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LEXINGTON Johnson Central, Ashland, Boyd County and West Carter all fared well on day one of the KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena on Friday. Each team collected at least one win while Johnson Central and Ashland both advanced at least one individ…

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GRAYSON Rowan County’s 16-4 lead in the first quarter made it appear as if a win might come easily enough on Thursday night.

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ASHLAND Bath County paid for Colin Porter’s off-shooting game two nights earlier against Rowan County.

GRAYSON On a cold, rainy night in Grayson, Boyd County used its “heat” to rein in a late-season road victory.

VANCEBURG Leading by five points after one quarter, Russell locked Lewis County down defensively to lock up the 63rd District’s top seed.

RACELAND With tournament time approaching for area basketball teams, you can look to one statistic that will impact each game: free-throw shooting.

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RUSSELL When the teams met in early December, West Carter and Russell took turns piling up points in the opening round of the Eastern Kentucky Conference tournament.

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MOREHEAD Jason Mays turns monosyllabic when you ask him a certain question.

LEXINGTON The girls and boys basketball state tournament brackets began to take shape at Tuesday’s Sweet Sixteen Draw Show.

RACELAND Gavin Reed scored seven of his 13 points in the fourth quarter as Raceland, down three starters, defeated East Carter 52-47 on Tuesday night.

WHITESBURG Nine Johnson Central wrestlers won region weight-class championships on Saturday to lead the Golden Eagles to their 12th consecutive Region 8 team title at Letcher County Central.

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Not often does something happen Rex Cooksey hasn't encountered in his 44 years as a coach, or that Mark Swift hasn't run across in 22 years as an athletic director.

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ASHLAND The Eagles Nest will become the Dog Pound this summer.

RACELAND Andrew Floyd exploded for 33 points as Raceland outlasted Menifee County for a 83-80 home victory.

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RUSSELL With six minutes remaining in the third quarter, Wyatt Yates drained a 3-pointer, the 31st point on the Lewis County side of the scoreboard.

John Stone knew he wanted to play football at Eastern Kentucky University all along. It took the Colonels some time to catch on.

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RUSSELL Russell’s girls blocked Ashland’s bid for a road victory Friday night.

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LLOYD Predicting the outcome of a 63rd District boys matchup this season is about as reliable as the local weather forecast for the next week.

Ethan Cox achieved a very big goal with the stroke of a pen on Wednesday afternoon.

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Even if Johnson Central is a “heavy” favorite to win its 12th consecutive Region 8 championship on Saturday, according to at least one opposing coach, other northeastern Kentucky programs are making pushes of their own.

RACELAND In a game like Tuesday’s, Raceland’s 13-point second quarter and its 15-point final frame count as veritable explosions.

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Ten days before practice begins for the follow-up season to its breakout 2019 softball campaign, Lewis County is looking for the replacement to the coach who skippered it.

IRONTON It looked as though Monday night’s meeting between the Ironton Lady Tigers and the Ashland Kittens was set to go down to the wire through two quarters of play.

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Boyd County Middle School felt like a throwback on Wednesday night, and not just because the Lions wore “Catlettsburg” jerseys.

PAINTSVILLE It’s comparable to Rocky II, when the Italian Stallion takes on Apollo Creed in their famous rematch. Or Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manilla.” Hands down, the Paintsville versus Johnson Central game is one of the biggest events in the area, and it never dis…

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KKenneth Coburn, 88, Ashland, died Wednesday. Born August 16, 1935. Preceded in death by wife Virginia "Polly" Coburn. Son Kenny Coburn survives. Private services on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Ashland Cemetery. Kilgore&Collier Funeral Home.

Dorothy Brown Burke, 90, youngest child of the late Richard and Mary Charles Brown of Magoffin County, Kentucky, went home to the Lord, Tuesday, February 11, at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Dorothy was married to James Burke, the love of her life, for 67 years prior to his passing. She w…