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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08/22/2014
Friday Night Lights

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

08/15/2014
Hilton resigns at UPIKE

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

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

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

08/14/2014
Volleyball picked 8th in MSC

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

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

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

08/01/2014
Soccer releases 2014 schedule

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

07/25/2014
O’Quinn interim at ER

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

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

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

07/17/2014
PCC coaching vacancies filled

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

07/17/2014
UPIKE TOP 10

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

07/17/2014
Fall schedule for UPIKE golf released

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

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

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

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

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

07/03/2014
Central’s Chapman resigns

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

07/03/2014
Golf tourney a success

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

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

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

06/26/2014
Soccer tourney helps hospitals for children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05/30/2014
Staggs named UPIKE AD

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

05/23/2014
Blackcats crush SF; LCC falls to KCC

STONECREST — Prestonsburg rallied from an early two-run deficit to pull away and beat South Floyd, 12-2, in the 58th District Tournament on May 21. The Blackcats, now 16-14, advanced to Thursday night’s championship game against Allen Central. South Floyd finished the season at 5-20. Grant Anderson had three more on this story...  

05/23/2014
East Ridge batters Lady Cards

INEZ — East Ridge’s Christian Yates allowed only one run and one hit as the Lady Warriors closed out the regular season with a 16-1 win over Sheldon Clark on May 16. Paige Potter tripled, doubled, scored three times and drove in three runs as East Ridge improved more on this story...  

05/23/2014
East Ridge batters Lady Cards

INEZ — East Ridge’s Christian Yates allowed only one run and one hit as the Lady Warriors closed out the regular season with a 16-1 win over Sheldon Clark on May 16. Paige Potter tripled, doubled, scored three times and drove in three runs as East Ridge improved more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Donations sought for soccer tourney: Allison Taylor Berger Memorial raises funds for St. Jude, Kentucky Children’s Hospital

PIKEVILLE — Steve and Crystal Berger said goodbye to their 10-year-old daughter, Allison, in March 2011 following a courageous, 20-month battle with cancer. They honor her memory by playing her favorite sport and donating the proceeds to two organizations that work to cure childhood cancer. The Third Annual Allison Taylor Berger more on this story...  

05/16/2014
High School Roundup: Jenkins tops Phelps; Man eliminates Tug

JENKINS — Jenkins snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 13-8 victory over Phelps on May 13. The Hornets, now 3-16, were designated as the home team since there is no field available in Phelps. Coty Wright had a pair of RBIs for the Cavaliers, now 2-16. Jeff Newsome more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Pikeville bats erupt in rout of Valley

ROBINSON CREEK — Pikeville exploded offensively as the Panthers ran past Shelby Valley 12-2, at Dale Trivette Field on May 9. Tanner Thompson blasted a home run, scored twice and drove in six runs as the Panthers improved to 13-15. Michael McDonald added two hits, including a double, more on this story...  

05/09/2014
Hagy reaches milestone in Belfry victory

ROBINSON CREEK — Belfry head baseball coach Michael Hagy reached a milestone in his career when the Pirates scored an 11-0 mercy-rule win over Shelby Valley on May 5. Hagy started his career in 2005, when the team still played at Hardy Park, and went 12-17 his first more on this story...  

05/09/2014
Cards top Hawks; Pikeville routs Magoffin

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Sheldon Clark broke open a close game in the late innings as the Cardinals defeated Pike County Central 10-6, at Pike Central Field on May 1. Losing pitcher Mac Justice belted a home run, scored three times and drove in two as the Hawks fell more on this story...  

