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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...  

04/04/2014
Belfry hammers Mingo Central

GOODY — Belfry scored seven times in the bottom of the first inning and the Pirates cruised to a 17-6 win over Mingo Central at Massey Field on April 1. Zac Fields belted a three-run homer and scored twice as the Pirates improved to 8-4. more on this story...  

04/04/2014
Lady Bears snap losing skid to Georgetown; sweep SSU

GEORGETOWN — A 10-game losing streak to Georgetown was snapped on March 26 as the University of Pikeville softball team got a 4-for-4 day from Taylor Weeks to help win 3-2 in game one. The Tigers bounced back in the finale to earn the split with an more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Central remains unbeaten

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central pushed across five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to snap a 6-all tie and beat Shelby Valley, 11-8, on March 20. Shelby Valley’s Nathan Mullins had three singles scored one run and knocked home three in more on this story...  

03/28/2014
UPIKE drops two at Virginia Intermont

BRISTOL, Va. — Fresh off the high of another Mid-South Conference series win, the University of Pikeville baseball team felt the non-conference woes, losing at Virginia Intermont 7-6 in eight innings and 4-1 in the nightcap on March 18. First baseman Nicolas Gonzales continues to impress more on this story...  

03/21/2014
Lady Kats, Lady Panthers fall in state tourney play

BOWLING GREEN — Shelby Valley fell behind early on against Danville and could never get over the hump in falling 52-48 in the Girls’ Sweet Sixteen Tournament at Diddle Arena on March 12. The Lady Kats, who finished the season at 24-7, were led more on this story...  

03/21/2014
Parsons powers Allen Central past Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Allen Central pounded out 10 hits, including three off the bat of Gage Parsons, as the Rebels knocked off Pikeville, 7-4, at Davis Park on March 15. Parsons had three singles and drove in five runs as the Rebels improved to 2-0. more on this story...  

03/21/2014
UPIKE softball drops back-to-back twinbills

PIKEVILLE — Windy conditions played in Cumberland’s (Tenn. ) favor on Saturday as it hit four home runs through two wins over the University of Pikeville softball team on Saturday at Paul Butcher Field. The Bulldogs won 10-0 in five innings in game one and 7-1 in the more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Bears land four on MSC first team: Wells tabbed Coach of the Year

PIKEVILLE — On the eve of the 2014 Mid-South Conference Men's Basketball Championship, conference officials announced the University of Pikeville's Bruce Reed as the MSC Player of the Year and Kelly Wells as Coach of the Year. Reed gives the Bears back-to-back conference players of the more on this story...  

03/14/2014
CHAMPIONS: Lady Kats capture second straight 15th Region crown

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley head coach Rodney Rowe knew the road back to Bowling Green would travel right through the heart of the 57th Region. The Lady Kats (24-6) closed out the game scoring the final six points to hold off Johnson Central and win the more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Valley Kats, Johnson Central reach title game

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley continued its march to a second straight 15th Region championship as the Lady Kats turned back Magoffin County, 61-55, in the semifinals at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on March 7. Rachel Smith poured in 22 points and Taylor Rowe added 20 more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Shelby Valley, Johnson Central advance to 15th Region title game

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley pulled away from Lawrence County down the stretch to advance with a 72-60 win in the 15th Region Tournament semifinals at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on March 10. The Wildcats, now 20-10, advanced to face two-time defending champion Johnson Central in more on this story...  

03/14/2014
UPIKE women fall in tourney semifinals

LEBANON, Tenn. — The University of Pikeville's bid to reach the Mid-South Conference championship game fell short as Georgetown rallied from 11 points down in the second half to post an 87-75 win at Dallas Ford Gymnasium on March 8. The Bears, who finished more on this story...  

03/07/2014
High School Basketball: Tug Valley girls top Midland Trail; St. Joe up next

HICO, W. Va. — Don’t look now but the Tug Valley Lady Panthers are headed to the state tournament. The Lady Panthers started quickly against host Midland Trail and rolled to a 59-26 win in the Class A, Region 3 co-final at Midland Trail High more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Pike Central tops Belfry; BHS girls win

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central took the lead early in the opening half and the Hawks rode the wave to a 60-53 win over Belfry in the 60th District Tournament championship game at The Hawks Nest on Feb. 27. The Hawks, now 15-10, had beaten the more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Horrid weather perfect time for fishing

By LEE McCLELLAN Ky. Afield FRANKFORT — With much of Kentucky covered in a sundae made of snow topped with a crust of ice, fishing season seems millennia away. The sun gets higher in the southern sky with each more on this story...  

