Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Multimedia test

March 7, 2010

Eagles dig deep to knock off champs


“Brent is probably the best shooter in the 16th Region,’’ Cooksey said. “He made some big ones tonight and shot it with a lot of confidence.’’

The Eagles continued to receive a major contribution off the bench from 6-foot-6 senior Ceth Gunter, who pulled down 11 points and scored eight points. With 1:12 left and Fairview leading 54-50, Gunter made a strong rebound of Knipp’s missed shot and Knipp picked up his fifth foul trying to take the ball away.

“Coach tells me to go to the boards as hard as possible,’’ Gunter said. “I don’t let go of the ball until I hit the ground.’’

Gunter filled a big void for the Eagles after Mike Terry was saddled by foul trouble.

“Ceth has been a man on fire,’’ Jackson said. “He’s been playing great. His rebounding has stepped up and helped us a bunch.’’

Caleb Collins tossed in 14 points for the Eagles, who won both matchups against Elliott County this season.

“We tried to find (size) mismatches and were able to take advantage of some with Jackson, Gunter and Collins,’’ Cooksey said.

Fairview needed all the scoring it could find to offset another big night from Knipp. The state’s top scorer netted 20 of his 31 points in the second half and also had 16 rebounds.

“I’m proud of my team,’’ Knipp said. “Some of them have got their head down. I don’t know why because we’ve got next season.’’

Elliott County finished 20-8 and Knipp will lead a strong returning cast.

“We fought to the end and showed a lot of heart,’’ said Lions coach Greg Adkins. “Tim made tough shots several times. We just came up a little short.’’

ROCKY STANLEY can be reached at rstanley@

dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2671.

Text Only
Multimedia test
  • 0407dinky_246.jpg Dinky engine is big deal for historical society

    More than half of the spectators watching the delivery of a piece of industrial history here Wednesday were gray-haired and some of them walked with canes.

    April 6, 2011 2 Photos

  • 042710_ACTC_Dedication_077.jpg Governor and legislators laud ACTC new EastPark building

    An investment in the future of northeastern Kentucky and the fulfillment of a dream, envisioned by the Kentucky General Assembly’s approval of the Higher Education Reform Act of 1997, were among the laudatory phrases repeated by several speakers on Monday.

    April 26, 2010 1 Photo 1 Video

  • ACTC Theater Slide Show: ACTC Theatre dazzles "Copacabana” The Musical, a lush tribute to the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s, started at Ashland Community and Technical College on Friday night. The Broadway-style musical fantasy features original songs by Barry Manilow and dazzling costumes, sets and choreography.

    April 10, 2010 1 Photo

  • Corner of Color Burst of color The best sign that spring is about to really take off is already in full bloom at Ashland’s Central Park.

    March 27, 2010 1 Photo

  • Pathway to the Cross Pathway to the cross A church in Huntington is offering a different kind of look at the Easter story this week.

    March 26, 2010 1 Photo

  • AYB Spring Performance Slide Show: Dancing into spring The Ashland Youth Ballet presented its Spring Concert at two shows Tuesday at the Paramount Arts Center.

    March 24, 2010 1 Photo

  • Landfill moving forward Officials hope Cooksey work will cut pollution, end fire hazard An agreement four years in the making has led to work at the former Cooksey Brothers Landfill, which regulators say will reduce pollution and end a long-standing fire hazard at the site.

    March 13, 2010 3 Photos

  • Lady Vikings ousted in state semi Rowan's dream run ends in semifinal Although the fairy tale didn't end with a crown, Rowan County's journey was magical while it lasted.

    The Lady Vikings ran into a merciless Louisville Mercy team that attacked with furious pressure.

    March 13, 2010 1 Photo

  • Rowan Girls Advance to Semifinal round Rowan hits jackpot of Final Four Rowan County set out a lofty goal at the start of the season, but very few teams actually accomplish what the Lady Vikings were going after.

    Four, to be exact.

    March 13, 2010 1 Photo

  • Rowan girls win in first round of Sweet 16 Rowan stingy with Breathitt Rowan County coach Scott Tackett can’t quite put a finger on it, but there is something special about the 2010 Lady Vikings.

    “We may not be the most talented team, but I get a feeling about this team that I don't get a whole lot,” Tackett said. “There’s something special going on here.”

    March 11, 2010 1 Photo