Former Belfry athlete, coach and principal retiring Kyle Lovern
My how time flies by. Sort of like Rod Varney flew by the competition back in the early 1960s as a quarterback and sprinter for the Belfry Pirates.
Fast forward 49 years later, to when Varney graduated from Belfry to his last days as principal at his alma mater.
Varney was born and raised up Road Fork (now Forest Hills), not far from where the new Belfry High School complex now sits.
While at Belfry, Va...
Shelby Valley has new coach; AAU tourney; Rawlins leaves WVU Kyle’s Korner …
There has been a lot of speculation on who was going to get the head coaching position at Shelby Valley High School the last few weeks.
That announcement came last week when Harlan County native Jim Hicks was named as the basketball coach for the Wildcats. He had been coaching at Grant County in northern Kentucky. In past years he had also coached at Bath, Owsley and Greenup Counties. He was also a former assistant at ...
Pirates whip Bulldogs for first time on the road Kyle Lovern Sports Editor LOUISA Pirates whip Bulldogs for first time on the road
LOUISA, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates whipped the Lawrence County Bulldogs 7-1 Thursday evening in high school baseball action.
This is the first time Belfry has ever beaten Lawrence County on their home field and only the second time they had ever beaten the Bulldogs, according to longtime scorekeeper Bennett West.
The win evened Belfry’s record to 15-15 an...
Hagy confident heading into district tourney Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. – Despite a subpar season, Belfry head baseball coach Michael Hagy is confident heading into the 60 th District tournament next Monday which will be played at the BHS field at Goody.
“I like our chances,” Hagy said. “We have to win with pitching and defense. We can’t compete if we don’t have good pitching.”
“We don’t hit very good as a team,” Hagy added. Belfry has lost several close games thi...
Mingo Central qualifies for state track meet Kyle Lovern
After their showing in the recent Class AA regional track meet, Mingo Central has qualified for several events in the state tournament which will be held this Friday and Saturday at Laidley Field in Charleston.
The Miner’s 4 x 100 relay team of Dakweon Willis, Austin Banks, Alex Lee and Garrett Moore qualified for the state meet.
Lee, a junior sprinter, also qualifies for both the 100 meter and the 200 me...
Top prep prospect Wiggins to become a Jayhawk
HUNTINGTON (AP) — Top basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins will play his college basketball at Kansas.
The 6-foot-8 Toronto native signed a letter-of-intent Tuesday, choosing the Jayhawks over Kentucky, North Carolina and Florida State.
The ceremony ended the frenzied pursuit of the Huntington Prep star, who averaged 23.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game this season.
Rather than turn his announcement into a spectacle, Wiggins wanted ...
Belfry beats Allen Central on the diamond Kyle Lovern
ALLEN, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates improved their record to 14-15 with a 4-1 road victory over Allen Central Monday evening.
Belfry took an early lead in the bottom of the opening inning. With one out, Reed Williamson reached first base on an error by third baseman Tanner Hamilton. Williamson then scored on 2-out single to left field by Joey Duty. Eli Huddle followed with single to left, but the Pirates couldn...
Andrew Wiggins chooses Kansas HUNTINGTON - Huntington Prep basketball star Andrew Wiggins finally made his announcement on where he will play his college basketball this coming season. In a private ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Huntington at St. Joe High School, he told the world he would attend Kansas.
He had narrowed his choices to Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Florida State. Many were surprised at his choice. There were those diehard UK fans that thought he wo...
Belfry outslugs East Carter in 10-7 win Kyle Lovern
The Belfry Pirates outslugged East Carter 10-7 at J.P. Kouns Field at East Carter on Saturday.
East Carter took the lead in the bottom of the 1 st inning after Jacob Coleman doubled to center with one out. Then Austin Wells walked and Cody McDavid singled to short right field, loading bases. That’s when Cole Braggs brought in two runs with a single to right. Derek Keller smacked an RBI triple in the gap to...
Wiggins to announce school choice For several months, Huntington Prep’s Andrew Wiggins has been on the radar, with basketball fans wondering where he will attend college.
The speculation is about to end. Today (Tuesday) Wiggins is supposed to make his decision public. Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford announced that Wiggins, the nation’s No. 1 prospect, will sign his National Letter of Intent at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in a closed ceremony at Huntington St. Joe.
Wiggins is exp...
Panther lose to Billies, swept in sectionals Kyle Lovern
MAN — The Man High School baseball completed a swept of the Tug Valley Panthers to win the Class A sectional title on Friday at Man’s Dr. Juan Nordelo Field.
Man had beaten the Panthers on Thursday and won again on Friday night, 16-1, in a mercy-shortened game.
Man (7-21), winners of four straight games, will now advance to regional play on May 21 at Valley Fayette against the Greyhounds (20-5). Valley be...
Belfry releases 2013 football schedule Kyle Lovern
GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirate football team will be putting some miles on the buses this year as they head to Knoxville, Tennessee and to Pulaski County in south central Kentucky.
Coach Philip Haywood released the schedule on Friday after finalizing contracts with the last couple of schools on the slate.
Belfry will open the season as usual in the Pike County Bowl at home hosting Somerset, Ky.
Prestonsburg Blackcats nip Belfry Pirates 4-3 Kyle Lovern
PRESTONSBUR, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates lost another close game on the road at Prestonsburg falling 4-3 on Thursday evening.
The Blackcats held a 4-0 lead heading into the final inning when Belfry rallied for three runs, but that is all they could muster and lost another heartbreaker.
In the top of the 7th inning, with one out, Belfry’s Zack Francisco singled to right field and then Reed Williamson walked. ...
Alex Lee runs well in regional track meet Kyle Lovern
CHARLESTON – Mingo Central finished No. 8 as a team in the Class AA regional track event held Friday at Laidley Field in Charleston, however junior Alex Lee did well as an individual sprinter.
Lee finished 4 th in the 100 meters with a time of 11.66 and 2 nd in the 200 meters with a time of 23.83 and may have a chance to qualify for the state tournament.
The Mingo Central 4 x 100 relay team finished thi...
Mingo’s Austin Banks signs with Alderson-Broaddus Kyle Lovern
Mingo Central all-state guard Austin Banks is heading to Alderson-Broaddus to further his education and to play basketball.
The 5-10 guard was a third team Class AA All-State player this past season for coach Brad Napier’s squad. He was also a first team Daily News All-State player the past two seasons.
Banks averaged 17 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals a game for the Miners.