• Friday Night Lights

    Posted:11/22/2017

    Here is a look at how area teams reached the state semifinals in Kentucky and West Virginia:

     

     

    Class 1A

     

    Pikeville (8-4)  vs. Raceland (9-4)

     

    Date: Nov. 24

     

    Site: Raceland Field

     

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

     

    Radio: 98.1 FM

     

    Coaches: Chris McNamee (Pikeville); Michael Salmons (Raceland)

  • DON'T LOOK NOW: Pikeville stuns Hazard to reach state semifinals

    Posted:11/22/2017

    HAZARD — When Hazard dealt Pikeville a 38-26 loss at Hillard Howard Field on Sept. 29, the Panthers dropped to a losing record of 1-4.

     

    Fast forward seven weeks and Pikeville finds itself on the doorstep of Kentucky high school football's biggest stage.

     

  • Belfry's historic run ends at Central

    Posted:11/22/2017

    LOUISVILLE — Belfry's historic run in Class 3A football came to a crashing end under the city lights of Louisville.

     

    Longtime nemesis Louisville Central pulled away late in the second quarter and never looked back in rolling to a 60-21 win over the four-time defending champion Pirates at Central Field on Nov. 17.

     

  • Friday Night Lights

    Posted:11/17/2017

    Here is a look at this weekend's high school playoff games:

     

     

     

    Class 1A

     

    Regional championship

     

    Pikeville (7-4)

     

    at Hazard (9-2)

     

    Date: Nov. 17

     

    Site: Daniel Field

     

    Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

     

    Radio: 98.1 FM

     

  • Panthers turn away Warriors: Tug Valley stops 2-point conversion in closing seconds

    Posted:11/17/2017

    NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — The difference in Tug Valley advancing or being eliminated from the post-season playoff was a single yard.

     

    Defensive end Kyle Sturgell stopped Pocahontas County quarterback Briar Wilfong on a two-point conversion run with 48 seconds left to preserve a thrilling 30-29, come-from-behind win in the Class A playoff opener played at Bob Brewer Field on Nov. 11.

  • Jags hold on, advance

    Posted:11/10/2017

    LANGLEY — Floyd Central's first season on the gridiron marked another milestone as the Jaguars edged Henry County, 43-35, in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs at Jaguar Stadium on Nov. 3.

     

    Running back Dustin Huff scored the game-winning touchdown on a two-yard run in the final minute of the third period.

     

  • UPIKE Basketball Roundup

    Posted:11/10/2017

    PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville used balanced scoring to pull away and beat Mid-Atlantic Christian, 95060 in the final game of the Appalachian Wireless Classic played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Nov. 4.

    Jordan Perry poured in 17 points to share game-high honors as the Bears, now 4-0, landed six players in double-figure scoring.

  • Blackcats rally in second half to beat Jackets

    Posted:11/10/2017

    PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg used a strong second-half effort on both sides of the football to rally past Middlesboro, 35-14, in the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs at Josh Francis Field on Nov. 3.

     

  • ABOUT-FACE: Pirates rally from 19 down, stun Johnson Central in finale

    Posted:11/03/2017

    GOODY — The mark of a true champion is how one responds to getting hit square in the mouth.

     

    Johnson Central kicked Belfry around through all but the final three minutes of the first half, building a 19-0 lead before the Pirates roared back for a stunning 35-19 win in the regular season finale played at CAM Stadium on Oct. 27.

     

  • Jags secure home playoff game in shootout

    Posted:11/03/2017

    ERMINE — Floyd Central knew a victory would more than likely earn the Jaguars a home-field playoff game.

     

    Letcher Central made them work for it.