FRANKFORT — In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign.

 

“Distracted driving is a growing threat as too many drivers are ignoring their responsibilities behind the wheel,” said KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter. “By educating drivers on the consequences of distracted driving and following through with traffic enforcement, we are sending a clear message that we are serious about stopping this deadly behavior.”

 

While anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or mind off the task of driving is a hazard, the risk of texting while driving causes heightened concern because it combines all three types of distraction – visual, manual and cognitive.

 

“Texting and driving is illegal and irresponsible, but unfortunately we see it on a regular basis,” said Kentucky State Police Lt. Michael Webb. “Drivers must know that if you are caught texting behind the wheel, you will be stopped and fined.”

 

Violating Kentucky’s texting law, which took effect April 15, 2010, can be costly. Violators are liable for fines of $25 on a first offense and $50 on each subsequent offense, plus court costs.

 

The law bans texting for drivers of all ages while the vehicle is in motion. For drivers over 18, the law allows the use of global positioning devices and reading and selecting or entering a telephone number or name for the purpose of making a phone call. Texting is allowed only to report illegal activity or to request medical or emergency aid.

 

For drivers under 18, no use of personal communication devices, such as cellphones and pagers, is allowed while the vehicle is in motion. The use of a global positioning system is allowed, but manually entering information must be completed while the vehicle is stopped.

 

“We also want drivers to realize that a fine is not the only consequence of distracted driving,” said Hunter. “In fact, our campaign hits close to home.”

 

A radio spot was recorded by Transportation Cabinet employee Nancy Wood, the public information officer in the District 6 Office in Covington. Nancy’s daughter, Brianna, was severely injured when her vehicle was hit by a distracted driver in 2011.

 

“It’s been a long journey with multiple surgeries and hospital stays, but Brianna is lucky because she survived,” said Wood. “I hope my story will help prevent other parents from receiving the type of call we all dread – that our child has been involved in a crash.”

 

In Kentucky, there were more than 59,400 crashes in 2016, resulting in more than 15,300 injuries and 192 fatalities due to distracted driving.

 

According to a 2014 report in the New England Journal of Medicine, the risk of a crash or near-crash among novice drivers increased with the performance of many secondary tasks, including texting and dialing cell phones.

 

An analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety of 2009-2012 data found that while more than 80 percent of drivers believed it was completely unacceptable for a motorist to text behind the wheel, more than a third of those same drivers admitted to reading text messages while operating a passenger motor vehicle themselves.

 

“It’s not that complicated,” said Webb. “If you drive and you text, you will pay.”

 

For more information, please visit www.distraction.gov.

Friday, March 31, 2017

In 2010, Ronnie Dotson found himself at a critical crossroads.

 

A coal miner, he had experienced the boom and busts of the coal industry. He was laid off and looking to write the next chapter of his life.

 

“I was a husband and my wife and I had bills to pay,” recalled Dotson. “I had to find work, but I was also searching for a future.”

 

Dotson, 33, of Deane, took a position in housekeeping at Pikeville Medical Center and enrolled in Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Electrical Technology program on its Pikeville campus.

 

During the day, he would attend classes on the Pikeville campus and at night he would work at the hospital.

 

It was an unconventional road that has led to extraordinary results.

 

After graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology from BSCTC, he started looking for work in the biomedical field. It was something that sparked an interest during his time as an employee at Pikeville Medical Center.

 

Dotson was hired as a Biomedical Technician last year for Philips Electronics and works at Pikeville Medical Center.

 

He is a part of a team that is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all medical equipment for the 300-bed comprehensive medical center.

 

“It’s fun, rewarding and very important work,” said Dotson. “No day is ever the same, and that makes the job unique and challenging.”

 

Earning his degree was also a challenge, but one that was made easier by the help of Joe Compton, professor of electrical technology, and John Maynard, associate professor of electrical technology.

 

“Joe and John understood the challenges I faced while working and going to school,” said Dotson. “They were tremendous in teaching me the skills I needed to work in this field. My education at Big Sandy was top-notch, and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.”

 

Dotson and his wife, Gina, are expecting their first child later this year.

 

“It’s an exciting time in my life,” he continued. “Going back to school was the best decision I ever made outside of marrying my wife, and I am thrilled with the doors it has opened in my career.”

 

Compton said students like Dotson help forge a link between programming at the college and business and industry.

 

“When our students earn a degree or credential and make their mark in the workforce, it speaks volumes about our programming,” said Compton. “That’s why so many of our students find good jobs upon the completion of our program.”

 

For more information on the Electrical Technology program, contact Compton at (606) 218-1262 or email joseph.compton@kctcs.edu or Maynard at (606) 218-1264 or email john.maynard@kctcs.edu.

 

DOTSON: Ronnie Dotson, left, a 2014 graduate of the Electrical Technology program at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, shares a laugh with Professor Joe Campton in the Electronics Laboratory on the Pikeville campus of the college. Dotson works as a biomedical technician for Phillips Electronics at Pikeville Medical Center.
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PIKEVILLE — Exit stage left, former Jenkins standout Whitney Creech.

 

Welcome Pikeville senior Savanna Nunemaker.

 

Creech, who was the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year the past two seasons, passed the torch to Nunemaker who guided the Panthers to a 20-9 record in Coach Kristy Orem’s first season.

 

Nunemaker averaged nearly 12 points per game in her final season with the Panthers. She was one of only two seniors named to the first team.

 

The other is Johnson Central’s Ali May who averaged 15 ppg., and guided the Lady Eagles into the 15th Region championship game.

 

Juniors named to the first team include Belfry’s Lena Hairston (13.7 ppg.), Betsy Layne’s Megan Frazier (18.1 ppg.), Paintsville’s Presley Chirico (12 ppg.), Shelby Valley’s Summer Rose (11 ppg.) and Cassidi Wright (9.2 ppg.)

 

Rounding out the first unit are Pike County Central sophomore Kaitlyn Keathley (14.6 ppg.), Mingo Central freshman Katie Ball (13 ppg.) and South Floyd eighth-grader Katie Moore (11.7 ppg.)

 

Prestonsburg junior Jana Jarvis (14.2 ppg.) was selected captain of the second team.

 

She is joined by Pikeville sophomore Leslie Stewart (9.1 ppg.), Johnson Central sophomore Lauren Preston (15 ppg.), Letcher County Central senior Shelby Hall (14.1 ppg.), Betsy Layne junior Destiny Compton (15.4 ppg.), East Ridge junior Britney Tackett (14.9 ppg.), Paintsville sophomore Anna Keeton (12.3 ppg.), Pike County Central’s Cassidy Mullins (14.6 ppg.), Mingo Central senior Tyshira Joplin (11 ppg.), and South Floyd senior Taylor Berger (10 ppg.).

 

Phelps freshman Danielle Prater captains the third team. She scored 14.4 ppg.

 

Others chosen were Jenkins eighth-grader Jerrica Thacker (14 ppg.), Letcher County Central sophomore Emma Maggard (13.3 ppg.), Paintsville sophomore Elizabeth Williams (11.8 ppg.), Piarist School junior Lauren Wright (17.6 ppg.), Pikeville sophomore Grace Bartley (9.6 ppg.), Shelby Valley junior Kayla Newsome (10.7 ppg.), South Floyd senior Cheyenne Light (11 ppg.), Belfry sophomore Kailee Rash (12.3 ppg.), and Tug Valley junior Emily Colegrove (13 ppg.).

 

Paintsville head coach Les Trimble was tabbed as Coach of the Year.

 

Trimble guided the Lady Tigers to a 28-5 overall record, best in the 15th region, 15th region championship and berth in the Sweet 16 as well as the 15th region All “A” Classic championship.

