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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Letcher Central splits tournament games

Letcher Central erupted for nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to beat Pike Central, 11-6, in the seventh-annual Wizard of Ozz Tournament played at Cougar Field on Thursday night.

The Lady Cougars, now 6-2, pounded out 12 hits. MacKenzie Nantz, Autumn Wampler and Harley Driskell all singled and drove in two runs each.

Sydney Lowe belted a solo home run for the Lady Hawks, now 2-8. Emalie Tackett had two hits, including a double, and scored four runs. Zoey Ratliff also had two hits and batted in one run.

At Ermine

(Wizard of Ozz Tournament)


PC (2-8)…101  102  2 –  6-  8-6

LC (6-2)…010  190  x – 11-12-7


WP – Makennah Johnson

LP – Livia Sanders

Hitting: Sydney Lowe solo-HR, 1b; Emalie Tackett 2b, 1b, bb, 4r; Zoey Ratliff 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Pike Central; Raygan Anderson 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Harley Driskell 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; MacKenzie Nantz 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Autumn Wampler 1b, 2 RBI; Abigail McDougal 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Chloe Wampler 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Alyssa Nicely 2-1b, 2r, Letcher Central.


Letcher Central…2

Paintsville grabbed an early lead on Letcher Central and the Lady Tigers earned a 7-2 win in the seventh-annual Wizard of Ozz Tournament played at Cougar Field on Thursday night.

Winning pitcher Laney Bledsoe led the Lady Tigers (3-4) at the plate with three hits, including a home run and double while scoring three times and driving in three runs. Chessa Collins and Taylor Hannah added RBI hits.

Losing pitcher Makennah Johnson and Raygan Anderson each drove in one run as the Lady Cougars fell to 5-2. Abigail and Gracie McDougal both singled and scored. 

At Ermine

(Wizard of Ozz Tournament)


PV (3-4)….311  02 – 7-9-2

LC (5-2)…..110  00 – 2-6-1


WP – Laney Bledsoe

LP – Makennah Johnson

Hitting: Laney Bledsoe HR, 2b, 1b, 3r, 3 RBI; Chessa Collins 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Taylor Hannah 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Paintsville; Makennah Johnson 2-1b, 1 RBI; Raygan Anderson 1b, 1 RBI; Abigail McDougal 1b, 1r; Gracie McDougal 1b, 1r, Letcher Central.



Westside’s Kylie Ellis drove home the game’s only run in the top of the ninth inning as the Lady Renegades spoiled Man’s home opener, 1-0, in a game played on Thursday night.

Jaeden Fleenor scored.

Carly Muncy had two hits for the Lady Billies.

Matiya Lusk outdueled Morgan Cooper for the win.

At Man


WS (1-0)…000  000  001 – 1-3-2

MN (0-1)…000  000  000 – 0-5-1


WP – Matiya Lusk

LP – Morgan Cooper

Hitting: Kylie Ellis 2b, 1b, 1 RBI; Jaeden Fleenor 1r, Westside; Carly Muncy 2b, 1b, Man.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Tigers outlast Golden Eagles; Cougars rough up Bobcats

Paintsville beat Johnson Central for the second time this week, escaping with a 13-11 win at Eagle Field on Thursday night.

The Tigers, now 8-2, had shutout Johnson Central on Tuesday, 10-0.

Frederick James and Ashton Adams drove in a pair of runs each in the win. Harris Phelps had three hits, including a triple, walked, and scored twice. Gunner Collins doubled, walked, scored a pair of runs and batted in one.

Jonah Porter was the winning pitcher.

Connor Lemaster paced the Golden Eagles (3-6) with a home run, double and three RBIs while scoring once. Brock Butcher had two hits and knocked in four runs. Matt Crum had two hits, one a double, walked twice and scored four times.

Cameron Kelsey took the loss.

At Paintsville


WP – Jonah Porter

LP – Cameron Kelsey

Hitting: Harris Phelps 3b, 2-1b, bb, 2r; Gunner Collins, 2b, bb, 2r, 1 RBI;. Frederick James 2b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Ashton Adams 2-bb, 1r, 2 RBI, Paintsville. Connor Lemaster HR, 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Brock Butcher 2-1b, 1r, 4 RBI; Matt Crum 2b, 1b, 2-bb, 4r, 1 RBI, Johnson Central.

Letcher Central..14

Betsy Layne………..1

Letcher Central scored early and often as the Cougars defeated Betsy Layne, 14-1, in a road game played on Thursday night.

Winning pitcher Canaan Cunniff allowed just one hit, an RBI single off the bat of Matt Dudleson, scoring Brady Robinson.

