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11/21/2014
Paintsville derails Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s dreams of reaching the Class 1A championship game in early December were derailed by Paintsville as the Tigers scored a stunning 30-6 win over the Panthers at Hillard Howard Field on Nov. 14. Pikeville, which finished its season at 11-1, had beaten Paintsville (62-8) back on Sept. 5. Tiger quarterback Kash Daniel rushed 14 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns and running back Daymion Belcher added 75 yards and a score on 10 carries. Don’te Hendricks finished with 80 yards on 17 carries. Pikeville’s Daric Pugh more on this story...  

11/21/2014
Rowe, Tackett help Cats reach regional title game

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley’s Wildcats have reached an all-time high. Running back Chandler Rowe rushed for 184 yards and four touchdowns to carry the Wildcats to a 37-26 win over Lexington Christian in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs at Teco Field on Nov. 14. Teammate Kasey Tackett added 105 yards and a touchdown as the Wildcats improved to 10-2 and will now face district rival Prestonsburg (10-2) for the regional championship at home on Nov. 21. The Wildcats took an early 8-0 lead on Rowe’s two-yard more on this story...  

11/21/2014
Belfry reaches regional finals

GOODY — Belfry moved one step closer to returning to the Class 3A state championship game as the Pirates defeated district rival Pike County Central, 43-14, in a game played at frigid CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Nov. 14. Running back Austin Hatfield carried 14 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns and teammate Xondre Willis added 105 yards and a score on only five carries as the Pirates improved to 10-2. Quarterback Keaton Taylor added 91 yards rushing and a touchdown on five rushing attempts. Pike Central’s talented quarterback Mac more on this story...  

11/14/2014
Cougars steal limelight: LCC bottles up Harris, Eagles

ERMINE — All the hype surrounding Letcher Central’s post-season matchup with Madison Southern was focused on Eagle All-American running back Damien Harris’ return. The Cougars took away the limelight and marched to a 49-18 win over Madison Southern in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs at Cougar Field on Nov. 7. Harris, one of the nation’s top high school recruits, was only used sparingly against LCC, and never touched the football until his team fell behind 14-0 in the opening quarter. He rushed for 54 yards on nine carries. more on this story...  

11/14/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is the high school playoff matchup involving area teams in Kentucky and West Virginia: Class 1A Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (11-0) vs. Paintsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (9-2) Date: Nov. 14 Site: Hillard Howard Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM; 94. 7 FM Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Joe Chirico (Paintsville) Players to Watch: WR Cody Estep, LB Caleb Skeens (Pikeville); QB Kash Daniel, RB Don’te Hendricks (Paintsville) Last Week’s Results: Pikeville 51, Nicholas more on this story...  

11/07/2014
Panthers hold off Billies, secure home field: GROUND GAME: Tug Valley running back Phillip Lucas had a rushing TD.

MAN, W. Va. — Tug Valley secured home-field advantage for the first two rounds of the high school football playoffs with a 26-20 win over Man at George Queen Memorial Stadium on Oct. 31. Panther quarterback Tyler Conley completed 9-of-23 passes for 226 yards and he rushed 18 times for 66 yards as Tug Valley closed out the regular season 9-1. Receiver Jeremy Dillon had two catches for 112 yards and a touchdown and Phillip Lucas had three receptions for 92 yards. Conley tossed a 68-yard touchdown pass to Dillon with more on this story...  

11/07/2014
Bobcats cruise past Cavaliers; Hornets fall at home to Rebs

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne quarterback Peyton Case passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Bobcats dominated Jenkins, 55-0, in the regular-season finale played at cold and rainy Bobcat Stadium on Oct. 31. Case completed 8-of-10 passes for 118 yards and rushed five times for 120 yards as the Bobcats improved to 6-4. Jenkins fell to 1-7-1. Betsy Layne rushed for 330 yards and had 448 yards in total offense. Running back Nathan Collum had two carries for 92 yards and a touchdown to follow Case. Jonathan Brock carried eight times more on this story...  

11/07/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s Kentucky high school playoff matchups and regular season games in West Virginia: Class 1A Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (10-0) vs. Nicholas Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (2-8) Date: Nov. 7 Site: Hillard Howard Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Robert Hopkins (Nicholas County) Players to Watch: WR Cody Estep, RB Ben Maynard (Pikeville); QB Ben Duncan, RB Zach Richardson (Nicholas County) more on this story...  

11/07/2014
Bears open with victories over WVU-Tech, Midway College

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears successfully opened the home schedule with a 77-61 win over Midway at the UPIKE Gym on Nov. 2. Former Magoffin County standout Jamie Case led the Bears (2-0) with a game-high 15 points while Shakinah Gibson followed with 14. The Bears ran out to a 36-18 halftime lead against the Eagles (1-1) and never looked back. Khalilah Quigley finished with 10 points, 15 boards and nine assists to just miss out on a triple-double. Jasmine Johnson led a more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Wildcats secure home playoff game, crush Bobcats

STANVILLE — Shelby Valley can still end up being the No. 1 seed in the district following an impressive 46-8 win over Betsy Layne at Bobcat Stadium on Oct. 24. The Wildcats, now 7-2, will become the top seed if Prestonsburg falls on the road to Lawrence County tonight. A Blackcat win gives Prestonsburg the top seed. Shelby Valley running back Chandler Rowe carried 19 times for 114 yards and scored four touchdowns while teammate Kasey Tackett added 118 yards and two scores on 10 carries. The more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Warriors roll past Generals in home finale

LICK CREEK — East Ridge quarterback Christian Hagy tossed five touchdown passes to lead the Warriors to a 34-12 win over Jackson County at The Reservation on Oct. 24. Hagy completed 11-of-17 passes for 202 yards as the Warriors improved to 4-5 overall in their home finale. East Ridge will visit South Floyd (5-4) on Oct. 31 with a chance to finish its season at . 500. Because of re-classification, the Warriors are not post-season eligible until next year. Hagy helped the Warriors build a 14-0 lead in the opening quarter more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (9-0) vs. Russell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (8-1) Date: Oct. 31 Site: Hillard Howard Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Thomas Maynard (Russell) Players to Watch: RB Daric Pugh, WR Cody Estep (Pikeville); QB Jacob McKee, RB Bronson Korzep (Russell) Last Weeks’ Results: Pikeville 41, Allen Central 0; Russell 47, East Carter 12 more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Blackcats fall to Eagles in overtime