 

 

 

Medical Leader’s All-Area

 

Girls’ Basketball Team

 

 

 

Player of the Year

 

Savanna Nunemaker, Pikeville

 

Coach of the Year

 

Les Trimble, Paintsville

 

 

 

FIRST TEAM

 

Lena Hairston, Belfry, Jr, 13.7 ppg.

 

Megan Frazier, Betsy Layne, Jr., 18.1 ppg.

 

Ali May, Johnson Central, Sr., 15 ppg.

 

Presley Chirico, Paintsville, Jr., 12 ppg.

 

Kaitlyn Keathley, Pike Central, So., 14.6 ppg.

 

Savanna Nunemaker, Pikeville, Sr., 11.9 ppg. (Capt.)

 

Summer Rose, Shelby Valley, Jr., 11 ppg.

 

Katie Moore, South Floyd, 8th, 11.7 ppg.

 

Katie Ball, Mingo Central, Fr., 13.ppg.

 

Cassidi Wright, Shelby Valley, Jr., 9.2 ppg.

 

 

 

SECOND TEAM

 

Leslie Stewart, Pikeville, So., 9.1 ppg.

 

Lauren Preston, Johnson Central, So., 15 ppg.

 

Shelby Hall, Letcher Central, Sr., 14.1 ppg.

 

Destiny Compton, Betsy Layne, Jr., 15.4 ppg.

 

Britney Tackett, East Ridge, Jr., 14.9 ppg.

 

Anna Keeton, Paintsville, So., 12.3 ppg.

 

Cassidy Mullins, Pike Central, So., 14.6 ppg.

 

Jana Jarvis, Prestonsburg, Jr., 14.2 ppg. (Capt.)

 

Tyshira Joplin, Mingo Central, Sr., 11 ppg.

 

Taylor Berger, South Floyd, Sr. 10 ppg.

 

 

 

THIRD TEAM

 

Jerrica Thacker, Jenkins, 8th, 14 ppg.

 

Emma Maggard, Letcher Central, So., 13.3 ppg.

 

Danielle Prater, Phelps, Fr., 14.4 ppg. (Capt.)

 

Elizabeth Williams, Paintsville, So., 11.8 ppg.

 

Lauren Wright, Piarist School, Jr., 17.6 ppg.

 

Grace Bartley, Pikeville, So., 9.6 ppg.

 

Kayla Newsom, Shelby Valley, Jr., 10.7 ppg.

 

Cheyenne Light, South Floyd, Sr., 11 ppg.

 

Kailee Rash, Belfry, So., 12.3 ppg.

 

Emily Colegrove, Tug Valley, Jr., 13 ppg.

 

 

 

Honorable mention: Savana Watkins, Allen Central; McKenzie Maynard, Belfry; Hannah Mullins, Katie May, East Ridge; Kristin Thacker, Jenkins; Kylea Stanley, Haley Boyd, Pike Central; Rachael Blackburn, Alivia Gearheart, Pikeville; Reesce Endicott, Allison Hall, Prestonsburg; Kyleigh Tackett, Tori Hampton, Cassidy Rowe, Shelby Valley; Brooke Stumbo, Jesse Tackett, South Floyd.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Pikeville High School’s Savanna Nunemaker, above, was honored this week by being named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year for girls basketball. Paintsville head coach Les Trimble, bottom, was named Coach of the Year.
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Friday, March 31, 2017

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central erased a seven-run, first inning deficit by scoring 11 times in the bottom of the inning to come from behind for a 21-8 victory over Ambassador Christian Academy (W.Va.) in a game played on March 29.

 

Starting pitcher Evan Coleman, who was knocked out in the first, had a pair of doubles, scored three times and knocked in three runs. Logan Dotson and Austin Smith each had a pair of hits, scored twice and batted in three runs each.

 

Logan Hillerman added two hits, scored a pair of runs and drove in two while winning pitcher D’Sean Prinkleton singled, scored and added a pair of RBI.

 

Brady Dove singled, scored and drove in a pair of runs for ACA.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

ACA (4-3)…..........................…700 10 – 8- 4-2

 

PC (5-3)…............................(11)19 0x – 21-10-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – D’Sean Prinkleton

 

LP – Raahkim Gray

 

Hitting: Brady Dove, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI, ACA; Evan Coleman 2-1b, 3r, 3 RBI; Logan Dotson 2-1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Austin Smith 2-1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Logan Hillerman 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; D’Sean Prinkleton 1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Pike Central.

 

 

 

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

 

Sullivan East, TN....................…2

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Pikeville moved to 10-0 on the season with a 5-2 win over Sullivan East (Tenn.) in the final game of the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 29.

 

The Panthers finished the southern trip with a 4-0 mark.

 

Nate Brown doubled, singled, scored twice and knocked in a pair of runs to back the pitching of winner Tanner Thompson.

 

Cade Byers collected three hits, scored two runs and added an RBI while Andrew McNamee had two hits and drove in one run.

 

 

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

(Cal Ripken Experience)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (10-0)…...........................002 003 0 – 5-13-1

 

SE (5-4)……..........................000 200 0 – 2- 8-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Tanner Thompson

 

LP – Mason McGrew

 

Hitting: Nate Brown 2b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Cade Byers 3-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Andrew McNamee 2-1b, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg….......................12

 

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

 

ALLEN — Prestonsburg hurler Ben Welch tossed a no-hitter as the Blackcats ran past Betsy Layne, 12-0, in a game played on March 29.

 

Welch struck out six batters as Prestonsburg improved to 6-2.

 

Reece Ison had three hits and drove in four runs while Scott Stapleton added two hits and batted in one run. Bailey Slone collected two hits and Zion Echols added an RBI.

 

Kolby McGuire suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Allen

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PB (6-2)…….............................422 22 – 12-13-1

 

BL (1-7)…….............................000 00 – 0- 0-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ben Welch

 

LP – Kolby McGuire

 

Hitting: Reece Ison 3h; 4 RBI; Scott Stapleton 2h, 1 RBI; Bailey Slone 2h; Zion Echols RBI, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Belfry…............................…7-14

 

Phelps……...........................8- 4

 

GOODY — Belfry pounded out 12 hits and used an eight-run, fourth inning to pull away from Phelps and earn a doubleheader split with a 14-4 win at Massey Energy Field on March 29.

 

The Hornets, now 5-2, took the opener, a suspended game from Monday, with an 8-7 win.

 

Austin Woolum had four hits, scored three runs and batted in two as the Pirates took the nightcap. Colton Cross doubled, singled and knocked in three runs.

 

Dylan New doubled and drove in two runs for the Hornets. Jordan Blankenship added an RBI single.

 

Avery Brown was the winning pitcher as Belfry moved to 2-6.

 

In the opener, Phelps built an early lead and held on for the one-run win.

 

New had a pair or RBI singles while winning pitcher Ronald Prater doubled, singled and knocked in three runs.

 

Woolum doubled, singled and drove in two runs.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

(Game 2)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PH (5-2)…................................012 10 – 4- 5-6

 

BF (2-6)….................................221 81 – 14-12-5

 

Pitchng:

 

WP – Avery Browning

 

LP – Dylan New

 

Hitting: Dylan New 2b, 2 RBI; Jordan Blankenship 1b, 1 RBI, Phelps; Austin Woolum 4-1b, 3r, 2 RBI; Colton Cross 2b, 1b, 3 RBI, Belfry.

 

 

 

At Goody

 

(Suspended Game)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (1-6)….............................101 050 0 – 7-13-3

 

PH (5-1)…............................341 000 x – 8- 4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ronald Prater

 

LP – Avery Browning

 

Hitting: Austin Woolum 2b, 1b, 2 RBI, Belfry; Dylan New 2-1b; Ronald Prater 2b, 1b, 3 RBI, Phelps.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley…........................15

 

East Ridge…….......................…2

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley made the most of eight hits as the Wildcats cruised to a 15-2 win over East Ridge in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 29.

