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Steve LeMaster

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: slemaster@civitasmedia.com
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Prestonsburg football duo headed to next level

PRESTONSBURG - A pair of former Prestonsburg High School football players will have the opportunity to return to the gridiron in college. Recent PHS Evan Jarrell and Thomas Spears are both set to play football at the next level. A wide receiver/defensive back, Jarrell is headed to the University of the Cumberlands (NAIA). An offensive lineman/def

South Floyd football schedule finalized, released

HI HAT - The South Floyd High School football program has finalized and released its schedule for the 2015 season. New head coach Chad Hall is set to guide the Raiders in a campaign which will feature three home games during the final month of the regular-season. Hall, who replaced longtime head coach Donnie Daniels at the helm of the South Floyd

EASTERN - Floyd County is home to one of five 15th Region baseball teams with 20 or more wins in the 2015 season. Floyd County native Kevin Spurlock guided the Allen Central baseball team to 20 wins in his first season as head coach. The Rebels, under Spurlock's tutelage, concluded the 2015 campaign 20-14.
Spurlock, an Allen Central High School gr

Spurlock guides AC to 20 wins

EASTERN - Floyd County is home to one of five 15th Region baseball teams with 20 or more wins in the 2015 season. Floyd County native Kevin Spurlock guided the Allen Central baseball team to 20 wins in his first season as head coach. The Rebels, under Spurlock's tutelage, concluded the 2015 campaign 20-14. Spurlock, an Allen Central High School gr

WILLARD - Derek Fisher outlasted Floyd County driver Shannon Thornsberry and other racers in a crowded field to win the Late Model feature at Willard Speedway on Friday.
Additional feature race winners at Willard Speedway were Jackie Boggs (Open Wheel Modified), Richie Edwards (Limited Late Model), Emily Jordan (Sport Modified), Jeremy Bretz (Bomb

Willard Speedway: Fisher claims Late Model victory

WILLARD - Derek Fisher outlasted Floyd County driver Shannon Thornsberry and other racers in a crowded field to win the Late Model feature at Willard Speedway on Friday. Additional feature race winners at Willard Speedway were Jackie Boggs (Open Wheel Modified), Richie Edwards (Limited Late Model), Emily Jordan (Sport Modified), Jeremy Bretz (Bomb

SITKA - Floyd County driver Ervin Vance remained in victory lane at 201 Speedway over the weekend. On Saturday night, Vance won his third straight Open Wheel Modified feature at the Johnson County track.
Other feature winners on 201 Speedway's latest racenight were Brandon Fouts (Late Model), Jamie Adams (Bomber) and Matthew Norman (4-Cylinder Sto

Vance wins third straight 201 Speedway Modified feature

SITKA - Floyd County driver Ervin Vance remained in victory lane at 201 Speedway over the weekend. On Saturday night, Vance won his third straight Open Wheel Modified feature at the Johnson County track. Other feature winners on 201 Speedway's latest racenight were Brandon Fouts (Late Model), Jamie Adams (Bomber) and Matthew Norman (4-Cylinder Sto

191 Speedway: Smith sets new track record, wins Modified feature

CAMPTON - Keith Smith set a new track record with a 11.99 qualifying lap and later pulled away to win in the Open Wheel Modified division at 191 Speedway on Saturday night. Joining Smith as feature winners at the Wolfe County race track were Derek Fisher (Super Late Model), Marvin Flack (Limited Late Model), Robby Perkins (KDRA Super Stock) and Cl

PRESTONSBURG - Head coach Shane Simpkins notched career win No. 100 as host Prestonsburg defeated Belfry 11-4 in the first round of the 15th Region Baseball Tournament at StoneCrest on Monday.
With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 15-19 and advanced to the semifinals of the 15th Region Baseball Tournament.
The loss left Belfry to conclude its la

Simpkins posts career win number 100, Blackcats advance

PRESTONSBURG - Head coach Shane Simpkins notched career win No. 100 as host Prestonsburg defeated Belfry 11-4 in the first round of the 15th Region Baseball Tournament at StoneCrest on Monday. With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 15-19 and advanced to the semifinals of the 15th Region Baseball Tournament. The loss left Belfry to conclude its la

