl Land

Hitting: Ben Daniels 3h, 1 RBI; Tanner Smith 3h, 3 RBI; Ryan Gibson 1h, 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

Paintsville…...........................12

Perry………............................…1

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Paintsville put runs on the board in all four of its innings to cruise to a 12-1 win over Perry at the Cal Ripken Experience on March 27.

John Phelps had two hits and batted in three runs while Matt Combs added two hits and drove in a pair of runs.

Ryan Gibson was the winning pitcher.

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PR (NA)……..............................100  00 –   1-2-1

PV (3-2-1)……..........................223  5x – 12-7-0

Pitching:

WP – Ryan Gibson

LP – Blain Smith

Hitting: John Phelps 2h, 3 RBI; Matt Combs 2h, 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

Paintsville……..........................5

Westerville North...................…5

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Paintsville and Westerville North played to a 5-5 tie at the Cal Ripken Experience on March 26.

Ryan Gibson had two hits and John Phelps drove home a pair of runs.

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

WS (NA)….............................000  112  1 – 5-7-1

PV (2-2-1)…...........................102  002  0 – 5-5-3

Hitting: Ryan Gibson 2h; John Phelps 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

Pike Central…….....................18

Betsy Layne……........................0

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central pushed across 11 runs in the first inning and rolled to an 18-0 win over Betsy Layne in a game played at the Hawks Nest on March 26.

Logan Billiter had two hits, including a double, scored and drove in three runs while Jonathan Potter added two hits, scored three runs and batted in two. Seth Conn, D’Sean Prinkleton, Bryce Adkins and Tanner Wood all had two hits, scored twice and knocked home two runs each.

Evan Coleman was the winning pitcher.

Kolby McGuire and Brady Robinson each doubled for the Bobcats. Matthew Newsome suffered the loss.

 

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BL (0-4)…................................000  00 –   0-  4-2

PC (3-1)…...........................(11)70  0x – 18-16-0

Pitching:

WP – Evan Coleman

LP – Matthew Newsome

Hitting: Kolby McGuire 2b; Brady Robinson 2b, Betsy Layne; Logan Hillerman 2b, 1b, 1r, 3 RBI; Jonathan Potter 2-1b, 3r, 2 RBI; Seth Conn 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; D’Sean Prinkleton 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Bryce Adkins 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Tanner Wood 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI, Pike Central.

 

Topsail, N.C…........................…9

Pikeville………..........................5

TOPSAIL, N.C. — Pikeville fell behind early on and a late rally came up short in a 9-5 loss to Topsail (N.C.) in the Topsail Tournament on March 26.

Conner Wright had two hits and drove in one run while Brody Birchfield and Tait Lakin each added an RBI in the loss.

Caleb Demers was the losing pitcher.

 

At Topsail, N.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PK (1-2)…..............................000  005  0 – 5-6-5

TS (NA)…...............................251  010  x – 9-7-0

Pitching:

WP – Drake Potter

LP – Caleb Demers

Hitting: Conner Wright 2h, 1 RBI; Brody Birchfield 1 RBI; Tait Lakin 1 RBI, Pikeville.

 

Sheldon Clark…......................14

Belfry…………........................…4

INEZ — Belfry saw an early lead slip away as Sheldon Clark stormed back for a 14-4 win in a game on March 26.

Devin Varney had two hits and drove in three runs for the Pirates.

Austin Fields singled and knocked home one run while losing pitcher Avery Browning singled and batted in two runs.

Dylan Fitch was the winning pitcher.

 

At Inez

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BF (1-3)…...........................004  202  0 –   8-13-9

SC (3-0)…...........................116  105  x – 14-11-0

Pitching:

WP – Dylan Fitch

LP – Avery Browning

Hitting: Devin Varney 2-1b, 3 RBI; Austin Fields 1b, 1 RBI; Avery Browning 1b, 2 RBI, Belfry.