05/09/2014
Hughes’ hit lifts Panthers past Lady Warriors; Jenkins tops LCC

LICK CREEK —Pikeville freshman Emily Hughes lined a double into right field with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to drive in the tying and winning run as the Lady Panthers stunned East Ridge, 6-5, in a battle of 59th District rivals on April 30. Hughes’ game-winning more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Young Lady Panthers reach Final Four

OWENSBORO — Pikeville left its mark on the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic field of teams as the young Lady Panthers advanced to the semifinals before falling to eventual champion Livingston Central, 18-1 on April 27. Pikeville (16-12) was the only team in five more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Pirates, Rebels split tourney games

GOODY — Belfry starter Zac Fields went the distance and scattered six hits as the Pirates defeated Allen Central, 5-1, in the fifth annual Jim Vaughn Smith Classic played at Massey Field on April 26. Keaton Taylor had one hit, scored a run and drove in more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Smaller waters hold crappie like lakes

By LEE McCLELLAN Ky. Afield Outdoors FRANKFORT —The wild striped bass in a ginger and red wine sauce at a restaurant in New York City runs $135 before gratuity. At a Japanese restaurant in the same city, a dinner of sushi costs nearly more on this story...  

04/23/2014
Belfry, Betsy Layne win

LICK CREEK — Belfry rallied in the late inning to take the lead away from East Ridge and post a 9-2 win on April 21. Joey Duty led the hit parade for the Pirates (15-8) with three singles. He scored more on this story...  

04/18/2014
NEWSOME RETIRES: Long-time assistant coach Keathley takes over Cats

STANVILLE — There had been much speculation this past season that veteran Betsy Layne head basketball coach Junior Newsome would retire from the game. It became official late last week when school officials announced the veteran coach was stepping down. Long-time assistant Gary more on this story...  

04/18/2014
High School Roundup: Seven-run inning carries Pikeville past Prestonsburg

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to end a five-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over Prestonsburg at Davis Park on April 14. Tanner Thompson had two hits, including a triple, and more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Paintsville, Letcher Central, PCC post wins; Valley Kats, Mingo Central, Allen Central girls all fall

PAINTSVILLE —Paintsville pounded out 11 hits as the Tigers rolled to an 11-1 win over East Ridge at Charlie Adkins Field on April 12. Taylor Miller had two hits, including a triple, scored one run and batted in another as Tigers improved to 11-3. Ben Daniels more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Bulldogs sweep UPIKE baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. — A pair of quick starts by Cumberland (Tenn. ) doomed the University of Pikeville baseball team on April 12 as it lost both games of a doubleheader, 6-1 and 18-3, at Woody Hunt Stadium. The Bulldogs put together three runs on four more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Warriors hammer Hawks

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — East Ridge took advantage of wild pitching and timely hitting to roll past Pike County Central, 12-2, on April 8. The Warriors, now 4-8, scored nine times in the top of the first inning and cruised to the win. Winning more on this story...  

04/11/2014
MAC hosts baseball legend

PRESTONSBURG — The Mountain Arts Center stage will be transformed into a “field of memories” for its “An Evening with Pete Rose. ” Rose, known for slamming 4,256 hits in his legendary baseball career, will share his two-man show “Pete Rose Live” with fans of all more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Campbellsville sweeps UPIKE baseball; Women fall

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville baseball team had a three-run comeback in the ninth inning of game one and built a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning of game two, but a pair of big hits and some errors allowed Campbellsville to claim both wins at Johnnie LeMaster more on this story...  

04/04/2014
Medical Leader’s All-Area Boys’ Basketball Team: Newsome edges Hicks for top coaching honor

PIKEVILLE — Betsy Layne junior Peyton Case played a key role in the Bobcats’ success this past season. The junior standout averaged better than 19 points per game in leading his team to the best overall record in the 15th Region. Case was more on this story...  

04/04/2014
Belfry blanks PCC; Sheldon Clark nips ER

BUCKELY’S CREEK — Belfry hurler Zac Fields went the distance, striking out 10 batters and not allowing a walk as the Pirates blanked Pike County Central, 8-0, on March 28. Fields threw just 85 pitchers and struck out the side in the seventh as Belfry improved more on this story...  

