Cherico takes Tigers football program
By Tim Pelphrey
The Paintsville Independent School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Cherico as head coach of Paintsville High School varsity football program. Mr. Cherico has served as an assistant football coach for the past 15 seasons, four years at Prestonsburg High School and 11 years with Paintsville.
Cherico was a three-year starter in basketball and football at Logan, WVa. High School from 1986-1989 and was a member of the National Championship team at Marshall University.
Cherico is regarded as one of the most versatile athletes in the history of Logan High School.
As a basketball standout, he led the Wildcats to a pair of state tournament appearances. On the gridiron, Cherico was selected to the AAA all-state squad for two consecutive seasons (1987 and 1988). He is also a member of the Logan High School Hall of Fame.
Ale Walker placed third last week at the AJGA Tournament at Bellefonte in Ashland. The future University of Kentucky golfer shot a 76, 72, 72 to finish two strokes off the pace. She also received the Cameron Weis Sportsmanship Award, which is presented annually to a deserving player.
Cardinals down Giants 14-4 to take Little League Title
|The Cardinals defeated the Giants 14-4 Tuesday night to win the 2013 Paintsville Little Leage Championship.|
The Cardinals defeated the Giants 14-4 in the championship
game of the 2013 Paintsville Little League Tournament Tuesday night at Paul B. Hall Field. The Cardinals lost scheduled starting pitcher Seth Williams in the top of the first inning when the speedster,reached on a fielder’s choice and was thrown out at the plate when trying to score on a Matthew Baldwin double. Williams ran into the catcher
on the play and was ejected due to the slide rule.
Cardinal coach Matt Williams, who has given over 20 years of his life to the league, gave the ball to Baldwin to being the bottom of the frame and moved around his defense in an attempt to defeat the top seeded Giants who had won four of six regular-season meetings between the two teams.
Baldwin gave up a run in the home-half of the opening
frame when Gunner Collins tripled and and scored on a
Ryan Sartin single to take the early lead.
But the Cardinals rallied in the second when Ashton
Adams led off with a single and Bryce Ward followed
with a walk, before Harrison Phelps tripled in Adams, to tie
the game, but Ward was thrown out at the plate.
Nash Salisbury walked, two batters later, before John
Walker Phelps singled in a run and moved the runner to third
base. Justin Copley was hit by a pitch that filled the bases, before Baldwin singled in two runners.
Copley scored a batter later when Brett Caudill reached on
an error and Adams followed with a double that scored
Baldwin and Caudill to take a commanding 7-1 advantage.
Baldwin went out and retired nine of the next 12 batters
and allowed no runs, while his offense put together
another big rally in the top of the fifth inning.
Baldwin got things started with a free pass and Caudill
followed with a walk, before an Adams single plated both
runners. Ward, Harrison Phelps and Cody Meade followed with
walks, which scored Adams and filled the bases, before a
walk to Salisbury plated Ward. John Walker Phelps followed
with a double to plate two runners and later scored
on a passed ball to give the Cardinals a 14-1 lead.
The Giants put three runs on the board in the fifth when
Gunner Collins led off the frame with a hit and later
scored on a single off the bat of Matt Horn. Jacob Collins
was hit by a pitch and Baron Ratliff followed with a walk
to fill the bases to end Baldwin’s night as he ran out
of pitches. Ashton Adams came to the mound in relief walked one and hit a batter on consecutive hitters that plated two runs, before he struck out the final out of the game and held on to the 10-run led, which forced the mercy-rule.
Baldwin picked up the victory allowing four runs on five
hits and struck out seven in four and two third innings of
work. John Walker Phelps had four hits and Adams had three,
while Harrison Phelps and Baldwin had two hits apiece
to lead the Cardinals and give Coach Williams the title in his final season after 25 years of service to the league.
Lady Hornets opened state Softball Torney Thursday
The Magoffin County Lady Hornets were scheduled to take on the 16th Region champ Ashland Kittens
|Raley Slone led Greenwood into the first round of the girls' state softball tornament at Owensboro yesterday.|
Thursday in the 7 p.m. game in the first round of the
Rawling/KHSAA Softball State Tournament at the Jack
C. Fisher Park in Owensboro. A Lady Hornet win would advance them into the quarter- final round to take on the Livingston Central and Owensboro Catholic contest on Friday at 9 a.m.
Ale Walker headed to Kentucky Women's Open in July
Ale Walker placed second in the Hurricane Collegiate Tournament in St.Augustine, Florida, Wednesday. Walker shot a 74 on Monday and a 75 on Tuesday, before turning in a score of 74 on the final day on the par-72, 6,004 yard St. John's Country Club Gold Course. Walker will compete in an AJGA Tournament at Belfonte in Ashland next week and is scheduled to play in the Kentucky Women's Open in July.