LEXINGTON - Five members of the Prestonsburg High School track and field program competed in the KHSAA Class A State Track and Field Meet at the University of Kentucky over the weekend. Hurdler Kaylee Williams and the Prestonsburg's boys' 4x800 Meter Relay team were both in competition in the state meet.
Williams placed 17th in the 100 Meter Hurdl

Five P'burg athletes compete in state meet

LEXINGTON - Five members of the Prestonsburg High School track and field program competed in the KHSAA Class A State Track and Field Meet at the University of Kentucky over the weekend. Hurdler Kaylee Williams and the Prestonsburg's boys' 4x800 Meter Relay team were both in competition in the state meet. Williams placed 17th in the 100 Meter Hurdl

PRESTONSBURG - Both the 58th District champion and runner-up were eliminated in the opening round of the 15th Region Softball Tournament at StoneCrest on Monday. While 58th District representatives South Floyd and Betsy Layne were among the teams eliminated, Pikeville, East Ridge, defending champion Johnson Central and Magoffin County all advanced.

South Floyd, Betsy Layne fall

PRESTONSBURG - Both the 58th District champion and runner-up were eliminated in the opening round of the 15th Region Softball Tournament at StoneCrest on Monday. While 58th District representatives South Floyd and Betsy Layne were among the teams eliminated, Pikeville, East Ridge, defending champion Johnson Central and Magoffin County all advanced.

LEXINGTON - The Prestonsburg High School track and field program will be well-represented in this year's state meet. The PHS boys' and girls' track and field teams competed in the Class A, Region 7A track meet at Leslie County High School in Hyden on Saturday, May 16. The Prestonsburg track program, under the direction of veteran head coach Dewey J

PHS track and field athletes set to compete in state meet

LEXINGTON - The Prestonsburg High School track and field program will be well-represented in this year's state meet. The PHS boys' and girls' track and field teams competed in the Class A, Region 7A track meet at Leslie County High School in Hyden on Saturday, May 16. The Prestonsburg track program, under the direction of veteran head coach Dewey J

SITKA - Historic 201 Speedway will host School Night at the Races on Saturday. During School Night at the Races, all middle school, high school and college students (with valid school ID) will be admitted free with a paying adult.
The Johnson County dirt track is scheduled to hold races in the Late Model Open Wheel, Modified and 4-Cylinder classes

201 Speedway to host School Night at the Races

SITKA - Historic 201 Speedway will host School Night at the Races on Saturday. During School Night at the Races, all middle school, high school and college students (with valid school ID) will be admitted free with a paying adult. The Johnson County dirt track is scheduled to hold races in the Late Model Open Wheel, Modified and 4-Cylinder classes

EASTERN - A pair of Allen Central High School baseball teammates made their college choices official by signing with Alice Lloyd College. During a signing ceremony held on Friday morning, Allen Central first baseman Coltin Parsons and Rebel pitcher Tanner Hamilton both signs with the Eagles.
Parsons and Hamilton have been teammates since Little Le

ACHS duo signs with Alice Lloyd College

EASTERN - A pair of Allen Central High School baseball teammates made their college choices official by signing with Alice Lloyd College. During a signing ceremony held on Friday morning, Allen Central first baseman Coltin Parsons and Rebel pitcher Tanner Hamilton both signs with the Eagles. Parsons and Hamilton have been teammates since Little Le

DRIFT - Allen Central sophomore pitcher Steven Howard earned the win on the mound as the Rebels beat Betsy Layne 11-1 in five innings in the opening round of the 58th District Baseball Tournament at Drift Park on Tuesday.
Howard pitched a two-hitter in five strong innings for the Rebels. He struck out nine in his latest pitching performance.
With

Rebels oust Betsy Layne from tournament

DRIFT - Allen Central sophomore pitcher Steven Howard earned the win on the mound as the Rebels beat Betsy Layne 11-1 in five innings in the opening round of the 58th District Baseball Tournament at Drift Park on Tuesday. Howard pitched a two-hitter in five strong innings for the Rebels. He struck out nine in his latest pitching performance. With