 

Shelby Valley….......................13

Mingo Central…....................…3

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Shelby Valley jumped out to a big lead early on and cruised to a 13-3 win over Mingo Central in a game played at Jim VanZant Field on March 23.

Winning pitcher Grant Joyce singled and drove in three runs while Gabriel Brown singled, walked three times, scored twice and added an RBI. Adam Johnson singled, scored three runs and knocked home one run while Austin Rhodes and Jackson Wierwille each singled and scored a pair of runs.

Andrew Allen had two hits and scored for the Miners. Levin Davis singled, scored and added an RBI.

Nathan Butcher suffered the loss.

 

At Williamson, W.Va.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

SV (3-0)…..................................621  22 – 13-7-1

MC (0-2)….................................300  00 –   3-3-4

Pitching:

WP – Grant Joyce

LP – Nathan Butcher

Hitting: Grant Joyce 1b, 3 RBI; Gabriel Brown 1b, 3-bb, 2r, 1 RBI; Adam Johnson 1b, 3r, 1 RBI; Austin Rhodes 1b, 2 r; Jackson Wierwille 1b, 2r, Shelby Valley; Andrew Allen 2-1b, 1r; Levi Davis 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Mingo Central.

 

Greenup County…...................10

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

PAINTSVILLE — Greenup County snapped a 1-1 tie with Paintsville and went on to beat the Tigers, 10-1, in a game on March 23.

Jake Hyden had two hits and walked twice for the Tigers. Ryan Moore suffered the loss.

 

At Paintsville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

GC (3-1)...........................….000  130  6 – 10-8-1

PV (1-2)…............................000  100  0 –   1-5-5

Pitching:

WP – Ryan Lambert

LP – Ryan Moore

Hitting: Jake Hyden 2h, 2-bb, Paintsville.

 

Powell County…......................12

Letcher Central….....................6

STANTON — Letcher County fell behind early on to Powell County and the Cougars came up short, 12-6, in a game on March 23.

Nick Mason had three hits and knocked home two runs while Keaston Maggard collected three hits and drove in three runs. Losing pitcher Greg Kincer collected three hits.

 

At Stanton

SCORE BY INNINGS:                         R-H-E

LC (0-1)….......................002  022  0 –  6-17-0

PC (1-0)….......................510  330  x – 12-10-0

Pitching:

WP – Drew Ginter

LP – Greg Kincer

 

Belfry………............................11

Man, W.Va….............................7

MAN, W.Va. — Belfry built an early lead against Man and held on for an 11-7 win in a game on March 23.

Kaleb Taylor had two hits and drove in three runs to back the pitching of winner Devin Varney. Colton Cross doubled, singled and scored while Austin Fields singled and knocked in one run.

Cameran Frye took the loss for the Hillbillies.

 

At Man, W.Va.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BF (1-2)…...........................224  030  0 – 11-10-6

MN (2-2)….........................004  021  0 –   7-  3-3

Pitching:

WP – Devin Varney

LP – Cameran Frye

Hitting: Kaleb Taylor 2-1b, 3 RBI; Colton Cross 2b, 1b, 1 RBI; Austin Fields 1b, 1 RBI, Belfry.

 

Jenkins…….............................14

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

JENKINS — Jenkins scored 11 runs in the bottom of the third inning to rally past East Ridge, 14-4, in a game on March 23.

Harley Wolford had two hits and drove in three runs while winning pitcher Hayden Fleming collected two hits and knocked in two runs. Josh Wright added a pair of hits.

Michael Baldridge took the loss for the Warriors.

 

At Jenkins

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

ER (0-3)…..............................111      01 –   4-2-2

JK (1-2)…...............................10(11) 2x – 14-8-1

Pitching:

WP –Hayden Fleming

LP – Michael Baldridge

Hitting: Harley Wolford 2h, 3 RBI; Hayden Fleming 2h, 2 RBI; Josh Wright 2h, Jenkins.

