Prestonsburg Blackcats


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: Cardinals ride Dingess’ numbers to berth in semifinals

PIKEVILLE – Martin County guard Brady Dingess brought his “A game” to the Appalachian Wireless Arena on Wednesday night. Dingess scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out eight assists and finished with five steals as the Cardinals advanced to the boys 15th Region Tournament semifinals with a 77-51 victory over Prestonsburg. Martin County, now […]

58TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: P’burg tops BL in double OT; Dawgs cruise past Jags

PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg overcame a slim deficit in the second half to pull even with Betsy Layne and eventually eliminate the Bobcats in double overtime, 56-54, in the boys’ 58th District Tournament opening round played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. The Blackcats, now 9-17, advance to the title game and secured a spot in […]

58TH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Lady Jags, Dawgs reach finals

PRESTONSBURG – Lawrence County built a double-digit halftime lead against Prestonsburg and went on to score a 57-40 victory in the opening round of the girls’ 58th District Tournament played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Monday night. The Lady Bulldogs, now 18-13, advance to the championship game and punch their ticket to the 15th Region Tournament […]

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 […]

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 […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Warriors turn back Hornets; Bobcats win 4OT thriller

LICK CREEK – East Ridge pulled away from Magoffin County down the stretch to score a 66-56 win in a game played at the Reservation on Saturday. Eli Rose poured in 24 points and Braxton Stanley followed with 13 as the Warriors moved to 9-14. Jon Mills chipped in 10. Isaiah Salyer paced the Hornets, […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Frazier, Slone join 1000-point club in wins

STANVILLE – Betsy Layne’s Jordan Frazier poured in 23 points and scored his 1,000th point as the Bobcats slipped past Letcher Central, 72-68, in a game played at Junior Newsome Arena on Cassandra Akers Court on Tuesday night. Andrew Kidd followed with 17 points as the Bobcats improved to 15-8. Lukas Manns added 14 and […]