For generations baseball has been America’s pastime. Growing up in rural eastern Kentucky with no professional sports teams in the state, locals have for the most part adopted the Cincinnati Reds as their home team.

Phelps and Paintsville both picked up wins in the 15th Region All “A” Classic Wednesday evening at the Appalachian Wireless Arena. The two teams now advance to take on each other in the 15th Region All “A” Classic semifinals Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Shelby Valley and Prestonsburg were scheduled…


In any sport, it’s always the biggest game in all of Johnson County. Johnson Central at Paintsville. Friday night was no different as Tommy McKenzie’s Golden Eagles made the trip across town to visit Landon Slone’s Tigers. With the passion these kids bring, this game never disappoints and Fr…

Pikeville jumped out to an early lead over Paintsville in the opening round of the 15th Region All “A” Classic at the Appalachian Wireless Arena Thursday night and never looked back.

After falling to Russell 83-81 in overtime Saturday, the Golden Eagles rebounded with a 75-58 win over Pikeville Monday night.


The 2019 football season has come to an end.

As football season has finally drawn to a close basketball season is now in full swing. As the teams from Johnson County prepare for the Christmas break, they will be on the road for a big part of that break to hone their skills as they await March.


It was a rematch of last year’s 15th Region Tournament title game Thursday night as the Pikeville Lady Panther’s travelled up U.S. 23 to visit Johnson Central. The Lady Golden Eagles were dominant in the first half, but fell to the defending region champs, 55-45.  

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LEXINGTON — A championship was at stake Saturday evening, but something more important was in store as well — Pride.

The Paintsville Lady Tigers are coming off of a 20 win season and are the defending 15th Region All “A” Classic champions, but coach Les Trimble will have to rely on his underclassman heavily if they want to repeat that success from a year ago.

Paintsville’s Nick Keeton dives on a loose ball last week against Williamsburg in the Class A semifinals. The Tigers picked up a 44-20 win over Kentucky Country Day in the Class A semifinals. Paintsville will take on rival Pikeville in the Class A state championship next Friday at 2:00 p.m. …

Madsionville North-Hopkins travelled the entire length of the Bluegrass State Friday night as they made their way to Eagle Field for the Class 4A state semifinals against Jim Matney and his Johnson Central Golden Eagles. It will be a long and reflective ride home for the Maroons as Johnson C…

Paintsville’s John Walker Phelps tries to shake off a Raceland defender Friday night in the Class A playoffs. The Tigers picked up a 32018 win over the Rams to advance to the region final round of the Class A playoffs. Paintsville will host Williamsburg next week in the Class A playoffs.

Johnson Central’s Jesse McCoy (53) signals for a touchdown alongside the referee Friady night in the Golden Eagles’ 50-6 win over Harlan County in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Football weather finally arrived Friday night as Lexington Christian Academy paid a visit to Memorial Field. The temperature wasn’t the only thing cold however, as the Eagles topped the Paintsville Tigers 35-7.

It was a wet and rainy night for football as the Raceland Rams traveled to Paintsville’s Memorial Field with a shot at the district crown on the line. Paintsville used the field conditions to its favor as the Tigers outlasted the Rams, 19-15.