Paintsville Tigers

CLASS 1A PLAYOFFS: Paintsville sends Rams packin’

It took Paintsville three football seasons to exercise their playoff demons. Paintsville used a sold second-half performance to pull away and beat Raceland, 32-18, in the Class 1A, District 6 championship game played at Memorial Field on Friday night. The Tigers had lost the previous two seasons in close games to the Rams. John Walker […]

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HS CHEER: Shelby Valley, Pikeville, Belfry all  winners

Shelby Valley, Pikeville and Belfry all came away winners during Saturday’s  15th and 16th Region Competitive Cheer competition held at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday. Here is a breakdown of the divisions: Super Greenup County….86.00 Pike Central………..83.95 Large Shelby Valley………79.65 Boyd County……….78.20 East Carter………….76.70 Medium Lewis County………..80.40 Martin County………79.60 Lawrence County……75.10 East Ridge…………….74.10 Elliott County………..71.10 […]

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1A PLAYOFFS: Tigers cruise into second round

Paintsville exploded offensively, scoring 41 points in the game’s first 10-plus minutes and the Tigers thumped Fairview, 67-0, in the Class 1A playoff matchup played at Memorial Field on Thursday night. Harris Phelps rushed just six times for 125 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Paintsville improved to 8-3. John Walker Phelps added 83 […]

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MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: JC, PHS finish 1,2 in final regular season poll

Johnson Central and Pikeville claimed the No. 1 and No. 2 rankings in the final Mountain Top Sports Super 7 football poll released Monday. The Golden Eagles, 10-0, thrashed Belfry, 53-16, while the Panthers (10-0) cruised past Ridgeview (Va.), 67-28. Shelby Valley, 8-2, was idle this past week but the Wildcats slipped ahead of Belfry, […]

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15TH REGION VOLLEYBALL: Floyd Central, Pike Central for all the marbles

Prior to this season the Floyd Central Lady Jaguars had never beaten Paintsville. In fact, they were 0-7 against the defending 15th Region champions. Floyd Central took the opening two sets from the Lady Tigers and finished the match off in four, winning 3-1, in the semifinals played at East Ridge High School on Wednesday […]

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HS SOCCER: Burchetts, Lycans named to all-state teams

Prestonsburg’s Anna Burchett leads several area high school soccer players named to the Kentucky High School Coaches Association all-state soccer teams. Burchett, who helped lead the Lady Blackcats to the Elite 8 of the girls’ state tournament, was named a first-team member. Prestonsburg finished 21-3-0. She scored 88 goals and had 18 assists, averaging 3.7 […]

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15TH REGION VOLLEYBALL: Floyd Central, Paintsville reach semis

Floyd Central and Paintsville are no strangers when it comes to battling for the 15th Region tournament volleyball title. Both will meet Wednesday evening in the semifinals following opening round wins over Belfry and East Ridge at the Reservation on Monday night. It will be a rematch of the 2017 and 2018 region finals, both […]

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MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Golden Eagles keep firm grip on No. 1

The Johnson Central Golden Eagles and Pikeville Panthers are the lone remaining unbeaten area football teams following action this past weekend. Coach Jim Matney’s squad maintains its No. 1 ranking in the latest Mountain Top Sports Super 7 football poll released Monday. Johnson Central, now 9-0, will look to conclude a perfect regular season this […]

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HS FOOTBALL: Paintsville hangs on to edge Raceland

One thing you can count on when Paintsville and Raceland meet on the football field – a thrilling finish. The Tigers, leading 19-3 in the second half, had to rely on a game-saving defensive play by John Walker Phelps  in the endzone to help preserve a nail-biting 19-15 victory over the Rams at Memorial Field […]

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DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Floyd Central cruises; Pikeville escapes East Ridge

Floyd Central rolled to its third straight district championship with a 3-0 victory over Betsy Layne at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. It marked the third straight year the Lady Jaguars won the title match by a 3-0 score. Allison Turner had a team-high 12 kills and two blocks in the 25-10, 25-19 and 25-19 […]

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