Prestonsburg, KYwymt.com

Prestonsburg names new head basketball coach

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Former Knott Central assistant coach Casey Huff has been named head coach at Prestonsburg. Huff is a graduate of Harlan Independent and played basketball for Alice Lloyd College. Prestonsburg had a 9-14 record during the 2020-21 season.
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Salyersville, KYsalyersvilleindependent.com

UNITE holding 2 free regional basketball skills camps with Jarrod Polson

Operation UNITE will offer in-person Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball skills camps for youth throughout southern and eastern Kentucky on Monday, June 7, and Thursday, June 10. Former University of Kentucky point guard and four-time All-SEC Academic Team member Jarrod Polson – who was part of the 2011-12 National Championship squad – will conduct these free three-hour camps.
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Boyd County, KYDaily Independent

IN OUR VIEW: Unite behind good message

Operation UNITE’s free basketball camp is a terrific idea to push young people to sharpen their skills on the court as opposed to spending their time possibly getting into trouble. The event, which offers two versions — one at Magoffin County High School on Monday and the other at Boyd...
Floyd County, KYWTVQ

Prestonsburg High School announces new principal

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Ricky Thacker has been announced by Floyd County Schools Superintendent Danny Adkins as the new principal at Prestonsburg High School (PHS). Adkins comments, “We are excited to have Ricky become the lead administrator at PHS. He’ll be able to draw from his experience as a teacher and as an administrator as he steps into this new role. He has a great team to work with and we’re looking forward to hearing about great continued and new successes at PHS.”
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Jackson, KYwymt.com

Jackson City announces new boys’ basketball head coach

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - Jackson City announced the new boys’ basketball head coach, Sean Noble. Noble is a Jackson City alum and is excited to return home. “Yeah, I’m really excited. It’s going to be a challenge, we have a lot of work to do. So I’m excited to meet the boys and the families, to get back home, and go to work. I’m a firm believer in hard work and that’s what it’s going to take,” said Noble.
Magoffin County, KYWTVQ

UK star Polson, UNITE doing camps at Magoffin, Boyd

MAGOFFIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Operation UNITE will offer in-person Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball skills camps for youth throughout southern and eastern Kentucky on Monday, June 7, and Thursday, June 10. Former University of Kentucky point guard and four-time All-SEC Academic Team member Jarrod Polson – who was part...
Paintsville, KYPosted by
Paintsville Herald

R&R: Recreation and rebirth

After a tumultuous year with COVID-19 shutdowns putting a stop to events, wear and tear on facilities more than 50 years old and a devastating flood, the Paintsville Recreation Authority is looking to reinvent and revitalize its facilities, according to Director “Shoes” Hale. “As you know, last March when COVID...
Johnson County, KYPosted by
Paintsville Herald

JCBOE welcomes Willard Burton

Johnson County Schools released a statement on Thursday, Apr. 29 welcoming newly-appointed Dist. 4 Board Member Willard Burton and giving some background on Burton. In addition to being a Johnson Central High School graduate, the statement said, Willard has been involved with the school system for many years as an elementary basketball/football coach, middle school football coach, and has even assisted with high school basketball. Burton resides in Flat Gap along with his wife, Joanie, who retired from Johnson County Schools in 2018 after 15 years of service in the lunchroom program, according to the statement.
Berea, KYPosted by
Paintsville Herald

May signs with Berea

Johnson Central basketball now has a player committed to play in the college ranks as senior shooting guard Isaiah May signed his official letter of intent to play for Berea College on Monday afternoon. It has been a goal of May’s to play college basketball and now, he has achieved...
Floyd County, KYPosted by
Floyd Chronicle

Moore signs with Alice Lloyd College

EASTERN — Following an outstanding high school basketball career, Floyd Central senior Katie Moore is headed to the next level. Moore signed with nearby Alice Lloyd College during a ceremony held at Floyd Central High School on Tuesday, April 27. Moore was named the 2020/2021 KABC 15th Region Girls' Basketball...
Breathitt County, KYwymt.com

Breathitt County’s Austin Sperry returning for re-do year

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - Following a standout freshman year, Austin Sperry will play for four more years for the Bobcats. Sperry led the young team in scoring, with 383 points across all 23 games. Breathitt County finished the season 16-7, falling to Knott Central in the 14th Region Championship.
Berea, KYwymt.com

Johnson Central’s Isaiah May signs with Berea College basketball

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Golden Eagles senior Isaiah May will continue his basketball career in Berea next year. May was named the 15th Region Player of the year and averaged 16 points per game. He scored the game-winning point against East Ridge during the 15th region tournament finals. During his...
Langley, KYwymt.com

Floyd Central’s Katie Jo Moore signs with Alice Lloyd basketball

LANGLEY, Ky. (WYMT) - 15th Region Player of the Year Katie Jo Moore made her commitment official, signing with Alice Lloyd College basketball on Tuesday. Moore lead Floyd Central with 18.1 points per game to go along with eight rebounds per game. The senior was also named third-team all-state this season by the Herald-Leader. In addition, she was a member of the WYMT Mountain Classic All-Tournament team.
Jackson, KYwymt.com

Jackson City’s boys’ basketball head coach resigns

(WYMT) - Jackson City’s boys’ basketball head coach Kyle Pertuset announced he has resigned on Friday. Pertuset took over at Jackson City for the 2018-19 season. After a 7-21 season in year one, he led the Tigers to a 15-14 record during the 2019-20 season, the first winning season for the Tigers since the 2005-06 season when Jackson City went 17-12 and made it to the 14th Region championship game.
Prestonsburg, KYPosted by
Floyd Chronicle

‘Get out and live’: Jerry Baker stays active through the years

As individuals begin to get older, it becomes easier to just sit around and become lazy, as opposed to living an active lifestyle. However, for individuals who see themselves creeping towards that 50 or 60 year old, and beyond, bench mark, it can be even easier to fall into that lax behavior. For Prestonsburg resident Jerry Baker, that lifestyle was just something he couldn’t be happy with.