The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association released their Preseason Top 5 Poll in the 15th Region and two-time defending region champion Paintsville comes in ranked third.

LEXINGTON — University of Kentucky senior linebacker Kash Daniel earned a spot on a 2019 Preseason Media Days All-Southeastern Conference Team. Daniel was honored as an All-SEC Third Team selection.

Committed to bringing fans the best experience and most electrifying athletes on the planet, the Harlem Globetrotters will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action and team’s stars with their brand-new Fan Powered World Tour, which is set to come to the Appalachian Wire…

 The Johnson Central Golden Eagles have been atop the mountain of class 4A high school football in the state of Kentucky for the past four seasons. Having been to the last four KHSAA state championship games in class 4A, the Golden Eagles and the Wildcats of Franklin-Simpson have appeared in…

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 J.R. VanHoose had a career that was straight out of a storybook.

Alan Salisbury of River in Johnson County finished sixth in the Limited Late Model Division A Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Salisbyry is 25 years old and has been racing for 12 years. Salisbury is currently 11th in points in the Limited Late Model Division at Portsmouth. Salisbu…

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There will be a couple of new faces in Paintsville’s district this season.

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Johnson Central’s schedule will look a bit different this season after the district re-alignment.

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The Johnson Central Lady Golden Eagle volleyball team has been looking to the future since head coach Kayla VanHoose took over the program.

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Paintsville coach Joe Chirico instructs his players during practice earlier this week. After dead period ended Tuesday, teams across the state could begin practice for the upcoming season. Paintsville got in its first practice earlier this week.

The Johnson County 16U softball team captured the Cal Ripken Softball state championship over the weekend. The State Tournament breakdown for the Johnson County Cal Ripken Softball teams was as follows: 16U - State Champion, 12U - State Runner-up, 8U - Third Place, 10U - Top Six All teams wo…

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Johnson County has always had a history of producing great baseball talent. Paintsville and Johnson Central high school’s are among the tops in their district and the 15th Region every single year and it’s been that way for ages.

The Appalachian Newspapers All Mountain Baseball team is selected from the teams in the coverage areas of the Appalachian News-Express, the Floyd Chronicle and Times, the Paintsville Herald, the Hazard Herald and the Mingo Messenger.

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Last week during the Big Blue Caravan visit to Paintsville, the national media predicted that the University of Kentucky would win six games this season.

Every little boy who has ever grown up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky has pretended to be their favorite baseball star during a backyard wiffle ball game. We all dream of playing in a packed out stadium, fans cheering our names as we step to the plate. That is a dream many kids have, b…

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The Appalachian Newspapers All Mountain Softball team is selected from the teams in the coverage areas of the Appalachian News-Express, the Floyd Chronicle and Times, the Paintsville Herald, the Hazard Herald and the Mingo Messenger.

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Johnson Central held its volleyball camp over the weekend. Coach Kayla VanHoose also held a coaching clinic featuring retired NCAA coach Mitch Jacobs. Jacobs was a former coach at Marshall.

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Growing up, just about every little boy wants to be just like their dad. They are usually in their father’s shadow. They walk the way he walks, they talk the way he talks. Even down to individual mannerisms their dad may have. Every son wants to follow in the fathers’ footsteps.

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The Johnson Central Golden Eagle baseball team had much success this season on the diamond. They also had one of the region’s best on the infield and the mound this season as well.

This past week, June 4th through June 7th, Paintsville girls’ head basketball coach Les Trimble and his assistant coaches and players held the Lady Tiger summer basketball camp for girls from Johnson County and the surrounding area.

LEXINGTON —Johnson County  high school student-athletes will receive a break from June 25-July 9, courtesy of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period.

LEXINGTON — Seven members of the Johnson Central High School softball team have been honored for their efforts in the classroom. Johnson Central High School student-athletes Alaina Castle (First Team), Katelyn Fitch (First Team), Alyssa Hedrick (First Team), Morgan Hopson (First Team), Chloe…

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The Johnson Central Lady Golden Eagles mowed through the competition during tournament play this season. They did not allow a single run during the 57th District Tournament, nor in the regional, until the championship game against Pike Central, where they punched their ticket to the Semi-Sta…

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EASTERN — The field wasn’t in the best condition due to rain earlier in the day, but Johnson Central pitcher Chloe VanHoose found her footing in the circle and led the Lady Golden Eagles to a 9-1 win over Pike Central to claim the 15th Region championship.

The Paintsville Lady Tigers faced the Lady Hawks of Pike Central Monday morning in the 15th Region Tournament held at Floyd Central.

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EASTERN —  Continuing its postseason run, perennial championship contender Johnson Central pulled away to beat Belfry 7-2 in the semifinals of the 15th Region Baseball Tournament at Floyd Central High School on Monday.

EASTERN — It took Johnson Central’s offense a while to get going, but it didn’t matter because Lady Golden Eagle pitcher Chloe VanHoose was dominant.

The Paintsville Tigers opened play of the 2019 15th Region Tournament at Floyd Central against one of the favorites, the Lawrence County Bulldogs Saturday morning.

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The Paintsville Lady Tigers and the Johnson Central Lady Golden Eagles are two teams that are always in contention for the 15th Region title, however, did not face each other in the regular season.