Floyd County Times- RSS SPORTS Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/SPORTS http://floydcountytimes.com/section/SPORTS Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:27:28 EST 1800 World Footbrake Challenge VIII being held at Bristol Dragway http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3887596/World-Footbrake-Challenge-VIII-being-held-at-Bristol-Dragway BRISTOL, Tenn. - One of the country's largest footbrake races descends on Bristol Dragway this weekend as BTE World Footbrake Challenge VIII rolls into Thunder Valley. The best footbrake racers in the country are set to slug it out for some big... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Dupree on Bronko Nagurski Watch List http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3887283/Dupree-on-Bronko-Nagurski-Watch-List LEXINGTON - For the second time this week, University of Kentucky senior defensive end Alvin “Bud” Dupree has found himself on a national watch list which names college football's defensive player of the year as the Football Writers... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rules changes approved in high school baseball, softball http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886889/Rules-changes-approved-in-high-school-baseball-softball INDIANAPOLIS - Beginning with the 2015 high school baseball season, teams will be allowed to use video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes during games. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Frasure named Preseason Class 2A, District 8 Player of the Year http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886670/Frasure-named-Preseason-Class-2A-District-8-Player-of-the-Year PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg junior running back/tight end Dalton Frasure has been named the 2014 Preseason Class 2A, District 8 Player of the Year. Frasure, who has emerged as one of the state's top high school football players, occupies the top... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST VanDyke sweeps Independence Clash weekend http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886457/VanDyke-sweeps-Independence-Clash-weekend COEBURN, Va. – Nearly three days after Kres VanDyke celebrated his weekend sweep in victory lane at Lonesome Pine Raceway, he was officially awarded the victory Tuesday evening. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kinzer competes in two high profile events http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886205/Kinzer-competes-in-two-high-profile-events ALLEN - Kinzer Motorsports returned to Dirt Late Model action in a pair of special events staged from July 3-5 in the states of Ohio and Kentucky. On Thursday, July 3 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, an unsanctioned show featuring a $5,000... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST EKU men’s basketball announces trip to Australia http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886174/EKU-mens-basketball-announces-trip-to-Australia RICHMOND – The Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team will take a summer trip to Australia in August, EKU head coach Jeff Neubauer announced Wednesday. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Two former Eagles invited to NBA Summer League http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886166/Two-former-Eagles-invited-to-NBA-Summer-League MOREHEAD - Former Morehead State University standouts Chad Posthumus and Demonte Harper have landed spots on NBA Summer League rosters. Posthumus, who was an Eagle from 2012-14, will play for Chicago. Harper, who wore an MSU uniform from 2007-11, will... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Nickel named new head coach of Shawnee State women’s team http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886145/Nickel-named-new-head-coach-of-Shawnee-State-womens-team PORTSMOUTH, Ohio - Jeff Nickel has been appointed head coach of Shawnee State University's women's basketball team after serving as interim head coach for the 2013-14 season following the retirement of Coach Robin Hagen-Smith, who led the... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UPIKE Top 10: No. 4 - Cheer team repeats as MSC champ, Lambert and Stone receive awards http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886104/UPIKE-Top-10:-No.-4---Cheer-team-repeats-as-MSC-champ-Lambert-and-Stone-receive-awards PIKEVILLE – The Mid-South Conference Team Cheerleading Championship stayed with the University of Pikeville for the second straight season and that comes in at No. 4 in the UPIKE athletics top-10 moments of 2013-14 list. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Sheridan hired to guide UPIKE softball program http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3886092/Sheridan-hired-to-guide-UPIKE-softball-program PIKEVILLE – University of Pikeville Athletic Director Robert Staggs announced on Tuesday that Christine Sheridan has been hired as the next head coach of the UPIKE softball team. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Blue Water Trails - Green River above the Lake http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3877741/Kentucky-Afield-Outdoors:-Blue-Water-Trails---Green-River-above-the-Lake (This article is the twenty-seventh in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky's streams and rivers). Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rhodes appointed strength and conditioning coach http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3878993/Rhodes-appointed-strength-and-conditioning-coach MOREHEAD – Matt Rhodes, who possesses more than 10 years as a personal trainer, weight lifter and coach, has been named head strength and conditioning coach at Morehead State University. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Adams wins Bill McCloud Memorial Bomber race http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3878735/Adams-wins-Bill-McCloud-Memorial-Bomber-race SITKA - Jamie Adams prevailed in the Bill McCloud Memorial Bomber race on Saturday night at 201 Speedway.In the Open Wheel class, Dan Ebert claimed a feature win. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Owens wins Hatfield and McCoy Feuding 50 at 201 Speedway http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3878353/Owens-wins-Hatfield-and-McCoy-Feuding-50-at-201-Speedway SITKA - Jimmy Owens roared from his 17th starting spot to win the “Hatfield and McCoy Feuding 50” on Saturday Night at 201 Speedway. Owens, the 3-time and reigning Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion survived a 3-wide battle for the... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Thornsberry remains first in Late Model class http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3877842/Thornsberry-remains-first-in-Late-Model-class SITKA - Veteran Floyd County driver Shannon Thornsberry continues to lead the points standings in 201 Speedway's Late Model Class. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST David Jones Football Camp to be held on Saturday http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3877687/David-Jones-Football-Camp-to-be-held-on-Saturday BELFRY - Former University of Kentucky Wildcat and professional football player David Jones will host a youth football camp at Belfry High School's CAM Stadium on Saturday, July 12. The camp is for student-athletes headed into grades K-8. Cost... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UPIKE promotes Compton, hires Thomas and Yoder http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3877603/UPIKE-promotes-Compton-hires-Thomas-and-Yoder PIKEVILLE – After five seasons in various assistant roles with the University of Pikeville men's basketball team, Tigh Compton has been promoted to Associate Head Coach entering the 2014-15 season, UPIKE head coach Kelly Wells announced on... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST UPIKE Top 10: Number 5 - KT Simpson named ITC MVP, MSC’s top player http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3877468/UPIKE-Top-10:-Number-5---KT-Simpson-named-ITC-MVP-MSCs-top-player PIKEVILLE – Winners of two ITC (Intercollegiate Team Championship) Championships, the University of Pikeville women's bowling team has had plenty of success. But KT Simpson had one of the best individual performances in 2013-14, capturing... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ALC men’s golf team participates in youth clinic at StoneCrest http://floydcountytimes.com/news/sports/3877304/ALC-mens-golf-team-participates-in-youth-clinic-at-StoneCrest PRESTONSBURG - Members of the Alice Lloyd College men's golf team participated in the annual free youth golf clinic held June 25-26 at Jenny Wiley Golf Course. The clinic, hosted by StoneCrest Golf Course, featured golfers from several area... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST