John Millett scored the tying run on a wild pitch and eighth-grader Tyler McCullough put the Jackets ahead to stay with an RBI single in the sixth inning as Middlesboro defeated Bell County 6-3 on Tuesday to complete a sweep of the home-and-home series.Senior Lucas Crawford pitched all seven innings to get the win. He scattered seven hits and only one of the runs he allowed was earned. Crawford was efficient as he needed just 86 pitches in the complete game. He struck out four without walking a batter.
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Lincoln Memorial University senior outfielder Josh Coker was christened as the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, headlining a list of four Railsplitters arrayed with postseason accolades. Along with Coker, who also earned All-SAC second team as a reliever, Kelvin Brito and Jean Rodriguez were named to the All-SAC second team while Kyle Floyd was an honorable mention selection.
Bell County would shift back to the eastern side of the state for playoff pairings and Pineville would welcome a couple of traditional rivals into their district under the proposed football alignment for the 2015-18 seasons. The draft alignment was approved by the KHSAA Board of Control last week. Middlesboro’s district would stay exactly the same.The Bobcats will be moving from Class 3A’s District 4 to District 8, though the teams in the district remain the same with o...
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Lincoln Memorial University senior outfielder Brianna Mulkey was named to the All-South Atlantic Conference first team, while junior utility player Amanda Snow was voted All-SAC second team, the league office announced on Wednesday. The members of the All-SAC Teams are nominated and voted on by the head coaches from each of the league’s 12 softball programs.It was another elite offensive season for Mulkey, who earned All-conference honors for the fourt...
FOREST CITY, N.C. — The Railsplitters will begin their tournament title defense on Thursday, squaring off against the Newberry Wolves in the opening round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Baseball Championship at McNair Field. Lincoln Memorial University and Newberry College are scheduled to clash at 7:30 p.m. at the home of the Forest City Owls.
Scott Lewis’ Harlan Lady Dragons stayed hot on Tuesday as they pounded out 17 hits en route to a 17-2 win over Bell County. It was the Lady Dragons third straight win and evened their record against district opponents to 2-2.Madison Brewer pitched all three innings for Harlan. The freshman allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out three and walking two.The Lady Dragons jumped on Bell pitcher Courtney Baker for four runs in the top of the first inn...
BARBOURVILLE — The Bell County Bobcats placed second an the Lady Cats placed third in the team standings at the SEKC track meet at Knox Central on Friday.Corbin totaled 152 points to take first place on the boys’ side. Bell was next with and even 100 while Knox Central was third with 86. Pineville finished in sixth place and Middlesboro was ninth.Williamsburg was the girls’ winner with a total of 181 points. Corbin was second with 125 and Bell County th...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job.This particular message did not come from Tyndall’s agent. It instead was from his 11-year-old daughter, Grace Elizabeth. Her note said in all capital letters that “THE TENNESSEE JOB IS OPEN. HINT, HINT.”“Certainly this is a job that was on my radar - and Gracie’s...
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