Paintsville Tigers

HS BASKETBALL: Four area standouts named All-State

PIKEVILLE – Martin County’s Trey James helped lead the Cardinals to their first trip to the boys Sweet 16 since 1983. Shelby Valley’s Cody Potter guided the Wildcats to the region’s best record this season. Both were chosen second-team Lexington Herald Leader all-state members. The duo was joined by Phelps senior Trey Francis. He was […]

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’ […]

HALL OF FAME: Runyon, Tackett are Class of 2020 basketball inductees

PAINTSVILLE – Legendary Paintsville head coach Bill Mike Runyon and hoop standout Todd Tackett have been honored as inductees into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Runyon coached 29 seasons at Paintsville and Tackett played, helping the Tigers to four straight Sweet Sixteen appearances from 1995-98, including the 1996 state championship squad. Tackett, […]

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: Martin County’s Dingess named most valuable player

PIKEVILLE – Martin County High School’s Brady Dingess was named the 15th Region Tournament’s most valuable player after leading the Cardinals to the school’s first-ever Sweet 16 appearance and first since Sheldon Clark won in 1983. The Cardinals held off Lawrence County, 65-61, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Monday night. All-Tournament Team: Sal Dean […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Valley Cats escape Hornets to advance

PIKEVILLE – Phelps was prepared to challenge Shelby Valley for a berth in the boys 15th Region Tournament semifinals. The Hornets, who saw their season end at 21-11, trailed by just a single point heading into the final quarter before the Wildcats pulled away for a 69-53 win in a game which was much closer […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Bulldogs rally past Tigers to reach semifinals Saturday

PIKEVILLE – Lawrence County battled back in the second half from a double-digit deficit to knock of Paintsville, 81-71, in the boys’ 15th Region Tournament matchup played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Thursday night. The Bulldogs, now 21-11, advance to Saturday night’s semifinals against Shelby Valley (25-7). The Tigers season ends at 15-14. Cody […]

57TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Cardinals finish unbeaten at home in winning crown

INEZ – Martin County’s Cardinals were able to protect their house all season long. The Cardinals took charge early on against Paintsville and led wire-to-wire to claim the 57th District Tournament title with a 56-41 win over the Tigers on Friday night. Brady Dingess fired in 24 points and Trey James added 10 and 17 […]

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 […]