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09/19/2014
Late TD lifts Miners past Indians

SISSONVILLE, W. Va. — Revenge is sweet. Mingo Central quarterback Stevie Hammond tossed a nine-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Sheppard on third-and-eight at the Sissonville nine-yard line with 1 minute, 3 seconds remaining to lift the Miners to a 28-27 win over the Indians at Joe Sawyer more on this story...  

09/19/2014
PIRATES RUN PAST WARRIORS

SOMERSET — Belfry passed its first big road test as the Pirates journeyed to Southwestern and came away with a hard-fought 28-7 win on Sept. 12. Quarterback Keaton Taylor rushed 12 times for 169 yards and a touchdown and completed his only pass attempt to Austin more on this story...  

09/19/2014
High School Soccer Roundup: Pikeville girls capture All ‘A’ championship; PHS boys fall to Paintsville

ROBINSON CREEK — Paintsville claimed the All “A” Classic boys’ soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over Pikeville at Teco Field on Sept. 11. All scores in the match came on penalty kicks in the overtime period after the teams battled to a 0-0 tie after more on this story...  

09/19/2014
Tug Valley turns up heat, blanks Van, 28-0

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Tug Valley’s defense recovered three fumbles as the Panthers blanked Van, 28-0, in the home opener at Bob Brewer Field on Sept. 12. Jeremy Dillon, Justin Farley and Aaron Copley all had recovers as the Panthers improved to 2-1, bouncing back from a more on this story...  

09/19/2014
Bobcats bounce back, top Rebels

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne continued its recent dominance of Allen Central as the Bobcats rolled to a 49-14 win on Sept. 12. The Bobcats, now 2-1, bounced back from a loss two weeks ago at Sheldon Clark and beat the Rebels (1-3) for a fifth straight more on this story...  

09/19/2014
Hawks rally late, nip Cougars

ERMINE — Pike County Central drove 92 yards in the closing two minutes of play to score a thrilling come-from-behind 34-33 win over Letcher Central at Cougar Field on Sept. 12. Running back Chris Wesley scored on a two-yard run with 1 minute, 22 seconds remaining more on this story...  

09/19/2014
Meltdown: Edward Waters stuns Bears

PIKEVILLE — Edward Waters College quarterback Tyler Mahla completed a 46-yard touchdown pass with no time on the clock to rally the Tigers to a stunning 49-48 win over the University of Pikeville (UPIKE) at W. C. Hambley Athletic Complex on Sept. 13. The scoring pass completed more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Panthers crush Tigers: Pugh rushes for 5 TDs, catches another in rout

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville running back Daric Pugh rushed for five touchdowns and caught a pass for another as the Panthers crushed Paintsville, 62-8, at Hillard Howard Field on Sept. 5. Pugh has been unstoppable the past two weeks. He has rushed 60 times in three wins more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Turnovers doom Cougars in home loss

ERMINE — Letcher Central’s offense sputtered in the second half as Hazard rallied for a 41-27 win at Cougar Field on Sept. 5. The Cougars, now 2-1, took a 21-20 halftime lead and looked to be driving for another score in the third period, but fumbled more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Yellow Jackets rough up Hawks

WILLIAMSBURG — Undefeated Williamsburg scored 35 points in the opening quarter and the Yellow Jackets went on to beat Pike County Central, 42-14, on Sept. 5. Jacket quarterback Skylar Griffith rushed 8 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns and completed 5-of-8 passes for 111 yards more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Wildcats turn away Panthers

MEADOW BRIDGE, W. Va. — Tug Valley’s defense had no answer for slowing down Meadow Bridge running back Ryan Church. Church rushed for 161 yards and scored four touchdowns to power the Wildcats to a 32-20 win over the Panthers on Sept. 5. Church more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (3-0) at Sheldon Clark. . . . . . . . (1-1) Date: Sept. 12 Site: The Rock Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Hornets top Rebels

