Lady Bulldogs sweep Perry Central
By Mike Smith
Sports Writer

Having defeated the Perry Central at home earlier this year, Hazard was expected to win on Monday night, but the Lady Bulldogs were tired.
Hazard competed in the All “A” Classic this weekend. The Lady Bulldogs won three games in the All “A” Classic. Hazard advanced out of Pool Play winning two games and losing one. The Lady Bulldogs picked up a 2-0 (25-17, 25-6) win over West Carter in the first game in the Consolation Bracket. Hazard was eliminated in the next match by Washington County. Washington County eliminated Hazard with a 2-0 (25-22, 25-20) win.

Week 5 Prep Preview

By Randy White
Regional Sports Editor

Hazard at Prestonsburg
Who: Hazard (2-1) at Prestonsburg (2-2)
Kickoff: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Blackcat Stadium/Josh Francis Field, Prestonsburg.
Coaches: Hazard; Mark Dixon. Prestonsburg; John Derossett.
Notes: Hazard was on its bye last week, while Prestonsburg knocked off Floyd Central 42-22.

Gavin Clutts
Taking the next shot

By Mike Smith
Sports Writer

Thirteen-year-old Gavin Clutts entered seventh grade this year, which made him eligible to officially compete playing golf at the high school level. On August 23, at Sag Hollow in Booneville, Clutts did more than just compete — he shot a four-under 68 for the win at the annual 14th Region All “A” Classic golf tournament.
Winning the 14th Region All “A” Classic made Clutts eligible to compete in the All “A” Classic Statewide Tournament; the tournament is set to begin Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Somerset.

Perry Central topples the Patriots, 57-19
Perry Central’s Chandler Caudill lays a hit on Knott Central’s Cameron Jones Friday night at Perry Central. The Commodores were able to rush past Knott Central to a 57-19 win.

By Mike Smith
Sports Writer

Perry Central ran the ball relentlessly Friday night and very successfully.
Ten different Commodores would end up with a rush attempt on the night. Perry Central would finish the game with 588 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns. The Commodores won their first home game of the season, 57-19 over the Patriots of Knott Central.

Tom Larkey: Closing in on 300
By Mike Smith
Staff Writer

In the season opener, neither team wanted to lose.
Perry Central and McCreary Central engaged in a prolonged battle that spanned four overtimes. The Commodores came out on top 64-58.

Bulldogs best Black Bears in season opener

By Mike Smith
Sports Writer

Hazard defeated Harlan County at home on Friday night. Despite some issues with penalties, and a pretty good defensive effort from the Black Bears, the Bulldogs picked up a 17-6 win over Harlan County in their first game of the season.
“It was a team effort,” Hazard coach Mark Dixon said. “The kids played hard. Defensively, we played extremely well. We got burned on a few plays, but every yard they got, they had to earn.”

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.