Pikeville Panthers


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 […]

SWEET 16: Lady Panthers’ comeback falls short at Rupp

LEXINGTON – Pikeville left everything on the floor in its opening round matchup with Casey County in the girls’ Sweet 16 matchup played at Rupp Arena on Wednesday night. The Lady Panthers fought back from a 12-point deficit and closed to within a single point with just 19 seconds left before the Lady Rebels held […]

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: Martin County ends Pikeville’s season in OT; reach finals

PIKEVILLE – The Appalachian Wireless Arena was electric Saturday night and Martin County’s sea of red fans took the roof off when the Cardinals defeated Pikeville, 62-59, in overtime in the boys’ 15th Region Tournament semifinal. The Cardinals, now 21-12, advance to Monday night’s championship game set for 7 p.m. The Panthers season ends at […]

15TH REGION FINALS: Lady Panthers headed back to Rupp Arena

PIKEVILLE – Saturday’s 15th Region girls’ championship game came down to the final possession. Shelby Valley’s attempted an inbounds pass with 1.7 seconds remaining but the ball went off the hands of the intended target and Pikeville escaped with a heart-stopping 39-38 victory. Pikeville, now 26-7, advanced to the girls’ Sweet 16 next Wednesday against […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Pikeville manhandles Belfry to advance to semifinals

PIKEVILLE – Pikeville used its height advantage and quickness to dominate Belfry, winning 90-63 in the quarterfinal round matchup in the boys’ 15th Region Tournament played at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Wednesday night. Rylee Samons poured in 27 points and Nick Robinson added 15 as the Panthers moved to 17-11 while advancing to the semifinals […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Defending champs run past Lawrence County

PIKEVILLE – Defending 15th Region champion Pikeville ran out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in rolling past Lawrence County, 69-51, in the quarterfinal matchup played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Tuesday night. McKenzie Maynard, playing in her second game since becoming eligible, paced the Lady Panthers (24-7) with 20 points and […]

59th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Cats bounce Lady Panthers in finals

JENKINS – Shelby Valley’s Lady Cats are no strangers to winning in the post-season. It continued Friday night when they knocked off defending 15th Region champion Pikeville, 50-43, to claim its eighth 59th District title in nine years. Tori Hampton led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points while Alyssa Elswick, Alyssa Newsom and Cassidy […]