SPORTS

Thursday February 27, 2014

 

The 53rd District Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament Championship Games are now set.   

The last 2 semi-final games were played Wednesday night at Knott County Central.  

In game 1, the #1 boys seed Knott County Central beat June Buchanan 86-38, Cameron Justice had 28, and in game 2, the #1 girls seed, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars overcame a sluggish game to squeeze by June Buchanan 46-44.  

The Lady Cougars were led by Sara Baker with 5-3's and 15 points.  

There are no games tonight in the 53rd District Tournament but the Girls championship game will be Friday at 7 as Letcher County Central takes on Knott County Central.   

The Boys district championship game will be Knott County Central against Cordia and will tip off at 7 on Saturday night.

Both championship games will be held in Hindman at Knott County Central.

The 14th Region Tournaments will be held next week with the Boys at Perry County Central and the Girls at Leslie County.

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The Cincinnati Reds won their Cactus League spring training season opener yesterday in Goodyear, Arizona 8-3 over the Cleveland Indians.  

The Reds and Indians will play again this afternoon at 3:05 eastern.  

Pregame begins at 2:50 today on your home for Reds Baseball in 2014, AM 920 WTCW.

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It's UK Wildcat basketball tonight on 103.9 The Bulldog.  The Cats will be home to play the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Tip off tonight is at 7 with Pre-Game at 5:30.

We'll bring you the game here on the Bulldog. 

 

Wednesday February 26, 2014

 

Night #2 of the 2014 53rd District Tournament was played at Knott County Central High School in Hindman last night.

In the 2 games broadcast live on the Bulldog, The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers lost to Knott County Central 72-52 to end their season at 17-12.  

The Lady Cavs were led by Whitney Creech, the state's leading scorer, with 33.  

Knott County Central advances to the District Finals on Friday to face either Letcher County Central or June Buchanan.  

Game two last night was the boys as Cordia ends the season for the Letcher County Central Cougars.  

The final was Cordia 66 LCC 45.  The Lions led by only 3 at Halftme but outscored the Cougars 46 to 28 in the 2nd half.  

Josh Owens led the Cougars with 24 points.  

The Cougars finish a solid season at 16-13 and it was the final game for the Seniors Josh Owens, Chippy Frazier and Kyler Lucas.

Cordia will now face either Knott County Central or June Buchanan for the district title on Saturday.  

Tonight the 53rd District Tournament continues with 2 more semi-final games. 

Game one at 6:00pm will be Knott County Central boys taking on June Buchanan and in game two around 7:30 the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars will face June Buchanan.  

The two winners advance to the District finals.  

We'll bring you both games tonight from Hindman.  

Our Pre-Game show begins at 5:30.

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LCCHS Cross Country and Track Star, Chase Cates, will be signing scholarship papers to run Cross Country and Track for Union College this Wednesday at 11:00am in the Library at Letcher County Central High School.

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The UK Wildcats will return to action Thursday night at home as they take on Arkansas.  

We'll bring you the game here on the Bulldog.  

Tipoff is at 7 with Pre-Game starting at 5:30.

 

Monday February 24, 2014

 

The Letcher County Central Dance Team  won 1st place in the open division of the state competition in Frankfort on Saturday.  

Congratulations LCC Dance Team!

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The Letcher County Central High School Archery Team 1 took 1st place and Team 2 took 2nd place in the Region 12 tournament this weekend at LCC.

The Boys took 8 of the top ten spots and the Girls took the 9 of the top 10 spots.

Congratulations to Sabrina Collins, who was the top female shooter overall and to Aaron Creech, who  finished 2nd over all.

Both LCC Archery team 1 and team 2 now advance to the state tournament to be held March 17 in Louisville.

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In the Grade School Regional Archery Tournament also held over the weekend, Martha Jane Potter won the elementary.

2nd place went to Cowan and 4th went to West Whitesburg.

Fleming Neon Middle School won the Middle school regionals.   

Letcher placed 2nd and Cowan was 3rd.

Congratulations to all the team and individual winners.

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The boys and girls basketball regular seasons have ended and now we get ready for post season action.

The 53rd District Tournament gets underway tonight with all games being played this week at Knott County Central in Hindman.

There will be 2 games tonight, 2 Tuesday and 2 Wednesday.   

The girls championship is Friday and the boys championship on Saturday.   

Tonight's 2 games are both play in games.

The winner of each will play the district #1 seeds, Letcher County Central Girls and Knott County Central Boys in the 2 games on Wednesday.

At 6:00pm tonight it's Jenkins against June Buchanan Boys and at 7:30 tonight it's June Buchanan against Cordia Girls.

We'll bring you both games tonight and the entire District Tournament live here on the Bulldog and at www.1039thebulldog.com.  

Tonight's pre-game will begin at 5:30.

CLICK HERE for the Girls 53rd District Tournament Bracket

CLICK HERE for the Boys 53rd District Tournament Bracket

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UK basketball won over LSU in OT on Saturday in Lexington 77-76 on a Julius Randle tip in.   

The 21-6 Cats will next face Arkansas on Thursday at Rupp Arena.  

Gametime is 7:00pm.  

