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Mills new coach for Lady Lions

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The Pineville Lady Mountain Lions have a new head basketball coach. Jamie Mills, who served as an assistant to PHS boys’ coach J.D. Strange and coached the Pineville Midddle School boys last season, was chosen for the job on Tuesday.Mills met with members of the team Tuesday and said he is “looking forward to coaching this group of girls who are not only athletic, but also intelligent and have a strong work ethic.”The Lady Lions went through a bit of turmoil last season as Matt Shafer, their coach since 2010, resigned one game in to attend to a family matter. PHS athletic director Brenda Gambrel took over on an interim basis and the team finished 10-16.

 

Bobcats drop 2-1 decision at Harlan Co.

The Bell County Bobcats played sterling defense and got effective performances out of pitchers Austin North and Zach Turner on Monday, but they just couldn’t get the bit hit they needed in a 2-1 loss at Harlan County.Harlan County senior righthander Connor Leisge bailed out his defense on a couple of occasions late in the game. The Black Bears had four errors, including three in the final two innings, but the HCHS ace left the runners stranded as he finished off a complete ga...

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Martin leaves UT for Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the decision to leave Tennessee for California.Cal hired Martin as the 16th men’s basketball coach in school history Tuesday, a decision that stunned Volunteers administrators and players after he had reaffirmed his commitment to Tennessee just two weeks ago. Martin said it was a difficul...

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Railsplitters finish 4th in SAC Championship

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — The Railsplitters entered Tuesday’s final round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men’s Golf Championship looking to rally from four shots back to defend its 2013 tournament crown, but a disappointing 35-over 323 dropped Lincoln Memorial to fourth in the final standings.The Railsplitters carded rounds of 305, 306 and 323 to finish at 70-over par among the 12-team, 61-golfer field at the Sevierville Golf Club’s River Course,...

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Little League schedules, rosters

Harlan Little LeagueDon’s A’sCoach Keith BrewerJonathan Blevins, Caleb Brewer, Tristan Cooper, Michael Creech, Breydy Daniels, Eddie Harmon, Jay Harris, Samuel Henson, Andrew Hoskins, Jeremiah Mills, Riley Murphy, Gavin Powers and Dillon Cornett.Fuelco YankeesCoach Rod SergentMatt Brown, Jacob Brown, Shane Hagle, Bryce Helton, Layne Jones, Gabriel Powers, Isiah Hall, Kanyan Hall, Matt Jones, Carson Murray, Takota Ha...

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Middlesboro graduate selected to lead Jackets’ football program

Middlesboro has turned to one of the players from its glory days to lead the football program. Zach Massengill was formally introduced as the new Yellow Jacket head coach on Friday.Massengill played four years at MHS as a running back and linebacker and started on the 1998 state championship team as well as the 1997 and 1999 teams that finished as state semifinalists. He went on to play at Campbellsville University and after graduating began his coaching career at Boyle County High...

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Jackets rally for 15-10 win over Harlan

Middlesboro overcame a rough start against Harlan on Monday with a 10-run third inning and held on for a 15-10 win over the Green Dragons in 52nd District baseball.“We stayed in it and battled back and did what we had to do to win it,” Yellow Jacket coach John Smith said. “It’s an ugly win, but we’ll take it. We’re not playing Middlesboro baseball right now and the guys know it. We’re hoping it clicks and we can turn it around at some point...

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Bobcats win at Leslie, 14-3

HYDEN — With six freshmen in the starting lineup, the Leslie County Eagles and coach Russell Melton knew there would probably be more ups than downs during a 2014 season what was dedicated to rebuilding.If the Eagles needed an example that patience with youth can pay off, the visiting Bell County Bobcats provided it Friday during a 14-3 win over the Eagles.Bell starts eight juniors this season, most of whom have been with the Bobcats through a rebuilding project th...

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