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09/03/2015
Volleyball Roundup

EASTERN - Allen Central advanced to the All "A" Classic semifinals with a 2-0 victory over East Ridge in a match played at J. E. Campbell Arena on Sept. 1. Sarah Grindrod had seven kills, five blocks and five digs in the 25-22 and 25-14 win. All-American Katie Kendrick finished with 13 kills and four digs while Jannah Halbert had eight digs and 24 assists. Hannah King had five kills while Allie Slone totaled eight digs and Lesli Fleenor had seven for the Lady Warriors. Pikeville………. 2 more on this story...  

09/03/2015
Bears pull away, beat Rams in opener

PIKEVILLE - Elijah Bell's 44-yard punt return early in the first quarter put the University of Pikeville in front and the Bears went on to beat Bluefield College, 32-13, in the Mid-South Conference football opener for both team at the W. C. Hambley Athletic Complex on Aug. 27. Place-kicker Damir Karapandzic added three first-half field goals and the defense added a safety as the Bears took an 18-6 lead into the locker room. Bluefield College closed to within 18-13 on Rodrell Smith's 91-yard kickoff return to start the second half. It was as close more on this story...  

08/28/2015
Letcher Central 49 ~ Pike Central 34: Williams powers Cougars past pesky Hawks

ERMINE — Pike County Central head football coach Shawn Thacker was well aware of how good Letcher Central running back Jaylyn Williams was long before the season opener played at Cougar Field on Aug. 21. Williams rushed 29 times for 430 yards and six touchdowns to help the Cougars shake loose and beat the Hawks, 49-34, in the Sports “R” Us Bowl. Pike Central took the opening kickoff and used better than five minutes off the clock, scoring on quarterback Seth Conn’s two-yard run with 6 minutes, 47 seconds left. Brice Elkins’ kick more on this story...  

08/28/2015
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: 31st annual Pike County Bowl East Ridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-1) vs. Phelps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-1) Date: Aug. 28 Site: CAM Stadium Kickoff: 6:05 p. m. Radio: 93. 1 FM Coaches: Butch Joplin (Phelps); Brad Allen (East Ridge) Players to Watch: QB Bailey Hurley, RB Andrew Prater (Phelps); RB Trey Little, RB Brody Johnson (East Ridge) Last Week’s Results: Knott County Central 33, more on this story...  

08/28/2015
Paintsville 46 ~ Sheldon Clark 12: Tigers start quick, rout Cards

BLACKLOG — Paintsville running back Kent Phelps ran 65 yards for a touchdown just 16 seconds into the game and the Tigers went on to roll past Sheldon Clark, 46-12, in the season opener played at The Rock on Aug. 21. Phelps, who missed last year because of an injury, carried only five times for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Kentucky-signee quarterback Kash Daniel had five rushes as well for 75 yards and three scores. The Tigers stretched their lead to 13-0 when Daniel ran 17 yards with 8 minutes, 24 more on this story...  

08/28/2015
High School Volleyball: Lady Cats ‘Serve-It-Up,’ win tourney

PAINTSVILLE — Betsy Layne’s Lady Cats went a perfect 5-0 in the Johnson Central Serve-It-Up Invitational to capture the crown in matches played on Aug. 22. The five wins moved the Lady Cats to a perfect 7-0 this season. Victories came over Boyd County (25-9, 25-6), Russell (25-18, 25-15), Leslie County (25-7, 25-21), Phelps (25-11, 25-9) and Lewis County (25-18, 25-18). In the win over Russell, Lakeisha Crum had six kills and four digs while Kourtney Watkins had five serving aces and four blocks. Alex Hunter finished with 16 assists. more on this story...  

08/28/2015
High School Soccer: Oneida tops PHS; Belfry boys blank Johnson Central

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Denton Heffington scored the Panthers’ lone goal off an assist from Campbell Dawahare in a 6-1 loss to Oneida Baptist Institute in a match played at Bob Amos Park on Aug. 22. Alex Assa had three goals in the win while Kaleb Atanafie, Eyob Kassaye and Ola Onitiri added one apiece. Boyd County…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Johnson Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 CANNONSBURG — Boyd County’s Tanner Evans scored two goals and Zach McConnell added one goal and one assist as he Lions knocked off Johnson Central, more on this story...  

08/20/2015
31st annual Pike County Bowl set

PIKEVILLE — The games are set for the 31st annual Pike County Bowl scheduled for Aug. 28-29. Sponsors Community Trust Bank and WYMT-TV made it official during the annual luncheon held on Aug. 18. Friday night’s games will be played at Belfry’s CAM Stadium and will feature a matchup between East East and Phelps at 6:05 p. m. , followed by Tates Creek and Belfry at approximately 8:35 p. m. The action will shift to the W. C. Hambley Athletics Complex on Saturday as Shelby Valley tackles Pike County Central at 6:05 p. m. The more on this story...  

08/20/2015
Friday Night Lights

Here is a look at this weekend’s high school football matchups: Prestonsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) vs. Pikeville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) Date: Aug. 21 Site: Josh Francis Field Kickoff: 7:30 p. m. Radio: Coaches: John DeRossett (Prestonsburg); Chris McNamee (Pikeville) Players to Watch: RB Dalton Frasure, K Tate Greene, (Prestonsburg); RB Daric Pugh, WR A. J. Vanderbeck, (Pikeville). Letcher Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) vs. Pike Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (0-0) Date: Aug . 21 more on this story...  

08/03/2015
Kenny Huffman Classic field set

PIKEVILLE — A tennis tournament has honored the memory of a renowned tennis player and provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors for decades. The 42nd Annual Kenny Huffman Memorial Tennis Classic will be held July 31-Aug. 2 at Bob Amos Park in Pikeville. The tournament exists to promote the growth of tennis at all levels of play, to honor Kenny Huffman’s memory and provide scholarships to eastern Kentucky tennis players. Huffman, an alumnus of Pikeville High School, Pikeville College and Morehead State University, started playing tennis when he was more on this story...  

07/24/2015
Choosing the right kayak for fishing, safety

FRANKFORT — The first time I fished a stream out of a kayak, you may have heard the oaths I swore in Tennessee. It was a short, cockpit or sit-in style kayak. I had a hard time controlling its tippy tendencies. After an hour or so, my back began to hurt trying to keep the boat in position to properly fish. I had little room to stow my rod and tackle. I eventually bought a personal pontoon boat for my stream fishing, forsaking a kayak because of this bad experience. more on this story...  

07/03/2015
UPIKE Bears will play five home games

PIKEVILLE —  The University of Pikeville football team will be opening the 2015 season under the lights as it hosts Bluefield (Va. ) at 7 p. m. ET on Aug. 27 at the Hambley Athletic Complex. It’s one of five home dates on the schedule released by second-year UPIKE head coach Allan Holland Jr. Other dates in Pikeville include a Sept. 12 matchup with Point (Ga. ), Oct. 3 against Cumberland (Tenn. ), Oct. 31 for homecoming against Union and senior day on Nov. 14 against Georgetown. UPIKE finished 5-6 overall last season and 4-2 in more on this story...  