 

Jacob Beverly singled, scored twice and knocked in three runs while Seth Bailey tripled, singled, scored three times and knocked in one run.

 

Winning pitcher Chris Gunner singled and scored three times.

 

Caleb Slone singled and knocked in one run for the Warriors. Dakota Miller took the loss.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

ER (0-4)…...................................000 02 – 2-3-8

 

SV (7-1)…...................................294 0x – 15-8-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chris Gunner

 

LP – Dakota Miller

 

Hitting: Caleb Slone 1b, 1 RBI, East Ridge; Jacob Beverly 1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Seth Bailey 3b, 1b, 3r, 1 RBI; Chris Gunner 1b, 3r, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Allen Central……......................3

 

Letcher Central….....................1

 

ERMINE — Allen Central overcame an early one-run deficit to rally past Letcher Central, 3-1, in a game played on March 28.

 

Jesse Brown had one hit and knocked in all three runs for the Rebels. Winning pitcher Steven Howard added two hits and Dawson Stephens added a hit.

 

Colton Yonts singled and scored for the Cougars. John Potter suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

AC (1-2)…...............................000 010 2 – 3-4-1

 

LC (2-6)…...............................100 000 0 – 1-4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Steven Howard

 

LP – John Potter

 

Hitting: Jesse Brown 1h, 3 RBI; Steven Howard 2h, Allen Central; Colton Yonts 1b 1r, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Nordonia, OH…......................…4

 

Paintsville……….......................2

 

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Paintsville fell behind early on to Nordonia (Ohio) and dropped a 4-2 decision in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 28.

 

Tanner Miller had two hits and drove in both runs for the Tigers. Ryan Moore suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

NR (3-1)…..............................110 002 0 – 4-8-2

 

PV (3-4)…...............................000 020 0 – 2-6-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Daniel Helser

 

LP – Ryan Moore

 

Hitting: Tanner Miller 2h, 2 RBI, Paintsville.

BACK IN TIME: Ambassador Christian Academy leadoff hitter Raahkim Gray slides back into first base safely as Pike County Central first baseman Colton Lindsey waits on the throw. The Hawks topped ACA, 21-8.
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Pikeville used timely hitting to score a 4-2 win over North Catholic (Pa.) in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 26.

 

Michael McDonald tripled, scored and drove in one run to back the pitching of winner Peyton Hamilton. Tyler Elkins singled, scored and knocked in one run as Pikeville improved to 7-0. Cade Byers singled and added an RBI.

 

 

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

(Cal Ripken Experience)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PK (7-0)…...............................012 100 0 – 4-5-0

 

NC (1-2)…..............................000 010 1 – 2-9-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Peyton Hamilton

 

LP – Danny Lynch

 

Hitting: Michael McDonald 3b, 1r, 1 RBI; Tyler Elkins 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Cade Byers 1b, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley…….....................10

 

Morgan County……...................5

 

WEST LIBERTY — Shelby Valley winning pitcher Seth Bailey belted a home run and doubled to power the Wildcats to a 10-5 win over Morgan County in a game played on March 25.

 

Bailey scored three runs and batted in three as the Wildcats improved to 6-1.

 

Ty Riddle and Logan Billiter each singled, scored and drove in a pair of runs. Gabriel Brown singled, scored three runs and knocked in one.

 

 

 

At West Liberty

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (6-1)….............................003 322 0 – 10-6-4

 

MC (2-4)…...........................011 200 1 – 5-7-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Seth Bailey

 

LP – Zach Stacy

 

Hitting: Seth Bailey HR, 2b, 3r, 3 RBI; Ty Riddle 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Logan Billiter 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Gabriel Brown 1b, 3r, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg……....................18

 

East Carter………......................7

 

GRAYSON — Prestonsburg pounded out 19 hits and rolled to an 18-7 win over East Carter in the finale of the Big Jack Classic played on March 25.

 

Zion Echols collected three hits, walked and drove in four runs as the Blackcats improved to 4-2. Reece Ison added three hits and batted in four runs while Ryan Slone totaled four hits and Wes Hager added a pair of RBI.

 

Scott Stapleton was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Grayson

 

(Big Jack Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PB (4-2)…...........................143 320 5 – 18-19-3

 

EC (1-4)…...........................002 023 0 – 7- 8-8

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Scott Stapleton

 

LP – Trey Scott

 

Hitting: Zion Echols 3h, bb, 4 RBI; Reece Ison 3h, 4 RBI; Ryan Slone 4h; Wes Hager 2 RBI, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Chapmanville, W.Va...................6

 

Belfry……………….....................5

 

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Chapmanville’s Conner Mullins singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Tigers scored three times to stun Belfry, 6-5, in a game played at Ted Ellis Field on March 25.

 

Belfry, now 1-5, took an early five-run lead with a five-run, third inning.

 

Devin Varney and Kaleb Taylor had two hits, scored and knocked in one run each while Jordan Scott doubled, scored and added an RBI.

 

Avery Browning suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Chapmanville, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (1-5)…...............................005 000 0 – 5-8-2

 

CV (2-0)…...............................000 201 3 – 6-7-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chaseton Ghee

 

LP – Avery Browning

 

Hitting: Devin Varney 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Kaleb Taylor 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jordan Scott 2b, 1r, 1 RBI, Belfry.

 

 

 

Jenkins………….........................8

 

Wolfe County…......................…3

 

JENKINS — Jenkins overcame an early one-run deficit to rally past Wolfe County, 8-3, in a game played on March 25.

 

Cody Snell had two hits and collected an RBI while Coty Wright added two hits.

 

Matthew Jessey was the winning pitcher as the Cavaliers improved to 4-3.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

WC (1-2)….............................210 000 0 – 3-5-3

 

JK (4-3)……............................221 030 x – 8-5-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Matthew Jessey

 

LP – Nathan St. Clair

 

Hitting: Cody Snell 2h, 1 RBI; Coty Wright 2h, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Hazard………............................6

 

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

 

HAZARD — Letcher County Central score a 4-1 lead slip away as Hazard rallied for a 6-4 win in the second game of a split series played on March 25.

 

Cameron Whitaker and Logan Gibbs had a pair of hits each for the Cougars, now 2-5. Max Baker added an RBI.

 

John Potter suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-5)…...............................101 020 0 – 4-8-1

 

HZ (6-0)…................................000 141 x – 6-9-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chase Ford

 

LP – John Potter

 

Hitting: Cameron Whitaker 2h; Logan Gibbs 2h; Max Baker 1 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg……....................14

 

Russell……………......................3

 

GRAYSON — Prestonsburg pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 14-3 win over Russell in the opening game of the Big Jack Classic played at East Carter High School on March 25.

 

Dawson Hamilton and Reece Ison drove in three runs apiece as the Blackcats moved to 3-2. Scott Stapleton collected three hits and Bailey Slone added two.

 

Nick Caudill earned the win.

 

 

 

At Grayson

 

(Big Jack Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

RS (4-3)…................................002 010 – 3- 3-4

 

PB (3-2)…...............................730 022 – 14-11-5

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Nick Caudill

 

LP – Justin Manning

 

Hitting: Dawson Hamilton 3 RBI; Reece Ison 3 RBI; Scott Stapleton 3h; Bailey Slone 2h, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Knox County…..........................8

 

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

 

HAZARD — Letcher County Central saw a two-run lead slip away in the bottom of the seventh inning as Knox Central rallied for an 8-7 win in the opening game of a split series played at Hazard High School on March 25.

