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Tigers secure home-field with 42-12 victory
by Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers defeated the Nicholas County Bluejackets 42-12 Friday night on Memorial Field at the Walter J. Brugh Football Complex to secure a first-round playoff game at home.
The win also set up a district championship game next week at Raceland as both teams will enter the contest with 2-0 district marks.

2-14 57th District Champions

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Lady Eagles’ Soccer team defeated the Prestonsburg Lady Blackcats 6-3 last Thursday night in the 57th District Championship Match at Eagles’ Stadium.
The Lady Eagles, who entered the game with a 0-1-1 mark against Prestonsburg this season, got three goals from Molly Davis and two goals from Bekah Preston, along with a lone goal from Mattia Goble in the victory, with Preston and Davis picking up an assist apiece.
Kathryn Branham was credited with the victory in goal for Coach Larry VanHoose’s squad.

Lady Tigers complete season sweep of Central in 3-2 win
OUTSIDE HITTERS: Johnson Central’s Shelby Conley and Paintsville’s Kerrigan Samons went head-to-head for the final time in the regular season Tuesday night at the Paul R. Setser Field House. The two senior outside hitters have been two of the region’s best for the past four years.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Lady Tigers completed a season-sweep over the Johnson Central Lady Eagles Tuesday night in the final volleyball regular season battle between the two teams at the Paul R Setser Field House.
Paintsville opened with a 25-15 win in the first set as they continually fed Kerrigan Samons and never allowed the Lady Eagles to get close.
But Central answered with a 25-21 victory in set two, behind the superior athleticism Shelby Conley.

Tigers look to set up district title shot
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Coach Joe Chirico’s Paintsville Tigers are scheduled to host the Nicholas County Blue Jackets tonight at Memorial Field in their final regular-season game at home.
The Tigers enter the game looking to set up a district title shot next week in Raceland with a win. Paintsville’s victory over Fairview last Friday night put them in a position they have not been in for some time.

Kash ties Runyon record with 99 yarder in win over Fairview
Kash Daniel and Jerry Thomas Runyon posed from the spots where they broke their historic 99-yard touchdown at Memorial Field Sunday. Runyon’s record-setting scamper in 1979 stood alone, until Daniel tied the record with a 99-yard touchdown run inches from the spot of the ball 35 years later.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

There are some records that are made to be broken and some records that can’t be broken and Jerry Thomas Runyon’s run of 99-yard touchdown run against West Carter back in 1979, on a 23-x-trap play, is one of those that fall in the latter. Paintsville’s junior quarterback Kash Daniel was able to match that feat Friday night from a line of scrimmage that was within inches of where it happened the first time Friday night in a 36-28 Tiger victory over the Fairview Eagles on Memorial Field.
The Walter J. Brugh Athletic Complex also witnessed a key district victory under rainy skies with good turf conditions through the opening half and a defense that, once again came up with big pays in a Paintsville win.

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