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Jay Compton|Daily News
Pineville High School hosted the Chain Rock Classic on Monday and Tuesday and the event also served as the Jereme Neal Memorial. Neal was a basketball player for the Mountain Lions who lost his life in a hunting accident in September of 2007, he was 17 years old and had just started his junior year. In a brief but emotional

Lions remember Jereme Neal

Jay Compton|Daily News Pineville High School hosted the Chain Rock Classic on Monday and Tuesday and the event also served as the Jereme Neal Memorial. Neal was a basketball player for the Mountain Lions who lost his life in a hunting accident in September of 2007, he was 17 years old and had just started his junior year. In a brief but emotional

Cody Carnes scored 21 points to lead four Mountain Lions in double figures as Pineville defeated Harlan 71-47 to take second place in the Chain Rock Classic on Tuesday.
Cody Collett finished with 16 points, Trent Lefevers 14 and Scotty Hoskins 11. The Green Dragons were led by Jordan Dupar's 17 points while Drew Parks added 14 and Robby Curry 11 o

Cold-shooting Dragons fall

Cody Carnes scored 21 points to lead four Mountain Lions in double figures as Pineville defeated Harlan 71-47 to take second place in the Chain Rock Classic on Tuesday. Cody Collett finished with 16 points, Trent Lefevers 14 and Scotty Hoskins 11. The Green Dragons were led by Jordan Dupar's 17 points while Drew Parks added 14 and Robby Curry 11 o

Pineville High School is hosting a boys and girls basketball tournament for the second straight week as the annual Pine Mountain Classic tips off with one game on Saturday before going into full swing with a full slate of games Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
There has been a slight modification for the start times for many of the games as the orga

Pine Mountain Classic update

Pineville High School is hosting a boys and girls basketball tournament for the second straight week as the annual Pine Mountain Classic tips off with one game on Saturday before going into full swing with a full slate of games Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. There has been a slight modification for the start times for many of the games as the orga

Cody Carnes scored 21 points to lead four Mountain Lions in double figures as Pineville defeated Harlan 71-47 to take second place in the Chain Rock Classic on Tuesday.
Cody Collett finished with 16 points, Trent Lefevers 14 and Scotty Hoskins 11. The Green Dragons were led by Jordan Dupar's 17 points while Drew Parks added 14 and Robby Curry 11 o

Lions beat Harlan 71-47

Cody Carnes scored 21 points to lead four Mountain Lions in double figures as Pineville defeated Harlan 71-47 to take second place in the Chain Rock Classic on Tuesday. Cody Collett finished with 16 points, Trent Lefevers 14 and Scotty Hoskins 11. The Green Dragons were led by Jordan Dupar's 17 points while Drew Parks added 14 and Robby Curry 11 o

The Pineville Lady Mountain Lions gave McCreary Central a scare in Tuesday's early game at the Chain Rock Classic. But the Lady Raiders held on for a 54-51 win.
Kaylee Cotton poured in 31 points to lead McCreary Central while Paige Neal added 12.
Pineville countered with a balanced attack as Jill Enix and Morgan Thompson scored 12 points apiece w

Lady Lions drop 2 at tourney

The Pineville Lady Mountain Lions gave McCreary Central a scare in Tuesday's early game at the Chain Rock Classic. But the Lady Raiders held on for a 54-51 win. Kaylee Cotton poured in 31 points to lead McCreary Central while Paige Neal added 12. Pineville countered with a balanced attack as Jill Enix and Morgan Thompson scored 12 points apiece w

PINEVILLE — Cody Carnes scored 21 points to lead four Mountain Lions in double figures as Pineville defeated Harlan 71-47 to take second place in the Chain Rock Classic on Tuesday.
Cody Collett finished with 16 points, Trent Lefevers 14 and Scotty Hoskins 11. The Green Dragons were led by Jordan Dupar's 17 points while Drew Parks added 14 an

Dragons fall to Pineville

PINEVILLE — Cody Carnes scored 21 points to lead four Mountain Lions in double figures as Pineville defeated Harlan 71-47 to take second place in the Chain Rock Classic on Tuesday. Cody Collett finished with 16 points, Trent Lefevers 14 and Scotty Hoskins 11. The Green Dragons were led by Jordan Dupar's 17 points while Drew Parks added 14 an