03/07/2014
59th District Tournament: Valley boys, girls claim crowns

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley boys and girls captured 59th District championships with victories over East Ridge and Pikeville at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 26. The Wildcats knock-ed off East Ridge, 61-53, while the Lady Kats held off Pikeville, 48-42. Here is more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Bears cap record season with home win

PIKEVILLE — It was the perfect ending to a record-setting regular season for the University of Pikeville Bears. Bruce Reed poured in 36 points and UPIKE led from start to finish in dismantling St. Catharine, 95-77, at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on March 1. more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Mid-South Conference: UPIKE softball drops back-to-back doubleheaders

CAMPBELLSVILLE — For the second straight day, the University of Pikeville softball team was handed a pair of tough losses, being edged by Campbellsville (Ky. ) 2-0 and 3-2 on March 1. The Bears ran up against a stellar pitching performance in game one as more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Mullins youth wrestling shines

PIKEVILLE — The Mullins Youth Wresting Team recently took part in the Kentucky Youth Wresting State Championships held at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Feb. 23. A total of nine members qualified for the state meet. Members qualifying for the state championships were: •Noah more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Tug Valley, MCHS post tourney wins

CHAPMANVILLE, W. Va. — Mingo Central ran out to a big lead early on and the Lady Miners rolled past Wayne, 64-34, in the Class AA, Region 4, Section 2 play-in game at Danny Godby Gymnasium on Feb. 24. The Lady Miners, now 11-11, were more on this story...  

02/28/2014
KCC bounces Valley; ER nips Belfry

HINDMAN — Knott County Central pulled away from Shelby Valley in the third period and went on to score a 73-61 win on Feb. 20. Dalton Richardson led the Wildcats (16-10) with 16 points. Hunter Swindall followed with 15 and Andrew Newsome added 11. more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Raiders bounce Piarist: Lady Knights win first-ever district tournament game

PRESTONSBURG — South Floyd rallied in the second half to pull away and beat Piarist School, 71-49, in the 58th District Tournament opener at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Feb. 24. The Raiders, now 9-20, trailed 29-28 at the break before taking a seven-point lead into more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Bears win road games, clinch MSC

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Pikeville led from wire-to-wire as the Bears cruised to a 111-91 win over Rio Grande on Feb. 22. Josh Whitaker had a break-out game for the Bears (25-2) with a game-high and career-high 26 points. Four more on this story...  

02/28/2014
UPIKE baseball off to fast start

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville baseball team split a doubleheader with Cincinnati-Clermont, winning 2-1 before falling 6-5 in the nightcap at Johnnie LeMaster Field on Feb. 23. In the opener, Pikeville managed just two hits. Zach Nothwehr doubled in one run and Chaz more on this story...  

02/21/2014
No. 2 Bears keep rolling

PIKEVILLE —There was no letdown following the huge home court win over Georgetown this past weekend. University of Pikeville overcame a halftime deficit to roll past Cumberlands, 92-76 at the East Kentucky Expo Center on Feb. 17. It was the ninth straight win more on this story...  

02/21/2014
Pikeville tops Piarist; Bobcats nip Blackcats

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville dominated from the opening tip as the Panthers cruised past Piarist School, 89-51, at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 15. Zach Huffman poured in 21 points as the Panthers improved to 10-15. Blaine May followed with 13 and Jacob Hamilton added 10. more on this story...  

02/21/2014
Bears remain No. 2

KANSAS CITY —With nine straight wins, including one last week against then-No. 19 Georgetown, the University of Pikeville stayed at No. 2 in the NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top-25 Poll, officials from the national office announced on Tuesday. The Bears’ Thursday matchup with Cumberlands more on this story...  

