• 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.

  • Boys’ Sweet Sixteen: Perry tall order for Panthers: Panthers bounced from tourney by Commodores


    LEXINGTON — Perry County Central opened the second half on an 8-0 run and pulled away to beat cold-shooting Pikeville, 61-46, in the opening round of the Boys’ Sweet 16 tournament played at Rupp Arena on March 15.


  • High School Baseball Roundup: Valley, Pike Central, Pikeville posts diamond wins


    ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley made the most of four hits as the Wildcats opened the season with an 11-1 win over Ridgeview (Va.) in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 13.


    Ty Riddle singled, scored and drove in two runs to back the pitching of winner Jacob Beverly.


  • Hail Pikeville! Unrattled Panthers bounce back to stun Golden Eagles


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville first-year coach Elisha Justice never felt his team was out of the game despite facing an 18-point deficit with just over five minutes remaining before halftime.


  • High School Tournament Roundup: 15TH REGION CHAMPIONS: Panthers rally past Eagles


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville rallied from an 18-point, second-quarter deficit to stun 15th Region perennial power Johnson Central, 95-84, in the championship game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 6.


    It was the Panthers, now 23-8, first regional title since 1999 and 10th in school history.


  • UPIKE MSC tournament roundup


    FRANKFORT – University of Pikeville fell behind early on to Life University and the Bears came up on the short end of a 78-63 decision in the Mid-South Conference championship game played at the Frankfort Convention Center on March 5.

  • UPIKE baseball roundup


    PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville completed a series sweep of Saint Francis (Ind.) with a pair of wins at Johnnie LeMaster Field on March 5.

    The Bears took the night cap 8-6 after winning the opener, 3-0.

    Max Hall and Aaron Hedgecock earned victories on the mound.

  • UPIKE softball roundup


    PIPPA PASSES – University of Pikeville blasted four home runs in cruising to a doubleheader sweep of Alice Lloyd College in softball action played on March 6.

    The Bears, now 6-6, took the nightcap 6-4 after winning the opener 14-0.

    Lindsay Floyd and Alexandra Quill earned victories on the mound.