Shelby Valley Wildcats


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 […]

HS BASKETBALL: Hicks stepping away from Valley basketball

ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley boys’ head basketball coach Jim Hicks has guided the Wildcats for the past seven seasons. He announced Monday he was resigning the post to take a break from the game. “I need to be with my family more,” the veteran coach said. Over the past seven seasons his teams won […]

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 […]

15TH REGION TOURNAMENT: Bulldogs stun Cats to reach finals

PIKEVILLE – Lawrence County’s Trenton Adkins completed a three-point play the old fashion way to rescue the Bulldogs, who held on to beat Shelby Valley, 63-61 in the boys’ 15th Region Tournament semifinals at Appalachian Wireless Arena on Saturday night. The Wildcats, who finished the season 25-8, had taken at 61-60 lead on Kaden Robinson’s […]

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 […]