HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Martin County, P’burg reach All ‘A’ finals

Martin County and defending 15th Region champion Prestonsburg cruised to wins on Wednesday night to advance to the All “A” tournament championship match tonight at StoneCrest Soccer Complex.

The Cardinals rolled past Pikeville 11-1, in the nightcap.

Bobby Hale had a big match with five goals and two assists while Reece Merrill added four goals and one assist.

Jestin Barker finished with two goals and two assists. Isaiah Zuidema had three assists and Evan Mills added one.

Goalkeeper Ethan Frey had three saves and allowed just one goal.

In the opener, the Blackcats dominated Paintsville from the very outset and rolled to a 10-0 win over the Tigers.

Matt Burchett had three goals and three assists while Isaiah Collins finished with three goals and two assists.

Dylan Moore scored two goals while Ben Burchett and Ryan Rankin added one each. Grant Justice had two assists and Preston Crase had one.

Goalkeepers Jacob Martin and Bryce Ousley combined for the shutout.

Tonight’s match will begin at 8 p.m.