HYDEN — This loss is a bitter pill to swallow. Leslie County quarterback Kevin Whitaker threw a touchdown pass with only three seconds left in regulation and then tossed the game-winning pass in overtime as the Eagles stunned Prestonsburg, 41-34 in a key district matchup on Oct. 24. The Blackcats, now 7-2, can still win the district championship with a win over Lawrence County on the road and some help. Prestonsburg would win the three-team bottle neck at the top on strength of non-district play. Prestonsburg quarterback Jarredd Jarrell completed more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Pikeville, AC reach 15th finals

HI HAT — Pikeville advanced to last night’s 15th Region girls’ high school volleyball championship match against Allen Central with a 3-0 victory over Paintsville at South Floyd High School on Oct. 29. Alexxa Gearheart, Faith Runyon and Taunee Justice led the Lady Panthers in the 25-21; 25-21; and 25-21 win. Paintsville’s Kerrigan Samons had 20 kills and Megan Taylor added 10 in the loss. Paige Taylor finished with 11 digs and Abby Meade had all 33 of her team’s assists. Paintsville finished its season 25-6. more on this story...  

10/31/2014
UPIKE rolls in opener

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears built a big halftime lead against Grace Bible (Mich. ) and cruised to a 100-63 win in the college basketball opener at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Oct. 27. The Bears, now 1-0, featured nine new faces after losing five All-American players from last year’s national tournament team. Newcomers Macari Brooks and K. K. Sammons led a balanced scoring attack with 22 points each while Kenny Manigualt followed with 17. Kevin Korneqay chipped in 11 while Trey Rakes and Jackson Hussey added eight each. more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Pirates use big 2nd half to top Dawgs

LOUISA — Belfry was finally able to shake off Lawrence County in the final 12 minutes as the Pirates earned a hard-fought 34-19 district win on Oct. 17. The Pirates, now 7-1, held a slim 20-19 advantage over the Dawgs (7-2) before quarterback Noah Corbett ran four yards for a touchdown with 8 minutes, 40 seconds left to play, and Austin Hatfield scored on a 24-yard run with 1:31 left to seal the win. Hatfield rushed 19 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns while Corbett added 59 yards on 13 more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Miners trounce Tigers

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central all but secured a post-season playoff berth with a 53-6 thrashing of Chapmanville Regional at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Oct. 17. The Miners, now 6-1, rolled up more than 500 yards in total offense, including 116 yards and a touchdown from quarterback Stevie Hammond. He also passed for 145 yards and three more scores. Running back Chase Justice added 93 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown and Joe Hunt rushed six times for 59 yards and a score. Running back Deonte Joplin caught four more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Pikeville, BL, AC advance in tourney play

ROBINSON CREEK — Pikeville’s Faith Runyon was perfect on 28-of-28 serves in leading the Lady Panthers to a 3-0 win over Piarist School in the 59th District girls’ high school volleyball tournament played at Shelby Valley High School on Oct. 21. Runyon finished with 12 serving aces, five kills, six digs and two assists in the 25-7; 25-3; and 25-4 match win. She also had 25 points off serve. Taunee Justice had 19 of her team’s 23 assists. Allen Central…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Raiders breeze past Rebels

HI HAT – South Floyd dominated play from start to finish as the Raiders rolled to a 40-0 victory over rival Allen Central at Raider Stadium on Oct. 17. The Raiders, now 4-4, held the Rebels (2-6) to just 135 total yards. South Floyd finished with 321 yards. South Floyd quarterback Hunter Johnson passed for 100 yards and running back Jacob Meade hauled in two catches for 97 yards. He also rushed 18 times for 58 yards and two scores. Running back Darren Tackett added 99 yards on 21 carries more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Panthers breeze past Hornets, stay unbeaten

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville continued its march through the district with a 55-0 victory over Phelps at Hillard Howard Field on Oct. 17. It marked the first time the Panthers, now 8-0, had scored back-to-back shutouts since October of 2007. It also marked the first 8-0 start since Pikeville finished as state runners-up in 1991. Panther running back Daric Pugh carried three times for 50 yard and two scores while reserve back Jonathan Ray led the ground attack with 100 yards and a touchdown on four carries. Quarterback Austin Charles completed more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Bears stumble, fall at Bethel University

McKENZIE, Tenn. — The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) football team lost three turnovers and came up on the short end of a 28-14 decision to Bethel University at Wildcat Stadium on Oct. 18. The Wildcats, now 2-5, won for the first time in three home games and second straight after dropping their first five to begin the season. BU running back Jaquell Fitts delighted the homecoming crowd with 112 yards on 19 carries and the eventual game-winning touchdown run in the third period. UPIKE’s Seth Millar finished with more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Late rally ends in heartbreak for Cavs

JENKINS — Jenkins stormed back from a big second-half deficit in the final quarter to pull even with Pineville only to see the Mountain Lions escape with a 36-28 win at Tommy Bush Field on Oct. 10. Pineville quarterback Tucker Woolum tossed a four-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Simpson with only 44 seconds left for the dramatic win. Woolum passed for 111 yards as the Mountain Lions improved to 5-2. The Cavaliers, now 1-4-1, scored three, fourth-quarter touchdowns, including a 69-yard fumble return by Andrew Oliver with 11 minutes, 9 seconds left to more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Cougars dominate in win over Bears

ERMINE — Letcher Central put an end to Harlan County’s district dominance with a 54-24 in in the Friends of Coal Bowl played at Cougar Field on Oct. 10. Cougar quarterback Zane Blair passed for 138 yards and rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns as LCC improved to 5-2 with the win. Harlan County dropped to 1-6. LCC running back Jaylyn Williams carried 13 times for 178 yards and three, second-half touchdowns. Blair ignited a 27-0 halftime lead for the Cougars on the strength of his legs more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Hawks drop district matchup with Dawgs

LOUISA — Pike County Central and Lawrence County played in the opening half like their game was going to be an offensive shootout. The second half was an entirely different story. The Bulldogs (7-1) took a 23-20 lead on running back Cole Mosley’s 17-yard touchdown run with 6 minutes, 21 seconds left in the opening half and it stood as neither team scored the remainder of the night at Bulldog Field on Oct. 10. Pike Central, now 3-4, had taken at 20-15 lead with 10:12 left in the second period more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Miners roll past Dots in home win