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County quarterback Dalton Keeton completed 9-of-11 passes for 266 and three touchdowns to lead the Hornets to a 27-8 victory over Allen Central on Sept. 5. Keeton also rushed 23 times for 111 yards and score as the Hornets (2-1) dropped the Rebels more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Not this time: Morehead St. tops UPIKE

MOREHEAD — University of Pikeville running back Seth Millar rushed 15 times for 134 yards and four touchdowns but the Bears fell on the road to Morehead State University, 49-36, on Sept. 6. The Bears, now 1-1, fell behind 35-10 at the half as the Eagles more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Belfry stuns Henry Clay in opener

GOODY — Vintage Belfry football took the air right out of Henry Clay. The Pirates took the second half kickoff and marched 80 yards in 15 plays and used more than eight minutes off the clock to pull away and stun the Blue Devils, 29-7, in more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Bobcats cruise past Hornets

ROBINSON CREEK — Betsy Layne quarterback Peyton Case passed for three touchdowns and rushed for two more to lead the Bobcats to a 52-6 win over Phelps in the Pike County Bowl played at Teco Field on Aug. 29. Case completed four-of-seven passes for 72 yards more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Wildcats breeze past Greyhounds

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley turned Paris mistakes into points as the Wildcats defeated the Greyhounds, 26-12, in the Pike County Bowl played at Teco Field on Aug. 29. It was the first victory for new head coach Eric Ratliff. Running back Chandler more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Blackcats crush Cardinals

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg’s one-two punch torched Sheldon Clark as the Blackcats rebounded from a heartbreaking season-opening loss at Pikeville to beat the Cardinals, 50-6, at Josh Francis Field on Aug. 29. Quarterback Jarredd Jarrell completed 11-of-14 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns and running back more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Miners open with road win at East

NEW RICHMOND, W. Va. — Mingo Central overcame an early deficit and the Miners run past Wyoming East, 37-28, in the season opener for both teams on Aug. 29. Miner quarterback Stevie Hammond carried 12 times and finished with 160 yards to lead three running backs to more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Allen Central roughs up Cavs

EASTERN — Allen Central running back Corey Davis scored the game’s first three touchdowns and the Rebels went on to handily defeat Jenkins, 40-14, at Don Daniels Athletic Complex on Aug. 29. Davis rushed 13 times for 101 yards and four touchdowns to help the Rebels more on this story...  

09/05/2014
High School Soccer Round-Up: Letcher Central, Belfry girls roll; BHS boys top P’burg

STANTON — Letcher Central’s Joran Morrow scored three goals and assisted on another as the Cougars rolled past Powell County, 10-0, in boys’ high school soccer action on Labor Day. Jack Madden and Damen Holbrook scored two goals each while Dustin Holbrook, Nick Madden more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Letcher Central rolls McCreary Central

ERMINE — Letcher Central quarterback Zane Blair tossed three touchdown passes to lead the Cougars to a 53-0 victory over McCreary Central on Aug. 29. Blair hit Tanner Lucas with a 50-yard scoring strike to give the Cougars (2-0) a 6-0 lead. Running back more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Betsy Layne, East Ridge, Paintsville post big wins

BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne’s Lakeisha Crum had 20 kills and Hannah Manns added 10 to lead the Lady Bobcats to a 3-1 victory over Prestonsburg in girls’ high school volleyball action at D. W. Howard Fieldhouse on Sept. 2. Crum added 17 digs and more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Letcher Central 30, Berea 0: Blair passes Cougars to victory over Bucs

ERMINE — Letcher Central scored on all four of its first-quarter possession and the Cougars beat Berea in the Sports “R” Us Football Classic at LCCHS Stadium on Aug. 22. The game was suspended because of severe lightning with 3:10 remaining in the first quarter. more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Shelby Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) vs. Paris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1-0) Date: Aug. 29 Site: Teco Field Kickoff: 6:05 p. m. Radio: 103. 1 FM more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Phelps 0, Jenkins 0 - Hornets, Cavaliers end scoreless

JENKINS — It wasn’t the heavy rainfall which passed through the area that forced the suspension of the Phelps and Jenkins football game at Tommy Bush Field on Aug. 22 – it was the severe lightning. The two teams played the opening half in more on this story...  