06/23/2015
Pike County Academic/Athletic Hall of Fame: Banquet honors outstanding students, teams

PIKEVILLE — It was a night of celebration as Pike County Schools inducted the newest members of the Academic/Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on June 8. The Class of 2015 included four Belfry High School students, varsity and middle school football teams as well as two Pike County Central students, one Shelby Valley student and members of the Johns Creek competition cheerleading team. Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Commissioner Julian Tackett served as guest speaker for the dinner and awards banquet. more on this story...  

05/29/2015
Warriors, Rebels, Panthers, Pirates bounced

STONECREST — East Ridge missed early scoring opportunities against Lawrence County and the Warriors fell to the Bulldogs, 5-0, in the 15th Region Tournament opening round played at Prestonsburg Sports Park on May 25. The Bulldogs, now 21-15, advanced to the semifinals against Paintsville (25-8). The Warriors season ends at 11-11. Noah Lambert reached on a base hit and scored the game’s first run in the third and it would be all that winning pitcher Eric Salyers would need. Brad Parker reached and scored on pinch-hitter J. T. Hall’s double to more on this story...  

05/22/2015
Panthers knock off Warriors

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville knocked off East Ridge for the third time this season in four games, beating the Warriors, 4-2, in the 59th District Tournament championship game played at Davis Park on May 20. The Panthers, now 24-12, used a three-run, third inning to take the lead for good in dropping East Ridge to 11-10. Michael McDonald and Cody Estep each doubled and scored in the inning and Connor Risner, who started the inning with a single, also scored. McDonald singled and scored in the seventh. Christian Hagy doubled home more on this story...  

05/22/2015
Pikeville falls at Fairview; Belfry drops two

FAIRVIEW — Pikeville saw a late lead against Fairview slip away as the Lady Panthers fell 8-5 in the regular season finale played on May 16. Alexis Stanley had two hits and Emily Hughes added one hit and drove in one run as Pikeville dropped to 16-16 heading into district play. Erika Conn took the loss. At Fairview SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E PHS (16-16)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110  001  2 – 5-8-1 FV (14-15)……. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 004  004  x – 8-7-1 more on this story...  

05/15/2015
East Ridge tops SV

LICK CREEK — East Ridge honored seniors Paige Potter and Chelsea Justice and then the Lady Warriors topped Shelby Valley, 12-2, in the completion of a suspended game played at the Reservation on May 12. Britney Tackett had three hits, including a pair of triples, scored three runs and drove home four as the Lady Warriors improved to 11-13. Kailee Slone had two hits, one a double, scored twice and knocked home four runs while Alli Slone singled and batted a pair. Kelsey Damron singled and scored three times. Abby Smallwood doubled home more on this story...  

05/08/2015
High School Baseball/Softball Roundup: Warriors roll past Hornets; Belfry tops Pikeville

LICK CREEK — East Ridge pounded out 15 hits and the Warriors cruised to a 9-1 win over Phelps in a game played at the Reservation on May 5. Winning pitcher Christian Hagy had three hits, walked and drove in one run as East Ridge improved to 9-6. Chris Little and Elijah Epling added two hits apiece while Jacob Chaney walked and batted in one run. Phelps’ Gavin Wolford took the loss as the Hornets fell to 4-11. At Lick Creek SCORE more on this story...  

05/08/2015
HIgh School Softball Roundup: LCC blanks JC; Belfry, ER Phelps post wins

ERMINE – Letcher Central pounded out 13 hits, including four off the bat of Carli Combs, as the Lady Cougars cruised to a 7-0 win over Jackson City in a game played on May 2. Combs added two RBIs as Central improved to 9-6. Emily Johnson had two hits and Cheyanne Stidham drove in two runs to back the four-hit pitching of Makaley Johnson. Hannah Wampler singled and batted in one run. At Ermine SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E more on this story...  

05/01/2015
LCC tops Valley; Panthers beat Cougars, Cats

PIKEVILLE — Letcher Central built a seven-run lead against Shelby Valley and went on to score an 8-2 win in the Pikeville Panther Classic played at Davis Park on April 25. Max Baker had two hits and drove in three runs as the Cougars improved to 9-13. Gregory Kincer added two hits and batted in a pair of runs while Andrew Fields knocked in two runs. Israel Terry was the winning pitcher while Ty Riddle took the loss for Valley, now 2-11. At Pikeville more on this story...  

04/24/2015
Allen Central tops P’burg; Bucs beat Man

DRIFT — Allen Central’s Kane Taylor delivered a walk-off, two-run double down the left field line to score Coltin Parsons and Dillon Lawson in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally the Rebels to a thrilling 7-6 win over Prestonsburg in a game played at Johnny Turner Field on April 21. The Rebels, now 10-5, had built a 5-1 lead before the Blackcats rallied to take a 6-5 lead with a three-run, sixth inning. Dustin Johnson added two singles and scored two runs. Parsons singled, scored and drove in one more on this story...  

04/24/2015
Gannon’s hit lifts Belfry; JHS, ER post wins

INEZ — Belfry’s Kendra Gannon hit an RBI-single to right field to score teammate Cierra Smith with the winning run in the top of the ninth inning as the Lady Pirates beat Sheldon Clark, 6-5, in a game played on April 20. Candice Gilman added an RBI-single and Kenna Maynard added a two-run single in Belfry’s four-run, sixth inning. Belfry improved to 10-8 while the Lady Cardinals fell to 6-9. Carla Mullins took the loss. At Inez SCORE BY INNINGS:                               more on this story...  

04/24/2015
Bears struggle in road series at Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG — The University of Pikeville dropped a 9-1 decision in game two and was swept in a doubleheader played on April 18. Cody Chagnon doubled and drove in one run and Jacob DiThomas had a pair of hits as the Bears fell to 15-24. Josh Bailey singled and scored. James Brooks took the nightcap loss. In the opener, Chagnon belted a home run, singled and drove in two runs as the Bears fell 8-7. Bailey added two hits, scored once and batted in three. Erik Manning collected three hits, including more on this story...  

04/15/2015
Gannon hits, pitches Belfry past Bat Kats

GOODY — Belfry’s Kendra Gannon hit and pitched the Lady Pirates to an 11-1 win over Shelby Valley in a game played at Massey Energy Field on April 11. Gannon doubled, singled and scored twice while Alex Smith knocked home two runs as Belfry improved to 7-5. Shelby Valley’s Courtney Coleman was tagged with the loss. At Goody SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E SV (5-11)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 010  00 –  1-1-3 BHS (7-5)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204  23 – 11-6-1 Pitching: more on this story...  