02/14/2014
Mingo Central cruises past Herbert Hoover

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Mingo Central used a strong second-half performance to pull away and roll to a 64-40 Cardinal Conference win over Herbert Hoover on Feb. 6. Dikembe Dixson paced the Miners (7-7) with 20 points. Alex Lee tossed in 13 and Chase Hatfield hit for more on this story...  

02/07/2014
Bears No. 2 in poll

PIKEVILLE — Securing wins in three games last week, the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team made the NAIA take notice, moving up a spot to No. 2 in the coaches’ top-25 poll released Tuesday afternoon. Cal State San Marcos took control of the more on this story...  

02/07/2014
UPIKE lands 68 new recruits

PIKEVILLE—  University of Pikeville head football coach Dudley Hilton added a strong mix of talent to his team that finished 7-4 last season with the signing of the Bears’ 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon at the Hoops Athletic Facility. Sixty-eight players in all more on this story...  

02/07/2014
Blackcats roll past Knights

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg ran out to a big first-quarter lead en route to a 75-37 win over Piarist School at the Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 30. Dalton Frasure poured in a game-high 26 points as the Blackcats improved to 9-10. Jarin Hall and Aaron Foley chipped more on this story...  

01/31/2014
Panthers top Rebels; Belfry downs Phelps

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville took charge in the first half and cruised to a 79-60 win over Allen Central at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 28. Jacob Hamilton led a balanced attack with a game-high 18 points while Zach Huffman tossed in 16 and Gaige Ray more on this story...  

01/31/2014
Last-second shot lifts Hawks, 61-59; ER nips Pikeville

GOODY — Pike Central’s Tyler Burnett hit the game-winning basket as time expired to rally to the Hawks past Belfry, 61-59. The Hawks, now 9-5, trailed by six heading into the final eight minutes but outscored the Pirates (4-9) 21-13 for the win. more on this story...  

01/31/2014
UPIKE escapes Shawnee State

PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville’s Chris Cantino wasn’t about to let upset-minded Shawnee State University leave town with one of the biggest wins in the program’s history. Cantino poured in 26 points and pulled down 21 rebounds to fuel then fourth-ranked UPIKE to an 84-78 win more on this story...  

01/24/2014
Bears fall 3 spots to No. 4

PIKEVILLE — After splitting a pair of Mid-South Conference matchups on the road last week, the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team lost its No. 1 ranking, dropping three spots to No. 4 in the NAIA Coaches’ Top-25 Poll, national office officials announced on Tuesday. Behind more on this story...  

01/24/2014
Buzzer-beater lifts Miners past Belfry, 59-58; Sheldon Clark tops Tug; East Ridge tops Tolsia

WILLIAMSON, W. Va. — Mingo Central’s Dalton Hatfield scored on a floater with 1. 4 seconds remaining to lift the Miners to a thrilling 59-58 win in the final game of the 12th annual Hatfield-McCoy Shootout at Williamson Field House on Jan. 18. Belfry, which trailed by as more on this story...  

01/24/2014
UPIKE softball picked to finish 8th in conference

PIKEVILLE —  The University of Pikeville softball team was picked to finish eighth in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, league officials announced on Tuesday. The Bears, who finished 20-27 overall last year, open the 2014 season on Feb. 14 at North Greenville (S. C. ). more on this story...  

01/24/2014
No. 1 UPIKE men split road games; Women drop 2

WILLIAMSBURG — Somehow the University of Pikeville Bears escaped with a 66-61 win over Cumberlands on Jan. 18. The Bears, now 15-2, rebounded from a disappointing loss at Georgetown behind Bruce Reed’s game-high 25 points. Keala King added 17 as UPIKE outscored more on this story...  

01/17/2014
Betsy Layne stuns Valley: Paintsville eliminates Pikeville

PIKEVILLE — Betsy Layne slowed down Shelby Valley’s high-octane offense and the Bobcats advanced to the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship game with a 54-43 win at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on Jan. 13. The Bobcats, now 12-2, advance to face Paintsville in 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...  

04/04/2014
UPIKE splits twinbill with Cumberlands

PIKEVILLE —After the opening game of the Mid-South Conference series was rained out, the University of Pikeville and Cumberlands baseball teams got in a doubleheader on Sunday with each team grabbing a win at Davis Park. It was the first time this season that more on this story...  