08/29/2014
High School Volleyball Roundup: Allen Central cruises; PHS tops PCC

EASTERN — Regional volleyball power Allen Central cruised to a 3-0 victory over Belfry in girls’ high school volleyball action on Aug. 26. Junior-standout Katie Kendrick had 14 kills while Emily Johnson and Sarah Grindrod added seven each in the 25-7; 25-8; and 25-8 win over more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Pike County Bowl kicks off next Friday: Coaches ‘excited’ about bowl experience

PIKEVILLE — Area football coaches praised Community Trust Bank and WYMT TV for its financial support over the past 29 years. All money raised during the two-night event is distributed to all high schools located throughout Pike County. “The bowl game each year more on this story...  

08/22/2014
MSC coaches pick UPIKE men’s soccer to finish eighth

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville men’s soccer team was picked to finish eighth according to a preseason poll of the Mid-South Conference coaches, league officials announced on Friday. UPIKE, which will be led by first-year head coach Adam Johnson, finished 5-11-1 overall and more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Al Holland Jr., interim head coach

PIKEVILLE – Allan Holland Jr. , offensive coordinator at the University of Pikeville for the last four seasons, has been named interim head football coach at the school, Athletic Director Robert Staggs announced on Aug. 11. “I have full confidence in Allan to step in and do more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Huffman tennis tourney results

PIKEVILLE — Here are the results from the 41st annual Kenny Huffman Classic held at Bob Amos Park: Men’s A Singles — John Hereford; Men’s B Singles — Dakota Boggs Men’s C Singles — Kyle Tackett more on this story...  

08/01/2014
East, West All-Star Game Saturday

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — The unofficial start to the high school football season will take place at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium on Aug. 2. The inaugural Cliffs East-West All-Star Classic will feature former high school standouts from throughout the southern counties of West Virginia. more on this story...  

08/01/2014
UPIKE Year In Review — No. 1 Men capture MSC championship

PIKEVILLE  — For the first time in 13 seasons, the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team completed the tall task of winning both the Mid-South Conference Regular-Season and Tournament championships in 2013-14. That feat comes in at No. 1 on UPIKE’s Top-10 Moments of the 2013-14 more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Former UPIKE standout shines in FBA

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Basketball Association (FBA) has named Florida Flight rookie and recent University of Pikeville graduate Chris Watson its Game Changer Player of the Month for June. Watson set an FBA record scoring mark in his third game as a professional, tallying 46 more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Tradition continues next week at Bob Amos

PIKEVILLE — The 41st Annual Kenny Huffman Memorial Tennis Classic will be held Aug. 1-3 at Bob Amos Park in Pikeville. The tournament exists to promote the growth of tennis at all levels of play, to honor Huffman’s memory and provide scholarships to eastern Kentucky tennis more on this story...  

07/25/2014
No. 2: Women reach xBowling finals

PIKEVILLE – Most collegiate bowling programs would be happy to reach the national finals just once in its history, but the University of Pikeville women’s team went a step further, reaching the xBowling ITC finals for a second straight season. That feat comes in at No. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Kenny Huffman Tennis Classic next month

PIKEVILLE — The Kenny Huffman Tennis Classic (KHTC) takes place in less than one month.   The dates for this year’s event are Aug. 1-3 at Bob Amos Park. The tournament is in memory of Kenny Huffman, who died of cancer in more on this story...  

07/17/2014
UPIKE volleyball with 16 home matches

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville head volleyball coach Shannon Gassman released the team’s 2014 schedule on Thursday which includes 16 matches at home inside UPIKE Gymnasium. The Bears were much improved in 2013, going from just six wins the year before and an 0-14 more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Allen steps down as East Ridge coach

LICK CREEK — East Ridge High School is quickly searching for a new head football coach as the upcoming season approaches. Brad Allen, who guided the Warriors’ program for the past six seasons, has stepped down as coach. “I want to make it more on this story...  

07/11/2014
UPIKE Top 10

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles on the sports year at UPIKE. Next week we’ll feature stories 4, 3 and 2. ) No. 7 PIKEVILLE – It was a record-breaking season for the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team more on this story...  

07/11/2014
UPIKE promotes Compton

PIKEVILLE — After five seasons in various assistant roles with the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team, Tigh Compton has been promoted to Associate Head Coach entering the 2014-15 season, UPIKE head coach Kelly Wells announced on Monday. In addition to Compton’s promotion, Wells also announced more on this story...  

07/03/2014
UPIKE’S TOP 10

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a series of articles on the sports year at UPIKE. Next week we’ll feature stories 7, 6 and 5. ) NO. 10 PIKEVILLE —  After a successful 2013-14 season in which the University of Pikeville more on this story...  

07/03/2014
UPIKE’s Day picked for leadership program

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville athletics department is always looking for ways to exemplify the NAIA Champions of Character model. This summer it is getting to do that in a big way as women’s basketball student-athlete Kayla Day was selected to the Red Cross/NAIA Collegiate Leadership Program. more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Medical Leader’s all-Area Baseball Team: Belfry’s Taylor, Hagy sweep honors

PIKEVILLE – When everything was on the line, Belfry head baseball coach Michael Hagy handed the baseball over to junior pitcher Keaton Taylor. Taylor turned in a blue-collar performance for the Pirates in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss in the 15th Region Tournament semifinals. It was a game he could have more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Medical Leader’s all-Area Softball Team: Estevez leads elite squad; Thomas tabbed top girls coach

PIKEVILLE — Jenkins junior pitcher Caitlynn Estevez, like so many other pitchers throughout the region, took the mound every time out for the Lady Cavaliers this season. She compiled an overall record of 28 wins and just five losses. She finished the year with 202 strikeouts while hitting for an more on this story...  

06/13/2014
KHSAA to induct Hilton into HOF

PIKEVILLE — Current University of Pikeville head football coach Dudley Hilton is one of Kentucky’s most successful coaches. Hilton, who amassed 345 career victories and won three state championships in three different classifications over 36 seasons, retired from the high school ranks in 2010 with a record of 345-101. At the more on this story...  

06/06/2014
14th Region Softball Tournament: Lady Cavs tumble in semifinals

ERMINE — It was a bitter and disappointing ending to a great season for Jenkins. The Lady Cavaliers left the game-tying run at third base in the bottom of the seventh inning as Powell County escaped with a 3-2 win in the 14th Region Tournament semifinals at Letcher Central High more on this story...  

06/06/2014
High School Regional Baseball Roundup

INEZ — It will be an all 57th district matchup in the championship game of the 15th Region Tournament. Paintsville hurler Anna Keaton pitched a two-hit shutout to carry the Lady Tigers to a 7-0 victory over Betsy Layne in the semifinals at Cardinal Park on May 30. more on this story...  

05/30/2014
15th/14th Regions Tournament Roundup: JC roughs up Lady Panthers; Lady Cavs advance with rout of Hazard

INEZ — Johnson Central scored seven runs in the top of the first inning and the Lady Golden Eagles cruised to a 13-1 mercy-rule win over Pikeville in the semifinals of the 15th Region Tournament semifinals at Cardinal Park on May 27. Jayla Spurlock and Brooke Williamson opened the game more on this story...  

05/30/2014
15th Region Softball Roundup: Pikeville girls eliminate Belfry

INEZ — Pikeville rallied from an early three-run deficit to beat Belfry, 15-5, in the 15th Region Tournament opener at Cardinal Park on May 26. Emily Hughes doubled, singled and scored and Camryn Slone added two hits and one run as the Lady Panthers (20-16) advanced to the more on this story...  