04/10/2015
Blackcats nip Panthers; Rebels, Cats roll

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg courtesy runner Ryne Slone raced home with the game’s only run when Travis Powers reached on a fielder’s choice with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Blackcats to a 1-0 win over Pikeville in the 15th Region All “A” Classic played at StoneCrest Field on April 8. The Blackcats, now winners of four straight after seven losses to open the season, managed only a single off the bat of Grant Martin against losing pitcher Isaac Lucas to start the game-winning rally. Pikeville, which fell more on this story...  

04/10/2015
High School Softball roundup: East Ridge rallies past Bat Kats; Jenkins, Belfry, BL, Pikeville post wins

ROBINSON CREEK — East Ridge rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh inning to score a thrilling 3-2 win over Shelby Valley in a game played on April 2. Paige Potter and Lesli Fleenor each singled and drove home one run apiece while Kailee Slone added two hits and scored as the Lady Warriors improved to 3-1. Potter also scored. Hannah Coleman was the winning pitcher while McKenzie Johnson took the loss for the Bat Kats, who fell to 3-7. Sydney Jones singled while Ashley Causey and more on this story...  

04/03/2015
Medical Leader All-Area Boys’ Basketball Team: Miller caps career as Player of the Year: Mingo Central’s Napier tabbed top coach

PIKEVILLE — East Ridge senior Johnny Miller was a true “Warrior” his entire career on the basketball court. Miller helped his team reach the 15th Region Tournament this past season, and was instrumental in East Ridge’s upset win over Sheldon Clark in the All A Tournament. The ER standout was honored today by being named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year. Miller averaged better than 19 points per game. “He was a tremendously hard worker who loved to play the game,” East Ridge head coach Randy more on this story...  

04/03/2015
High School Baseball Roundup: Wright hurls no-hitter in Central rout: Rebels rough up Cats in double dip

ROBINSON CREEK — Pike County Central pitcher Dylan Wright tossed a no-hitter as the Hawks beat Shelby Valley, 14-1, in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 25. Wright struck out four and walked four as Central improved to 3-2. Valley dropped to 0-4. Caleb Godsey had two hits, including a triple, scored twice and drove in four runs to lead a 10-hit attack by the Hawks. Charlie Coakley added a pair of singles, scored and batted in three while Brad Elkins and Andrew Fields added two singles, scored twice and more on this story...  

04/03/2015
Quigley named second team All-American

PIKEVILLE — For the first time in 12 years, the University of Pikeville has an NAIA Women’s Basketball All-American as senior Khalilah Quigley earned second-team honors, officials from the national office announced. Quigley joins Amanda Collins and Teccoa Gallion as the only All-Americans in Pikeville history as Collins earned third-team honors three times from 2001-03 and Gallion was a second-team choice following the 2003 season. It’s been a decorated final campaign for Quigley as she was also named First Team All Mid-South Conference and took home MSC Player of the Week honors a program-record three times. more on this story...  

04/03/2015
A cause for celebration: UPIKE women bring home national title

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The University of Pikeville welcomed a new national title this week, and it was cause for celebration on the UPIKE campus Monday. The UPIKE women’s bowling team won the 2015 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Invitational with a 3-0 win over Robert Morris University in Illinois on March 29. It marks the second time the women’s team won the NAIA Invitational since bowling was added to the tournament lineup in 2011. UPIKE won this title in 2012 and, with this latest win, now has four national championship more on this story...  

03/27/2015
East Ridge rallies past Pike Central: Pikeville knocks off Johnson Central, 4-1

LICK CREEK — East Ridge rallied to score four times in the bottom of the fifth inning and held on 4to beat Pike County Central, 7-5, in a game played at the Reservation on March 24. Allie Slone singled, scored and drove in a pair of runs while Cianna Stewart had one hit and knocked home two other runs in the season opener. Kelsey Dawson singled, scored and batted in one and Paige Potter singled and scored twice. Mollie Huffman had two hits for Central, including a double, and scored once. Taylor Sowards more on this story...  

03/27/2015
Bears sweep Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The University of Pikeville completed a doubleheader sweep of Shawnee State University with a 2-1 win in game two played at SSU Field on March 24. The Bears, now 9-7, took the opener 1-0. UPIKE hurlers Sydney Morris and Hawley Ill were superb as the Bears recorded their third twinbill sweep this season. Morris allowed just two hits in game two while Ill allowed just four in the game one win. In the nightcap, Breana Pineda and Sydney Beckelhymer each singled and scored while Kayla Brown had more on this story...  

03/20/2015
UPIKE rally falls short, 80-71

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — After trailing by as many as 19 points in the second half, sixth-seeded University of Pikeville was within four of No. 3-seed Langston (Okla. ) with under two minutes to play, but the comeback came up short in the end for an 80-71 loss in the first round of the NAIA National Championship on March 18. Against a team that was beating its opponents by nearly 30 points per game, the Bears showed no fear, even after trailing by 15 at halftime and by double digits for most of the second half. more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Rebels rough up Pirates

GOODY — Allen Central erupted for six innings in the top of the first inning and went on to hammer Belfry, 13-5, in the season opener for both teams played at Massey Energy Field on March 16. Steven Howard had three hits, scored twice and batted in four runs while Kane Taylor added two hits, two runs and two RBIs. Tanner Hamilton doubled, scored and knocked in two runs while Cameron Blevins singled and scored twice. Jacob Francisco had two hits, scored and drove in one run for the Pirates. Jordan Scott had more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Panthers fall in season opener

PIKEVILLE — Paintsville’s Luke Daniels drove home two runs with a base hit in the top of the eighth inning and the Tigers held off Pikeville for an 8-7 win in the season opener for both teams played at Davis Park on March 12. With the game tied at 4-all in the top of the seventh, the Tigers grabbed a 6-4 lead on a two-run single off the bat of Gabe Burchell. Daniels had singled and scored while Kash Daniel walked and scored. Pikeville came right back to tie the game at 6-all more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Women run win streak to six games

PIKEVILLE — Six straight wins and counting. The University of Pikeville Bears took a doubleheader from Union College at Paul Butcher Field, winning 10-2 and 7-4 in games played on March 17. Third baseman Breana Pineda blasted her third home run of the season while going 3-for-3 in the opener. She also doubled and singled in game two. Designated player Hawley Ill tripled and added two hits and a run scored in the nightcap while outfielder Haley Jo Patton added a double, scored and drove in one run. more on this story...  

03/13/2015
Golden Eagles ground Hawks

PIKEVILLE — The mountain was simply too high to climb for Pike County Central Three-time defending champion Johnson Central used a 14-0 run midway through the opening quarter to take the lead away from the Hawks and cruise to an 80-63 win in the 15th Region Boys’ Tournament semifinal-round game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 9. The loss ended PCC season at 17-14 under first-year coach Keith May while the Golden Eagles, now 22-9, advanced to the championship game against Lawrence County. Inside post-player Ethan Blackburn, more on this story...  

