Ashland’s LaLonde Picks Up Offer From Shaw

The Ashland Tomcats’ Tyson LaLonde snagged his first offer from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC recently. “They (Shaw) started recruiting me in AAU last leason,” said LaLonde. “And then they came and watched me play a bit this year and offered me.” For LaLonde, heading into his junior season at 6’3″, he’s currently busy preparing […]

Legends Of The Sidelines: Jim Hopkins

During the mid-80s until the school’s closure in 2002, you could count on the Oceana Indians being a force on the basketball court. The man directing those teams that demanded respect and often fear across the coalfields was none other than Jim Hopkins. Oceana won West Virginia’s Class AA titles in 1963 and 1965. The […]

Lady Hornets AAU Squad Finish Second In NXT Virginia State Championships

The Phelps Lady Hornets AAU team placed second in the recent NXT Virginia State Championships in Wise, VA. The Lady Hornets went 3-1 in the tournament before falling in the championship game. The squad from this past weekend consisted of Caleigh McCoy, who averaged 16.7 points per game her freshman year, Kylea Wedding, averaged 14.5 […]

East Kentucky Revolution Takes 9U Battle Of The Borders Tournament

The East Kentucky Revolution took the 9U tournament at the Battle of the Borders tournament in Barboursville, WV over the weekend. The Revolution, as well as the 8U and 7U Louisa Dawgs, are centered out of Louisa. 23-of-27 players across the three teams go to school at Louisa Elementary. All three won their divisions. Both […]

Meade Named Head Coach At Valley Elementary; Adds Doe Doe Rowe To Staff

Valley Elementary tabbed John Meade as its new boys basketball head coach recently. Meade brings a lot of knowledge and great staff, including the legendary Doe Doe Rowe, with him to the position. “I am blessed beyond measure to join the Wildcat Family,” Meade said. “Over the last 18 years I have had the honor […]

Pikeville’s Rowe Shines In Girls Junior Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game

Pikeville High School Star Trinity Rowe showed why she is not only the best point guard in the mountains but one of the best in the entire state. The Lady Panthers’ star put up 19 points to lead the Kentucky Junior All-Star squad in a 79-69 loss to the Indiana Junior All-Stars in Jeffersonville, IN […]

Chapmanville Middle School’s McClanahan Kicking His Way To The Top

Chapmanville Middle School kicker Ashton McClanahan has been turning heads lately. McClanahan, 13, will be going into the 8th grade in the Fall and is currently ranked as one of the Top 20 kickers in the country by the Ray Guy Prokicker organization. Ray Guy Prokicker ranks prospects based on their performance at its camps. […]

Lady Eagles Fall To Rowan County In State Quarterfinals

The Johnson Central Lady Golden Eagles lost in the bottom of the 7th inning to Rowan County, 4-3, in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Softball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare at John Cropp Stadium on Saturday. Johnson Central took the lead in the top of the 1st inning when Adyson Burchett scored […]

Pikeville Falls To Harrison County In State Baseball Tournament

The Pikeville Panthers scored first but couldn’t get their lone run to stand as they fell to Harrison County, 2-1, on the 2023 Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament presented by UK HealthCare on Friday at Counter Clocks Field in Lexington. The Panthers scored first in the bottom of the 3rd inning when Noah Jarrell singled […]