 

John Potter had four hits and drove in three runs as the Cougars fell to 2-4. Cameron Whitaker collected three hits and batted in one run and Logan Gibbs had three hits.

 

Max Baker took the loss.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-4)….............................210 220 0 – 7-15-4

 

KC (2-2)….............................020 300 3 – 8-10-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jacob Collins

 

LP – Max Baker

 

Hitting: John Potter 4h, 3 RBI; Cameron Whitaker 3h, 1 RBI; Logan Gibbs 3h, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

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

 

Grundy, Va……….......................3

 

GRUNDY, Va. — Shelby Valley pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning to snap a 3-all tie and went on to beat Grundy (Va.), 5-3, in a game played on March 24.

 

Jackson Wierwille had one hit and drove in two runs as the Wildcats moved to 5-1. Logan Billiter singled, scored and knocked in one run while Grant Joyce singled and batted in one run.

 

Ty Riddle was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Grundy, Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (5-1)…...............................000 212 0 – 5-6-2

 

GR (0-0)…...............................000 030 0 – 3-4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ty Riddle

 

LP – Jacob McCoy

 

Hitting: Jackson Wierwille 1b, 2 RBI; Logan Billiter 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Grant Joyce 1b, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Pike Central……......................18

 

Betsy Layne……........................2

 

ALLEN — Pike County Central scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and the Hawks went on to beat Betsy Layne, 18-2, in a game played on March 24.

 

Logan Dotson belted a home run, doubled, scored a pair of runs and knocked in four as PCC improved to 4-3. Evan Coleman added four hits, including a pair of doubles, scored twice and knocked in five runs. Brice Elkins doubled, scored twice and added three RBI.

 

Seth Conn was the winning pitcher.

 

Zach Bentley doubled and drove in two runs for the Bobcats, now 1-5. Jamison Stanley doubled and scored.

 

Kolby McGuire took the loss.

 

 

 

At Allen

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (4-3)…................................927 00 – 18-17-2

 

BL 1-5)…..................................000 20 – 2- 3-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Seth Conn

 

LP – Kolby McGuire

 

Hitting: Logan Dotson HR, 2b, 2r, 4 RBI; Evan Coleman 2-2b, 2-1b, 2r, 5 RBI; Brice Elkins 2b, 2r, 3 RBI; Colton Lindsey 2-1b, 3r, 1 RBI, Pike Central; Zach Bentley 2b, 2 RBI; Jamison Stanley 2b, 1r, Betsy Layne.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg…....................…10

 

Sheldon Clark…….....................0

 

STONECREST — Prestonsburg used two big innings to take control and beat Sheldon Clark, 10-0, in a game played at StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 24.

 

Zion Echols collected three hits and knocked in a pair of runs as the Blackcats moved to 2-2. Wes Hager had three hits while Scott Stapleton and winning pitcher Bryce Tucker knocked in a pair of runs each.

 

Parker Jarrell suffered the loss for the Cardinals, now 1-3.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SC (1-3)…...............................000 000 – 0- 2-2

 

PB (2-2)..............................….005 401 – 10-14-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Bryce Tucker

 

LP – Parker Jarrell

 

Hitting: Zion Echols 3h, 2 RBI; Wes Hager 3h; Scott Stapleton 2 RBI; Bryce Tucker 2 RBI, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Jenkins……….........................…6

 

Harlan…………..........................4

 

JENKINS – Jenkins used timely hitting and solid pitching to score a 6-4 win over Harlan in a game played on March 24.

 

Josh Wright had two hits for the Cavaliers, now 3-3. Matthew Jessey earned the win.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

HR (0-4)…..............................101 002 0 – 4-2-2

 

JK (3-3)…................................012 030 x – 6-7-4

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Matthew Jessey

 

LP – Tyler Carmical

 

Hitting: Josh Wright 2h, Jenkins.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 13-0 win over Betsy Layne in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 23.

 

Seth Bailey had two hits, scored twice and batted in two runs as Valley improved to 4-1. Ty Riddle added two hits, including a double and scored three times while Jackson Wierwille singled and scored twice.

 

Chris Gunner was the winning pitcher. Stevie Boyd took the loss as the Bobcats fell to 1-4.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BL (1-4)…...................................000 00 – 0-2-5

 

SV (4-1)…...................................814 0x – 13-8-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chris Gunner

 

LP – Stevie Boyd

 

Hitting: Seth Bailey 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Ty Riddle 2b, 1b, 3r; Jackson Wierwille 1b, 2r, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Pikeville……….....................…32

 

East Ridge……….......................0

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville erupted for 17 runs in the bottom of the second inning and rolled to a 32-0 win over East Ridge in a game played at Davis Park on March 23.

 

Lucas Justice had four hits, scored a pair of runs and batted in three as the Panthers improved to 6-0. Michael McDonald belted a home run, scored twice and drove in three runs while Evan Hamilton doubled and batted in three runs.

 

Tanner Thompson was the winning pitcher. Dakota Miller took the loss as the Warriors fell to 0-2.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

ER (0-2)….............................0 00 00 – 0- 0-6

 

PK (6-0)….............................4(17)8 3x – 32-24-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Tanner Thompson

 

LP – Dakota Miller

 

Hitting: Lucas Justice 4-1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Michael McDonald HR, 2r, 3 RBI; Evan Hamilton 2b, 2r, 3 RBI. Pikeville.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…….................11

 

Harlan……………....................…3

 

HARLAN — Letcher Central pounded out 12 hits and breezed to an 11-3 win over Harlan in a game played on March 23.

 

John Potter had three hits and batted in a pair of runs and Alec Fields added three hits as the Cougars improved to 2-2. Keaston Magger knocked in two runs.

 

Logan Gibbs was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Harlan

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-2)…….......................103 231 1 – 11-12-1

 

HR (0-3)…….......................000 002 1 – 3- 6-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Logan Gibbs

 

LP – Antonio Roman

 

Hitting: John Potter 3h, 2 RBI; Alec Fields 3h; Nick Mason 2h; Keaston Maggard 2 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

Jenkins……………....................12

 

Oneida Baptist……...................1

 

ONEIDA — Jenkins built an early five-run lead against Oneida Baptist and cruised to a 12-1 win in a game played on March 23.

 

Cody Snell had two hits and knocked home two runs as the Cavaliers moved to 2-3. Matthew Jessey drove in three runs and Coty Wright knocked in two.

 

Hayden Fleming was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

 

 

At Oneida

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JK (2-3)…....................................050 25 – 12-8-3

 

ONB (0-1)....................................001 00 – 1-2-5

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hayden Fleming

 

LP – Clay Bowers

 

Hitting: Cody Snell 2h, 2 RBI; Matthew Jessey 3 RBI; Coty Wright 2 RBI, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Paintsville……......................…11

 

Morgan County…......................1

 

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to knock off Morgan County, 11-1, in a game played on March 23.

 

Seth Williams and Tanner Miller had two hits and drove in two runs each as the Tigers improved to 3-2. Ben Daniels knocked in two runs.

 

Mason Moore was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

MC (2-2)…..................................000 01 – 1-3-2

 

PV (3-2)…...................................202 07 – 11-8-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Mason Moore

 

LP – Colt Bowman

 

Hitting: Seth Williams 2h, 2 RBI; Tanner Miller 2h, 2 RBI; Ben Daniels 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Perry Central……......................7

 

Pike Central…….....................…1

 

HAZARD — Pike Central pitcher D’Sean Prinkleton was roughed up early as Perry Central rolled to a 7-1 win in a game played on March 22.