 

Phelps…….............................18

East Ridge............................…7

PHELPS — Phelps erupted for eight runs in the first inning and went on to beat East Ridge, 18-7, in a game on March 22.

Peyton Rife tripled three times, scored four runs and knocked in one run in the win. Dominick Francis had three hits, including a triple, scored a pair of runs and drove in two while Kinzer Dotson tripled, singled, scored twice and batted in two. Dylan New had two hits, including a double, scored and added an RBI. Keegan Bentley had two hits, scored one run and drove home a pair.

Caleb Dotson was the winning pitcher.

Hunter Ferran had two hits, scored and batted in two for the Warriors. Losing pitcher Mickey Thompson had two hits and knocked in one run while Corey Deskins singled, scored and added an RBI.

 

At Phelps

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

ER (0-2)…..................................031 03 –   7- 9-0

PH (2-0)….................................824 4x – 18-19-0

Pitching:

WP – Caleb Dotson

LP – Mickey Thompson

Hitting: Hunter Ferran 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Mickey Thompson 2-1b, 1 RBI; Corey Deskins 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, East Ridge; Peyton Rife 3-3b, 4r, 1 RBI; Dominick Francis 3b, 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Kinzer Dotson 3b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Dylan New 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Keegan Bentley 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Phelps.

 

Johnson Central…...................10

Greenup County….....................3

GREENUP — Johnson Central took the lead away from Greenup County in the fourth inning and the Golden Eagles rolled to a 10-3 win in a game on March 22.

Braxton Kelly tripled, scored and knocked in one run while Riley Preece doubled, scored twice and added an RBI. Chayse Meade doubled, scored and drove in three runs while Weston May doubled, singled and batted in two runs. Blake Delong singled, scored and added a pair of RBI.

Trevor May was the winning pitcher.

 

At Greenup

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

JC (1-0)…............................200 251  0 – 10-11-0

GC (2-1)…..........................110  010  0 –  3-  7-0

Pitching:

WP – Trevor May

LP – Branden Conley

Hitting: Braxton Kelly 3b, 1r, 1 RBI; Riley Preece 2b, 2r, 1 RBI; Chayse Meade 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Weston May 2b, 1b, 2 RBI; Blake Delong 1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Johnson Central.

 

Pike Central…........................10

Ambassador CA........................0

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central jumped out to an early lead against Ambassador Christian and cruised to a 10-0 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on March 22.

D’Sean Prinkleton had three hits, scored and knocked in two runs while Logan Hillerman had two hits and batted in two runs in the win. Bryce Adkins singled and knocked in two runs and Seth Conn collected three hits and scored a pair of runs.

Austin Rahe singled for the lone hit for the Eagles. Tyler Lafferty suffered the loss.

 

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

ACA (2-1)….............................000  00 –   0-  1-1

PC (2-0)…............................…430  3x – 10-10-0

Pitching:

WP – D’Sean Prinkleton

LP – Tyler Lafferty

Hitting: Austin Rahe 1b, ACA; D’Sean Prinkelton 3-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Logan Hillerman 2-1b, 2 RBI; Bryce Adkins 1b, 2 RBI; Seth Conn 3-1b, 2r, Pike Central.

 

Breathitt County…..................10

Jenkins…………….....................0

JACKSON — Jenkins was limited to just one hit as Breathitt County blanked the Cavaliers, 10-0, in a game on March 22.

Losing pitcher Josh Wright had the lone hit for the Cavaliers.

 

At Jackson

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

JK (0-2)…...................................000  00 –   0-1-0

BC (1-2)…..................................015  13 – 10-9-0

Pitching:

WP – Nick Correll

LP – Josh Wright

Hitting: Josh Wright 1b, Jenkins.

 

Pikeville……...........................13

Magoffin County....................…0

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pounded out 13 hits and winning pitcher Kevin Justice limited Magoffin County to just one as the Panthers rolled, 13-0,  in a game played at Davis Park on March 22.