Pre-game begins at 5:30 here on the Bulldog. 

 

Tuesday February 25, 2014

The 2014 53rd District Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament got underway last night at Knott County Central.  

In game featuring the boys, it was June Buchanan over Jenkins 62-42.   

June Buchanan will now advance to play #1 seed Knott County Central on Wednesday at 6:00pm.   

In game two last night featuring the girls June Buchanan beat Cordia 71-33.   

June Buchanan will advance to play #1 seed the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars Wednesday at 7:30pm.

Tonight we have 2 more games in the 53rd district tournament.  

Game one at 6:00pm will be girls #2 seed Knott County Central taking on #3 seed Jenkins.  

Game two at 7:30pm will be the boys as Cordia battles Letcher County Central.

We'll broadcast both games here on the Bulldog from Knott County Central in Hindman.  

Pre-Game begins at 5:30pm.

For full tournament brackets, visit our website and click on local sports.

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Other district scores from the 14th Region last night:
 
54 District Girls
Leslie County 60 Buckhorn 54
Perry County Central 65 Hazard 44

55th District Girls
Jackson City 70 Wolfe County 53
55th District Boys
Wolfe County 86 Riverside Christian 49

56th District Girls
Powell County 63 Estill County 47
56th District Boys
Estill County 67  Lee County 58

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Letcher County Central Coach Robert Hammonds has been named the 2014 KABC 14th Region Coach of the Year, as voted on by coaches.   

Justin Johnson of Perry County Central was named KABC 14th Region Player of the Year.

Congrats to both!

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LCCHS Cross Country and Track Star, Chase Cates, will be signing scholarship papers to run Cross Country and Track for Union College this Wednesday at 11:00am in the Library at Letcher County Central High School.

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The Letcher County Central High School Archery Team 1 took 1st place and Team 2 took 2nd place in the Region 12 tournament this weekend at LCC.  

Teams 1 and 2 advance to the KHSAA State Archery Tournament to be held in Louisville on March 17, 2014.

Martha Jane Potter received 1st place in the elementary Archery Region Tournament Saturday and Fleming Neon Middle School won the Middle school regionals.

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The Letcher County Central Dance Team  won 1st place in the open division of the state competition in Frankfort on Saturday.  

Congratulations LCC Dance Team!

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Letcher Middle Volleyball participated in the Shelby Damron Memorial Invitational Tournament over the weekend at John's Creek in Pike County.

They won the Championship trophy.

Teams in the tournament were Phelps, Pikeville, Johns Creek, Kimper, Feds Creek, Mullins, Valley, Dorton, Millard and Belfry.

Friday February 21, 2014

The Whitesburg Middle School boys basketball A team competed in the KBA state middle school tournament in Lexington this past weekend and finished in the final 8 of their region.

Whitesburg finished in the top 32 out of 80 middle schools.

Also, the Jackets competed in the BCI 7th grade State Tournament a couple weeks ago and finished state runner up.

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The Letcher County Central Cougar Boys got a win over Pike County Central 55-44 last night on senior night at LCC.  

Seniors Josh Owens, Kyler Lucas and Chippy Frazier along with 5 cheerleaders and 3 dance team members were recognized before the game.

Owens led the Cougars in scoring  with a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds.   Chippy Frazier added 13.

The Cougar boys have added an extra game to the schedule and will finish the regular season tonight as they play Oneida Baptist at home.  

The Mountaineers feature former Cougar player Sam Robinson and are coached by his dad David Robinson.  

Tonight's game times are different than normal with JV at 5 and Varsity at 6:30.

103.9 The Bulldog will broadcast the LCC-OBI boys game tonight.

Appalachian Wireless Pre-Game will begin at 6.

Jenkins boys lost to Buckhorn on the road last night 88-47.  The Cavaliers will play  Betsy Layne tonight at home to wrap up the regular season.

Also in boys action last night:

Hazard beat Breathitt County 76-50
Barbourville 81 Oneida Baptist 67
June Buchanan 67 Allen Central 46
Knott County Central beat Shelby Valley 73-61 and Whitley County over Harlan County 57-50.

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Girls high school scores from last night:

Jenkins blasted Pike County Central 89-51.  

The Lady Cavaliers will finish the regular season tonight at home against Betsy Layne in boys/girls doubleheader starting at 6.

Also Knott County Central beat Hazard 62-54 last night.  

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars have wrapped up the season at 19-7 and will play Wednesday of next week in the 53rd District Tournament.

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The 53rd District Boys & Girls Tournaments will be held next week, starting Monday, at Knott County Central.

There are 2 games on Monday, 2 on Tuesday, 2 Wednesday, the Girls championship on Friday and the Boys championship on Saturday.  

For matchups and brackets visit our website and click on local sports.

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Letcher County Central Boys and Girls will host the KHSAA Region 12 Archery Tournament, tomorrow, on Saturday.  

It all begins at 8:00am at LCC.

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The UK Wildcats are back in action tomorrow, Saturday, at home as they take on the LSU Tigers.  

Tipoff time is 4:00pm with Pre-Game at 2:30 Saturday afternoon here on the Bulldog.