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central exploded for 35 points during a span of six minutes in the opening quarter and the Miners rolled to a 63-18 win over Poca at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Oct. 10. The Miners, now 5-1, finished with 450 yards while sending the Dots to their sixth loss this season. Running back Isaac Fox led the ground attack with 70 yards on seven carries while Deonte Joplin added six carries for 63 yards. Lester scored on a four-yard run with 8 minutes, 15 seconds left more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Pirates cruise in home win

GOODY — Belfry rallied from an early seven-point deficit to beat Christian Academy of Knoxville (TN), 31-7, at CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Oct. 10. It marked the second straight win for Belfry, now 6-1, in series with the Warriors (4-3). Quarterback Noah Corbett ran 15 times for 124 yards to lead a balanced rushing attack for the Pirates. Keaton Taylor carried 14 times for 116 yards and one score while Austin Hatfield rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts. CAK quarterback Cole Smith completed 28-of-43 more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Panthers top Pirates in double-OT

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville and Belfry played two extra periods of soccer to determine the 58th District boys’ championship at Bob Amos Park on Oct. 15. Andrew McNamee’s goal in the 90th minute of play was the winner for the Panthers, now 12-3-0. Connor Risner tied the match at 1-all on a goal in the 60th minute. Belfry’s Matthew Lambert had put the Pirates in front with a goal in the 47th minute. Hunter Heffington had both assists for Pikeville. Both teams now advance to more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Lions turn back Rebels

EASTERN — Allen Central running back Jesse Brown had a breakout game for the Rebels, but it wasn’t enough to slow down Pine-ville as the Mountain Lions scored a hard-fought 35-24 win at rain-soaked Don Daniels Field on Oct. 3. Brown carried 19 times for 165 yards and four touchdowns as the Rebels fell to 1-5. Quarterback Cameron Blevins completed 8-of-15 passes for 76 yards and one pick. His only interception of the game came in the closing minute near the goal line. Pineville running back Jordan Wombles rushed 17 more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Valley Cats roll past Grundy

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley’s Nick Wallace had a big night as he returned a pair of punts for touchdowns to help the Wildcats to a 44-0 homecoming win over Grundy (Va. ) at Teco Field on Oct. 2. Wallace scored on punt returns of 78 and 48 yards in the opening half as the Wildcats built a 38-0 halftime lead, resulting in a running clock throughout the second half. Wallace also caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Donovan Layne. Layne completed his only three passes for 58 yards and two scores. more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Pirates steamroll Blue Devils in big road win

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Belfry dominated play from start to finish as the Pirates cruised to a 41-0 win over Gallia Academy (OH) in a game played at Memorial Field on Oct. 3. Pirate running back Keaton Taylor, who moved from his starting quarterback position, led the ground attack with 126 yards on just eight carries. Xondre Willis added 88 yards and two scores on five carries while Austin Hatfield finished with 81 yards and two touchdowns on 11 rushes. Quarterback Noah Corbett had 66 yards rushing on just six more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Big fourth quarter lifts Blackcats

HAZARD — Prestonsburg rallied in the fourth quarter with two Dalton Frasure touchdown runs to beat Hazard, 34-26, in a game played at Daniel Field on Oct. 3. Frasure, who rushed for 176 yards, scored on a 25-yard run to tie the game and Tate Greene’s extra point put the Blackcats in front to stay at 27-26. Frasure added a 34-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 34-26. Hazard, now 4-2, had one last chance but failed on a fourth-down play in the closing minute. The Bulldogs had taken more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Pikeville boys top OBI, P’burg; girls drop Boyd County

ONEIDA  — Pikeville’s L. J. Allara and Denton Heffington scored unassisted goals as the Panthers edged Oneida Baptist Institute, 2-1, in boys’ high school soccer action played on Oct. 4. Alex Assa scored the lone goal for the Mountaineers. Pikeville improved to 9-2-0. Pikeville……. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Prestonsburg…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 PRESTONSBURG — Pikeville’s Connor Risner scored a pair of goals to help lead the Panthers to a 4-1 win over Prestonsburg in boys’ high school soccer action played on Oct. 2. L. J. Allara more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Lady Panthers struggle in Jefferson Co. Invitational

LOUISVILLE — Pikeville dropped four of five volleyball matches played in the Jefferson County Invitational held at the Ohio Valley Volleyball Center on Oct. 4. Here is a recap of matches: Pikeville’s Faith Runyon had 16 kills, 15 digs, two aces and was a perfect 13-of-13 on serves in the Lady Panthers’ 2-1 loss to Pleasure Ridge Park. The Lady Panthers fell 21-25; 25-19; and 21-25. Alexxa Gearheart finished with 12 kills and 12 digs while Taunee Justice added 14 digs and 28 assists while more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Valley pounds Harlan

HARLAN — Shelby Valley dominated from start to finish as the Wildcats cruised past Harlan, 45-7, on Sept. 26. Running back Jordan Hampton had a break-out game for the Wildcats with 132 yards on four carries and three scores. Kasey Tackett finished with 116 yards on nine rushes and Chandler Rowe added 81 yards on seven attempts. Receiver Nick Wallace hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Donovan Layne in the opening period to put Valley ahead to stay. Hampton scored on a 35-yard run and Rowe more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Panthers beat Jackets, stay unbeaten

MIDDLESBORO — Pikeville played without star running back Daric Pugh, but it didn’t slow down the Panthers. Running back Ben Maynard rushed 29 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 31-20 win over Middlesboro on Sept. 26. Quarterback Austin Charles completed 6-of-13 passes for 130 yards and rushed 13 times for 59 yards. Receiver Cody Estep hauled in three passes for 81 yards. Middlesboro running back Ryan Pittman led the Yellow Jackets (3-1-1) with 161 yards on 22 carries. Pittman put more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this week’s high school football matchups: Allen Central. . . . . . . (1-4) vs. Pineville. . . . . . . . . (3-2) Date: Oct. 3 Site: Donnie Daniels Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: No radio Coaches: Jeremy Hall (Allen Central); Bart Elam (Pineville) Players to Watch: RB Corey Davis, QB Cameron Blevins (Allen Central); QB Tucker Woolum, RB Brad Fuson (Pineville) Last Week’s Results: Allen Central DNP; Clairborne (TN) 45, Pineville 0 more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Betsy Layne girls capture Paintsville Fall Classic title