 

Brice Elkins had two hits and scored the lone run as the Hawks fell to 3-3. Seth Conn singled and drove in Elkins.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PKC (3-3)…..........................100 000 0 – 1- 5-2

 

PCC (6-0)…..........................320 020 x – 7-10-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Brody Dixon

 

 

 

 

 

LP – D’Sean Prinkleton

 

Hitting: Brice Elkins 2-1b, 1r; Seth Conn 1b, 1 RBI, Pike Central; Ronnie Long 3-1b, 2r; Parker Estep 1b, 2 RBI; Anthony Hughes 2-1b, 1r, Perry Central.

 

 

 

Lawrence County....................…8

 

Belfry……………........................1

 

LOUISA — Lawrence County scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to beat Belfry, 8-1, in a game played on March 22.

 

Austin Woolum had two hits, including a double, and scored the lone Belfry run as the Pirates fell to 1-4.

 

Avery Browning suffered the loss.

 

Brad Parks blasted a two-run homer and Hunter Crum added a two-run double for the Bulldogs, now 4-1.

 

 

 

At Louisa

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (1-4)…...............................000 001 0 – 1-5-2

 

LC (4-1)…...............................600 011 x – 8-8-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Bryce Blevins

 

LP – Avery Browning

 

Hitting: Austin Woolum 2b, 1b, 1r, Belfry; Brad Parks 2r-HR; Hunter Crum 2r-2b, Lawrence County.

 

 

 

Hazard……...............................9

 

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

 

PAINTSVILLE — Hazard pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to slip past Paintsville, 9-7, in a game played on March 22.

 

Seth Williams singled, walked three times and drove in a pair of runs as the Tigers dropped to 2-2. Chayce Meade collected a pair of RBI.

 

Tanner Smith took the loss.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

HZ (4-0)…..........................012 031 02 – 9-12-2

 

PV (2-2)…...........................012 031 00 – 7-11-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chase Ford

 

LP – Tanner Smith

 

Hitting: Seth Williams 1b, 3-bb, 2 RBI; Chayce Meade 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

SOFTBALL

 

Phelps……….............................8

 

Hazard……...............................0

 

HAZARD – Phelps pitcher Hannah Layne scattered five hits as the Lady Hornets blanked Hazard, 8-0, in a game played on March 25.

 

Kryslin Obermuller had four hits, including a double and Sam Hurley added two singles as Phelps improved to 3-0.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PH (3-0)…............................100 141 1 – 8-13-2

 

HZ (0-6)….............................000 000 0 – 0- 5-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hannah Layne

 

LP – Madison Collins

 

Hitting: Kryslin Obermuller 2b, 3-1b; Sam Hurley 2-1b, Phelps.

 

 

 

Magoffin County..................…15

 

Betsy Layne……….....................0

 

STANVILLE — Magoffin County pitcher Mahallie Ratliff tossed a no-hitter as the Lady Hornets defeated Betsy Layne, 15-0, in a game played on March 25.

 

Erin Bolen blasted a home run and drove in six runs as Magoffin County improved to 4-0. Brooklyn Poe hit a home run, singled, scored three runs and batted in two.

 

Jordan Adkins took the loss in the season opener for the Lady Cats.

 

 

 

At Stanville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

MC (4-0)….......................................294 – 15-9-0

 

BL (0-1)…........................................000 – 0-0-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Mahallie Ratliff

 

LP – Jordan Adkins

 

Hitting: Erin Bolen HR, 1b, 6 RBI; Brooklyn Poe HR, 1b, 3r, 2 RBI, Magoffin County.

 

 

 

Casey County….......................15

 

Prestonsburg…......................…0

 

STONECREST — Casey County scored in all four innings and cruised to a 15-0 win over Prestonsburg in a game played at the StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 25.

 

Lauren Lee had three hits and drove in six runs off losing pitcher Megan Music.

 

The Lady Blackcats fell to 1-3.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

CC (5-3)…...................................143 7 – 15-11-0

 

PB (1-3)…....................................000 0 – 0- 1-6

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Haley Price

 

LP – Megan Music

 

Hitting: Lauren Lee 3h, 6 RBI, Casey County.

 

 

 

Jackson County, TN…...............12

 

Paintsville……………..................2

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Paintsville ran into a buzz saw as Jackson County (Tenn.) defeated the Lady Tigers, 12-2, in the finale of the Jackson County Softball Tournament played on March 25.

 

Anna Keeton suffered the loss as the Lady Tigers fell to 4-2.

 

Swoop Williams had one hit and Clara Blair drove in one run.

 

 

 

At Cookeville, Tenn.

 

(Jackson County Tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (4-2)….................................010 10 – 2- 6-2

 

JCT (3-1)................................…435 0x – 12-11-1

 

Pitching:

 

LP – Anna Keeton

 

Hitting: Swoop Williams 1h; Clara Blair 1 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Russell…….............................13

 

Belfry………..............................0

 

FLATWOODS — Russell scored six times in the bottom of the first inning and went on to beat Belfry, 13-0, in a game played on March 25.

 

Taylor Maynard had a pair of hits in the loss as Belfry dropped to 4-3. Kailee Rash took the loss.

 

 

 

At Flatwoods

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (4-3)….................................000 00 – 0- 4-2

 

RS (6-0)….................................616 0x – 13-13-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Alexis Maynard

 

LP – Kailee Rash

 

Hitting: Taylor Maynard, 2h, Belfry.

 

 

 

Nicholas County..................….12

 

Shelby Valley…….......................3

 

OWINGSVILLE — Nicholas County pulled away from Shelby Valley with a seven-run, fourth inning to cruise to a 12-3 win in the Lady Cat Invitational played at Bath County High School on March 25.

 

Ashley Causey had one hit and Sydney Moore walked for the Lady Kats, now 1-4. McKenzie Johnson took the loss.

 

 

 

At Owingsville

 

(Lady Cat Invitational)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

NC (4-3)…..............................002 703 – 12-15-1

 

SV (1-4)…...............................000 300 – 0- 5-4

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Trina Hughes

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Ashley Causey 1h; Sydney Moore bb, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Fleming County…....................21

 

Jenkins……………......................0

 

PAINTSVILLE — Fleming County pitcher Taylor Marshall tossed a no-hitter against Jenkins as the Lady Cavaliers fell 21-1 in the Battle by the Creek played at Johnson Central High School on March 25.

 

Ariana Bentley walked twice for Jenkins, now 0-6. Carrie Ford suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

(Battle by the Creek)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

FC (3-0)…..................................(13)26 – 21-22-1

 

JK (0-6)…..................................…..001 – 1- 0-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Taylor Marshall

 

LP – Carrie Ford

 

Hitting: Ariana Bentley 2-bb, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Fleming County…......................1

 

Johnson Central….....................0

 

PAINTSVILLE — Fleming County hurler Megan Claypoole out duel Johnson Central’s Micailyn Pierce as the Lady Eagles dropped a 1-0 decision in the Battle by the Creek played on March 25.

 

The Lady Eagles fell to 0-2.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

(Battle by the Creek)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

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

 

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

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Megan Claypoole

 

LP – Micailyn Pierce

 

 

 

Cumberland Co., TN..................3

 

Paintsville………....................…0

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Paintsville allowed three runs in the top of the first inning to Cumberland County (Tenn.) and fell in the Jackson County Softball Tournament played on March 24.

 

Anna Keeton suffered the loss as the Lady Tigers fell to 4-1.

 

At Cookeville, Tenn.

 

(Jackson County Tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

CC (4-0)…..................................300 000 – 3-9-0

 

PV (4-1)…..................................000 000 – 0-2-0

 

Pitching:

 

LP – Anna Keeton

 

 

 

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

 

First Assembly, TN…..................2

 

COOKEVILLE — Paintsville scored early and often as the Lady Tigers turned back First Assembly (Tenn.), 9-2, in the opening game of the Jackson County Softball Tournament played on March 24.

