Martin County’s Laken Williams Wins Donna LJ Murphy Award

Martin County senior star Laken Williams has been named the recipient for the prestigious Donna LJ Murphy Award for 2024. The Donna LJ Murphy Award is given to a Kentucky female high school senior basketball student-athlete, who exemplifies the essence of “student-athlete”. The award is based on proven academic credentials and being college bound, outstanding […]

Cardinals Top Tug Valley

The Martin County Cardinals (13-8) built a huge lead and held on late as they defeated the Tug Valley Panthers (12-3) on Saturday, 78-66, in the Hatfield-McCoy Shootout at the Williamson Field House. The Cardinals jumped out early in the opening period, taking a 26-11 lead behind five 3-point field goals. The lead grew slightly […]

Pikeville Downs Cardinals To Win 15th Region All A Championship

The Pikeville Panthers (10-3) got 27 points from Charlie Fitzer as they defeated the Martin County Cardinals (10-8) for the 15th Region All A Championship, 73-62, on Sunday at Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville. The Panthers jumped out early in the first quarter and took an 18-10 lead behind 9 points from Eli Johnson. The […]

Martin County Finishes 3-1 In Tarkanian Classic In Las Vegas

The Martin County Cardinals (5-5) flexed their muscle by winning 3-of-4 games in the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas. It was a huge event for the Cardinals to show off what they’re made of to the rest of the country. The squad was even able to NBA legend Tim Duncan (pictured) during the trip. Martin […]

Bobcats Claw Martin County

The Betsy Layne Bobcats moved to 4-3 on the season with a 78-70 win at Martin County on Tuesday. Andrew Kidd led the way for Betsy Layne with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Cameron Pente fired in 15 points. Carter Parsons followed with 13 points. Grayson Hall dropped in 10 points. Tanner Martin scored 8 […]

Friday Night Football Preview: Raiders Host The Cardinals

Written By: JMF Both teams are on extended winning streaks. The East Carter Raiders (7-2) have won 5 straight games, including a huge win over Russell last week to win the district championship. The Martin County Cardinals (5-4) have won 3 straight games. In those three games the Cardinals looked unstoppable. The Cardinals rely on […]

Hawks Soar Past Cardinals In Pike County Bowl

The Pike County Central Hawks picked up a tough 9-6 win over the Martin County Cardinals on Friday in the Pike County Bowl at Belfry. Jamere Knuckles led the Hawks (2-0) and picked up MVP honors by completing 3-of-9 passes for 15 yards and rushing 20 times for 130 yards and 1 touchdown. Cameron Flannery […]

Martin County Handles Bulldogs, 20-7

The Martin County Cardinals started their season with a 20-7 win on Friday night in Inez. For the Cardinals, Jackson Miller was 4-of-10 passing for 67 yards and 1 interception. Brock Messer led Martin County in rushing with 102 yards and 1 touchdown on 14 carries. Aiden Horn had 10 carries for 41 yards and […]

Pigskin Preview: Martin County Cardinals

Last season, the Martin County Cardinals went 6-4 in the regular season before heading into the playoffs and picking up their first playoff win since 2010. This season, the Cardinals are hoping to take the next step. “Last season was our highest finish in the district since 2010,” said Martin County head coach Josh Muncy. […]