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Daniel to commit Saturday
Kash Daniel will verbally commit to play football at either Louisville, South Carolina or Kentucky, Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Paintsville High School Gymnasium on Bill M. Runyon Court. The highly touted gridiron star is ranked in the top 100 seniors in the nation and is a 4-Star recruit according to most recruiting outlets.

Elevens end pool play with win over So. Central
The Reds won the 2015 Cal Ripken Coach Pitch Championship last week ending a perfect season. The team never suffered a loss during the regular season and went through the post-season tournament defeating both competitors by 10 or more runs. Members of the team included back row (l-r): TJ Lykins, Coach Jim Matney, Landen Pennington, Jason Pennington, Eric Rice and Jason Shepherd. Middle row: Logan Rice, Levi Pennington, Dalton Matney, Logan Morrow and Brady Adkins. Front Row: Cruz Conley, Jesse Daniels, Carson Matney, Brayden Shepherd, Jacob Stroud, Mason McKenzie and Camryn Lykins

By TIm Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville 10-11 year old All-Star Team defeated South Central Floyd County 14-2 in the final game of pool play during the 2015 District-7 Little League Tournament at StoneCrest.
Paintsville took control of the contest with a four-run rally in the top of the first inning. Zach Taylor reached on an error and scored on a single off the bat of Thomas Howard, before Reece Collins followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0.
A.J. James was hit by a pitch to follow, before Colin Litteral and Aaron Baker delivered RBI singles to take a 4-0 lead.


Paintsville opens pool play with victory over Belfry
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville 9-10 year old All-Star team defeated Belfry 11-6 in the first game of pool play during the 2015 District-7 Little League Tournament at StoneCrest.
Paintsville scored two runs in the first inning when Austin Allen led off with a single and Ethan Ward and Griffin Collins drew walks to load the bases, before Allen and Ward scored on a single off the bat of Jacob Marcum.


Squad smashes seven home runs in contest
The Paintsville Little League 11-12 year old All-Star Team defeated Virgie 25-1 in the first game of pool play during the 2015 District-7 Little League Tournament Sunday at StoneCrest The team was slated to be in action again Tuesday against Phelps and will battle Knott Co. on Wednesday, before concluding pool play on Friday against Whitesburg.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville 11-12 year old All-Star team opened all-star play with a 25-1 win over Virgie in the first game of pool play in the District-7 Little League Tournament at StoneCrest.
Paintsville smashed seven home runs in the win with Baron Ratliff losing three baseballs over the fence to lead the offense.
Gunner Collins led off the contest with a double and scored two batters later when Ratliff hit a bomb to make it 2-0. Ryan Gibson followed with a solo home run to take a 3-0 lead.


Auxier siblings to compete in American State Games
Kal, Abby and Hope Auxier have earned the right to compete in the 2015 American State Games in Lincoln Nebraska on July 28-August 2. The three siblings will compete against competitors in their respective age groups in three different archery divisions.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Three local youths have earned the right to compete in the 2015 State Games of America on July 28-August 2 in Lincoln, Neb.
Siblings Abby, Hope and Kal Auxier will take part in the archery division, after qualifying for the event in the Bluegrass State Games.



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