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Eagles shutout Belfry 8-0
BLAKE GAMBLE delivered an RBI single Tuesday during the Eaglesí victory over Belfry. The Eagles improved to 22-8 on the season. Central will travel to Lexington to compete in the Fayette County Invitational Tournament this weekend at Tates Creek. The Eagles will battle North Laurel, Bryan Station and Ryle in the event.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles defeated the Belfry Pirates 8-0 Tuesday night behind a one-hit, nine-strikeout performance from senior right-hander Josh Hitchcock and a two-run home run form Geordon Blanton Tuesday night at Eagle Field.
The Eagles got all the runs they needed in the bottom of the first inning when Blanton hit a 2-0 pitch over the wall that scored Cody Rice who had led off the frame with a single and stolen base.

Lady Eagles drop three at Tate Creek Tourney
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Lady Eagles suffered three straight losses during the Creek on the Rise Challenge at Tates Creek High School last weekend.
The Lady Eagles dropped a 6-2 decision to the host team last Friday, before losing 5-3 to Mercer County and 6-0 to Henry Clay on Saturday.

Keeton strikes out 12 in Lady Tiger victory
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Lady Tigers defeated the Betsy Layne Ladycats 10-0 in a six-inning game Monday night at the Lady Tiger Softball Field behind a 12-strike out performance from pitcher Anna Keeton.
Keeton, who allowed just one hit in the win, also drove in the winning run in the top of the first inning. Elizabeth Williams reached on an error and stole second base, before later scoring on a Keeton single and Haley Bowen later singled in charity runner Hope Auxier to make it 2-0.

JCMS Girlís Soccer captures EKC Title
THE JOHNSON COUNTY MIDDLE School Soccer Team won its first-ever EKC Tournament Saturday over Ashland. The members of the squad were in back row: Asst. Coach Paige Caudill, Raina Burchett, McKenna Castle, Brooklyn Arms, Madison Hicks, Alyssa Willis, Haley Lykins, Kelci Blair, Lauren Johnson, Konstance McCarty, Abigail Daniel, Hattie Clifton and Head Coach Brian Johnson. Middle Row: A.C. Marco Pacheco, LaShay Salyers, Lauren Hardin, Cleo Wells, Geanna Ferguson and Breanna Blair. Front Row: Reese Caudill (Manager) Not pictured: Lana Lyons, Raven McKenzie and Natasha Adams.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson County Middle School Girlís Soccer Team defeated Ashland 3-0 to capture the 2016 EKC Soccer Tournament at Johnson Central.
The Lady Eaglesí first score came on a Lauren Johnson goal off a Haley Lykinsí assist before the midfielder found the net for the second time in the contest with a penalty kick to make it 2-0 at the 20-minute mark of the first half.

Eagles secure top seed with win over Cards
J. D. HARLESS doubled in a run Tuesday night during the Eaglesí win over the Sheldon Clark Cardinals Tuesday night at Eagle Field. The win secured the top seed for the 2016 57th District Tournament. The Eagles finished district play with a 5-1 record. They will begin district tournament play on May 23 against the paintsville Tigers at Magoffin Co.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles secured a 57th District regular-season title and the top seed in the post-season tournament with an 8-0 victory over the Sheldon Clark Cardinals Tuesday night at Eaglesí Field.
Coach Shawn Hall got five scoreless innings from right-hander Tate Meade who was matched against Sheldon Clark ace Ethan Osborne.

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