• Boys’ Sweet Sixteen: Perry tall order for Panthers: Panthers bounced from tourney by Commodores


    LEXINGTON — Perry County Central opened the second half on an 8-0 run and pulled away to beat cold-shooting Pikeville, 61-46, in the opening round of the Boys’ Sweet 16 tournament played at Rupp Arena on March 15.


  • High School Baseball Roundup: Valley, Pike Central, Pikeville posts diamond wins


    ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley made the most of four hits as the Wildcats opened the season with an 11-1 win over Ridgeview (Va.) in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 13.


    Ty Riddle singled, scored and drove in two runs to back the pitching of winner Jacob Beverly.


  • Hail Pikeville! Unrattled Panthers bounce back to stun Golden Eagles


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville first-year coach Elisha Justice never felt his team was out of the game despite facing an 18-point deficit with just over five minutes remaining before halftime.


  • High School Tournament Roundup: 15TH REGION CHAMPIONS: Panthers rally past Eagles


    PIKEVILLE — Pikeville rallied from an 18-point, second-quarter deficit to stun 15th Region perennial power Johnson Central, 95-84, in the championship game played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 6.


    It was the Panthers, now 23-8, first regional title since 1999 and 10th in school history.


  • UPIKE MSC tournament roundup


    FRANKFORT – University of Pikeville fell behind early on to Life University and the Bears came up on the short end of a 78-63 decision in the Mid-South Conference championship game played at the Frankfort Convention Center on March 5.

  • UPIKE baseball roundup


    PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville completed a series sweep of Saint Francis (Ind.) with a pair of wins at Johnnie LeMaster Field on March 5.

    The Bears took the night cap 8-6 after winning the opener, 3-0.

    Max Hall and Aaron Hedgecock earned victories on the mound.

  • UPIKE softball roundup


    PIPPA PASSES – University of Pikeville blasted four home runs in cruising to a doubleheader sweep of Alice Lloyd College in softball action played on March 6.

    The Bears, now 6-6, took the nightcap 6-4 after winning the opener 14-0.

    Lindsay Floyd and Alexandra Quill earned victories on the mound.

  • 15th Regional Tournament Roundup: Eagles, Dawgs advance


    PIKEVILLE — Johnson Central dominated from the opening tip against Shelby Valley and rolled to a 79-43 win in the opening round of the 15th Region boys’ basketball tournament played at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on March 1.


    Cole Crace led a trio of Golden Eagles (26-6) with a game-high 22 points. Jacob Rice followed with 18 and Mason Blair chipped in 12.


  • Late basket bounces Lady Kats: South Floyd wins for first time since 2001


    PIKEVILLE — Paintsville’s Elizabeth Williams drove and scored on a running layup with just six seconds left to rally the Lady Tigers to a 46-45 win over Shelby Valley in a clash of 15th Region girls heavyweights at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 28.


  • College Basketball Roundup: Culbreath’s late basket lifts Bears


    PIKEVILLE — University of Pikeville’s Rze Culbreath took the in-bounds pass and drove the length of the floor and scored on a layup over two Cumberland defenders to lift the Bears to a 67-66 win on Senior Day at the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center on Feb. 25.