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State wrestling tourney postponedLady Eagles finish third in Kentucky Prep Five Classic
staff report

The Johnson Central softball team finished third in the Kentucky Prep Five Star Classic tournament in North Laurel last weekend.
The Lady Eagles (12-4) won two of three in the classic which had 11 teams participating.


Eagles take first game of series over Cards
Seth Blanton delivered a pitch to the plate during the Eagles’ win over Sheldon Clark Cardinals Tuesday night at Eagles Field. The Eagles will be in action again Saturday when they host Boyd County.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles defeated the Sheldon Clark Cardinals 14-1 in the first of a two game series Tuesday night at the Johnson Central High School Baseball Field.
Johnson Central senior pitcher Seth Blanton allowed a run and two hits in the top of the first inning, but allowed nothing else through four innings of work.
The Eagles answered Sheldon Clark's first inning with a seven-run rally in the home-half of the opening frame.


Slone triple seals 3-0 finish in Broughtons "Got Milk" Classic
Zach Slone delivered a three-run triple that plated the winning run Saturday during the Eagles 7-5 win over Bryan Station in the 2015 Broughtons’ “Got Milk” Classic. Slone and the Eagles improved to 7-5 on the season. They were scheduled to be in action again on Tuesday against Sheldon Clark at Eagles Stadium.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Johnson Central lead-off man Zach Slone roped a bases-loaded triple down the right field line to give the Eagles the lead late in a 7-5 victory over the Bryan Station Defenders Saturday during the final game of the 2015 Broughtons’ "Got Milk" Classic at Eagles Field.
Bryan Station jumped out to a 3-0 lead on starting pitcher Tate Meade, in the top of the first inning. Dmarkeo Taylor led off the game with a single and stole second base, before Chance Kincade drew a one-out walk. James Bryant followed with a double that plated both runners and later scored when on a defensive interference call.


Tigers earn 3-1 victory over Lawrence County
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers defeated the Lawrence County Bulldogs 3-1 to snap a three-game losing streak Friday night at the Randy Keeton Baseball Field on the campus of Lawrence County High School.
The Tigers, who lost senior outfielder Luke Daniels for multiple weeks with a broken thumb last Saturday against Sayre, left one runner stranded in scoring position through the first three innings, before taking a lead in the top of the fourth frame when Ben Daniels, who moved to the two spot in the batting order, singled and moved to third on a double of the bat of Matt Miller, before crossing on a Taylor Miller ground out to make it 1-0.


Eagles down Ravenswood 12-0, behind Kelly one-hitter
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Johnson Central freshman Braxton Kelly allowed just one hit in a 12-0 victory over Ravenswood Saturday during the Big Sandy Bash at the Randy Keeton Field on the campus of the Lawrence County High School.
The freshman right-hander walked two batters and struck out eight in is six innings of work and got plenty of run support from his offense.



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