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Tigers hold off Eagles to take district title
The Paintsville Tigers defeated the Johnson Central Eagles 6-5 to win the 2015 57th District Tournament at Wednesday night at Cardinal Park. The Tigers last district title came in 2006, which was the first year of the five-team era. The Tigers and Johnson Central will begin district play Monday at StoneCrest. The draw for pairings was set for today, Friday at Prestonsburg High School

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers defeated the Johnson Central Eagles 6-5 to win then 57th District Baseball Championship Wednesday night at Cardinal Park in Inez in what many think was just an early look at the 15th Region title game.
Eaglesí starting pitcher Seth Blanton and Tigers starter Kash Daniel clashed in what started as a old fashioned pitchers dual as both hurlers did a job through the opening to frames.

Defending champs down Lady Tigers 8-0 in first round
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The defending 15th Region Champion Johnson Central Lady Eagles defeated the Paintsville Lady Tigers 7-0 in the first round of the 2015 57th District Softball Tournament Tuesday night at Cardinal Park in Inez.
Micailyn Pierce ran into a little trouble in the top of the first inning giving up singles to Elizabeth Williams and Morgan Williams, before getting out of the frame without any damage when Jayla Spurlock came up throwing on the second hit to get Williams out at the plate.

Both JCHS boats finish in top 20 at state fishing tourney
Truman Salyer and Cody Harless caught nine fish weighing 21 lbs. 6 oz. to earn a fifth-place finish in the 2015 KHSAA State Fishing Championships Saturday at Kentucky Lake.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Fishing team sent two boats to the 2015 KHSAA State Fishing Tournament and both came home with top-20 finishes with one of the boats earning a fifth-place spot Saturday on Kentucky Lake.
Truman Salyer and Cody Harless, along with boat captain Jason VanHoose, caught nine fish weighing in at 21 lbs. 6 oz. to earn a fifth-place finish in the event. The team, which caught two fish weighing 5 lbs. 12 oz. in last yearís event, bettered its 30th-place finish catching the limit of five fish on the first day and four on Saturday, along with a big fish of 4 lbs. 8 oz.

Lady Eagles split double header
staff report

The Johnson Central softball team split a double header as they traveled north to Fort Thomas Highlands Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Eagles defeated Turpin, Ohio, by a 5-3 count in the first game.

Lady Eagles seniors step up on big night
RACHELLE FARICHILD collected three hits, including two doubles and a triple, Tuesday night during the Lady Eaglesí 10-0 victory over Sheldon Clark at Lady Eaglesí Field.

Staff Report

It was a feel good Senior Night game for the Johnson Central softball team.
Not only was there perfect weather, but all three seniors played a big part in a shut-out win against a district opponent.
Senior first baseman, Rachelle Fairchild smacked a pair of doubles and a hit a triple and scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 10-0 victory over visiting Sheldon Clark at Lady Eagle Field Tuesday night.

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