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Corbin edges Bobcats 21-20 in OT

CORBIN —It took overtime and a risky blitz on the final play, but the Redhounds managed to stop a Bell County two-point conversion pass and pull out a 21-20 win over Bobcats on Friday. The victory is Corbin’s first over Bell since 2003 and gives them home field advantage through the Class 3A playoffs as the District 4 champions.“I’m proud of our kids and I still think we’ve got a good football team. Hats off to Corbin, they played a great football game...

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Lions fall to Harlan on late FG

Boone Allison’s 25-yard field goal snuck just inside the left upright with three seconds to play to lift the Harlan Green Dragons to a 23-21 win over Pineville on Friday in the annual Battle of U.S. 119.The Mountain Lions had taken a 21-20 lead with 2:58 to play when Tucker Woolum hooked up with a wide-open Keith Sexton for a 67-yard touchdown pass. It was Woolum’s third TD toss of the game and brought Pineville within 20-19. Woolum then found Will Adams, who had caught...

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Ads sink Jackets 27-14

A second half push wasn’t enough for Middlesboro on Friday as the Yellow Jackets saw their losing streak extend to four games with a 27-14 setback to Danville.“I thought we fought back in the second half,” said Middlesboro head coach Zach Massengill. “We had some really bad adversity. Our kids fought in the second half down to the final whistle.”The Jackets were able to hold the Admirals scoreless in the second half and put up 14 points of t...

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MHS holds senior night

The Middlesboro Lady Jacket volleyball team celebrated senior night on Thursday and then took on Lynn Camp. The Lady Wildcats got past MHS by the smallest of margins, winning by the final score of 22-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-22, 15-13.Middlesboro (5-23) will take on Harlan County in the first round of the 52nd District Tournament on Monday at Harlan. The host Lady Dragons play Bell County in the early semifinal starting at 6 p.m.Lynn Camp (17-10) plays host Knox Central in t...

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Lady Jackets on to region

Jay Compton|Daily NewsMiddlesboro freshman forward Avery Miracle takes the ball up the field during action against Knox Central earlier this seaosn. The Lady Jackets downed the Lady Panthers 8-1 in the first round of the 50th District Tournament before dropping a 3-1 decison to Oneida Baptist in Thursday’s championship game. Sophomore Sarah Slusher had four goals and one assist to lead MHS in their victory while Hannah Sorke, Makayla Prater, Katlyn Barnwell and Katrina Turner...

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OBI tops Jackets for district title

Jay Compton|Daily NewsMiddlesboro senior forward Andrew Vanover handles the ball during a regular season match against Knox Central. The Yellow Jackets lost to Oneida Baptist 6-0 in the Thursday’s 50th District championship game. Now 3-7 on the year, MHS will return to action in next week’s 13th Region Tournament.

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Lasley joins LMU Hall of Fame

Former Middlesboro High School golfer Greg Lasley has been inducted into the Lincoln Memorial University Athletes Hall of Fame. The ceremony was conducted October 11th, on campus during homecoming weekend festivities.

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Kentucky eager for high-stakes visit to LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Only a month ago, LSU ranked eighth in the nation and a mid-October home date with a Kentucky team that went 2-10 last season looked like a mere tuneup for ensuing clashes with Mississippi and Alabama.Much has changed.LSU (5-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) has plummeted out of the rankings because of losses in its first two league games. The Wildcats (5-1, 2-1), by contrast, are on the verge of cracking the AP Top 25 and remain in contention...

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Battle of 119

The Pineville Mountain Lions will be looking to defend their Battle of 119 trophy on Friday as they head to Harlan to face the Green Dragons. The game also is likely to determine who gets a home game to start the playoffs.The Lions snapped a 12-year losing streak against Harlan with a 50-0 win in last year’s meeting.

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Cats eye 9th title

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky’s John Calipari said the Wildcats are so deep it feels like he is coaching two teams.Besides returning six regulars from last year’s NCAA runner-up squad, the Wildcats added four high school All-Americans and begin another season with expectations of another championship.Their frontcourt returns 7-footers Willie Cauley-Stein and Dakari Johnson, along with forwards Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress.Twin 6-6 guards Aaron a...

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Bobcats win SEKC meet

Running well as the season winds down, the Bell County Bobcat cross country team recently won the Chuck Vitatoe Classic at Harlan County and followed that victory up by taking first place at the SEKC meet on Wednesday.Freshman Mitchell Miracle led the way by finishing first and second at the two races. At the Vitatoe Classic he completed the 5K course with a time of 17:14.97 to finish just over four seconds ahead of Whitley County’s Dalton Walden. Harlan County’s Steven...

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