BETSY LAYNE — The Betsy Layne Lady Bobcats, coming off their tournament win this past weekend at Paintsville, cruised to a 3-0 win over East Ridge in girls’ high school volleyball action played at D. W. Howard Fieldhouse on Sept. 29. Lakeisha Crum finished with 11 kills, two serving aces and 12 digs in the 25-19; 25-20; and 25-15 match win. Emily Kidd added eight kills, five blocks and 13 digs. Megan Frazier had 14 digs while Alex Hunter added 13 digs and 23 of her team’s 24 assists. East Ridge’s more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Raceland Rams cruise past East Ridge Warriors, 40-6

WESTWOOD — Fairview scored in the opening minute of play and the Eagles went on to beat East Ridge, 40-6, on Sept. 26. Quarterback Alex Roy hit 8-of-14 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles improved to 3-2 while dropping the Warriors to 2-3. Receiver Blake Smith had four catches for 106 yards and two scores. Antwan Washington added four receptions for 76 yards. The Eagles built a 40-0 halftime lead as Roy tossed touchdown passes of 63 and 39 yards in the opening quarter more on this story...  

10/03/2014
UPIKE upsets No. 23 UC

WILLIAMSBURG — University of Pikeville’s (UPIKE) defense had been shredded in two losses prior to last Saturday’s road game at national runners-up University of the Cumberlands. The Bears put the sting of three losses behind them with a stunning 22-7 upset win over the No. 23 Patriots on homecoming day. It marked UPIKE’s first road win over the Patriots since 2007. It was also UC’s first homecoming loss since 2006. UPIKE running back Seth Millard ran 21 times for 140 yards and a touchdown and placekicker Caleb Noe booted three more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Miners blast Renegades in battle of unbeatens

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — The battle between two teams tied for third in Class AA turned into a rout. No. 3 Mingo Central built a 28-0 lead against co-No. 3 Westside and the Miners went on to blast the Renegades, 59-16, at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Sept. 19. The Miners are 4-0 for the first time in school history while Westside dropped to 3-1. Mingo Central running back Chance Lester finished with 185 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown and hauled in two passes for 39 yards and another score. more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Letcher Central cruises past Sheldon Clark

BLACKLOG —Letcher Central quarterback Zane Blair threw for two touchdowns and running backs Jaylyn Williams and Hunter Hall rushed for two more each as the Cougars defeated Sheldon Clark, 47-6, at The Rock on Sept. 19. The Cougars snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 3-2 while the Cardinals fell to 1-3. Hall gave LCC the lead on a 46-yard touchdown run with 11 minutes, 14 seconds to play in the first period. Blair then hit Tanner Lucas with an 86-yard scoring pass play to push the lead to 12-0 with 9:20 more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-0) at Middlesboro. . . . . (3-0-1) Date: Sept. 26 Site: Yellowjacket Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 98. 1 FM Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Zach Massengill (Middlesboro) Players to Watch: RB Daric Pugh, PK L. J. Allara (Pikeville); QB Major Edwards, RB Seth Barton (Middlesboro) Last Week’s Results: Pikeville 29, Belfry 20; Middlesboro 48, Harlan 10 more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Bobcats, Valley, East Ridge post home wins

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne amassed nearly 500 yards in total offense as the Bobcats rolled to a 44-0 victory over Knott County Central on Sept. 19. Quarterback Peyton Case completed 13-of-17 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns while running back Jonathan Brock finished with 102 yards on 12 carries and score as Betsy Layne rushed for 233 yard while improving to 3-1. Case added 75 yards on only five carries and scored one touchdown while Nathan Collum added seven carries for 36 yards and a score. Receiver more on this story...  

09/26/2014
High School Volleyball: Allen Central wins ‘Battle of Floyd Co.’

BETSY LAYNE — Allen Central’s Lady Rebels rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Betsy Layne, 3-2, in girls’ high school volleyball action played at D. W. Howard Fieldhouse on Sept. 18. Katie Kendrick finished with 31 kills, eight blocks and 23 digs to lead the Lady Rebels to a 20-25; 25-12; 24-26; 25-19; and 15-10 match win. Sarah Grindrod added 12 kills and 25 digs while Haley Pinson finished with 10 kills and five digs. Jannah Halbert finished with 23 digs and 51 assists. Betsy more on this story...  

09/26/2014
High School Volleyball Roundup: East Ridge tops Jenkins; Betsy Layne tops P’burg

JENKINS — East Ridge’s Britney Tackett had 15 kills as the Lady Warriors defeated Jenkins, 3-0, in girls’ high school volleyball on Sept. 22. Hannah Bevins and Hannah King had six kills apiece in the 25-8; 25-8; and 25-7 match win. Mika Irick finished with 10 serving aces and Paige Potter added 11 assists. Betsy Layne. . . . . . . . . 3 Prestonsburg…. . . . 1 PRESTONSBURG — Betsy Layne’s Emily Kidd had 12 kills and seven digs to help lead the Lady Bobcats to a 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 score on five carries. Sheldon Clark quarterback Blake Harless passed for 123 yards and one touchdown. He was picked off twice. Running back Brandon Butcher rushed 19 times for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Pugh’s three-yard run with 9 minutes, 27 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 Frasure added 69 yards on nine carries and a score as the Blackcats won for the third straight week after an opening-season loss at Pikeville. Receiver Chatlin Jarrell hauled in four passes for 68 yards. Prestonsburg built a 27-point halftime lead against the Pirates, 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 Lady Panthers with 20 kills and 16 digs. Allen Central’s Jannah Halbert had 42 assists in the 25-16; 21-25; 25-22 and 25-22 win. Pikeville’s Alexxa Gearheart finished with 12 kills and five digs while Tori Gayheart and Taunee Justice added 13 and 12 digs 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; 98. 1 FM Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Philip Haywood (Belfry) Players to Watch: RB Daric Pugh, WR Cody Estep (Pikeville); RB Austin Hatfield, QB Keaton Taylor (Belfry) Last Week’s Results: Pikeville 63, Sheldon Clark 20; Belfry 28, Southwestern 7 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 period when quarterback Christian Hagy tossed a three-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Chaney. The Panthers took a 7-6 lead when quarterback Tayten Sykes tossed a six-yard touchdown pass to Brandon McGlothlin and Drake Presley added the kick. East Ridge went back on top at more on this story...  