Justice was a force at the plate as well, collecting three hits, including a triple and double. He scored four runs and drove in a pair. Nate Brown had three hits, including a double, scored four times and knocked in three. Jackson Hensley had three hits, including a triple and knocked in six runs.

Jacob Watson was the losing pitcher.

 

At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

MC (1-1)…................................000 00 –   0-  1-3

PK (1-1)….................................233 5x – 13-13-0

Pitching:

WP – Kevin Justice

LP – Jacob Watson

Hitting: Kevin Justice 3b, 2b, 1b, 4r, 2 RBI; Nate Brown 2b, 2-1b, 4r, 3 RBI; Jackson Hensley 3b, 2-1b, 6 RBI, Pikeville.

 

Boyd County….........................11

Paintsville……….......................0

CANNONSBURG — Paintsville was held to just one hit as Boyd County rolled to an 11-0 win over the Tigers in a game on March 22.

Matt Baldwin had the lone Tiger hit. Matt Combs suffered the loss.

 

At Cannonsburg

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PV (1-1)…..................................000  00 –   0-1-9

BC (1-1)…..................................134  4x – 11-7-0

Pitching:

WP – Austin Mullins

LP – Matt Combs

Hitting: Matt Baldwin 1h, Paintsville.

 

Raceland……..........................17

Belfry………..............................9

RACELAND — Raceland exploded for 11 runs in the second inning to run away from Belfry, 17-9,  in a game on March 20.

Losing pitcher Brett Coleman had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Pirates. Colton Cross doubled, scored and knocked in one run while Devin Varney walked and scored.

 

At Raceland

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BF (0-2)…............................1     04  40 –  9-  6-5

RC (1-0)…...........................0(11)1  23 – 17-10-2

Pitching:

WP – Logan Howard

LP – Brett Coleman

Hitting: Brett Coleman 2-1b, 2 RBI; Colton Cross 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Devin Varney bb, 1r, Belfry.

 

SOFTBALL

Eastside, Va….........................16

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

ERMINE — Eastside (Va.) pounded out 18 hits and went on to beat Letcher Central, 16-4, in a game on March 27.

Alyssa Franklin had three hits and Madison Mason walked three times in the loss. Raygan Anderson suffered the loss.

 

At Ermine

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

ES (NA)….....................….044  310  4 – 16-18-0

LC (0-2)….....................…103  000  0 –   4-  4-1

Pitching:

WP – Kara Gibson

LP – Raygan Anderson

Hitting: Alyssa Franklin 3h; Madison Mason 3-bb, Letcher Central.

 

Johnson Central….....................4

Belfry…….............................….3

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central rallied from a three-run deficit to edge Belfry, 4-3, in a game on March 27.

Ally Windland had three hits and Courtney Collins added two for the Lady Eagles. Abby Fannin drove in a pair of runs. Macy Daniel was the winning pitcher.

Emily Deaton had two hits while Kaelyn Stafford and Linzee Phillips added an RBI each. Kailee Rash suffered the loss.

 

At Paintsville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BF (2-1)….............................030  000  0 – 3-  6-0

JC (1-2)….............................000  013  x – 4-12-0

Pitching:

WP – Macy Daniel

LP – Kailee Rash

Hitting: Emily Deaton 2h; Kaelyn Stafford 1 RBI; Linzee Phillips 1 RBI, Belfry; Ally Windland 3h; Courtney Collins 2h; Abby Fannin 2 RBI, Johnson Central.

 

Phelps…………........................11

Tug Valley, W.Va.....................…1

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Phelps jumped out to a big lead early on and cruised to an 11-1 win over Tug Valley in a game on March 27.

Kryslin Obermuller had three hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Lady Hornets. Samantha Hurley and Kacie Dotson added a pair or RBIs each.

Hannah Blankenship was the winning pitcher.

Alyssa Newsome had two hits for the Lady Panthers. Caylee Akers took the loss.