03/13/2015
15th Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament: PCC, JC, LC, SC advance to semis

PIKEVILLE — Pike County Central punched it ticket into the semifinals with a convincing 82-51 win over South Floyd in the 15th Region Boys’ Tournament opening round played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 7. The Hawks, who improved to 17-13 and advanced to face three-time defending champion Johnson Central, built a 39-23 halftime lead. South Floyd, which finished its season at 12-18, lost its leading scorer Andrew Tackett to an injury early on and never recovered. Ryan Eads came off the PCC bench to score 12 points more on this story...  

03/13/2015
15th Region Girls’ Basketball Tournament: Belfry, Prestonsburg fall in semis; JC takes title

PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central’s Lady Golden Eagles are headed back to the state tournament. JC pulled away from 57th District rival Sheldon Clark in the final eight minutes to score a 62-46 win in the 15th Region Girls Tournament championship game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 8. The Lady Cardinals, who finished the season at 17-11, lost three of four meetings for JC, including both post-season games. Emily Waller poured in a game-high 20 points and Hope Lafferty chipped in 10 for the Lady Cardinals. more on this story...  

03/13/2015
UPIKE completes home sweep of Goshen

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville completed a four-game sweep of Goshen (Ind. ) College, taking a doubleheader played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on March 9. The Bears took the nightcap 12-3, after winning game one by a 9-5 margin. Josh Bailey was the winning pitcher in game two while Dalton Dahley earned the win in game one. Bailey was a force at the plate as well for the Bears. He drove in six runs, including four in the opener, doubled and scored two runs while pounding out six hits. more on this story...  

03/06/2015
Baker fuels Belfry win; Betsy Layne falls to JC

PIKEVILLE — Belfry’s Emily Baker wasn’t about to let the season end for her basketball team. Baker poured in a game-high 32 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out six assists and had five steals in leading the Lady Pirates to a 72-63 win over East Ridge in the 15th Region Girls’ Tournament opener played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 2. The Lady Pirates, now 16-11, took the lead for good at 62-60 on Baker’s basket with 1 minute, 21 seconds left to play. East Ridge, which finished more on this story...  

03/06/2015
Mingo Central tops Scott; LCC, Belfry, P’burg advance

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — Mingo Central’s Lady Miners are sectional champions for the first time in school history. The Lady Miners defeated Scott, 61-45, to claim the title in a game played at historic Williamson Field House on Feb. 27. Hannah Church poured in a game-high 20 points to lead a trio of Lady Miners, now 14-8, in double figures. Tyshira Joplin followed with 17 and Makazia Rhodes hit for 11. Blair Byrnside paced the Lady Skyhawks (8-13) with 17 points. Mingo Central now advances to more on this story...  

03/06/2015
Best weather conditions for planning spring fishing trips

By LEE McCLELLAN Kentucky Afield Magazine There is a saying in fishing that goes “the best time to go fishing is when you can. ” With the frenetic pace and busy schedules of modern life, the saying is true more than ever. However, if you only have a few weekends each spring to fish, the experience yields more stress reduction, enjoyment and memories if the fish bite like crazy. Studying the long range forecast before planning a fishing trip and looking for the right trends helps bring you a more on this story...  

03/06/2015
Why buying your fishing license is important

FRANKFORT — It is the time of year anglers must make an investment in their future fishing. Current 2014-2015 fishing licenses expire this weekend. If you plan to fish on or after March 1, you’ll need a new fishing license. A Kentucky resident annual fishing license sets you back $20. This isn’t as cheap as it was 20 years ago, but it is still a great bargain for all you receive in return. “We do not receive General Fund state tax dollars for our funding,” said Jeff Ross, assistant director of more on this story...  

02/27/2015
ER, BELFRY girls punch their ticket

ROBINSON CREEK — East Ridge stormed back in the final quarter to defeat Pikeville, 46-42, in a 59th District game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 25. The Warriors, now 18-9, beat the Panthers (14-16) for the fourth time this season and advanced to the 15th Region Tournament along with Shelby Valley. Those two teams squared off in the title game last night. Lesli Fleenor led the way with a game-high 14 points while Chelsea Justice tossed in nine. Pikeville was paced by Alexxa Gearheart and Savanna more on this story...  

02/19/2015
Pirates rally past Robertson Co.

CARLISLE — Belfry rallied in the final eight minutes to take the lead away from Robertson County to score a 58-54 win in the Nicholas County Shoot for the Cure played on Feb. 14. Garrett Fannin led a trio of Pirates (6-19) in double figures with 17 points. Jaret James and Trey Price tossed in 10 apiece. Mason Burden paced RC (6-20) with a game-high 18 points and Dawson Cooper followed with 16. At Carlisle SCORE BY QUARTERS: RC (6-20). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……10  more on this story...  

02/19/2015
YMCA hosts weight lifting competition this month

PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Area Family YMCA invites the public to participate in a weight lifting competition next month. Competitors will test their strength against the strength of some of the region’s strongest men and women. The competition will be supervised by YMCA fitness coaches with assistance from special judges. Multiple weight classes will be available. Awards will be presented to people who place among the top three in their weight class. The weigh-in will be held from 5 p. m. to 9 p. m. more on this story...  

02/19/2015
UPIKE men up one spot; Women ranked for first time since 2005

PIKEVILLE — After avenging a loss to Campbellsville earlier in the season and taking care of business against St. Catharine, the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team is up one spot to No. 3 in this week’s NAIA Top-25 Poll, national office officials announced on Tuesday. UPIKE has been ranked as high as No. 2 this season, but after losses at Campbellsville and Lindsey Wilson, it dropped a bit before today’s northern movement. The Bears lead a group of four Mid-South Conference teams ranked in the poll, including three in the more on this story...  

02/18/2015
Balanced scoring fuels East Ridge win

PIKEVILLE — East Ridge took the lead away from Pikeville early in the final quarter and held on for a 65-60 win in a 59th District matchup played at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 10. Lesli Fleenor, Timera Thacker and Katie May scored 12 points apiece to lead the Lady Warriors, now 16-9. Britney Tackett chipped in 10. Savanna Nunemaker and Emma Looney paced the Lady Panthers (12-15) with a game-high 15 points each. At Pikeville SCORE BY QUARTERS: more on this story...  

02/18/2015
Pikeville, South Floyd, Paintsville post victories

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville used a strong second-quarter performance to take the lead against Lawrence County and roll to a 69-54 win in a game played at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 7. Alexxa Gearheart led four Lady Panthers (12-14) in double figures with 15 points. Faith Runyon and Emma Looney added 14 apiece and Savanna Nunemaker tossed in 13. Lawrence County’s Laiken Fitch poured in a game-high 28 points for the Lady Dawgs, who fell to 10-15. Shelby Hay tossed in 14. At more on this story...  

