Johnson Central Golden Eagles


MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Pikeville, LCC finish 1-2 in final girls’ Super 7 poll

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville captured its second straight 15th Region basketball championship. Letcher Central made its way through the 14th Region field to a title. Both advanced to the KHSAA Sweet 16 state tournament. The two eastern Kentucky programs finished 1-2 in the final Mountain Top Sports girls’ Super 7 basketball poll released on Thursday. The […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Valley’s Potter Player of the Year; MC’s James COY

PIKEVILLE – Shelby Valley senior standout Cody Potter has worked his way to the top of the mountain among 15th Region athletes. He finished out his senior season averaging 24.6 points per game and 10 rebounds, while helping the Wildcats reach the regional tournament semifinals. Potter’s body of work has earned him Mountain Top Sports’ […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Belfry’s Ball named Player of the Year; Orem coach

PIKEVILLE – Belfry High School’s Katie Ball was dominate all season long. She averaged 22.7 points per game (ppg.) and 14.5 rebounds (rpg.) in helping the Lady Pirates advance to the 15th Region tournament. Her dominance on the court has earned her Mountain Top Sports’ Player of the Year honors. She leads an outstanding group […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Pikeville’s Rowe named MVP following 39-38 win

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville High School’s Trinity Rowe became the first eighth grader in history to be named the 15th Region Tournament’s most valuable player following the Panthers 39-38 victory over Shelby Valley at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday. Here is a look at the girls’ All-Tournament Team: MVP – Trinity Rowe – Pikeville Madison Thompson […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Belfry holds off Johnson Central to advance

PIKEVILLE – Belfry’s Katie Ball hit a short jumper falling away from the basket with 22 seconds remaining to provide the Lady Pirates with the margin needed to escape Johnson Central, 53-52, in the girls’ 15th Region Tournament thriller played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday night. Ball finished with a game-high 26 points, […]

57TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Cardinals reign Queens

INEZ – Martin County’s climb to the top of the 57th District has come with bumps in the road this season. Thursday night it was smooth sailing as the Lady Cardinals dominated Johnson Central, running away with the crown, 46-32, in the championship matchup played at MCHS Gymnasium. Madison Thompson’s MVP performance included 23 points […]

57TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Tigers’ wire-to-wire effort eliminates Golden Eagles

INEZ – Turn the clock back to the 2010 district tournament. That was the last time Johnson Central failed to qualify for the 15th Region tournament. Paintsville took the lead against their cross-town rivals at the outset and never let go in rolling to an 82-69 victory over the Golden Eagles in the 57th District […]

57TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Cards, Lady Eagles advance

INEZ – In a season filled with tragedy for Martin County’s Lady Cardinals – the light at the end of the tunnel shines bright. Standout Madison Thompson finished with 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to power the Lady Cardinals to a 51-33 victory over Magoffin County to punch their ticket to the 57th District […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Valley edges JC in OT; Jags top Pirates

PAINTSVILLE – Shelby Valley let a fourth quarter lead slip away but recovered in overtime to score a thrilling 88-87 win over Johnson Central in a game played on Thursday night. Keian Worrix had his biggest game all season with 27 points, five assists and two steals as the Wildcats moved to 23-6 to close […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Paintsville edges Pikeville; Valley tops MC

PIKEVILLE – Paintsville build a double-digit lead against Pikeville and held on for a 68-67 win in a game played at the T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Nick Keeton poured in a game-high 33 points as the Tigers moved to 14-11. He also reached 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds in the […]