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Lady Eagles drops 9-8 decision to Pikeville in home opener
ABBY FANNIN smashed a pitch into right field for a double, after hitting a home run her first time at the plate last Thursday during the Lady Eagles’ loss to Pikeville at the Lady Eagle Softball Field.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Lady Eagles suffered a 9-8 loss to the Pikeville Lady Panthers in the home opener Thursday night at the Lady Eagles Softball Field.
Pikeville opened the contest with a three-run first inning. Alexis Stanley led off the inning with a single and scored on a Savanna Nunemaker double to give the Lady Panthers a 1-0 lead.

Eagles win one of two at Lex. Cath.
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles and Coach Shawn Hall split a double header with the Lexington Catholic Knights Saturday at the Lexington Catholic Baseball Field.
The Eagles came out with a 7-4 victory in the second game, after Braxton Kelly pitched a gem in the 2-1 loss in the opener.

Tigers outlast Huntington 16-13
BEN DANIELS recorded one hit and drove in two runs during the Tigers’ win over Huntington High Saturday in West Virginia. Daniels and the Tigers improved to 2-1 with the win.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers defeated Huntington High School 16-13 to earn their second straight victory of the season Saturday in Huntington, W. Va.
The Tigers scattered seven hits with eighth-grade centerfielder Jake Hyden collecting two singles from the lead off spot in the batting order to lead the squad.

2016-17 57th District Press Association Teams selected
Blair, Lanzani named Players of the Year

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The 57th District Press Association selected it 2016-17 All-57th District Basketball Team earlier this week to cap off the season and salute some of the more prolific scorers that the district has ever possessed.
The boy’s side of the district housed three of the top four pre-season ranked teams in the 15th Region, while the girl’s featured the regional champion and runner-up teams.

Rice inks with Kentucky Christian

ANDREW RICE signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Kentucky Christian College Monday afternoon at the Paintsville Elementary Gymnasium. Rice was accompanied by his parents Barry and Deanna Rice, KCU baseball Coach Chris Hensley, along with Paintsville Head Coach Walt Crace and Assistant Coach Lance Daniels.

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