  

09/19/2014
Panthers cruise past Cardinals

BLACKLOG — Pikeville “tuned up” for its showdown this Friday night with Belfry by beating Sheldon Clark, 63-20, at The Rock on Sept. 12. Running back Daric Pugh carried 18 times for 154 yards and two touchdowns while teammate Ben Maynard added 104 yards and a more on this story...  

09/19/2014
Blackcats roll past Powell County

PRESTONSBURG — Five different players scored at least one touchdown to power Prestonsburg to a 40-0 victory over Powell County on homecoming night at Josh Francis Field on Sept. 12. Quarterback Jarredd Jarrell completed 9-of-13 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown and running back Dalton more on this story...  

09/19/2014
High School Volleyball: Allen Central girls capture All ‘A’ title

HI HAT — Allen Central’s Katie Kendrick had 28 kills and 13 blocks to help lead the Lady Rebels to a 3-1 win over Pikeville in the All “A” Classic championship match played at South Floyd on Sept. 11. Pikeville’s Faith Runyon led the more on this story...  

09/19/2014
Friday Night Lights

here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4-0) vs. Belfry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (3-0) Date: Sept. 19 Site: Hillard Howard Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 93. 1 FM; more on this story...  

09/19/2014
East Ridge Warriors fall at Twin Valley

PILGRIM’S KNOB, Va. – Twin Valley (Va. ) rallied from a 12-7 halftime deficit to beat East Ridge, 35-18, to improve to 3-0 for the first time in school history on Sept. 12. The Warriors, now 1-3, took an early 6-0 lead in the opening more on this story...  

09/19/2014
Paintsville tops Valley; SF rolls: Cavaliers fall at Clinton County

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville quarterback Kash Daniel completed 13-of 25 passes for 166 yards and a touchdowns and rushed 12 times for 160 yards and two more scores to lead the Tigers to a 30-20 win over Shelby Valley at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 12. Shelby Valley’s more on this story...  

09/19/2014
High School Soccer: Paintsville, Belfry, LCC fall

FRANKFORT — Frankfort’s Travis Skelton scored four goals to lead the Panthers to a 9-1 win over Paintsville in boys’ high school soccer action played on Sept. 13. Keenan Thurman added one goal and one assist while Jacob McCowan, Tomaz Donaldson and Bradley Camic more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Pirates pound Bears: Hatfield, Willis lead ground attack

GOODY — Belfry used a balanced rushing attack to wear down Harlan County and the Pirates rolled to a 38-20 win in the Battle of the Mountains Bowl played at CAM Stadium in Sept. 5. The Pirates, now 2-0, built a 31-6 halftime lead before the more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Miners run wild in home win over Tolsia

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central’s bruising ground game racked up more than 400 yards and the Miners finished with nearly 600 yards total en route to a 48-8 victory over Tolsia at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium on Sept. 5. Running back Chase Justice carried 17 more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Cards belt Bobcats, end 14-game skid

INEZ — Sheldon Clark had waited a long time for this moment. Running back Brandon Butcher rushed 10 times for 237 yards and four touchdowns to help the Cardinals beat Betsy Layne, 59-26, at The Rock on Sept. 5. It had more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Valley steamrolls past East Ridge

LICK CREEK — Shelby Valley dominated play from start to finish as the Wildcats rolled past rival East Ridge, 36-0, in high school football action played at The Reservation on Sept. 5. Valley running back Chandler Rowe rushed 16 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns more on this story...  

09/12/2014
Blackcats hammer Clay County, 44-6: South Floyd tops Hannan; Phelps falls

MANCHESTER — Clay County’s Dakota Boyd returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown but it was all Prestonsburg them that point on as the Blackcats dismantled the Tigers, 44-6, in the Appalachian Bowl on Sept. 6. Running back Dalton Frasure carried 19 times for more on this story...  

