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Jackets roll to 48-10 win over Harlan

A strong Middlesboro rushing attack was too much for Harlan as the visiting Dragons lost to the Yellow Jackets 48-10 on Friday.“I thought it was a good win for us,” said Middlesboro head coach Zach Massengill. “We felt like we could run the football.”The senior running back duo of Ryan Pittman and Seth Barton created a majority of the plays offensively. Pittman rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns on six carries. Barton added 148 yards and tw...

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Bobcats answer the bell

On a night when tensions ran high on Log Mountain the Bobcats took control of their game against Knox Central with a pair of long touchdown drives in the second half and held on for a 15-6 win over the Panthers.“Our kids showed a lot of character, showed a lot of poise,” Bell County coach Wayne Mills said. “There was a fight about them. It was about bloodying your knuckles, going down in the back alley and coming out on top and our kids responded. I’m very p...

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Lions take care of Lynn Camp, 57-6

Striking quickly and striking often the Pineville Mountain Lions celebrated their Hall of Fame weekend with a 57-6 romp over Lynn Camp Friday night.Sophomore receiver Will Adams caught three passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Bradley Fuson and Lawrence Simpson both ran for two scores while Robbie Miller and Jordan Wombles both also found paydirt on the ground.

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Friday’s prep football scores

The Associated PressFootballAdair Co. 42, Monroe Co. 14Anderson Co. 36, Mercer Co. 0Beechwood 42, Franklin Co. 13Bell Co. 15, Knox Central 6Bellevue 50, Carroll Co. 14Bethlehem 41, Trimble Co. 16Betsy Layne 44, Knott Co. Central 0Boyle Co. 28, George Rogers Clark 7Butler Co. 40, Grayson Co. 12Caldwell Co. 55, Fort Campbell 7Campbell Co. 48, Conner 28Ca...

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MMS rallies past Bell, 34-33

Drake Thomas threw for two touchdowns, Isaiah Williams ran for two and the Middlesboro Middle School Yellow Jackets came from behind to beat Bell County 34-22 on Thursday.Bell’s Tanner Asher ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. He got the scoring started with a 47-yard run around the left side. Isaac Collett passed to Ryan Stepp for the conversion and the Bobcats had an 8-0 lead with 2:30 to play in the first quarter.Middlesboro answered right back...

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Idol honored at Bell-MHS game

Jay Compton|Daily NewsThe late Billy Joe Idol was recognized for his over 50 years of service as a high school sports official at halftime of last Friday’s Middlesboro-Bell County football game. An MHS graduate, Idol served in the US Army from 1953-55 with the 49th Infantry Division. He started officiating football games when he returned to Middlesboro and later added basketball, baseball and volleyball to his resume. Pictured are Friday’s referee Darrell Wilson and 13t...

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Wildcats stay focused during bye

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky players are determined to keep their edge during their short break.The Wildcats (2-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) have a bye this week before hosting Vanderbilt on Sept. 27. They want to build on what worked in the triple-overtime loss at Florida with an emphasis on finishing things against the Commodores, and ending a 17-game conference losing streak dating back to the 2011 season.Kentucky coach Mark Stoops likes how players have moved o...

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Lady Railsplitters rout Tigers 5-1

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Sophomore forward Michelle Hunter netted two goals and junior Maddy Nagy added a pair of assists as the Lady Railsplitters claimed a 5-1 win over the Georgetown Tigers in non-conference action at the LMU Soccer Complex on Wednesday.The win marks the first time in program history that Lincoln Memorial has defeated the Tigers (0-5), ending a 0-3 drought in the first match-up between the two teams since 1995.The Lady Railsplitters (2-2) have struggl...

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Vols work on pass protection

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Now that Tennessee has found its quarterback, the Volunteers must figure out how to protect him.After using three different starting quarterbacks last season, the Vols have gained stability from the improved production and leadership of Justin Worley, who won a three-way competition for the job in training camp. Worley’s biggest problem thus far has been finding enough time to throw.

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Unbeaten Panthers next for Bell

Bell County has a quick turnaround after their first loss of the season and another tough rivalry game on the table as they host Knox Central on Friday.“We can’t define our season by a loss to Middlesboro. There’s a lot of football left to play and I’m sure Middlesboro feels the same way,” Bobcat coach Wayne Mills said. “For us, we learned a lot about ourselves after that loss and being in that loud atmosphere like we’re going to see down t...

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Lions set to host Lynn Camp

The Pineville Mountain Lions are preparing to host Lynn Camp and this Friday is a special day as the school will be honoring it’s 2014 Hall of Fame class, made up of former PHS students and athletes.“We always enjoy having the alumni back and it’s really special to honor these guys that have put on the jersey before as well as boosters that have helped the program out for years and years,” Mountain Lion coach Bart Elam said. “Pineville is tight-knit co...

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