PIKEVILLE — The Alzheimer’s Association announced last week that it will host a free workshop for local residents who are interested in learning more about the disease and related illnesses.

Alzheimer’s Association officials will host “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease” from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, at the Pike County Library, located at 125 Lee Ave. in Pikeville.

This workshop was scheduled to be held earlier this month, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

The family-centered program teaches participants about detecting Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss, as well as causes, risk factors, disease stages, treatment and other topics related to it.

The workshop is free, but registration is requested. To register, call 606-437-6001 or email infoky-in@alz.org.



Medical Leader | Photo courtesy of LRC PUBLIC INFORMATION
SERVING: Senate Democratic Floor Leader Ray Jones, Pikeville,
prepares for a parliamentary challenge in the Kentucky Senate.

The 2015 General Assembly is winding down and a bill that would provide funding to Shaping Our Appalachian Region is in the hands of the governor.

Voting 99-0 on March 11, the Senate gave final passage to SB 168 to create the Kentucky Appalachian Regional Development Fund. The House passed the bill with a vote of 36-0 on Feb. 25.

Working through Shaping Our Appalachian Region, the fund would utilize the Department of Local Government to provide funds for economic development in eastern Kentucky.

Funds would be available to nonprofit agencies, formally-designated entities of SOAR and local government offices and agencies. The grants or loans would be used to support job creation and retention, entrepreneurship, tourism, broadband deployment, education and lifelong learning, workforce training, leadership development, public engagement, health and wellness, arts and heritage, infrastructure, economic diversity and sustainable agriculture practices.

This bill is supported by all local legislators.

Another bill sponsored by a local legislator that’s headed to the Governor’s desk is SCR 109, sponsored by Sen. Ray S. Jones II to designate the Blood Song: The History of the Hatfields & the McCoys as the official play on the feud in Kentucky.

HB 92, sponsored by Rep. Leslie Combs of Pikeville, to help addicts, is also in the hands of the Governor, as is HB 348.

The bill is geared to attract more professionals with advanced degrees to the field of addiction counseling.

“Our goal is to bring in more people who may have different education and experience levels but still have the same goal: to help our citizens overcome their addictions,” Rep. Combs said.  “The heroin legislation the General Assembly is now working on is expected to call for more treatment options. This law will help us to achieve that goal as well as help us be ready for any other drug problem that may occur.”  

Gov. Beshear will also consider another bill she co-sponsored to clarify that a private entity does not include one created by a local government or one whose membership includes appointees by a local government.

 He will also consider Rep. Chris Harris’ bill to modify the calculation of per diem salary for retired judges called to temporary active judicial service and a bill co-sponsored by Rep. John Short to allow a taker-up to have a stray equine gelded after a 15-day hold.

Legislators met in Frankfort for three days last week and both chambers passed a flurry of bills before the Senate and House adjourned shortly before midnight on March 11.

As of  March 17, Gov. Steve Beshear had signed four bills, converting them into law.

The first bill he signed designates $132.5 million in bonds to build a research center at the University of Kentucky. He also signed a telephone deregulation bill into law and a bill that allows residents to specify their wishes for end-of-life care.

On March 17, Beshear signed HB 134 into law to reinstate a tax break for Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland. It would waive the state’s excise tax on live pari-mutuel wagering for the race.

Other bills up for consideration by the Governor include:

•SB 22 to help Kentucky entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to start a business •HB 24 to make it harder for children to misuse cough medicines.

•HB 234 to require early child care and education programs to follow a state quality-based rating system.

•SB 28 to prohibit Internet cafés from offering computer-based gambling.

•HB 62 to make agencies that leave the Kentucky Employee Retirement System pay part of the system’s unfunded liability.

•SB 75 to require newborns health screenings to includes checks for Krabbe Disease.

•SJR 20 to assess the state’s backlog of sexual assault cases.

•SB 119 to give schools until June 5 to make up snow days or seek a waiver.