 

At Williamson, W.Va.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PH (1-1)…................................603  02 – 11-12-0

TV (0-3)…................................010  00 –   1-  5-2

Pitching:

WP – Hannah Blankenship

LP – Caylee Akers

Hitting: Alyssa Newsome 2h, Tug Valley; Kryslin Obermuller 3h, 2 RBI; Lauren Briggs 3h; Sierra Sincell 2h; Samantha Hurley 2 RBI; Kacie Dotson 2 RBI, Phelps.

 

Harlan County…......................13

Letcher Central…......................7

ERMINE — Letcher Central hurler Abby Meade was roughed up as Harlan County took an early lead and beat the Lady Cougars, 13-7, in a game on March 26.

Meade had one hit and walked three times in the loss. Alyssa Franklin added a hit.

 

At Ermine

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

HC (2-0)….........................019  111  0 – 13-16-2

LC (0-1)…..........................100  114  x –   7-  8-1

Pitching:

WP – Destinee Jenkins

 LP – Abby Meade

Hitting: Abby Meade 1h, 3-bb; Alyssa Franklin 1b, Letcher Central.

 

Man, W.Va……........................12

Mingo Central….......................0

DELBARTON, W.Va. — Man senior Emilee Walker hurled a no-hitter as the Lady Billies blanked Mingo Central, 12-0, in a game on March 26.

Madison Cisco took the loss.

 

At Delbarton, W.Va.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

MN (3-0)….................................513  03 – 12-7-1

MC (0-4)…................................000  00 –   0- 0-4

Pitching:

WP – Emilee Walker

LP – Madison Cisco

 

Paintsville……..........................9

Floyd Central.........................…4

LANGLEY — Paintsville snapped an early tie and went on to beat Floyd Central, 9-4, in a game on March 23.

Katelyn Fitch had one hit and knocked in a pair of runs while Clara Blair collected two hits and winning pitcher Anna Keeton added an RBI.

 

At Langley

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PV (3-0)…............................203  003  1 – 9-6-  3

FC (0-3)…............................200  100  1 – 4-7-10

Pitching:

WP – Anna Keeton

Hitting: Clara Blair 2h; Katelyn Fitch 1h, 2 RBI; Anna Keeton RBI, Paintsville.

 

Lawrence County…...................5

Johnson Central……..................1

PAINTSVILLE — Johnson Central pounded out 10 hits but managed just a single run as Lawrence County escaped with a 5-1 win in a game on March 23.

Alaina Castle had three hits and Abby Fannin added one in the loss. Macy Daniel took the loss.

Ciana Brown was the winner for the Lady Bulldogs.

 

At Paintsville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

LW (3-0)…............................002  102  0 – 5- 9-1

JC (0-1)….............................000  000  1 – 1-10-2

Pitching:

WP – Ciana Bowen

LP – Macy Daniel

Hitting: Alaina Castle 3h; Abby Fannin 1h, Johnson Central.

 

Belfry……................................9

East Ridge….........................…6

GOODY — Belfry took the lead away from East Ridge early and held on for a 9-6 win in a game on March 23.

Winning pitcher Kailee Rash had two hits and knocked in two runs while Taylor Maynard added two hits and batted in two runs.

Courtney Standifur drove in three runs for the Warriors. Kelsi Slone took the loss.

At Goody

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

ER (1-1)............................…..010  130  1 – 6-6-2

BF (2-0)…...............................133  110  x – 9-9-1

ON THE DIAMOND: Pike Central’s Seth Conn, right, celebrates with teammate Brice Elkins after scoring a run in the Hawks’ win over Ambassador Christian Academy.
Medical Leader│Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, March 30, 2018

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) administration, Board of Directors and staff would like to offer their deepest condolences to the family, fellow officers and friends of Pikeville City Police Officer Scotty Hamilton.  Officer Hamilton was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, March 13th while assisting Kentucky State Police with an investigation in Pike County. 

