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Union another challenge for Jackets

Coming off their first loss under coach Zach Massengill, the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets face another tough test as they travel to Union, Va., on Friday.The Bears (4-1) are in their fourth season after the school was formed by combining Powell Valley, Va., and Appalachia. Massengill says they have a lot in common with the Pikeville team that knocked off the Jackets 31-20 last week.

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Improved Casey Co. hosts Bobcats

The Bell County Bobcats continue their district schedule this week with a trip to Casey County to take on the Rebels.Bell County has won their previous three district meetings with Casey by a combined 151-13, including 50-0 last year.But coach Wayne Mills says they’re definitely not taking the Rebels lightly this year. Casey comes in with a 3-2 record with their only losses coming against a pretty good Garrard County team and by one touchdown at 5A Lincoln County. ...

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North tops Lady Jackets 5-0

After playing their best soccer of the season in winning three of four matches last week, the Middlesboro Lady Jackets returned to some bad habits this week in dropping a 5-1 decision at Cumberland Gap and a 5-0 decision to North Laurel at home on Tuesday.

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Railsplitters roll to Tusculum Fall Classic title

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The Railsplitters rolled in a four-under par 280 Tuesday to cap off their fourth consecutive Tusculum Fall Classic title, completing the event with a nine under total of 559 at Link Hills Country Club. In coordination with the women’s tournament, Lincoln Memorial nabbed the program’s fifth straigth Tusculum Classic combined championship.

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Jr. Bobcats beat M’boro, Harrogate

The Bobcats closed out the final Junior League game on Log Mountain’s natural grass Tuesday night with a 35-0 win over Middlesboro. Beginning next year all the Bell County football teams will be playing on brand new turf field.Tuesday it was half back Hunter Bailey getting the Bobcats got on the board with a 26-yard touchdown. Dawson Woolum then added the PAT for a quick 7-0 lead. Bell County’s defense forced a three and out, and the offense scored again on a three-play...

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Spurrier, Gamecocks up next for UK

The Ole Ball Coach is coming to town this weekend.He will be coaching his 3-2 Gamecocks, who are coming a heartbreaking 21-20 home loss to Missouri, against the 3-1 Wildcats on Saturday night in Lexington. Things aren’t going very well in the South Carolina camp as his team is now unranked after high preseason Top 10 expectations.But the 69-year-old coach, who once guided Florida to the 1996 national title, has a lot of success in beating the Wildcats over the year...

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Lady Cats down Harlan 3-1

The Bell County Lady Cats showed some flashes of dominance in Monday’s 25-10, 18-25, 25-18, 25-12 district win over Harlan.Seniors led the way as Morgan Mills had 29 service points in the match while Katie Jarvis racked up 17 kills. Junior Mikayla Goodin was also strong at the net with nine kills with Grace Barnett, Elizabeth Mills and Katrina Johnson adding two kills apiece.“The team played well, everybody did their job,” Lady Cat coach Tom Allen said....

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Bobcats blank Wayne Co., 19-0

A strong defensive effort carried the Bell County Bobcats to a 19-0 win over Wayne County in the district opener for both teams on Friday.“We knew it was going to be an ugly game and we weren’t going to look good at times. But we made enough plays defensively to keep us in the game,” Bobcat coach Wayne Mills said. “We scored once on defense and our offense was able to put a few points on the board. Our defense was playing so well I knew it wouldn’t tak...

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Pikeville stops Jackets, 31-20

Ben Maynard ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns to lead Pikeville to a 31-20 win over the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets on Friday.“You have to credit them, they’re a great football team,” MHS coach Zach Massengill said. “They’re a 1A contender, I really believe that. They’ve got some nice kids and they’re going to do some special things this year.”

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Pineville falls to Claiborne

Turnovers were a contributing factor on Friday as the Pineville Mountain Lions dropped a decision to the Claiborne Bulldogs, 45-0.“I was disappointed in the way our kids came out and played,” said Pineville head coach Bart Elam. “After a big rivalry game last week, put all kinds of points on the board, we felt like we could do a lot of things against them offensively and defensively, and…we didn’t execute well.”“I don’t thi...

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Soccer Jackets earn 1st win

The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets knocked off Knox Central 2-1 on Thursday to capture their first win of the season.“It’s great for the kids and it’s great for us as a team because we’ve been working hard. We’re trying to work on our individual skills and it’s starting to show a little bit,” said MHS soccer coach Tim Millett. “We had a lot of shots on goal and a lot of opportunities that I felt like we should have capitalized on. But I&#...

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