 

Swoop Williams had two hits and drove in two runs while winning pitcher Anna Keeton collected a pair of RBI as Paintsville moved to 4-0.

 

 

 

At Cookeville, Tenn.

 

(Jackson County Tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

FA (2-3)…......................................000 20 – 2-6-2

 

PV (4-0)....................................….261 0x – 9-5-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – Anna Garris

 

Hitting: Swoop Williams 2h, 2 RBI; Anna Keeton 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Grant County….........................6

 

Shelby Valley….........................3

 

OWINGSVILLE — Shelby Valley saw an early lead slip away as Grant County came from behind for a 6-3 win in the Lady Cat Invitational played at Bath County High School on March 24.

 

Ashley Causey had three hits and drove in one run while Angel Newsome added a pair of RBI as the Bat Kats fell to 1-3.

 

McKenzie Johnson suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Owingsville

 

(Lady Cat Invitational)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (1-3)…...................................100 02 – 3- 5-3

 

GC (3-1)…..................................212 1x – 6-10-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Kyleigh Lawhun

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Ashley Causey 3h, 1 RBI; Angel Newsome 2 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

East Carter…….........................6

 

Pikeville………..........................0

 

GRAYSON — Pikeville struggled at the plate as East Carter blanked the Lady Panthers, 6-0, in a game played on March 24.

 

Savanna Nunemaker had one hit for Pikeville, now 2-1. Erika Conn took the loss.

 

 

 

At Grayson

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PK (2-1)….................................000 000 0 – 0-3-0

 

EC (3-0)….................................100 122 x – 6-9-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Montana Fouts

 

LP – Erika Conn

 

Hitting: Savanna Nunemaker 1h, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Knott Central……....................18

 

Prestonsburg……...................…0

 

STONECREST — Knott County Central scored in all three innings to cruise past Prestonsburg, 18-0, in a game played at the StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 24.

 

Brooklyn Baker and Faith Clutts had two hits and batted in three runs each off losing pitcher Marinia Jacobs.

 

Prestonsburg fell to 1-2.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

KC (3-0)….................................52(11) – 18-10-0

 

PB (1-2)…..................................00 0 – 0- 2-7

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Lauren Baker

 

LP – Marinia Jacobs

 

Hitting: Brooklyn Baker 2h, 3 RBI; Faith Clutts 2h, 3 RBI, Knott Central.

 

 

 

Pike Central….........................13

 

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

 

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Pike County Central made the most of four hits as the Lady Hawks cruised to a 13-1 win over Tug Valley in a game played on March 23.

 

 

 

Autumn Cox had one hit and knocked in four runs as PCC improved to 2-1. Hayley Howell was the winning pitcher.

 

Caylee Akers suffered the loss as the Lady Panthers moved to 1-3.

 

 

 

At Williamson, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (2-1)….........................................445 – 13-4-0

 

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

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Haley Howell

 

LP – Caylee Akers

 

Hitting: Autumn Cox 1h, 4 RBI, Pike Central.

 

 

 

Phelps………...........................10

 

Shelby Valley.........................…3

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Phelps pounded out 11 hits and used a six-run, sixth inning to pull away from Shelby Valley in a game played on March 23.

 

Danielle Prater tripled, doubled, scored two runs and knocked home one as the Lady Hornets improved to 2-0. Lauren Briggs scored and drove in three runs while Samantha Hurley had two hits and Sierra Sincell collected two hits and scored.

 

Hannah Layne was the winning pitcher. McKenzie Johnson took the loss as the Bat Kats fell to 1-2.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PH (2-0)…...........................103 006 0 – 10-11-3

 

SV (1-2)…...........................000 003 0 – 3- 7-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hannah Layne

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Danielle Prater 3b, 2b, 2r, 1 RBI; Samantha Hurley 2-1b; Sierra Sincell 2-1b, 1r; Lauren Briggs 1r, 3 RBI, Phelps; Sadie Compton 2 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Belfry…………...........................5

 

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

 

LICK CREEK — Belfry pitcher Kailee Rash allowed just one hit as the Lady Pirates blanked East Ridge, 5-0, in a game played at the Reservation on March 23.

 

Ariel Mounts led the Lady Pirates, now 4-2, with a triple, one run scored and an RBI. Linzee Phillips singled and scored while Emily Deaton had two hits and scored.

 

Caitlyn Coleman took the loss as the Lady Warriors dropped to 1-1.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (4-2)…...............................002 300 0 – 5-7-2

 

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

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Kailee Rash

 

LP – Caitlyn Coleman

 

Hitting: Linzee Phillips 1b, 1r; Emily Deaton 2-1b, 1r; Ariel Mounts 3b, 1r, 1 RBI, Belfry.

 

 

 

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

 

Jackson City.........................….2

 

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville snapped a two-all tie with a six-run, fifth inning to fuel a 9-2 win over Jackson City in a game played on March 23.

 

The Lady Tigers, now 3-0, collected 16 hits to support the pitching of winner Anna Keeton.

 

Swoop Williams and Chloe Lafferty had two hits apiece and Kate Fitch collected a pair of runs batted in.

 

Haley Turner took the loss.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JC (4-2)…..............................011 000 0 – 2- 6-1

 

PV (3-0)............................…010 161 x – 9-16-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – Haley Turner

 

Hitting: Clara Blair 2h; Elizabeth Williams 2h; Chloe Lafferty 2h; Kate Fitch 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…......................5

 

Harlan County…........................1

 

HARLAN — Letcher Central scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to pull away and beat Harlan County, 5-1, in a game played on March 23.

 

Abbie Meade and Savannah Parson had two hits apiece and each batted in one run as the Lady Cougars improved to 2-1.

 

Rachel Spangler was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Harlan

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-1)…................................100 103 0 – 5-9-2

 

HC (1-1)…..............................000 100 0 – 1-7-7

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Rachel Spangler

 

LP – Kacie Russell

 

Hitting: Abbie Meade 2h, 1 RBI; Savannah Parson 2h, 1 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg….......................21

 

Jenkins………….......................18

 

STONECREST — Prestonsburg exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead away from Jenkins and the Lady Blackcats held on for a 21-18 win in a game played on March 23.

 

Jerrica Thacker had two hits and batted in three runs and Kristin Thacker knocked home three runs as well as the Lady Cavaliers fell to 0-4.

 

Hannah Depoy had three hits and drove in four runs while Alison Campbell added three hits as the Blackcats improved to 1-1.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JK (0-4)…........................102 30 9 3 – 18- 4-2

 

PB (1-1).......................…401 22(12) x – 21-12-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Marinia Jacobs

 

LP – Kristin Thacker

 

Hitting: Jerrica Thacker 2h, 3 RBI; Kristin Thacker 3 RBI, Jenkins; Hannah Depoy 3h, 4 RBI; Alison Campbell 3h, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Perry Central….......................15

 

Allen Central….........................0

 

HAZARD — Allen Central hurler Ashley Salisbury was roughed up as Perry Central breezed to a 15-0 win in a game played on March 23.

 

Lindsay Banks had both hits for the Lady Rebels in the season opener.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

AC (0-1)…...................................000 0 – 0- 2-0

 

PC (4-0)…...................................284 1 – 15-12-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Lauryn Amburgey

 

LP – Ashley Salisbury

 

Hitting: Lindsay Banks 2h, Allen Central.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Paintsville overcame an early deficit to rally past Shelby Valley, 9-4, in a game played on March 22.

 

Morgan Williams had three hits and knocked in two runs while winning pitcher Anna Keeton batted in two runs as the Lady Tigers moved to 2-0. Kate Fitch drove in three runs and Haley Wells collected four hits.