  

09/03/2015
Soccer Roundup

PIKEVILLE - Belfry's Matthew Lambert scored the only goal, the 50th of his career, in the 47th minute as the Pirates edged Pikeville, 1-0, in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Sept. 1. Lambert became the first play in school history to reach the milestone of 50 goals. Goalkeeper Dominic Gentile was superb East Carter…. . 3 Johnson Central. . 1 PAINTSVILLE - Johnson Central's Tyler Pack scored an unassisted goal but it wasn't enough as East Carter scored a 3-1 win over the Golden Eagles more on this story...  

08/28/2015
Pikeville 43 ~ Prestonsburg 6: Pugh fuels lopsided victory

PRESTONSBURG — Pikeville running  back Daric Pugh was in mid-season form in the opener played at Josh Francis Field on Aug. 21. Pugh carried 22 times for 303 yards and four touchdowns as the Panthers crushed Prestonsburg, 43-6. The senior is one of only two running backs with more than 300 yards rushing in a single game. He has now done it twice. It was an electrifying start for the Panthers as Prestonsburg transfer Chatlin Jarrell took the opening kickoff against his former teammates and ran it back 99 yards more on this story...  

08/28/2015
High School Football Roundup: Rebels crush Hornets; ER, Jenkins fall

EASTERN — Allen Central running back Jesse Brown had only two carries and finished with 112 yards and two scores as the Rebels opened the season with a 56-0 victory over Phelps in a game played at Donnie Daniels Field on Aug. 21. Brown scored on TD runs of 77 and 36 yards. The Rebels dominated the Hornets, rushing only 16 plays for 281 yards and quarterback Dylan Caudill completed one pass for 12 yards as Allen Central finished with 293 as a team. Caudill had only one more on this story...  

08/28/2015
South Floyd 38 ~ Betsy Layne 20: Second-half rally ignites win

HI HAT — It was a night of firsts for South Floyd’s football team in the season opener against Betsy Layne at Raider Stadium on Aug. 21. The Raiders, who trailed 14-0 at the break, scored 38 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Bobcats, 38-20. It was the first win for new head coach Brad Hall and it snapped a five-game losing streak to Betsy Layne, dating back to 2009 when the Raiders won 40-38. It was also the first season-opening win for South Floyd since beating more on this story...  

08/28/2015
Franklin County 60 ~ Shelby Valley 6: Wildcats crushed in opener

FRANKFORT — Franklin County held Shelby Valley’s high-octane offense to just 121 yards and forced five turnovers as the Wildcats fell 60-6 in the season opener played at Benny Watkins Field on Aug. 21. The Flyers, meanwhile amassed 439 yards in total offense, including 274 rushing. Running back Landon Hurt scored on a 10-yard touchdown run early in the game to give the home team a 7-0 lead. Placekicker Seiver Tandy added the PAT. Shelby Valley took advantage of a Franklin County turnover to score their lone touchdown. Running back more on this story...  

08/28/2015
High School Volleyball: Kendrick reaches career milestone in win

GOODY — Allen Central volleyball standout Katie Kendrick reached a career milestone as the Lady Rebs defeated Belfry, 3-0, in a match played on Aug. 20. Kendrick finished with 18 kills, giving her 2,000 overall as Allen Central won, 25-8, 25-3 and 25-11. Jannah Halbert dished up 28 assists and served up seven aces. Defensively, Kendrick added two blocks while Lauryn Stumbo had nine digs and Kyra Harmon finished with seven digs. East Ridge……. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Pike Central…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 more on this story...  

08/28/2015
High School Soccer: Pikeville teams sweep Valley; P’burg beaten

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Connor Risner had three goals while Denton Heffington added two and two assists as the Panthers shutout Shelby Valley, 9-0, in a match played at Bob Amos Soccer Complex on Aug. 25. Campbell Dawahare had a pair of goals while Cade Byers and Alex Chang chipped in one apiece. Evan Hamilton added an assist. The Panthers improved to 2-1. Valley dropped to 0-3. Perry Central…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …5 Prestonsburg…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. 1 PRESTONSBURG — Perry Central’s Jacob Farris scored two goals and more on this story...  

08/20/2015
Most wonderful time of the year

I can honestly say even 40 years after I first started working as a journalist, this is without question the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you are a fan of high school football. The first high school game I covered as a photographer/reporter was Gilbert and Iaeger, one of the fiercest rivals in southern West Virginia in 1975. I road along with reporter Rick Flowers, a great friend of mine, who, like myself, was a graduate of Man High School. We spent so many Friday nights on the road.   It more on this story...  

08/13/2015
Bears picked 2nd in East: Georgetown tabbed top team in East; C’Ville, Reinhardt atop West

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville football team was picked to finish second in the Mid-South Conference East Division, according to a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. It’s a new starting point for the Bears, earning their highest spot in the preseason poll in program history. While the pick adds good vibes heading into fall camp, it’ll be the performance on the field for the opener that second-year head coach Allan Holland Jr. , is looking forward to. “It’s an honor for all the coaches in our league to more on this story...  

07/24/2015
Find thermocline for better fishing success

FRANKFORT — Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer. This makes sense as fish are cold-blooded animals and their bodies are the same temperature of the water that surrounds them. However, fishing deep water in summer on a lake such as Taylorsville Lake may mean your offerings are in a dead zone. Warming air temperatures change the nature of the water in a lake. Anglers need to consider these changes while summer fishing. The more on this story...  

07/17/2015
Rosters announced for East-West game

NEWTOWN, W. Va. – The unofficial start to the high school football season will take place on Aug. 1 at James H. “Buck” Harless Stadium as Mingo Central plays host to the second-ever East-West All-Star Classic. The West won the inaugural game one year ago, 35-0. The format was changed from the old Hatfield-McCoy game of players between West Virginia and Kentucky to a game featuring top seniors from southern West Virginia. The two rosters of graduated seniors from the previous season will be coached by Mingo Central assistant coach Joey Fields and Westside more on this story...  

06/23/2015
16th Annual Hatfield-McCoy Marathon: Heat, humidity keep race record intact

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — Tug Valley Road Runners Club President David Hatfield knew early on last Saturday morning it was going to be tough for a new Hatfield-McCoy Marathon race record to be set. His hunch was right. Former Kentucky resident and Mullins, S. C. , runner Jonathan Kinsey labored his way to a winning time of 2 hours, 58 minutes and 35 seconds to capture the 16th annual race that crossed back and forth from Kentucky to West Virginia. “It was an awesome race,” Kinsey said following the race. “The second half more on this story...  

05/29/2015
Dawgs, Lady Eagles claim crowns

STONECREST — Lawrence County had waited an entire year to get a chance at beating Johnson Central in the 15th Regional Tournament. The Bulldogs overcame an early three-run deficit to knock off the Golden Eagles, 6-3, and advance to the state tournament next week in Lexington. Lawrence County, now 23-15, lost 2-1 to the Golden Eagles (20-17) in the finals one year ago at Sheldon Clark. Winning pitcher Chase Coverdale had a pair of hits, scored one run and drove in another to ignite the comeback win. Noah Lambert and more on this story...  

