Steve LeMaster

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RICHMOND, Va. - The FC Kentucky U13 Girls won the Virginia Strikers Capital Fall Classic over the weekend. The squad, which features local and area players, defeated top teams from Virginia Beach, Central Virginia and North Carolina, outscoring opponents 12-2. This past weekend was just one part of what has already been a successful fall season for

FC Kentucky U13 Girls win Virginia Strikers Capital Fall Classic

RICHMOND, Va. - The FC Kentucky U13 Girls won the Virginia Strikers Capital Fall Classic over the weekend. The squad, which features local and area players, defeated top teams from Virginia Beach, Central Virginia and North Carolina, outscoring opponents 12-2. This past weekend was just one part of what has already been a successful fall season for

PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg High School volleyball team visited the residents at Riverview Health Care on Thursday. Players and coaches from the PHS volleyball squad brought residents snacks and spent time walking from room to room and visiting with them.
Prestonsburg, under the guidance of first-year head coach Kristal Allen, compiled an 8-17

PHS volleyball team visits residents at Riverview Health Care

PRESTONSBURG - The Prestonsburg High School volleyball team visited the residents at Riverview Health Care on Thursday. Players and coaches from the PHS volleyball squad brought residents snacks and spent time walking from room to room and visiting with them. Prestonsburg, under the guidance of first-year head coach Kristal Allen, compiled an 8-17

MARTIN - Piarist School senior Michael Williams, one of the leading scorers in the 15th Region, has signed to play basketball for Kentucky Christian University.
KCU Head Coach Grady Lowe, who is a thee-time graduate of Morehead State University, is now in his eighth season with the Knights. Lowe, however, finds himself in his first season as the K

Staying a Knight

MARTIN - Piarist School senior Michael Williams, one of the leading scorers in the 15th Region, has signed to play basketball for Kentucky Christian University. KCU Head Coach Grady Lowe, who is a thee-time graduate of Morehead State University, is now in his eighth season with the Knights. Lowe, however, finds himself in his first season as the K

Blackcats drop region title game in overtime

ROBINSON CREEK - Junior running back Chandler Rowe scored a one-yard rushing touchdown in overtime to push Shelby Valley past visiting Prestonsburg in the Class 2A, Region 4 championship game on Friday night. Prestonsburg fell after leading throughout most of the game. The Blackcats led 7-0 through the first quarter and took the same advantage in

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg High School head coach John DeRossett has been named the Class 2A, District 8 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.
DeRossett, the all-time winningest football head coach in Prestonsburg High School history, has his team set to play in the Class 2A, Region 4 championship game. Prestonsburg will

DeRossett honored

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg High School head coach John DeRossett has been named the Class 2A, District 8 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association. DeRossett, the all-time winningest football head coach in Prestonsburg High School history, has his team set to play in the Class 2A, Region 4 championship game. Prestonsburg will

Betsy Layne to face Whitley County in scrimmage

PAINTSVILLE - Betsy Layne is set to make its preseason debut under the direction of new head coach Gary Keathley. The Bobcats will face 13th Region championship contender Whitley County in the Hutch 15th Region Challenge at Johnson Central on Saturday. The Johnson Central-hosted preseason boys' high school basketball event will feature five varsit

PRESTONSBURG - If the Prestonsburg High School football team has a 12th man, it's sophomore Brayden Hall.
Hall, who was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder, a high-functioning autism, at age 5, finds himself along for the Prestonsburg Blackcats' run in the Class 2A State Playoffs.
“When he was smaller, he was very awkward and wi

Team, biggest fan enjoy run

PRESTONSBURG - If the Prestonsburg High School football team has a 12th man, it's sophomore Brayden Hall. Hall, who was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder, a high-functioning autism, at age 5, finds himself along for the Prestonsburg Blackcats' run in the Class 2A State Playoffs. “When he was smaller, he was very awkward and wi

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg senior quarterback Jarredd Jarrell is set to pick up yet another award. Jarrell, one of the state's top high school quarterbacks, has been named the Class 2A, District 8 Player of the Year.
The Kentucky Football Coaches Association will honor Jarrell and other district players of the year from throughout the state in ea

Jarrell tops in district

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg senior quarterback Jarredd Jarrell is set to pick up yet another award. Jarrell, one of the state's top high school quarterbacks, has been named the Class 2A, District 8 Player of the Year. The Kentucky Football Coaches Association will honor Jarrell and other district players of the year from throughout the state in ea

Knott Central standout Justice signs with Vanderbilt

HINDMAN - Knott County Central High School senior guard Camron Justice has signed with Vanderbilt University. Justice, a candidate for Kentucky Mr. Basketball. inked his National Letter of Intent earlier in the month. Djery Baptiste, Samir Sehic and Joseph Toye have also signed with the Commodores. A 6-2 shooting guard from Hindman, Justice rank

DANVILLE - Playing on the road for the first time in the 2014 postseason, Prestonsburg pulled away to defeat host Danville 40-23 in the second round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night.
With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 10-2 and advances to meet host Shelby Valley in the Class 2A, Region 4 champio