Pineville's Lady Mountain Lions ran their way to a 56-22 win over Red Bird on Monday in the Chain Rock Classic. It was the third win in a row for Pineville, and their second straight over the Lady Cardinals.
“They came out and took care of business, we don't want to look too far ahead because we've got a couple of tough games (Tuesday),̶

Lady Lions rout Red Bird

Pineville's Lady Mountain Lions ran their way to a 56-22 win over Red Bird on Monday in the Chain Rock Classic. It was the third win in a row for Pineville, and their second straight over the Lady Cardinals. “They came out and took care of business, we don't want to look too far ahead because we've got a couple of tough games (Tuesday),̶

The Pineville Mountain Lions bounced back from a 73-50 loss to Williamsburg to beat Rockcastle County 67-47 as they split a pair of games on Monday at the Chain Rock Classic.
“I was really proud of the way they rebounded to win that second game. Our kids showed a lot of character and resiliency,” Pineville coach J.D. Strange said. R

Lions rebound with win over Rock

The Pineville Mountain Lions bounced back from a 73-50 loss to Williamsburg to beat Rockcastle County 67-47 as they split a pair of games on Monday at the Chain Rock Classic. “I was really proud of the way they rebounded to win that second game. Our kids showed a lot of character and resiliency,” Pineville coach J.D. Strange said. R

PINEVILLE — With an eight-man senior class coming back from last year's surprising run to the 13th Region Tournament final four, the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets entered the 2015 season with lofty expectations and a history of success in multiple sports, with most of their key players starring on the Jackets' state runner up football squad.
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PINEVILLE — With an eight-man senior class coming back from last year's surprising run to the 13th Region Tournament final four, the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets entered the 2015 season with lofty expectations and a history of success in multiple sports, with most of their key players starring on the Jackets' state runner up football squad. T

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Cumberland Gap Panthers stayed hot on Friday as they got past Oneida 53-42 to win their fifth straight game and improve to 7-3 on the season.
Preston England came off the bench to score a game-high 13 points to lead a balanced Cumberland Gap offense. Trent Graves added 11 points, Bryce Sutton 10 and Adam Jenkins seven.

Panthers down Oneida 53-42

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Cumberland Gap Panthers stayed hot on Friday as they got past Oneida 53-42 to win their fifth straight game and improve to 7-3 on the season. Preston England came off the bench to score a game-high 13 points to lead a balanced Cumberland Gap offense. Trent Graves added 11 points, Bryce Sutton 10 and Adam Jenkins seven.

A pair of seniors, running back Austin Caldwell and defensive end/kicker Dylan Cox, led a contingent of nine Bell County Bobcats named to the 2014 All-SEKC Class 3A - 5A football teams. The list was revealed at Wednesday's Southeastern Kentucky Conference football banquet at Pine Mountain State Resort Park.
Caldwell was named the SEKC Co-Offensive

Caldwell, Cox earn SEKC honors

A pair of seniors, running back Austin Caldwell and defensive end/kicker Dylan Cox, led a contingent of nine Bell County Bobcats named to the 2014 All-SEKC Class 3A - 5A football teams. The list was revealed at Wednesday's Southeastern Kentucky Conference football banquet at Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Caldwell was named the SEKC Co-Offensive

The Southeastern Kentucky Conference held their annual football awards banquet on Wednesday and several local players were honored on the All-SEKC team for Class 1A and 2A.
Middlesboro's Yellow Jackets may have finished with a 5-5-1 overall record in 2014, but they went 4-0 against SEKC opponents Bell County, Pineville, Harlan and Lynn Camp to ear

Class 1-2A All-SEKC honorees

The Southeastern Kentucky Conference held their annual football awards banquet on Wednesday and several local players were honored on the All-SEKC team for Class 1A and 2A. Middlesboro's Yellow Jackets may have finished with a 5-5-1 overall record in 2014, but they went 4-0 against SEKC opponents Bell County, Pineville, Harlan and Lynn Camp to ear

For the past several years Pineville has hosted the Pine Mountain Classic, a round-robin basketball tournament that starts just after Christmas. That tournament has grown to include six boys' teams and four girls' teams this year.
The school has added a second tournament this season, the Chain Rock Classic, which starts Monday and includes four bo

PHS hosting two tournaments

For the past several years Pineville has hosted the Pine Mountain Classic, a round-robin basketball tournament that starts just after Christmas. That tournament has grown to include six boys' teams and four girls' teams this year. The school has added a second tournament this season, the Chain Rock Classic, which starts Monday and includes four bo

