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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: 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: Pikeville’s Rowe named MVP following 39-38 win

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville High School’s Trinity Rowe became the first eighth grader in history to be named the 15th Region Tournament’s most valuable player following the Panthers 39-38 victory over Shelby Valley at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday. Here is a look at the girls’ All-Tournament Team: MVP – Trinity Rowe – Pikeville Madison Thompson […]

SIGNINGS: Central’s Roberts, Betsy Layne’s Howell college bound

15th REGION TOURNAMENT: Lady Cats knock off Lady Hawks

PIKEVILLE – Pike Central wanted to slow the game down against Shelby Valley and they did for the most part. When the Lady Wildcats were able to breakaway they did with success and went on to beat Pike Central, 45-25, in the opening round of the girls’ 15th Region Tournament played at the Appalachian Wireless […]

60TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Pirates bounce PCC in finals

GOODY – Belfry standout Katie Ball was held below her season average. In fact, she only had two points at halftime in last night’s 60th District Tournament championship game. She had help this night as Cushi Fletcher poured in 20 points and Kyera Thornsbury followed with 14 as Belfry defeated Pike County Central, 58-35. Ball […]

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: Phelps knocks off PCC; Lady Jags roll past ER

PHELPS – Phelps rallied in the final period to knock off Pike County Central, 60-56 in the district matchup played at the McCoy Athletic Center on Wednesday night. Danielle Prater poured in 25 points as the Lady Hornets improved to 18-10 overall. Chloe Smith followed with 14 and 13 rebounds to finish with a double-double […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Paintsville edges Pikeville; Valley tops MC

PIKEVILLE – Paintsville build a double-digit lead against Pikeville and held on for a 68-67 win in a game played at the T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Tuesday night. Nick Keeton poured in a game-high 33 points as the Tigers moved to 14-11. He also reached 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds in the […]