College Football Playoff to replace BCS Ralph D. Russo
AP College Football Writer
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff.
The BCS conference commissioners announced the name of the new postseason system that starts in 2014 on Tuesday, the first of three days of meetings at a resort hotel in the Rose Bowl’s backyard.
They also will choose the remaining three sites for the six-bowl semifinal rotation in the new sy...
Ralph D. Russo AP College Football WriterAssociated Press
Railsplitters win first SAC title FOREST CITY, N.C. — Freshman Wes Todd capped the Railsplitters’ magical run in the conference tournament by hurling a complete game on Sunday afternoon, leading fifth-seeded Lincoln Memorial to a 9-4 victory over sixth-seeded Carson-Newman in the championship game of the 2013 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference baseball tournament.
Todd’s performance put the finishing touches on a day that saw the Railsplitters overcome a loss to the Eagles...
Jackets blast Harlan, 14-1 John Middleton
Harlan Daily Enterprise
Harlan hung with defending 52nd District champion Middlesboro for three innings Monday, the final three innings weren’t as kind to the Green Dragons. Middlesboro reeled off 13 runs after the third inning to pull away for a 14-1 victory.
The visiting Yellow Jackets scored first, with one run in the opening inning.
Jake Brock singled to start the offense. Brock stole second base and scored when Bri...
John Middleton Harlan Daily EnterpriseThe Middlesboro Daily News
Boggs pitches Bears past Bobcats Jay Compton
Tyler Boggs pitched a four-hitter while striking out 12 and James Bond drove in two runs on three hits to lead the Harlan County Black Bears to a 7-0 win at Bell County on Monday.
It was a far cry from last season when the Bobcats were outscored 52-1 in to games against Harlan County. But after getting singles from Dylan Cox and Aaron Jenkins in the first inning, Bell was held to just four base runners the rest...
Jay Compton Sports EditorThe Middlesboro Daily News
Lady Jackets go 3-1 in tourney Ray Welch|Daily News
Middlesboro senior second baseman Tiffany Howeron stretches to haul in a high throw and force a Leslie County runner out at second base during action in Saturday’s game at the Billy Joe Idol Memorial Tournament. The Lady Jackets dropped a 5-1 decision to Harlan County, but came back to post a 15-0 win over Barbourville, a 10-1 win over Harlan and a 7-5 win over Leslie County in the tournament. Middlesboro (11-3) hosts P...
Wildcat freshmen look forward to second season Gary Graves
AP Sports Writer
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s freshmen fell short of expectations in a disappointing season, and those returning are looking forward to using their experience to help the next crop of highly touted Wildcats avoid suffering the same fate.
Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress said Monday they’re looking forward to fulfilling their potential, and helping others do the same.
Despite promising rookie momen...
LMU men win SAC tennis championship ROCK HILL, S.C. — Freshman Guilherme Rocha broke a 4-4 tie with a three-set triumph at No. 6 singles to lift the Lincoln Memorial University men’s tennis team past Wingate for the 2013 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship on Saturday. It’s the Railsplitters’ earned second league title over the past four seasons, as they also stepped to the podium in 2010.
Lincoln Memorial (14-5) won despite facing a 2-1 deficit after doubles pla...
Lady ‘Splitters stay alive with 9-5 win over Carson-Newman SALISBURY, N.C. — The Lady Railsplitters didn’t waste any time sulking after dropping a 2-1 decision to Tusculum in their first game at the South Atlantic Conference Tournament. Instead, they blasted three home runs on Friday on the way to a 9-5 win over Carson-Newman in an elimination game. They .
The loss ends Carson-Newman’s season with a 30-18 record. Lincoln Memorial (30-21) stays alive in the tournament to face seventh seed Wingate.
Bobcats ride fast start to 9-2 win over PHS Jay Compton
Dylan Cox struck out 13 in a complete game four-hitter, Bell County put up seven runs over the first two innings and the Bobcats went on to a 9-2 win over Pineville on Thursday.
Cox held the Mountain Lions to just two runs on four hits over seven innings while striking out 13, walking two and hitting a batter to earn the win.
The Bobcats got two-run doubles from Caleb Smith and Jacob Rose while Austin North a...
Jay Compton Sports EditorThe Middlesboro Daily News
Lady Panthers split at Scott Staff report
The Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers split a pair of five-inning games against the Scott Highlanders on Thursday, dropping the opener 5-4 then pounding out 14 hits on the way to a 13-4 win in game two.
Game one saw Scott put up three runs in the bottom of the first before the Lady Panthers chipped away. Olivia Price doubled home Chelsey Williams in the second inning. Then Cumberland Gap got singles from Lindsey Elliott and Gena L...
Jackets sweep South Laurel The Middlesboro boys’ tennis team ran their record to 10-2 on Thursday as they took all nine matches from South Laurel. Meanwhile, the Lady Jackets improved to 11-0 with a 5-1 win over the Lady Cardinals.
In boys’ singles it was Middlesboro’s Micah Robbins downing South’s Austin Phelps 8-3 while senior J.P. Maiden blanked Ben McDonald 8-0 at number two singles. Jacket Eric Francis edged out Ben Tonkel 8-6, Owen Collins beat Ethan Carnahan 8...
Rain postpones SAC baseball tournament FOREST CITY, N.C. — The fifth-seeded Railsplitters’ matchup against third-seeded Tusculum College in the 2013 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament, which was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, has been moved to Saturday due to inclement weather throughout the area for the remainder of the day. As of press time, the adjusted start time of that game is yet to be decided.
The Railsplitters are in the winner’s bracket after...
LMU men to SAC finals after beating Anderson 5-3 ROCK HILL, S.C. — For the second straight season the Lincoln Memorial University men’s tennis team earned a spot in the championship match of the South Atlantic Conference Championship, as the Railsplitters knocked off top-seeded Anderson, 5-3, on Friday.
The Railsplitters (13-5) are set to take on the No. 3 Wingate for the conference title at 9 a.m. today at the Rock Hill Tennis Complex. The Railsplitters and Bulldogs played for the tourna...