•SB 159 to require health care providers to give information about spina bifida and treatment options to parents who unborn children have been diagnosed.

•SB 10 to improve stroke victim care by requiring local emergency services to have a list of all acute stroke-ready hospitals.     

•SB 55 to allow game meat to be donated to organizations that offer free meals to people in need.

•SB 61 to remove barriers to colorectal cancer screening.

•SB 62 to allow elected officials who are reelected to a new term in the same position and who then retire following reelection but prior to the new term to have a prearranged agreement or void her or her initial retirement.

•SB 119 to require school personnel to receive training on child abuse and neglect.

•SB 162 requiring flags to be flown at half staff upon the death of an emergency response personnel in the line of duty.

•SB 182 to require notice and method of notice of high-volume horizontal fracturing, baseline water quality testing and other requirements.

The veto recess — during which lawmakers wait to see if the Governor vetoes any bills — will continue through March 23-24, when legislators return to Frankfort for the last days of this session.

For complete details, click on the “legislation” link at http://lrc.ky.gov.



The Medical Leader does not endorse political candidates or legislation.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. —This loss is going to sting for a long, long time.

Tug Valley was bounced from the Class A boys’ state basketball tournament as Williamstown rallied from 15 points down in the final eight minutes to stun the Panthers, 46-42, in the opening-round game played at the Charleston Civic Center on March 18.

The Panthers, who finished up 17-7, took a 37-22 lead into the fourth quarter before being outscored by the Yellowjackets 24-5.

Tug Valley was led in scoring by Calvin Blankenship’s 15 points while Jeremy Dillon added eight and Tyler May chipped in seven.

Gage Wix finished with 13 points, fueling the comeback. His two free throws with 2 minutes, 2 seconds left put Williamstown in front to stay at 43-41.

Dillon made one of two free throws with 41 seconds left to make it a one-point game. Williamstown’s Isaac Brown hit a pair of free throws to make it a three-point game with 23 seconds left.

Tug Valley had one last chance to tie but Dillon’s three-point shot missed.

Chandler Weber added nine for the winners.



At Charleston, W.Va.

(Class A quarterfinals)

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

WHS (23-3)….............................5  11  6  24 – 46

TV (17-7)…...............................11  12  14  6 – 42

Scoring:

Williamstown (46) – Chandler Weber 0(3) 0-0 9; Gage Wix 2 9-13 13; Neely 2 0-0 4; Travis 1 4-6 6; and Palmer 0(1) 6-7 9; and Brown 0(1) 2-2 5. Totals: 5(5) 21-28 46.

Tug Valley (42) – Jeremy Dillon 2(1) 1-2 8; Tyler May 2(1) 0-0 7; Hayden Sturgill 0(2) 0-0 6; Austin Baisden 2 0-1 4; Calvin Blankenship 4(2) 1-2 15; and Marcum 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11(6) 2-5 42.


INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — After trailing by as many as 19 points in the second half, sixth-seeded University of Pikeville was within four of No. 3-seed Langston (Okla.) with under two minutes to play, but the comeback came up short in the end for an 80-71 loss in the first round of the NAIA National Championship on March 18.

Against a team that was beating its opponents by nearly 30 points per game, the Bears showed no fear, even after trailing by 15 at halftime and by double digits for most of the second half.

Khalilah Quigley, who matched the game high of 19 points, scored the Bears’ last bucket to make it 75-71 with 1:32 to play, but Langston scored the last five points of the game at the stripe to move on to the second round.

Aundrea Matchen joined Quigley in double figures with 18 points off the bench and Kandice Porter finished with eight points and five rebounds. T’Keya Mason paced Langston with 19 points and Lulu Perry chipped in with 15.

The Lions outshot UPIKE 46.2 to 34.2 percent from the field and led the game on the boards 51-40. Pikeville ended up with less turnovers at 14-10.

