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All-Stars end pool play with loss to Nelson Co.
AUSTIN ALLEN made a play from the shortstop position during all-star play in London. Allen led off the game with a home run to give Paintsville an early lead, before dropping to 0-3 in pool play with a 10-1 loss.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Little League All-Star Team concluded pool play during the 2017 Kentucky State Little League All-Star Tournament with a 10-1 loss to Nelson Monday at the North Laurel Little League Field in London.
Shortstop Austin Allen started the game with a solo home run to give Paintsville the early 1-0 advantage until Nelson County took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the third frame.


Allen, Collins homer in pool play loss against Glagow
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Little League All-Star Team suffered a 7-4 loss to Glasgow in the second game of pool play during the 2017 Kentucky Little League State Baseball Tournament Sunday at the North Laurel Little League Field in London.
Glasgow scored one run in the top of the first inning and held that advantage until Paintsville got things going in the bottom of the third frame.


9-10s canít overcome early deficit in opener
ABBEY MEADE captured the Class A, Region 7 100-meter high hurdles championship with a time of 17.78 and ran the first leg of the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay teams that earned a regional title with times of 53.9 and 1:53.83 respectively. Meade and the other qualifiers will compete in the state competition Saturday morning in Lexington.

Drop first pool game 10-9 to No. Laurel

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville 9-10 year old All-Star team suffered a 10-9 loss to North Laurel in the opening round of pool play during the 2017 Kentucky State Little League Tournament Friday night in Middlesboro.
North Laurel first-baseman Eli Holt hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning and Cooper Elza recorded a two-run double, before scoring on a Caynan Sizemore triple to take an early 5-0 lead.


Corbin downs Paintsville 9-6 in final pool contest
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville 9-10 year old All-Start team concluded the pool-play portion of the 2017 Kentucky State Little Tournament with a 9-6 loss to Corbin Monday afternoon at the Middlesboro Little League Field.
Paintsville fell behind early and came back to tie the score late in the game, before Corbin put the game away in the final frame.


Stalker named Blue-Grey All-American
DAWSON STALKER was selected as a Blue-Grey All-American after competing in the National Super Combine in Canton, Ohio on June 17-18. Stalker will play in the annual Blue-Grey All-American Game in Dallas on December 18.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Gus Bell, the Blue-Grey National Director and CEO of Impact Football Network, announced that Johnson Central senior Dawson Stalker was one of 90 players that had been selected as a 2017 Blue-Grey All-American, which will place the lineman on the field at AT&T (Cowboys) Stadium on December 18 in Dallas.
Stalker will play for the Ohio Regionís East Squad in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Game, along with 44 other players who were nominated after the Blue-Grey National Super Combine in Canton, Ohio on June 17-18.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Johnson Central got two hits and two RBI from sophomore outfielder Trevor May and Braxton Kelly earned a complete-game 3-2 victory over the Campbell County Camels during the Fayette County Invitational Tournament Saturday at the Henry Clay High School Baseball Field.
The Eagles jumped out to an early lead when Geordan Blanton reached on an error and later scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Blake Delong to make it 1-0.
Central added to the lead in the top of the fourth inning when Delong singled and advanced to third when Riley Preece reached on an error, before May singled in both runners to give the Eagles the 3-0 advantage.
The Eagles held the three-run lead until the Camels put two runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Joe Eblin singled and Collin Teagarden drew a walk, before Ethan Kremer reached on a fieldersí choice to plate one and Austin Hoeh singled in the other for the 3-2 final score.
Kelly gave up eight hits and walked two, while striking out seven batters in improving his record to 6-1 on the year and 16-7 in his career.



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