09/12/2014
High School Volleyball Roundup: South Floyd shines in Leslie Smash Bash

HYDEN — The South Floyd Lady Raiders volleyball team swept all four opponents in the Leslie Smash Bash played at Leslie County High School on Sept. 6. Here is a recap: South Floyd……. . . . 2 Harlan more on this story...  

09/12/2014
High School Soccer: Belfry falls at Russell; Pikeville rolls past Shelby Valley

WESTWOOD — Belfry’s Matthew Lambert scored a pair of goals and assisted on two others but it wasn’t enough as the Pirates fell to Russell, 5-4, in boys’ high school soccer action on Sept. 6. Wilson Harris and Blake Mendoza added one goal each more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Justice passes, runs Hawks past Jumpers

GOODY — Pike Central fell behind in the third period to Somerset but rallied for an exciting 45-34 win in the Pike County Bowl played at CAM Stadium on Aug. 29. Central quarterback Mac Justice completed 22-of-33 passes for 412 yards and five touchdowns and rushed more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Pugh powers Panthers past Dawgs

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville came from behind for the second straight week as the Panthers rallied past long-time bitter rival Hazard, 49-36, in the finale of the Pike County Bowl played at Hillard Howard Field on Aug. 30. Running back Daric Pugh was a one-man wrecking crew, more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Rebels run past Warriors, 36-15

PIKEVILLE — Hurley (Va. ) returned to the Pike County Bowl and Hillard Howard Field for the second straight year. And, for the second straight year, the Rebels rolled past East Ridge, this time beating the Warriors 36-15 on Aug. 30. Hurley running more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Friday Night Lights

Belfry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1-0) vs. Harlan Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . (1-1) Date: Sept. 5 Site: CAM Stadium Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 93. 1 FM Coaches: Philip Haywood (Belfry); Tom Larkey (Harlan County) Players to more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Paintsville rolls past Morgan in opener

WEST LIBERTY — Paintsville built a 21-point halftime lead and the Tigers rolled past Morgan County, 34-0, in the season opener for both schools on Aug. 29. Tiger quarterback  Kash Daniel threw for 141 yards and three touchdowns while senior running back Daymion Belcher more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Panthers top Tide

SETH, W. Va. — Tug Valley running back Jeremy Dillon scored on a 28-yard run with 23 seconds left in the third period to lift the Panthers to a 20-14 victory over Sherman High of Seth in the high school football opener for both schools on Aug. 29. more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Former Belfry standout shines in UPIKE opener

BLUEFIELD, Va. — University of Pikeville (UPIKE) freshman quarterback Sani Warren passed for 346 yards and five touchdowns to ignite the Bears’ 62-40 season-opening win over the Bluefield College Rams at historic Mitchell Stadium on Aug. 28. The former Belfry standout completed 16-of-20 passes, more on this story...  

09/05/2014
Belfry sweeps Valley

ROBINSON CREEK — Belfry’s Lady Pirates managed 28 shots on goal en route to a 10-0 victory over Shelby Valley in girls’ high school soccer action on Sept. 2. Kaley Long scored goals just two and three minutes in to the match to give more on this story...  

08/29/2014
East Ridge 20, Allen Central 8: Big first half carries Warriors past Rebs

EASTERN — East Ridge quarterback Brody Johnson tossed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Warriors to a season-opening 20-8 victory over Allen Central at Donnie Daniels Field on Aug. 22. The win marked the success return of former more on this story...  

08/29/2014
Pikeville 30, Prestonsburg 29 - Gamble pays off, Panthers stun Cats

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville head coach Chris McNamee wasn’t about to play for overtime against Prestonsburg. The veteran coach rolled the dice and his Panthers scored an improbable 30-29 win over the Blackcats in the closing seconds at Hillard Howard Field on Aug. 23. more on this story...  