Langston wasted no time jumping out to a 7-0 lead, ending the early run with a three from Lynette Holmes in the corner. Porter got the Bears their first points with a put back and Quigley banked in a three shortly after to make it 10-5.

The Lions had no trouble scoring over the first seven minutes, but time and time again UPIKE came up with big baskets. Trailing 16-10, Matchen continued that trend with a contested three to keep the Bears close.

Midway through the half though, the shots stopped falling for the Bears, leading to Langston grabbing a 24-15 lead with the help of two straight offensive rebounds and easy buckets.

Down but not out, the Bears outscored the Lions 7-1 over the next three minutes to trim the deficit back down to three at 25-22. But as it’s done all season, Langston fired back with a quick, deflating run, outscoring the Bears 11-6 to take its largest lead yet of 10 points.

With three minutes on the clock, Mason delivered a dagger with a deep three, followed by Holmes getting loose for a layup after a UPIKE miss to help Langston to a 43-28 lead.

The Lions outscored UPIKE 16-4 over the final six minutes of the half to enter the break with a 45-30 advantage.

Much like the start of the game, Langston opened the second half scoring the first four points to push the lead to 19.

For the next seven minutes though, UPIKE outscored Langston 11-5, getting under the halftime deficit for the first time at 54-41 with a three from Devin Conley.

Two possessions later, it was Conley coming through again as she lost the handle on the fast break, but recovered at the top of the key to bury a second straight three.

It got UPIKE within 10 at 56-46 with just over 10 minutes left.

Ten points became the stopping point for the Bears’ runs for the next several minutes as they cut the deficit there multiple times. The breakthrough finally came with 3:50 to go when Jamie Castle delivered a layup to get within eight.

Quigley grabbed a board on the other end, quickly pushed it ahead to Kayla Day for an easy two and suddenly UPIKE had new life within six at 70-64.

The comeback continued as Castle swiped a steal out of the hands of Holmes, drew a foul and made one free throw to get within five.

Following a one-for-two showing at the stripe by Langston, Quigley cut into the deficit even further with a layup on the other end, but four points would be as close as UPIKE would get as Langston took care of business at the Bears’ last few attempts were off the mark.

UPIKE ends its season with a 23-9 overall record. Langston advanced to the second round now at 28-3.



At Independence, Mo.

SCORE BY HALVES:

LU (28-3)….........................................45  35 – 80

UP (23-9)….........................................30  41 – 71

Scoring:

Langston, OK (80) – Morgan Lee 6 2-3 14; Lynette Holmes 4(1) 2-3 13; T’Keya Mason 6(1) 4-4 19; Lulu Perry 4 7-11 15; Jhordyn Patton 1 3-4 5; Shanequa Gaston 2 0-0 4; Amber Warren 1 0-0 2; Sharron Carter 1 0-1 2; and Che’Ron Lewis 3 0-2 6. Totals: 28(2) 18-28 80.

UPIKE (71) – Kandice Porter 3 2-2 8; Khalilah Quigley 6(1) 4-8 19; Jamie Castle 2 3-4 7; Kelah Eldridge 1(1) 2-2 7; Kayla Day 1 0-0 2; Aundrea Matchen 5(2) 2-2 18; Devin Conley 0(2) 0-0 6; and Erin Swatzel 1 2-2 4. Totals: 19(6) 15-22 71.



ERMINE — Letcher Central’s Zane Blair drove in four runs to lead the Cougars to a 13-3 win over Breathitt County in a mercy-rule game played on March 18.

Blair doubled and scored twice as the Cougars moved to 2-0. Breathitt County dropped to 0-2.

Jordan Maggard walked three times, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs while Ben Mason doubled.

Israel Terry was the winning pitcher.



At Ermine

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                                                        R-H-E

BC (0-2)….....................................................................002  10 –   3-2-3

LCC (2-0)......................................................................163  12 – 13-5-1

Pitching:

WP – Israel Terry

Hitting: Zane Blair 2b, 2r, 4 RBIs; Ben Mason, 2b; Jordan Maggard 3-bb, hbp, 3r, Letcher Central.