 

McKenzie Johnson took the loss for the Bat Kats, now 1-1.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (2-0)…............................003 230 1 – 9-17-2

 

SV (1-1)….............................201 001 0 – 4-12-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Haley Wells 4h; Kate Fitch 3RBI; Morgan Williams 3h, 2 RBI; Anna Keeton 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Phelps…………..........................7

 

Tug Valley, W.Va........................3

 

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Phelps overcame an early two-run deficit to beat Tug Valley, 7-3, in a game played on March 21.

 

Danielle Prater missed out on hitting for the cycle, needing only a single, as Phelps won its season opener. She scored three runs and knocked in three runs. Lakyn Dotson doubled, singled and batted in two runs while Hannah Blankenship had two hits and scored.

 

Hannah Layne was the winning pitcher.

 

Hannah Wilson doubled, scored and drove in one run for Tug Valley, now 0-2. Caylee Akers took the loss.

 

 

 

At Williamson, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

TV (0-2)…..............................200 010 0 – 3-5-1

 

PH (1-0)…..............................202 030 x – 7-9-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hannah Layne

 

LP – Caylee Akers

 

Hitting: Hannah Wilson 2b, 1r, 1 RBI, Tug Valley; Danielle Prater HR, 3b, 2b, 3r, 3 RBI; Lakyn Dotson 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Hannah Blankenship 2-1b, 1r, Phelps.

 

 

 

East Ridge…...........................18

 

Jenkins……............................…0

 

LICK CREEK — East Ridge erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to an 18-0 win over Jenkins in a game played on March 20.

 

Caitlyn Coleman allowed just one hit to earn the win.

 

Kelsi Slone tripled, doubled, singled and scored in three runs while Kailee Slone tripled, singled and scored twice. Alli Slone added two hits and scored twice while Tatiana Murphy added two hits, including a double, and scored two runs.

 

Kristin Thacker took the loss for Jenkins, now 0-2. Carrie Ford had the lone hit.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JK (0-2)…........................................000 – 0- 1-7

 

ER (1-0)…..................................(10)8x – 18-13-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Caitlyn Coleman

 

LP – Kristin Thacker

 

Hitting: Carrie Ford 1b, Jenkins; Kelsi Slone 3b, 2b, 1b, 3r; Kailee Slone 3b, 1b, 2r; Alli Slone 2-1b, 2r; Tatiana Murphy 2b, 1b, 2r, East Ridge.

SOFTBALL ACTION: Shelby Valley pitcher McKenzie Johnson delivers a pitch as Phelps base runner Danielle Prater looks on from second base. Phelps breezed past the Bat Kats.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, March 31, 2017

WAYLAND — The small community of Wayland is nestled away deep in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

 

This once booming coal town was home to more than 3,000 people. Wayland’s population today has dwindled to about 400.

 

Despite many changes over the years, the Floyd County community remains home to one of the greatest high school basketball stars of all time, “King” Kelly Coleman.

 

Coleman, who legendary University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp called, “the greatest high school player who ever lived,” is taking a backseat over the next five weeks to a new Smithsonian exhibit called, “Hometown Teams.”

 

The exhibit will be on display now through April 22 at the Wayland Historical Society. The interactive exhibit leads visitors on a journey through local sports history. Artifacts from the 1920s to present day are displayed.

 

“People will take you through the exhibition things,” Mountain Sports Hall of Fame Director Doug Kretzer said. “You can enjoy, whether you played sports or not, there is something here for you. We want to introduce you to it.”

 

The exhibit site is adjacent to the Wayland High School gymnasium, where Coleman guided the Wasps to the Sweet 16 in 1956, earning him the honor as Kentucky’s first-ever Mr. Basketball.

 

“The great thing about the exhibit being here, the first of 15 stops across the state, is we get to showcase our own schools and achievements,” Kretzer said.

 

Mountain Sports Hall of Fame has applied for a grant to renovate the old gymnasium to house memorabilia of schools from Region 13 through Region 16.

 

“We have state championship trophies, jerseys and so much local treasures it would be great to house those items next door [the gymnasium],” Kretzer added. “This grant would be a tremendous thing for the people of our region.”

 

Wayland Mayor Jerry Fultz said the exhibit is an opportunity for the eyes of the world to be on the small town.

 

“I hope what people see here over the next five years will inspire them,”

 

 

 

Fultz said. Our high school athletes that come through here will see this and realize what can be accomplished.”

 

Kentucky Humanities chose Mountain Sports Hall of Fame to host Hometown Teams as part of the Museum on Main Street project — a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations.

 

The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., each Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

 

Kretzer said groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call and schedule a visit at 606-477-5180.

 

“We look forward to visiting with everyone over the coming weeks while spotlight our town,” Kretzer concluded.

Above: TALKING SPORTS: Mountain Sports Hall of Fame Director Doug Kretzer talks with visitors to the Smithsonian “Hometown Teams” exhibit running now through April 22 in Wayland. Bottom: KING KELLY: Visitors to the Smithsonaian exhibit, “Hometown Teams,” are greeted by Kentucky’s first-ever Mr. Basketball “King” Kelly Coleman.
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Author Name: 
Teddy Paynter
Friday, March 24, 2017

PIKEVILLE — Pike County government and PRIDE came together this week at the courthouse to work on plans for the annual Spring Cleanup Campaign to help celebrate “A Generation of Change.”

 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of PRIDE and their efforts to protect and preserve the environment.

 

Since 1977, PRIDE and the region’s communities have achieved an impressive record of change. 432,921 volunteers devoted 1,436,192 hours to cleanup and education projects; 2,885 dumps removed from our region’s landscape; 189,463 junk appliances, 969,652 old tires, 181,244 tons of trash collected; and 29,000 homes now have access to sanitary water.

 

The region’s beauty comes to life in April. Now is the time to clean our roads, streams, and favorite areas, tourists and community members can experience everything our Appalachian region has to offer.

 

During the last several weeks PRIDE has been traveling across our 42 county region to conduct solid waste management workshops. These workshops provided local officials and volunteers with the knowledge and supplies needed to conduct a successful Spring Cleanup event.

 

In southern and eastern Kentucky, the PRIDE Spring Cleanup is a tradition that dates back to 1998 when the first cleanup event was held. Cleanup in Pike County will take place in April.

 

Local governments are working with individuals and groups to organize this year’s events. PRIDE will supply trash bags, gloves, and safety vests.

 

PRIDE continues to see positive change within communities during the month. By volunteering and picking up trash individuals can enjoy the natural beauty of the region and encourage others to do the same.

 

While a great deal has been accomplished, there is still more to do and PRIDE is reaching out to the region for help. PRIDE invites community members in our region to help remove trash from our roadways, waterways, and visitor attractions.

 

Several organizations throughout our region have given donations in support of PRIDE’s Spring Cleanup Campaign to help keep southern and eastern Kentucky clean.

 

In addition to donations, you can support PRIDE by shopping at Amazon.com and Kroger. PRIDE is part of the Amazon Smile program for Amazon Prime customers. If you are a Kroger customer, you can choose PRIDE as your charity through your Kroger Plus card.

 

Several events will be going on in Pike County throughout the month of April in honor of the PRIDE Spring Cleanup Campaign.

 

For more information about dates and times going on in Pike County follow Pike County Pride Clean Community Board on Facebook.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about PRIDE’s cleanup campaign and how your contribution can help make a difference in the landscape of southern and eastern Kentucky, call Tammie Wilson at 888-577-4339 or email twilson@centertech.com.

 

To participate in PRIDE events taking place in southern and eastern Kentucky visit kypride.org.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is observing National Poison Prevention Week March 19-25, 2017.

 

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death in the United States.

 

“Household cleaners, personal care products and over-the-counter medications lead the list of poisons,” said PMC Pediatrician Kishore Gadikota, MD.

