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Playoff Preview Week 2: Road to Lexington

By Randy White
Regional Sports Editor

Class A playoff preview:
Who: Bracken County (9-2) at Paintsville (10-1)
Kickoff: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Memorial Field, Paintsville.
Coaches: Bracken County; Dave Brausch. Paintsville; Joe Chirico.
Notes: Bracken County knocked off Fairview 36-6 last week, while Paintsville opened the playoffs last Thursday night with a 41-21 win over Nicholas County.
Bracken County only has two losses on the season. The Polar Bears fell to Ludlow 27-24 in the second game of the season and 34-14 to Paris.


Area students sign
Johnson Central’s Braxton Kelly signs with Ohio University
Johnson Central’s Braxton Kelly signs on the dotted line Wednesday afternoon to play baseball for Ohio University.

Paintsville’s Ben Daniels signs with Mount St. Mary’s
Paintsville’s Ben Daniels signs to play baseball for Mount St. Mary’s after graduating from Paintsville High School.


Only one spot remains
Texas Motor Speedway’s AAA Texas 500 on Sunday went a long way in filling the field of drivers that will go to Miami in two weeks to decide who will wear the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup’s champion crown for this season. Before the green flag dropped on what turned out to be the hottest race in the history of the track, only Kyle Busch with his win at Martinsville had punched his ticket as one the four drivers that will race for the tile in the season ending race at Miami.
The remaining seven playoff drivers all started the race with a different agenda as some knew they had to win in order to advance while others were looking for a good day in the points to keep them in the hunt at this weekend’s showdown in Phoenix. It wasn’t an easy day for any of the playoff drivers on Sunday but after the checkered flag waved after 500 long and grueling miles, Kevin Harvick with the win joined Busch as the drivers that will compete for the title at Miami.


Preece leads Golden Eagles to first round win

By Cory Vance
Staff Writer

Johnson Central soared Friday night against Mason County. The Golden Eagle defense came up with four interceptions to secure a 43-0 win over the Royals.
With the win over Mason County, the Golden Eagles advance to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs and will travel to Scott Friday night at 7:30 p.m.


Week 10 Prep Preview: Clash of the Titans
By Randy White
Regional Sports Editor

Johnson Central at Belfry
Who: Johnson Central (8-1) at Belfry (8-1)
Kickoff: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: C.A.M. Stadium, Belfry.
Coaches: Johnson Central; Jim Matney. Belfry; Philip Haywood.
Notes: Johnson Central is coming off of a 21-18 loss to district rival Ashland Blazer, while Belfry is coming off of a 53-7 win over Pike Central in district play.
This is the clash of the champions.



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