Jenkins………..........................12

Pikeville………..........................7

PIKEVILLE — Jenkins’ Caitlynn Estevez hit and pitched the Lady Cavaliers to a 12-7 win over Pikeville in a game played at Myers Field on March 17.

Estevez had three doubles while Melissa Bartley and Makayla Seals added one each.

Pikeville’s Camryn Slone tripled twice for the Lady Panthers, now 0-2.

Estevez picked up the win while Erica Conn took the loss.

Jenkins improved to 3-0.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                        R

JHS (3-0)…..................................004  005  3 – 12

PHS (0-2)….................................002  002  3 –   7

Pitching:

WP – Caitlynn Estevez

LP – Erica Conn

Hitting: Caitlynn Estevez 3-2b; Melissa Bartley 2b; Makayla Seals 2b, Jenkins; Camryn Slone 2-3b, Pikeville.



Allen Central…........................11

South Floyd…….........................0

DRIFT — Allen Central erupted for 11 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to score an 11-0 win over South Floyd in a game played at Johnny Turner Field on March 17.

Cameron Nelson pounded out three hits and drove in four runs while Kane Taylor added two hits and two runs batted in as the Rebels moved to 2-0. Steven Howard knocked in two runs.

Austin Lawson was the winning pitcher. He allowed only a single to Darren Tackett. Chase Caudill took the loss in the Raiders season opener.



At Drift

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

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

AC (2-0)...........................…000  (11)x – 11-10-0

Pitching:

WP – Austin Lawson

LP – Chase Caudill

Hitting: Darren Tackett 1h, South Floyd; Cameron Nelson 3h, 4 RBIs; Kane Taylor 2h, 2 RBIs; Steven Howard, 2 RBIs, Allen Central.



Pikeville………........................15

Prestonsburg……......................1

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and rolled to a 15-1 win over Prestonsburg in a game played at Davis Park on March 17.

Clay Slone and Tanner Thompson had two hits each, scored twice and batted in a pair runs each as Pikeville improved to 3-2. Cade Byers added two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Peyton Hamilton had two hits, scored one run and batted in two.

Jarin Hall singled and knocked in the lone run for Prestonsburg.

Michael McDonald was the winning pitcher while Bryce Tucker suffered the loss.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PB (0-2)….................................001  00 –   1-  4-4

PHS (3-2)..................................700  8x – 15-11-2

Pitching:

WP – Michael McDonald

LP – Bryce Tucker

Hitting: Reece Ison, 2b; Jarin Hall 1b, 1 RBI, Prestonsburg; Clay Slone 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Tanner Thompson 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Cade Byers 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Peyton Hamilton 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Andrew McNamee 1b, 2 RBIs; Connor Risner 2r, 2 RBIs, Pikeville.



J.I. Burton…….........................11

Jenkins………….........................1

NORTON, Va. — Jenkins’ offensive woes continued as J.I. Burton broke open a close game late to post an 11-1 win in a game played on March 17.

Losing pitcher Jordan Delph had the lone hit for Jenkins, now 0-2.

Isaac Davis and Isaac Perrigan had three hits and drove in a pair of runs each while Landon Mullins picked up the win.



At Norton, Va.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

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

JIB (2-0)…..........................…101  711 – 11-12-1

Pitching;

WP – Landon Mullins

LP – Jordan Delph

Hitting: Jordan Delph, 1h, Jenkins; Isaac Davis 3h, 2 RBIs; Isaac Perrigan 3h, 2 RBIs, J.I. Burton.



Lawrence County…..................12

Shelby Valley……....................…2

LOUISA — Lawrence County scored in every inning as the Bulldogs cruised past Shelby Valley, 12-2, in a game played on March 17.

Brent Adkins and Chris Gunter had two hits each for the Wildcats, now 0-2. Austin Elswick doubled and walk in the loss.

