Letcher Central Cougars


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 […]

GIRLS SWEET SIXTEEN: Letcher Central falls to defending champs in opener

LEXINGTON – Letcher Central’s return to the Sweet 16 came to an end in the opening round as defending champion Ryle overcame an early six-point deficit to roll past the Lady Cougars, 59-36, in the opening round played at Rupp Arena on Wednesday. The Lady Cougars, who finished 25-11, struggled from the floor, hitting just […]

14TH REGION FINALS: Lady Cougars beat KCC; headed to Sweet 16

WHITESBURG – Letcher Central overcame a first-half deficit to take the lead away from Knott Central in the final period and the Lady Cougars rallied for a 45-40 win in the girls’ 14th Region Tournament championship game played on Saturday night. Letcher Central, now 25-10, will face Ryle in the opening round of the girls’ […]

14TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Cougars roll past Owsley: Hazard next up in semifinals

HINDMAN – Letcher Central ran out to an early lead and went on to beat Owsley County, 73-62, to advance in the boys 14th Region Tournament on Thursday night. Dylan Webb poured in 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to finish with a double-double as the Cougars improved to 9-19. Parker Williams fired in 17 […]

14TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Lady Cougars cruise in opening round

WHITESBURG – Letcher Central dominated from the opening tip as the Lady Cougars rolled past Jackson City, 78-41, in the 14th Region Tournament matchup played at LCCHS Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Kaylee Banks poured in 20 points as Central improved to 23-10. Brooklynn Collins followed with 13 while Brook Bates chipped in eight. Twelve different […]

53RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cougars stun Patriots in finals

PIPPA PASSES – A season which has been filled with so many disappointments for Letcher Central rose from the ashes when the Cougars stunned Knott County Central, 45-44, to claim the 53rd District Tournament championship on Friday night. LCC, now 8-19, had lost both regular-season matchups to the Patriots, who fell to 17-10. Parkers Williams […]

53RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Back-to-back titles for Lady Cougars

PIPPA PASSES – Letcher Central’s Lady Cougars had lost both regular season matchups with Knott County Central. All that is forgotten following Thursday night’s come-from-behind 55-41 victory over the Lady Patriots in the 53rd District Tournament championship game played at Alice Lloyd College. The game was tied at 32 all heading into the final eight […]

53RD DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cougars rally from 20 points down to stun Cordia

PIPPA PASSES – Letcher Central rallied from a 20-point deficit, including being 10 down in the final quarter, to stun Cordia, 50-47, in the boys’ 53rd District tournament opener played at Alice Lloyd College on Tuesday night. The Cougars, now 7-19, advance to the championship game while also punching their ticket to next week’s 14th […]