• Medical Leader Boys’ All-Area Team: Pikeville’s Battaile leads elite squad


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville’s Wyatt Battaile reached a milestone this season when he went over 2,000 points for his career.

    The senior standout was the major player in the Panthers reaching the Sweet 16 the past two years.

    Battaile was named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year, announced this week. He averaged 24.1 points per game.

  • Medical Leader Girls’ All-Area Team: Shelby Valley’s Rose leads elite squad


    PIKEVILLE — Shelby Valley senior Summer Rose was the heart and soul of Lady Cat basketball throughout the 2017-18 season.

    She was a dominating force on both ends of the floor and guided Valley to the 15th Region All-A Classic championship and state-runners-up.

  • Cougars rough up Cavs; Hawks roll


    ERMINE — Letcher Central erupted for 15 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 21-2 win over Jenkins in a game on March 27.

    Isarel Terry had two hits and drove in four runs while Keaston Maggard collected two hits and knocked home two runs. Cameron Whitaker batted in three runs.

    Ryan Leburn was the winning pitcher. Alex Belcher suffered the loss.


  • Wildcats start 2-0; Paintsville tops PHS


    STONECREST — Shelby Valley made the most of four hits and beat Prestonsburg, 7-4, at StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 20.

    Logan Billiter doubled, scored and knocked in one run as the Wildcats moved to 2-0. Hunter Mullins and Jackson Wierwille each scored and drove in one run apiece. Adam Johnson singled and scored while Drew Justice scored a pair of runs.

  • Pikeville falls to Warren Central in quarters


    LEXINGTON — Pikeville’s run through the Sweet 16 tournament came to an abrupt ending as Warren Central pulled away from the Panthers for a 74-57 win in the quarterfinals at Rupp Arena on March 16.

    The Panthers, who finished 25-10, reached the second round for the first time since beating Boyd County in the opening round back in 1999.

  • Kentucky Boys’ Sweet 16 #PikevilleStrong: Panthers win epic triple-overtime thriller to reach Elite 8


    LEXINGTON — No high school basketball game in 15th Region history has ever carried the weight of Pikeville’s opening-round Sweet 16 matchup with heavily-favored John Hardin at Rupp Arena on March 14.

  • UPIKE softball Roundup: Bears sweep doubleheader with Harriers


    PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville infielders Megan Claypoole and Kelsey White belted home runs to fuel an 8-0 win in game one and a doubleheader sweep of Miami-Hamilton at Paul Butcher Field on March 9.

    The Bears, now 8-6, took the nightcap 11-0.

  • Bears split doubleheader at Ohio Christian


    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — University of Pikeville hurler Charlie Cokley came on in relief of starter Justin Dzubia in the nightcap and pitched three solid shutout innings to earn a doubleheader split with Ohio Christian, winning 6-0 after falling in the opener, 7-2, on March 12.

    The Bears are now 14-9 while the Trailblazers moved to 5-17.

  • Panthers headed back to Rupp: Pikeville’s back-to-back titles first since 1952-53


    PIKEVILLE – Pikeville hit clutch free throws in the final two minutes, including eight-of-eight from MVP Wyatt Battaile, to trip up Johnson Central, 52-45, to claim its 11th regional crown in the championship game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • UPIKE men, women ousted in post-season play at EKEC


    PIKEVILLE — Top-seeded University of Pikeville missed a three-point shot taken by Rodney Hawkins at the buzzer as Campbellsville upset the Bears, 67-65, in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 3.

    The Bears, now 28-4, will enter the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., as an at-large entry.