05/29/2015
College Bound

Pikeville High School four-sport athlete L. J. Allara has committed to play tennis at Bellarmine University during  a ceremony held at Pikeville High School (PHS) on May 21.   He has played on the PHS tennis squad since 2009 and lettered each of his seven years.   He was the 15th Region Doubles Champion in 2014 and the 15th Region Singles runner-up in 2013 and 2015, and was selected to the All Region Tennis Team the past four years.   Allara is the first member of the PHS boys’ tennis team to advance to the KHSAA State Tennis Championships four years in a more on this story...  

05/22/2015
Raiders split twinbill with Harlan; Panthers cruise

DRIFT – South Floyd closed out the regular season, earning a doubleheader split with Harlan in games played at Johnny Turner Field on May 16. The Raiders, who finished up 12-16, took the nightcap 6-4 after falling 17-7 in the opener. Chase Caudill was the winning pitcher in game two while Brett Daniels took the loss in game one. Marcus Gayheart, Hunter Johnson and Darren Tackett were among the offensive leaders. At Drift (Game 2) SCORE BY more on this story...  

05/15/2015
Panthers thump MC; Valley wins

SALYERSVILLE — Pikeville pounded out 10 hits en route to a 12-4 win over Magoffin County in a game played on May 12. Cade Byers singled, scored two runs and drove home three runs to help the Panthers improve to 21-11. Tanner Roop singled, scored once and batted in three more runs while Tanner Thompson had two hits, including a double, scored a pair of runs and collected an RBI. Michael McDonald added two hits and scored once while Clay Slone singled and scored three times to back the pitching of winner more on this story...  

05/15/2015
Belfry rallies past Man; AC tops Pike Central

MAN, W. Va. — Belfry erupted for 10 runs in the top of the 7th inning to complete a comeback win over Man, 17-7, in a game played at Juan Nordelo Field on May 9. The Pirates, now 9-10, trailed 7-3 going to the top of the sixth before scoring four runs to pull seven at seven. Garrett Fannin had four hits, including a double, and drove in two runs while Cameron Catron was a home run shy of the cycle and batted in five runs. Nate Sanger collected three hits and more on this story...  

05/08/2015
High School Baseball Roundup: Valley Cats drop twinbill with Harlan: South Floyd tops Allen Central, 9-4

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley’s late-inning rally against Harlan to knot the score ended in a disappointing defeat as the Wildcats fell 11-9 in the opening game of a doubleheader played at Dale Trivette Field on May 2. The Wildcats, now 2-16, lost the nightcap to the Green Dragons, 11-4. Ty Riddle had two hits and walked twice in the opening loss. Losing pitcher Chris Gunter walked twice. In the nightcap, Justin Coleman had two hits while Jordan Osborne and losing pitcher Austin Elswick each had two walks. more on this story...  

05/01/2015
Belfry tops LCC in Ozz; Pikeville falls in ‘A’ Classic

ERMINE — Belfry pushed across five runs in the top of the eighth inning as the Lady Pirates knocked off Letcher County Central, 8-5, in the second annual Wizard of Ozz Classic played on April 25. Kendra Gannon collected three hits and drove home four runs as Belfry improved to 14-8. Alix Young added three hits and Kyra Stafford had three hits and batted in one run to back the pitching of winner Candice Gilman. Kaitlynn Whitaker had two RBIs for the Lady Cougars, who fell to 7-6. Cheyanne Stidham took the loss more on this story...  

04/24/2015
Pikeville nips Central; Jenkins top Buckhorn

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville managed just one hit off Pike Central starter Charlie Coakley but the Panthers found a way to score a 2-0 win over the Hawks in a game played at Davis Park on April 20. Andrew McNamee doubled in winning pitcher Michael McDonald with the game’s first run in the home second and Clay Slone scored after walking in the third. Meanwhile, the Hawks, now 9-5, managed three hits. Brad Elkins and Mac Justice each doubled but were left stranded and Aaron Scott singled. The Panthers improved to more on this story...  

04/24/2015
Panthers rout Cavs; Phelps tops Mingo Central

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Tanner Roop belted a pair of home runs to help lead the Panthers to a 20-3 mercy-rule win over Jenkins in a game played at Davis Park on April 14. Roop drove in five runs to back the one-hit pitching of winner Cade Byers. The Panthers improved to 13-6. Tanner Thompson singled, scored three runs and knocked in a pair while Kevin Justice doubled, singled, scored and batted in one. Andrew McNamee singled, scored two runs and knocked home another while Caleb Skeens singled, scored and drove home a pair. more on this story...  

04/24/2015
Lady Panthers capture All ‘A’ Classic crown

INEZ — Pikeville broke open a scoreless game late and the Lady Panthers topped Sheldon Clark, 7-2, in the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship game played on April 13. Savanna Nunemaker had three hits and drove home two runs while Cassidy Lowe added a pair of RBIs as Pikeville punched its ticket to the state tournament while improving to 8-10. Alexis Stanley added three hits to back the pitching of winner Meghan Cochran. Carla Mullins took the loss for the Lady Cardinals, now 5-7. more on this story...  

04/24/2015
Bears split doubleheaders with Cumberland, St. Cath

LEBANON, Tenn. — University of Pikeville pitcher Sydney Morris scattered six hits as the Bears beat Cumberland University, 7-1, to complete a doubleheader sweep played on April 17. UPIKE, now 18-16, took the opener 7-1 behind Lauren Barnes’ pitching gem. Eady Beth Connally had four hits, including a double, scored twice and knocked home three runs in game two. Haley Jo Patton doubled and drove in one run while Breana Pineda and Brandi Jo Hoard had two singles and scored a pair of runs each. In the opener, more on this story...  

04/15/2015
Pikeville tops Paintsville; PCC wins two

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Peyton Hamilton singled and drove home a pair of runs as the Panthers beat Paintsville, 4-1, in a game played at Davis Park on April 11. Connor Riser added two hits and one RBI while Tyler Elkins and Tanner Roop each singled and scored once as the Panthers improved to 12-5. Michael McDonald doubled. Hamilton was the winning pitcher. Luke Daniels had two hits and Gabe Burchell added an RBI as the Tigers fell to 8-4. more on this story...  

04/10/2015
Tigers pound Pirates; AC, SF, PCC post wins: Pikeville splits games at Myrtle Beach

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville took the lead for good in the bottom of the second inning and went on to beat Belfry, 14-4, in a game played on April 4. Marty Miller belted a grand slam home run and drove in five runs while Gabe Burchell added two hits, including a double, and finished with three RBIs. Luke Daniels added three hits and batted in one. Garrett Fannin and Austin Dotson had one RBI each for the Pirates who fell to 5-3. Taylor Miller was the winning pitcher as Paintsville more on this story...  

