• HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Panthers pull away, bounce Pirates


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville pulled away from Belfry in the second half to earn a 70-55 win in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Jan. 9.


    Wyatt Battaile poured in a game-high 22 points and Connor Roberts added 16 as the Panthers improved to 11-3. Cade Byers added 12.


  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Jaguars hammer Blackcats


    PRESTONSBURG — Floyd Central jumped out to an early lead against Prestonsburg and cruised to a 75-33 win in a game played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Jan. 6.


    Brady Conn led a balanced attack with a game-high 18 points as the Jaguars moved to 9-6. Kolby Slone followed with 13 and J.R. Tackett chipped in 11.


  • ALL-AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM: MC's Dillon leads elite squad; Paintsville's Allen captains defense; McNamee named Coach of the Year


    PIKEVILLE — The numbers tell a tall tale of a mountain quarterback who will go down as one of the best ever.


    Mingo Central senior quarterback Jeremy Dillon, who was named the Kennedy Award winner in 2016 and who finished runner-up this season, shredded opponents for more than 8,000 yards over the past two years.


  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Pirates fall in overtime; Westside nips Tug


    GOODY — Belfry saw a fourth-quarter lead slip away as Jackson County rallied for a 65-63 win in overtime in the finale of the Mountain Schoolboy Classic played at Belfry High School on Dec. 29.


    Isiah Roblee led three Pirates (5-5) in double figures with 19 points. Koleston Blankenship and Devin Varney added 13 apiece.


  • UPIKE vs Bluefield


    PIKEVILLE –Jordan Perry and Darrion Leslie scored 25 and 23 points each to lift the eighth-ranked University of Pikeville men's basketball team over Bluefield (Va.) 96-78 on Saturday.

  • High School Basketball Roundup


    PAINTSVILLE – Johnson Central used a solid second-half effort to run away and beat Sheldon Clark, 91-61, in a game played on Jan. 2.

    Cory VanHoose poured in a game-high 27 points and Isaiah May finished with 24 as the Golden Eagles improved to 7-7. Jacob Rice tallied 15 and Gabe Ferrel chipped in a baker’s dozen.

  • Top Sports Stories — 2017


    NATIONAL CHAMPIONS - Hard work, dedication pays off for small-town girls

    PIKEVILLE — There were plenty of smiles when Pikeville High School's (PHS) varsity cheerleaders returned home earlier this week after competing on the national stage in Orlando, Fla.


    The girls captured a second straight national championship and fourth in school history.


  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Belfry, Tug Valley, JC fall in tourney action


    MOREHEAD — Belfry saw a fourth-quarter lead get away as Pendleton County rallied for a 78-72 win in the Kentucky Bank Challenge played at Rowan County High School on Dec. 23.


    Isaiah Roblee fired in 28 points to lead the Pirates, now 3-4. Devin Varney followed with 14 and Koleston Blankenship added 12.


  • Phelps falls in Derby Classic; Tug boys roll


    RACELAND — Raceland ran out to an early lead and went on to beat Phelps, 59-29, in the opening round of Derby Classic played at the Palace on Dec. 19.


    Trey Francis led the Hornets (2-5) with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Turnmire chipped in seven.


    Octavious Hall and Rylie Potter tossed in a game-high 12 points apiece for the Rams, now 4-3.


  • Bruins bounce Panthers in PIT title game


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville faced an uphill climb in the championship game of the 65th annual Pikeville Invitational Tournament on Dec. 16.


    The Panthers, playing without injured standout Wyatt Battaile, was no match for perennial powerhouse Ballard as the Bruins rolled to a 90-69 win in a game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium.