Local Sports 1-28-2013

Highland Elementary Competes in KBA 6th Grade State Tournament

Congratulations to the Highland Elementary 6th grade basketball team on their performance in the 2013 KBS 6th Grade State Tournament. In Round 1 (Friday Night), Highland defeated Lexington Catholic 42-17. In Round 2 (Saturday morning), Highland defeated Mount Vernon 29-23. Round 3 (Saturday afternoon), Highland defeated Woodford Co 34-24. Round 4 (Saturday Night), Highland defeated East Oldham 48-25. That set up HES a spot in the Elite 8 on Sunday morning. Highland faced off with Lebanon, but came up a little short in the end. Final score Lebonon 42 Highland 35. Again Congratulations to ALL the players on their hard work and dedication. 

H.S. Girls Basketball


Sheldon Clark 52 vs. Johnson Central 45
Magoffin County 56 vs. Paintsville 38    
Pikeville 64 vs. East Ridge 60    
Jenkins 72 vs. Hazard 67    


Johnson Central - at Powell County - 7:30 PM
Paintsville - at Allen Central - 7:30 PM
Boyd County -     at Sheldon Clark - 7:30 PM
Magoffin County - at Lawrence County - 7:30 PM
Pikeville - at Letcher County Central - 7:30 PM
East Ridge - at Prestonsburg -     7:30 PM
Morgan County - at Bath County - 7:30 PM
Pike County Central - at Betsy Layne - 7:30 PM

H.S. Boys Basketball


Johnson Central 61 vs.Knox Central 47 - US Energy Showcase (at North Laurel)
Paintsville 70 vs. Wolfe County 56        
Sheldon Clark 56 at Phelps 25
Newport Central Catholic 49 vs.Knott County Central     44 - Touchstone Energy All "A" Classic
Ashland Blazer     73 at Fairview     60            
Greenup County 51 vs. Betsy Layne 49    


Magoffin County - at Prestonsburg - 7:30 PM
Rowan County     - at Fleming County - 7:30 PM

UK Men's Basketball

UK 75 LSU 70

Well another game, another sigh of relief for UK basketball fans, as the CATS held on Saturday over LSU 75-70 from Rupp Arena. It got tight down the stretch as we've come to expect with these CATS as LSU's Anthony Hickey hit a 3 point basket, to cut UK's lead to 70-68 with 1:01 to play. Then with the score 71-70 UK, Kyle Wiltjer is fouled with 3.1 seconds to go and he hits two free throws to make it 73-70. Alex Poythress who played a wonderful game also hit two more free throws to ice the game and UK hangs on to beat LSU 75-70. Alex Poythress with his first double double and leads UK with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Nerlens was once again terrific around the basket. Noel had 10 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks. Archie Goodwin chipped in with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Ryan Harrow was the fourth Cat in double figures with 11. LSU's Anthony Hickey, the former Mr. Basketball had 15 points for the Tigers. UK is now 13-6 on the season, while LSU falls to 10-7.