Zach Keesee had three hits for the Dawgs (2-0) and Chase Covernell added two hits while driving in two runs.

Brook Turner was the winning pitcher while McKenzie Fields took the loss.



At Louisa

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

SV (0-2)…..................................100  10 –   2-6-2

LC (2-0)…..................................323  13 – 12-8-2

Pitching:

WP – Brook Turner

LP – McKenzie Fields

Hitting: Brent Adkins 2-1b; Chris Gunter 2-1b; Austin Elswick 2b, bb, Shelby Valley; Zach Keesee 3h, Chase Covernell 2h, 2 RBIs, Lawrence County.





Medical Leader | Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER
BACK IN TIME: Allen Central baserunner Cameron Blevins dives back into first base as Belfry’s Jordan Scott applies the tag too late. The Rebels opened the season with a 13-5 win over the Pirates at Massey Energy Field on March 16.

GOODY — Allen Central erupted for six innings in the top of the first inning and went on to hammer Belfry, 13-5, in the season opener for both teams played at Massey Energy Field on March 16.

Steven Howard had three hits, scored twice and batted in four runs while Kane Taylor added two hits, two runs and two RBIs. Tanner Hamilton doubled, scored and knocked in two runs while Cameron Blevins singled and scored twice.

Jacob Francisco had two hits, scored and drove in one run for the Pirates. Jordan Scott had two hits and Taylor singled, scored and drove in one run.

Dillion Lawson went four innings to earn the win. Losing pitcher Keaton Taylor pitched just one inning.



At Goody

SCOSRE BY INNINGS:                             R-H-E

AC (1-0)............................…600  040  3 – 13-9-1

BHS (0-1)..............................001  100  3 –   5-9-4

Pitching:

WP – Dillion Lawson

LP – Keaton Taylor

Hitting: Steven Howard 3-1b, 2r, 4 RBIs; Kane Taylor 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Tanner Hamilton, 2b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Cameron Blevins 1b, 2r, Allen Central; Jacob Francisco 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Keaton Taylor 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jordan Scott 2-1b, Belfry.



Perry Central…...................……5

Jenkins……………......................2

HAZARD — Perry County Central pushed across five runs in the bottom of the third inning and went on to hand Jenkins a 5-2 loss in the season opener for both school on March 16.

Losing pitcher Randy Potter allowed the Commodores just one hit.

Jenkins’ Jordan Delph had the only hit for the Cavaliers. He drove in two runs in the seventh inning to avoid the shutout.



At Hazard

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

JHS (0-1)............................….000  002  0 – 2-1-1

PCC (1-0)............................…005  000  x – 5-1-2

Pitching:

WP – Evan Hurt

LP – Randy Potter

Hitting: Jordan Delph, 1h, 2 RBIs, Jenkins.



Pikeville………......................….7

Magoffin County....................…4

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pushed across four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie and the Panthers went on to beat Magoffin County, 7-4, in a game played at Davis Park on March 16.

Clay Slone had three hits, including a double, and scored twice as the Panthers evened their record at 2-2. Michael McDonald tripled, scored and batted in two runs.

Peyton Hamilton was the winning pitcher while Magoffin County’s Tyler Fitzpatrick took the loss.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

MC (0-2)…..............................100  111  0 – 4-6-1

PHS (2-2).............................…300  040  x – 7-7-1

Pitching:

WP – Peyton Hamilton

LP – Tyler Fitzpatrick

Hitting: Clay Slone 2-1b, 2b, 2r; Michael McDonald 3b, 1r, 2 RBIs, Pikeville.



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

Leslie County……......................8

ERMINE — Letcher Central built a seven-run lead against Leslie County and held on for a 10-8 win in the season opener for both teams on March 16.

Zane Blair had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in three runs to lead the Cougars. Logan Gibbs added three hits, including a double. He knocked in two runs while Jordan Rose scored three times.

