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Eagles 7th graders advance with upset win over So. Pulaski
staff report

The Johnson County seventh-grade Eagles football team came away with an 18-6 upset victory over South Pulaski Saturday in the championship game of Region-4 at Letcher County Central High School.
The Eagles, who entered the tournament as the four seed, had suffered a three-touchdown loss against Pulaski earlier in the year at home, but Coach Chris Pierce had his team prepared for the post season.


Eagles look to secure perfect regular season against rival
Conner Ratliff #3 followed fullback Gunner Slone #44 for a big gain Friday night during the Eaglesí win over Ashland. The Eagles will attempt to run the table for the second consecutive season tonight when they host Coach Phillip Haywood and the Belfry Pirates.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles and Coach Jim Matney will attempt to secure their second consecutive perfect run of the table tonight at Eaglesí Stadium against the always tough Belfry Pirates and legendary coach Phillip Haywood.
The Pirates will enter Eaglesí Stadium Friday night with an 8-1 record and coming off a 43-14 whipping of Pike Central to earn the Class 3A, District-8 championship at Cam Stadium.


Kentucky women place ninth at Stanford Intercollegiate
staff report

The University of Kentucky womenís golf team closed out play at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice with a ninth place finish, posting a team score of 866 (+14).
Sophomore Haley Mills led the Wildcats with a 16th-place finish after firing a 212 (-1). Ale Walker shot a four-over (217) to finish tied for 40th.
Juniors Cylia Damerau and Sarah Harris finished in a tie for 53rd with a nine-over (222), while freshman Grace Rose rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats at 14 over (227) tied for 69th.


Eagles earn district title under running clock over Ashland
Quarterback Bryce Workman found running room around the end Friday night during the Eaglesí victory over the Ashland Tomcats. Workman and the Eagles secured the district title with the win.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles defeated the Ashland Tomcats 42-7 under a running clock Friday night at Eaglesí Stadium to win the Class 4A, District-8 regular-season championship and secure home field advantage in the playoffs.
The Eaglesí defense, once again, took control of the contest early as they gave up two first downs on Ashlandís first possession, but settled in and was able to forced a punt.
The Eagle offense took over on its own 42-yard line and senior Patrick Rice carried the ball down to the 15 on a 26-yard scamper to set up a Tyler Pack 35-yard field goal and take the 3-0 with 5:08 remaining in the first quarter.


Eagles capture 15th Region Soccer Title
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles Menís Soccer Team captured its second straight 15th Region Championship with a 3-2 victory over the Pikeville Panthers Wednesday night at Eaglesí Stadium.
The Panthers took the lead with a Hunter Heffington goal within the first five minutes of the match, and held the 1-0 advantage until the 14:54 mark.



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