Blackcats sink ship

DANVILLE - Playing on the road for the first time in the 2014 postseason, Prestonsburg pulled away to defeat host Danville 40-23 in the second round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night. With the win, Prestonsburg improved to 10-2 and advances to meet host Shelby Valley in the Class 2A, Region 4 champio

Allen Central ranked 25th in final Top 25 Poll

EASTERN - After winning its fourth straight 15th Region championship and making another appearance in the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament, Allen Central is ranked 25th in the final Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association High School Volleyball Top 25 Coaches Poll, which was released on Friday. The remainder of the final 2014 state poll features

Johnson Central picked to win fourth straight title

PAINTSVILLE - The 15th Region boys' basketball title has belonged to the Johnson Central Golden Eagles for three straight years. Johnson Central has been able to reload after each of its last two title seasons and is expected to do the same during the upcoming campaign. The preseason favorite among coaches, Johnson Central returns yet another deep

PIKEVILLE - Previously unbeatens Pikeville and Johnson Central both fell in second round playoff games on Friday night.
At Pikeville, quarterback Kash Daniel rushed for two touchdowns and running back Daymion Belcher added another score on the ground as Paintsville defeated the host Panthers 30-6.
Paintsville knocked off Pikeville after the Panth

Undefeated no longer

PIKEVILLE - Previously unbeatens Pikeville and Johnson Central both fell in second round playoff games on Friday night. At Pikeville, quarterback Kash Daniel rushed for two touchdowns and running back Daymion Belcher added another score on the ground as Paintsville defeated the host Panthers 30-6. Paintsville knocked off Pikeville after the Panth

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg will venture to Danville for the second round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night. The Blackcats, under the direction of veteran head coach John DeRossett, defeated Danville 20-13 in the second round of the 20134 Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.
Th

Playoffs: Second Round

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg will venture to Danville for the second round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night. The Blackcats, under the direction of veteran head coach John DeRossett, defeated Danville 20-13 in the second round of the 20134 Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl. Th

Kendrick, Halbert named First Team All-State

EASTERN - After helping to lead their team to a fourth straight 15th Region championship, Allen Central's Jannah Halbert and Katie Kendrick have been named First Team All-State by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association. Merideth Jewell, who led Mercy to the state volleyball title, been named 2014 Miss Kentucky Volleyball. Allen Central's Sar

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. - Veteran angler Brandon Staten won the Tug Valley Bass Anglers fishing club's ninth tournament of the 2014 season, which was held on Douglas Lake Nov. 1-2. A total of 21 anglers competed in the event, was the Club Classic, the Tug Valley Bass Anglers' final tournament of the year.
Weather for the tournament was not ideal on day o

Staten wins tourney

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. - Veteran angler Brandon Staten won the Tug Valley Bass Anglers fishing club's ninth tournament of the 2014 season, which was held on Douglas Lake Nov. 1-2. A total of 21 anglers competed in the event, was the Club Classic, the Tug Valley Bass Anglers' final tournament of the year. Weather for the tournament was not ideal on day o

Floyd County Fishing: Mukellunge return to Dewey Lake

PRESTONSBURG - The fishing is now even better in Floyd County. Muskellunge have returned to Dewey Lake. In late-October, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources stocked 500 muskies measuring 13 inches apiece in the lake. While the lake is not slated to receive annual stockings of this species, department personnel are adding muskell

DANVILLE - Betsy Layne fell to former state powerhouse Danville in the opening round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl. Host Danville pulled away to defeat the Bobcats 60-24 on Friday night.
The loss forced Betsy Layne to end its season 6-5.
With the win, Danville improved to 8-3 and advanced to the second round of

Betsy Layne falls

DANVILLE - Betsy Layne fell to former state powerhouse Danville in the opening round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl. Host Danville pulled away to defeat the Bobcats 60-24 on Friday night. The loss forced Betsy Layne to end its season 6-5. With the win, Danville improved to 8-3 and advanced to the second round of

PRESTONSBURG - Junior Dalton Frasure rushed 25 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns and senior Jarredd Jarrell passed for two scores as host Prestonsburg defeated visiting Middlesboro 29-7 in the opening round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Josh Francis Field/Blackcat Stadium on Friday night.
With the win, P

Cats oust Middlesboro

PRESTONSBURG - Junior Dalton Frasure rushed 25 times for 116 yards and two touchdowns and senior Jarredd Jarrell passed for two scores as host Prestonsburg defeated visiting Middlesboro 29-7 in the opening round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Josh Francis Field/Blackcat Stadium on Friday night. With the win, P

Rebels fall to Owensboro Catholic in state tourney

LOUISVILLE - After capturing its fourth straight 15th Region title, Allen Central fell to 3rd Region champion Owensboro Catholic in the opening round of the KSHAA Volleyball State Tournament at Valley High School on Friday morning. Owensboro Catholic defeated the Rebels 3-1 (25-20, 18-25, 25-17, 25-8). With the loss, Allen Central ended its season





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