Dalton Dollarhide was the winning hurler while Seth Melton suffered the loss for the Eagles.

At Ermine

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

LC (0-1)…................................020  010  5 – 8-9-3

LCC (1-0).................................101  107  x  10-7-2

Pitching:

WP – Dalton Dollarhide

LP – Seth Melton

Hitting: Zane Blair 2-2b, 1b, 3 RBIs; Logan Gibbs 2-1b, 2b, 2 RBIs; Jordan Rose 3r, Letcher Central.



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

Pikeville……….......................…4

PIKEVILLE —  Pike County Central built an early four-run lead against Pikeville and went on to score a 6-4 win in a game played at Davis Park on March 14.

Andrew Fields pounded out three hits, scored once and drove home one run while Mac Justice singled, scored and batted in another to lead the Hawks. Brad Elkins added a single and scored twice in the season opener.

Michael McDonald doubled, singled and scored for Pikeville, now 1-2. Clay Slone had two hits and scored while Connor Risner tripled and scored.

Charlie Cokely was the winning pitcher while Isaac Lucas was tagged with the loss.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PCC (1-0)..........................….320  000  1 – 6-9-1

PHS (1-2)…............................100  021  0 – 4-7-6

Pitching:

WP – Charlie Cokely

LP – Isaac Lucas

Hitting: Andrew Fields 3-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Brad Elkins 1b, 2r; Mac Justice, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Pike Central; Michael McDonald 2b, 1b, 1r; Clay Slone 2-1b, 1r; Connor Risner 3b, 1r, Pikeville.



Pikeville………........................20

Betsy Layne……........................1

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pounded out 13 hits and scored 12 times in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 20-1 win over Betsy Layne in a game played at Davis Park on March 14.

Tanner Roop had three hits, including a pair of doubles, to lead the Panthers (1-1). He scored twice and drove in four runs. Michael McDonald had two hits, including a double. He scored twice and batted in three runs while Peyton Hamilton had two hits, drove in two and scored three times. Cade Byers tripled, scored two runs and knocked home two.

Jonathan Brock doubled and scored for the Bobcats in their opener. Tyler Collins singled and knocked in one run.

Clay Slone was the winning pitcher while Peyton Case took the loss.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                 R-H-E

BL (0-1)…..................................100  00 –   1-  3-1

PHS (1-1)..............................(12)61  1x – 20-13-0

Pitching:

WP – Clay Slone

LP – Peyton Case

Hitting: Jonathan Brock 2b, 1r; Tyler Collins 1b, 1 RBI, Betsy Layne; Tanner Roop 2-2b, 1b, 2r, 4 RBIs; Michael McDonald 2b, 1b, 2r, 3 RBIs; Peyton Hamilton 2-1b, 3r, 2 RBIs; Cade Byers 3b, 2r, 2 RBIs, Pikeville.

LOUISA — Lawrence County pushed across six runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off Pikeville for a 7-5 win in the season opener for both teams played on March 16.

Alexis Stanley and Emily Hughes had a pair of hits each to lead the Lady Panthers, who trailed 7-0 before rallying late to close to within two runs.

Meagan Cochran suffered the loss.

Lawrence County’s Ciana Bowen earned the win.



At Louisa

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                        R

PHS (0-1)..................................….000  101  3 – 5

LC (1-0)…......................................601  000  x – 7

Pitching:

WP – Ciana Bowen

LP – Meagan Cochran

Hitting: Alexis Stanley 2h; Emily Hughes, 2h, Pikeville.



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

Belfry…………...........................4

JENKINS — Jenkins scored in each of the first four innings against Belfry and cruised to a 14-4 mercy-rule win in a game played on March 16.

Lexi Stambaugh had a pair of doubles and Charity Niece added an extra-base hit to back the pitching of Caitlynn Estevez.

Belfry’s Alixandria Young doubled. Kendra Gannon took the loss.



