• Valley Kats roll past Lady Jags; BL, P'ville win


    LANGLEY — Shelby Valley erupted for 23 points in the second quarter to take charge against Floyd Central and the Lady Kats rolled to a 67-34 win in a game played on Dec. 12.


    The Lady Kats, now 6-1, landed three players in double-figure scoring as Kayla Newsom led the way with a game-high 18 points. Summer Rose followed with 15 and Cassidi Wright chipped in 11.


  • Golden Eagles fall in shootout; Valley tops P'burg


    MCKEE — Jackson City and Johnson Central hooked up in a shootout as the Golden Eagles came up on the short end of a 102-86 decision in the PRTC Classic played on Dec. 9.


    Gabe Ferrel poured in 25 points to lead the Golden Eagles, now 2-2. Isaiah May followed with 23 and Jacob Rice tossed in 21.


    Hunter Bowling led the Generals (5-1) with a game-high 29 points.

  • NO GOLDEN ENDING: Johnson Central falls short in 4A title game to FS


    LEXINGTON — Franklin-Simpson beat Johnson Central at its own game in the Class 4A championship played at Kroger Field on Dec. 2.


    Wildcat running back Tre Bass rushed for 76 yards on seven carries and one score and hauled in a 73-yard touchdown pass to lead Franklin-Simpson to a 35-21 win.


  • Valley Cats roll past Harlan; Bobcats slip past Hornets


    ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley took control after halftime and the Wildcats defeated Harlan, 76-54, in a game played at the Shelby Valley Sports Center on Dec. 2.


    Cody Potter led a balanced attack for the Wildcats (2-0) with a game-high 26 points. Blake Burke added 22 and Cameron Worrix tossed in 10.


  • WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler returns to Pikeville


    PIKEVILLE – WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler has a big appetite for success. His love for professional wresting came at an early age – five.

    “This is what I’ve always wanted to do,” Ziggler said on the eve of WWE’s return to the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center. “We have a great fan base there [Pikeville] and I can’t wait to get back.”

  • Class 4A State championship


    Here is how Johnson Central and Franklin-Simpson reached the Class 4A state championship game:


    Johnson Central (12-2)


    vs. Franklin-Simpson (11-3)


    Date: Dec. 2


    Site: Kroger Field, Lexington


    Kickoff: 4:30 p.m.


    Radio: 98.9 FM


  • Last-second FG sinks Pikeville


    RACELAND — Raceland placekicker Luke Lemaster booted a 36-yard field goal as time expired on the clock to give the Rams a come-from-behind 17-14 win over Pikeville in the Class A state semifinals played at Ram Stadium on Nov. 24.


  • UPIKE basketball roundup


    PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville’s Darrion Leslie recorded the second triple-double in school history as the Bears cruised past Ohio Lancaster, 103-50, in the finale of the Walter’s Auto Classic played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Nov. 18.

  • Friday Night Lights


    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


    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.