Prestonsburg boys' basketball camp set for June 1-4

PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg High School boys' basketball program will host its annual summer camp Monday, June 1-Thursday, June 4 at two separate gyms. The camp will be held from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day. Players in grades 6-12 will participate in the camp at Prestonsburg High School. Prestonsburg Elementary School will host campers in

PRESTONSBURG - A pair of Prestonsburg AAU boys' basketball teams won tournaments at Pike County Central High School over the weekend.
The local AAU program is dubbed Prestonsburg Ballerz. Organizers, however, will be changing the program's name to the Prestonsurg Hustle soon.
We the name Prestonsburg Ballerz for our AAU program, but changing it t

Prestonsburg AAU program wins two tournament titles

PRESTONSBURG - A pair of Prestonsburg AAU boys' basketball teams won tournaments at Pike County Central High School over the weekend. The local AAU program is dubbed Prestonsburg Ballerz. Organizers, however, will be changing the program's name to the Prestonsurg Hustle soon. We the name Prestonsburg Ballerz for our AAU program, but changing it t

PRESTONSBURG - Senior Jarredd Jarrell - the fifth-place hitter in the Prestonsburg batting order - crossed home plate with what would hold up as the game-winning run as the Blackcats pulled off an upset win over Allen Central in the 58th District Baseball Tournament title game at Drift Park on Wednesday.
With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 14-1

Blackcats remain on top

PRESTONSBURG - Senior Jarredd Jarrell - the fifth-place hitter in the Prestonsburg batting order - crossed home plate with what would hold up as the game-winning run as the Blackcats pulled off an upset win over Allen Central in the 58th District Baseball Tournament title game at Drift Park on Wednesday. With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 14-1

MINNIE - South Floyd is back on top in 57th District Softball. The Lady Raiders, under the direction of head coach Scott Shannon, defeated familiar foe Betsy Layne 11-5 in the 58th District Softball Tournament championship game on Wednesday.
South Floyd captured its second district title in three years.
With the win, South Floyd improved to 12-15

Lady Raiders return to top

MINNIE - South Floyd is back on top in 57th District Softball. The Lady Raiders, under the direction of head coach Scott Shannon, defeated familiar foe Betsy Layne 11-5 in the 58th District Softball Tournament championship game on Wednesday. South Floyd captured its second district title in three years. With the win, South Floyd improved to 12-15

SALYERSVILLE - Allen Central claimed another 15th Region win on Thursday, toppling host Magoffin County 17-4 in five innings in a late-season high school baseball game.
Offensive-heavy Allen Central plated 17 runs on 13 hits.
Allen Central starting pitcher Dillon Lawson earned the win. Lawson worked four innings, registering six strikeouts and al

Rebels handle Magoffin

SALYERSVILLE - Allen Central claimed another 15th Region win on Thursday, toppling host Magoffin County 17-4 in five innings in a late-season high school baseball game. Offensive-heavy Allen Central plated 17 runs on 13 hits. Allen Central starting pitcher Dillon Lawson earned the win. Lawson worked four innings, registering six strikeouts and al

HINDMAN - Allen Central outhit host Knott County Central 16-11 and pulled away to defeat the home team 15-10 in a regular-season finale on Friday,
With the win, Allen Central ended the regular-season 19-12. Allen Central owns the third-best record among 15th Region baseball teams.
With the loss, Knott County Central dropped to 22-8.
Allen Centra

Rebels 15, Patriots 10

HINDMAN - Allen Central outhit host Knott County Central 16-11 and pulled away to defeat the home team 15-10 in a regular-season finale on Friday, With the win, Allen Central ended the regular-season 19-12. Allen Central owns the third-best record among 15th Region baseball teams. With the loss, Knott County Central dropped to 22-8. Allen Centra

Bobcats end regular-season with back-to-back losses

BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne Bobcats concluded the regular-season with back-to-back losses, falling to Jenkins and Pikeville on the road. More on each game involving the Bobcats follows. Jenkins 9, Betsy Layne 6: Host Jenkins used a five-run outburst in the fourth inning to beat visiting Betsy Layne 9-6 in a late-season high school on Thursday.





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