At Jenkins

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                 R

BHS (0-1)...............................…..000  040 –   4

JHS (2-0)…..................................323  402 – 14

Pitching:

WP – Caitlynn Estevez

LP – Kendra Gannon

Hitting: Alixandria Young, 2b, Belfry; Lexi Stambaugh 2-2b, Charity Niece 2b, Jenkins.



Pike Central……......................17

Betsy Layne…….....................…7

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central erased an early deficit against Betsy Layne and rolled to a 17-7 win in the season opener for both schools played on March 16.

Summer Johnson tripled, doubled and drove in four runs for the Lady Bobcats. Brandy Morrow was tagged with the loss.

Molli Huffman had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in two runs to support winning pitcher Beth Reed. Alyssa Collins doubled, singled and knocked in one run while Taylor Sowards had two hits and batted in one run.



At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                        R

BL (0-1)….........................................330  10 –    7

PCC (1-0)..........................................701  81 – 17

Pitching:

WP – Beth Reed

LP – Brandy Morrow

Hitting: Summer Johnson 3b, 2b, 4 RBIs, Betsy Layne; Molli Huffman 2-2b, 1b, 2 RBIs; Alyssa Collins 2b, 1b, 1 RBI; Taylor Sowards 2-1b, 1 RBI; Beth Reed 2b, 1 RBI; Cheyenne Harlow 1b, 1 RBI, Pike Central.



Jenkins……...............................7

Harlan…….............................…2

JENKINS — Jenkins broke open a close game late to defeat Harlan, 7-2, in the season opener for both teams in a game played on March 12.

Pitching ace Caitlynn Estevez allowed just two late runs to earn the win while Madison Brewer was tagged with the loss.

Melissa Bartley tripled and Lexi Stambaugh added a double to lead the offensive attack for the Lady Cavaliers.



At Jenkins

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                        R

Harlan (0-1)…...............................000  001  1 – 2

Jenkins (1-0)…..............................100  222  x – 7

Pitching:

WP – Caitlynn Estevez

LP – Madison Brewer

Hitting: Melissa Bartley, 3b; Lexi Stambaugh 2b, Jenkins







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OUT AT SECOND: Pikeville High School second baseman Andrew McNamee (left) tags Paintsville courtesy runner Luke Trimble (1) out during the season opener for both teams at Davis Park on March 12. The Tigers knocked off the Panthers in eight innings, 8-7.

PIKEVILLE — Paintsville’s Luke Daniels drove home two runs with a base hit in the top of the eighth inning and the Tigers held off Pikeville for an 8-7 win in the season opener for both teams played at Davis Park on March 12.

With the game tied at 4-all in the top of the seventh, the Tigers grabbed a 6-4 lead on a two-run single off the bat of Gabe Burchell. Daniels had singled and scored while Kash Daniel walked and scored.

Pikeville came right back to tie the game at 6-all in the home half of the inning. Peyton Hamilton walked and Tanner Thompson reached on an error. Both scored on errors.

Daniels, who finished with three hits, three runs scored and three batted in, put the Tigers up 1-0 in the third inning with a single. He later scored on a base hit by Kash Daniel to make it 2-0.

Tanner Smith singled home Ben Daniels on a base hit to push the lead to 3-0 before the Panthers erupted to score four times in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead.

McDonald, Thompson, Cade Byers and Andrew McNamee all reached base without a hit. McNamee reached on an error to score McDonald and Thompson crossed the plate on a base hit by Tanner Roop. Caleb Skeens singled home Byers and Isaac Lucas walked to bring home McNamee.

Burchell added two hits for Paintsville, including a triple. He also drove in three runs.

McDonald had two singles, scored and drove in one for the Panthers.