  

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

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

08/29/2014
Friday Night Lights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

08/15/2014
Huffman tennis tourney results

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

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

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

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

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

08/01/2014
Former UPIKE standout shines in FBA

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

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

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

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

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

07/17/2014
Kenny Huffman Tennis Classic next month

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

07/17/2014
UPIKE volleyball with 16 home matches

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

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

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

07/11/2014
UPIKE Top 10

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

07/11/2014
UPIKE promotes Compton

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

07/03/2014
UPIKE’S TOP 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06/13/2014
KHSAA to induct Hilton into HOF

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

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

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

06/06/2014
High School Regional Baseball Roundup

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

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

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

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

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

05/30/2014
Annual golf tourney raises $30K

PRESTONSBURG—  Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) and the Big Sandy College Educational Foundation, Inc. held the annual William G. Duke Golf Scramble on Thursday, May 15, at StoneCrest Golf Course. The event raised nearly $30,000 for the East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium.   Located on the Prestonsburg more on this story...  

05/23/2014
Central stuns Belfry; AC tops BL

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central’s Mac Justice has been limited when it comes to the number of innings pitched this season because of an injury. Justice took the mound against heavily-favored Belfry and pitched the Hawks to a stunning 4-3 win in the 60th District Tournament championship game on May more on this story...  

05/23/2014
TNA wrestling comes to Expo Center May 30

PIKEVILLE —TNA Impact Wrestling debuts next weekend at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. TNA Impact Wrestling’s 2014 World Tour, which will be held at 7:30 p. m. on May 30 at the Expo Center, features the all new “Fist Pumpin’ Pre-Show Party,” which begins one hour before bell time. more on this story...  

05/23/2014
Lady Cougars’ Camp of Champions planned June 16-18; Hoop Camp Planned

ERMINE — The Letcher Central Lady Cougars’ Camp of Champions will be held June 16-18 at the high school gymnasium. Campers are encouraged to register beginning at 8 a. m. on June 16 in the gymnasium lobby. The camp will run from 8:30 a. m. until 12:30 p. m. each day. Those interested more on this story...  

05/16/2014
High School Baseball/Softball Roundup: Valley roughs up Phelps

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley starter Nathan Mullins scattered two hits and the Wildcats cruised to a 14-0 mercy-rule win over Phelps at Dale Trivette Field on May 12. The Wildcats, now 11-15, scored six times in the second and eight more times in the third to break the game more on this story...  

05/16/2014
Blackcats blank Panthers; ER, TV win

STONECREST —Prestonsburg used timely hitting and solid pitching to score a 6-0 victory over Pikeville on May 8. Grant Anderson had two hits and scored three times as the Blackcats improved to 13-11. Aaron Foley singled and drove in two runs while Reece Ison, Jarin Hall and Hunter more on this story...  

05/09/2014
Hawks pound Hornets

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central jumped out to a four-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and the Hawks went on to beat Phelps, 11-2, on May 6. Dylan Wright had a pair of hits, including a double, scored one run and drove in four as Central improved more on this story...  

05/09/2014
LCC tops BL; Cougars, Cats fall to ’Dores

ERMINE — Perry Central spoiled Letcher Central’s bid for a 20th win as the Commodores scored twice in the seventh inning to edge the Cougars, 8-6, in the Farm Bureau Classic finale at Letcher Central on May 3. The Cougars, now 19-9, didn’t do much to help their own cause more on this story...  

05/09/2014
Beechwood eliminates Paintsville in Final Four

LEXINGTON — Beechwood pounded out 12 hits and the Tigers went on to roll past Paintsville, 11-1, in the All “A” Classic Final Four at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on May 4. Beechwood (19-7) went on to win the tournament with a 9-6 victory over Danville. Paintsville, which fell more on this story...  

05/09/2014
LCC girls fall; East Ridge, MC, Pikeville roll

ERMINE — Powell County pounded out 15 hits and went on to beat Letcher County Central, 14-1, on May 3. Katie Knox had five hits, including a double, scored two runs and drove in three while winning pitcher Nikki Wells added two singles and scored three times. Emily Stidham more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Pikeville blanks Valley; P’burg shuts out BL

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville broke through against Shelby Valley starter Jacob Beverly by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and the Panthers went on to score a 6-0 win at Davis Park on April 29. Starting pitcher Isaac Lucas was solid for the more on this story...  