  

11/21/2014
Tug Valley nips Man, Buffalo next

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Tug Valley’s defense bent but never broke as the Panthers held on in the second half to beat Man, 16-12, in the opening round of the Class A playoffs on the brisk turf at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Nov. 15. The Panthers, now 10-1, beat the Hillbillies (6-5) for the second time this season. Tug Valley won the regular-season showdown, 26-20. Running back Phillip Lucas carried 12 times for 80 yards and quarterback Tyler Conley passed for 79 yards and the game-winning touchdown pass in the second period. more on this story...  

11/21/2014
Miners scalp Indians, Wayne rematch next

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central made sure this game wasn’t going to end as close as the regular-season meeting. The Miners advanced to the second round of the Class AA playoffs with a convincing 35-13 win over Sissonville in a game played at “Buck” Harless Stadium on Nov. 14. Mingo Central, now 10-1, had beaten the Indians (7-4) 28-27 on the road. Running back Joe Hunt rushed 20 times for 119 yards and a touchdown to lead a balanced ground attack. Chase Justice added 96 yards on 21 carries while more on this story...  

11/21/2014
Bears knock off Union, finish season 5-6 overall

BARBOURVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears closed out the season with a 33-20 road win over Union College on Nov. 15. The Bears finished up the season 5-6 overall, and head into the off-season riding a three-game winning streak for first-year head coach Al Holland Jr. UPIKE senior running Seth Millar carried 17 times for 95 yards and Quan Weaver rushed for 72 yards and two scores on 16 rushing attempts. Freshman quarterback Sani Warren completed 19-of-29 passes for 254 yards and one touchdown. He also caught more on this story...  

11/14/2014
Pirates breeze past Generals in opener

GOODY — Defending Class 3A state champion Belfry built a big half-time lead against Jackson County and the Pirates went on to score a 49-6 win in the opening round of the high school football playoffs at CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Nov. 7. The Pirates, now 9-2, rushed for 353 yards as a team and finished with 361 total yards. Running back Austin Hatfield had seven carries for 72 yards and two touchdowns while Cameron Catron, playing for the first time since being injured in the season opener against Henry Clay, added 62 more on this story...  

11/07/2014
PERFECTION: Panthers finish regular season unbeaten for first time since ‘91

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville splashed its way to a perfect regular season. The Panthers, who breezed through their district schedule without allowing a single point, rolled to a 35-7 win over Class 3A Russell at rainy and cold Hillard Howard Field on Halloween night. Pikeville last finished undefeated in 1991. Wide receiver Cody Estep set the school’s all-time career receiving yards record, previously held by Jeremiah Akers, with three catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. Running back Daric Pugh carried 11 times for 100 yards and a more on this story...  

11/07/2014
Allen Central beats Pikeville in title match: Letcher Central claims 14th region crown

HI HAT — Allen Central captured the 15th Region girls’ high school volleyball championship with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Pikeville at South Floyd High School on Oct. 30. Tournament Most Valuable Player Katie Kendrick had 30 kills, three serving aces, nine blocks and 13 digs in the 23-25; 25-22; 25-13; 25-27; and 15-7 win. Sarah Grindrod finished with 15 kills, eight blocks and five digs while Jannah Halbert added 36 assists and six digs. Pikevile’s Alexxa Gearheart totaled 21 kills and Faith Runyon added 16 in the more on this story...  

11/07/2014
Jarrell’s late TD run lifts Blackcats

LOUISA — Prestonsburg quarterback Jarredd Jarrell scored on a four-yard touchdown run with just 38 seconds remaining to lift the Blackcats to a thrilling 27-20 come-from-behind win over Lawrence County on Halloween night. Lawrence County, now 7-3, had taken a 20-19 lead on Dylan Simpkins’ seven-yard run with 6:30 left to play. Austin Chaffin’s point-after kick was good. Jarrell, who managed just 40 yards on nine carries, helped the Blackcats to an 8-2 record and second seed in the upcoming Class 2A playoffs. Running back Dalton Frasure added 197 yards more on this story...  

11/07/2014
Bears fall at No. 1 Kentucky, Tennessee in exhibition games

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Pikeville took an early first-half lead against Tennessee before the Volunteers used a late run in the opening half to pull away and beat the Bears, 80-62, in an exhibition loss at Thompson-Boling Arena on Nov. 3. It marked the second matchup with a Sweet 16 team from the Southeastern Conference in as many nights. Tennessee’s 12-0 run to end the half pushed the Volunteers up 42-31 at the break. K. K. Simmons netted a game-high 30 points for the Bears. He was the more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Pirates ground Hawks

GOODY — Belfry continued its dominance of district opponents as the Pirates cruised to a 43-14 win over Pike County Central at CAM Stadium/Haywood Field on Oct. 24. The Pirates, now 8-1, amassed nearly 550 yards, including 534 on the ground, in dropping the Hawks to 4-5. Belfry’s offensive line was a key factor in the final outcome as four running backs rushed for more than 100 yards each in the win. Running back Keaton Taylor rushed eight times for 144 yards and two scores while quarterback Noah Corbett added more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Panthers hammer Cardinals

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Tug Valley pulled away from Sheldon Clark in the second half as the Panthers rolled to a 36-8 homecoming night win at Bob Brewer Field on Oct. 24. The Panthers, now 8-1, are headed to the post-season playoffs in Class A. Tug Valley faces a huge road test on Oct. 31 against Man (6-2). Tug Valley’s balanced ground attack finished with 255 yards. Justin Baisden led the way with 64 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Phillip Lucas added 44 yards and a score on nine rushes while quarterback more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Allen Central, Belfry advance as top seeds to regional

HI HAT — Regional volleyball power Allen Central captured the 58th District girls’ high school championship with a 3-0 win over Betsy Layne in a match played at South Floyd High School on Oct. 23. The Lady Rebels, now 28-7, and Betsy Layne, now 20-14, advance to the regional tournament. AC’s Katie Kendrick finished with 16 kills, seven blocks and three digs in the 25-15; 25-10; and 25-23 match win. Sarah Grindrod added eight kills and seven digs while Jannah Halbert had 32 of her team’s 35 assists. more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Panthers keep rolling

EASTERN — Pikeville running back Daric Pugh rushed for 132 yards and three, first-quarter touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 41-0 district win over Allen Central at Don Daniels Athletic Complex on Oct. 24. Pugh carried just seven times as the Panthers improved to 9-0. It marked the first time since the 2002 season the Panthers have recorded back-to-back-to-back shutout of district opponents. Running back Ben Maynard added 73 yards on three carries while quarterback Austin Charles completed his only four pass attempts for 103 yards and a touchdown. more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Cougars win first district title since 2009

ERMINE — Letcher Central wasn’t about to let this opportunity slip away. Cougar running back Jaylyn Williams rushed 13 times for 136 yards and three touchdowns as LCC beat Whitley County, 42-28, at Cougar Field on Oct. 24. LCC, now 7-2, won the district championship for the first time since 2009. Quarterback Zane Blair completed 10-of-19 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown while receiver Tanner Lucas hauled in four passes for 113 yards and a score. Letcher Central raced out to a 13-0 lead in more on this story...  

