Phelps Hornets

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 […]

HS BASKETBALL: Coaching vacancies growing countywide

PIKEVILLE – Three area schools will be searching for new head coaches next basketball season and the number could grow to as many as five. According to sources, Phelps boys head coach Jason Sanson and girls coach Devin Stiltner and Dewayne Abshire will not return next season. “It was no surprise. Both head coaches planned […]

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 […]

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 […]

60TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Phelps claims second straight crown

GOODY – Phelps standout Trey Francis scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the final quarter, including 16 of 19 from the free throw line, to lift the Hornets to a 66-57 victory over Belfry in the boys’ 60th District Tournament championship game played on Thursday night. The Hornets improved to 21-10 overall and […]

60TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Pirates, Lady Hawks reach finals

GOODY – Belfry took control early in the game against Pike County Central and rolled to a 70-36 victory in the opening round of the boys’ 60th District Tournament played on Tuesday night. The Pirates, now 10-17, advanced to the title game and secured a spot in next week’s 15th Region tournament with the win. […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Valley edges JC in OT; Jags top Pirates

PAINTSVILLE – Shelby Valley let a fourth quarter lead slip away but recovered in overtime to score a thrilling 88-87 win over Johnson Central in a game played on Thursday night. Keian Worrix had his biggest game all season with 27 points, five assists and two steals as the Wildcats moved to 23-6 to close […]