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Round two of Johnson County’s biggest rivalry held up to the hype last Friday night as the Golden Eagles of Johnson Central made the trip over to Bill Mike Runyon Court to visit the Paintsville Tigers. 

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The Paintsville Tigers welcomed a nationally known prep school to Bill Mike Runyon Court Tuesday night as Huntington Prep came to town. Huntington has many well known alumni, most notably, Andrew Wiggins, who currently plays for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves. The Irish could have used Wig…

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RICHMOND — The Paintsville Lady Tigers’ made the trip up to the campus of Eastern Kentucky University Wednesday night to take on the Lady Comets of West Carter in their first round matchup of Kentucky’s All “A” Classic at McBrayer Arena. 

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Shelby Valley’s Orbie McPeek and Cameron Worrix gave the Wildcats a second and third scorer Saturday night in the 15th Region All “A” Classic at the East Kentucky Expo Center. 

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Paintsville’s Anna Keeton and Elizabeth Williams were the players East Ridge worried about stopping, but Clara Blair’s early offense opened things up for the two scorers in the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship Tuesday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center.

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The Paintsville Lady Tigers were looking to stay in the win column Tuesday night against Sheldon Clark after they  bounced back to defeat Lawrence County Monday night at home, following what was a rough past week for the team.  

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The buildup to last Friday night’s Paintsville at Johnson Central matchup did not disappoint as the heat on the floor for the pregame matched the heat inside the Golden Eagles gymansium. It’s no secret these two are bitter rivals. No matter the sport. It’s always the most attended game in Jo…

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The undefeated Paintsville Lady Tigers rolled into Shelby Valley Thursday night hoping to extend their winning streak to 12 games, but the Lady Wildcats had entirely different intentions as Shelby Valley pounced the Lady Tigers 65-39 in a big home win.

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Paintsville stayed perfect with a 62-40 win over Mingo Central Wednesday night in the KY-WV Border Clash at Pike Central.

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PRESTONSBURG — Johnson Central notched its second straight win in the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday Classic at the Prestonsburg Fieldhouse on Friday night, defeating Cordia 69-62. The Golden Eagles followed that with a 61-24 win over Pike Central Saturday afternoon.

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PRESTONSBURG — Johnson Central picked up a big 78-68 win over 14th Region Perry Central Thursday night in the opening night of the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphics Holiday Classic at Prestonsburg.

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PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville prevailed in its home opener on Tuesday night, rolling past visiting Powell County 86-55.

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LEXINGTON — Trailing 14-6 in the final minutes, Johnson Central’s Joe Jackson got the toss and he fought his way into the end zone from five yards out to cut the lead to 14-12.

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Who: Knox Central (10-3) at Johnson Central (12-1)

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Kash Daniel was forced to sit out through the last drive of the game due to an injury he suffered to his hand last Saturday night during Kentucky’s 14-7 win over Vanderbilt.

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In a game that came down to the final minute, the Paintsville Tigers were able to pull off a miraculous win, clawing past the Hazard Bulldogs 38-37.

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Johnson Central’s dominance in soccer in the 57th district continued to shine this week, as the Golden Eagles and the Lady Eagles both made an appearance in their 57th district championships.

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Paintsville didn’t have any trouble against Fairview Thursday night. The Tigers picked up a big 42-0 home win over the Eagles.

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BELFRY — The Paintsville Tigers and Lady Tigers made the trip out to Belfry Tuesday night, but both teams fell in the double-header. 

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Coach Dawn Kinner and her Lady Tigers had Pikeville on the ropes in the 15th Region All “A” Classic, but failed to deliver the knockout punch. Pikeville pulled out a 2-1 (19-25, 25-23, 25-14) win to claim the 15th Region All “A” Classic championship.

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The 15th Region All “A” Classic is underway this week, and multiple teams from the area have been seen action on the volleyball court. Paintsville hosts the tournament this year, and look to improve on last years finals loss against Pikeville.

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SALYERSVILLE — Coach Joe Chirico and his Paintsville Tigers made the trip to Salyersville Saturday evening to take on the Magoffin County Hornets in scrimmage action. This was the first time this season teams have been able to put on the pads and play in a competitive nature against other teams.

The community is rallying together in support of a Mingo Central High School football player who collapsed during the opening day of practice on Monday, July 30th. 

Football officially got under way for area schools as most teams held their first practice signifying the start of the upcoming season. The Miners of Mingo Central hadn’t been on the field very long when during routine sprints, sophomore Dustin Ferguson, 15, started complaining of numbness in his legs. 

PAINTSVILLE — The Johnson Central High School football program is preparing to host media day and its annual Black/Gold scrimmage.

Under the direction of head coach Jim Matney, Johnson Central has advanced to three straight Class 4A state title games. The Golden Eagles finished runner-up to Franklin-Simpson in 2017. One of the state's top high school football programs, Johnson Central captured the 2016 Class 4A championship. 

LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) has announced the 2018 KVCA Team Academic Award winners. Paintsville, under the tutelage of head coach Dawn Kinner, is among the honorees. 

Through a Signature Affiliate Partnership with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), the teams being recognized were able maintain academic excellence for the entire 2017/18 academic school year. To qualify, teams must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. Nominations for the award took place throughout the month of June and were accepted by the AVCA.

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