04/04/2014
Wells finalist for coach of the year

PIKEVILLE — Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, University of Pikeville men’s basketball coach Kelly Wells has been named a finalist for the 2014 Don Meyer National Coach of the Year Award, announced by CollegeInsider. com on Monday. Twelve finalist were announced in more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Bears ousted in Round 2: St. Gregory’s stuns No. 2 UPIKE

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When it looked like St. Gregory’s (Okla. ) might blow the game open with a 10-point lead, the University of Pikeville  fought back within three at halftime and took an eight-point lead late in the second half. But ultimately the Cavaliers and their star guard Marty more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Medical Leader’s All-Area Girls’ Team: Potter leads elite squad; Spears nabs ‘Coach of the Year’ honors

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville High School’s Rachel Potter entered her senior season with a bull’s-eye square on her back. The lone senior on the Panther basketball program turned in a stellar year that saw her surpass 2,000 career points while leading her youthful team to 20 wins more on this story...  

03/28/2014
Spring fishing frenzy: It’s time to renew your license

By KEVIN KELLY Ky. Afield Magazine FRANKFORT – As the latest winter storm took aim at Kentucky recently, a brief break in the weather ahead of its arrival sent many anglers out in search of fishable water. One trout angler at more on this story...  

03/21/2014
Bears split at Rio Grande; sweep Lourdes at home

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Pikeville baseball team ran into a dominant pitching performance in game one to lose 6-2 at Rio Grande (Ohio), but found its bats in the rubber game to outlast the RedStorm 7-5 and capture their second straight Mid-South Conference series more on this story...  

03/21/2014
Golden Eagles rally past Panthers; PCC wins

PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central used a four-run, sixth-inning to take the lead away from Pikeville en route to a 7-3 win at Davis Park on March 18. Jordan Young had two hits, scored two runs and drove in one as the Golden Eagles improved more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Bears crush Tigers to win MSC tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. — This championship has been a long time coming. The University of Pikeville Bears landed five players in double-figure scoring while crushing Georgetown College, 96-71, in the Mid-South Conference championship game played at Dallas Ford Gymnasium on March 9. The Bears, more on this story...  

03/14/2014
UPIKE opens tourney play Thursday

PIKEVILLE — In its eighth trip to the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship, the University of Pikeville is the No. 2 seed and plays Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill. ) in the first round at 1:30 p. m. ET on Thursday, March 20 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. more on this story...  

03/14/2014
3-PEAT: Johnson Central too much for Shelby Valley in finals

PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central's completed its "three-peat" with a dominating performance in the 15th Region Tournament championship game. The Golden Eagles ran out to a big lead early on and cruised to an 81-56 win over Shelby Valley at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on March more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Prestonsburg, Valley reach semifinals: Betsy Layne, East Ridge, Belfry, PCC eliminated

PIKEVILLE — Defending champion Johnson Central, Prestonsburg, Lawrence County and Shelby Valley advanced to the semifinals of the 15th Region Boys' Tournament at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on March 8. Here is a recap of the opening round games: Prestonsburg…. . 60 more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Bears split home doubleheader

PIKEVILLE — Corey Gilligan took the mound for just over five innings, allowing one earned run on seven hits with three strikeouts, to help the University of Pikeville beat Purdue-Calumet 5-4 in game one on Monday at Johnnie LeMaster Field. The Peregrines went more on this story...  

03/14/2014
Runte brings Bigfoot to Expo

PIKEVILLE — Area sports fans are gearing up for some monster-size fun this weekend at the East Kentucky Exposition Center. The Monster Nation Series will bring the rumbling mechanical beasts for three days of family entertainment. Among the drivers who will be on more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Reed makes history

PIKEVILLE — For the first time in Mid-South Conference history, a student-athlete has earned player of the week honors in three consecutive award periods as the University of Pikeville’s Bruce Reed tallied the trio of honors on Monday. The conference has had multiple players named player more on this story...  

03/07/2014
53rd District Tournament: LCC nips Knott for title

HINDMAN — Letcher Central built a double-digit lead against Knott Central, but had to hang on down the stretch to escape with a 61-58 win in the 53rd District Tournament championship game at Knott County Central on Feb. 28. The Lady Cougars, now 21-7, advanced to more on this story...  