Jay Compton|Daily News
Cumberland Gap forward Bryce Sutton drives in from the corner during action earlier this season. The Panthers pulled out a 51-50 win at Union County on Tuesday for their fourth staight victory. Now 6-3 on the year, Cumberland Gap will host Oneida on Friday with a JV boys game tipping off at 5 p.m., followed by a varsity girl

Panthers win 4th straight

Jay Compton|Daily News Cumberland Gap forward Bryce Sutton drives in from the corner during action earlier this season. The Panthers pulled out a 51-50 win at Union County on Tuesday for their fourth staight victory. Now 6-3 on the year, Cumberland Gap will host Oneida on Friday with a JV boys game tipping off at 5 p.m., followed by a varsity girl

Cody Collett turned in a brilliant shooting performance on Tuesday to lead Pineville to a 79-49 win over Middlesboro. The Mountain Lion senior guard hit 12 of 14 shots from the field, including 8 of 9 from three-point range, and all 11 of his free throws on the way to a career-high 43 points.
“Cody just got hot. We tried everything from zoni

Collett, Lions down MHS

Cody Collett turned in a brilliant shooting performance on Tuesday to lead Pineville to a 79-49 win over Middlesboro. The Mountain Lion senior guard hit 12 of 14 shots from the field, including 8 of 9 from three-point range, and all 11 of his free throws on the way to a career-high 43 points. “Cody just got hot. We tried everything from zoni

Senior guard Maci Morris scored 11 of her 18 points during a decisive third quarter as the Bell County Lady Cats pulled away for a 76-34 win over Volunteer, Tenn., Monday night.
“In the second half we started moving the ball better and we got out in transition some. Now, they had a couple girls that went out but we were making good decisions

Lady Cats pull away

Senior guard Maci Morris scored 11 of her 18 points during a decisive third quarter as the Bell County Lady Cats pulled away for a 76-34 win over Volunteer, Tenn., Monday night. “In the second half we started moving the ball better and we got out in transition some. Now, they had a couple girls that went out but we were making good decisions

The Bobcats held Volunteer, Tenn., 28 percent shooting (14 of 49) and owned a 37-29 rebounding edge on the way to a 55-40 win on Monday.
Bell County also forced 20 turnovers and led by many as 25 points before settling for the 15-point win.
“Everybody I talked to had said that team can make you play kind of ugly. But we're glad to get a win

Bobcats get defensive

The Bobcats held Volunteer, Tenn., 28 percent shooting (14 of 49) and owned a 37-29 rebounding edge on the way to a 55-40 win on Monday. Bell County also forced 20 turnovers and led by many as 25 points before settling for the 15-point win. “Everybody I talked to had said that team can make you play kind of ugly. But we're glad to get a win

The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight.
Bell County closed Friday's game with a 13-4 run to pull out a 52-46 come-from-behind win over the Harlan Green Dragons.
“They played well defensively and we didn't do a good job runni

Bobcats rally past Harlan

The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight. Bell County closed Friday's game with a 13-4 run to pull out a 52-46 come-from-behind win over the Harlan Green Dragons. “They played well defensively and we didn't do a good job runni

A much-anticipated meeting between two of the top teams in the 13th Region turned into a one-sided affair Friday night as the Bell County Lady Cats used a dominant defensive effort to cruise to a 68-32 win over Harlan.
The Lady Cats forced the Lady Dragons to miss their first seven shots from the field and turn the ball over three times as they sc

Lady Dragons stunned at Bell

A much-anticipated meeting between two of the top teams in the 13th Region turned into a one-sided affair Friday night as the Bell County Lady Cats used a dominant defensive effort to cruise to a 68-32 win over Harlan. The Lady Cats forced the Lady Dragons to miss their first seven shots from the field and turn the ball over three times as they sc

The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight.
Bell County closed Friday's game with a 13-4 run to pull out a 52-46 come-from-behind win over the Harlan Green Dragons.
“They played well defensively and we didn't do a good job runni

Bobcats rally past Dragons

The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight. Bell County closed Friday's game with a 13-4 run to pull out a 52-46 come-from-behind win over the Harlan Green Dragons. “They played well defensively and we didn't do a good job runni





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