 

Caregivers of children need to be aware that poisons can be found indoors and outdoors and to always teach children to ask before putting unknown items in their mouths.

 

“Poisons are found both indoors and outdoors,” added PMC Pediatrician Shobha Haridas, MD. “Plants, berries, flowers and mushrooms that are commonly found in the summer months can make one very ill if ingested; therefore, children should be taught to never ingest them without checking with an adult to ensure they are edible or not.”

 

The Health Resources and Services Administration states the following safety tips can be used to keep children safe:

 

•All medicines and household cleaning products should be stored in locked cabinets, out of the reach and sight of children.

 

•Keep children where you can see them at all times, even when you go to answer the door or telephone.

 

•Never leave young children alone.

 

•Do not leave poisons on a counter or in an unlocked cabinet. 

 

•Never carry something that can be poisonous, such as a medicine, in a purse where children may find it.

 

Safety latches on drawers or cabinets, and child resistant caps on bottles, are helpful in keeping poisons out of the hands of children.

 

Dr. Gadikota reminds caregivers to keep the Poison Control Centers phone number where they can get to it quickly in instances when poisoning is suspected.

 

“Having the poison control center’s number posted on your refrigerator and in your cell phone will be very handy when you suspect poisoning,” said Dr. Gadikota. “If you suspect poisoning because of an odor, unexplained stains on clothing and/or around the mouth or an open or empty container of a toxic substance, call poison control immediately.” 

 

For poison emergencies or for more information, call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. For more information about PMC’s pediatric physician practice or to schedule an appointment, call 606-218-2207.

Author Name: 
Melinda Goodson
Friday, March 24, 2017

The smoking cessation program at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is all new this month. Freedom From Smoking is the new program designed by the American Lung Association that the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center (LLCC) will use in place of the Cooper Clayton method, that has been taught for years at the LLCC to help people quit smoking.

 

The first class of the new program begins on March 30 at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Lawson Cancer Center, 172 S. Mayo Trail, Pikeville. Attendance to the first class is required to begin the program.

 

Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year. Forty million Americans are smokers and nearly half of them attempted to quit last year.

 

Freedom From Smoking is a highly effective smoking cessation program used by employers, hospitals and other organizations to help people become smoke-free for life.

 

The new program is led by Nell Bedwell, PMC Oncology Outreach Coordinator. She traveled to Louisville where she received training by the American Lung Association.

 

“This program was designed around scientific, behavior-based methods,” said Bedwell, “which is proven to have excellent results, even for heavy smokers.”

 

The Freedom From Smoking Program combines nicotine replacement therapy with a comprehensive smoking cessation program, including group discussions, to help people stop smoking. It aids smokers in changing the behavioral patterns that accompany smoking.

 

“This program offers in-person, online, phone and self-help support resources that helps people develop a plan of action leading to the actual day of quitting,” said Bedwell “and provides the support needed to remain smoke-free.”

 

The new program will adhere to the group based style that PMC has always used with smoking cessation classes. The small in-person group setting offers personalized attention and peer support.

 

“This program takes less time than our previous one,” said Bedwell. “The Freedom From Smoking program is only eight sessions over a seven-week period.”

 

The seven-week program gives participants time to prepare to quit and practice being smoke-free in a supportive environment.

 

Based on current addiction and behavior change models, the program addresses the difficulties of quitting in a sensitive, supportive style.

 

This program allows participants to continue to smoke the first few classes while learning the techniques needed to resist smoking after actually quitting. Patches are given free to those in the class to help curb the nicotine cravings.

 

No smoking cessation program is 100 percent effective, but the Freedom From Smoking program is successful for as many as 57 percent of smokers.

 

For more information or to register for the class, call Bedwell at 606-218-4682.

Author Name: 
Amy Charles
Friday, March 24, 2017

Nannie Hall, 68, of Wheelwright, died March 14. Funeral, March 18 at Wheelwright Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Hall Cemetery, Bypro.

 

Samuel Davis, 42, of Melvin, died March 13. Funeral, March 18. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Glenda Little, of Virgie, died March 16. Funeral, March 20 at Long Fork Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, Amil Little Memorial Cemetery.

 

Kenneth G. Robinson, 56, of Caney Creek, died March 20. Funeral, March 23. Burial, Dixie Bowling Cemetery.

 

June Bevins, 78, of Kimper, died March 15. Funeral, March 18 at Upper Grapevine Church of Christ. Burial, Reynolds Family Cemetery.

 

Bertha Bolden, 78, of Kimper, died March 17. Funeral, March 20 at Cedar Bottom Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Bolden Cemetery.

 

Alora Mullins, 87, of Myra, died March 18. Funeral, March 21 at Pilgrim Rest Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Harold Mullins Cemetery.

 

Garry Keith Thornsberry, 69, of Pikeville, died March 18. Funeral, March 22. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Eugene Fields, 73, of Allen, died March 21. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Jones Cemetery, Allen.

 

Shirley Tackett, 71, of Louisville, formerly of Floyd County, died March 20. Funeral, March 24, Little Nancy Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Hamilton Cemetery, Teaberry.

 

Danny Keathley, 56, of Pikeville, died March 14. Funeral, March 17 at Boldman Freewill Baptist Church, Harold. Burial, Kidd Keathley Cemetery, Grethel.

 

Rita Jo Roberts, 62, of Banner, died March 15. Funeral, March 18. Burial, Richmond Cemetery, Prestonsburg.

 

Amanda Lee Rose Price, 39, of Blue River, died March 16. Funeral, March 25.

 

Mable Shepherd Clay, 79, of Dwale, died March 20. Funeral, March 23. Burial, Hackworth-Webb Cemetery, Salyersville.

 

Georgia Marie James Blackburn, 91, of Beckley, W.Va., died March 12. Funeral, March 19. Burial, Clarence James Cemetery, McCombs.

 

Sidney Lee Robinette, 78, of Pikeville, died March 15. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Funeral, March 19.

 

Brook Edward Kelley Jr., 75, of Pikeville, died March 15. Funeral, March 19. Entombment, Annie E. Young Cemetery, Shelbiana.

 

Terry Wayne Sturgill, 59, of Harold, died March 19. Funeral, March 22. Burial, Sturgill Cemetery, Toler.

 

Virginia Ruth Deskins, 90, of Meta, died March 18. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Bent Ridge Cemetery.

 

John Walter Scott, 69, of Pikeville, died March 20. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.

 

William Luther “Bill” Smith Sr., 75, of North Palm Beach, Fla., died March 19. Graveside service, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Curtis Burchett, 82, of Lexington, formerly of Emma, died March 21. Funeral, March 25. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Ivalene Conn Hall, 73, of Dana, died March 20. Funeral, March 24. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Sheila Lawson, 69, of Honaker, died March 15. Funeral, March 18. Burial, Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel.

 

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Smith, 74, of Garrett, died March 19. Funeral, March 23 at Stone Coal Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial, Smith Family Cemetery.

 

Kelsie Charles, 71, of Shelbiana, died March 18. Funeral, March 21. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.

 

Sharon Gail Robinson, 66, of Pikeville, died March 18. Funeral, March 21. Burial, Annie E. Young Cemetery.

 

Harry Jessie Flanery, 65, of Pikeville, died March 19. Funeral, March 22. Burial, Flanery Cemetery.

 

Delores Ann Thorn, 64, of Williamson, W.Va., died March 16. Memorial Service, March 24 at Christ Temple Church.

 

Roger Frank Ratliff, 60, of Pikeville, died March 20. Funeral, March 23. Burial, Family Cemetery, Elkhorn City.

 

John Stephen Maderic III, 48, of Milton, died March 14. Funeral, March 17. Burial, Brookland Cemetery.

Friday, March 24, 2017

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