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SUMMIT Jason Ellis’s jumper with 7:36 to play gave Boyd County its largest lead over Montgomery County, 59-39, in the Boyd County Roundball Classic on Saturday afternoon.

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RUSSELL Greenup County was threatening to run Russell out of the “Marv” Friday night in a 63rd District showdown.

ASHLAND The visiting Lady Rams outscored the Lady Royals by double digits in each of the bookend quarters to win at Charles Stewart Gymnasium on Friday night.

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WESTWOOD Fairview coach Mo Mullins raised his arms in the air after a Lady Eagles bucket in the second quarter.

Now and then I print some correspondence from readers, especially those that elevate my needs-to-be-fed ego, such as this one from Mark Keith Stone Jr. who, like many of us, has a dream of a cabin on the banks of a winding, gurgling steam.

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ASHLAND The first half of the 64th District matchup between Boyd County and Rose Hill was sloppy to say the least with 24 combined turnovers between the two teams. The Lions led 41-25 at the break but Lions head coach Randy Anderson was not very pleased with his team’s effort.

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INEZ A shorthanded Russell team nearly pulled off a road victory on Wednesday night.

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LOUISA Boyd County has toiled through a difficult part of its schedule early in the season.

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PAINTSVILLE Johnson Central beat district rival Paintsville, 64-55, on Tuesday night. 

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It isn’t quite accurate to say Carter County’s two high schools hate each other, not 365 days a year. But it’s safe to say, at the very least, East Carter and West Carter don’t get along all the time.

ASHLAND The weather Saturday afternoon was downright chilly but inside Charles Stewart Gymnasium at Rose Hill Christian, junior Fairview guard Jaxon Manning was burning up the nets.

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OLIVE HILL Junior guard Allie Stone scored 24 points to lead the Lady Comets to Friday's 57-50 semifinal win over Menifee County in the girls 16th Region All “A” semifinals at John “Hop” Brown Court.

GRAYSON With everyone scrambling to learn their own personnel, to say nothing of opponents, Brandon Baker wouldn't mind keeping a secret.

LLOYD Sometimes, Boyd County scored on Greenup County from far away.

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SUMMIT It was a full-on arm-wrestling match between Boyd County and Lewis County over the first three quarters Tuesday night at Boyd County Middle School.

PAINTSVILLE Foul trouble, a tweaked ankle and Paintsville limited Johnson Central’s Sammi Sites to four points through three quarters on Tuesday night.

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Jeremiah Shearer had a love-hate relationship with watching Ben Jordan pitch. Beautiful as it may have been, it usually meant West Carter’s ace was working against Shearer’s East Carter club, which foreshadowed trouble for the Raiders most of the time.

ASHLAND Johnson Central coach Tommy McKenzie might have been scoping out the nearest exit after watching his Golden Eagles fall behind to Ashland 13-0 in the first two minutes Monday night.

PAINTSVILLE The Lawrence County Bulldogs traveled to 15th Region opponent Johnson Central on Saturday night and were down almost from the get-go.

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RACELAND The home team bolted out to a 14-2 advantage only to see it dwindle into a three-point halftime deficit.

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RACELAND Teams are used to adapting to different situations on and off the court this season. Raceland opponents have to keep adjusting on the defensive end when guarding Kierston Smith.

GRAYSON Boyd County had East Carter in a standing eight count before the Lady Raiders ever got a chance to react Saturday afternoon.

ASHLAND Cole Villers brought Ashland back from the brink on Saturday night and so under normal circumstances might have expected the last shot of overtime against Boyd County.

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LLOYD A second wave of Lions disrupted Greenup County's second straight district seeding game in its opening week.

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PAINTSVILLE Boyd County faced Johnson Central on the road on Thursday night in heated competition.

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