Officer Hamilton was a 12-year veteran of the Pikeville City Police Department.  In the days following his death community members, family, friends, co-workers and first responders have shared stories and memories about Officer Hamilton that speak to his bravery, kindness and commitment to his family.  

“Our Pikeville law enforcement officers are as brave as they come,” said PMC Chief Executive Officer Donovan Blackburn.  “We owe our police officers immense gratitude for the sacrifices they make every day to ensure we can live our lives in safety and without fear.” 

“There’s nothing that we can do to take away the pain of this tragedy for Officer Hamilton’s family and his beloved wife Chelsi.  However, PMC’s Board of Directors recently met and elected  to try to help ease some of the financial burden by donating $10,000 to a scholarship fund for Officer Hamilton’s infant daughter, Brynlee,” said Blackburn.  

Hospital employees will also have the option to donate a portion of their vacation time towards the scholarship fund.  PMC encourages the community to join them in donating to Officer Hamilton’s daughter.  Donations can be made by sending a check to: 

Brynlee Elizabeth Hamilton Scholarship Fund
Community Trust Bank
P.O. Box 2947
Pikeville, KY 41502-2947

Friday, March 23, 2018

STONECREST — Shelby Valley made the most of four hits and beat Prestonsburg, 7-4, at StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 20.

Logan Billiter doubled, scored and knocked in one run as the Wildcats moved to 2-0. Hunter Mullins and Jackson Wierwille each scored and drove in one run apiece. Adam Johnson singled and scored while Drew Justice scored a pair of runs.

Lincoln Billiter was the winning pitcher.

Blake Sizemore collected three hits for the Blackcats (0-1). He scored twice. Cameron Blackburn and Andrew Hale each singled and scored.

Ben Welch was the losing pitcher.

 

At StoneCrest

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

SV (2-0)…..............................001  200  3 – 7-4-4

PB (0-1)…..............................000  002  2 – 4-6-9

Pitching:

WP – Lincoln Billiter

LP – Ben Welch

Hitting: Logan Billiter 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Hunter Mullins 1r, 1 RBI; Jackson Wierwille 1r, 1 RBI; Adam Johnson 1b, 1r; Drew Justice 1b, 1r, Shelby Valley; Blake Sizemore 3-1b, 2r; Cameron Blackburn 1b, 1r; Andrew Hale 1b, 1r, Shelby Valley.

 

Shelby Valley….........................5

Betsy Layne……........................4

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley scored four times in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead away from Betsy Layne en route to a 5-4 win in a game played at Teco Field on March 19.

Samuel Brown had a pair of hits, scored twice and drove in two runs in the season opener. Jackson Wierwille added a pair of RBI. Ryan Smith singled and scored.

Zach Bentley had two hits, including a double, and knocked in a pair of runs for the Bobcats. Brady Robinson singled and added an RBI. Jordan Frazier and Tyler Sanders each singled and scored.

Hunter Mullins was the winning pitcher and Byron Tackett suffered the loss.

 

At Robinson Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                         R-H-E

BL (0-1)…...........................002  002  0 – 4-6-3

SV (1-0)…...........................100  040  x – 5-3-4

Pitching:

WP – Hunter Mullins

LP – Byron Tackett

Hitting: Zach Bentley 2b, 1b, 2 RBI; Brady Robinson 1b, 1 RBI; Jordan Frazier 1b, 1r; Tyler Sanders 1b, 1r, Betsy Layne; Samuel Brown 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Jackson Wierwille 2 RBI; Ryan Smith 1b, 1r, Shelby Valley.

 

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

Pikeville…….............................5

PIKEVILLE — Paintsville overcame an early three-run deficit to rally past Pikeville, 7-5, in the season opener for both teams played at Davis Park on March 19.

Ben Daniels had two hits, scored one time and drove in three runs while Seth Williams added three hits and knocked in one run. Jake Hyden singled, scored and batted in one.

