• Kentucky Boys’ Sweet 16 #PikevilleStrong: Panthers win epic triple-overtime thriller to reach Elite 8


    LEXINGTON — No high school basketball game in 15th Region history has ever carried the weight of Pikeville’s opening-round Sweet 16 matchup with heavily-favored John Hardin at Rupp Arena on March 14.

  • UPIKE softball Roundup: Bears sweep doubleheader with Harriers


    PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville infielders Megan Claypoole and Kelsey White belted home runs to fuel an 8-0 win in game one and a doubleheader sweep of Miami-Hamilton at Paul Butcher Field on March 9.

    The Bears, now 8-6, took the nightcap 11-0.

  • Bears split doubleheader at Ohio Christian


    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — University of Pikeville hurler Charlie Cokley came on in relief of starter Justin Dzubia in the nightcap and pitched three solid shutout innings to earn a doubleheader split with Ohio Christian, winning 6-0 after falling in the opener, 7-2, on March 12.

    The Bears are now 14-9 while the Trailblazers moved to 5-17.

  • Panthers headed back to Rupp: Pikeville’s back-to-back titles first since 1952-53


    PIKEVILLE – Pikeville hit clutch free throws in the final two minutes, including eight-of-eight from MVP Wyatt Battaile, to trip up Johnson Central, 52-45, to claim its 11th regional crown in the championship game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center.

  • UPIKE men, women ousted in post-season play at EKEC


    PIKEVILLE — Top-seeded University of Pikeville missed a three-point shot taken by Rodney Hawkins at the buzzer as Campbellsville upset the Bears, 67-65, in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 3.

    The Bears, now 28-4, will enter the NAIA National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., as an at-large entry.

  • Lady Eagles turn away Pikeville to take crown


    PIKEVILLE — Nobody in the 15th Region except for Johnson Central saw this coming.

    The Lady Eagles held off Pikeville in the closing minute to escape with a thrilling 56-51 win in the championship game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Saturday night.

  • UPIKE baseball roundup


    PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville has now won seven of their last eight games following a doubleheader sweep of Johnson (Tenn.) at Johnnie LeMaster Field on March 7.

    The Bears, now 13-8, took the nightcap 17-13 after winning the opener 8-6.

  • Belfry, Johnson Central punch tickets to semis


    PIKEVILLE — Belfry has reached unchartered waters for the first time in a long time as the Pirates knocked off Shelby Valley, 65-62, to advance to the 15th Region boys’ tournament semifinals with the win at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 28.

    The Pirates, now 20-12, will face Johnson Central (18-14) on Monday night with a berth in the finals on the line.

  • Pikeville, Floyd Central advance to semifinals; Johnson Central, Shelby Valley roll


    PIKEVILLE — Floyd Central rallied from a six-point, halftime deficit to take the lead away from Sheldon Clark and hold on for a 49-46 win in the opening round of the girls’ 15th Region tournament played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 27.

  • Mid-South Conference Roundup: UPIKE Bears top Cumberland in finale


    PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville built a double-digit, halftime lead and cruised to a 93-79 win in the Mid-South Conference regular-season finale played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 24.

    UPIKE honored its four seniors prior to the game and went on to close out the regular season at 27-3. UC dropped to 21-8.