Oct. 24 cartoon
OLIVE HILL It was a collision course destined to happen as soon as the draw for the 16th Region Tournament bracket was announced.
Following the normal calendar of football, the pigskin-crazed communities of Ashland and Bell County would have had at least a week, if not a whole offseason, to salivate over a tantalizing matchup of two of the most accomplished and respected programs in eastern Kentucky.
OLIVE HILL Players and coaches for the Russell volleyball team said overconfidence was one of the things it wanted to avoid in the 16th Region Tournament.
OLIVE HILL Boyd County was a runaway train Monday night in the quarterfinals of the 16th Region Tournament against Fleming County.
CANNONSBURG Corbin coach Armando Cima admitted he wanted his team to slow down in the opening minutes of the boys soccer state Elite Eight matchup with Ashland on Monday night.
MAYSVILLE Boyd County cross country coach Becca Chaney knew the challenge facing the Lions and Lady Lions entering Saturday’s Class 2A, Region 6 championship at Mason County.
FLATWOODS Russell has engineered its best soccer of the season at the right time. Estill County experienced the full force of a re-energized group of Lady Devils on a chilly and brisk Saturday afternoon.
OAK HILL, Ohio I was seated in the middle of Cliff Rawlins’ fishing boat, the seat opposite the steering wheel. My son-in-law, Dwight Cole, was in the rear swivel seat, with two rods trolling straight back from the rear of the boat. Rawlins was in the front pedestal seat, two light-action ro…
Hours after winning the 16th Region Tournament boys soccer final on Thursday night, Ashland coach Preston Freeman said he knows “less about (semi-state opponent Perry County Central) than I know about anything in this world. I literally have no clue.”
LLOYD The Ashland at Greenup County football game scheduled for Friday is off after a Musketeer tested positive for COVID-19, Greenup County Schools superintendent Traysea Moresea said on Thursday night.
ASHLAND Boyd County proved the finish is much more important than the start Thursday night in the 64th District Tournament final at Anderson Gymnasium.
CANNONSBURG Back in September, Ashland halted East Carter’s 16-match win streak against region opponents. On Thursday night, the Tomcats loosened the Raiders’ 16th Region stranglehold in the postseason.
RACELAND As weird as 2020 has been, there’s something eerily and frustratingly normal for Russell’s 63rd District volleyball opponents.
Team schedules have resembled a revolving door this season, but area schools are still playing football. Athletic directors, school officials and coaches have handled the uncertainty well and have found ways to keep their athletes on the field.
CANNONSBURG Forget Russell’s 2-8-2 record entering the 16th Region Tournament.
CANNONSBURG East Carter’s Ammos Witter has a new nickname after scoring the game-winning kick from the mark Tuesday night in the 16th Region Tournament boys soccer semifinals against Boyd County.
CANNONSBURG Ashland’s Calyx Holmes could not help but to dance to the 1977 Bee Gees hit single “Stayin’ Alive” Tuesday night in the 16th Region Tournament boys soccer semifinals as the song played during halftime.
ASHLAND The players on the court weren’t the only ones to feel the nerve-racking moments of postseason volleyball at James A. Anderson Gym.
CANNONSBURG Menifee County put on a defensive clinic for nearly 90 minutes Saturday night in the opening round of the 16th Region boys soccer tournament at Boyd County.
CANNONSBURG Ashland coach Preston Freeman could not have been happier with the start his Tomcats had against Greenup County in the opening round of the 16th Region boys soccer tournament.
LOUISA Host Lawrence County lingered within a score of defending Class 3A state champion Belfry midway through the second quarter on Friday night. Then the Pirates kicked it into gear.
CANNONSBURG Rowan County returned to the site of what its coach called its worst game of the season for win-or-go-home soccer on Saturday morning.
CANNONSBURG Russell's girls soccer team hit the crossbar or the posts at Boyd County three times in the first 17 minutes on Saturday afternoon.
Dr. Marshall Banks was a high school basketball player of local note in the 1950s and the first African American scholarship athlete in the Ohio Valley Conference at Morehead State in 1958, but his impact went beyond that.
If you haven’t noticed, offenses have piled up the points this season. The end zone has been a popular place for area teams and players, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.
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Curt C. Johnson, 91, of Greenup, Kentucky, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his residence, October, 29, 2020. Curt was born January 12, 1929, on Little Lost Creek Rd in Load to the late Wilburn and Elizabeth Stephens Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded i…
Charles Metz, 93, of Portsmouth, brother of Willard, Glade, and John Metz. Services Wednesday, Nov. 4. 11 a.m., Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast. PRESTON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.
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