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Lady Tigers open with 3-0 win

The Paintsville Lady Tigers volleyball team opened the 2017 season with a 3-0 victory over Magoffin County on Tuesday night at the Paintsville High School Gymnasium. Paintsville won the first set 25-1, before taking the next two 25-10, 25-10 to earn the win. Megan Taylor paced the Lady Tigers with 17 kills to go with one block and served up four aces. Abby Meade recorded 30 assists and Anna James finished with 13 digs, while Allison Hall had eight kills and served up five aces in the win. Coach Dawn Kinner and the Lady Tigers were slated to host Sheldon Clark (1-0) Thursday night, before competing in the Champions of the Mountains Classic on Saturday in Pikeville.

Lady Tiger start with 9-0 victory
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Lady Tigers Soccer Team defeated Shelby Valley 9-0 in the first match of the 2017 season on Tuesday night at the Johnson Brothers Athletic Complex in Robinson Creek.
Alexia Shemaeizadeh found the back of the net four times, and had two assists to lead the Lady Tigers in the season-opening win.

Lady Eagles start season with 11-1 victory over Pikeville
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Lady Eagles Soccer Team opened the 2017 season with an 11-1 victory over the Pikeville Lady Panthers Monday night at Eagles Stadium.
The Lady Eagles got started when Molly Davis ran down a loose ball and found the back-left corner of the net to take a 1-0 lead with 25:53 left to play in the first half.

Crace inks with UPike

Cole Crace signed a scholarship offer with UPike Friday at the Johnson Central Library. Crace was accompanied by grandparents Roger and Marilyn Brown, Aunt Robin Slone, grandmother Vickie Crace, uncle Walt Crace, mother Missy, father Chet, sisters Morgan and Karolyn and cousin Callie Blair. Crace finished his high school career with over 1,000 points and led the team in rebounding from a guard position in 2016-17.

Johnson Takes over Lady Eagles Soccer Program
Preston, Davis, Ward and Pack highlight talented group

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Lady Eagles Soccer Program will be under the leadership of Coach Brian B.J. Johnson for the 2017 season and the new coach inherits what some think is the team to beat in the 15th Region.
I am very humbled and proud to be hired to take over as head coach of the Johnson Central High School Lady Eagles Soccer program, Coach Johnson said. I want to thank God for putting in the situation to be an option to be hired and to thank Athletic Director Tommy McKenzie and Principal Noel Crum for having the confidence in me to take over as head of the girls soccer program.

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