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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Logan’s Ilderton all-state selection in Class AAA

Logan High junior standout Peyton Ilderton helped lead her team back to the girls’ state basketball tournament.

The Lady Wildcats advanced to the Class AAA semifinals before falling to Fairmont Senior. Ilderton was named to the West Virginia all-state first team today following an outstanding season.

She scored 21.5 points a game for the Wildcats, to go with 6.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 3.5 steals a game.

Teammate Jill Tothe, a senior was an honorable mention.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Lady Cavs fall in slugfest; LCC hammers Harlan

Jenkins’ rally against Leslie County came up just short, as the Lady Cavaliers dropped a 14-13 game on the road Wednesday night.

Alexis Richie, Brianna Turner and Madison Polly each drove in a pair of runs as Jenkins fell to 8-12. Jessica Thacker and Anna Eldridge added an RBI each.

Kristin Thacker was the losing pitcher.

At Hyden


JK (8-12)……201  125   2 – 13-  5-3

LC (10-12)…024  215   x – 14-16-6


WP – Lauren Turner

LP – Kristin Thacker

Hitting:  Alexis Richie 2b ,1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Brianna Turner 3-bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Madison Polly 4-bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Jessica Thacker 1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI; Anna Eldridge 1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Jenkins.


Letcher Central…15


Letcher Central erupted for 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 15-0 win over Harlan in a game played at Cougar Field on Tuesday night.

Winning pitcher Alyssa Nicely as the Lady Cougars improved to 15-6. Abigail McDougal had a big game offensively with a home run and triple while scoring twice and driving in three runs. Chloe Wampler had two hits, including a triple, scored two runs, and batted in one. Raygan Anderson doubled in two runs.

At Ermine


HR (0-10)…….000 –  0-  1-1

LC (15-6)….(11)31 – 15-12-0


WP – Alyssa Nicely

LP – Mallory McNeil

Hitting: Abigail McDougal HR, 3b, 2r, 3 RBI; Chloe Wampler 3b, 1b, 2r, 1 RBI; MacKenzie Nantz 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Raygan Anderson 2b, 1r, 2 RBI, Letcher Central.


Tug Valley…2

Man pitcher Morgan Cooper won her ninth game and belted a home run in the process as the Lady Billies beat Tug Valley, 9-2, in a home game played on Tuesday night.

Cooper also singled and drove in two runs. Jacklyn Barnett collected three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored two times. Olivia Ramsey singled in one run and scored.

Amelya Wellman had an RBI single for the Lady Panthers, who dropped to 9-7.

At Man


TV (9-7)…001  010  0 – 2-4-3

MN (9-1)…123  000  x – 6-9-3


WP – Morgan Cooper

LP – Kinna Justice

Hitting: Amelya Wellman 1b, 1 RBI; Haleigh Muncy 1r; McKynnli Farley 1r, Tug Valley; Morgan Cooper HR, 1b, 2 RBI; Jacklyn Barnett 2-2b, 1b, 2r; Olivia Ramsey 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Man.



Sissonville snapped a one-all tie with a four-run, bottom of the third inning, outbreak to pull away from Logan, 10-1, in a game played on Tuesday night.

Emma Vinson suffered the loss as the Lady Wildcats dropped to 3-7.

Ashley Conley had an RBI single, and Chloe Bryant singled and scored the lone run for Logan.

At Sissonville


LG (3-7)….001  00 –  1-  6-1

SV (6-2)….014  5x – 10-16-1


WP – Madison Legg

LP – Emma Vinson

Hitting: Ashlyn Conley 1b, 1 RBI; Chloe Bryant 1b, 1r, Logan.

Harlan County….3


Jenkins’ pitcher Kristin Thacker was solid, but the Lady Cavaliers struggled at the plate as Harlan County scored a 3-0 win on Tuesday night.

Anna Eldridge single for the only hit for the Lady Cavaliers.

At Harlan


LP – Kristin Thacker

Hitting: Anna Eldridge 1b, Jenkins.

Johnson Central..14

Martin County…..1

Johnson Central’s Randi Delong belted a home run, doubled, and knocked in six runs to power the Lady Eagles to a 14-1 win over Martin County on Tuesday night.

Clara Blair walked, scored, and added three RBIs. Mayson Delong singled, walked twice and scored four runs.

Kendall Hall singled, walked two times and scored three runs. Chloe VanHoose was the winning pitcher.

At Paintsville


WP – Chloe VanHoose

Hitting: Randi Delong HR, 2b, 6 RBI; Clara Blair bb, 1r, 3 RBI; Mayson Delong 1b, 2-bb, 4r, 1 RBI; Kendal Hall 1b, 2-bb, 3r, Johnson Central.

Magoffin Co……10


Magoffin County pitcher Holly Handshoe pitched a shutout as the Lady Hornets defeated Prestonsburg, 10-0, in a home game played on Tuesday night.

Handshoe blasted a home run, scored twice, and had a pair of RBIs. Katie Howard doubled in one run and Ashlyn Patrick batted in two runs.

At Salyersville


WP – Holly Handshoe

Hitting: Holly Handshoe HR, 2r, 2 RBI; Katie Howard 2b, 1 RBI; Ashlyn Patrick 1b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI, Magoffin County.

Pike Central….17

Mingo Central…1

Pike Central’s offense erupted against host Mingo Central as the Lady Hawks cruised to a 17-1 win in a road game played on Tuesday night.

Sydnee Lowe belted a home run, singled, and drove in five runs to lead the offense. Dailey Damron doubled and added three RBIs. Emalie Tackett had three hits, including a home run. She scored four runs and batted in two. Kaden Hess had two singles, walked, and scored three runs.

Lilly Blackburn was the winning pitcher.

At Newtown


WP – Lilly Blackburn

Hitting: Sydnee Lowe HR, 1b, 5 RBI; Dailey Damron 2b, 1r, 3 RBI; Emalie Tackett HR, 2-1b, bb, 4r, 2 RBI; Kaden Hess 2-1b, bb, 3r, 1 RBI, Pike Central.



Pikeville pitcher Emily Ford struck out 15 batters as the Lady Panthers went on the road to Paintsville and earned a 5-2 win in a game played on Tuesday night.

Ginna Jones singled, scored and knocked home two runs as Pikeville won its 21st game. Isabella Rose doubled in one run and Ford had two singles and one RBI. Kelcie Adams had three hits and scored. Shana Ray added two singles and knocked in one run.

Taylor Hannah doubled twice and scored twice for the Lady Tigers. Chessa Collins singled in one run and Laney Bledsoe added an RBI.

Chloe Hannah took the loss.

At Paintsville


WP – Emily Ford

LP – Chloe Hannah

Hitting: Ginna Jones 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Isabella Rose 2b, 1 RBI; Emily Ford 2-1b, 1 RBI; Shana Ray 2-1b, 1 RBI; Kelcie Adams 3-1b, 1r, Pikeville; Taylor Hannah 2-2b, 2r; Chessa Collins 1b, 1 RBI; Laney Bledsoe 1 RBI, Paintsville.

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