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Tigers open district play with 64-55 loss to Magoffin Co.
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers suffered a 64-55 loss to the Magoffin County Hornets in both basketball squads district openers Tuesday night at the Magoffin County High School Gymnasium on the Coach Danny Adams’ Court.
The Tigers started the contest with a 17-7 run through the first eight minutes of play, but Magoffin County answered with a 19-9 surge in the second period to tie the game at 26-26 at the half.

Central takes crown with 38-33 win over Meade
2014 JCEAA Boy’s Basketball Champions: Central Elementary

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Central Elementary Eagles outscored the Meade Memorial Red Devils 7-2 over the final three minutes of the game to earn a 38-33 victory in the 2014 JCEAA Boy’s Basketball Tournament Wednesday night at the Paul R. Setser Eagle Field House.
Both teams put eight points on the scoreboard in the first quarter, before the Eagles went on a 12-3 surge in the second period to take a 20-11 lead into the intermission.
Coach Jason Hurt’s Eagles squad, who finished the regular season unbeaten by a county opponent, outscored Meade 9-7 to open the second half to stretch the advantage to 29-18 with a quarter left to play.

Lady Tigers open district play with win over Magoffin
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Lady Tigers basketball team opened its regular-season 57th District play with a 61-43 win over Magoffin County Friday night at the Paintsville High School Gymnasium on Bill M. Runyon Court, behind a stingy defense and a 34-23 second-half run.
Paintsville eighth-grader Anna Keeton scored the first bucket of the contest to give the Lady Tigers the lead and classmate Elizabeth Williams, who held Magoffin County point guard Jazzy Howard to six first-quarter points, led a 15-8 surge with four points in the first period.

Fairchild inks with UPike Soccer

Emilee Fairchild signed a letter of intent to play soccer at UPike last week at the Johnson Central Library. Fairchild was accompanied by JCHS asst. coach Brian Johnson, JCHS Coach Larry VanHoose, UPike Coach Gary Warford, JCHS asst. coach Marco Pacheco and JCHS Principal Russell Halsey.

Healthy Tiger team, scrappy defense knocks off Ashland
Luke Trimble drove to the front of the rim Tuesday night during the Tigers’ win over the Ashland Tomcats. The Tigers improved to 3-1 on the season with the win.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers defeated the Ashland Tomcats 67-45 Tuesday night at the Bill M. Runyon Court with 10 different players reaching the scoring column.
Scrappy defense helped the Tigers to a 17-11 run through the opening frame and they continued to control the contest with a 19-12 surge in the second period to claim a commanding 36-23 lead at the half.

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