Perry Central draws with Pikeville 1-1

Perry Central’s Shawn Huff makes a move against Pikeville’s Alex Chang Tuesday evening. The Comadores drew with the Panthers 1-1.

A look at the 2017 2018 UPike roster
By Randy White
Sports Editor

Each summer, Kelly Wells puts the final touches on his incoming recruiting class at UPike. This season, Wells welcomes 10 new Bear recruits. He has a mixture of freshman recruits and transfer signees. He will also welcome back one redshirt freshman who didn’t see action last season and four returnees.

Fields Right time right place

By Randy White
Sports Editor

Jacob Fields is coming to UPike at the right time.
The Hazard native is a transfer junior with the Bears this season.
“There’s big excitement in the football program right now,” Fields said. “These guys all got championship rings last year. It’s a program on the rise. All of the guys here this summer seem hungry. So far coming in as a transfer has been a cool experience. I can’t wait for the season to start.”

Hazard-Perry Little League All Stars
A Hazard Herald Staff Report

Jacob Daniels recorded three hits and Elijah Gayheart had two hits, including a home run during Hazard-Perry County's 20-6 loss to Stan Spence in the final game of Pool Play during the 2017 Kentucky State Little League Tournament at the North Laurel Little League Fields in London.
Hazard-Perry County found themselves in an unsurmountable disadvantage early in the contest, but battled back with two runs in the third and four more in the fourth, before Stan Spence (Southshore) got the runs needed to end the game early.

Whitmore, Bears have high expectations

By Randy White
Sports Editor

Braxton Whitmore isn’t your typical tight end.
The junior from Hazard is entering his junior season at the University of Pikeville.
In his sophomore season, the 6 foot 3 Perry Central graduate led the Bears in receiving. He caught a team-high 35 passes for a team-high 531 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions on the season.
That kind of season made waves and helped him earn Mid-South All Conference accolades.
Whitmore was a big reason UPike ended the season with a share of the Mid-South East Conference title.

Montgomery Leads at Nationals
Last week, the Studios Unlimited Tumbling and Trampoline team traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to participate in the USTA Nationals. The team brought home three gold medals and four silver medals. STU was led by Owen “Moose” Montgomery, a second grader at Viper Elementary, who captured two gold medals and a silver medal.