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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. 

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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.