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Jackets visit Hazard for All ‘A’ sectional

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Middlesboro heads to Hazard tonight for an All “A” sectional. The winner will advance to State All “A” Classic at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington on May 3-4.Hazard (11-5) is the 14th Regional All “A” champion for the eighth straight season. They cruised through their regional tournament with a 7-0 win over Buckhorn, and ten-run wins over Wolfe County (14-4), Lee County (16-3) and Cordia (13-0 in the championship game.


Daily Bible Thought — April 18

Accepting Jesus’ death gives me life.You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. — Ephesians 2:1

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Today in History — April 18

By the Associated PressToday is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a “Washateria”) was opened by John F. Cantrell in Fort Worth, Texas; four electric washing machines were rented to members of the public on an hourly basis.On this date:In 1775, Paul...

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Lady ‘Splitters blast 3 HRs in sweep at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. — The Lady Railsplitters used three home runs and a pair of dazzling pitching performances to sweep the Mars Hill Lions in South Atlantic Conference softball action on Wednesday.Sophomore Samantha Smith twirled a complete-game three-hitter in a 3-0 victory in game one, while junior Amanda Snow blasted a game-tying home run in the top of the seventh and made a sterling relief effort to key a 5-4 win in eight innings in game two. Lincoln Memorial University (26-...

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Lady Lions dominant in district play

It’s all coming together for the Pineville Lady Mountain Lions. They finished as 51st District runners up last season and made their return to the 13th Region Tournament. This year they’ve been at their best against district opponents and followed up Wednesday’s 10-0 win over Knox Central with a 10-0 win over Barbourville.The Lady Lions are all but assured of being the number one seed for the district tournament, which they will be hosting this year.

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Young to NBA, Calipari awaits other decisions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has been too busy promoting his latest book to reflect on last week’s NCAA championship game loss to Connecticut.Calipari must first deal with several issues, the most pressing of which is the futures of several of his highly touted freshmen. Some clarity began to emerge Thursday, when guard James Young became the first to announce that he will enter the NBA draft, leaving forward Julius Randle and twin ...

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Bell’s Morris makes junior All-Star team

Bell County standout Maci Morris is among the 18 players named to the Kentucky Junior All-Star girls’ team, which was announced on Wednesday.The team will represent Kentucky in games against junior teams from Indiana on June 6 in Indianapolis and June 7 in Lexington.Morris, who has committed to the University of Kentucky, is considered on of the nation’s top 50 players in the Class of 2015. The 6-0 guard will also enter next season as one of the favorites for...

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Principals report to board

Middlesboro Independent School principals reported to the school board earlier this week at the regular monthly meeting.Dr. Anthony Maxwell with Middlesboro Elementary School took the time to thank all of the volunteers throughout the school district for making Read Across America such a huge success. Maxwell also told the board and those in attendance about Nashville based author Helen Hemphill visiting the school. Hemphill not only donated books to the school, she came and had se...

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