10/31/2014
Bears fall at home to No. 6 Tigers

PIKEVILLE — Sixth-ranked Georgetown scored the game’s final 17 points as the Tigers rallied in the second half to beat the University of Pikeville, 37-26, at Hillard Howard Field on Oct. 25. UPIKE quarterback Sani Warren completed 17-of-31 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns, all to Aaron Jackson, who finished with six catches for 172 yards. Running back Seth Millar led the ground game with 60 yards on eight carries. Tiger quarterback Neal Pawsat made good on 24-of-36 passes for 259 yards and three scores. Receiver A. J. Johnson caught more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Hawks steamroll Cards

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central running back Chris Wesley rushed five times for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help the Hawks to a 40-8 homecoming wins over Sheldon on Oct. 17. Hawk quarterback Mac Justice added 109 yards rushing on nine carries and a touchdown. He also completed 3-of-5 passes for 50 yards and two scores. Wesley’s seven-yard run early in the opening period gave the Hawks a 7-0 lead following Brad Elkins’ point-after-touchdown kick. PCC extended its lead to 14-0 when Justice hit Elkins with a more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Third-ranked Panthers roll in second half

MOUNT ZION, W. Va. — Tug Valley likely secured a post-season playoff berth with a 36-14 win over Calhoun County on Oct. 17. The Panthers, now 7-1 and ranked No. 3 in Class A, used a balanced ground attack to wear down the Red Devils, who fell to 2-6. Panther running back Justin Baisden had eight carries for 45 yards and a touchdown while Phillip Lucas added 37 yards on eight carries. Jeremy Dillon finished with 36 yards on four attempts and Aaron Copley added 29 yards and six carries. more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Valley Cats hold on, beat Eagles

HYDEN — Shelby Valley went on the road to Leslie County and the Wildcats left town with a nail-biting 38-35 win over the previously unbeaten Eagles in a key district matchup on Oct. 17. The Wildcats, now 6-2, built a 38-13 lead before the Eagles stormed back in the second half to make the game close in the end. Shelby Valley running back Chandler Rowe finished with 196 yards and three rushing touchdowns while Kasey Tackett added 99 yards and score on 11 carries. Quarterback Donovan Layne completed four-of-six passes more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Bobcats score road victory

SALYERSVILLE — Betsy Layne went on the road to Magoffin County and the Bobcats won a shootout with the Hornets, winning 52-36 on Oct. 17. Running back Jonathan Brock carried 18 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns while quarterback Peyton Case added 117 yards rushing on 14 attempts as Betsy Layne improved to 5-3. Case completed 14-of-23 passes for 272 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Receiver Dustin Rogers hauled in six catches for 165 yards and two scores. Lako Daniels had three receptions more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Friday Night Lights

SPORTS – Friday Night Lights Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Belfry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (7-1) vs. Pike Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (4-4) Date: Oct. 24 Site: CAM Stadium/Haywood Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 93. 1 FM Coaches: Philip Haywood (Belfry); Shawn Thacker (Pike Central) Players to Watch: QB Noah Corbett, RB Austin Hatfield (Belfry); QB Mac Justice, RB Chris Wesley (Pike Central) Last Week’s Results: Belfry 34, Lawrence County 19; Pike Central 40, Sheldon more on this story...  

10/24/2014
Ball bounces Cougars way in overtime district win

HAZARD — The stars were aligned for Letcher Central in its district showdown with Perry County Central on Oct. 17. Perry Central’s Damon Tobler fumbled at the one-yard line and the ball rolled out of the end zone as the Cougars held on for a thrilling 28-22 win over the Commodores in overtime. Letcher Central, now 6-2, had taken the lead on running back Hunter Hall’s three-yard touchdown run. Quarterback and place-kicker Zane Blair missed the point after. Perry Central, now 1-7, had scored late in the fourth quarter on more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Blackcats escape Wildcats: Second-half surge carries P’burg to big district win

ROBINSON CREEK — Prestonsburg rallied in the second half to turn away Shelby Valley, 26-18, in a district showdown at Teco Field on Oct. 10. The Wildcats, now 5-2, took a 12-6 lead into the dressing room at the break, but the Blackcats (7-1) went in front for good on quarterback Jarredd Jarrell’s one-yard touchdown run with 5 minutes, 1 second left in the third quarter. Jarrell finished 13-of-19 passing for 129 yards and he rushed 16 times for 89 yards and two scores. Dalton Frasure added 60 yards and a touchdown on more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Unbeaten Panthers cruise past Raiders

HI HAT — The previous week off didn’t slow down Pikeville’s high-octane offense. The Panthers ran out to a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 43-0 win over South Floyd in a game played at Raider Stadium on Oct. 10. Pikeville running back Daric Pugh rushed 14 times for 162 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Austin Charles completed 7-of-8 passes for 91 yards and three scores as the Panthers improved to 7-0. Receiver Cody Estep caught three passes for 40 yards and two touchdowns, both coming in the more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Rebels steamroll at home against Hornets

EASTERN — Allen Central dominated play from start to finish as the Rebels rolled to a 48-0 win over Phelps at Don Daniels Athletic Complex on Oct. 10. Running back Jesse Brown rushed nine times for 77 yards and Corey Davis added 50 on six carries. Allen Central’s defense held the Hornets (0-6-1) to minus 11 yards rushing and just two yards total. Quarterback Cameron Blevins completed 3-of-6 passes for 57 yards as the Rebels improved to 2-5. Brown put the Rebels ahead for good more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Warriors storm back in second half to beat Wave

GRUNDY, Va. — East Ridge rallied from a 14-point, halftime deficit to beat Grundy, 22-14, at Nelson Memorial Field on Oct. 10. The Warriors, now 3-5, spoiled homecoming for the Golden Wave and the victory was the first ever in the series. Brody Johnson tossed a 56-yard touchdown pass to Kaleb Fields with 1 minute, 19 seconds left in the game to give East Ridge its only lead of the night. The Warriors had tied the game on the strength of two, third-quarter touchdowns. Barry more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Eagles turn over Bobcats in district matchup

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne turned the football over six times, including three interceptions by Leslie County’s James Brock, as the Bobcats fell 44-30 in a game played at Bobcat Field on Oct. 10. Bobcat quarterback Peyton Case completed 19-of-33 passes for 303 yards and three scores, but was picked off four times as Betsy Layne fell to 4-3. Receiver Lako Daniels had eight catches for 144 yards and a score while Dustin Rogers hauled in five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. Andrew Tackett snatched four passes for 56 yards and more on this story...  

10/17/2014
Runyon leads Pikeville past South Floyd

HI HAT — Pikeville’s Faith Runyon finished with 15 kills, 14 digs, three aces, two blocks and one assist in the Lady Panthers 3-0 win over South Floyd in girls’ high school volleyball action played on Oct. 13. Alexxa Gearheart added 14 kills and eight digs in the 25-11; 25-18; and 25-22 match win. Tori Gayheart finished with 18 digs and Taunee Justice added 31 assists and 11 digs. Paintsville…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. 3 Magoffin Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. 0 PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville’s Kerrigan Samons had more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Betsy Layne Bobcats top Raiders in shootout

STANVILLE — The one thing you can count on when Betsy Layne and South Floyd clash on the gridiron — lots of scoring. The Bobcats stormed back from 20 points down in the first half to pull away and beat the Raiders, 64-44, in a game played at Betsy Layne Field on Oct. 2. Bobcat quarterback Peyton Case completed 10-of-17 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns and he rushed for 111 yards and three scores on 13 carries as Betsy Layne beat South Floyd for the fifth straight time. more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Hawks fall to Eagles on the road

WESTWOOD — Pike Central quarterback Mac Justice rushed 22 times for 211 yards and passed for 173, but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks fell at Fairview, 47-30, in a game played on Oct. 2. Justice struggled through the air, completing just 11-of-31 attempts. He was picked off three times, including one that was returned for a touchdown, as the Hawks fell to 3-3. Running back Chris Wesley added 107 yards on 10 carries and receiver Brad Elkins hauled in five passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. He also booted a field more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Panthers turn away Warriors

LICK CREEK — Tug Valley’s balanced attack was simply too much for host East Ridge as the Panthers scored a 49-30 win at The Reservation on Oct. 2. Panther quarterback Tyler Conley completed 8-of-18 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns and he caught a pair of touchdown passes as Tug Valley improved to 5-1. All-purpose back Jeremy Dillon hauled in three catches for 88 yards and he tossed both TD passes to Conley. Austin Baisden had two catches for 31 yards and two scores. Running back Phillip Lucas had more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Tigers build big lead, hold off Eagles

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville’s ball-control offense kept the pigskin out of Lexington Christian’s hands for more than 31 minutes as the Tigers scored a 24-12 win in the Apple Bowl played at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 2. Tiger quarterback Kash Daniel completed 12-of-19 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 91 yards as Paintsville improved to 5-1. Running back Daymion Belcher added 138 yards on the ground as the Tigers amassed 435 yards in total offense. Receiver Luke Daniels had 126 yards receiving and a touchdown. more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Shelby Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-1) vs. Prestonsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1) Date: Oct. 10 Site: Teco Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: 103. 1 FM; 95. 5 FM Coaches: Eric Ratliff (Shelby Valley); John DeRossett (Prestonsburg) Players to Watch: RB Chander Rowe, RB Kasey Tackett (Shelby Valley); RB Dalton Frasure, WR Jackson Reed (Prestonsburg) Last Week’s Results: Shelby Valley 44, Grundy, VA 0; Prestonsburg 34, Hazard 26 more on this story...  

10/10/2014
Dawgs rally late to stun Bears

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears (UPIKE) saw another big fourth-quarter lead slip away as Cumberland (TN) rallied to tie the game late in regulation and the Bulldogs went on to score a heartbreaking 36-30 win at Howard Field in overtime on Oct. 4. CU running back Brandon Mallory scored on a one-yard run in the extra period to cap the comeback. It marked the second straight year the Bears let a late lead against the Bulldogs get away. UPIKE , now 2-4, look to have the game well in hand when more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Panthers knock off Rebels in triple overtime

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. – Tug Valley’s Jeremy Dillon took a screen pass from quarterback Tyler Conley in triple overtime and raced 27 yards into the end zone to give the Panthers a 32-26 win over Tolsia at Bob Brewer Field on Sept. 26. It marked the second straight week the Panthers (4-1) had to win in overtime. Two weeks ago they knocked off Haysi (VA) in double overtime. Dillon finished the game with four catches for 63 yards and a pair of scores. He had 10 tackles on defense and forced two fumbles. more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Blackcats hammer Bobcats

PRESTONSBURG —Prestonsburg raced out to a big first-half lead against Betsy Layne and the Blackcats rolled to a 63-12 win at Josh Francis Field on Sept. 26. Blackcat signal-caller Jarredd Jarrell completed 12-of-19 passes for 272 yards and five touchdowns as Prestonsburg improved to 5-1. He also rushed six times for 83 yards. Running back Dalton Frasure added 117 yards on 10 carries while receiver Jackson Reed hauled in four catches for 101 yards and three scores. Chatlin Jarrell caught four passes for 80 yards. Betsy Layne quarterback Peyton Case more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Early mistakes doom Miners

WAYNE, W. Va. —Wayne’s dominance of Mingo County schools continued as the Pioneers scored a 42-29 win over Class AA No. 3 Mingo Central at Pioneer Field on Sept. 26. The 16th-ranked Pioneers, now 3-1, took advantage of early Miner turnovers to build a 21-0 lead in the opening quarter. Mingo Central quarterback Stevie Hammond completed 8-of-15 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 10 times for 58 yards. Running back Chase Justice finished with 107 yards on 14 carries. Receiver Stephen Whitt had two catches for 75 more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Big second half lifts Letcher Central

SOMERSET — Letcher Central rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Somerset, 42-26, at Clark Field on Sept. 26. Quarterback Zane Blair hit 10-of-17 passes for 158 yards and four touchdowns as the Cougars improved to 4-2. Receiver Josh Lee hauled in two passes for 55 yards. Both went for scores. Running back Jaylyn Williams had 10 carries for 79 yards and Hunter Hall added 54 on 12 rushes and a touchdown as LCC amassed 400 yards. The Cougars overcame 160 yards in penalties. more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Pikeville boys top Paintsville, Prestonsburg

PAINTSVILLE —Pikeville’s Denton Heffington scored two goals as the visiting Panthers beat Paintsville, 4-2, in boys’ high school soccer action played at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 29. Connor Risner and Carter Tackett added one goal each while Cade Byers had two assists and Hunter Heffington added one. Johnson Cent. . . …. 5 Prestonsburg…. . . . 1 PAINTSVILLE —Johnson Central’s Max Lehmann scored two goals and Riley Crum added one goal and one assist as the Golden Eagles defeated Prestonsburg, 5-1, in boys’ high school soccer action played more on this story...  

