HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Wells named Mountain Top Sports POY; Kinner COY

No single player was more dominating around the net than Pikeville High School senior Kaylee Wells.

She finished her senior season with 318 kills, 59 blocks and 217 digs in leading her team to regional best 21-2 record.

Wells has been honored by being selected the Mountain Top Sports Player of the Year.

The PHS standout is joined by three other members of her team.

Paintsville sophomore Hailey Little guided her Lady Tigers to the 15th Region championship with a victory over Pikeville. She has been chosen as first-team captain.

Pikeville’s Emily Gearheart captains the second team while Floyd Central’s Caley Howard leads the third unit.

Paintsville head coach Dawn Kinner, who led her team to a ninth straight district championship and 15th Region title, has won the Coach of the Year honor.

Here is a look at the Mountain Top Sports All-Area Volleyball Teams:

Coach of the Year: Dawn Kinner, Paintsville

Player of the Year: Kaylee Wells, Sr., Pikeville


Hailey Little, So., Paintsville (Capt.)

Riley Tavis, Sr., Pikeville

Bella Blackburn, So., Paintsville

McKinlee Potter, Jr., Pikeville

Hannah Blackburn, East Ridge

Jadyn Hall, So., Floyd Central

Katie Kidd, Sr., Betsy Layne

Amelia Wallace, Jr., Floyd Central

Lauren Horn, Sr., Martin County

Kendal Hall, So., Johnson Central


Emily Gearheart, Sr., Pikeville (Capt.)

Hadley Hardin, Sr., Paintsville

Clara McNamee, Fr., Belfry

Blair Ratliff, So., Paintsville

Sarah Woods, Jr., East Ridge

Alyssa McCoy, Jr., Martin County

Kyra Looney, Jr., Shelby Valley

Randi Delong, So., Johnson Central

LaRanda Francis, Jr., Phelps

Molly Boyd, Jr., Prestonsburg


Caley Howard, Jr., Floyd Central (Capt.)

Maddie Meade, Jr., Betsy Layne

Destiny Fleming, Sr., Pike Central

Sydney May, Jr., Johnson Central

Jenna Grayson, Sr., Martin County

Summer Madden, Sr., Letcher Central

Erin Akers, Sr., Prestonsburg

Hunter Adkins, So., Shelby Valley

Emma Harris, Jr., Belfry

Alivia Stumbo, Sr., Floyd Central