• University of Pikeville — Top Sports Stories: Karapandzic's kick lands at No. 1


    PIKEVILLE — The most impressive performance in UPIKE athletics last season was no doubt when Damir Karapandzic sent a 42-yard field goal through the uprights as time expired to give football a 10-7 win at Georgetown and a share of its first Mid-South Conference East Division Championship.


  • JC’s Blanton lead elite squad; Compton wins coach of the year honor for third time


    PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central’s baseball program has been the class of the 15th Region in recent years.


    The Golden Eagles advanced to the state tournament this past season and finished with an overall record of 31-8.


    A big part of JC’s success came from Marshall-signee and shortstop Geordon Blanton.


  • PHS’ Conn leads elite squad; Thomas wins coaching honor


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville senior pitcher Erika Conn helped guide a dominating Lady Panther squad to the state tournament and first 15th Region championship since 2002.


    Conn was honored this week by being named the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year.


  • Haywood named Coach of the Year


    EAST PEORIA, Ill. — Forty-two seasons as a head football coach, six state football championships, including four straight in Class 3A and an overall record of 417-129. His lifetime story published in a book.


    The resume fits legendary Belfry High School football coach Philip Haywood.


  • Pikeville, JC fall on big stage


    OWENSBORO — Pikeville’s first trip to the girls’ state softball tournament for the first time since 2002 was short-lived as the Lady Panthers were eliminated by Woodford County, 12-2, in the second day of play at Jack C. Fisher Park on June 9.


  • 15th Region Softball Championship: Pikeville leaves no doubt in title game


    BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pikeville High School’s softball program has waited a long time for this moment.


    The Lady Panthers used a six-run, sixth inning to pull away from three-time defending 15th Region champion Johnson Central, leaving little doubt in an 11-4 at Pike County Central High School on June 1.


  • High School postseason: Letcher Central eliminated; Lady Panthers in title game


    JACKSON — Letcher Central was limited to just a pair of hits as Hazard eliminated the Cougars from the 14th Region tournament with a 5-0 win in a game played at Breathitt County High School on May 30.


    Central closed out its season at 19-15 while the Bulldogs, now 29-8, advanced to the finals against Perry County Central.


  • High School District Roundup: Dawgs eliminate Bucs; Valley, P’burg roll


    LOUISA — Perennial power Lawrence County overcame a one-run deficit early on against Belfry and the Bulldogs went on to eliminate the Pirates from the 60th District tournament with a 7-1 win in the opening round on May 22.


    Belfry’s lone run came on Devin Varney’s RBI-single into leftfield, scoring Austin Woolum who had walked.


  • High School Baseball Roundup: Pikeville, Belfry, P’burg post wins


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pounded out 11 hits and built a big lead early on while rolling to an 11-3 win over Harlan County in a game played at Davis Park on May 17.


    Michael McDonald tripled, scored and drove home two runs as Pikeville moved to 22-6. Nate Brown singled twice and batted in two while Clay Slone collected three hits and scored four times.


  • High School Baseball Roundup: Hawks rally past Pirates; Tigers blank Panthers


    GOODY — Pike Central pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on to nip Belfry, 13-12, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on May 2.


    Seth Conn had two hits, including a double, scored one run and drove in three as the Hawks moved to 14-11. Austin Smith singled and knocked in three runs and Evan Coleman had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.