• Medical Leader’s All-Area Boys’ Basketball Teams: JC’s Blair leads elite squad: Pikeville’s Justice earns Coach of the Year honors


    PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central sharpshooter Mason Blair capped off his career as a Golden Eagle at the top of his class.


    The senior finished up his career with 2,363 points, including more than 2,300 of those over three years.


    He averaged 31.5 points per game and helped Johnson Central to a region best 27-7 record and berth in the 15th Region championship game.

  • Panthers, Lady Panthers claim All ‘A’ crowns


    PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville pounded out 11 hits and cruised to a 14-0 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played on April 12.


    Mason Moore drove in three runs and Ben Daniels batted in two as the Tigers improved to 8-5. Jake Hyden collected two hits and knocked in one run while Tanner Miller and Tanner Smith added two hits apiece.


  • High School Baseball roundup: Valley, Pikeville, P’burg advance


    ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley erupted for five runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off Betsy Layne late for a 10-6 win in the All “A” Classic matchup played at Dale Trivette Field on April 5.


    Jacob Beverly tripled, singled, scored three times and knocked in a pair of runs as the Wildcats improved to 10-1. Ty Riddle had two hits, scored once and batted in four.

  • High School Baseball/Softball Roundup : Letcher Central blanks Belfry; PCC, AC tangle


    ERMINE — Letcher Central made the most of six hits as the Cougars pulled away late to beat Belfry, 8-0, in a game played on April 1.


    Max Baker and Trevor Hardin each singled, scored and drove in a pair of runs as LCC moved to 4-6. Winning pitcher Jonathan Potter added one hit and batted in one run.


    Matt Fought suffered the loss as the Pirates dropped to 2-8.

  • Medical Leader’s All-Area Girls’ Basketball Team: Nunemaker leads elite squad: Paintsville’s Trimble wins coaching honor


    PIKEVILLE — Exit stage left, former Jenkins standout Whitney Creech.


    Welcome Pikeville senior Savanna Nunemaker.


    Creech, who was the Medical Leader’s Player of the Year the past two seasons, passed the torch to Nunemaker who guided the Panthers to a 20-9 record in Coach Kristy Orem’s first season.


  • High School Baseball Roundup: PCC rallies past ACA; Pikeville now 10-0


    BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central erased a seven-run, first inning deficit by scoring 11 times in the bottom of the inning to come from behind for a 21-8 victory over Ambassador Christian Academy (W.Va.) in a game played on March 29.


  • High School Baseball/Softball Roundup: Pikeville, Valley, P’burg score big wins


    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Pikeville used timely hitting to score a 4-2 win over North Catholic (Pa.) in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 26.


    Michael McDonald tripled, scored and drove in one run to back the pitching of winner Peyton Hamilton. Tyler Elkins singled, scored and knocked in one run as Pikeville improved to 7-0. Cade Byers singled and added an RBI.


  • High School Baseball Roundup: JC hammers P’burg; Pikeville, Valley roll


    STONECREST — Johnson Central took charge late against Prestonsburg as the Golden Eagle snapped a 1-1 tie with a three-run, fifth inning en route to a 10-1 win in a game played at Stone Crest Sports Complex on March 21.


    Geordon Blanton had two hits, walked twice and drove in three runs as Johnson Central improved to 2-1.


  • High School Baseball/Softball Roundup: Tomcats thump Belfry; Pikeville tops Letcher


    ASHLAND — Ashland Blazer scored early and often as the Tomcats rolled to an 18-0 win over Belfry in a game halted after five innings on the mercy rule played on March 18.


    Colton Cross tripled and singled for Belfry’s lone hits off winner Jake Lewis. Avery Browning took the loss as the Pirates dropped to 1-1.


  • UPIKE baseball, softball roundup


    PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville’s Ashley Goines singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to help the Bears complete a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Christian with a 2-1 win in the nightcap played at Paul Butcher Field on March 22.

    Lindsay Floyd batted in the Bears first run in the home second inning with a double.

    Hannah Thacker was the winning pitcher.