03/07/2014
58th District Tournament: Bobcats top P’burg; AC girls take crown

PRESTONSBURG — Betsy Layne used balanced scoring to pull away from Prestonsburg in the second half and roll to a 67-52 win in the 58th District Tournament championship game at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Feb. 28. Betsy Layne, now 26-5, won its 16th district tournament championship, the more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Sherman edges Tug Valley; Mingo Central ousted

SHERMAN, W. Va. — Sherman’s Jordan Lewis made a late 3-pointer and a foul shot to lift the Tide over the visiting Tug Valley Lady Panthers, 54-51, in the Class A Region 3 Section 1 championship on Feb. 28. Lewis finished with 15 points and more on this story...  

03/07/2014
Mid-South Conference Baseball: Baseball stumbles during road trip

ST. CATHARINE —The University of Pikeville baseball team led at St. Catharine 4-1 after four innings, but the Patriots roared back with a grand slam in the seventh to steal the 6-5 win on March 1. UPIKE (10-7, 1-2 MSC) got a big game more on this story...  

03/07/2014
UPIKE cheerleaders ‘No. 1’

PIKEVILLE — For the second straight season, the University of Pikeville cheerleading team won the Mid-South Conference team championship after a stellar performance on its home court on Sunday at UPIKE Gym. The Bears paced the five-squad field, followed by Campbellsville in second place and Georgetown more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Warriors rally past Panthers; PHS girls roll

PIKEVILLE — East Ridge overcame a slow start to rally in the second half and beat Pikeville, 54-52, in the opening round of the 59th District Tournament at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 24. The win sends the Warriors (16-9) into the championship game against more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Belfry, Betsy Layne advance; LCC ousted

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Belfry is headed back to the 15th Region Tournament for the 11th straight year. Garrett Fannin poured in a game high 28 points to ignite the Pirates to a 76-59 win over Phelps in the 60th District Tournament opener at The Hawks Nest more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Tug Valley rallies past Logan; MC rolls; PCC stuns Lawrence

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Tug Valley rallied in the final quarter to knock off Logan, 49-46, on Feb. 22. The Panthers, now 14-5, trailed 39-34 before outscoring the Wildcats (8-11) 15-7 down the stretch. Calvin Blankenship scored a game-high 15 points and Thomas more on this story...  

02/28/2014
UPIKE remains No. 2 in poll

PIKEVILLE — For the fourth straight week, the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team is ranked second in the NAIA Coaches’ Top-25 Poll, officials from the national office announced on Tuesday. The Bears — which have already wrapped up their first Mid-South Conference Regular-Season more on this story...  

02/28/2014
Tug Valley rallies past Mingo Central

NEWTOWN, W. Va. — Tug Valley rallied from nine points down in the final quarter to stun Mingo Central, 55-53, on Feb. 25. Thomas Baisden led a trio of Panthers (15-5) with 16 points while Aaron Copley and Hayden Sturgell added 11 each. more on this story...  

02/21/2014
Pikeville bounces Central

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pulled away from Pike Central in the second half and the Panthers completed a regular-season sweep with a 53-38 win at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 19. Blaine May fired in a game-high 18 points and Zach Huffman followed with more on this story...  

02/21/2014
Tug Valley wins ‘Battle of Mingo County’ in OT

NAUGATUCK, W. Va. — Tug Valley had to work overtime but the Panthers won the “Battle of Mingo County” with a 56-48 win over Mingo Central on Feb. 18 Calvin Blankenship poured in 17 points and Thomas Baisden added 15 as the Panthers improved to 12-5. Hayden more on this story...  

02/21/2014
PCC wins shootout with Jenkins; P’burg tops Pike Central

HAZARD — Perry County Central and Jenkins hooked up in a shootout as the Lady Commodores turned back the Lady Cavaliers, 105-83, on Feb. 15. The game featured two or the region’s top scorers in Central’s Kayla Rankin and Jenkins’ Whitney Creech. They didn’t more on this story...  

02/14/2014
ER rolls past Phelps; PHS tops Harlan Co.

