• High School Basketball Roundup: Pirates run past Rebels: Nunemaker reaches scoring milestone in win


    GOODY – Belfry took the lead early on against Allen Central and went on to score a 72-60 win in the home finale played on Feb. 14.


    Isiah Roblee tossed in 16 points and Koleston Blankenship added 14 as the Pirates improved to 12-16.


    Cameron Nelson paced the Rebels (12-16) with a game-high 23 points while Kolby Slone added 15.




  • High School Basketball Roundup: South Floyd cruises past JBS; PHS rolls


    PIPPA PASSES – South Floyd took charge in the second period and went on to knock off June Buchanan, 90-55, in a game played on Feb. 11.


    J.R. Tackett and Jacob Collins poured in 24 points apiece for the Raiders (16-11) to share game-high scoring honors. Brady Conn added 14 and Kyle Isaac chipped in 10.


    Elijah Branham paced the Crusaders (3-24) with 14 points.

  • Panthers secure No. 1 seed


    PIKEVILLE — The Pikeville Panthers locked up the 59th District’s top seed and berth in the 15th Region tournament with a 56-41 victory over Shelby Valley in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Feb. 7.


    Wyatt Battaile tossed in 15 points and Evan Rhodes added 11 as the Panthers improved to 15-7 and 6-1 in district play.


  • Creech honored; Floyd Central football job


    It seems like just yesterday I was introduced to a young lady who was making an immediate impact on the basketball court at small Jenkins High School in Letcher County.


    I’ve had the opportunity over the past 42-plus years to watch some very talented players display their talents on all levels.


  • High School Basketball Roundup: Bobcats rally past Blackcats; Lady Tigers roll


    BETSY LAYNE – Betsy Layne rallied from a double-digit, first-half deficit to defeat Prestonsburg, 61-57, in a 58th District matchup played at D.W. Howard Fieldhouse on Feb. 1.


    Grant Orsborn tossed in a game-high 17 points and Jordan Kendrick added 13 as Betsy Layne improved to 3-19. Nathan Hall chipped in 10.


  • Cardinals roll past Pirates; Rebels bounce Blackcats


    GOODY — Sheldon Clark ran out to a big lead early on against Belfry and cruised to an 82-59 win in a game played on Jan. 28.


    Dylan James poured in a game-high 36 points for the Cardinals, now 14-10. Shawn Moore followed with 15 and Dave Cantrell added 14.


    Cameron Catron and Koleston Blankenship finished with 13 apiece for the Pirates, who fell to 9-12.

  • High School Basketball Roundup: Panthers knock off Cats; Tug tops Van


    ROBINSON CREEK — Pikeville’s defensive effort fueled the Panthers to a 56-42 win over Shelby Valley in a 59th District showdown played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Jan. 24.


    Cade Byers tossed in a game-high 12 points while Wyatt Battaile and Evan Rhodes added 11 each as Pikeville improved to 12-6.


    Seth Johnson paced the Wildcats (13-7) with 10 points.

  • High School Basketball Roundup: Valley tops Covenant; Lady Hawks bounce Magoffin


    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Shelby Valley took charge early in the second half and pulled away to beat Covenant Christian, 89-52, in the 14th annual Hatfield-McCoy Shootout played at Williamson Fieldhouse on Jan. 21.


    Cody Potter poured in a game-high 28 points and Blake Burke added 16 as the Wildcats moved to 13-6. Tanner Bentley chipped in 13.




  • UPIKE teams score big wins


    LEBANON, Tenn. — University of Pikeville used a balanced scoring attack to pull away and beat Cumberland (Tenn.), 84-59, in a Mid-South Conference matchup played on Jan. 14.


    The 10th-ranked Bears, now 18-3, built a 15-point, halftime lead and extended it in the second half to score its ninth straight win over Cumberland, now 8-9.


  • Panthers knock off Pirates


    GOODY — Pikeville used a big second quarter to take charge against Belfry and run to a 69-58 win in a game played on Jan. 14.


    Wyatt Battaile fired in 18 points to lead a trio of Panthers (9-6) in double figures. Kyle Watkins and Connor Roberts followed with 11 each.