Nate Brown led the Panthers with two hits, including a double. He scored twice and drove in one run. Tanner Hamilton scored a pair of runs.

Ryan Moore was the winning pitcher in relief while Christian Tackett suffered the loss.

 

At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                         R-H-E

PV (1-0)…...........................050  020  0 – 7-8-2

PK (0-1)…..........................310  000  1 – 5-2-2

Pitching:

WP – Ryan Moore

LP – Christian Tackett

Hitting: Ben Daniels 2-1b, 1r, 3RBI; Seth Williams 3-1b, 1 RBI; Jake Hyden 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Paintsville; Nate Brown 2b, 1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Tanner Hamilton 2r, Pikeville.

 

Phelps……..............................11

Jenkins……...............................1

JENKINS — Phelps pounded out 12 hits and cruised a 12-1 win over Jenkins in the season opener for both teams played on March 19.

Dominick Francis had three hits, including a pair of doubles, scored twice and batted in one run to back the solid pitching of Brandon Turnmire.

Keegan Bentley added three hits, scored a pair of runs and knocked in three. Garrett Clevenger doubled, scored and batted in two runs while Dylan New had two hits, including a double, scored and added an RBI.

Hayden Fleming had a single and scored for the Cavaliers. Harley Wolford suffered the loss.

 

At Jenkins

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PH (1-0)…..............................011  324 – 11-12-3

JK (0-1)…...............................000  100 –   1-  2-1

Pitching:

WP – Brandon Turnmire

LP – Harley Wolford

Hitting: Dominick Francis 2-2b, 1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Keegan Bentley 3-1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Garrett Clevenger 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Dylan New 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Phelps; Hayden Fleming 1b, 1r, Jenkins.

 

Ambassador Christian…............6

Belfry…………….................…….4

GOODY — Ambassador Christian’s Dakota McCormick belted a solo home run over the fence in leftfield to ignite a three-run, second inning and the Eagles went on to top Belfry, 6-4, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on March 19.

Casey Hurley pitched five shutout innings as ACA improved to 2-0. It was the season opener for the Pirates.

Colton Cross had an RBI double in the loss. Avery Browning was the losing pitcher.

At Goody

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

ACA (2-0)…….......................030  000  3 – 6-4-2

BF (0-1)……........................…000 001  3 – 4-3-2

Pitching:

WP – Casey Hurley

LP – Avery Browning

Hitting: Dakota McCormick HR, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Ryan Cozart 1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI, ACA; Colton Cross 2b, 1 RBI, Belfry.

 

Sheldon Clark…......................12

Tug Valley………........................1

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Sheldon Clark erupted for eight runs in the top of the first inning and rolled to a 12-1 win over Tug Valley at Jim VanZant Field on March 19.

Daylon Stafford had a pair of hits and drove in three runs to back the solid pitching of winner Braxton McGinnis. Parker Jarrell collected two hits and knocked in two runs while Mason Gordon batted in three runs.

 

At Williamson, W.Va.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:                            R-H-E

SC (1-0)…...................................822  00 – 12-9-0

TV (0-1)…..................................100  00 –   1-2-1

Pitching:

WP – Braxton McGinnis

Hitting: Daylon Stafford 2h, 3RBI; Parker Jarrell 2h, 2 RBI; Mason Gordon 3 RBI, Sheldon Clark.

 

Pike Central….........................16

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

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central exploded for 15 runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 16-0 win over East Ridge in the season opener for both teams at the Hawks Nest on March 19.

D’Sean Prinkle had two hits and knocked in three runs to back the pitching of winner Evan Coleman.

Jonathan Potter and Seth Conn each  had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.

Cameron Bartley suffered the loss.

 

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY QUARTERS:                            R-H-E

ER (0-1)…................................000  00 –   0-  0-5

PC (1-0)…...........................(15)10  0x – 16-12-0

Pitching:

WP – Evan Coleman

LP – Cameron Bartley

Hitting: D’Sean Prinkle 2h, 3 RBI; Jonathan Potter 2h, 2 RBI; Seth Conn 2h, 2 RBI, Pike Central.

 

SOFTBALL

Paintsville……..........................5

Pike Central…..........................2

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Paintsville used timely hitting to pull away from Pike County Central for a 5-2 win in a game at the Hawks Nest on March 19.

Winning pitcher Anna Keeton allowed only three hits in the season opener.

Jordan Mulcahy had two hits and drove in one run while Elizabeth Williams and Keeton added an RBI each.

 

At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PV (1-0)…..............................010  030  1 – 5-9-3

PC (0-1)…..............................100  000  0 – 2-3-3

Pitching:

WP – Anna Keeton

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

 

East Ridge……..........................9

Floyd Central….........................4

LICK CREEK — East Ridge pushed across five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap a 4-all tie and beat Floyd Central, 9-4, at the Reservation on March 19.

Britney Tackett drove home three runs while winning pitcher Kelsi Slone knocked in a pair in the season opener. Kyra Looney and Lexy Little had two hits apiece.

Katie Moore had one hit and batted in a pair of runs in a losing effort. Katie Conley suffered the loss.

 

At Lick Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

FC (0-1)…..............................040  000  0 – 4-3-3

ER (1-0)…..............................020  115  x – 9-8-1

Pitching:

WP – Kelsi Slone

LP – Katie Conley

Hitting: Katie Moore 1h, 2 RBI, Floyd Central; Britney Tackett 3 RBI; Kelsi Slone 2 RBI; Kyra Looney 2h; Lexy Little 2h, East Ridge.

BACK IN TIME: Pikeville baserunner Grayson Harris gets back to first base safely ahead of the tag by Paintsville first baseman Jonathan McKenzie during a game at Davis Park on March 19. The Tigers rallied past the Panthers, 7-5.
Medical Leader│Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER
Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, March 23, 2018

LEXINGTON — Pikeville’s run through the Sweet 16 tournament came to an abrupt ending as Warren Central pulled away from the Panthers for a 74-57 win in the quarterfinals at Rupp Arena on March 16.

The Panthers, who finished 25-10, reached the second round for the first time since beating Boyd County in the opening round back in 1999.

Wyatt Battaile finished out this career with 12 points, five rebounds and five steals. He was the only Panther to score in double figures.

Evan Rhodes tossed in eight points while Cade Byers and Connor Roberts finished with seven each.

Jordan Cousin led all scorers for the Dragons, now 31-5, with 23 points and Skyelar Potter followed with 14 points and 14 rebounds.

The Panthers struggled early on offensively, hitting just four of 13 shots in the opening period as Central opened up a 23-11 advantage. The lead grew to 34-21 at the break.

Central advanced to face Scott County.

At Lexington

(Sweet 16 Quarterfinals)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

PK (25-10)................................11  10    9  27 - 57

WC (31-5).................................23  11  13  27 - 74

Scoring:

Pikeville (57) - Cade Byers 3 1-2 7; Kyle Watkins 1(1) 0-1 5; Wyatt Battaile 3(1) 3-6 12; Connor Roberts 2(1) 0-0 7; Evan Rhodes 2(1) 1-4 8; Grayson Harris 0(2) 0-0 6; J.T. Orem 0(2) 0-0 6; and Zach Hamilton 3 0-0 6. Totals: 14(8) 5-13 57.

Warren Central (74) -  Micale Mee 1(1) 0-0 5; Tayshaun Bibb 4 0-3 8; Jordan Cousin 6(3) 2-3 23; Jamale Barber 2(1) 0-3 7; Skyelar Potter 2(2) 4-4 14; Aiyontre Pillow 1 2-2 4; Kemal Esmic 4 0-0 8; Dinerio Brown 1 0-0 2; and Tayton Smith 0(1) 0-0 3. Totals: 21(8) 8-15 74.

Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, March 23, 2018

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