Paintsville Tigers

All ‘A’ STATE TOURNAMENT: Tigers advance to quarters with win over Harlan

RICHMOND – Paintsville took the lead away from Harlan in the second half and went on to score a 67-60 victory to advance to the All “A” Classic State Tournament quarterfinals in a game played at McBrayer Arena on Thursday night. The Tigers, now 10-8, will face Hazard (15-2) at 8 p.m. Friday night. Colby […]

HS BASKETBALL: 15th region scoring and rebounding leaders

Here is a look at area high school basketball leaders in scoring and rebounding from games reported to the KHSAA website for 15th Region schools, plus Letcher Central and Jenkins from the 14th, included in our coverage area: Leading scorers: BOYS Cody Potter, Shelby Valley, 25 ppg. Colby Fugate, Paintsville, 22.2 ppg. Tyler Maynard, Lawrence […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Tigers remain No. 1; Valley 2 in poll

Chapmanville, despite having its 48-game winning streak against instate foes snapped by county rival Logan, held on to the No. 1 ranking in the latest Mountain Top Sports boys’ Super 7 basketball rankings released on Tuesday. The Tigers, now 10-2, remained ahead of second-ranked Shelby Valley (14-5). The Wildcats are followed by No. 3 Johnson […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Valley girls slip past Scott in MLK Jr. Classic

WINCHESTER – Shelby Valley landed three players in double-figure scoring as the Lady Cats edged Scott, 73-68, in the MLK Jr. Classic played at George Rogers Clark High School on Saturday. Alyssa Newsom finished with 24 points and Tori Hampton added 14 as Valley improved to 12-5. Kelsey Owens added 12. At Winchester Scoring: Shelby […]

ALL ‘A’ CLASSIC FINALS: Tigers rally, upset Cats to win crown

PIKEVILLE – Paintsville overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half to stun Shelby Valley, 57-55, to complete a four-game run through the All “A” Classic and the tournament title in a game played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Sunday afternoon. Colby Fugate sparked the comeback with 34 points as Paintsville improved to 9-8 […]

ALL ‘A’ CLASSIC ROUNDUP: Valley, Paintsville clash in finals today

PIKEVILLE – Shelby Valley scored the game’s first 18 points and the Wildcats went on to beat Pikeville, 66-52, in the 15th Region boys’ All “A” Classic semifinal matchup played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday night. Mr. Basketball candidate Cody Potter fired in a game-high 33 points and pulled down nine rebounds as […]

15TH REGION ALL ‘A’ ROUNDUP: Paintsville, Phelps reach semifinals

PIKEVILLE – Paintsville and Phelps have punched their tickets to the boys’ 15th Region All “A” Classic tournament semifinals following wins on Wednesday night. The Tigers advanced with a 64-46 win over Betsy Layne while the Hornets rolled past Jenkins, 89-58. Colby Fugate was an unstoppable force for Paintsville, lead the way with a game-high […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Chapmanville climbs to No. 1 in poll

Two-time defending Class AA state champion Chapmanville is the new No. 1 team in the latest Mountain Top Sports boys’ Super 7 basketball poll released on Tuesday. The Tigers, now 9-1, have won nine straight games since losing the opener to out-of-state foe Christ’s Church Academy. Shelby Valley, now 12-4, is second, followed by Lawrence […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Golden Eagles escape Bobcats

PIKEVILLE – Johnson Central took the lead away from Betsy Layne late in the second half and held on for a 63-59 victory in a game played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday. Cory VanHoose finished with a game-high 24 points as the Golden Eagles improved to 8-6. Grant Rice followed with 10 and […]

15TH REGION ALL A ROUNDUP: Pikeville, Betsy Layne win openers at AWA

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville built a big halftime lead against Paintsville and went on to score a 54-22 win in the opening round of the 15th Region All “A” Classic tournament played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Thursday night. Kelsey Jo Tackett finished with 14 points and Alivia Gearheart followed with 11 as the Lady […]