Martin County Cardinals

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Pikeville rolls past Hazard; Jags nip Leslie County

Pikeville took an early lead against Hazard and the Panthers scored a 13-3 win in a game played at Davis ark on Tuesday night. Dylan Thompson tripled and doubled while driving in four runs and scoring. Sam Wright singled, scored, and knock in a pair of runs. Carson Salyer singled and scored twice. Bash Ryan […]

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: East Ridge tops Phelps; Bobcats now 3-0

East Ridge pounded out 17 hits and scored a 12-7 win over Phelps on the road on Monday night. Winning pitcher Stevie Layne had three hits, including a pair of doubles, batted in four runs, and scored twice. Hayden Robinette added three hits, a pair of doubles, and drove in four runs. Dylan Burdine singled […]

SWEET 16 TOURNAMENT: Martin County’s season ends in loss to Douglass

Martin County should have played in the Sweet 16 three years ago, but COVID canceled the event. The Cardinals finally got the opportunity to play at Rupp Arena against Frederick Douglass, arguably the most talented team, in the field. The Broncos took control in the second quarter and went on to eliminate the Cardinals, 73-53, […]

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Duty, Ryan no-hit Tigers; Campbell’s debut spoiled

Pikeville pitchers Isaac Duty and Bash Ryan combined to toss a no-hitter as the Panthers opened the high school baseball season with a 12-0, mercy-rule win over Paintsville on the new turf at Davis Park on Monday night.  Noah Jarrell had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in three runs. Jeb Wilkerson added […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Cardinals rally past Panthers to claim crown

Martin County turned late Pikeville turnovers into clutch free throws down the stretch and the Cardinals captured the boys’ 15th Region tournament championship, edging the Panthers, 55-53, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Monday night. Martin County, now 24-10, will finally get to play at Rupp Arena. The Cardinals won the region title in 2020, but […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Martin County, Lawrence County advance

The 15th Region boys’ quarterfinals tipped off Wednesday night at the Appalachian Wireless Arena.  Lawrence County and Martin County punched their tickets to the semifinals. Andrew Bloomfield poured in 20 points and Kaden Gillespie added 13 as the Bulldogs defeated Belfry, 65-45.  Cody Erwin led the Pirates with 16 points and Caden Woolum followed with 13.  In the […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Pikeville, Martin County reach semifinals

Four-time defending 15th region girls champion Pikeville and Martin County punched their tickets to the semifinals following opening round wins at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Monday night. Trinity Rowe scored 14 points and Kristen Whited followed with 11 as the Lady Panthers cruised past Belfry, 72-32. Leighan Jackson added nine. The Lady Pirates were led […]

57TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Cardinals back-to-back champions

Martin County held on down the stretch to edge Paintsville, 53-48, in the girls’ 57th District championship game played on Thursday night. Alyssa Allen led a balanced scoring attack with 16 points while Laken Williams added 15. Brooklyn Marcum followed with 10. Katie Marcum finished with 12. Kylie Kinner led all scorers with a game-high 22 […]

57TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cardinals rally past Golden Eagles; advance to title game

Martin County rallied in the final eight minutes to reach the 57th District tournament championship with a thrilling 62-59 win over Johnson Central on Wednesday. The Cardinals, now 20-10, will play host Paintsville on Friday night. The Golden Eagles season ends at 14-16. Luke Hale poured in a game-high 24 points and Brayden McKenzie added 17. […]

57TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Tigers stun Lady Eagles; Lady Cards advance

Paintsville and Johnson Central battled down to the wire as the Lady Tigers held on for a 44-41 victory in the 57th District semifinals matchup played on Monday night. The Lady Tigers improved to 19-10 and beat the Lady Eagles (21-7) for the first time in three games this season. Kylie Kinner paced Paintsville with a […]