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Steve LeMaster

Position: Sports Editor
E-Mail Address: slemaster@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 6068868506

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PHS set to host Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Camp

PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg High School will host the second of five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky Wildcat Jeff Sheppard and offered by Operation UNITE on Tuesday. All school-age youth are invited to participate in any of the Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Camps. Additional camps will be hel

KSR announces 2015 Summer Tour

LOUISVILLE - Kentucky Sports Radio has released its 2015 Summer Tour schedule. The KSR Summer Tour will make its first stop in Prestonsburg on June 22. The tour is scheduled to wrap up on Aug. 14 in Louisville. During KSR's most recent visit to Prestonsburg in June 2014, Matt Jones and Drew Franklin conducted a radio show from StoneCrest Golf Cour

CAMPTON - Floyd County driver Nathan Martin notched his second feature win in the 2015 season over the weekend, prevailing in the Limited Late Model class at 191 Speedway on Saturday night.
Jamie Hamilton and Darrin Rodgers co-own Martin's Limited Late Model. Sponsors for the Martin-piloted Limited Late Model are D's Grocery, Commonwealth Pharmacy

Martin wins second feature

CAMPTON - Floyd County driver Nathan Martin notched his second feature win in the 2015 season over the weekend, prevailing in the Limited Late Model class at 191 Speedway on Saturday night. Jamie Hamilton and Darrin Rodgers co-own Martin's Limited Late Model. Sponsors for the Martin-piloted Limited Late Model are D's Grocery, Commonwealth Pharmacy

BOWLING GREEN - Kevin Keathley will have an opportunity to coach in the NBA Developmental League Pre-Draft Camp in New York City on June 14. Earlier in the year, Keathley wrapped up his 13th straight winning season.
The head coach of the Bowling Green Bandits, Keathley was named One of the Top 10 Coaches Not in the NBA by ProBasketballNews.com in

Keathley selected to coach in NBA D-League camp

BOWLING GREEN - Kevin Keathley will have an opportunity to coach in the NBA Developmental League Pre-Draft Camp in New York City on June 14. Earlier in the year, Keathley wrapped up his 13th straight winning season. The head coach of the Bowling Green Bandits, Keathley was named One of the Top 10 Coaches Not in the NBA by ProBasketballNews.com in

HI HAT - South Floyd High School basketball coaches Justin Triplett (Lady Raiders) and Justin Holbrook (Raiders) co-hosted a boys' and girls' kids camp for players in grades K-7 Monday-Tuesday.
The camp was divided into two parts. Fundamentals and drills made up the morning session. The camp's afternoon session featured games.
Lunch and breakfast

SFHS basketball coaches conduct two-day youth camp

HI HAT - South Floyd High School basketball coaches Justin Triplett (Lady Raiders) and Justin Holbrook (Raiders) co-hosted a boys' and girls' kids camp for players in grades K-7 Monday-Tuesday. The camp was divided into two parts. Fundamentals and drills made up the morning session. The camp's afternoon session featured games. Lunch and breakfast

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





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