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HS BASKETBALL: 15th region scoring and rebounding leaders

Here is a look at area high school basketball leaders in scoring and rebounding from games reported to the KHSAA website for 15th Region schools, plus Letcher Central and Jenkins from the 14th, included in our coverage area: Leading scorers: BOYS Cody Potter, Shelby Valley, 25 ppg. Colby Fugate, Paintsville, 22.2 ppg. Tyler Maynard, Lawrence […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Valley girls slip past Scott in MLK Jr. Classic

WINCHESTER – Shelby Valley landed three players in double-figure scoring as the Lady Cats edged Scott, 73-68, in the MLK Jr. Classic played at George Rogers Clark High School on Saturday. Alyssa Newsom finished with 24 points and Tori Hampton added 14 as Valley improved to 12-5. Kelsey Owens added 12. At Winchester Scoring: Shelby […]

ALL ‘A’ CLASSIC ROUNDUP: Valley, Paintsville clash in finals today

PIKEVILLE – Shelby Valley scored the game’s first 18 points and the Wildcats went on to beat Pikeville, 66-52, in the 15th Region boys’ All “A” Classic semifinal matchup played at the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday night. Mr. Basketball candidate Cody Potter fired in a game-high 33 points and pulled down nine rebounds as […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Valley hammers BL; Tug edges St. Joe

ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley jumped out to a big lead early and went on to slam dunk Betsy Layne, 83-57, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Tuesday. Cody Potter poured in 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to finish with a double-double as the Wildcats improved to 11-3. Elijah […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Pikeville, Valley split doubleheader

PIKEVILLE – Shelby Valley held on down the stretch to score a 63-59 victory over Pikeville in a district game played at T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday. Valley’s Cody Potter fired in 27 points and Kaden Robinson added 23 as the Wildcats improved to 10-3. Keian Worrix added 12. Grayson Harris paced the Panthers, […]

HS BASKETBALL: Girls holiday tournament recaps

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Floyd Central slipped past Madison Southern, 50-48, in the finale of the Winterfest Shootout played on Dec. 30. Katie Jo Moore led the way with 24 points. Kennedy Harvel chipped in eight. At Sevierville, Tenn. Scoring: Floyd Central (50) – Katie Jo Moore 7(1) 7-10 24; Kennedy Harvel 4 0-0 8; Natalie […]


Johnson Central quarterback Ryley Preece wanted nothing more than to go out as a state champion. He finished off his career holding the hardware high over his head following a stunning 21-20 victory over Boyle County in the Class 4A finals at Kroger Field earlier this month. Preece guided the Golden Eagles to four state […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Valley takes top spot from JC

The Shelby Valley Wildcats swept three opponents this past week in the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Tournament played at Prestonsburg, vaulting Coach Jim Hicks’ squad into the No. 1 spot in the latest Mountain Top Sports Super 7 boys basketball poll released on Monday. Johnson Central, now 4-2, is second, followed by Chapmanville (3-1) in the No. […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Dawgs top Pirates; Valley girls beat PCC

GOODY – Lawrence County built a 12-point, first-quarter lead against Belfry and made it stand up as the Bulldogs earned a 94-81 victory in a game played on Tuesday night. Tyler Maynard fired in a game-high 25 points and Chase Sartin added 20 as the Bulldogs moved to 4-3. Alex Ratliff followed with 15 while […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Pikeville, Martin County top girls’ poll

Defending 15th Region champion Pikeville and newly opened Martin County are tops among teams in the first Mountain Top Sports girls Super 7 basketball poll released Tuesday. The Lady Panthers are 4-0 while the Lady Cardinals are off to a perfect 5-0 start. Letcher County Central (6-1) come in at No. 3, followed by Shelby […]