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Tigers prepare for camp
Paintsville Coach Joe Chirico gave instruction to his offensive and defensive backs during the Tigersí Wednesday practice. Paintsville will head off to Camp Caleb Sunday and will return on Wednesday. Tiger fans will have a chance to get an early look at the 2015 team when Paintsville hosts a three-team scrimmage on Saturday, August 15 at Memorial Field against Logan High and Tug Valley, both out of West Virginia.

South Central finishes second

South Central Senior League Team comprised of kids from Johnson, Floyd and Knott Counties. They defeated Ashland 9-4 and Richmond 2-1 before being defeated by Hazard in the championship game of the Kentucky State Senior League Tournament. Team included Mikey Robbins, Ben Welch, Wyatt Crisp, Dalton Hylton, Eric Sexton, Hunter Hammonds, Dalton Collins, Blade Slone, Jonathan McKenzie and Austin Lawson. Team coached by Rocky Crisp, Tammy Barnes and Ben Welch.

Reds acquire three lefties for Cueto
Press Release

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisitions of LHP Brandon Finnegan, LHP John Lamb and LHP Cody Reed from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP Johnny Cueto.
Finnegan, 22, as Kansas Cityís top draft pick last season was selected with the 17th pick overall. When he was promoted in September, he became just the third Royals draft pick to debut in the same season he was selected, joining Bo Jackson (4th round, 1986) and Jeff Granger (1st round, 1993). The Fort Worth native made 7 Postseason relief apps during KCís 2014 American League championship run to the World Series.

Course takes center stage at Pro-Am
RYAN MARTIN, right, accepted the first-place check from Paintsville Golf Course GM Bryan Balch Sunday after winning his eighth consecutive Paintsville Pro-Am Title. Martin finished the event with a 134 total score in the two-day competition.

Martin defends title for eighth-straight year

By Tim Pelphrey
Sport Editor

Ryan Martin shot a 134 to win the 2015 Paintsville Pro-Am Tournament Sunday afternoon at the Paintsville Golf Course with a solid 65 on Saturday and was one-under par with a 69 on the final day.
The Course was set up for championship golf on Sunday and it showed. Six-under par was good enough to win the Professional Flight by four strokes.
The tournament had over 100 competitors in seven different flights, but the course was the topic of most discussions around the galleries and the players seemed to enjoy the tough challenges and never-before seen pin placements on Paintsvilleís dime-sized greens.

Bowling Green downs All-Stars 6-2 in state championship game
Baron Ratliff and the Paintsville Little League 11-12 year-old All-Star Team fell to the District-1 champ in the title game of the 2015 Kentucky State Little League Tournament.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Little League 11-12 year-old All Star Teamís run a state championship game to an end Wednesday afternoon in a 6-2 loss to District-1 Champ Bowling Green in the 2015 Kentucky State Little League Championship Game at LaGrange-Walsh Park.
Bowling Green starting pitcher Burwash struck out the side in order in the top of the first inning, before plating three runs in the home-half of the frame.

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