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Martin vies for ninth straight PIT title
BBy Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Dominance is not a word you will see often in this sport section unless it is truly earned, but over the past eight years at the Paintsville Golf Course Ryan Martin has been shown just that.
The course itself was the top story of last year’s event and General Manager Bryan Balch and his crew have it in even better shape for this year’s event, but the big question this year is can anyone beat Ryan Martin in the Paintsville Invitational.


Runyon ends legendary career at PHS
COACH BILL M. RUNYON went 581-311 and won eight 15th Region Championships and one state title during his 29-years as the head basketball coach at Paintsville High School.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

A writer once wrote that a man’s work on earth could earn him everlasting life. That statement is not just true in Christianity, but its true in all aspects of life.
Coach Bill M. Runyon has put together a resume’ that has assured his name will live through the ages.


Johnson Co. fall 3-2 in extra frames to Fern Creek
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson County 14-Under All-Star Softball dropped an eight-inning affair against Fern Creek during the Ohio Valley Regional Softball Tournament in Fremont, Ohio.
Johnson County took the early lead when Alaina Castle drew a walk and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 1-0, before recording a single and later scoring on a passed ball to make it 2-0 in the top of the fifth inning.
Fern Creek answered with two runs in the fifth to tie the game, before scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn the one-run victory.


Bowling, Gamble help Legacy Faith down Legacy Glory 6-5
Legacy Faith 12-Under Traveling Team

staff report

The Legacy Faith 12-Under Softball Team defeated Legacy Glory 6-5 in the championship game of the Knott County Tournament Saturday at the Knott County Sportsplex in Hindman.
Claire Gamble collected two hits, including a double, scored twice and drove in two runs to lead the offense in the victory.


Senior League competes in state

THE PAINTSVILLE SENIOR LEAGUE all-star team competed in the 2016 Senior League State Tournament this weekend at StoneCrest. The members of the team are (front row l-r): Gunner Preston, Alex Cantrell, Justin York, J.J. Blanton, Lucas Adkins and Mikie Robbins. Back Row (l-r): Manager Rex Collins Jr., Coach Rex Collins Sr., Jacob Collins, Logan Sluss, Seth Ousley, Dylan Balch, Stevie Boyd, Johnathan McKenzie and Coach Dickie Webb.



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