Matt Miller was the winner in relief. Hamilton took the loss.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                    R-H-E

PV (1-0)…...............002  110  22 – 8-11-6

PHS (0-1).................000  400  21 – 7- 6-3

Pitching:

WP – Matt Miller

LP – Peyton Hamilton

Hitting: Luke Daniels 3-1b, 3r, 3RBIs; Gabe Burchell 3b, 1b, 3RBIs; Kent Phelps 2-1b, 2r, Paintsville; Michael McDonald 2-1b, 1r, 1RBI; Tanner Thompson 1b, 2r; Tanner Roop 1b, 1RBI; Caleb Skeens 1b, 1RBI, Pikeville.


PIKEVILLE — The Sixth Annual Eastern Kentucky Sport Boat & RV Show, begins today, March 20, and ends Sunday, March 22.

The show will feature the latest boating, fishing, hunting, camping or RV products from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 20, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 21 and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on March 22 at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.

Admission is $5 per adult and children age 12 and younger will be admitted free. Free fishing is also available for kids.

The show is sponsored by the Expo Center, Inter Mountain Cable, Mikrotec and WYMT.

For details, call 606-438-7506 or 606-436-5757. More information is also available on the East Kentucky Sport, Boat & RV Show Facebook page.



Medical Leader | Photo by TEDDY PAYNTER
COLLEGE BASEBALL: University of Pikeville pitcher Dalton Dahley delivers a pitch during the Bears game against Asbury University at Johnnie LeMaster Field on March 17.

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead away from Asbury University en route to a come-from-behind 7-3 win in a game played at Johnny LeMaster Field on March 17.

Logan Sales was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Dalton Dahley. Brenden Wells took the loss.

Designated hitter Josh Bailey had two hits, scored twice and batted in one run while Jacob DiThomas singled and scored twice. Connor Osborne singled, scored and knocked home one run.



At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

AU (2-8)…..........................010  002  000 – 3-7-3

UP (10-6)….........................100  015  00x – 7-7-1

Pitching:

WP – Logan Sales

LP – Brenden Wells

Hitting: Josh Bailey 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Connor Osborne 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jacob DiThomas 1b, 2r, UPIKE.



Georgetown…....................…….6

UPIKE……………........................1

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown College completed a series sweep of the University of Pikeville with a 6-1 win in the finale played on March 16.

The Bears, who fell to 9-6, trailed only 1-0 through seven innings before the Tigers (4-5) erupted for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break the game open.

Josh Bailey took the loss while Payton Lobdell earned the win.

UPIKE’s Erik Manning had two hits, including a double, and drove in the lone run.



At Georgetown

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

UP (9-6)…...........................000  000  001 – 1-5-3

GC (4-5)…..........................001  000  05x – 6-7-0

Pitching:

WP – Payton Lobdell

LP – Josh Bailey

Hitting: Erik Manning 2b, 1b, 1 RBI, Pikeville.



Bears tumble at Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — The University of Pikeville took early leads in both games against Georgetown, but the Bears dropped a twin bill to the Tigers, falling 14-5 and 4-3 in games played on March 14.

James Brooks was tagged with the loss in the nightcap while A.J. Crakner took the opening-game loss.

Cody Chagnon blasted a home run in game run. He drove in two runs. Chagnon added a single and scored in game two.

Mike Peluffo had two hits in game one, including a double. He scored once and batted in one run. Jacob DiThomas singled and knocked home one run.

Erik Manning scored twice in game two.



At Georgetown

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (9-5)..............................…020  100  0 – 3-3-1

GC (3-5)…..............................000  030  1 – 4-6-2

Pitching:

WP – Ryan Serrato

LP – James Brooks

Hitting: Cody Chagnon 1b, 1r; Erik Manning 2r, UPIKE.



At Georgetown

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

UP (9-4)…..........................020  000  2 –   4-  5-1

GC (2-5)…..........................002  056  1 – 14-16-1

Pitching:

WP – Tyler Arthur

LP – A.J. Carkner

Hitting: Cody Chagnon HR, 1r, 2 RBIs; Mike Peluffo 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jacob DiThomas 1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.


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