04/10/2015
UPIKE Baseball/Softball roundup

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears completed a doubleheader sweep of Berea College with a come-from-behind 4-1 win in the nightcap played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on April 6. Dalton Dahley went the distance to earn the nightcap win. He struck out nine and walked two as the Bears improved to 14-18. In the opener, Bryce Carden worked a complete game, striking out six and walking one in the 11-4 win. Mike Peluffo had two hits, including a double, scored and knocked home two runs in the four-run, game-winning fifth inning of more on this story...  

04/03/2015
Medical Leader All-Area Girls’ Basketball Team: Jenkins’ Creech leads squad; P’burg’s Gearheart top coach

PIKEVILLE — Nobody topped Jenkins junior Whitney Creech when it came to scoring this past high school basketball season. The junior sharpshooter led Kentucky girls with an average of 42. 1 points per game, 15 points better than any other player. Creech was honored for her accomplishment today by being named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year. “There is no one more deserving than Whitney,” Jenkins head coach Ashley Addington said. “She is the epitome of what a coach would want in an athlete. ” She averaged 11. 6 more on this story...  

04/03/2015
UPIKE trio garners All-American honors

PIKEVILLE — Kenny Manigault, K. K. Simmons and Macari Brooks from the University of Pikeville earned NAIA Men’s Basketball All-America honors, officials from the national office announced. The selections were made by the NAIA’s All-America Committee. It is the second most all-Americans in UPIKE history, trailing the group of four from last season. Manigault, who was also named the NAIA National Player of the Year on Tuesday, earned first-team honors, Simmons made the third team and Brooks was an honorable-mention choice. The All-American teams are comprised of a first, more on this story...  

04/03/2015
Manigault NAIA Player of the Year

PIKEVILLE — Kenny Manigault is the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, becoming the first player in University of Pikeville history to earn the honor, officials from the national office announced. Manigault is just the second player from the Mid-South Conference to be named the nation’s top player, joining Georgetown’s Vic Moses who took home the honor in 2013. The NAIA has been naming a national player of the year since 1994. UPIKE advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship where it lost to Talladega (Ala. ). Manigault keyed more on this story...  

03/27/2015
Panthers rally past Cards; AC, LCC fall

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Cade Byers delivered an RBI single with two outs to cap a two-run, seventh inning to lift the Panthers to a 4-3 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played at Davis Park on March 24. The Panthers, now 8-2, had taken a 2-0 lead into the seventh before the Cardinals (2-1) rallied for a 3-2 lead, thanks in part to losing pitcher Tanner Lafferty two-run single. Tanner Thompson started the game-winning rally with a double. He scored on Andrew McNamee’s base hit. Isaac Lucas was the more on this story...  

03/27/2015
Bears bounced in Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Pikeville Bears had their eyes on the big prize at Municipal Auditorium, searching for the school’s second national championship. Talladega (Ala. ) ended the Bears’ expectations with a heartbreaking 64-62 win over the Bears in the Elite Eight matchup played March 21. The Bears, who finished 28-6, had a four-point lead late in the game before the Tornadoes finished out the game on a 5-0 run to reach the semifinals. Seventh-seeded UPIKE had one last chance to tie or win the game, but Kenny more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Williamstown rallies past Tug Valley

CHARLESTON, W. Va. —This loss is going to sting for a long, long time. Tug Valley was bounced from the Class A boys’ state basketball tournament as Williamstown rallied from 15 points down in the final eight minutes to stun the Panthers, 46-42, in the opening-round game played at the Charleston Civic Center on March 18. The Panthers, who finished up 17-7, took a 37-22 lead into the fourth quarter before being outscored by the Yellowjackets 24-5. Tug Valley was led in scoring by Calvin Blankenship’s 15 points while more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Letcher belts Breathitt Co.

ERMINE — Letcher Central’s Zane Blair drove in four runs to lead the Cougars to a 13-3 win over Breathitt County in a mercy-rule game played on March 18. Blair doubled and scored twice as the Cougars moved to 2-0. Breathitt County dropped to 0-2. Jordan Maggard walked three times, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs while Ben Mason doubled. Israel Terry was the winning pitcher. At Ermine SCORE BY INNINGS:                                                                        R-H-E BC (0-2)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 002  more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Pikeville falls in opener; Pike Central tops Betsy Layne

LOUISA — Lawrence County pushed across six runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off Pikeville for a 7-5 win in the season opener for both teams played on March 16. Alexis Stanley and Emily Hughes had a pair of hits each to lead the Lady Panthers, who trailed 7-0 before rallying late to close to within two runs. Meagan Cochran suffered the loss. Lawrence County’s Ciana Bowen earned the win. At Louisa SCORE BY more on this story...  

03/20/2015
Bears rally past Asbury University

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears erupted for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead away from Asbury University en route to a come-from-behind 7-3 win in a game played at Johnny LeMaster Field on March 17. Logan Sales was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Dalton Dahley. Brenden Wells took the loss. Designated hitter Josh Bailey had two hits, scored twice and batted in one run while Jacob DiThomas singled and scored twice. Connor Osborne singled, scored and knocked home one run. more on this story...  

03/20/2015
UPIKE men win NAIA tourney opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPIKE was outrebounded 57-40 and had its top scorer Kenny Manigault limited to six first-half minutes with early foul trouble, but still found a way to win 94-86 against Bethel (Tenn. ) in the first round of the NAIA National Championship on Thursday. Macari Brooks pushed the UPIKE (26-5) offense with a team-high 21 points, while Michael Eneh made the most of a starting role with three points and eight big rebounds. The Bears shot 46. 9 percent from the field while limiting the Wildcats to a 37. 9-percent showing. more on this story...  

03/13/2015
15th Region Boys’ Championship: Johnson Central turns back LC to win 4th straight

PIKEVILLE — The Johnson Central Golden Eagles took their place in 15th Region basketball history with a 67-60 win over Lawrence County in the boys’ championship game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 10. Johnson Central’s win in the title game sends them back to the Sweet Sixteen in Lexington for the fourth straight year. The Golden Eagles join Paintsville (1995-98) and Inez (1934-38) as the only teams to accomplish the feat. “I’m just so proud of our basketball team,” JCHS head coach Tommy McKenzie said. “We knew they [Lawrence more on this story...  

03/13/2015
West Virginia Boys’ Sectional Roundup - Tug Valley, Mingo Central advance

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Tug Valley moved one step closer to returning to the state tournament in Charleston with a 68-53 win over Greater Beckley Christian in the Class A, Region 3, Section 1 championship game played on March 6. The two southern West Virginia basketball powers had split during the regular season, including a close road loss for Tug Valley in Beckley. The Panthers left no doubt this time around, pulling away in the second half while improving to 16-6 overall. The Crusaders dropped to 19-3. Tug Valley more on this story...  

