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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.

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Wednesday night Johnson Central bid farewell to their five senior baseball players as the Golden Eagles wrapped up their regular season home as they took on the Prestonsburg Blackcats.

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The Johnson Central Golden Eagles improved their record to 26-5 on the season as they won a thriller over the Rams of Raceland Monday night 6-5 in extra innings. This is the last week of the regular season before district play starts.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend in and around Johnson County, look no further, as the City Between the Lakes baseball tournament will take place May 3rd and fourth at two locations.

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 When it comes to rivalries, there are none bigger than the one between the Johnson Central Golden Eagles and the Paintsville Tigers. It doesn’t matter if it were a game of shuffle board, the Golden Eagles vs Tigers will be a sellout. 

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Johnson Central went 3-0 this weekend in the People’s Bank Classic at Greenup County.

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The Paintsville Tigers welcomed 57th District foe Magoffin County to Charlie Adkins Field Wednesday night. 

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It’s finally that time of year again. The smell of the grass in the outfield. The smell of fresh brick dust on the infield. That familiar smell of the leather from your old ball glove. Yes, baseball is in the air and the season is upon us. The high school and college age kids having been pla…

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The defending 15th Region champion Paintsville Tigers will look to repeat the success of last season, going to their first state tournament in almost 30 years in 2018. 

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The third time was a charm for Johnson Central.

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Perennial 15th Region title contender Johnson Central turned in another dominant performance on the East Kentucky Expo Center hardwood at the start of the week. Johnson Central, the champion out of the 57th District, set the tone early and pulled away to defeat Prestonsburg 80-49 in the open…

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The boy’s 57th District basketball tournament got under way Tuesday night as the host Paintsville Tigers opened play in the first round against the Cardinals of Sheldon Clark. It was the third meeting between the two teams on the hardwood this season with Paintsville claiming wins in both ma…

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The Johnson Central Lady Golden Eagles and the Paintsville Lady Tigers closed out the first night of the 57th District Tournament Monday night. 

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The Johnson Central Golden Eagles played their last home game of the season Wednesday night as they welcomed the Challengers of the Mountain Mission School in Grundy, Va.

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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.