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PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg entered the win column for the first time in the 2019 high school football season on Friday night, defeating visiting Powell County 27-20.
PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg senior Makayla Ousley etched her name into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association girls’ soccer record books on Tuesday, becoming the state’s all-time leader in assists.
PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg’s early-season slide continued as visiting Hazard pulled away to win 47-14 in a high school football game at Josh Francis Field/Blackcat Stadium on Friday night.
Prestonsburg has rolled to back-to-back shutout wins in the 15th Region All “A” Classic girls’ soccer tournament, blanking both Paintsville and Pikeville.
PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg couldn’’t stop Lawrenc County’s Baden Gillispie in its home opener. Gillispie, the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback, rushed four times for 227 yards and four touchdowns to lead Lawrence County over Prestonsburg 42-12 in a high school football game at Josh Francis Fi…
Floyd Central fell short in a bid to enter the win column in Week 2 of the 2019 high school football season. North Laurel prevented Floyd Central from entering the win column, defeating the visiting Jaguars 28-6 on Friday night.
MANCHESTER — Floyd Central couldn’t limit Chandler Hibbard during its 2019 regular-season debut. Hibbard rushed 28 times for 288 yards and three touchdowns to lead Clay County over visiting Floyd Central 44-20 in a high school football season opener on Friday.
PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg continued its dominant start in the 2019 girls’ high school soccer season on Monday, shutting out visiting 15th Region rival Belfry 6-0.
The East Kentucky Tribe, a team based out of Floyd County, won the the East of I75 Baseball Last Tournament in Morehead on Sunday. The Tribe won four games over two days to win the tournament.
Mason Compton (left), a member of the Prestonsburg High School boys’ golf team, shot a 73 to win the Johnson Central High School-hosted Nelson and Cathy Gullett Invitational at Paintsville Golf Course on Saturday. As a team, Prestonsburg finished fourth.
EASTERN — After finishing runner-up during each of its first two seasons, Floyd Central is ranked first in the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason 15th Region Top 5 Poll.
BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne football fans will have an opportunity to catch the Bobcats on the gridiron later in the week. The Betsy Layne football program will hold its annual Blue and White Night on Friday.
PRESTONSBURG — The Prestonsburg girls’ soccer team excelled at StoneCrest over the weekend, shutting out opponents Fleming County, Belfry, Powell County and Shelby Valley. The Lady Blackcats hosted the annual Soccerama over the weekend.
PRESTONSBURG — The Larry Hodge era of the Prestonsburg volleyball program will start in neighboring Pike County. Prestonsburg is scheduled to open the 2019 high school volleyball season at 15th Region counterpart East Ridge on Monday, Aug. 19.
EASTERN — It’s safe to say former Allen Central head coach Larry Maynard has a vested interest in the 2019 58th District volleyball season. All three Floyd County high school volleyball head coaches once coached under Maynard.
EASTERN — For the second time in three years, Floyd Central will compete in a late-season prep volleyball event at Lafayette High School in Lexington. The Lady Jaguars are slated to compete in the Lafayette-hosted Thoroughbred Smash September 27-28.
PRESTONSBURG — A trio of archers from the Blackcat Archery program are set to compete in the NASP Championship at the Music City Event Center in Nashville on Saturday. Treyton Hackworth (fifth grade, PES), Brayden Goble (eighth grade, AMS) and Jillian Link (10th grade, PHS) will represent Pr…
PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg will hold its annual Boys’ Soccerama at Blackcat Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 3. The Boys’ Soccerama will be played on a turf field for the first time.
EASTERN - Over a span of six days in the high school football preseason, Floyd Central will make a trip to Perry County before returning home to host an in-county rival.
PRESTONSBURG — In preparation for the upcoming 2019 high school football season, Prestonsburg will have an opportunity to play on a college field in one of its two preseason games.
LEXINGTON — Floyd County is home to another state championship team. The East Kentucky Tribe, a team hailing from Floyd County, captured the 2019 Babe Ruth League Eastern Kentucky 14 Year Old State Championship on Monday.
EASTERN - Floyd Central is slated to compete in one of the nation’s top high school volleyball tournaments. The Lady Jaguars are among the teams set to participate in the Rocky Top Classic in Sevierville, Tenn., Sept. 13-14.
FLOYD COUNTY - Each Floyd County high school football team is returning its starting quarterback from the 2018 season. With an experienced quarterback, each prep football squad will look to show improvement during the upcoming gridiron campaign.
HOUSTON — The University of Houston football program has a new fanbase in Prestonsburg and Floyd County. Prestonsburg High School product Mike Burchett was named an Offensive Analyst at Houston on Jan. 11, 2019 after one season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Fordham. A…
FLOYD COUNTY - Floyd County high school football teams Betsy Layne, Floyd Central and Prestonsburg will open preseason practice shortly after the conclusion of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period on July 9.
Last week during the Big Blue Caravan visit to Paintsville, the national media predicted that the University of Kentucky would win six games this season.
PIPPA PASSES — Former Prestonsburg head coach Brandon Gearheart is set to guide another boys’ high school basketball program. Gearheart was announced as the new head coach of the June Buchanan School boys’ basketball program on Tuesday.
The Floyd Central High School volleyball program hosted a youth camp June 17-18. Darlene Moore is headed into her first season as the head coach of the FCHS volleyball team.
The Appalachian Newspapers All Mountain Baseball team is selected from the teams in the coverage areas of the Appalachian News-Express, the Floyd Chronicle and Times, the Paintsville Herald, the Hazard Herald and the Mingo Messenger.
McDOWELL — Student-athletes in Left Beaver and other parts of Floyd County as well as additional area counties will have an opportunity to receive a free sports physical in July. During the month of July, McDowell ARH Hospital will conduct free sports physicals in Wayland and Wheelwright.
Highlands Regional Medical Center’s Christie Burchett, MA; Cindy Maynard, Nurse Practitioner and Lacy Russell, Nurse Practitioner administered 87 sports physicals for area students during the day-long free sports physical clinic at Prestonsburg High School on June 17.
The Appalachian Newspapers All Mountain Softball team is selected from the teams in the coverage areas of the Appalachian News-Express, the Floyd Chronicle and Times, the Paintsville Herald, the Hazard Herald and the Mingo Messenger.