05/02/2014
Tigers punch All ‘A’ ticket; Letcher thumps Jenkins

WEST LIBERTY —Paintsville punched its ticket to the All “A” state tournament with a 14-0 victory over Morgan County on April 24. Kash Daniel had three hits, including a pair of doubles, scored three runs and drove in four as the Tigers improved to more on this story...  

04/23/2014
Paintsville rallies past Pikeville

PIKEVILLE —Paintsville’s Kash Daniel belted a two-run homer and teammate Lane Daniels tripled home another run as the Tigers rallied to beat Pikeville, 4-3,  in the Pikeville Panther Classic at Davis Park on April 19. Both teams managed just five hits each in the game as more on this story...  

04/23/2014
Pikeville, AC, LCC post diamond wins

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville used timely hitting and solid pitching to earn a 3-1 win over East Ridge at Davis Park on April 17. Peyton Hamilton had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs as  the Panthers improved to 7-10. Clay Slone more on this story...  

04/18/2014
All 'A' Classic: Nunemaker’s late-inning run lifts Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville is back on top of the 15th Region All “A” mountain. Savanna Nunemaker raced home on a pass ball with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Lady Panthers to a thrilling 5-4 win over Paintsville more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Blackcats cough up lead, fall to Rebels

DRIFT — Allen Central rallied from an eight-run deficit to stun Prestonsburg, 10-9, at Turner Field on April 16. The Rebels, now 11-5, scored five times in the fifth and sixth innings in dropping the Blackcats to 7-7. Junior Handshoe was the winning more on this story...  

04/18/2014
Pirates nip Hawks; Lady Warriors roll to diamond wins

GOODY — Belfry’s Nate Sanger delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning that scored Joey Duty with the game-winning run as the Pirates edged Pike County Central, 3-2, at Massey Field on April 10. Duty doubled to right to set up more on this story...  

04/11/2014
AC, BL post ‘A’ victories; Lady Panthers top South Floyd

DRIFT —Allen Central pushed across 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Rebels cruised to an 18-4 win over Phelps in the All “A” Classic at Drift Park on April 7. Kane Taylor drove in three runs while Trey Aldrich more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Cats, Tigers cruise

INEZ — Betsy Layne built an early lead against Sheldon Clark and held off the Cardinals for a 9-6 win in the All “A” Classic played at Frank Horn Field on April 9. Dustin Rogers had two hits and knocked in three runs while more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Cards outslug Blackcats; AC blanks PCC

STONECREST —Sheldon Clark and Prestonsburg combined for 28 runs and 31 hits in a game that wasn’t decided until the bottom of the seventh inning on April 5. The Cardinals (5-1) took a seven-run lead into the final at-bat but had to hang on to beat more on this story...  

04/11/2014
Local gymnastics stars enjoy competing

For some gymnastics is viewed as an activity, while three young Tug Valley residents view it as a way of life. For McKenna Hatfield, Hannah Scales, and MicKah Steele gymnastics has become their entire life.   They all three love the hard more on this story...  

04/04/2014
High School Baseball Roundup: Allen Central rolls past ER; P’ville tops BL

DRIFT —Allen Central broke loose for seven runs in the third inning and the Rebels went on to beat East Ridge, 12-2, at Drift Park on March 31. Starting pitcher Dillon Lawson was outstanding, allowing just two hits as AC improved to 7-2. more on this story...  

04/04/2014
Pikeville tops East Carter; ER falls

PAINTSVILLE — Pikeville scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and knocked off previously unbeaten East Carter, 4-3, in the Battle by the Creek at Johnson Central High School on March 28. Quanesha Little belted a two-run homer to highlight the inning while more on this story...  

 





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