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Webb wins Appalachian Wireless event at Cave Run
staff report

The Tug Valley Bass Anglers held its fifth tournament of the 2016 season on Cave Run Lake on June 26 with†33 anglers competed in the event.
Cave Run Lake in Morehead was at summer pool with clear to lightly stained water on the entire lake and a water temperature around 80 to 85 degrees.


Miller, Litteral turn in solid performances in victory
JONAH PORTER smashed a grand-slam home run and finished the game with five RBI Wednesday night during the Paintsville 11-12 year old All-Star Teamís 18-0 victory over Virgie.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Little League 11-12 year old All-Star Team defeated Virgie 18-0 in the third pool play game of the tournament Wednesday night at the Prestonsburg Little League Fields at StoneCrest.
Ashton Miller and Colin Litteral combined for a no-hitter on the mound for Paintsville. Miller struck out five and allowed a base runner in the first two innings, before Litteral came on to sit down five on strikes and walked one in the final two frames.


Fitch drives in six in 16-0 win over Neon
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville 9-10 year old All-Star Team defeated FlemingĖNeon 16-0 in the opening game of pool play during the 2016 District-7 Little League All-Star Tournament at StoneCrest.
Paintsville got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning when Dixon Kincheloe reached on an error and later scored on a Brady Fitch home run to make it 2-0.


Taylor, James homer in 20-1 win over Morgan Co.
ZACH TAYLOR roped a home run over the left-center field fence with this swing Sunday during the Paintsville Little League 11-12 year old All-Starís win over Morgan County at StoneCrest. The squad was slated to battle Virgie Tuesday night, before concluding pool play against Phelps on Thursday night.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Little League 11-12 year old All-Star Team defeated Morgan County 20-1 in the second game of the pool play of the 2016 District-7 Little League Tournament Sunday at the Prestonsburg Little League Field at StoneCrest.
Paintsville scattered 16 hits, including two home runs, during the four-inning contest and Harris Phelps and Mason Baldwin combined in the win from the hill.


Blanton named first team all-state
GEORDON BLANTON was selected as a First Team All-State Baseball Player last week by the Kentucky Coaches Association. Blanton, who was also named the Player of the Year by the Ashland Daily Independent, hit .496 (63-127) with five home runs and 50 RBI and led the Eagles to a quarter-final round of the state baseball tournament .

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Johnson Central junior shortstop Geordon Blanton was named to the 2016 Kentucky All-State Baseball Team by the Kentucky Baseball Coaches Association.
Blanton, who was also named the Ashland Daily Independentís Player of the Year, finished the season with a .496 (63-127) with seven doubles, seven triples and five home runs to go with 50 RBI and a .780 slugging percentage.
Johnson Central sophomore right-hander Tate Meade was selected to the second team by the coaches, while Sheldon Clark junior right-hander Ethan Osborne was an honorable mention.



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