03/13/2015
Bears bounced in semifinals

Frankfort — Top-seeded University of Pikeville was held to its lowest point output of the season as Cumberlands upset the Bears, 66-60, in the Mid-South Conference Tournament semifinals played at the Frankfort Convention Center on March 7. UPIKE, now 26-5, awaits it opponent in the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City. The tournament will tipoff on March 18. K. K. Simmons led the Bears with 18 points and Macari Brooks tossed in 12. UPIKE shot just 25 percent from the floor and trailed by as many as 13. more on this story...  

03/06/2015
Sheldon Clark bounces Valley: Prestonsburg advances to semifinals with win over LC

PIKEVILLE — It wasn’t the ending that Shelby Valley was hoping for in its 15th Region Tournament matchup with Sheldon Clark. SC’s Emily Waller scored on a back-door layup with 1 minute, 2 seconds left to put the Lady Cardinals in front for good as the Lady Cats fell 46-42 at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 3. The Lady Cardinals, now 16-10, beat Valley (22-7) for the second time this season and reached the semifinals against Prestonsburg tonight. After the Lady Cats had taken a 14-8 lead on more on this story...  

03/06/2015
Lawrence, South Floyd, SC, Valley claim titles

PHELPS — Lawrence County took charge against Pike County Central in the opening half and went on to post a 73-59 win in the 60th District Tournament championship game played at the McCoy Athletic Center on Feb. 27. It was the Dawgs, now 17-12, first title in its first year in the district while Pike Central dropped to 16-13. Both advanced to this week’s regional tournament. Teddy Smith netted 20 points to lead the Hawks while Ethan Blackburn added 10. Timmy Dalton led all scorers for Lawrence County with 26 more on this story...  

03/06/2015
UPIKE Baseball Roundup: Bears split series in Georgia with WVT, RG

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The University of Pikeville bounced back from being shut out the day before to beat West Virginia Tech, 10-5, and Rio Grande (OH), 6-2, in a doubleheader played at Georgia Park on March 1. Cody Chagnon had three doubles and drove in four runs as UPIKE improved to 5-4. Erik Manning tripled and batted in one run while Nicolas Gonzales singled, scored twice and drove in two runs. Jacob DiThomas had a pair of singles and knocked home one run. more on this story...  

03/06/2015
Tug Valley, Mingo Central advance to finals

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Top-seeded Tug Valley overcame a slow start against Sherman and rolled to a 75-48 victory in the Class A, Region 3, Section 1 tournament opener played on March 3. The Panthers, now 15-6, advanced to the championship game tonight at home against Greater Beckley Christian. Freshman Tyler May poured in a game-high 22 points and freshman teammate Jeremy Dillon added 15. Hayden Sturgill tossed in 11 and Calvin Blankenship tallied 10. Corey Smith scored 14 to lead the Tide (8-13) while Braden Harrah hit for 10. more on this story...  

02/27/2015
Cats bounce Panthers: South Floyd, Pike Central both advance

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley is headed back to the 15th Region Tournament following a thrilling 88-83 win over rival Pikeville in a 59th District game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb. 25. The Wildcats, now 17-12, advanced to last night’s title game against East Ridge while the Panthers finished up the year at 17-13. Hunter Swindall led five Wildcats in double figures with 21 points. Corey Hamilton followed with 20, Lamont Wright tossed in 16, Dalton Richardson netted 13 and Michael Fields added 10. Pikeville’s Zach more on this story...  

02/27/2015
Bears fall in battle of Top 10 teams: Women close out storybook regular season

GEORGETOWN — The University of Pikeville saw a late second-half lead against Georgetown swindle away in a 109-101 loss in a key Mid-South Conference matchup of nationally-ranked teams on Feb. 23. No. 3 UPIKE, now 25-3, saw its conference lead over the No. 8 Tigers trimmed to ½ game. Georgetown improved to 24-4. The Bear were led by K. K. Simmons’ 32 points while Kenny Manigault followed with 27. Macari Brooks tossed in 13 while Jackson Hussey added 13 points and grabbed 14 boards. The Tigers were led by Noah more on this story...  

02/19/2015
Valley runs past LCC; ER tops P’burg

ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley’s Lakyn Mullins poured in a game-high 23 points as the Lady Cats rolled to a 54-39 win over Letcher County Central in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Feb . 13. Taylor Rowe followed with 13 points and Lindsay Proffitt tossed in 10 as Valley improved to 20-6. Cheyanne Stidham led the Lady Cougars (13-10) with 10 points. At Robinson Creek SCORE BY QUARTERS: LCC (13-10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. 9  12    6    8 – more on this story...  

02/19/2015
UPIKE wins 40th straight home game

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville ran its home court winning streak to 40 straight games with a 95-71 win over St. Catharine on Senior Day at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 14. Christian Leach came off the bench to lead the Bears (24-2) in scoring with a game-high 18 points. Kenny Manigault followed with 16 while Jackson Hussey added 15 and Macari Brooks chipped in 11. Khalil Murphy paced St. Cath, now 10-15, with 16 points. Ben Vozzola and Lorenzo Dewberry tossed in 13 apiece. more on this story...  

02/13/2015
Little’s late trey lifts Warriors past Panthers

PIKEVILLE — East Ridge’s Trey Little nailed a three-point basket with just over 21 seconds remaining to put the Warriors ahead in a thrilling 45-43 victory in the 59th District battle for the top seed over Pikeville at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 10. Little finished with eight points, including a pair of three-pointers in the final quarter as the Warriors improved to 13-10. Austin Hylton led the way with a game-high 15 points and Johnny Miller added 14 in the win. Wyatt Battaile paced the Panthers (15-12) more on this story...  

02/13/2015
South Floyd runs past Prestonsburg: East Ridge rallies past Valley Cats

HI HAT — South Floyd pulled away from Prestonsburg in the second half to score a 71-50 win in a 58th District matchup at Raider Arena on Feb. 7. J. R. Tackett poured in a game-high 20 points and Andrew Tackett added 14 as the Raiders improved to 9-16. Hunter Johnson chipped in nine. Dalton Frasure led the Blackcats (5-13) with 19 points while Jarrin Hall followed with 16. At Hi Hat SCORE BY QUARTERS: PB (5-13)…. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14  14    6  16 – more on this story...  

02/06/2015
Lady Hawks cruise past Rebels

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central took the lead early against Allen Central and cruised to a 56-30 win in a game played at the Hawks Nest on Feb. 3. Jana Branham scored a game-high 14 points to lead a quartet of Lady Hawks, now 11-12, in double figures. Madison Mullins and Kaitlyn Keathley followed with 11 while Cassidy Mullins added 10. Alyssa Moore paced the Lady Rebels (4-17) with 11 points. At Buckleys Creek SCORE BY QUARTERS: more on this story...  

 





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