Jonah Little belted a home run, singled, and drove in a pair of runs while scoring twice. Cunniff singled, scored twice and added three RBIs. C.J. Akers singled in a pair of runs and scored two while Sam Little had two hits, including a triple, and scored four runs.

Andrew Kidd was the losing pitcher as the Bobcats dropped to 0-4. Central improved to 4-3.

At Stanville


LC (4-3)………525  11 – 14-11-1

BL (0-4)………000  10 –   1-  1-4


WP – Canaan Cunniff

LP – Andrew Kidd

Hitting: Jonah Little HR, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Canaan Cunniff 1b, 2r, 3 RBI; C.J. Akers 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Sam Little 3b, 1b, 4r, Letcher Central; Matt Dudleson 1b, 1 RBI; Brady Robinson 1r, Betsy Layne.

Perry Central…7

Magoffin Co……2

Magoffin County fell behind in the early innings to Perry Central and dropped a 7-2 decision in a road game played on Thursday night.

Trenton Coleman had an RBI while Ethan Prewitt added one hit and Colin Litteral scored the only run for the Hornets, now 4-3.

Kaden Bowling suffered the loss.

At Hazard


MC (4-3)….001  000  0 – 1-2-4

PC (7-2)…..330  100  x – 7-6-1


WP – Mason McAlarnis

LP – Kaden Bowling

Hitting: Trenton Coleman 1 RBI; Ethan Prewitt 1b; Colin Litteral 1r, Magoffin County.

Floyd Central…5

Pike Central…..4

Floyd Central erased a three-run deficit with a four-run, fifth inning to rally past Pike Central, 5-4, in a game played at PCCHS Field on Thursday night.

Brant Potter had two hits and drove in two runs while scoring twice as the Jaguars moved to 2-8. Winning pitcher Dylan Mosley singled and knocked in two runs while Jacob Bentley singled, walked twice, and scored. Caleb Hager added two hits, walked, and scored two runs.

Keegan Bentley tripled in a pair of runs and scored. Cameron Kimbler added an RBI-single and Isaac Blankenship doubled and scored.

Hurler Ben Huffman was tagged with the loss as the Hawks fell to 4-5.

At Buckleys Creek


FC (2-8)….000  140  0 – 5-8-1

PC (4-5)….003  100  0 – 4-6-2


WP – Dylan Mosley

LP – Ben Huffman

Hitting: Brant Potter 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Dylan Mosley 1b, 2 RBI; Jacob Bentley 1b, 2-bb, 1r; Caleb Hager 2-1b, bb, 2r, Floyd Central; Keegan Bentley 3b, 1r, 2 RBI; Cameron Kimbler 1b, 1 RBI; Isaac Blankenship 2b, 1r, Pike Central.



Chapmanville suffered its second straight loss to start the season as Winfield knocked off the Tigers, 7-2, in a game played at Ted Ellis Field on Thursday night.

Jacob Topping was the losing pitcher.

Tyson Thompson had two hits and Will Kirkendoll singled, walked and scored. Seth Workman also singled and scored in the loss.

At Chapmanville


WF (1-1)……221  000  2 – 7-8-0

CV (0-2)……001  100  0 – 2-6-2


WP – Bray Boggs

LP – Jacob Topping

Hitting: Tyson Thompson 2-1b; Will Kirkendoll 1b, bb, 1r; Seth Workman 1b, 1r, Chapmanville.


Mingo Central…1

Man scored six times in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Mingo Central, 11-1, in a mercy-rule game played at William “Tootie” Carter Field on Thursday night.

Losing pitcher Dylan Goad accounted for the Miners (0-2) only hit of the game, a solo home run.

Winning pitcher Ryan Cozart singled and knocked in four runs as the Hillbillies improved to 2-0. Casey Hurley added two hits, one a double, walked, scored, and batted in two runs .Bo Thompson doubled, walked three times, scored, and finished with three RBIs.

Cam Frye tripled in one run and scored while Caleb Vance singled, walked, scored a pair of runs and batted in one.

At Man


MC (0-2)…..010  000 –   1-1-3

MN (2-0)…..002  216 – 11-9-1


WP – Ryan Cozart

LP – Daylin Good

Hitting: Daylin Goad solo-HR, Mingo Central; Ryan Cozart 1b, 4 RBI; Casey Hurley 2b, 1b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Bo Thompson 2b, 3-bb, 1r, 3 RBI; Cam Frye 3b, 1r, 1 RBI; Caleb Vance 1b, bb, 2r, 1 RBI, Man.

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