PHELPS — East Ridge took charge in the second half as the Warriors cruised past Phelps, 78-44, at the McCoy Athletic Center on Feb. 9. Michael Fields led a balanced attack with a game-high 25 points while Johnny Miller tossed in 22. Elijah more on this story...  

02/14/2014
No. 2 UPIKE on a roll; Women split road games

COLUMBIA — The second-ranked University of Pikeville Bears continued their road success with a 78-70 win over Lindsey Wilson College at Biggers Sports Center on Feb. 8. Keala King scored a game-high 21 points as the Bears improve to 21-2 overall, their best start in over more on this story...  

02/07/2014
Blackburn’s FT lifts Hawks past Belfry, 63-62

BUCKLEY’S CREEK — Pike Central’s Ethan Blackburn hit a free throw with less than one second to play to give the Hawks a thrilling 63-62 district win over rival Belfry at The Hawks Nest on Feb. 4. Blackburn’s game-winning free throw came on a more on this story...  

02/07/2014
Buzzer-beater lifts Panthers past Hawks

BUCKELY’S CREEK — Pikeville’s Ryder Johnson hit a short baseline jumper as time expired on the clock to lift the Panthers to a thrilling 54-52 win over Pike County Central at The Hawks Nest on Feb. 1. Johnson took the inbounds pass from teammate Jacob Hamilton more on this story...  

02/07/2014
UPIKE men, women sweep

PIKEVILLE — Revenge is sweet. The University of Pikeville Bears built a 17-point halftime lead against Life University and held on in the second half for a 119-106 win at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 1. The Bears avenged an early more on this story...  

01/31/2014
Valley sweeps Pikeville: Central upsets Betsy Layne

PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley’s Cody Belter scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help lead the Wildcats to a key 59th District matchup win over Pikeville, 52-36, at T. W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 27. Andrew Newsome added 12 points and Hunter Swindall tossed in more on this story...  

01/31/2014
Valley split Toyota Classic games

GEORGETOWN —Shelby Valley used balanced scoring as the Wildcats turned back Louisville Moore, 61-54, in the Toyota Classic at Scott County on Jan. 25. Hunter Swindall led the way with 15 points while Corey Hamilton added 13. Andrew Newsome and more on this story...  

01/31/2014
TAKING A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE

As legions of people gather on the first Sunday in February to watch the Super Bowl XLVIII, one of America’s great traditions, the Super Bowl party, will no doubt conjure up conversations of the best Super Bowls of all time. Though beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, more on this story...  

01/24/2014
Bobcats, Miners, Cougars score wins

HI HAT — Betsy Layne used a balanced scoring attack to pull away and beat South Floyd, 64-51, on Jan. 17. Peyton Case, Dustin Rogers and Andrew Tackett tossed in 16 points apiece as the Bobcats improved to 16-2. Tyler Daniels more on this story...  

01/24/2014
Bobcats capture crown: Paintsville girls beat Sheldon Clark, 52-36

PIKEVILLE — Betsy Layne punched its ticket to the Touchstone Energy All “A” state tournament for the third time in four years with a hard-fought 64-53 win over Paintsville in the 15th Region title game at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on Jan. 16. The Bobcats, more on this story...  

01/24/2014
P’burg tops Belfry; Potter reaches milestone

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg built a double-digit lead against Belfry and went on to post a 67-53 win on Jan. 16 Dalton Frasure poured in a game-high 28 points and Jarredd Jarrell added 13 as the Blackcats improved to 7-10. Garrett Fannin led the more on this story...  

01/17/2014
Valley tops PHS; South Floyd, ER, Belfry post wins

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley bounced back from a disappointing loss in the All “A” Classic to beat district rival Pikeville, 68-60, at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 14. Hunter Swindall poured in a game-high 23 points and Andrew Newsome added 18 for the more on this story...  

01/17/2014
Paintsville stuns Valley; SC romps

PIKEVILLE — Paintsville rallied from six points down in the final eight minutes to upset defending champion Shelby Valley, 33-28, in the 15th Region All “A” Classic semifinals at the East Kentucky Exposition Center on Jan. 11. The Lady Tigers, now 8-5, advanced to the championship more on this story...  

 




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