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UConn’s dynamic duo outplays Kentucky’s twins

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MARK LONGAP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Connecticut’s experienced backcourt made Kentucky’s guards look like, well, freshmen in the national championship game.Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright outplayed the Harrison twins from start to finish Monday night.“Whatever you’ve got to do, you’ve got to do it,” said Napier, who was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. “We’ve got a saying: ‘The only way we’re going to leave this floor with a loss is in a box.’”

 

Panther Classic

PANTHER CLASSIC Belfry 4, Pikeville 2By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates defeated regional rival Pikeville 4-2 in the first game of the Panther Classic baseball tourney on Friday.The game started out slow for Belfry as they went 3-up and 3-dowin in each of ...

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KY boys, WV girls win in all-star event

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com RED JACKET – The fans that turned out for the 2nd Annual Consol Energy WV-KY Senior All-Star game got their money’s worth on Saturday at Mingo Central High School.The boy’s game featured some top-level talent and was a fast-paced, high octane match. In the end the Kentucky all-stars defeated the We...

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Tug Valley Bass Anglers Yatesville Lake Tournament

Submitted ArticleYATESVILLE LAKE – Brandon Staten won the recent Tug Valley Bass Anglers tourney held April 14 at Yatesville Lake.It was the group’s second tourney of the season. There was a great turnout with 39 anglers competing in the event.Yatesville Lake was full pool and the water was in good shape with stained conditions on the entire lake and a temperature in the low 60’s.The weather for the tournament was ...

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Belfry crushes Mingo Central 24-11

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com WILLIAMSON – The Belfry Pirates jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and led 18- 0 after the 3rd frame as they went on to crush Mingo Central 24-11 in five innings Thursday evening at Lefty Hamilton Park in West Williamson.Seniors Trenity Carr and Reed Williamson led the way for Belfry with home runs. Carr’...

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Elmore, Sorsaia, Nicks to play for WV all-stars

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com The 2nd Annual Consol Energy WV-KY Senior All-Star game is coming up on Saturday, April 19, at Mingo Central High School and Mountain State Coach Mark Hatcher has recruited some of the state’s best talent.The state’s Player of the Year, Jon Elmore of George Washington High School, is on the team. Elmore ...

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Belfry rolls over Phelps for district win

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comGOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates rolled over the visiting Phelps Hornets 11-1 for a 60th District win on Wednesday evening at the BHS baseball field.The game lasted only five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.Belfry took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Keaton Taylor walked, then stole 2nd and ...

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BMS Lady Pirates corral Mustangs

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com GOODY, K y. - The Belfry Middle School girls softball team stayed perfect on the season by knocking off the Millard Mustangs at home with an 18-14 victory on Wednesday.Kailee Rash picked up the win (4-0) in relief by pitching the final 1 1/3 innings. Rash gave up 3 runs on no hits and 3 strikeouts. Ariel Mounts started out pit...

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Sam Jiunta doing well at Henry Clay; short stuff

Sam Jiunta, the son of former Williamson High School athlete Mike Jiunta, is the starting second baseman and bats lead off for (Lexington) Henry Clay High School.In 12 games, he’s batting .391, leads the team in RBIs, hits and runs scored. Sam is also solid defensively. He has only made one error in 43 chances.No doubt Mike is very proud of his son. It was great to hear from my old Wolfpack baseball teammate. Mike played both baseball and football for WHS back in t...

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Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

JOE KAYAP Baseball WriterCINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.Cueto (1-2) had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a care...

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Belfry shutout 5-0 by JCHS

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates lost their second game in a row as they were shutout 5-0 at Johnson Central on Monday.The Golden Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning with two outs as Chaynse Hill doubled to center and scored on an RBI single to center field by Blake Gamble.J...

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Mingo Central track team improving; has good showing at Pikeville meet

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.com The Mingo Central track team made a good showing in a recent meet held in Pikeville, Ky.Senior Alex “Booger” Lee won the 100 meter dash on the men’s side, while freshman Tyshira Joplin came in second place in the 100 meter for the ladies.“With so many new faces on the team it has been a work ...

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Reds ready to open season under Price

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bryan Price’s father...

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