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HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Valley tops Pikeville; claims district title

ROBINSON CREEK – Shelby Valley secured its ticket to the 15th Region tournament following a 67-42 victory over Pikeville in a district matchup played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Tuesday night. The Wildcats, now 15-5, built a double-digit halftime lead and never looked back. Kaden Robinson led the way with a game-high 27 […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Valley holds No. 1; Pikeville 2 in poll

There was no change atop the girls’ latest Mountain Top Sports Super 7 basketball poll as Shelby Valley (12-5) held onto the No. 1 ranking, followed by the Pikeville Lady Panthers, now 15-4. The two 59th District teams are followed by Martin County (11-5 in third. The Lady Cardinals are ahead of No. 4 Chapmanville […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tug Valley drops pair on northern swing

CLARKSBURG – Tug Valley faced a double-digit, halftime deficit to Robert C. Byrd and the Panthers came up on the short end of an 80-62 outcome in a game played on Saturday. Caleb May and Ethan Colegrove tossed in 14 points each as the Panthers dropped to 5-7. At Clarksburg SCORE BY QUARTERS: TV (5-7)……12  […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Valley girls vault to No. 1 in poll

The Shelby Valley Lady Cats have moved into the No. 1 position in the latest Mountain Top Sports girls’ Super 7 basketball poll released on Tuesday. Valley, 11-5, has won four straight and six of their last seven, including Monday’s win over Phelps to win the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship. The Lady Cats […]

HATFIELD-MCCOY SHOOTOUT: Close games highlight tourney

WILLIAMSON – Mingo Central pulled away from Belfry in the fourth quarter and went on to score a 57-45 win in the final game of the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout played at historic Williamson Fieldhouse on Saturday night. Drew Hatfield stripped the nets for a game-high 30 points and Devin Hatfield added 15 as the Miners moved […]

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 […]

MOUNTAIN TOP SPORTS: Pikeville, Mingo Central 1-2 in girls’ poll

Pikeville held on to its number one ranking in the latest girls’ Mountain Top Sports Super 7 basketball poll released on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers, 9-3, were followed by Mingo Central which moved ahead of Martin County into the number two spot. The Lady Miners are 6-1. The Lady Cardinals are 8-4 at number three. […]

HS BASKETBALL: Pikeville, Martin County 1,2 in MTS poll

Pikeville took sole possession of first place away from Martin County by a slim margin in the latest Mountain Top Sports girls’ basketball poll released on Tuesday. The defending 15th Region champion Lady Panthers and Lady Cardinals are both 7-3. Mingo Central (5-1) is third, followed by Shelby Valley (7-4) in fourth. Rounding out the […]


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 […]

HS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Valley, BL, Man post tournament wins

PRESTONSBURG – Shelby Valley’s Cody Potter poured in a game-high 34 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to power the Wildcats to a 69-50 victory over previously unbeaten Wolfe County in the opening round of the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Tournament played at Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Thursday night. Kaden Robinson added 21 points and Zack Johnson tossed in […]