• HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Tug defense shuts down Phelps


    PHELPS — Tug Valley's defense made a statement early on in its matchup with Phelps.


    The Panthers turned away the Hornets inside the 10-yard line on the first offensive series of the game and went on to score a 20-7 victory in a game played at Marty Casey Stadium on Sept. 15.


    Tug Valley, now 3-1, used a balanced rushing attack to grab a 14-0 halftime lead.

  • Hawks hang on, escape Cougars


    BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central was on the verge of blowing out Letcher Central at the outset of the second half.


    Everything went south for the Hawks following the kickoff.


  • High School Soccer Roundup


    STONECREST – Belfry's Christian Long scored an unassisted goal in the 79th minute to lift the Pirates to a 3-2 win over Prestonsburg in a match that was completed in heavy fog at the StoneCrest Soccer Complex on Sept. 19.


  • Bears return home, crush KCU


    PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville ran out to a big halftime lead against Kentucky Christian University and cruised to a 70-28 win in a game played at W.C. Hambley Athletic Complex on Sept. 16.


    UPIKE quarterback Sani Warren completed 19 of 28 passes for 228 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bears won for the first time in three games.


  • Tigers upend Panthers


    PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville quarterback Jake Hyden tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Tanner Smith and the defense shut down Pikeville as the Tigers scored a 28-0 win in a game played at Memorial Field on Sept. 8.


  • Friday Night Lights


    Here is a look at this weekend's high school football matchups:


    Mingo Central (3-0)


    vs. Sissonville (3-0)


    Date: Sept. 15


    Site: James H. "Buck" Harless Stadium


    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


    Radio: 96.5 FM


    Coaches: Joey Fields (Mingo Central); Marc Wilson (Sissonville)


  • Dillon passes Miners to win over Wayne


    NEWTOWN, W.Va. — Mingo Central quarterback Jeremy Dillon completed 10 of 14 passes for 216 yards and four touchdowns as the defending state champions breezed past Wayne, 47-28, in a game played at James H. "Buck" Harless Stadium on Sept. 1.


  • Friday Night Lights


    Here is a look at this weekend's high school football games:


    Paintsville (2-1)


    vs. Pikeville (1-1)


    Date: Sept. 8


    Site: Memorial Field


    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.


    Radio: 98.1FM; 104.7 FM


    Coaches: Joe Chirico (Paintsville); Chris McNamee (Pikeville)


  • Belfry runs past Bryan Station


    LEXINGTON — Belfry running backs Taveon Hunter and Derek Wellman combined for 377 yards and four touchdowns as the Pirates cruised past Bryan Station, 40-19, in a game played on Sept. 1.


    Wellman finished with 201 yards on 23 rushes and Hunter added 176 as the Pirates moved to 1-1 on the season.


  • THRILL OF VICTORY: Phelps ends Pike County Bowl drought at 16


    GOODY — Phelps players, coaches and fans couldn't hold back their emotions as the final seconds ticked off the scoreboard clock at CAM Stadium on Aug. 25.


    The Hornets had just dominated East Ridge to score a monumental win in the 33rd annual Pike County Bowl, beating the Warriors, 32-8.