08/29/2014
High School Soccer Roundup: Belfry, Pikeville, Paintsville post victories

HAZARD — Belfry built a 2-0 halftime lead the Pirates went on to beat host Hazard, 5-1, in boys’ high school soccer action on Aug. 23. Noah McNamee took an assist from Blake Mendoza and scored 16 minutes into the match and Wilson Harris took and more on this story...  

08/29/2014
High School Football Roundup: Magoffin County tops SF; PCC game suspended

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County opened its new turf football stadium in style with a 47-28 victory over South Floyd on Aug. 23. The game was originally scheduled for Aug. 22 but was moved up one night following the heavy rainfall and severe lightning that covered nearly more on this story...  

08/29/2014
High School Soccer Roundup: Belfry blanks Lincoln Co.;Perry Central tops LCC

HAMLIN, W. Va. — Belfry’s Wilson Harris scored two goals to help lead the Pirates to a 6-0 win over Lincoln (W. Va. ) High School on boys’ soccer action on Aug. 26. Dylan Brown, Matthew Lambert and Noah McNamee added one each while Trevor Kohari and more on this story...  

08/22/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) vs. Prestonsburg. . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) Date: Aug. 22 Site: Hillard Howard Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM more on this story...  

08/15/2014
Hilton resigns at UPIKE

PIKEVILLE — After three seasons, University of Pikeville head football coach Dudley Hilton has resigned for personal and health matters, UPIKE President James Hurley announced on Aug. 9. “On Behalf of the administration, board of trustees, faculty, staff, students and all UPIKE stakeholders, I thank Coach more on this story...  

08/15/2014
UPIKE football picked fourth in coaches’ poll

PIKEVILLE — After posting its best record in eight years at 7-4 last season, the University of Pikeville football team was picked to finish fourth in the Mid-South Conference East Division in a poll of the league’s coaches, conference officials. Cumberlands, coming off a more on this story...  

08/14/2014
Volleyball picked 8th in MSC

PIKEVILLE — After improving its overall win total by eight matches last season, the University of Pikeville volleyball team was picked to finish eighth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, league officials announced on Monday. The Bears went from 6-25 overall and 0-14 more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Tug Valley standout signs with Alice Lloyd

PIPPA PASSES — A former Tug Valley High School basketball standout has transferred to Alice Lloyd College. Mason Pack signed with Eagles this past Saturday during a at the school. Pack helped Tug Valley to a Class AA state title his more on this story...  

08/01/2014
Soccer releases 2014 schedule

PIKEVILLE — First-year University of Pikeville men’s soccer coach Adam Johnson released his team’s 2014 schedule on Wednesday. The Bears are set to open up the season on Aug. 23 at Berea, while the home opener is on Sept. 4 against Salem International more on this story...  

07/25/2014
O’Quinn interim at ER

LICK CREEK — An old familiar face will lead the 2014 East Ridge High School football program. Athletic Director Randy McCoy introduced former East Ridge and Elkhorn City assistant coach Kenneth O’Quinn as the replacement for Brad Allen, who stepped down after six seasons. more on this story...  

07/25/2014
Mingo Central to host camp July 30-31

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central head football coach Danny “Yogi” Kinder announced this week that the football camp for area youngsters will be held July 30-31. The camp will be conducted at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium, adjacent to the high school campus. more on this story...  

07/17/2014
PCC coaching vacancies filled

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central’s search for three new head coaches is over. “We didn’t go outside and try to find replacements this time,” PCC Principal David Rowe said as he announced the hiring of a new football coach, as well as boys and girls basketball more on this story...  

07/17/2014
UPIKE TOP 10

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a series of Top 10 UPIKE sports moments. Next week we’ll look at what story finished as runner-up. ) No. 3 PIKEVILLE  — It was Dudley Hilton’s third season as head coach of the University of Pikeville more on this story...  

07/17/2014
Fall schedule for UPIKE golf released

University of Pikeville men’s golf coach Kevin Auton and women’s coach Nelson Scott released their team’s 2014 fall schedules on Monday which open up on Aug. 25-26 at the Alice Lloyd College Invitational in Presonsburg, Ky. , at StoneCrest Golf Course. Both UPIKE programs will more on this story...  