10/03/2014
Belfry crushes SC; Tigers roll past Hornets

GOODY — Belfry sophomore quarterback Noah Corbett stepped in to replace the injured Keaton Taylor and guided the Pirates to a 49-0 district win over Sheldon Clark at CAM Stadium on Sept. 26. Corbett completed three-of-five passes for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns and he rushed for another as the Pirates bounced back from a 29-20 loss two weeks ago at Pikeville to improve to 4-1. Running back Austin Hatfield added 56 yards rushing on four carries and a score while Corbett finished with 36 yards on four rushes. more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Panthers dominate, beat defending champs: Pikeville ends 13-game losing streak to Belfry

PIKEVILLE — This moment was a long time coming for the undefeated Pikeville Panther football team. Running back Daric Pugh rushed for 134 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 29-20 victory over previously unbeaten Belfry at Hillard Howard Field on Sept. 19. It was Pikeville’s first win over the Pirates (31-14) since 2000, a year that saw the Panthers advance to the state semifinals before falling to state runners-up Newport Central Catholic, 28-14. Pikeville, now 5-0, dominated both sides of the football more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Prestonsburg holds off Pike Central, 31-22

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg built a 21-point halftime lead against Pike County Central and the Blackcats held off the Hawks for a 31-22 win at Josh Francis Field on Sept. 19. The game featured two of the area’s top quarterbacks in Prestonsburg’s Jarredd Jarrell and Central’s Mac Justice. Jarrell completed 7-of-13 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns while Justice was 18-of-27 for 196 yards and three scores. Each was picked off once. Prestonsburg running back Dalton Frasure carried 16 times for 69 yards and a touchdown. He also had a receiving more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Tug Valley wins double OT thriller

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Tug Valley running back Dylan Dotson scored on a one-yard run in the second overtime and the Panthers defense stopped Haysi (Va. ) on its final possession to escape with a 22-14 win over the Tigers at Bob Brewer Field on Sept. 19. The Panthers, now 3-1, forced overtime with a five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Conley to Corbin Oliver with 7 minutes, 42 seconds left in regulation. Conley completed 13-of-27 passes for 114 yards. He was picked off four times. Dotson put the Panthers in front 6-0 early on more on this story...  

09/26/2014
Paintsville rolls past Allen Central, 51-8

EASTERN — Paintsville running back Daymion Belcher rushed for 125 yards and 12 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 51-8 win over Allen Central at Donnie Daniels Field on Sept. 19. Belcher scored on runs of 18, 35 and 3 yards to help the Tigers improve to 3-1. The Rebels fell to 1-4. Paintville grabbed a 14-0, first-quarter lead on touchdown runs by Belcher of 18 yards and quarterback Kash Daniel on a 44-yard run. The Rebels closed to within 14-8 on running back Corey more on this story...  

09/26/2014
High School Soccer: Belfry boys, girls top Mingo Central

GOODY — Belfry built a five-goal, halftime lead against Mingo Central and the Pirates went on to score an 8-0 victory in boys’ high school soccer action played at Massey Field on Sept. 20. The Pirates, now 6-5-0, had 34 shots on goal while the Miners (3-5-0) managed just six. Miner goalkeeper Todd Slone finished with 12 saves. Belfry’s Matt Lambert scored four goals and Blake Mendoza added two goals and two assists while Dylan Brown and Ashton Leedy added one apiece. Leedy also had an assist. more on this story...  

09/26/2014
College Football: No. 19 Blue Raiders pound Bears

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville (UPIKE) Bears struggled on both sides of the football in a 44-14 home loss to No. 19 Lindsey Wilson College at the W. C. Hambley Athletic Complex on Sept. 20. LWC quarterback Branden Cresap passed for 271 yards and three scores as the Blue Raiders improved to 3-1. UPIKE quarterback Tyler Guffey completed just four-of-10 passes for 32 yards and backup R. J. Rosemond Jr. , converted on five-of-12 attempts for 57 yards as the Bears managed just 89 yards through the air. Running back Seth more on this story...  

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 Field on Sept. 12. Hammond’s pass pulled the Miners (3-0) even and place-kicker Joseph Harrison’s fourth PAT kick sealed the win. Mingo Central was ousted in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs one year ago by the Indians, 28-18, on a night 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 Woolum for a big gain that set up another score to help the Pirates improve to 3-0. Running back Austin Hatfield added 91 yards and two scores on 14 carries and Xondre Willis rushed four times for 87 yard to help aid the ground attack. 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 regulation. Brent Bartley, Luke Daniels and “E” Collins all scored on penalty kicks for the Tigers, now 4-2. Paintsville goalie Andrew Rice had 13 saves. Perry Cent. . . . . . . …. 5 Belfry………. . . . . . …1 HAZARD — Perry 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 road loss two weeks ago at Meadow Bridge. Copley rushed 12 times for 64 yards and quarterback Tyler Conley completed 9-of-18 passes for 79 yards and s score. After a scoreless first quarter, Tug Valley took an 8-0 lead when Copley ran eight 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 time. Betsy Layne compiled 502 total yards while limiting Allen Central to just 87 yards. Quarterback Peyton Case completed 22-of-33 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed 13 times for 72 yards. He was picked off once. Receiver 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 to pull the Hawks (3-1) to within one at 33-32. Quarterback Mac Justice then rolled left and hit Andrew Fields for the game-winning, two-point conversion. The Cougars, now 2-2, had one last chance but was stopped on downs after two penalties had moved the ball into Pike more on this story...  

 






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