East Ridge Warriors


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Pikeville rallies past Ashland; Lady Blackcats roll on

Tenth-ranked Pikeville overcame an 11-point deficit, and the Lady Panthers went non to beat Ashland Blazer, 55-49, in the season opener played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Leighan Jackson finished with a double-double in the win, scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Trinity Rowe followed with 13 points and Jenna Sparks […]

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Blackcats, Lady Blackcats off to 2-0 starts

Prestonsburg’s Grant Varney banked home the game-winning shot as time expired on the clock to give the Blackcats a thrilling 63-61 win over Paintsville on the road on Wednesday night. The win moved the Blackcats, under first year coach Chase Parsley, to 2-0. It was the season opener for the Tigers. Kaden Allen led the […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Warriors close out season with big home win

The East Ridge Warriors dominated from the very outset as they rolled to a 52-7 win over Knott County Central on the Reservation on Friday night. Quarterback Dylan Burdine passed for 291 yards and four touchdowns as East Ridge finished at 4-6. He completed 12-of-14 attempts. Receiver Brad Howell caught three passes for 121 yards […]

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Final regular season matchups in Kentucky; WV games

Here is a look at this week’s high school football games involving area teams in Kentucky and West Virginia: Johnson Central (7-2) vs. Belfry (5-4) Date: Oct. 28 Site: Jim Matney Field Kickoff: 7:30 pm Radio: WXCC 96.5 FM/Mountain Top Media App Coaches: Jesse Peck (Johnson Central); Philip Haywood (Belfry) Players to Watch: RB Zack McCoart, RB Mason Lawson (Johnson Central); […]

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A look at this week’s matchups

Pikeville (6-2) vs. Hazard (6-2) Date: Oct. 21 Site: Hillard Howard Field Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Radio: WDHR 93.1 FM/mountain top media app Livestream: mountain top tv app Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Daniel Howard (Hazard) Players to Watch: WB Tayvian Boykins, RB Blake Birchfield (Pikeville); RB Max Johnson, QB Max Pelfrey (Hazard) Last week’s results: Pikeville […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Valley cruises past East Ridge

Shelby Valley’s offense was clicking on all cylinders as the Wildcats traveled to the Reservation and knocked off East Ridge, 62-20, in a game played on Friday night. Quarterback Russ Osborne passed for 203 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats improved to 6-2 and won their fourth straight game. He rushed for 91 yards […]

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A look at the weekend ahead

Pikeville (5-2) vs. Russellville (1-6) Date: Oct. 15 Site: Somerset Field Kickoff: 2 p.m. Radio: WDHR 93.1 FM/mountain top media app Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Mike Benton (Russellville) Players to Watch: QB Isaac Duty, RB Blake Birchfield (Pikeville); RB A.J. Woodard, QB Octavious McKeage (Russellville) Last week’s results: Pikeville 44, Sayre 15; Russellville 38, Fulton […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Warriors snap three-game losing streak

East Ridge jumped ahead of visiting Bath County and the Warriors cruised to a 50-20 win in a game played on the Reservation on Friday night. Quarterback Dylan Burdine had a big night, passing for 278 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 157 yards and one score. Running back Isaiah Adkins had two […]

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Here are area matchups for Friday games

Pikeville (4-2) at Sayre (4-2) Date: Oct. 7 Site: Sayre Athletics Complex Kickoff: 7:30 pm Radio: WDHR 93.1 FM/Mountain Top Media App Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Chad Pennington (Sayre) Players to Watch: RB Blake Birchfield, WB Tayvian Boykins (Pikeville); QB Luke Pennington WR Brock Coffman (Sayre) Last week’s results: Pikeville 50, Madison Central 14; Sayre 35, Williamsburg 21. Betsy Layne (4-2) vs. […]

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cardinals run past Warriors

Martin County won its third straight game as the Cardinals defeated East Ridge, 57-22, in a game played at The Rock on Friday night. Running back Brock Messer ran for 302 yards and five touchdowns as the Cardinals improved to 4-2. Christopher Phillips and Ja Quan Rufus each added a rushing touchdown. Messer also returned […]