Middlesboro running back Ryan Pittman has been named the 2013 Southeastern Kentucky Conference offensive player of the year in the Class 1A and 2A division. He’s one of several area players to be honored by coaches as they put together this year’s All-SEKC teams.Pittman, a junior, ran for 1374 yards and 12 touchdowns on 156 carries for the Yellow Jackets as they went 9-3 and won the Class 2A, District 7 championship. Other Middlesboro players to receive specialty award include senior lineman Tyler Prater, senior linebacker/receiver Austin Poindexter and junior defensive back/running back Seth Barton.
LEXINGTON — With college basketball tradition-rich schools, Kentucky and North Carolina, facing each other in Saturday’s marquee showdown in Chapel Hill, I decided to ask colorful broadcaster Dick Vitale, who is arguably the sport’s biggest ambassador, and get his thoughts about the matchup.Vitale, along with Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas, will also cover the 5:15 p.m. game for ESPN.Eleventh-ranked UK — which is the least experienced squad in the nati...
Bell County junior Justin Green has been named the 2013 Southeastern Kentucky Conference linebacker of the year and Hayden Gilbert is the special teams player of the year. The coaches All-SEKC teams for Class 3-5A were announced earlier this week.Green finished the year with 111 total tackles to go along with two interceptions and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. He anchored a Bobcat defense that was one of the most improved units in the Mountains from the beginning of the season...
LEXINGTON (AP) — The happiness expressed by Kentucky players after their victory over Boise State wasn’t just because they played the type of game indicative of their abilities.For once, the 11th-ranked Wildcats had a performance to build from.That’s a big issue for Kentucky (8-2), which faces another measuring stick Saturday at No. 18 North Carolina. The game will mark the young Wildcats’ first on-campus road test after going 1-2 ...
HARROGATE, Tenn — The Lincoln Memorial University softball team has added four players in the early signing period for the 2015 season, as Savannah Couch, Ashlea Hunter, Cydney Jenkins and Brianna Taylor have committed to continue their softball careers with the Lady Railsplitters, LMU Head Softball Coach Natalie Layden announced on Tuesday.Savannah Couch - Catcher/Shortstop/Third Base
John MiddletonHarlan Daily EnterpriseHARLAN — Led by a pair of freshmen, the Lady Dragons have been one of the pleasant surprises so far this basketball season. They’ve been very competitive against a schedule that has included the top three teams in the 13th Region as well as the favorite to win the 12th Region.Harlan was coming off a win against Clay County and they led Bell County into the third quarter on Tuesday, but they had to settle for a m...
Jay Compton|Daily NewsCumberland Gap senior guard Gavin Burns glides to the hoop for a basket during the Panthers’ game against Bell County on Saturday. CGHS (2-3, 1-0) opened district play on Tuesday with a 72-59 win over West Greene, they’ll host Greeneville on Friday as part of a boys and girls double-header.
John MiddletonHarlan Daily EnterpriseHARLAN — Both the Harlan County girls and boys opened up their home schedule with a victory over visiting Pineville on Tuesday. The Lady Bears turned in a shutdown defensive effort on their way to a 64-35 victory over Pineville in the first game of a double-header. The Harlan County boys used a balanced offensive effort to cruise past the Mountain Lions 72-51.The Lady Bears forced 17 turnovers in the first half, while...
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