07/11/2014
David Jones Camp set for CAM Saturday

GOODY — Former University of Kentucky Wildcat and professional football player David Jones will host a youth football camp at Belfry High School’s CAM Stadium on July 12. The camp is for student-athletes headed into grades K-8. Cost of the camp is $50 per child. more on this story...  

07/11/2014
Mingo Central to host camp July 30-31

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central head football coach Danny “Yogi” Kinder announced this week that the football camp for area youngsters will be held July 30-31. The camp will be conducted at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium, adjacent to the high school campus. more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Central’s Chapman resigns

BUCKLEYS CREEK – Pike County Central is searching for a new head football coach. John Chapman, who took over the program in 2009 after then head coach Chris McNamee returned to Pikeville High School, was 37-21 overall with post-season appearances while guiding the Hawks. more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Golf tourney a success

PAINTSVILLE — The third annual University of Louisville Big Sandy Alumni Club Burchell Scholarship golf event held June 26 at Paintsville was a great success. The purpose of the event was to raise scholarship funds to assist local students who choose to attend U of more on this story...  

07/03/2014
Betsy Layne football camp set for July 14-15

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne head football coach Johnathan Parsons announced that the annual youth football camp will be held July 14-15  at the school’s football facility. The camp, which will teach fundamentals, will be held starting at 5 p. m. each day and run through more on this story...  

06/26/2014
Soccer tourney helps hospitals for children

PIKEVILLE — Local residents helped raise $1,400 for two hospitals that work to help children with cancer this month. Steven Berger, coordinator for the 3rd Annual Allison Taylor Berger Memorial Soccer Tournament, reports that the proceeds for the June 7 event will be divided with $700 more on this story...  

06/20/2014
TWICE AS NICE: Decision to come back pays off for marathon winner

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — Long-distance runner Grant Stieglitz couldn’t help but smile and cheer on other runners following his second straight Hatfield-McCoy Marathon win. Stieglitz, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind. , wasn’t even sure if he would return this year following what he described as a “brutal course” one year ago. “I more on this story...  

06/13/2014
Hatfield-McCoy Bowl no longer: Game taking on new format this summer.

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — The annual gridiron feud between West Virginia and Kentucky is over. Organizers of the Hatfield-McCoy Senior Bowl have announced the summer classic will be played under a different format. The inaugural East-West All-Star game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 2, at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium under more on this story...  

06/06/2014
UPIKE men’s basketball to play Western Kentucky

PIKEVILLE — With exhibition games at Kentucky and Tennessee, the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team is excited to announce the addition of Western Kentucky to its slate of exhibition games for the 2014-15 season. The Bears and Hilltoppers are scheduled to square off at E. A. Diddle Arena more on this story...  

05/30/2014
District Tourney Roundup: Panthers, Blackcats claim titles

LICK CREEK — Pikeville’s Jacob Hamilton doubled home teammate Cade Byers with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Panthers edged East Ridge, 4-3,  in the 59th District Tournament championship game on May 24. Byers had singled off losing pitcher Christian Hagy more on this story...  

05/30/2014
15th Region Baseball Roundup: Pirates eliminate Blackcats

INEZ — The defending champions have been eliminated. Belfry used timely hitting and solid starting pitching to knock off Prestonsburg, 7-1,  in the opening round of the 15th Region Tournament at Cardinal Park on May 26. The Blackcats, who finished the season 17-15, had beaten Belfry (25-13) in the more on this story...  

05/30/2014
Staggs named UPIKE AD

PIKEVILLE  — After being named interim athletic director at the University of Pikeville in December, UPIKE President Dr. James L. Hurley announced that Robert Staggs will take over the position in a full-time role heading into the 2014-15 season. “I’d like to thank President Hurley and the hiring committee for more on this story...  

 





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