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A pair of seniors, running back Austin Caldwell and defensive end/kicker Dylan Cox, led a contingent of nine Bell County Bobcats named to the 2014 All-SEKC Class 3A - 5A football teams. The list was revealed at Wednesday's Southeastern Kentucky Conference football banquet at Pine Mountain State Resort Park.
Caldwell was named the SEKC Co-Offensive

Caldwell, Cox earn SEKC honors

A pair of seniors, running back Austin Caldwell and defensive end/kicker Dylan Cox, led a contingent of nine Bell County Bobcats named to the 2014 All-SEKC Class 3A - 5A football teams. The list was revealed at Wednesday's Southeastern Kentucky Conference football banquet at Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Caldwell was named the SEKC Co-Offensive

The Southeastern Kentucky Conference held their annual football awards banquet on Wednesday and several local players were honored on the All-SEKC team for Class 1A and 2A.
Middlesboro's Yellow Jackets may have finished with a 5-5-1 overall record in 2014, but they went 4-0 against SEKC opponents Bell County, Pineville, Harlan and Lynn Camp to ear

Class 1-2A All-SEKC honorees

The Southeastern Kentucky Conference held their annual football awards banquet on Wednesday and several local players were honored on the All-SEKC team for Class 1A and 2A. Middlesboro's Yellow Jackets may have finished with a 5-5-1 overall record in 2014, but they went 4-0 against SEKC opponents Bell County, Pineville, Harlan and Lynn Camp to ear

Cody Collett turned in a brilliant shooting performance on Tuesday to lead Pineville to a 79-49 win over Middlesboro. The Mountain Lion senior guard hit 12 of 14 shots from the field, including 8 of 9 from three-point range, and all 11 of his free throws on the way to a career-high 43 points.
“Cody just got hot. We tried everything from zoni

Collett, Lions down MHS

Cody Collett turned in a brilliant shooting performance on Tuesday to lead Pineville to a 79-49 win over Middlesboro. The Mountain Lion senior guard hit 12 of 14 shots from the field, including 8 of 9 from three-point range, and all 11 of his free throws on the way to a career-high 43 points. “Cody just got hot. We tried everything from zoni

For the past several years Pineville has hosted the Pine Mountain Classic, a round-robin basketball tournament that starts just after Christmas. That tournament has grown to include six boys' teams and four girls' teams this year.
The school has added a second tournament this season, the Chain Rock Classic, which starts Monday and includes four bo

PHS hosting two tournaments

For the past several years Pineville has hosted the Pine Mountain Classic, a round-robin basketball tournament that starts just after Christmas. That tournament has grown to include six boys' teams and four girls' teams this year. The school has added a second tournament this season, the Chain Rock Classic, which starts Monday and includes four bo

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Cumberland Gap forward Bryce Sutton drives in from the corner during action earlier this season. The Panthers pulled out a 51-50 win at Union County on Tuesday for their fourth staight victory. Now 6-3 on the year, Cumberland Gap will host Oneida on Friday with a JV boys game tipping off at 5 p.m., followed by a varsity girl

Panthers win 4th straight

Jay Compton|Daily News Cumberland Gap forward Bryce Sutton drives in from the corner during action earlier this season. The Panthers pulled out a 51-50 win at Union County on Tuesday for their fourth staight victory. Now 6-3 on the year, Cumberland Gap will host Oneida on Friday with a JV boys game tipping off at 5 p.m., followed by a varsity girl

Senior guard Maci Morris scored 11 of her 18 points during a decisive third quarter as the Bell County Lady Cats pulled away for a 76-34 win over Volunteer, Tenn., Monday night.
“In the second half we started moving the ball better and we got out in transition some. Now, they had a couple girls that went out but we were making good decisions

Lady Cats pull away

Senior guard Maci Morris scored 11 of her 18 points during a decisive third quarter as the Bell County Lady Cats pulled away for a 76-34 win over Volunteer, Tenn., Monday night. “In the second half we started moving the ball better and we got out in transition some. Now, they had a couple girls that went out but we were making good decisions

The Bobcats held Volunteer, Tenn., 28 percent shooting (14 of 49) and owned a 37-29 rebounding edge on the way to a 55-40 win on Monday.
Bell County also forced 20 turnovers and led by many as 25 points before settling for the 15-point win.
“Everybody I talked to had said that team can make you play kind of ugly. But we're glad to get a win

Bobcats get defensive

The Bobcats held Volunteer, Tenn., 28 percent shooting (14 of 49) and owned a 37-29 rebounding edge on the way to a 55-40 win on Monday. Bell County also forced 20 turnovers and led by many as 25 points before settling for the 15-point win. “Everybody I talked to had said that team can make you play kind of ugly. But we're glad to get a win

The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight.
Bell County closed Friday's game with a 13-4 run to pull out a 52-46 come-from-behind win over the Harlan Green Dragons.
“They played well defensively and we didn't do a good job runni

Bobcats rally past Harlan

The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight. Bell County closed Friday's game with a 13-4 run to pull out a 52-46 come-from-behind win over the Harlan Green Dragons. “They played well defensively and we didn't do a good job runni

A much-anticipated meeting between two of the top teams in the 13th Region turned into a one-sided affair Friday night as the Bell County Lady Cats used a dominant defensive effort to cruise to a 68-32 win over Harlan.
The Lady Cats forced the Lady Dragons to miss their first seven shots from the field and turn the ball over three times as they sc

Lady Dragons stunned at Bell

A much-anticipated meeting between two of the top teams in the 13th Region turned into a one-sided affair Friday night as the Bell County Lady Cats used a dominant defensive effort to cruise to a 68-32 win over Harlan. The Lady Cats forced the Lady Dragons to miss their first seven shots from the field and turn the ball over three times as they sc

The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight.
Bell County closed Friday's game with a 13-4 run to pull out a 52-46 come-from-behind win over the Harlan Green Dragons.
“They played well defensively and we didn't do a good job runni

Bobcats rally past Dragons

The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight. Bell County closed Friday's game with a 13-4 run to pull out a 52-46 come-from-behind win over the Harlan Green Dragons. “They played well defensively and we didn't do a good job runni

LYNN CAMP — Defense keyed another strong start of the Pineville Mountain Lions in Thursday's 67-54 win at Lynn Camp in the Bowman Memorial Classic. They jumped out to a 21-7 lead and answered every time the Wildcats threatened to get back in the game.
Senior guard Cody Collett hit all 14 of his free throws and finished with a game-high 27 po

Lions hold off Lynn Camp

LYNN CAMP — Defense keyed another strong start of the Pineville Mountain Lions in Thursday's 67-54 win at Lynn Camp in the Bowman Memorial Classic. They jumped out to a 21-7 lead and answered every time the Wildcats threatened to get back in the game. Senior guard Cody Collett hit all 14 of his free throws and finished with a game-high 27 po

A much-anticipated meeting between two of the top teams in the 13th Region turned into a one-sided affair Friday night as the Bell County Lady Cats used a dominant defensive effort to cruise to a 68-32 win over Harlan.
The Lady Cats forced Harlan to miss its first seven shots from the field and turn the ball over three times as they scored the fir

Lady Cats rout Harlan 68-32

A much-anticipated meeting between two of the top teams in the 13th Region turned into a one-sided affair Friday night as the Bell County Lady Cats used a dominant defensive effort to cruise to a 68-32 win over Harlan. The Lady Cats forced Harlan to miss its first seven shots from the field and turn the ball over three times as they scored the fir

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lincoln Memorial junior forward Leonardo da Silva (Itajuba, Brazil) has been named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Southeast Region third team, officials with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Wednesday.
Despite being limited to only 12 starts and 807 total minutes this season, the 10th most

LMU's da Silva 3rd team All-Region

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lincoln Memorial junior forward Leonardo da Silva (Itajuba, Brazil) has been named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Southeast Region third team, officials with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Wednesday. Despite being limited to only 12 starts and 807 total minutes this season, the 10th most

For the Record

MARRIAGE LICENSESRegina L. McCoy, 40, of Salyersville, to Ronnie Dale McCoy, 42, of Salyersville. Tiffany Lynn Samons, 22, of Ivel, to James Douglas Cole, 43, of Ivel. Taylor Renae Anderson, 23, of Raccoon, to Joshua Todd Vandeventer, 27, of Printer. Victoria Elizabeth Castle, 24, of Hi Hat, to Dylan Mullins, 21, of Melvin. Samantha Paige Setse

Two key runs helped the Harlan Green Dragons to a 64-53 win at Middlesboro in Tuesday's 52nd District opener. Drew Parks and Caleb Hogue had their fingerprints all over both of them.
Hogue scored six points and Parks four during an 11-0 Harlan spurt over a three-minute span in the middle of the second quarter as the Dragons turned an 18-13 deficit

Jackets drop district opener

Two key runs helped the Harlan Green Dragons to a 64-53 win at Middlesboro in Tuesday's 52nd District opener. Drew Parks and Caleb Hogue had their fingerprints all over both of them. Hogue scored six points and Parks four during an 11-0 Harlan spurt over a three-minute span in the middle of the second quarter as the Dragons turned an 18-13 deficit

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets hung tough with Harlan for most of the first half in Tuesday's game. But the Lady Dragons closed the second quarter with a 10-2 spurt and then outscored MHS 15-4 in the third quarter to pull away for a 54-26 win in the district opener for both teams.
“We're still young and we've just to learn how to put four quar

Harlan pulls away from Lady Jackets

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets hung tough with Harlan for most of the first half in Tuesday's game. But the Lady Dragons closed the second quarter with a 10-2 spurt and then outscored MHS 15-4 in the third quarter to pull away for a 54-26 win in the district opener for both teams. “We're still young and we've just to learn how to put four quar

MIDDLESBORO — Two key runs helped the Harlan Green Dragons to a 64-53 win at Middlesboro in Tuesday's 52nd District opener. Drew Parks and Caleb Hogue had their fingerprints all over both of them.
Hogue scored six points and Parks four during an 11-0 Harlan spurt over a three-minute span in the middle of the second quarter as the Dragons tur

Dragons get past Middlesboro

MIDDLESBORO — Two key runs helped the Harlan Green Dragons to a 64-53 win at Middlesboro in Tuesday's 52nd District opener. Drew Parks and Caleb Hogue had their fingerprints all over both of them. Hogue scored six points and Parks four during an 11-0 Harlan spurt over a three-minute span in the middle of the second quarter as the Dragons tur

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets hung tough with Harlan for most of the first half Tuesday, but the Lady Dragons closed the second quarter with a 10-2 spurt and then outscored MHS 15-4 in the third quarter to pull away for a 54-26 win in the district opener for both teams.
“We're still young and we've just got to learn how to put four quarters t

HHS routs Middlesboro

The Middlesboro Lady Jackets hung tough with Harlan for most of the first half Tuesday, but the Lady Dragons closed the second quarter with a 10-2 spurt and then outscored MHS 15-4 in the third quarter to pull away for a 54-26 win in the district opener for both teams. “We're still young and we've just got to learn how to put four quarters t

BARBOURVILLE — Freshman Chase Elliott's basket with six seconds left in overtime lifted the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets to a 71-70 win over Oneida Baptist Institute on Saturday. The victory was the first of the season for the Jackets and new head coach Shane Shackleford.
“If we're not anything else, we're interesting,” Shackleford

Jackets earn first win

BARBOURVILLE — Freshman Chase Elliott's basket with six seconds left in overtime lifted the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets to a 71-70 win over Oneida Baptist Institute on Saturday. The victory was the first of the season for the Jackets and new head coach Shane Shackleford. “If we're not anything else, we're interesting,” Shackleford

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets were firing on all cylinders Monday night. Eleven different players found the scoring column in an 84-45 romp over Red Bird in the Jackets' home opener.
“Our kids came out with great intensity and I was proud of that,” MHS coach Shane Shackleford said. “When you're playing a fourth game in five days

Jackets dispatch Red Bird 84-45

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets were firing on all cylinders Monday night. Eleven different players found the scoring column in an 84-45 romp over Red Bird in the Jackets' home opener. “Our kids came out with great intensity and I was proud of that,” MHS coach Shane Shackleford said. “When you're playing a fourth game in five days





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